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Comment Re: What do you mean... (Score 1) 181

They also released an unusable color scheme in one Visual Studio version (I don't remeber which it might be 2012 or thereabouts). When users complained loudly they fixed it. It seems they do pay more attention to users which matter more to them (developers, developers, developers).
The thing is, most of these stupid UI changes, like the unreadable color schemes the Win 8 Start screen, etc. were implemented by political/marketing (Start screen) or fashion (colors) reasons. It was obvious they were disliked but were implemented anyway.
That's the kind of company you want to stay away from.
Unsurprisingly they've gone worse with Win 10.

Comment Re:Good idea (Score 1) 303

I've been following ReactOS for years and I'd like it to succeed as much as anyone but they have a very long way to go. Making a Windows clone is a huge task and they have a pretty small number of developers and hence the progress is slow.
Also, you can bet that if they got close to being a decent Windows substitute they'd be sued into Oblivion by Microsoft.

Comment Re:Does this schedule leave time for listening? (Score 1) 248

That smile at the end might be sarcasm but...I have to correct you: They released Windows Feedback to *pretend* they listen to you. They even show that some of my suggestions have been upvoted but I can't see by whom. I believe it's just a smokescreen so they can pretend they listen while doing the changes they had already planned before.
About Mozilla: The changes against the users are mostly in two categories: Simplifying the browser and changes to generate income. The first kind I guess are to adapt the browser to non-power users who's a larger market than of power users. In my mind it's a mistake since it was power users who made it important in the first place ...but I might be biased by my condition of power user.
The second kind needs no explanation: Mozilla needs money and hence the integration of unwanted services and subtle advertising.

Comment Re:The gun is pointing at the foot (Score 1) 421

I'm sure it's the future but that doesn't mean that I have to like it.
I don't understand those people who blindly defend that newer implies better. It may or may not be.
You may like the new way better but it doesn't mean its objectively better (that might be impossible to measure on some cases) or that it's the best option for most people

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 459

The issue is that getting 20k people to click on an internet link saying "I will move to New Hampshire in the future" is way easier then getting them to move to NH, much less getting them to move to NH and all agree on a single political program.

Yep, Lots of people click "I'll go" to a dinner with friends in Facebook and then don't go. I don't think most of the people who agreed to move to NH will actually do so

Comment Re:Refugees (Score 1) 308

Politicians here are too scared to be called xenophobes and racists and thus they don't do much to prevent immigration.
We're getting a huge influx of uneducated people from cultures very different from ours. This is obviously gonna have a very negative effect on Europe but, as I said, political correctness trumps common sense here.
Some countries are taking whatever posessions they have from the refugees and they're being criticised by some people, even when such a measure will only take a few hundred euros at most while we're investing thousands on them.
We're digging our own tomb :(

Comment Re:Translation:quit optimizing for Intel technolog (Score 1) 152

I'm not an expert on these things but I think what happens is that you have a "basic" effect if you don't have the appropiate hardware and a "pretty" one if you have. That's the case for example with Batman Arkham City: If you have an Nvidia card on a PC you get pretty but non-essential-to-gameplay graphical effects and you get simpler effects otherwise (consoles or AMD cards on PC).
tl dr: The games usually work on several platforms but have extra effects on PCs with Nvidia cards.

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