And people still ask why I refuse to buy a console... I just will not buy hardware I am not allowed to own.
So, you don't own a Macbook either?
As for the video card... get a Raedeon 4790. It's about 90% of the 5850 for $200.
That is completely false 5265 is 90% of 5850, not 4790.
We keep giving more of our independence and power to Google. Google, have mercy!
Fortunately, for folks such as yourself Google has provided an opt-out service for you: http://bit.ly/4kDFIH
A free browser? Cool, so I could download it and, say, run it under wine, completely legitly? No? (If wine won't run it due to lack of support of needed APIs, that'd be different.)
Same goes for the media player. It's free when I can decouple it from the OS it's embedded in, and run it in a compatible environment. Lack of support for other OS APIs, however, does not make it non-free. I'm fine with being able to attempt to run it under wine legally. They don't have to support wine.
No. That is only compatibility. Free has nothing to do with portability.
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