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Comment Re:antitrust issues? (Score 1) 434

If Intel says "won't run" then most linux geeks will take it as a challenge and it WILL run (although maybe not all features will be enabled), if Intel "won't give support", then well, it just hurts the market, since we'll be seeing a lot more overpriced devices with (probably) crappy OSes

Comment Re:An effort to avoid tariffs in Brazil (Score 1) 148

They may have made some kind of arrangement with the government. I live in Argentina and the gvmnt stopped the import for most of Apple products, this may include even the iPhone 5, because of the opening of a Samsung assembly plant, according to the rumors. I don't think the idea of an arrangement of that kind in Brazil to be too weird.

Comment Re:Surprise (Score 1) 290

I agree mostly on what you say about OS diversity, if, let's say hypotetically 30% of people use Windows, 30% some Linux flavor, 30% Mac, 10% other OS, it will be quite harder to determine which system to target. Today is faily simple, if I want a bot-net I will focus on Windows and IE, because I have about a 80%~90% of the systems at my disposal. Also, Windows desperately needs to restrict User access and make BIG ANNOYING WARNINGS when you are connected as Admin. Most people I know that uses windows are always logged on as admins, because it seems they install/remove drivers, applications and so on all the time I think this is the biggest problem of Windows now a day (and that somehow it self-destructs given enough time)

Comment Re:dumb summary again (Score 1) 353

I don't know how this works in the US (in terms of legal matters), but I live in Argentina, and we have a sort of protection against abusive service contracts (the pre-accorded contracts service providers use that you can't negotiate). So, if you sign a contract in which you can't modify a clause by negotiation you can sue if you think it is abusive, then it's up to a judge and lawyers to determine if you are right or wrong. In this case, the EULA is a kind of pre-accorded contract that you can't negotiate, so I think there must be some kind of laws protecting the people from accepting something that is abusive, and as you point, after you paid $500 to find out you don't agree to their policies.

Comment Re:When do people get this (Score 4, Informative) 613

HDD caching and swap are two completely different things. HDD caching is loading things from the disk to RAM to speed up things. SWAP is using the HDD as extra RAM when the system doesn't have any more memory left to use. So, what I think you wanted to do was to turn off swap, not hdd caching.

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