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Mattygfunk1 writes: "CNBC reports PC sales are down after the release of Windows 8. Emmanuel Fromont, president of the Americas division of Acer, the world’s No. 4 PC maker, said sales of the company’s Windows 8 PCs had been lower than expected. He said one factor was the system’s unfamiliar design, which appeared to be making consumers cautious.

“There was not a huge spark in the market,” Mr. Fromont said. “It’s a slow start, there’s no question.”"

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Comment: Keyloggers coming to a PC near you... (Score 2) 214

When did it become permissible to build data profiles on everyone, including your average law abiding citizen?

Investigating "terrorists" is one thing, but openly (or in this case secretively) spying on everyone is now considered ok by those in charge?

The "system" is corrupt.

Comment: Detailed review of competition (Score 3, Insightful) 119

by Mattygfunk1 (#40074263) Attached to: EU Offers Google Chance To Settle Prior To Anti-Trust Enquiry
The European Commission appears to be quite specific and detailed in it's requests. It's encouraging that a body has enough resources to protect even slight issues regarding competition.

That said, "slight" might be worth millions to Google / its competitors, especially as smaller firms have complained as well as Microsoft.

Comment: Re:bandwith of flash drive or SDHC card (Score 4, Insightful) 73

by Mattygfunk1 (#39561195) Attached to: Swedish Researchers Expose China's Tor-Blocking Tricks
The important part is that the information gets through.

Unfortunately spreading pro-freedom propaganda will get you sent to jail once you try to disseminate it further.

Revolution in China is inevitable (IMHO). Attempting to improve the current status technologically is a noble cause, by those who are free, for those who aren't.

The world is no nursery. - Sigmund Freud