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Comment: Re:Why I'm Now a BSD Guy (Score 1) 101

I have noticed the quality of Linux is not near the BSDs.

To provide you some more anecdotal evidence:

I have noticed that BSD lacks diversity and numerous solutions that Linux provides, which makes it far more useful than BSD in numerous circumstances.

It's a simple license, easily understood by anyone with a modicum of common sense.

The advertising clause actually is confusing when it comes to software implementations, particularly where headless software is used. Of course, you're likely referring to the newer BSD derived licenses, which place exceptions, but are not the BSD license.

The Free and OpenBSD boxes I've worked on and with have, short of HW failures, been almost perfect.I generally don't have a significant problem with Windows, Linux or BSD these days. OS X is another story though.

Comment: Re:Going for the Hipsters Demographic (Score 0) 114

Are any of your neighbors good for anything, or are they all hipsters too?

They're nice people, but no, they don't have a trade and my area wouldn't be considered posh either.

are they all hipsters too

I'm not a hipster.

I guess Instagram

Sorry, I don't really spend any time doing social networks online, my off-line one dominates my time more.

Comment: Re:Going for the Hipsters Demographic (Score 0) 114

I have a neighbor who is a licensed construction foreman.

I don't.

and he gives me a big break on the bill. He goes home with a case of my homebrew beer when it is all done.

Previously offered people such things and they declined, they wanted the full amount.

That Amazon can even propose this business model really describes the sad state of affairs of the middle class, community, and humanity's ability to interact face-to-face.

I don't believe there is an issue face-to-face in my circumstance.

We need to put the fucking phones down and talk to each other.

My anecdotal evidence shows that this direct approach doesn't work.

Comment: Re:It's quite simple really... (Score 1) 157

by Ash-Fox (#49361569) Attached to: UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE

The UK govt farms out just about all central govt development to US companies

You mean, multi-national companies.

You have to ask why UK officials are happy to repeatedly give UK work and projects to US corporations

Because they meet the requirements in the bids, not many do.

Isn't it about time there was an investigation into this?

Bids are often audited.

Comment: Re:Huh (Score 1) 322

by Ash-Fox (#49284403) Attached to: Microsoft Offers Pirates Amnesty and Free Windows 10 Upgrades

You have to realize, there are people out there whose first computer ran XP, and who are 30 years old now and it's all they've ever used.

I realized that there were plenty of people who only used Amiga OS, DOS, Unix for ten years and then had to dramatically change for work reasons to something like Windows and they did it successfully.

How is someone like this going to react to this new version of Windows?

If they act like a baby and refuse to learn, there are plenty of other people available looking for work these days that already know the new OS.

Will there be free training courses to go along with the free licenses?

I did a quick search, I found plenty of courses on Youtube, plenty of resources on Google. So, to answer your question, these are available without licenses too.

Comment: Re:`In your face, customer!` (Score 1) 322

by Ash-Fox (#49284259) Attached to: Microsoft Offers Pirates Amnesty and Free Windows 10 Upgrades

No one loses anything in the process

Wrong, (paid or free) alternatives that would have been used instead lost a user. In doing so, it likely reduced interest/community/userbase/funding of that product which prevents it from becoming more of a competitor. Software piracy has a different affect from music, movies etc.

Comment: Re:I hope it's fast (Score 1) 317

by Ash-Fox (#49279581) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

Either way combining a slower computer

All my computers are i7s these days, even my work laptop. All of them exhibit the same behaviour. Doesn't matter if it's Windows 7 or 8.1.

typing an address before its finished loading is a pretty minor defect

Indeed, it should have resolved back in IE5.

easily worked around by simply waiting for the program to finish starting before you try and use it.

Firefox and Chrome both pop up instantly and I can use them instantly. Can't do that with IE, despite it not even popping up instantly. The work around is to not use IE because it's a turd.

The slow start itself is just your hardware not inherent to IE

No, it's not. These are i7 systems with at least 24GiB of RAM. No other webbrowser does this and I can easily reproduce this on any Windows machine I get my hands on.

As I said, mine is nearly instantaneous.

I would only believe you if you are using the Microsoft Design Language variant.

Comment: Re:I hope it's fast (Score 0) 317

by Ash-Fox (#49278463) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand


It still freezes up for a few seconds when you start it, ignores the address you just entered and visits the homepage regardless. To this day, IE still has an issue registering clicks on hyperlinks when it doesn't think the window is active (when it is).

That's just from the top of my head. A secure turd is still a turd.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun