Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:39 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 blog has a post about the improvements in Windows 8's installation process. "For Windows 8, our goal was to continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. Not only did we want it to be rock solid, but also faster and easier to use." Thankfully, the features us geeks like are still there.
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RE[2]: "us geeks?"
by ngaio on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 04:56 UTC in reply to "RE: "us geeks?""
ngaio
Member since:
2005-10-06

I love using Ubuntu. I also use Windows, but I do so with a sense of sadness.

The "best for the job at hand" argument is in certain senses appealing, but in the end not very dignified.

For instance, not that long ago in the United States a slave owner could offer a variety of reasons why buying people to work in cotton fields was perfectly legitimate. One of their arguments was that slaves were best for the job at hand, so to speak. Now most of us find those arguments morally repugnant.

I'm not suggesting that the moral arguments regarding Ubuntu versus Windows are black and white. But I am arguing that there is a moral dimension that is truly inescapable.

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RE[3]: "us geeks?"
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 08:03 in reply to "RE[2]: "us geeks?""
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You pretty much Godwin'd the thread, well done!

Also if you really cared that much about the freedomz ... you would be using gNewSense instead.

Edited 2011-11-23 08:04 UTC

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v RE[4]: "us geeks?"
by ngaio on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 08:21 in reply to "RE[3]: "us geeks?""
RE[3]: "us geeks?"
by BluenoseJake on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 13:17 in reply to "RE[2]: "us geeks?""
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Are you really comparing Operating Systems to Slavery? My God, has everyone lost their perspective? Please just stop.

Edited 2011-11-23 13:19 UTC

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RE[4]: "us geeks?"
by ngaio on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 19:14 in reply to "RE[3]: "us geeks?""
ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

No, I'm focusing on the socioeconomic aspects of proprietary software. Maybe you simply don't care economic inequality? Maybe you don't care about other people just as long as you're ok? Keep your head in the sand if you like.

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