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Posted 25 February 2001 - 10:51 AM
Original post by Null and Void
Well, I feel that the level of security that Microsoft, and anyone who follows its lead, is going to intrude upon my work and privacy. I reformat my machine fairly often (it is home built, by me), so I have to be able to do as I wish to it. I don''t want to have to talk to Microsoft and ask them for permission to install the product.
I also don''t like to power that WinXP''s introduction of .NET will bring. Microsoft is determined to "rent" you its software. Eventually, for Office you''ll have to pay a monthly fee to use it, or it will be taken away from you.
Microsoft is also dramitically raising the usage of system resources (ram, video memory) with Windows XP, so that my system will have a harder time running programs besides Windows itself. Also (this is a personal issue), I feel that Microsoft is directing their product at the idiots of the World. The people that can''t tell you want BIOS stands for, or how to make a boot disk for DOS. There will be a Helper Wizard in Windows XP. You know that paper clip in Office? Well his cousin "Merlin" will control XP for you.
Also, it looks more like MacOS, I dislike MacOS a lot. This isn''t nescessarily a good or bad thing though, since some people like MacOS...
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Posted 25 February 2001 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 25 February 2001 - 11:27 AM
Original post by Cyberdrek
Ok, I have some corrections to bring to what you just said. First of all, I''m a Mac and PC user. Now, as far as I can tell, I''ve seen Windows XP and there''s no way it looks like Mac OS, only people that don''t know Mac would say that it''s a clone. But as for the rest, Windows XP just sucks big time. The reason it sucks so bad is because I find that you don''t have enough control over the system. Anyhow, these are my views.
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Posted 25 February 2001 - 02:05 PM
Original post by shinryuu
Clearly, corporations are not trustworthy. So we need to build new methods of economic organization in order to stop the abuses from corporations, and other organized hierarchal power structures. After the fall of the Soviet Union, a Polish person was able to emigrate to America. He said that the inner workings of corporations are much the same as the inner workings of the Soviet Union. It''s time for a new revolution. We need to build a new economic philosophy that is able to both create wealth for all, and to uphold the political, social, and economic rights of the individual. Linux, here I come.
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I am fed up of having to pay for a shit product, then have to pay more to fix some of the shit that was wrong with the original version...
Posted 25 February 2001 - 11:52 PM
Original post by Anonymous Poster
If your take your mind off microsoft for a min then you can actually find out that their are a lot of other OSes.
Posted 25 February 2001 - 11:55 PM
Original post by Magmai Kai Holmlor
I thought BIOS stood for Built-In Operating System?
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