Opinion

Is It Worth $99 to Have Microsoft Remove Bloatware from Your PC?

PC makers lard up their machines with all sorts of trial programs you would never want. Now Microsoft is offering to get rid of it, for a fee. But it seems crazy to pay someone to remove software you never wanted in the first place.
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San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.