Best Buy Offering Software Installer
Best Buy has begun offering a desktop application, the Software Installer, which allows PC owners to customize which software they would like on their PCs. The installer is available via download from Best Buy's website and also available with some PCs and netbooks purchased from the company.
The installer was developed along with manufacturers in order to reduce third-party trials and unnecessary applications. The installer will come pre-installed on Windows 7 and Windows Vista-running computers purchased from Asus, Gateway, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.
“Software Installer is really a connectivity tool, developed for those of us who want to seamlessly transform our computers or netbooks into hard-working personal productivity machines or entertainment powerhouses,” Jason Bonfig, Best Buy's vice president of computers, said as part of the announcement. “It short-cuts the path to selecting reliable programs and services, and helps manage and record your transactions so you don’t have to.”