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Comment Re:Trust on system updates broken (Score 1) 215

It's taken you until now to realise that?

Now when Microsoft rolled out "critical security updates" that did nothing more than disable people's wallpaper and bring up a popup about some genuine advantage thing? Not when Microsoft rolled out another security update that put a the nag button to install Windows 10 on the taskbar?

Microsoft's security updates seems to be about something other than security a significant portion of the time.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 215

Yeah, and you can say this of any operating system.

You most definitely can't. Linux support for Windows software is a convoluted pain in the arse which may work depending on the odd version of a program you are using. Likewise Linux support for anything more complicated than a mouse and a keyboard on a computer is abysmal.

Comment Re:Define Your Acronyms (Score 1) 215

The content of the Windows 10 start menu is identical to the content of Windows 7's with the addition of live tiles mixed among the area you pin applications.
People got exactly what they asked for and complain anyway because the colour scheme is slightly different.

Windows 7's start menu was equally shitty to work through if you had to actually click "All applications"

Comment Re:Nukes (Score 1) 246

Economics hold back nuclear adoption due to the intangible cost associated with building a plant thanks to unfairly stacked requirements that the environmental movement have managed to place on nuclear and nuclear alone.

If you level the playing field, remove all subsidies, and give every plant the same regulatory and legal overhead then nuclear turns out far cheaper. But alas we need to cover loans to the value of the cleanup of a complete meltdown for a nuclear plant whereas we don't consider failure of a coal ash slurry dam, groundwater pollution etc to be a credible risk.

Economics suck when you're playing by someone's arbitrary rules.

Comment Re:Only because it is free. (Score 1) 241

Hell even illegitimate windows 7 installs become legitimate with a win10 upgrade applied to them

No they don't. Just because you faked the activation the first time doesn't make the licence key magically work after an upgrade. Microsoft made that clear that the initial announcement that windows is free even to pirates was false.

Comment Re:And the monster is growing (Score 1) 744

Most of the opposition to systemd is completely factual and based on technical arguments.

Oh wow, you just won the internet funny award. The vast majority of people on BOTH sides of the systemd arguments have displayed about as much maturity and technical understanding of the issue as a group of 2 year old arguing who hit who first. About the only place you find factual discussions is in the developer forums of some distributions. Most of the rest of the internet resorts to "Poettering is teh evil and he punched me first!"

If you think the scripts are similar it's because they are all repeats of an FAQ that directly addresses the FUD and common faults with arguments against systemd. Most of the arguments boil down to the same fundamental core reason and that has been directly addressed over and over again. Hence the almost copy and paste result from the proponents of systemd. And quite frankly writing a new retort to the same myth everytime is a waste of everyone's time.

Comment Re:Life is not that difficult ... (Score 1) 140

Where piracy is not piracy is most of the world, where only wide spread distribution is in any way considered illegal and someone downloading a song amount to a breach of contract. For example see the current trends in Australia where a movie studio is suing hundreds of people and all they may be liable for is the cost of the movie.

Piracy in most of the world is a civil issue, not a criminal one. Legality is based on case laws, and for the most part the cases on online piracy have not been written. While we're at it again tell me your view on cross border legal issues. Something is legal in your country but not in another, you're based in one, I'm based in the other, was the act itself illegal?

If you think this is simple you have not been paying attention for the past 10 years.

Comment Re:To be expected (Score 1) 241

As you know, "But Linux and Macs do the same thing" apparently is no defense, because "they aren't a monopoly wielding power". So you get the shaft and can't have a package manager (or a default browser, or a music player).

The existence of a package manager is not an issue. The way they run the manager and how they interact with people who wish to use it is the difference between proving a useful service and falling afoul of anti-trust laws. Even if Linux were a fully on monopoly their package managers wouldn't be an issue as they are fully open, don't have a high cost, and everyone is free to submit packages in the appropriate format and create repositories for others to use.

Comment Re:Windows 10 (Score 1) 215

The final straw was when they wanted to essentially remove my local account on the machine and replace it with me using a Microsoft account for my local login.

The final straw was providing you something optional which you can change at any time?

Man you're easy to upset.

Comment Re:Nice and all (Score 1) 43

Nonsense to your nonsense. nahnahnahnah.

Great technical debate we've had here. But your argument fails on ... .well content. In the mean time I'm going to keep using Chrome. I try every new Firefox release when it comes out to see if it's bearable but ultimately it fails on UI responsiveness to the point of frustration.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.