Mat Honan for Gizmodo:
The Windows 8 consumer preview is utterly delightful. But I have a huge suspicion that by the time it ships, it could completely suck. And that’s because the people who make the machines on which it is installed will fuck it right up with a bunch of crap.
Honan is, of course, worried about all the shovelware that PC makers include with new computers. It’s because of this that PC makers are able to sell their computers so inexpensively, but there’s no question that it devastates the user experience – and it’s something that separates Apple products. Not just Macs, mind you, but iPhones too, because Android phones are suffering the same problems too.