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There’s no room for sentiment or emotion in business, as Lenovo showed today when it reported an 80 per cent crash in pre-tax profits and plans to axe 3,200 jobs across the group. Revenues for the three months ended 30 June grew three per cent, excluding the impact of for-ex conversions to $10.7bn – but the firm saw a 47 per …

  1. Ru'

    Instead of heard-it-all-before business buzzword bingo bullshit statements, perhaps they should just promise to stop being c*nts.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      1. Grikath

        As nasty as the crapware/spyware stuff is, it wouldn't reach the ears of Joe Public, who just goes "cheap laptop, I'll take that one."

        And it's not as if Lenovo are the only one including "User Experience Improving" junk on factory installs or driver suites. Compaq , HP and Dell, to name three big players, are just as bad, and put stuff in there that can be just as ...tenacious..

        Lenovo has simply taken the game to the next level.

        1. c:\boot.ini
          Facepalm

          >"User Experience Improving" junk

          Comes free, with every Windows equipped pc, tablet, and phone from the big vendors. They all use the feature in Win8 to make sure the spyware remains on the PC, looks like they are being asked to do this.

          1. Antonymous Coward
            Linux

            >"User Experience Improving" junk comes free, with every Windows equipped pc...

            I thought you were saying something else there for a moment ;o)

    2. Warm Braw Silver badge

      The smaller their margins...

      ... the more c*ntish they're going to be to compensate.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So....

    The Chinese have spent the last 10 years slitting the throat of other manufacturers and now there isn't enough competition / money left so they are resorting to slitting their own throats?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So....

      Methinks you've confused China and the US AC

      1. LaeMing
        Happy

        Re: So....

        It's so cute when people act like the 20th century concept of 'nation' has any relevance to 21st century multinational corporations.

  3. Eugene Crosser

    I'd like them to axe the clowns who arranged inclusion of NovoSecEngine2 in the BIOS

    But that does not seem likely...

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