Bloatware: what is it and how to deal with it

In the days prior to our multi-core 64-bit powerhouse computers, there was a great evil in the computer world known as 'bloat'. We all know the word in terms of our bellies after a holiday meal. In software it means much the same thing: an over indulgence that results in sluggish behavior (and hopefully some regret!).

Software accused of such bloat has often been called 'bloatware'. A label that implies the program is either poorly written and not efficient at its job, or that the developers have added far too many questionable features that result in slowing down your system (and productivity).

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