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[13]: "us geeks?"
by ilovebeer on Thu 24th Nov 2011 05:21 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: "us geeks?""
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Actually for me it is an honor. There is no chance I'd ever participate in something of that nature. I prefer to put my time into building things.

As for the civil rights and anti-colonialism angle -- are you familiar with the range of economic arguments people like Dr. King and Gandhi made? I mean the actual historic examples and the theory behind them. For instance are you aware of the cloth boycott Gandhi undertook? Do you understand why Gandhi and King made the arguments they did? Do you know the historical meaning of the term "self-reliance"?

If so, can you see the strong parallels between free software and these struggles? A lot of people can. It's easy to find them if you take the time to look.

People draw connections between things where there isn't really any all the time when doing so supports their interests. To suggest that there are strong parallels only shows how little you know about any or all of these subjects. You want it to be true, therefore you make it so in your mind -- even when reality doesn't agree.

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RE[14]: "us geeks?"
by ngaio on Thu 24th Nov 2011 05:57 in reply to "RE[13]: "us geeks?""
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2005-10-06

People draw connections between things where there isn't really any all the time when doing so supports their interests. To suggest that there are strong parallels only shows how little you know about any or all of these subjects. You want it to be true, therefore you make it so in your mind -- even when reality doesn't agree.


And you are an expert on Gandhian thought? Or are you claiming expertise in the domain of software and its impact on society? Have you ever even spent any sustained period of time in a poor society in which you worked directly on problems relating to poverty, governance, etc.? What makes you so confident that your analysis is right and mine is wrong?

To take but one example of the kind of thing I'm talking about:

"Government of´Čücials and other Free Software supporters in the state of Kerala believe that Free Software meshes particularly well with Kerala's long tradition of democracy, equity and public action. Just as Kerala is often held up as a model of equitable social and human development in the region, Free Software supporters there believe they can leverage the inherent freedoms of Free Software to evolve an equitable Knowledge Society based on software independence and self- reliance." --
V. Sasi Kumar, http://swatantryam.blogspot.com/2007/08/story-of-free-software-in-k...

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