This is an interesting perspective and one I had not previously considered. However. As a voter and citizen I also have a vested interest in what my elected officials are doing. On the whole, I feel hung out to dry because senior government officials who I trusted to respect the constitution continue to not back me up when I say, "WFT??"
That's a loving sentiment to be sure. The problem is, after doing you this favor your wife could end up in prison. I hope my wife will do the same for me some day, if necessary, but I sure don't want her locked up or having to off herself to avoid prosecution. For doing the obvious, humane and natural thing that's nobody else's business whatsoever.
Because all the other news outlets are whoring for eyeballs, why not Slashdot?
He has an opportunity to come home and strike while the iron is hot. There's enough publicity now for him to get the very best legal representation for free. Running away at this point is silly, he needs to finish what he started or it'll all be for nothing.
We are correct to blame the government. It's the job of businesses to get away with as much as possible. It's the government's job to keep them in check. If they aren't doing their job we have a system in place to peacefully show them the door.
This gives us a lot of insight into the desires of Microsoft, if they had their druthers. Given half the chance they'll hold their customers down and ass-fuck them. This move made SONY look like GOOD GUYS. Decide with your dollars wisely.
This is fighting a battle that doesn't need to be fought. Just get the hardware you want regardless of the OS that's pre-installed.
- You don't save significant money buying an "Ubuntu" laptop or whatever, but you severely limit your choices.
- Any pre-installed Windows OS will be full of crapware that you'll want to get rid of with a clean install anyway.
- It will be easier to resell later with the latest OS on it, if you ever want to sell it.
By making one questionable move after another we begin to believe Ubuntu's business model has failed. Now they seem to be grasping at straws. They're completely turning their back on the open software that got them here. It doesn't bode well for Linux at all.
Yeah, look how well that worked for Zune. They tried this already, why throw good money after bad? The only useful consumer brand they own is X-Box, and nobody over 24 is going to carry an "X-Phone."
They need to integrate it with Exchange, AD and Communicator. Then it'll be a useful device for corporate customers. That's their only hope, no end-user consumer wants one no matter how nice they make them.
: Are all these "stories" posed as questions really fooling anybody? I see less and less interesting news and more stories designed purely to provoke chatter. Oh boy, Unix vs Windows should get lots of posts! Maybe next time you can work Apple in there too.
It's like the blogger feedback ploy - end your crappy blog with a question and more people will respond.
Now you're just arguing semANTics.
No, the windows key has been there for a long time. The question is, how much did it cost them to run this thinly veiled press release disguised as an article on Slashdot?
The modern classroom is virtual, you watch lectures on your computer from home. Instead of taking notes you watch porn.
"You found my Hot Spot baby!"
Everybody was all up in arms with Ubuntu went with Unity. It was a head scratcher for a lot of folks unless you think about it from their point of view. The desktop is arguably the most important part - if users don't like it, that's it baby game over. Now imagine putting your whole product's future in the hands of Gnome or KDE. Those teams are like herds of ADHD children running amok with knives. KDE and Gnome had a decade to get their act together, they missed the boat on a Windows CE epic scale.