Sony has a new product option available when you buy a laptop from them online. It's called Fresh Start, and it's not so much a product as a lack of products. Namely all the useless crap programs that typically come installed on a new computer. And it only costs $50! That's right, the Fresh Start option will "free up valuable hard drive space and conserve memory and processing power while maximizing overall system performance right from the start." Wow, Sony, wow. I understand you get paid by all the vendors to include their stupid trialware, but this is a dick move. But since I'm such a nice guy, I'd like to offer you a little deal of my own. It's called the Geekologie writer's New Beginnings option of nut kicking. I'll be running a special when I show up at corporate early next week. Everyone is still getting kicked in the sack, but for $50 I'll wear a flip-flop instead of a combat boot.
UPDATE: Apparently Sony caught wind of my upcoming visit and decided to drop the $50 charge starting tomorrow.