Lenovo promises to lead the way in cleaner and safer computers

Lenovo promises to lead the way in cleaner and safer computers

The efforts by Lenovo just one week after admitting fault in the Superfish debacle now focuses on what they plan to do in the future.

According to a company spokesperson that begins with offering a free six month subscription to the McAfee LiveSafe service (or extending it for current users) and they plan to provide the details about that within the next week.  McAfee LiveSafe is described as an identity protection service and just happens to be one of the pre-installed pieces of software on Lenovo consumer PC's (http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/mcafee/) with a 30 day trial.

Interesting.

Also in today's statement from Lenovo they say their goal is to become the leader in providing cleaner, safer PC's.

We are starting immediately, and by the time we launch our Windows 10 products, our standard image will only include the operating system and related software, software required to make hardware work well (for example, when we include unique hardware in our devices, like a 3D camera), security software and Lenovo applications.  This should eliminate what our industry calls “adware” and “bloatware.”  For some countries, certain applications customarily expected by users will also be included. 

Lenovo will post information about ALL software we preload on our PCs that clearly explains what each application does.  And we will continuously solicit feedback from our user community and industry experts to ensure we have the right applications and best user experience.

I continue to watch with the same view many of you have expressed - the proof is in the actions not the talk.

Let's see where it goes from here.

 

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