I'm setting it up now, and it's dead silent, very nice to use, and everything is great. It came with Office 2010 Starter Edition*** and Kaspersky Internet (with a 30 day free license). And I figured that I'd keep Kaspersky until the 30 day license was up, and see what I thought of it, and how much it got in the way.
Which was working out fine, until it suddenly blocked my download of Spotify, and told me it had a virus in it.
I'm sorry, if your software can't tell the difference between one of the most popular music-streaming services on the planet, and a virus, then you're a bunch of incompetent fuckwits, and I want you off my computer****.
*Fan that wouldn't turn down below a dull roar, display stuck at half-brightness, battery that lasted abut 15 minutes.
**Down from £390, and on Amazon for £420.
***Ad-ridden free version of MS Office. It can stay until the ads annoy me, then I'll be back to Libre Office.
****It will be _hilarious_ if it is discovered tomorrow that Spotify is accidentally distriburing viruses.
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