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By | Team Register 28th August 2008 09:18

Best Buy removes craplets for $30

PC makers

Best Buy, America's biggest electronics retailer, will remove the preloaded rubbish software installed with new PCs, for $30. Best Buy sells billions of dollars of PCs a year, so this could be a game changer. Margins in the the PC industry are skinny, and fees from software makers for pre-installing craplets on consumer-"friendly" machines can be more than $30 a unit.

HP is working up an new business model and Dell is considering its response, according to the NY Times. Read on.

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