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Comment Re:Alternate title (Score 1) 110

So you are stating in a story that a free internet meant to be given to the poor, from a For Profit Company, however being blocked by the government because it has interests in keeping the underclass out of power, and probably have ties with other telecom companies, to block competition because they are offer lower price as a key competitive advantage. Is showing the evils of capitalism. Where in this case free market is motivated to provide free infrastructure in order to increase revenue from services offered.

Stop over simplifying things. Unregulated capitalism is bad, Over regulated capitalism is just as bad too. The details is important, not the political stance.

Comment Re:Maybe it's not profitable? (Score 1) 244

Try Comodo Dragon, which is Chromium without the Google crap baked in, they also have a version of FF called IceDragon if you want the Gecko engine.

I use Dragon on my netbook I use for service calls, we're talking AMD E350 which is a 5 year old lightweight APU, and once it loads its quite snappy and a pleasure to use. Firefox IMHO has just gotten too bloated as of late and really slows down older systems.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 553

No they are stuck in the 1990s
Their rant about Linux is the same argument that was true back in the mid 1990s however Linux has matured sense then.
Some of the biggest business problems they face can be far easier fixed with a partial adoption of Linux.

I am not an open source zealot. But in terms of control, and configurability Linux is superior to Windows. That comment was to try to silence a flood of just to switch to Linux posts.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 553

Nooo the surprising thing is even corporate users cannot disable the spying as this was Windows 10 ENTERPISE, the version that they sell to huge megacorps, and even turning everything to OFF it still called thousands of times!

So this should be more than enough to convince any corp that has to abide by S/OX or HIPPA that Windows 10 has to be verbotten, its as big a risk for data breaches as allowing USB sticks...who would have thought that Windows would go from being a spyware risk to being actual spyware?

Comment Re:Pooh-Pooh all you want. This is great news! (Score 2) 242

SSH and docker support will get the MBA types who fear change and spending cash to consider Server 2016.

I would rather MS innovate than to just EOL good products instead.

SSH support will go everywhere including the MMC SNMP tools and not just powershell for remote work. FOr any organization with security in mind this will be a HUGE reason to upgrade. Sadly, since Server 2016 is already in preview 4 I doubt this will see hte light of day on that release. It will be 2018 with Server 2016 R2 before we see SSH everywhere undearneath including AD authentication.

But I can hope it will be part of Server 2016.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 553

The enterprise edition of 10 doesn't do this.

The reason for these connections were if you go to PC Settings there are options to sync up favorites, tiles, apps, email, office 365 stuff, azure settings, wallpaper, etc. The guy in the article then dropped all connections on his router and tried to log in as a new user which ran the OOBE out of box experience and which looked for all these things on the profile.

Scary as it sounds I did find it useful on my Surface with my Office365 and work account. I got all my stuff synced up with my desktop and OneDrive as just a regular user.

Comment Re: Surprised? (Score 3, Interesting) 553

Alright let's stop and just look what you wrote?

Now imagine what Joe Six pack owned in 2006? Probably a 1 core Pentium 4 with 512 megs of ram. Maybe a geek would own 1 gig and an athlonxp for a high end system middle 2000s as that is what I owned. I was helping an exgf reimage her laptop yesterday which was an AMD a4 1250 APU ssslllloooowww 1 gig netbook 1/3 the speed of an atom.

No kidding. But here is the kicker I sent to to see how slow that thing was if 3 of them are as fast as a cell phone. The Pentium IV was slower. Literally opening a webpage took 100 cpu and 20 seconds to load if it had ajax. Outlook com is what slowed it.

That my friend was what people experienced Vista on??! Also the kernels got smaller and lighter since. 7 to 8 ran better.

Needless to say I put gwx control panel to block 10 and put 8.1 with classic start. I told her not to upgrade as her identity was stolen once and 10 was more bloated for such limited hardware.

Windows 7 was a much better OS and could sleep properly with only using 2 gigs instead of 4.

Comment That isn't trustful. (Score 4, Insightful) 553

For the enterprise version we really need it predictable so it can be managed. Even if talking to MS is harmless and overall a good thing, it means you are having your computer talk to something you may not want too.

At work we are still on Windows 7 with little chance going over to 10 because of stuff like this. (I would prefer Linux, but our management is stuck in the 1990s)

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