Don’t believe it? You better do, coz it’s true:
Do they think their customers are stupid and won’t notice?
Yes. And they are correct in that assumption. As long as there are still enough sheeples using HP’s preinstalled Windows, they’ll get away with their highly illegal (IMHO) practises.
Same or similar thing as with Lenovo applies here with HP. It’s a shame, really, since they made some good quality hardware. Not entirely on par with Lenovo’s ThinkPad and ThinkCentre product lines but all around nice stuff. As you’ve read in the article it’s not entirely clear if the telemetry program is hidden in a Windows update or HP’s Support Assistant, so the remedy for the situation should be clear for everybody now. No?
Ok, here we go: Delete all the fukn HP and MS software and all its remnants from your HP computer! Then go and format the harddrive at least three times while praying the good old mantra
Om Mani Padme Hum There Is No Place Like Home! There Is No Place Like Home! There Is No Place Like Home!
And then in step 2 you install Linux! Poblem solved, once and for all!