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Old 03-24-2008, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default Sony Offers "Fresh Start" to TZ2000 Notebook

From our front-page news:
Last week, Engadget posted about an option that Sony added to their TZ2000 notebook - one that you don't see often. For $50, Sony would give you a "fresh start", with equates to a new laptop without all of the bloatware. Sadly, no option exists that would give you a notebook with no OS.

What rubbed many the wrong way was the fact that it cost $50 to include this option, which essentially meant that they would remove bloatware that shouldn't be there in the first place. Thanks to a public outcry (not verified) though, Sony wasted no time in removing the price tag for that option, making it free to all.

Was this a mistake, or did Sony actually mean to make this a free option? If it was meant to cost $50 from the get go, then offering the option to begin with was a mistake, since if they kept quiet, they'd still be able to load bloatware on all of their notebooks. Here's a guess that this option will not soon be available on their other models, though it would be nice.

After a minor outcry at Sony's new "Fresh Start" option to skip the crapware on TZ laptops for a hefty $50 charge, the company has seen the error of its ways and is going to start offering the option for free as of tomorrow [Saturday].

Source: Engadget
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