I like the fact that I can just pop in and play a couple of games that have no relevance to each other. I can totally see the appeal of what you say, but for me at least, its not that exciting and the ladder provides a simple way for me to see my progress. Similarly, I thought rushing/cheesing was boring, but for me its really enjoyable to just smash someone who tries to do it to you. At the high casual levels its much more of a high risk:reward strategy because it often completely fails and is fairly easy to detect, but as something to sneak in there (like during a best of series when you are ahead) adds neat dynamics.
.deb based distros are similar only because debian is the only party that does any real heavy lifting at the system level. Still, ubuntu uses a different init system and does lots of weird patching to things like apache and so on to support their sudo-only model.
IANAL: Since Youtube "owns" WebM, if they were to suddenly make all content only available via WebM, that would seem to be leveraging a dominant position in one market (Online Video) to push a product in another market that some less scrupulous characters might argue is being "dumped" by virtue of its being freely available.
I think you are conflating smart with tech savvy. The two are very very different.
I recently did open up an MBP to upgrade it. The only 2 parts that I wanted to touch (RAM/HD) were easy to get at and swapping them out was the work of a minute once I got the case open. Furthermore, the fan vent was super easy to get access to and clean. I found the experience quite pleasant and it was the easiest disassembly I've ever had on a laptop. What precisely is your objection?
They need to have DRM for non-free apps. They don't need it for free ones. However, they get minimal revenue from from the free ones. Why should they spend additionally engineering manpower on something that isn't a revenue stream when the default situation works basically fine.
It seems that computer manufacterers are trying to make this harder and harder though. The last computer I got came with a re-install disk that did a re-image complete with all of the bloatware.
I believe the long term affects of the radiation they use haven't been sufficiently studied. I'd be more worried about the TSA officers sitting there being exposed to the things all day.
How so? In what way is it different from the way that multi-tasking is implemented in the operating systems of yore. Apple has devised a clever modern method of paging out data to disk and putting processes to sleep that gives the illusion of multi-tasking while still allowing certain things to run in the background.
My point is, most of the programs on a Wayland running machine will expect the Wayland backend. Thus, legacy terminals will be unable to use them. Wayland is backwards compatible on the display server side, but not on the display client side. This means that upgrading is not completely easy. X servers are available for most platforms, but what is the point in installing programs using X display backends on a Wayland machine?
However, if there are programs on a Wayland machine that others want to run remotely in an X-server they will be unable to. All machines on the Wayland machine will expect a Wayland server. So, while Wayland users can access X programs remotely, X users will be unable to use Wayland programs remotely in the same way.
Baltimore city schools work this way for high schools with the exception that everyone has a guaranteed fall back. Students have to apply to a high school and there are high school fairs. The caveat is that no one wants to go to their fall back since it is usually a garbage heap.
There was an intriguing website I can't remember the address to that basically said it is a game-theoretic dominating strategy for a Socialist to proselytize AGW. The reasoning was that Socialists desire government control of the economy. If AGW exists then our children don't die off and massive government regulation of the economy is introduced. If AGW doesn't exist then massive government regulation of the economy is introduced.