Anyone who complains about the browser thing OBVIOUSLY doesn't know the reasons why that was done.
And why is that my concern? It will be as hard as WE AS A NATION decide it to be. Did you ever think WE DONT WANT TO MAKE IT EASY?
Not only that but now the machine will have THREE personalities. Win 8 desktop, Modern UI and Android.
NO its just a fucking joke trying to compare Microsoft's malfeasance with Google's. Microsoft pulled some TRULY evil shit back in the day, and continues to this day with some pretty stupid restrictions on its OS.
Correction, their job is to protect the STATE. The citizenry is protected as being part of the State, but not like you would think or expect. The State > you.
Noooooooo, ALL Xbox peripherals have to be signed by MS. (except flash drives etc)
Kinect is definitely some cool tech, but its price/value proposition sucks.
Keep in mind MS first party studios are a joke compared to Sony's. Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Polyphony Digital, Sucker Punch, Incognito and Guerilla are going to WIPE THE FLOOR with Xbox One in terms of graphical fidelity.
To be fair, MS WANTED it to be integral, to the point of sticking the Xbox One in a loop until the Kinect was plugged in.
The Kinect is like a badass engine with no transmission. Yes the tech is great, but MS ham-fists it pretty badly.
You summed up exactly why i got a day-one PS4, even after they shit on my PS3 Linux and stifled Geohot. They listened, and its very apparent.
Intel and AMD were never fighting. Intel allows AMD to exist, flat out. Intel isn't just Goliath to AMDs David, its 10 Goliaths on steroids. Intel DWARFS AMD.
You can legally photocopy the book and store the backup as long as you retain the original.
WIth the current state of copyright, its impossible for content creators to claim the moral high ground you are attempting to stand on.
A better argument is to ignore copyright altogether.