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Comment Re:Year of the... (Score 1) 528

Linux share of the desktop/laptop market has doubled in the last eight years to over 2% today. That's not too shabby

Android's market share has gone from 0% to 80% in the same timeframe. So what is Linux doing wrong? No really, you say it's not too shabby but the world is collectively pissed off at Microsoft, and many people refuse to shell out a premium for an Apple. Linux runs well on sub-par hardware and should be an attractive alternative. Why is it only at 2%?

There's something still foul about it that needs to be fixed. It could be that the most friendly and welcoming distros have had their fair share of anti-consumer UI screwingabout (Unity), or it could be difficult to use, or confusing. Something is still wrong if the figures are that low and people prefer to stay with abusive partners.

Comment Re:It didn't have an off switch before (Score 1) 354

Let's take that example further then. You just got shot point blank by a tank, does that mean your body armour is worthless when someone approaches you with a handgun?

I have a better one for you that's more on topic. If you're scared about the potential for something to be amiss because a hosts file is bypassed for one address by a company, then your issue isn't that host file. It's any kind of trust in that company and by extension who cares what happens to the host file, they are running their code in Ring0. You're most rooted.

Comment Re:It didn't have an off switch before (Score 1) 354

Yes. Proof of me one day not paying my parking ticket is proof that I will never pay any debts and break all the laws I see.

Do you realise how silly your proof is proof argument sounds? Especially considering the domains which have been proven to ignore the hosts file and firewall rules were done so specifically to close a security hole that would see malware preventing Microsoft patches from preventing further problems or issuing defender updates to fix them.

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