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Comment Re:Duh (Score 2, Insightful) 666

I think you missed the simple fact that everything was working fine before, without cramming everything in the init process. Power management, in this case, existed before systemd came, and everyone was using that just fine.
The system was flexible, allowed for easy replacement and customization at every step. Only downside? Beyond basic use, you had to touch the config by hand. Now this option simply doesn't exist anymore, and a lot of people believe that whatever systemd does now, it's the only way and that without them nothing would work.

Comment Re:When to stop? (Score 1) 340

I do that on desktop computers; they don't handle "closing the lid" too well.
But on one laptop suspend did cause troubles (a business laptop), I spent some time looking through the log what module caused the issue and added a pre suspend script that rmmod it before suspend; so far it worked well.
I suppose I was lucky in this regard, but I was ready to look a bit into ACPI tables in case something really bad wasn't already handled by the kernel. Didn't have to though.

Comment Re:When to stop? (Score 4, Insightful) 340

Kinda what I, and others, did. I'm still in Windows 7 because "it was there", but I already struggle to keep it "user experience enhancement" free from Windows Update. When someone asks me for help on a W10 system, I give it a quick glance, and if it can't be fixed in two mouseclicks (most of the time it can... some people just don't get computers) I just say "I don't know anything about W10."
I slowly started to install some Ubuntu (for ease of use) on my parents' computers, and that fits most of the requirements they have: internet, flash games, video, music.
Only "niches" left for Windows are some games and stubborn business. But as time pass, the game requirement become less and less relevant, and the business thing usually work in either a VM or a pro computer dedicated to this.

Comment How can these people not know how to handle PR? (Score 1) 214

If people are taking active measures to hide your ads (going as far as paying for an adblocker!), then maybe you should review how your website handle this.
Litigating in this case can only do harm; best case scenario they win, and (app store) adblockers get removed. Who's gonna say "hey, I wanted an adblocker, but this company sued them out of existence, so I'll keep using their services"? In the end, will they sue people for not going to their site anymore after pissing them off?

Comment There is a group policy that may be useful (Score 1) 374

Last night I was disabling the reboot-after-update thing in windows group policy editor, and I noticed an item that can be enabled saying roughly "Turn off the upgrade to the most recent version of windows through windows update".
I don't remember seeing this one discussed much around the tubes, but now it might come in handy (if it does what it says).

Comment Re:Clarification? (Score 1) 106

Beyond other replies about a driver having privilege to do whatever it want (for obvious reasons), the fact that TrueCrypt needed a driver in the first place is part of the issue. It would be nice to have an interface to provide custom filesystems that could run in userspace. On windows, of course; that exists on other OS.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

That's the situation that is changing, fast. Along with a lot of indie titles, some (granted, not most) recent AAA titles also have Linux support. I'd give Arkham Knight as an example, but seeing how the windows release has gone I'd rather cite Borderlands, Witcher3 and Valve games, along with X-Com.

For someone that can "only" play a few hours a week, Windows is already not a requirement anymore.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux