In the 1980s I could not imagine the Berlin Wall coming down.
This is kind of like that.
> Screenshot on that page showing a screen you'd only love to use on a tablet.
Is that the extent of your research?
The video shows a number of useful incremental improvements to GNOME 3, and a few new features that make GNOME more tablet-friendly. I checked out the beta in a VM yesterday, no feeling that tabletization was a threat.
I do understand you were spring-boarding off the new GNOME release to say something about Windows 8.1, but still...
This is so completely nuts. It reads like it comes straight out of an eleven-year-old's imagination.
If you tend to buy a new one every 2-3 years, System76 is a good option.
If you hang onto them for a long time, you might appreciate the better structural strength and build quality of the Thinkpads.
I had a couple of System76's and they were great but around the 3-3.5 years the components and case parts (eg palm rest, display hinges) began to fail. I do have big gorilla hands and slap my keyboard like a pimp slapping a ho, though, so it could just be me.
In any event, I went with a T440s last time around. Overall, very happy with this machine. I will probably get another Thinkpad in 3 years or so when upgrade time rolls around.
If you opt for a Thinkpad: If they still offer a choice between LG and AOU displays, go for the AOU. I've had both in mine.
I'm befuddled why I should be paranoid that a backdoor firmware is being installed on a hard drive that I recently ordered, having received a "delayed shipment" notification from the carrier.
Because I'm outspoken about privacy rights, I'm anti-Microsoft, anti-Facebook, pro-Free software, and host my own diaspora* server.
And because we have learned, in recent years, that the government feels it is entitled to have aaaaalllllll the data. Even if it promises not to look at it until it believes it has a reason.
I'm befuddled why I should - and why I shouldn't - be paranoid, and cynical.
> Other than Linux failing to suspend and resume correctly on a laptop.
Am I the only one who doesn't have this issue, then? Lenovo T440s.
I threw out windows 15 years ago and have never, ever missed Windows.
Since then, with each new Microsoft fiasco or customer abuse scandal, I have have seen post after post from people whining that they're not going to take it anymore, and that they're going to drop Windows as soon as "my favorite game" runs on Linux, or "photoshop comes to Linux", or some other bullshit reason.
If this latest move by MS isn't your final straw, just shut the fuck up. Either bite the bullet and jump, or just shut up and admit that you are weak, helpless captives to Microsoft and that you love the abuse.
I listen to music, use software to do my taxes, and design floorplans without Windows or Mac.
We have different definitions of "to need".
Or you could stop being a fucking pussy and refuse to accept this kind of disregard and abuse from your OS vendor once and for all, now, today.
Many games are already available for Linux and more will follow when Steam Machines arrive in November.
You can give a corporation a death sentence by revoking its charter. I think?
Personally, because I'm too lazy to find an alternative solution for what FoxyProxy does.
I'm drifting that way though.
> I think I just found how to fix it. Don't install Windows!
The solution to so many life's problems.
I want a micro-tablet. I want a cell phone without the phone to hold my shopping list, music, and podcasts. I don't want the phone.
Why doe this not exist?
Oh man, Allahu is just *so* fuckin akbar, isn't he?
Backed up the system lately?