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Comment Subject to the whims and bugs of Microsoft.... (Score 3, Insightful) 228

Really ... who on this planet is looking forward to running some manner of Linux emulation that is subject to the whims and bugs of Microsoft's current design and development process? Any of Microsoft's Windows Updates could cripple the very environment you would depend upon.

Yeah, that sounds like a success story.

Comment Wrong skill set (Score 4, Insightful) 191

..."by equipping librarians with the knowledge and skills to cultivate computational thinking and coding skills in our youth."...

Do librarians really have the appropriate innate skill set, and desires, to teach kids how to code? This sounds like Google was looking around for someone to do the teaching, and someone at the meeting said, "librarians!," to which everyone agreed (in typical meeting style).


Comment It's the content providers (Score 4, Insightful) 208

It's the content providers, not the content deliverers, that push the fat bundles. Try licensing ABC broadcast network without also licensing the expensive ESPN. So long as the content providers are able to hold the content deliverers hostage via forced bundling, the fat bundles situation won't change

Comment As I have stated earlier... (Score 3, Insightful) 183

It takes only a few seconds to lose my trust, but it takes years to earn it back.

At this point I am skeptical that this system actually prevents the collection of data from Windows 10 systems.

But presuming this nifty new privacy system works, what is to stop Microsoft from suddenly saying that they are now removing privacy controls?

Is this just an empty promise on Microsoft's part to get everyone to move to Windows 10? What sort of assurances are in place that guarantee the privacy controls will continue to work in future upgradtes and releases?

Comment Lipstick On A Pig (Score 4, Insightful) 265

Microsoft plans to revamp the user interface on Windows with an upcoming update called Project Neon. ...

Microsoft can try to dress up the UI of Windows 10 all it wants, but until the egregious data harvesting stops, Windows 10 will continue to suffer from a lack of trust.

Comment Re:When will it end (Score 5, Insightful) 265

... a load of Windows users really hated the Start menu (you shut down by pressing start? WTF?...

You confuse "really hated" with "mocked". The original Start menu was mocked because in order to shut down the PC, you had to click on Start. (you have to admit, that really was a goofy way to word it...) The load of Windows users were making fun of the poor wording in the UI. Aside from that mocking, the Start menu was relatively well received.

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