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Comment Re:Specifically: problems with public domaining. (Score 1) 191

If that was the case, then nobody would ever be able to write any software because everyone at some point has looked at GPL'd code. I don't think there has ever been a case where someone was accused of GPL infringement because they might've looked at some GPL source code at some point in their life.

Comment Re:xp usuage (Score 1) 438

I guess you define not broken as in using an operating system that won't get any new security patches and possible compromise your business? I don't understand why its such a big deal to upgrade your OS once every 10 years, no other vendor has supported an OS in the same class as windows xp for as long as microsoft has.

Comment Re:Windows 8 or just Windows in general? (Score 1) 1215

For what reasons do you hate windows 8 exactly? I have to admit, its not very much better than 7, but its not the spawn of the devil like most people on slashdot like to think. The only thing they did visibly is they re-arranged the start menu, otherwise it behaves almost exactly the same as Windows 8.

Comment Re:The expense isn't the license, it's support (Score 1) 182

Okay, I don't have much sympathy for this argument and here's why: a) You are using hardware that is at least over 7 years old if it isn't supported by any newer version of windows and is probably older than that in which case it probably is time to upgrade b) You've known for well over 7 years that XP support wasn't going to last forever and have had time to plan and budget, its not like Microsoft just released XP and the next day said we are going to stop supporting it

XP is 12-13 year old operating system, no other company has supported a consumer, desktop operating system for that long. If you use equipment thats only compatible with XP and costs 10k, you've had a very long time to budget and plan for this. There is simply no reason why anyone should complain about XP going out of support.

Furthermore, Microsoft has no obligation to use the same device driver model in every operating system for as long as they exist as a company. Thats like complaining that Red Hat doesn't still support the 2.2 kernel because some older hardware only have drivers that work in the 2.2 kernel.

Comment Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (Score 1) 863

Do you not use any computers in aerospace manufacturing at all? Any computer program *CAN* do something dangerous, unless you audit every line of every program and build the computer hardware in house from scratch(see 'Reflections on Trust by Ken Thompson'). I'm not sure what Google saying that it can do something dangerous has any bearing and more so I don't know the context of that quote. Google obviously isn't going to say all apps from the Play store are perfect, because NO software or hardware company says that. I'm also not saying that Google is necessarily the best company to trust with aerospace parts either, I'm just saying that line of reasoning is flawed and doesn't make a lot of sense.

Comment Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (Score 1) 863

Just by buying that app from the Google Store made you give permission for that App to have access to the camera....which is the Devs....that are located outside the US. Any Google Apps and Devices are already eliminated out of the gate for our use.

Umm 'you give permission for this app to have access to the camera' doesn't mean the developers of that can look through the camera whenever they want or that they can look at the pictures whenever they want, it just means the app can use the camera.

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