I quit using Ubuntu far before systemd (during the Vista days because Vista). Back then, updates would crash it and then make me spend hours getting it back to a functional state.
I went back to Windows with Windows 7. So that's not a systemd thing as much as a Ubuntu thing.
We Europeans are fine with this. There are thoughts that society is frankly better off without. Orthodoxy and conformity is safety.
You don't see this attitude as at all sinister in its implications? It's positively Orwellian.
Doesn't matter. His name is on it. No vote from me.
I'm not a fan of Ted Cruz, but if the choice is Ted Cruz, Trump or Rubio, he's starting to look pretty good.
The Fifth Zimbabwean Dollar was worth 100 trillion Fourth Zimbabwean Dollars.
I think I missed the chapter in Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" on software patents. I can't seem to find it.
So what's everybody's favorite alternative, since SwiftKey is owned by a company that is nowadays renowned for its spyware and keylogging?
I've been a fan of Swype since the WinMo 6.5 days; stuck with it ever since. It's owned by Nuance now, the folks behind Dragon NaturallySpeaking and who provide some of the underlying tech behind Siri.
If you're a fan of SwiftKey, and want to keep it, and you have a rooted phone, you can use DroidWall or Xprivacy to deny it network access. It obviously won't pull language updates (and you won't be able to dictate with it), but your data stays on your phone - it's what I do for Swype.
Microsoft really wants everyone's keystrokes, don't they?
This has been debunked. There is no keylogger. If you have a packet capture that says otherwise, feel free to correct everyone that bothered to look into it.
What other rationale is there to spend even $1 on a company that develops and maintains a product only to give it away to its customers free of charge?
I believe there are two(ish) things:
1.) Self-hosted option.
2.) Integration with Outlook - send file attachments as links, without leaving the compose window.
(ish) the ability to self-host and integrate with Outlook, as well as one of Barracuda's claims to fame - their spam filter - made sending secure e-mails with attachments a seamless process.
So yeah, it had its niche.
A method of solution is perfect if we can forsee from the start, and even prove, that following that method we shall attain our aim. -- Leibnitz