If You Want It Done Right, Do It Yourself

One of the minor irritations of life today is the amount of software junk that is delivered with a new PC. You know the deal: You bring home your brand-new machine. You place it on your desktop with reverent hands, looking forward to booting up a machine absolutely clean of viruses, spyware, adware—a machine whose Registry is pristine and free of anything that will slow this sucker down.
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Samuel Greengard, Contributing Reporter
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
Carrie Pallardy, Contributing Reporter
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Astrid Gobardhan, Data Privacy Officer, VFS Global
Sara Peters, Editor-in-Chief, InformationWeek / Network Computing