Here's an idea: Prepend a couple minutes of ads to your movies, and release them on torrent yourself, in several popular DRM-free formats and qualities. Charge your advertisers according to how many downloads each gets, and do your best to spread them far and wide. Everything becomes available for "free" for a minimally-invasive give-back (the ads) and it becomes not worth the bother to chase down actually-pirated content (which remains an incentive to keep your ads non-annoying), yet the content owner still gets paid.
Not like I want more ads in the world, just trying to come up with a win-win that won't annoy consumers into finding an alternative and doesn't require any new infrastructure or delivery method.
I suspect it's the other way around -- software today is buggier, but the OS it runs on is more forgiving, and far less likely to be taken down entirely by the software.
....don't I as employer have the right to know what I'm paying for?
If you don't like it, buy your own health insurance.
Yep... I've described Gnome's current incarnation as everything I hate about MacOS, Win8/10, and smartphones, all in one handy package!!
As someone else put it, I want a desktop, not an appliance.
Legally, the first responsibility of a publicly-held company is to their *shareholders*. Who naturally want to see max profit NOW, and to hell with next quarter. If that means screwing over all your customers -- well, you shoulda stayed private.
For folks who like WinXP, PCLinuxOS "full monty" is a fairly close drop-in replacement.
Any KDE or LXDE desktop is functional enough, if not quite XP, but some are definitely closer than others. Run the "Live CD" version for a pretty good looksee.
Mint or Puppy aren't bad as simpler desktops.
If you actually like Win8/10, then you might like Gnome, and may God have mercy on your soul.
I've had zero luck getting Hackintosh/iATKOS to run, but count it as small loss since I can't stand MacOS anyway.
ReactOS is practically XP again but still too alpha for everyday use.
I'm wondering... after the batteries are removed, how long can a big capacitor power the mic and memory?
Judge Napolitano on the debacle:
"Here is the back story.
The president can order the National Security Agency to spy on anyone at any time for any reason, without a warrant. This is profoundly unconstitutional but absolutely lawful because it is expressly authorized by the FISA statute.
All electronic surveillance today, whether ordered by the president or authorized by a court, is done remotely by accessing the computers of every telephone and computer service provider in the United States. The NSA has 24/7/365 access to all the mainframe computers of all the telephone and computer service providers in America.
The service providers are required by law to permit this access and are prohibited by law from complaining about it publicly, challenging it in court or revealing any of its details. In passing these prohibitions, Congress violated the First Amendment, which prohibits it from infringing upon the freedom of speech."
He who steps on others to reach the top has good balance.