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Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share

Meagermanx Re:Monopoloy (595 comments)

I'd say that Apple's worse.

When you buy a PC, you normally buy a box that happens to have Windows on it. You can also buy a box with no operating system, or with a version of Linux.

When you buy a Macintosh, you're buying a proprietary computer with a proprietary operating system and proprietary hardware, all by the same company.

With one button.

more than 5 years ago
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Spore DRM Protest Makes EA Ease Red Alert 3 Restrictions

Meagermanx Re:We will not compromise (486 comments)

Nonsense. You are gaining utility without compensating the creators, and that's not right."

Elaborate on why that is "not right".
If you cannot demonstrate your point, then that is simply your personal ethical opinion. I see no reason why your imposing moral visions should effect my actions when they harm no one, as I've already demonstrated.

I'm certainly not harming the creators in any way. I'm not stealing their bandwidth, packaging, or money any more than I would by simply ignoring the product.
The only thing wrong with software piracy is it decreases sales of a product. That's only my concern if I want the product, or the publisher, to succeed. While that might convince me to put my $50 vote in on a product from a different company, it is simply not a motivating factor for me here.
 
In this case, I'm rather hoping the product fails, and I'm certainly hoping the company fails, so that argument does not apply to this situation.

more than 6 years ago
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Spore DRM Protest Makes EA Ease Red Alert 3 Restrictions

Meagermanx Re:We will not compromise (486 comments)

I'm sorry that you haven't been fully informed about the release of the new Command and Conquer: Red Alert game.
While there is, indeed, a version with restrictive Digital Rights Management(DRM), there is also going to be another version completely free of DRM. I'll run you through a quick comparison of the features of both versions, so that you, the consumer, may make an informed decision regarding how to spend your money.

Version 1.
-Can only be installed 5 times.
-Installs spyware on your computer.
-Comes with box and manual.
-$49.95

Version 2.
-Can be installed any number of times.
-Does not install spyware on your computer.
-Will likely be released several days before Version 1.
-Available for download from the comfort of your own home.
-$0.00

Have a consumptive day.

more than 6 years ago

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