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Comment Confirmation of what's been known a long time (Score 1) 176

The highest-paid CEO's tend to be parasitic and suck value from the companies they head, taking money from employees and shareholders and moving it into their own pockets, then move on locust-like to the next victim. So of course their compensation is inversely proportional to the company's performance. These leeches are slowly poisoning their hosts. Is anybody truly surprised by this? It's rather tautological.

Comment FB wants to become the next cable TV provider (Score 1) 189

Remember those media theorists who said that media companies want to turn the internet into the next evolution of television, where it exists for an oligopoly of content creators to sell to a mass of passive consumers? Facebook is at the forefront of this movement. Zuckerberg's vision is for FB to wrest the crown from the likes of Comcast/Disney/CBS and become the next 800lb content creator (with advertisers footing the bill). Notice how they are burying mundane status updates in users' feeds and drowning them out with 'suggested adverts' and 'so-and-so friend likes this company, check it out' and other such marketing drivel? The writing has been on the wall for quite some time.

Comment Re:And at the end of all this hoopla, (Score 1) 501

Maybe that's where Linux will finally have a chance - as a kickass scalable, reliable thin client OS that natively does things the same way as all those servers out there.

The merged product of Android and Chrome OS fits this bill pretty nicely. Chromebooks are already displacing iPads in the educational sector. Can the business sector be far behind? If Google comes out with private-cloud version of its Apps platform, then that provides another nail in Microsoft's coffin. One might argue that we're trading one oligopolist for another, but hasn't that always been the case?

Comment Re:They want the home users off Win7, period. (Score 1) 328

Under the hood without spyware/Cortana/Edge/store, Windows 10 is actually Windows 8.1.

That's actually false. Windows 10 has a streamlined kernel that furthers the work of the original MinWin project beyond what 8.x had implemented (with positive implications both for resource usage and security), and such things as the new Ubuntu environment coming with the Anniversary Update. 10 may have its (grave and potentially pernicious) flaws, but denying that it has some genuinely beneficial advancements beyond 8.x is to ignore reality.

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