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Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 284

Name me something that exists on the Linux BSD platforms that does not also exist for the Windows platform? I am not going to get into an argument as to which is better , the discussion is how open is the Windows platform. Anyone can develop software for Windows with no restrictions, up until recently, anyone could develop hardware for Windows with no restrictions. That is by definition an open platform, we are not talking about whether the OS is open as that is a completely different thing.

A dedicated swap partition with a custom file system optimized for that use.

Comment Re:So they want an ecosystem like Steam/PC... (Score 0) 264

The fact that Windows XP lasted so long is another indication that most people are willing to stick with "sub-par but stable" for a long time.

Sorry, you lost me there. Why do you think Vista or any of the later Windows were better for the home user than XP? Their increased DRM and control by Microsoft was a killer for me. This is MY COMPUTER no Microsofts. Microsoft has no legal authority to enforce their idea of the law on me and their DRM has attempted to block my LEGAL use of various items of software and media. Now I have no more Microsoft software. Win 2K Pro was the last Windows I actually liked (in spite of the annoying DRM).

Comment Re:My thoughts... (Score 1) 387

In another forum that I take part in I monitored conversations that I found interesting but about which I was not knowledgeable. One of the guys who seemed to be really interesting and to really know what he was talking about I later engaged on other topics I knew about and found him to be an unmitigated liar in everything he said. I pretty much discarded everything he had ever said in those other arguments because I knew his history as a liar. An AC can't be judged for his honesty based on his past as he has none traceable.

Comment Re:Lets be real now, what did MS do wrong? (Score 1) 312

A EULA is a contract, and MS is just doing what they stated they have the right to do as per the agreement spelled out quite plainly before someone hits "accept".

Really? Every time I have bought software it was termed as a sale and had a receipt for the sale. A License/Contract was never mentioned. I doubt also that the retailer has a contract with Microsoft to enable them to sign a contract for MS. Normally the terms of the contract are agreed to BEFORE payment is tendered, they are not normally presented AFTER payment.

Comment Re:Spyware (Score 1) 982

For examples of (B) in the FOSS community, look at the crash reporting used by Firefox and Ubuntu. Yes, Ubuntu, the entire distribution. Sure, they show you what they're supposedly sending, if you're interested to look, but the data is sent over an encrypted connection so, well, unless you compiled it from source (using a trusted compiler you also wrote yourself) from code you've fully reviewed, you're putting your trust in whoever provided the binaries, compiler, and/or source code.

The Firefox telemetry you can at least turn off. Ubuntu? Don't know. Win 10 apparently only to degrees and the risk MS will turn it back on.

Comment Re:Spyware (Score 2) 982

Prepare for chicken little "spyware" comments when describing simple telemetry. Prepare for "concerns" that you can't inspect the telemetry due to the use of *gasp* secured connections.

Oh, and prepare for adware comments because they might dare suggest an app you might install from the store.

In fact, prepare for nothing useful. Only FUD.

1/ I bought and paid for MY computer. I NOT Microsoft get to decide what if any "telemetry" gets sent.

2/ I value my privacy so NO telemetry get sent.

3/ Microsoft can get fucked.

Comment Re:That's a funny new definition of "entitlement" (Score 1) 438

They are profiting... what makes you think they aren't? Are you saying the content being withheld isn't available in Canada at all? And if the content is available through other legal means in Canada, where's the justification for stealing? Just because it's not part of the service you use?

A lot of stuff is NOT available in Canada.

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