40409311 story Windows 8 PCs Still Throttled By Crapware 657 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Monday November 26, 2012 @08:10PM from the the-more-things-stay-the-same dept. jfruh writes "Windows 8's Metro UI presents a clean and spiffy new interface for Microsoft's latest OS. But one of the operating system's oldest and most hated problems — crapware — still lurks below the surface. For instance, the Acer Aspire 7600U is an all-in-one that, at $1,900, is hardly a bargain-basement PC. And yet as shipped it includes over 50 pieces of OEM and third-party software pre-installed, much of which simply offer trials for paid services."