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[5]: "us geeks?"
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: "us geeks?""
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

And as I said, if you really cared you would use gNewSense, with one of those Chinese MIPS based laptops.

I hate how people have bought into the RMS bullshit, that somehow proprietary software is some sort of social disease ...

Comparing using software with a particular license to things like the civil rights movement et al. is actually pretty retarded and it makes you sound like you are some kind of nutjob.

Edited 2011-11-23 09:13 UTC

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RE[6]: "us geeks?"
by ngaio on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 09:17 in reply to "RE[5]: "us geeks?""
ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

Judging by your comment, in your moral universe it's perfectly good that using proprietary software produces these outcomes:

1. a handful of people become obscenely rich e.g. Gates, Ellison, Allen etc.

2. countries in which the poorest couple of billion people live spend precious resources funneling even more money to these characters, instead of having the chance to use software freely in all sense of the word free.

Maybe you don't care about these issues. Maybe they're totally foreign to you. Maybe you are incapable of seeing beyond your own limited situation in life.

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RE[7]: "us geeks?"
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 09:36 in reply to "RE[6]: "us geeks?""
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Judging by your comment, in your moral universe it's perfectly good that using proprietary software produces these outcomes:

1. a handful of people become obscenely rich e.g. Gates, Ellison, Allen etc.


There are always winners and losers in life. These people were in the right places, with the right skills to exploit the opportunies that presented themselves.

When IBM approached gates ... he actually recommended CP/M and actually gave IBM the guys contact details, his wife blew the deal with IBM and they came back to gates and the rest is History.

Your problem is?

2. countries in which the poorest couple of billion people live spend precious resources funneling even more money to these characters, instead of having the chance to use software freely in all sense of the word free.


Lets work on the clean drinking water thing first ;-)

Seriously, there are complex political problems ... free software won't fix this ... Education will.

Maybe you don't care about these issues. Maybe they're totally foreign to you. Maybe you are incapable of seeing beyond your own limited situation in life.


Maybe you are talking out of your arse?

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RE[7]: "us geeks?"
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 25th Nov 2011 16:00 in reply to "RE[6]: "us geeks?""
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Judging by your comment, in your moral universe it's perfectly good that using proprietary software produces these outcomes:

1. a handful of people become obscenely rich e.g. Gates, Ellison, Allen etc.


And the problem with that is...? Or are you one of those people who just blindly opposes all wealth or commerce out of some sense of vague, poorly-defined principle?

2. countries in which the poorest couple of billion people live spend precious resources funneling even more money to these characters, instead of having the chance to use software freely in all sense of the word free.


"Won't someone PLEASE think of The Children?!?! I mean... think of The Impoverished?!?!?!?"

Maybe you don't care about these issues. Maybe they're totally foreign to you. Maybe you are incapable of seeing beyond your own limited situation in life.


...or maybe you're just a self-righteous d-bag, indulging in some "subtle" morally-superior posturing.

Nah, that couldn't possibly be it. Let us bask in the light of your obvious moral superiority, oh Enlightened One!

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