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Sony Taking Crapware Abuse to New Levels

(See update note below)

Sony sells a configure-to-order laptop.

Sony preinstalls crapware (trial software, games, etc.) on that computer.

Sony wants you to pay $49.99 to remove the crapware.

Taking consumer abuse to new levels.

UPDATE: In the face of widespread condemnation on blogs and news sites, Sony has removed the $49.99 fee.