Or he actually does and follows the "your rights end where mine begin" philosophy. I glad we have laws that punish people for harming others.
The people who are asked which machine to buy care. Microsoft, with their UEFI, has made it so there is nothing but Android or Apple to recommend anymore.
The percentage of PC users who even know what that means is vanishingly small.
Yet those vanishingly small persons are the ones who are asked which PC to buy. My answer lately is don't buy any of them, just buy a device that does what you need. Shame really, used to be I would recommend whichever system allowed them the most freedom.
What computer can I buy today that doesn't require disabling UEFI simply to install a decent operating system? People are buying restricted devices because that is all that is available to them.
So, all the market needs are more bloated version of Operating Systems? Any guesses on who to turn to solve this crisis?
Whoever can integrate the management of all consumer devices will be the one who will win.
Yeah, it really sucks but that is not solely the cause. It's the lockdown that is the cause of the eminent death of the PC industry. Why buy a general computing device that doesn't let you do general computing? Can't believe Microsoft sold the hardware manufacturers on this shit.
If you have to bypass UEFI just to have a working computer you might as well buy some other restricted device. Talk about killing the goose...
That's exactly why I'm holding on to my 4 year old N900. Being a "user" total control of my devices is paramount.
Or a slider phone, such as the Nokia N900.
You are assuming you can find and afford maintenance people who are willing who are willing to quietely clean up poop, are you not? So come on! Put your money where your mouth is and start hiring a bunch or people willing to clean up whatever shit they run in to!
Fair enough then. I'll still be holding off buying one though until this unnamed mysterious third party shows up with actual hardware in hand.
Yes, in the US at least, contract phones are expensive...but they don't have to be perpetual. I bought my N900 4 years ago and went to T-Mobile and signed up for their no contract unlimited plan. They also offer pay as you go from what I understand.
Guess that means I'll just have to keep limping along with my N900 until a decent replacent comes along.
I like having a computer I can carry in my pocket that makes phone calls. Can't see why any self respecting nerd would have a problem with them.
Having the power to do a thing does not mean that thing must be done. Congress also has the power to declare war. Would you agree that it should only excercise that power under special circumstances or would you prefer that they declared war every day?