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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:moron. (899 comments)

Yeah, tell that to the millions of people stuck working in dead end jobs like Walmart and McDonalds. You can work and work and work in jobs like that and never get ahead at all. Guess which types of jobs are growing the much lately here in the US? That's right, McDonalds and Walmart-type jobs.

I know people with 4 year degrees delivering pizzas because there's no jobs in their field.

Why would you need to find a job? Make a good business plan or come up with an innovative idea, get some financial backing behind it and there's your success. That's what I meant with working hard, not some dead-end McDonalds job.

There's nothing, absolutely nothing stopping you from trying so. Except in socialist countries, where people have grown to know that the government will always take care of them and they can't improve their life standard much by trying to do new and innovative things, so they stay at status quo.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:"Required for Windows 8 client" -- Microsoft (899 comments)

No, even the summary states that it is only required if you want to get the Windows 8 logo on the product. Do you seriously think that you will be unable to find computers or even parts that won't let you build or have a computer capable of dual booting or changing OS?

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Seriously, it's not that hard. Last time I bought a laptop (an 3000 euro one from Clevo, to be exact) it even explicitly stated that it doesn't come with any OS. I looked it up from internet and walked to get it from the store. It's not that hard, and this was even a laptop.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:Rarely never (899 comments)

It's still far greater good to kill the boot time rootkits.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

You sure do know a lot about Nintendo's products to not be a fanboy. And now you have "^Was never a Nintendo fanboy." in your signature to throw off suspicions about your status as Nintendo fanboy. It's pretty obvious you're a Nintendo shill and fanboy.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:Sensationalist? I strongly disagree (899 comments)

No, this is Microsoft taking the required steps to protect against boot rootkits doing damage in the wild right now. It's nothing else, but it has been spinned as such. It's like conspiracy theorists who find some conspiracy in almost anything they hate. The difference just being that this isn't the big bad government and their secret UFO stuff, it's Microsoft.

Look, Microsoft is doing a far more good by killing of the boot-time rootkits. I'm sure the few people who want to dual boot can just buy devices that support it.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Then they get a device that doesn't require it. It's an OPTIONAL security addition, that most likely will be mostly included in business line devices. Read the article.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:moron. (899 comments)

You went on such a huge rage that you even missed me saying I'm not even American. I live in Europe. Let me say it again - I live in Europe. And I hate the socialism here. Yes, the human development index might be better, but that's just it. It's standard shitty life for everyone, no matter how hard you work or try to make it better.

If you are starting to make it better than other people, they tax you so much that you're soon back to where everyone else is. At least with capitalism countries you can work to make your life better. In socialism countries you cannot - you just have to accept that no matter what you do, you will always have the same standard of living than anyone else.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

I think that case happens really rarely. It's much greater good that Microsoft fixes the security problems regarding boot rootkits. Saying anything else is just hating Microsoft for nothing. And in the next boot rootkit article you can again yell at Microsoft about why they don't secure their systems. Jeez.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

And how does it feel to be a shill for Nintendo? Must be pretty lonely there though, as Nintendo doesn't get that much stories in Slashdot.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Welcome to capitalism, where have you been?

US hasn't been capitalist country for a while. It's turning into socialism, especially with Obama. I'm not even American and I can see that. The recent introduction of much higher taxes for rich people support that even more. Soon it will be like here in Europe, where they tax you so that no one can get richer than any other worker. It's nanny state tactic - people's feelings would get hurt when other people are better and have more than them.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Now you're just talking shit. Microsoft was fined 15 years ago for making deals with manufacturers and were forbidden for doing so. They stopped. Manufacturers still offer Windows because that's what most people want, believe it or not. Everything works with Windows, especially if you're a gamer.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Wait, so you want me to do "positive marketing" for MS competitors? That doesn't count as shilling? Jeez, not everyone who gives a positive opinion about something is a shill. I seriously doubt that Slashdot even interests any large company, it's a small niche website of geeks who bash anything not-Linux or open source.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

You seriously think Microsoft is stupid enough to try it again? It's been 15 years. Let it go.

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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

ge7 What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

So it isn't really Microsoft that can lock you out, it's device manufacturer. Likewise they could lock you out of Windows if Linux was the OS that came with computer. Why don't we see a headline like "How Linux Can Lock Windows Off PCs"? Oh right, this is slashdot. We're here to bash Microsoft.

Boot rootkits are a real problem. Microsoft is improving security here. In fact, Linux has had the capability to use (U)EFI for years. Now Microsoft is just making it default in their system, because quite frankly most people aren't that intelligent with computers and the OS needs to decide some security for them. It's funny how in other news Microsoft gets bashed for bad security, and then in other news they get bashed for implementing those security features.

If you don't get the key when buying your computer, complain to your manufacturer. It's their fault. I don't know why you're buying a computer with Windows to begin with if you're going to install Linux anyway, you're just throwing away money. And nowadays there's lots of computers available without Windows, or you can just build it yourself.

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Microsoft Has Lost $5.5 Billion On Bing Since 2009

ge7 Re:It's an investment. (217 comments)

Completely forget about Netflix and Hulu? And the countless amount of TV channels that use Silverlight on their websites, even in my country. Silverlight offers DRM while Flash doesn't, and that's why it will stay relevant even with Flash and HTML5 video.

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Microsoft Has Lost $5.5 Billion On Bing Since 2009

ge7 It's an investment. (217 comments)

Google is in the same situation elsewhere - they're spending LOTS of money to try to gain market share in Russia and China, but so far they're being crushed by the local giants Yandex and Baidu. These companies see it as a long-term campaing and have the means and money to do it. After all, it's still a lot easier to try to gain market share now than it will be in 20-30 years. Even if things are quite laid down now, they will be even more so all the time when time passes.

It's also just corporate finances. Even if Microsoft's online division loses money, it gains them recognizition and sales elsewhere. The one good thing about Microsoft is that they tend to stick to what they started. It's not like Google who might just cancel the product you're using the next day.

So if they don't keep investing to it now, they're basically letting Google have 99% of western search engine market. I really don't want that happen either - competition is good.

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Google+ Enters Open Beta

ge7 Re:Google+ is a success (188 comments)

Google bought of Blogspot, they didn't make it. If Google wants to succeed in social networks market, they need to buy off Facebook, and that isn't going to happen.

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Hackers Break Browser SSL/TLS Encryption

ge7 Re:Javascript (110 comments)

And how you think they will inject that javascript into the webpage, exactly? They cannot.

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Russia wants to close YouTube for piracy

ge7 ge7 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ge7 (2194648) writes "Recently leaked confidential diplomatic cable reveals Russia's growing interest to shut down copyright infringing websites. 'Russia'(TM)s Deputy Minister of Economic Development said that not only do U.S. sites continue to offer pirated Russian movies, but that YouTube and Google should be shut down for not respecting local laws'. U.S. government has previously attacked torrent and link sites hosted elsewhere in the world, extradited foreign nationals for piracy and provided training on how to shut down piracy websites. 'Voskresenskiy went on to state that, in his opinion, no country in the world is prepared to fight Internet piracy. He argued that all existing laws, including laws in the U.S., are antiquated and do not address new technological trends. As an example, [Voskresenskiy] stated that YouTube and Google (as YouTube'(TM)s owner) should be shut down because they do not conform to current Russian IPR laws. He admitted that this was not feasible, but continued to emphasize that these entities need to follow local laws, even if the laws are outdated,' the cable adds."
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Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft Azure

ge7 ge7 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ge7 (2194648) writes "Apple's recently announced cloud storage and cloud service platform iCloud runs on their main competitor Microsoft's Azure platform and Amazon services. "Apple has selected Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS to jointly host its iCloud service. According to The Reg's sources, Microsoft insiders see the iCloud deal as a validation of Azure. iCloud puts Azure into a different league, given the brand love for Apple and the Apple management's fanatical attitude to perfection. It is a 'huge consumer brand, a great opportunity to get Azure under a very visible workload'. Apple has had a recent unpleasant experience in providing online services: in a famous memo, Steve Jobs admitted his company had 'more to learn about internet services' following the outages and failures of his precursor to iCloud for email, contacts, calendar, photos and other files on MobileMe."
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