GuntherT wrote:I remember 10 years ago when I first came across the phrases "Windoze" and "CrApple" and thought they were mildly amusing. Today, it just sounds immature to me.
It may be immature but it's still amusing in the way which immature things often are.
Now I am reading about the "insidious control freak spyware OS"
It's all true. Android, Doze and the Apple cult software are absolutely laced with spyware and mechanisms. Even the Ubuntu plonker (Shuttleworth) made an attempt to jump in on the spyware act but was forced into a hasty retreat and apology after being exposed.
and the suggestion that Microsoft is an evil corporation by the not-so-subtle devil faces encapsulating "Windows Tin"
They are a parasitic multinational corporate entity, in the same way that so many of these corporations are. Corporations are often just gentrified gangs, waging gang warfare on the general public and competitors whilst bribing their way into political office in order to pass laws and decisions which benefit them.
(I don't even get the 'Tin' pun, but maybe you can fill me in).
"Tin" is usually a jargon reference to hardware that the OS sits on top of.
It won't surprise me to come on here one day and hear the accusation that Bill Gates is Satan incarnate.
He is created in the image of Satan. There, I said it.
His crimes against humanity go way beyond inflicting decades of computing misery on the masses.
I just hope when that happens, the community will forgive me when I roll my eyes.
Do whatever makes you happy and enjoy that luxury while you still can exercise such choices. Thanks to the efforts of the GNU/Linux & BSD communities we still have a choice in the world of computing. People who value whatever still remains of their freedom understand this.
It seems ridiculous to me to argue that learning how to boot AVLinux and JACK sync Zynaddsubfx and Hydrogen to a DAW is somehow easier than changing the privacy settings on Windows 10. You just uncheck some boxes.
That's just such a naive statement. Do you really think that flipping a few placebo settings in Doze or MacOS (or Android) magically turns it into a "private" computing environment? Oh dear...... you seem like a very trusting person but these operating systems (and the world) doesn't work quite the way you seem to think it does.
You don't have to learn how to download a torrent, rip an ISO image, change your BIOS boot order, set a JACK master and slave, etc....you literally just uncheck some boxes. I am not making any statement about which OS is more secure, better for a particular purpose, or anything like that, but you seem to be under the impression that it takes more than just unchecking some boxes to prevent data from being sent to Microsoft, so I thought I would clarify that. I suppose if you believe Microsoft is an evil corporation, you probably suspect they don't abide by their own terms of service and would still secretly collect data without a user's knowledge, and if that is the case, there is likely nothing I or anyone else can say that would convince you otherwise....but seriously, you just uncheck some boxes.
Goethe said it best:
~"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."