They could consolidate somewhat, freeing up part of the /8 – assuming, of course, that they've not hardcoded all over the place…
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I've always used the open-source drivers. Yes, there have been missing features, but then I've never been stuck with particular kernel versions because of lack of support in the drivers.
I'm currently using Gallium3D (part of Mesa 7.9-devel) on R300-series hardware. When that fails or I find it to be a bit too underpowered, then I'll see what's around and what's supported (should be more or less what's available, as well as older hardware).
Not to be anywhere near as restrictive about bundling their OS (seemingly) anywhere and everywhere. Especially on laptops and netbooks. I'd like to be able to walk into a local PC World (for example) and buy a shiny new laptop without having to pay the Windows tax.
Although, to be fair, I did once buy a shiny new netbook from them, and there was no Windows tax. But that was before the netbook market was stitched up by M$…
Too long to boot etc.?
Simple fix. Install something GNU/Linux, being careful to do a reasonably minimal installation (at least initially). Power-on to desktop in 30s is fairly easily possible, counting time taken to apply fingers to keyboard for login purposes.
And, er… virus updates? Really? I would have thought that you'd want to get rid of them…
Anyway, about this iPad thing being a media consumption device: call it an iPod Max.
… does, as you seem to be saying, need to be more fine-grained. There are certain sites for which I *want* to keep history across browsing sessions, then there's everywhere else where either I would prefer to throw away the history (or not record it in the first place) or it doesn't matter.
Manual selective clearing is possible, but people are lazy.
I'm presently using Deja Vu Sans Bold for window titles and Deja Vu Serif Condensed for my desktop font, mainly because I decided that I'd had enough of the similarity between ‘I’ and ‘l’. Works well with plain anti-aliasing; none of this horrible highly noticeable colour-fringing nonsense.
Re: I don't use Windows
“Seriously: how long does it *take* to come up with a single, unified install and uninstall system, or a single, consistent GUI, with proper guidelines?”
What does that have to do with Linux?
Linux, combined with userland stuff to make an OS (let's call it GNU/Linux, for convenience) – yes, there maybe you have a point. But that would be monoculture…
1e100.net: created by Google on 2009-09-24.
1e1oo.net: created on 2010-02-04.
1el00.net: created on 2010-02-08.
le100.net: created on 2009-11-21.
leloo.net: created on 2008-03-30.
So, looking at those dates, three of those are potentially scammer domains, and one very likely isn't.
The other eleven possibilities (discounting non-ASCII, which I've not checked) are all, as yet, unregistered…