Originally Posted by De_stroyer
So what if Microsoft is harvesting your data,
The phone you have, the bank you are with, the companies you have signed up with are doing the same thing.
I know 'Muricans and Mah freedom but seriously, what nefarious activities are you up too if this bothers you so much ?
>Also waiting for full DX12 games than everyone is on Win10 like a fat kid on cake
First of all, I'm Australian, not American.
Second of all, what is it with you people who are happy to give up privacy and trying to convince the rest of us to? Respect that we actually do care about it and give us the option...If we are right and it's used for much more than targeted ads and the like (Regardless of how intentional on the companies behalf it is) then forcing everyone to release every bit of information on their home PC to a company would be disastrous. There's been so many instances of companies being hacked and accidentally releasing tonnes of personal information...Remember Sony's PSN hack? Remember the fappening? Best way to stop that from happening to you in the first place is to not give that information to a company.
Thirdly, may I please install a camera in every room of your house and have a copy of your bank account details? After all, if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear.
Finally, my phone is open source and has far less personal information on it because it leaves the house regardless, my bank cannot see what porn I look at, what I do in my spare time, where I enjoy going regularly, etc with very little effort (Just get cash out and use that) and "companies I have signed up with" (Which could mean many things) still can only see information relating to my interactions with them/is publicly accessible/that I give to them. Completely different from access to every personal document I've ever written, every photo I've taken or video I've made, (afaik) every keystroke I make since installing 10...Those are far, far more intrusive.
Originally Posted by De_stroyer
You think you are the only person with access to your account ?
I have an App on my phone for my bank, I also use my bank on my browser on my phone if the app is down,
I do banking on my home PC as well.
What could Microsoft ever want with the details of your bank account ? Theft ? Selling them ?
Saving your login data.
Then some guy in China or Russia decides to take a look in MS' servers...Low and behold, there's millions of bank details stored in plaintext. This has happened before to another company that really should know better.
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Apt-get will never be easier than simply pressing a download button and double clicking. Simply having to know the exact names of something puts them completely out of the running.
You mean like having to know the exact name of the program you want to install to Google it? Or the URL of the website? Because if you search "torrent client" when looking for qBittorrent for example, you're going to get a lot of chaff to sort through. Not to mention all of those fake download sites or other sites like cnet that install Adware along side real programs...Yup, much easier and quicker when you include all of that crap.
As for Linux not being polished enough for mainstream appeal...It's already used by the masses. It's called Android. (Minor kernel mods notwithstanding, that along with the billions of other devices that use *nix as a basis prove it can easily be ready for mainstream adoption)
Originally Posted by caenlen
can it run msi afterburner and play all my steam games? let me know when it can.
No, but there are alternatives that actually match the system theme instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Why does it have to be MSI Afterburner? It's an ugly program with plenty of alternatives like TRIXX or the bloody drivers.
No, but do you even play all
of your Steam games? Linux has a tiny library compared to Windows, but still has something like 77% of Steams top 100 ported and released right now with that going up to 85% if you include announcements/confirmed ports. Personally, I don't care if I miss out on say...Farming Simulator 2013 or Dear Esther among thousands of other games I don't want to play for various reasons.