this is what i’ve been waiting for – an oem that provides windows 7 without all the trialware that if you didn’t order you probably don’t want.  this morning i was checking out the sony vaio cw (which looks like a great notebook) and noticed besides configuration options like blu-ray, 8 gb ram and a 500 gb hard drive, you can choose a software option sony calls “fresh start” (explanation from sony included below)

fresh start

fresh start provides a basic computing environment where specific vaio® applications, trial software and games are removed from your unit prior to shipment. any additional software applications added to your notebook will not be affected by this application.