Oh, thank goodness.
At last. Thank $DEITY. Finally, Linux becomes a modern, useable computing platform. Thank you, Microsoft, for providing this vital piece.
Now, I can live my best life.
Sync is here for the wafer-thin Venn intersection of Linux users running the Edge browser and those who are happy to sign in using a Microsoft account. Arriving last night from version 91.0.831.1 of Microsoft's Dev Channel, users would be able to synchronise their favourites, extensions, and passwords over devices. So long as …
I've finally broken the last link I have with Microsoft and have blocked Microsoft.com at my network firewall.
I see the 'cuddling up' to Linux as merely the prelude to a full-blown assault on Linux and FOSS in general.
downvote this post if you like but I just don't trust anything that MS says or does.
"The day isn't done until Linux won't run"
Unfortunately, if you cannot tolerate Microsoft code, you will be unable to run Linux.
Microsoft has contributed code into the Linux kernel source tree for a number of reasons (HyperV comes to mind):
Microsoft has also contributed code to OpenSSH, so you might need to switch out your SSH clients and servers (although I don't know if any Microsoft code has made it all the way up to OpenBSD's /usr/src):
100% avoidance of Microsoft's code can require profound changes to software infrastructure.
You pay for the privilege of NOT having to use windows
I have a dedicated video conf machine that I don't mind being finger printed. As zoom sends all the details off and teams probably does the same. When using windows with zoom it took an hour to find out why some idiot security setting was stopping zoom from using the microphone. And then tested teams with linux, worked fine apart from having to provide a phone number. On windows, I could not even register, and the camera didn't work.
Or you could choose to send the whole of your life to Google.
Personally I am not sure i would trust the other Chromium based browsers to entirely unpick Google from the browser, so take your pick of who you hate least. Choice is wonderful thing.
I doubt this has anything to do with Linux nerds that hate Google but still need Chrome because Firefox is....... this likely more to do with Corporate Linux deployments and manageability and control.
Fortunately we all have choices, we may not like the options they proffer but they are there even if at best they are the least worst option.
I really don't know. Microsoft for example is selling Dynamics but internally they are using SAP, lots of Linux developpers are using Mac and so on. RedHat selling Linux doesn't necessarily mean they are a Linux shop, if I remember correctly they killed RH desktop a long time ago and I strongly doubt their accounting department is running MS Office on RHEL servers.
I did this with Teams for Linux (beta) - I really hate even admitting it!
Personally I think teams is a crock is s**t anyway but the Linux beta client proved to be more stable and performant on my antique ThinkPad compared to fairly new mid-range Windows laptop from my work.
HOWEVER it always loads on startup, and if I remove it from or disable it on the list of startup programs it automatically reenables itself.... Hmm just like a virus...
If will get uninstalled soon as I don't need it and it's rubbish
Thanks! I'll check that out. I'm amazed that this is even configurable given how few settings there are.
If you can turn it off then this certainly helps, but it's still not normal behaviour for a Linux application to keep automatically re-adding itself to the startup applications if it's been removed.
Been using the Edge development version on Fedora for a while, along with other browsers (depending on how I feel on a given day). Works well enough, no odd crashes so far. Pretty much the same experience as Chrome, except the default search engine is of course Bing.
Curiously, it actually feels faster than Chrome, even though it is in principle mostly the same code. Perhaps it still has less telemetry and spying than the older brother?
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A MS bot told me that I have contacted an "unmonitored" address and network abuse complaints are no longer accepted by e-mail.
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I could spend a long time filling out empowering Microsoft forms online, but the firewall is easier. Those pesky SSH dictionary attacks were solved in a minute today by blocking 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206.
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