Don't do it, stay happy and sane!
The entire issue simply doesn't come up with closed source, because no one outside has access to the source code in the first place.
Except for offshore contractors from all over the world.
I purchased my first Macintosh in 1990. A Macintosh LC to replace my Apple
//e. I would have purchased a Mac much sooner, but I was waiting for a color model I could afford. I couldn't see moving from my color //e to a black & white Mac.
When did you purchase your first Mac, and which one was it?
Why would Microsoft allow this? The PC manufactures must have forgotten about Microsoft shutting down the selling of machines that dual boot Windows and BeOS from the factory. Or also how Microsoft doesn't allow vendors to even advertise machines with non-Windows operating systems. (Ask Dell why they don't advertise their Ubuntu machines.) Microsoft runs the show here, unless the manufactures plan to give up their rights to sell Windows.
It must be exciting for them to monitor me downloading Fedora or openSUSE.
Welcome to the Post-PC Era. Invented by Apple, designed in California, built in Shanghai.
"Hey computers are fun and all, but I don't want to be an outsource monkey" Brilliant.
Linus is not a good reference. He left KDE for Gnome when KDE went from 3.x to 4.x. Now he's ranting about Gnome since they went from 2.x to 3.x. The guy simply doesn't like change. Next he'll move to XFCE, and then rant when they move from 4.x to 5.x.
diegocg writes "Linus Torvalds has officially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplication, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a 'perf timechart' tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run-time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."
Same here, I updated to IE8 from Windows Update as a Critical Update and it plainly asked if I wanted to make IE8 my default browser or keep my current default browser.
Do any of the people that I see complain daily about things not working in the 64 bit operating systems even have over 4GB of RAM installed that they need to access?