Update: every single piece of bundled software on this laptop is some kind of limited trial version. Wordperfect Office… 60 day trial version. The McAfee security software nags me about how insecure I am until I buy mors software from them. The CD burning software can’t even burn ISOs. When you select the ISO-burning option, it just shows an ad for the deluxe version. And the desktop is littered with ads.
I don’t really care, since I’m going to be installing GNU/Linux anyway; but I’m very disappointed with Dell. I don’t remember them being as cheap with the last PC I bought from them. Is this normal for a new PC these days? If so, I wish more power to Apple in their quest to replace PCs with Macs. Apple understands what should be obvious to any PC-maker: if you want people to be happy with their computer, it should actually do useful things right out of the box!.