Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment Microsoft is not looking out for your interests (Score 1) 1215 1215

I stick with GNU/Linux and other FOSS software because it is an investment in our future. If you are forced to use MS products for your job, then you have little choice. I make my living with GNU/LInux, partially because I understand it well enough to be an expert. I understand it that well because I have the source code for everything, including the kernel.
Microsoft only cares about customers to the extent that they can exploit them for profit. Compare that to ethics of the Free Software Foundation.

Comment Re:50,000 a day? (Score 1) 291 291

I was recently disappointed to discover that, in order to download music which you have purchased from Amazon, you must use Amazon's proprietary downloading software *and* agree to the 'Terms of Use' associated with said software. After hunting around the website for about 10 minutes I finally found contact information for sales support, and asked for a refund.

Comment Stupid lawyers and politicians (Score 1) 155 155

Technology moves faster than law. As long as the Internet can route packets from point A to point B, the lawmakers will have little say over what those packets contain. We may be driven to encryption, darknets, or something besides DNS, but it won't really matter in the end.

Comment Re:You think Windows 7 is excellent??? (Score 1) 538 538

Windows 7 is a better Windows than Ubuntu, no doubt. However, Ubunutu is a way, way better *nix than Windows 7 can ever hope to be. If you limit yourself to the GUI tools available on an Ubuntu system, then you're only using a fraction of the power that exists there.

Save energy: Drive a smaller shell.