Why not supply the game on a bootable Linux CD for optimal performance. Could run it on Apple machines as well.
Because I want the underlying OS available at the same time for music playing, or web browsing, or any number of tasks I have my computer working on.
I'm going to get hated on for this,
Yes, and deservedly so.
but if you're renting a laptop. it's not yours.
No one is claiming ownership of the laptop, but the real problem is this next bit:
This company has every right to do whatever the hell they want with it.
Pants-on-head crazy. If you rent/lease an apartment, can your landlord take a shower at night in your bathroom? Can he watch you while you sleep? It's not just creepy-wrong, it's illegal.
Don't like it? Tough. Either go buy a laptop, which makes it yours, or find a way to disable the program, which no doubt is against the rental agreement.
Contract law can be a complicated thing, but here's something to know: if a person tells you to do something illegal, in a contract that you sign,
you don't have to do the illegal thing. If a person says that they're going to do something illegal, and you sign the contract, that doesn't absolve them of wrongdoing.
(This is not legal advice, I am not your lawyer, etc)
To quote the person you're responding to (Moryath):
Remember the "your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins" idea the Republicunts keep screaming about when they want "freedom"? Well, your right to smoke ends when you blow it in my face, asswad.
Are you suggesting that marijuana users are lobbying for it to be smokable everywhere cigarettes are/were? I find that they mostly want to smoke at home or around other smokers and NOT GO TO JAIL FOR IT.
Maybe you missed the acronym GSM there. Or are there scads of smaller GSM providers in the US?
It's funny (to me) that you say this because I recently watched a video that told me money isn't a motivator. I'm sure it's someone trying to pitch their ideology on me. I don't know about you, but I'll gladly take a raise. I have a house to buy and I don't want to go "cheap."
You should watch that video again because you missed the interesting part:
If you don't pay people enough money, they won't be motivated. The best use of money as a motivator is to pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table. Pay people enough so that they're not thinking about the money, they're thinking about the work
(mostly quoted from the linked video)
Didn't we see this already when the country Tuvalu and Verisign got together to sell *.tv domain names?
There was a pile of hype at the time but not much came of it.
Bus error -- please leave by the rear door.