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Comment Re:Entitlement (Score 1) 362

The only money I've ever wanted from my websites was enough money to pay for running them and a little extra to spend on improving them. I've never looked to make a profit. To that end, I usually just slap up a few Google text ads and call it a day because I don't want obnoxious shit all over my site. I also find the tracking stuff repellent.

Comment Re:SILENT updates? (Score 1) 393

Touche. This is a well reasoned argument and I can see your point of view. I still think it's not a huge deal to deal with those settings when need be and I'm sure you can find ways if you're clever to do it with Microsoft's tools.

My work does it and they never want to do shit with our computers (biiig company). I'm actually amazed that we have Firefox...I think they just deployed it with some .ini files that set things the way they want (proxy settings, disable updates, disable addons, etc). I guess we'll see how that works with the silent updates. :)

Comment Re:No even a "we're sorry?" (Score 1) 152

You wrote so much and yet not a word of it dealt with any of the facts in the article. Who gives a shit who the writer is? We're dealing with facts here...not opinions...unless you have something that proves those numbers wrong?

I mean I'm not exactly Obama's number one fan, but your post has completely avoided addressing anything in the article itself.

Comment Re:Old story, or something new? (Score 1) 393

If it worked for "everyone else" then there wouldn't still be people complaining would there? I don't have problems of the same magnitude the GP had, but Firefox has run like shit in comparison to Chrome for me for quite some time. I don't know what it is and I'm not going to sit here and agonize over a memory watching app or something to try to figure it out myself. You know why? I switched to Chrome. I try Firefox out every once in a while to see what's up. This version, actually, is the first one that hasn't run like shit for me. I'm actually pretty happy.

Maybe it's the addons. Maybe not. I tested out a completely add-on free Firefox on one of my computers and it ran like complete dogshit. Not to mention the fact that what is the point of the browser if I can't use Addons? And before the argument that "it's shitty addons" comes up, Chrome has addons too and they aren't screwing up my browser like the Firefox ones apparently do.

It doesn't really matter who is to blame because when it comes down to it, I can do the same things I do in Firefox in Chrome now and Chrome doesn't run like shit. That's pretty much all there is to it.

Comment Re:SILENT updates? (Score 1) 393

How precisely do they integrate non-Microsoft programs with Microsoft management tools? That's just laziness really. Someone doesn't want to have to do it because they can't do it all from one place. I mean I understand it, but that isn't really a proper excuse is it? You can't expect other companies make their programs integrate with Microsoft's management tools.

Maybe some companies do, I dunno. I don't even know what would be involved in that (fees, huge pain in the ass to integrate, require Microsoft's permission, etc etc). Hell maybe you can find a way to make it work with their tools if you used a little bit of ingenuity.

Comment Re:They must have been subsidizing the Kindle Fire (Score 1) 309

Oh, and it has a whopping 6G of RAM.

I know I'm being picky here, but it isn't RAM. It's flash storage. Or just storage. Or storage space. Anything BUT RAM in fact. RAM is the memory the computer uses to run apps and such. Flash storage is what the computer uses to store files. This drives me insane when I'm trying to judge specs on products and the people reporting it call everything the wrong name.

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