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post #61 of 68
What really annoys me about this is that there isn't any other operating system that will be able to do everything WIndows 8 does for people to change to if they don't want this. At least when intel put in hardware kill switches people could buy an AMD CPU instead which would be able to do everything the intel one could do.
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post #62 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post



Self righteousness over logic, the human way.

I really do want to hear how not wanting a corporation to have total and ultimate control over your PC is selfrighteous.

But... but... they're doing it for our own good! frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post

What really annoys me about this is that there isn't any other operating system that will be able to do everything WIndows 8 does for people to change to if they don't want this. At least when intel put in hardware kill switches people could buy an AMD CPU instead which would be able to do everything the intel one could do.

This is, indeed, a problem that is getting bigger. Thanks to the monopoly DirectX has over our lives it's very hard to switch from Windows to anything else.

We can only hope the mess with OpenGL is sorted or that companies start using OpenCL or some other open format, so games can be ported to Linux.
Edited by Liranan - 12/19/11 at 3:02am
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dont know what to think of this
 
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post #64 of 68

Hey great solution for you.

 

Don't buy anything from the App Store.

 

Or...

 

Don't buy Windows 8.

 

Problem solved.

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I don't find anything appealing about windows 8. I'm gonna stick with 7 until the end
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The thing is not all users are power users. The majority of the userbase will just be your average Joe who doesn't even know what malware is. Though I dislike this 'feature' myself, it will be of great benefit to the majority as it will keep their computers cleaner than they ever would be if it was left to them. And in the process stop the spread of any malware it might remove.
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post #67 of 68
I know other companies have had this capability and have made use of it...but I still don't like it. People shouldn't need to have Microsoft hold their hand. If they get malicious code on their machine. Well, it is their machine and their responsibility. There are all sorts of shops that make a living handling this sort of thing for people that don't want to learn how to do it themselves.

As for the legal reasons...if something breaks a copyright you take it down. What is out and about already is out and about...you just try to stop it spreading. You can't do damage control and start deleting it. I am really curious to see how Windows 8 pans out. We are probably going to have to send in a DNA sample to activate it.

Plus any auto delete function would have to get killed by turning off Windows Update...no one should have that set to automatically install updates...look them over first at least.
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post #68 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Plus any auto delete function would have to get killed by turning off Windows Update...no one should have that set to automatically install updates...look them over first at least.

No kidding, if I had a dollar for every time I've had to fix windows on someone's computer cause an update killed it...I'd have...well, actually I'd just have enough for a meal or two at least. But still.
    
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