Re: Just got a PC today, for free!
$10.00 after rebate is not quite bad at all. Mind you these sales are timed based so, the sooner you get the system, the easier to determine the proper card to purchase/install.
For giggles, I used a leaf blower to clean the inside of my sister's desktop when it was begrudgingly used in my aunt's house in Miami. It had an entire colony of dust bunnies... though I do believe using those air cans would work, I just did not have the time to go and drive to the nearest store and buy a $5.00 can of air. Suffice to say, the desktop still worked.
Regards to AV, or any other crapware... any crapware will be installed, even with the best of AV and antimalware being used, it's quite dependent on the PEBCAK (PErson Between Computer And Keyboard) having to circumvent the programs used to protect the system. Especially, if said PEBCAK, decides to install crapware contrary to the programs warnings/recommendations not to/blocks. Or if the PEBCAK knew better than to install said programs...i.e.: browser enhance programs, browser toolbars, coupons, games to said cool games, etc.
BTW, you may want to see if you can remove and store the current hard drive safely away in an antistatic bag, and use another hard drive to install Linux... or better yet, Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Last edited by Dangaioh; 03-19-2012 at 04:29 PM.
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"Wow...Macross fans are the only fans I can think of that are barred from watching their favorite series in the US. Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, Naruto, Bleach, etc...all can watch, buy, collect on a whim. While we sit and curse HG for our misfortunes."
- Zor Primus, Debate post @ Macorossworld.com