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  •  He's also no longer a friend to (6+ / 0-)

    small business owners. See: Windows 8.

    It is time to #Occupy Media.

    by lunachickie on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:38:38 AM PST

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    •  Windows Store: We get 30% and our monopoly back (2+ / 0-)
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      gjohnsit, elwior

      I think they shot themselves in the foot with this one. They claim to be protecting you from malicious software, by forcing you to buy it ALL through them. And they want 30% off the top. At least they backed off the boot loader lockdown on x86 machines, although ARM based systems like phones will still have it.

      •  Linux alternatives keep improving (2+ / 0-)
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        Cassandra Waites, elwior

        It's slow, but the development continues.
           That includes the various office packages.

         Most people don't realize that they don't need Windows anymore.

        ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

        by gjohnsit on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:28:38 PM PST

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        •  You don't need to tell me. (0+ / 0-)

          Linux is sort of my thing, professionally. Specifically, Linux back-end servers running on a blade/SAN/VMWare environment, but I do Linux desktop as well.  The issue that many places have with Linux on the desktop is still Office, specifically all the templates and Visual Basic programs they have developed over the years. That and the damn Access databases. Don't get me started on those monstrosities.

          The other major problem with Linux on the desktop is the lack of accelerated 3D. This makes using Linux as any sort of serious gaming system a non-starter.

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