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Comment So what? (Score 2) 540

And OS X should be doing what? Competing with XP for market share? To use OS X you must buy and Apple machine! It's obvious it will have small numbers! Right now I'm using XP at work, because the company got this cheap Atom CPUs and have to put something to run it. But at home I got 2 Macbooks with Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. What does it mean? That on those numbers I'm being counted twice... So what kind of credibility should we give to it?

Comment Corporate Users (Score 1) 931

Microsoft is finding out, the hard way, that unless your product is really better than previous version the costumer will complain. Corporate users still don't see a reason to upgrade mainly because many of their applications were developed for XP. Going to 7 could break something and since it adds nothing but eyecandy they are keeping XP.

Comment This is the kind of thing that will destroy USA (Score 2, Insightful) 379

Tomorrow the corporations will have the right to vote. Then they will elect presidents. Then, just as they pay billionaire bonuses to the CEOs, perhaps the rest of you can find something to eat before watch another season of Lost. Governments exist to look out for the interest of PEOPLE. REAL PEOPLE. That's democracy. This thing of even judging constitutionality of applying individual rights to corporations is wrong since the start. It would be right in a Corpocracy. It should be very simple: give corporations the right of 'personal privacy' means do any good for real people? No. Then: no!

Comment Re:Brazil's constitution seems to forbid anonymity (Score 1) 242

The anonymity is forbidden in brazilian constitution to guarantee the right of someone being accused to face its accuser. This law wants to obligate the ISPs to be able to identify digital criminals if justice needs it. When you guys ask how anonymous users would be punished you are forgetting one thing: there wont be anonymous internet access anymore. Every brazilian citizen will send photocopies of his IDs to the ISP and all digital activity will be loged. But I'm very confident that this law wont pass.

In Brazil a law must be approved by the majority of both houses (representatives and senators) and then be approved by the president. In somewhere on this path this law will fall because many members of the brazilian government are opposing to it already. And it have not passed even the first voting yet, its just a project by now.

For the record, the law proposer senator Eduardo Azeredo (member of opposition party PSDB) have been accused (in 2006) of corruption on his 1998 campaign for governor of Minas Gerais (MG) state.

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