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bloatware

[′blōt‚wer]
(computer science)

bloatware

(jargon, abuse)
Software suffering from software bloat.

bloatware

(1) Applications that are overloaded with features. See software bloat and wares.

(2) Extra applications pre-installed on a Windows computer. Quite often in the past, PC manufacturers have been paid by software vendors to pre-install lite versions of their products on the machines they sell. In addition, some of these applications load at startup, wasting RAM and providing a potential for conflict with other programs. For a fee, some retailers have offered to rid the new PC of bloatware for customers.

Android Mobiles Too
Like Windows, Android devices also suffer from bloatware, especially from the carriers. In some cases, as many as four different music players have been pre-installed on a device. See wares.


MAINGEAR PCs are "Clean"
Prominently displayed on MAINGEAR's Web site, this high-performance PC vendor builds PCs with only the software the user asked for. For more information, visit www.maingear.com.
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2 (February 1995), 64-68; and Joel Spolsky, "Strategy Letter IV: Bloatware and the 80/20 Myth," March 23, 2001, available at <www.
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It's also unnecessarily pre-loaded with plenty of Orange bloatware, but that shouldn't put off anyone looking to get on the Android bandwagon for peanuts.
As for the more advanced search methods, by date for instance, leave those for now and until you have good working familiarity--as we know from the bloatware on our digital desktops, just because a feature is powerful doesn't make it useful, although the search by date can be revealing.
Off-the-shelf units may be loaded with bloatware and other unnecessary features.
MS Works comes preinstalled; following closely on its heels: bloatware.
Bloatware such as a Word, WordPerfect or PowerPoint can take as much as 100 to 200 MB each.
While no one has any better answers than this when it comes to taking the wind out of Linux's sails, supporting it within Solaris or any other Unix or NT will not be sufficient to negate the force of Linux, any more than Sun's ignoring and berating of NT has made it go away despite the fact that NT is a dreadfully buggy and unreliable piece of bloatware compared to Unix or Linux.
PC performance degradation is a major frustration for consumers, often caused by the bloatware, spyware, malware and registry files that "mysteriously" accumulate on systems over time.
Apple's iPhones have always been bloatware free, and with its new iPhone upgrade program, consumers can head straight to Apple rather than the carrier.
It is a custom firmware based on the Android Open Source Project and gives the users the power to customise the device rather than forcing them with excessive bloatware.