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Just wanted to add here that it is possible to bypass the attempt to force the user to create an MS account during 8.1 upgrade by simply DISCONNECTING THE INTERNET.
Hello?!? Yahoo is a stupid name for a website.
I fully agree with this observation. Was just thinking earlier what a supreme waste of money the new MS kiosk stores in the malls are. Its also a PR disaster among the in-the-know crowd for a company to be perceived as so conniving and so desperate as MS are.
Is there any way to change the skyline to a different city?
You might really want to try Classic Shell/Classic Start Menu then. Its an OSS project and I use it and do the categorizing like you say and find it essential. I always have several meta-categories and then copy in shortcuts for all relevant apps under those categories, e.g.:
00 - Peripherals
01 - Graphics
02 - Audio
03 - Office
04 - Viewers
05 - Net
06 - Utilities
07 - System & Security
I especially like having the Peripherals submenu since otherwise it beccomes difficult to track all the various apps and utilities which come with different devices.
An idea, proposition, or an opinion is what it is, regardless of *anything* else. An argument about something is what it is, and the merits or lack thereof do not change because of other factors such as personal feelings, corporate agendas, etc.
It is therefore in the best interest of truth to simply address all arguments on their merits. Dedication to truth or pursuit of knowledge should be a higher calling and anyone committed to it enacts it by upholding it in their own conduct.
A family member, friend or restaurant cook infected with an adult tapeworm can secrete tens of thousands of tapeworm eggs daily, which can be easily ingested by others.
The major don't seems to be:
Don't eat at a restaurant which has a cook who is an immigrant from one of the affected countries. Nowadays, that may be almost an impossibility.
Absolutely wrong. As a provider of a platform for information exchange and communication, Apple's products must be required, by law, to be open and free.
There is absolutely an overriding interest for the social good that a large platform provider, be it a cable company, large publishing house, or communications technology provider keep their platforms open and free.
The opposite is essentially fascism. Right now the Obama administration is trying to prevent the content providers like Xfinity from controlling all the content. Xfinity already censors things like Al Jazeera and much other content which it doesn't want to compete with its own, inferior content that it controls.
This case with Apple controlling everything is no different.
Wrong. We live in a time when companies like Apple are equivalent to feudal fiefdoms. The "freedoms" we seek are those granted or bestowed by one fiefdom or another, to which peasants can choose to be in allegiance with or not. The fiefdoms are what control the country. If you cannot see that this is the case and how the political system in America functions, you are blind.
History is replete with "successes" which were disastrous, usually accompanied with copious amounts of hubris and arrogance.
Wordperfect was already being used extensively by legal offices. It would not have been a huge jump to get legal offices to switch to Linux running Wordperfect. But after version 8 Wordperfect was not a native Linux port but this convoluted thing that ran through an emulator layer which was insane. Then, not long after it died. That was the end of the chance for Linux to make an advance to the corporate/business desktop.
I'm sure some other things didn't help as well. I still think one major issue is that package managers do not have a way to screen out crusty projects. There should be a way to ignore all software which hasn't been developed or changed in X amount of time, with X=6 months, 9, months, whatever, but some value that cuts out the immense amount of crust.
I also think Linux should have done more to entice hardware and software makers to use it. In fact, it should have done everything absolutely possible to make life easy for hardware and software makers, including more flexible licenses. I don't think people were realistic enough to realize that, without the needed support of hardware and software makers, everything else is almost a moot point.
About as slimy as you can get.
I believe that deal they cut with eBay years ago, whereby they got a huge wad of cash, was so that they would NOT EVER innovate or improve buying/selling features of their site. I believe they got paid off to keep their interface crappy.
So these extension sites come along and try to fill the gaps with the terrible interface and they get sued.
And the EFF has awarded CL in the past for their "community" contributions. What a bunch of BS! I would love to see CL lose their monopolies and see a more open playing field.