@Paul Hovnanian - Re: Is this ...
Nah, looks more like a testimony of the resiliency unconditional Windows fans are capable of.
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This is sysadmin fascism. It is not you alone that decides who is to be trusted and who's not, business has also a word to say. You are supposed to do your best to work with database and application owners to manage risks not to impose your vision.
Also, may I remind you the not so few cases in which a trusted sysadmin locked down networks and systems and denied legitimate users access ?
I was not aware of any application development targeted for Linux desktops. Like many of us here, I was strongly convinced Linux desktop exists only in an endless stream of patronizing and tasteless jokes so now you come and tell us that you or someone else are actually developing for Linux ?
Please help us get rid of our ignorance!
could you just quit writing code and stick to what you are good at, like for instance building computers ?
Good, Lord, I'm not wondering how much Lenovo pays those developers but why, oh why, do they pay them at all. No, seriously, when each and any of your customers having more than a pair of neural cells starts by uninstalling all that crap that comes with a new PC, why bother at all with all this bloatware ?
that we should do things on a 24in wide screen display in the same way we're doing them on a 4in phone display then, boy, you're the one missing the point by more than a mile.
Beside that, I don't know about you but most people already learned to find their way across the three different platforms so I don't see any need for Microsoft to dumb us back with their help.
Sadly, the population of Linux users is still not increasing and I doubt it will ever do. We're the same number we were a couple of years ago. Not that I feel bad about it or lonely. I guess we're becoming like those who prefer to build/drive custom cars in that only those who really want to be like us will join us and it's nothing wrong or special about it.
And you're absolutely right about carelessly using the root password and let's pray Gnome and KDE and other WM devs will not goof for the sake of mimicking you all know who.
No major OEM will accept to sell you a naked PC nor they will accept to reimburse you the Windows Voluntary Contribution (some are calling it a tax but that's not true) in exchange for returning back the unused copy of Microsoft OS. How is this for twisting arms ?
In case you need more info, you can educate yourself reading some juicy court documents from Comes vs. Microsoft.
As usual, only certain users of a certain operating system from a certain large North-American vendor are at risk. No offense to those who got their computers infested with winlogon.exe or explorer.exe in the first place but they should take better care of their systems.
Please lower your flamethrowers while I put on my flame retardant underwear.