Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by kwan_e on Mon 12th Nov 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
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[It's the GPL that capitalizes and redefines freedom in a creepy newspeak fashion.

There's the definition, and there's the actual concept and its effects. Like it or not, the real world doesn't care how freedom is defined. What matters is what you actually get as a result.

In some cases, the result you get with GPL licence is more beneficial than BSD.

What's creepy is that people consider freedom to include "freedom to screw others over". There's simply no such thing as absolute freedom - there will always be contention. Ultimately there is a choice between GPL and BSD that anyone can make so it's disturbing how people can view the existence of something contrary to their ideas as somehow personally affecting them.

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