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1[mass noun] Software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires.‘a nasty piece of cross-platform bloatware that's in serious need of a total overhaul’
- ‘I don't believe we'll ever see a reversal of the trend towards bloatware in software.’
- ‘CD-ROM appeared and suddenly bloatware became a daily fixture.’
- ‘As Nick was saying… once bloatware sheds some pounds and AI routines build better programs, there will be gains there as well.’
- ‘So I'm starting to suspect that fretting about bloatware is more of a mental health problem than a software problem.’
- ‘I, however, want to suggest a new category: bloatware engineer.’
- 1.1Unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer.‘users must initially contend with the usual bevy of bloatware (unnecessary toolbars, games of questionable value)’
- ‘The battery drains quickly, it has a poor audio speaker, and it comes preloaded with too much bloatware.’
- ‘Aside from bloatware included on both devices from their respective carriers, the phones are otherwise identical.’
- ‘Many PC makers have bitten the bullet over the past couple of years, and stopped loading up their desktops with preinstalled bloatware and ad-ware icons.’
- ‘There's some undeletable bloatware, though mercifully less than we've seen on other new handsets recently.’
- ‘There's the usual amount of bloatware and clutter on the desktop.’
- ‘Though I appreciate a few choice apps as much as the next person, the phone simply came with a lot of distracting bloatware.’
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