I know it's stylish to complain about bundled software, but I don't see what's so awful about it. It doesn't cost the computer maker (and buyer) money. The software makers pay to have the stuff included--you know, product placement and getting their stuff before the eyes of the customer.
Bundled software is awful because of many reasons: 1) The amount that gets loaded by the big, brand-name companies, 2) The cycle that many users get locked into because of general user naïveté (i.e. subscriptions, updates, etc), 3) The resources used by the bundled software and the associated reduced responsiveness of the system, 4) The required effort it takes to clean a system of the bundled software and take the system back a state that's close to what it was prior to the installation of the bundled software, and 5) The, IMHO, lack of quality applications that are chosen to be bundled. Those are just a few of the reasons that I think bundled software is "awful."
If the bundled software were freeware; required no fee subscriptions; had relatively small footprints; had an uninstallation routine that cleaned not only it's program and system files but all of it's registry entries; and was of satisfactory quality then I would not be opposed to the bundling.
If the bundled software was provided in an uninstalled manor then i would not be opposed to the bundling. By "uninstalled manor" I mean: on a cd/dvd; provided as an installable package (exe); better yet, provided as an installable package with user options on which applications to install.
When I get a new already-loaded system I start by immediately wiping it and installing from scratch the correct way. I do the same for my friends who get new pre-loaded systems. The process takes HOURS to do and would not be necessary if the system came without preloaded crap. Microsoft Office Trial is my favorite. People (friends, friends of parents, etc) contact me explaning that they are getting a message from Office about 'trial has expired; reduced functionality mode; blah blah blah' at which point I have to explain that Office was simply a trial and only worked a certain number of times or day before expiration and that if they want to continue using Office then they would have to pay a few hundred dollars more <- thanks ms