If that were to happen, you could say good bye to more than 99% of all mass produced content as most is created for the non-commercial consumer and has no comparable alternative commercial consumer.
Why? Works fine on my Surface 2 RT.
User friendliness is one small part of why GIMP has been lambasted over the years.
Why would I want to do that? I like the switch to pinning
You ignore the fact that there have been many many in-depth criticisms of GIMP over the years, from people who have taken the time to ensure they understand that its the tool that is lacking rather than their understanding.
Having followed your posts on Slashdot now for years, you never needed an excuse to bash Microsoft so why use one now?
From Windows 98 onward you had the shortcut bars which you could create on the task bar - thats where the majority of my most often used applications were started from.
That morphed into pinning applications to the task bar in Windows 7, and became much more useful as pinning an application and running that same application took up no more room on the task bar, so you could have more.
These days I pretty much have all my applications pinned to the task bar, and I hit the start menu probably once or twice a week, if that. I can lock the computer, minimise all windows, start applications, open task manager, get to the control panel and lots of other things via either interaction with the task bar itself or via keyboard shortcuts, where as before I had to use the start menu for a lot of that.
Try getting the equivalent Mac OSX product...
The problem with these style of arguments (including the buggy whip one) is that blacksmiths etc saw their products stopped being in demand, while in most of the discussions where those arguments are used here on Slashdot the product is still in demand, people just don't want the producers...
People do not want the electricity grid to go away, because then they couldn't use it as a cheap and easy "storage" mechanism for when they aren't generating their own electricity.
Why can we remove network costs and VAT from calculations? Removing them only supports my argument - they both become representative of costs which were hidden from the end price charged to the consumer.
And other costs subsidised includes the UK coal and natural gas industry, which was costing the Treasury billions in subsidisation as coal and natural gas purchased from abroad was cheaper and easier - but then we get into the thorny topic of Thatcher...
Inflated wholesale? You mean the market that Ofgem has said there is plenty of competition in and is working fine?
Network costs are pretty much the same for every energy company, since both the gas and electricity networks are independent of the generation and consumption side of the business, so no energy company can inflate their costs there...
What you seem to have missed from my original point is that I specifically said "on residential business". EDF made money last year from its commercial business (selling to high consumption businesses) and selling power from its generation side to the grid.
If they lose money in the residential market, why shouldn't residential rates go up? That was the point of the post I replied to - rates going up.
So anyone not agreeing with your ideology is a sociopath? Don't you get the irony in that?
The OP you mention is actually the FSF.
It doesn't change much but its pretty easy to get access to the Windows codebase if you work at a university, and you can submit bug fixes.
The difference between Savage Rabbits post and the FSFs statement is that the above post isn't a blanket one.