Being correct is less important than being enticing.
Until you need to send a document to someone important, and you have to be sure it won't look "funny" when they open it up with Word.
Having the physical media in your possession doesn't change anything. It's only for your convenience.
"No right to resell and no right to continue using it after hardware problems or major upgrades, etc. means that buying a copy represents a significant risk to the consumer."
So? What other option do you have than to take that risk?
Statistics can be a basis for prejudice. If you judge every person of a particular group based on statistics that apply to the group as a whole, that's prejudice.
"You're black; here's an ad for a bail bondsman because you'll probably need one" is an example of that.
You're right that statistics in themselves are not racist. The misapplication of statistics can be racist.
How can the very first comment be modded down as redundant?
So? You still have an iPhone. Whether it works as advertised or not is irrelevant.
Of course they'll still buy iPhones, as long as Apple manages to keep the hipster marketing going.
Objective-C literally looks like vomit.
"Let's face it: a lot of so-called "Linux administrators" these days are little more than clicky-clicky Windows drones, people who almost never use a command-line and prefer staying with dumb GUI tools. Yes, I blame Ubuntu and Debian and Red Hat and the like for this sorry state of affairs. People who know Slackware are, at least, a lot more aware and a lot more knowledgeable in all things UNIX and Linux. The same cannot be said of a lot of people out there."
Those are the people who use their PC for work instead of as a hobby to tinker with endlessly.
"when you send them to others for viewing you absolutely need to convert to plain ol' RGB."
Because you don't know if the person you're sending it to has software that supports color managment. It's the chicken and the egg. And by "plain ol' RGB" I assume you mean sRGB.