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Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 544

Sometimes data, but more often having applications not support any platform other than Windows. In general, it means that a company is constrained in its current choices due to an earlier decision to choose a (Microsoft) platform.

It's often a bad choice made initially to choose a platform without considering the extra costs involved in switching to a different platform after a few years when your needs are different (and the IT environment is different).

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 544

I'd like that to be the case (I'm a Linux user at home and at work), but my experience is that big companies tend to still have really out-dated systems that require IE6 or similar abominations. A lot of "browser" based systems that I've seen require a Windows platform underneath the browser so even though they can work with Firefox on Windows, they won't work with Firefox on Linux. Luckily, that's a trend that is going away, as you state.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 544

If you don't trust Microsoft, then don't trust their products. It's simple - either use a different OS or control your firewall. I don't understand why people "trust" Microsoft enough to run their binary code, yet don't "trust" them with some telemetry data. I personally don't trust or like Microsoft products so I simply don't use them. If there's software that you MUST use, then you can always run it in a VM and control what in can communicate with.

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