BTW "Anakata" is the handle that he usually goes by.
According to friends who have visited Svartholm, he is being held on terrorism charges not related to TPB, but still on the request of Sweden:
Peter Sunde, a TPB founder, seems to think that it is related to the fact that Svartholm's company used to host WikiLeaks.
Ubuntu's primary appeal is to users who will never willingly stray far from the default UI --- even assuming that they are aware of the alternatives.
I am sure that Ubuntu is the largest distro among Linux professionals too. Where I work, everyone run Linux both at work and at home with 10-15 years of Unix experience, and we still run mostly Ubuntu. Our servers run Ubuntu too. Just because I have compiled many a kernel in my day, worked with IRIX, Solaris, FreeBSD and at least once installed Linux From Scratch does not mean that I enjoy fiddling with X11 config, driver issues, etc.
I don't think any of us run Unity though
Is there really a "Microsoft tax"? When I looked at laptops, the same hardware was actually cheaper with Windows than with Linux. I suspect that Dell et al pay so little (because of volume) for the license and in turn make enough from the shocking amounts of crapware that they preload Windows with, so that it evens out for them.
In short - don't expect these to cost less than the equivalent Windows laptops.
...but did it kill your dog?
Seventhly, you have just made an extensive analysis of an obivous April Fools joke.
How can computer professionals not spot such an obvious April Fools joke? Chess openings cannot be "solved" by a classical computer and if they were, the result would not be that white had only one move to save a draw after two fairly normal moves.
I read the title as "Tubgoat" and thought, as any normal person would, that it was about something like Tubgirl, but.. worse.
That twitter guy who became famous for live-tweeting the raid when he was annoyed by a helicopter certainly seemed to have heard it.
Corporations are too bland. I would have liked it more if it was called "Honest Bezos' App Bazaar" or something.
A zooming presentation of the same material, showing the doses to scale:
There should have been a placebo group holding an equally hot phone not making any calls, just to rule out stuff like: heat, the actual holding of the phone, psychological effects, etc. Everything is better when it is double-blind. I didn't read the article, though