NuMicrosoftLHBLinuxWindows8Broil

Well, the apocalypse happened after all.

Techbroil vanished from internet just one day after TMR  was ravaged by CSS- and javascripts hacks. I have no idea whether both events are related, but the timing makes you wonder. Was techbroil somehow hacked as well?

I hope Techbroil and Jerkface will come back soon.

In the meantime, TMR and this blog is apparently all that’s left from the LHB community. All broiltards (and TMRers) are welcomed to carry on.

Maybe I will  open up a new blog later in addition to this one, because the name “penguinday” implies a Linux-focus, but the freetards have been over-analyzed to death and the topic is pretty much done. A new blog is definitely going to be “techbroil II”, just without any SJW-stuff.

So yeah, carry on in the comments sections of this post.  This blog uses a wordpress subdomain instead of an own domain-name, so it shouldn’t vanish like techbroil did, or piestar (or TMR for a few months). WordPress is also less buggier than blogspot and doesn’t blow up once a certain number of comments has been reached.

The e-mail, website and name fields are optional by the way. If you don’t enter anything into them, the comment still gets posted. I wish I could remove the e-mail field, but that’s only possible with scripts, and scripts are only allowed with the paid-for packages. But as we have seen, blogs you have to pay for monthly tend to disappear.

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644 responses to “NuMicrosoftLHBLinuxWindows8Broil

  1. yawn

  2. That Exploit Guy

    yawn

    Boy, am I not floored by such stunning display of intellectual prowess!

  3. RBA with huge BBC commits crimes and fucks white women, news at 11.

  4. You weren’t given an “obscure”, “freetard-like” solution to work with. It’s a fairly straightforward, one-to-rule-all command-line utility for bringing up and down system services.

    First of all you have to know what caused the problem in the first place. I know that the children of my boss still play some older sims games (because he recently gave me their laptop to repair some botched installation and I see saw it there). Once I knew about about the safedisc issue, I emailed him the link to the MS support page about this.

    I am pretty sure he would have been absolutely flabbergasted why these games suddenly stopped working if I hadn’t told him.

    Everything about NuMicrosoft is freetarded. The Safedisc issue is just one issues of many. Stuff that suddenly stops working without any warning or notification as part of badly described patches, updates-as-upgrades that reset all your settings and file assocations, forced rolling-release deathmarches.

    his stuff is a no-brainer compared to what I had to do to get a game running in MS-DOS.

    Are you comparing Windows 7 to DOS? So if it was OK on DOS, it should work the same way on a Windows from this century?

    No, the one and the pretty much only reason for running Windows is the vast, usable library of applications it supports

    Including games you moron.

    Like it or not, that’s one of the primary reasons to run it.

    the vast, usable library of applications it supports that people rely on to get things done

    Don’t forget to tell that MS, they seem to think Metrotard is the future.

    Again, are you counting on your games to put food on the table? If not, then why should anyone – paid or not – to yield to such obnoxious, self-entitled, me-first temper tantrum?

    What’s your fucking argument?

    I expect older shit to run on a six year old OS without any tweaks, just like it did a few months ago. It’s that simple. None of your fucking business whether it’s just games.

    The sudden, public attention to an otherwise obscure, mostly unheard-of thing on everyone’s computer might just have something to do with that?

    And there’s still no malware in the wild, despite being still a very juicy target (if you count all Windows PCs where this patch failed to install, WU is deactivated or the user started the service again – that’s a sizable number)

    Because it is an arcane piece of DRM code that no one other than those originally devised it would likely have any success at maintaining it?

    Again, if It’s such a piece of crap, why was it EVEN ON THE SERVER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS? Even 2012 R2, a two year old SERVER OS?

    The number of people regulary playing on Server 2012 can be counted on one hand. And don’t come up with floppy disks – floppy disk drivers aren’t security issues, but safedisc is according to MS.

    So either Microsoft was fucking stupid putting dangeorus code on their very latest server OS for something a server OS isn’t used at all or they are dishonest about the dangers of safedisc on W7 now. Take your pick.

    You can’t have it both ways though and keep your cake.

    Passing a test like WHQL is no guarantee at all that a piece of code is absolutely bug-free

    The issue was about driver-based DRMs in general. Safedisc has no security vulnerabilities right now, too.

    If that technique was so dangerous in general, why have they pretty much blessed it by certifying it and making the especially controversial Star Force an MS partner? That was not in 1998, but during Vista, when security was a high priority for MS.

    Again, you can’t have it both ways.

    The company I work for is also one such “Certified Partner”, and believe me when I tell you its barrier of entry involves little more than just the ability to answer a couple of question that you would have learned in the first two years at college/university

    How re-assuring! Purchase-decisions are made in part because of these certifications. Good to know that they are worth nothing.

    Again, this doesn’t make Microsoft look exactly good.

  5. “Again, this doesn’t make Microsoft look exactly good.”

    Then again, to anyone who really noticed, Microsoft has never looked very good. They just happened to stumble into a monopoly position which they still maintain in spite of their best efforts to derail themselves.

    And maintain it they will so long as the vast majority of the software that windows was originally created to run continues to function or can be made to function. As long as that is the case, people will just get used to the changes in window dressing that windows 10 represents and move on.

  6. What’s up with the data loss at TMR? Or did everyone just delete their posts from the past 3 days?

  7. They just happened to stumble into a monopoly position which they still maintain in spite of their best efforts to derail themselves.

    Disagree. From 1975 until about 1999 Microsoft was extremely focused and made far fewer mistakes than all its competitors. It also got far less complacent, a behavior that spelled the death for virtually every other name brand software company of the 80s and 90s.

    Since 1999 (plus a few years to flush out the still-solid stuff that was in progress internally) you’re correct: Microsoft has been coasting on top its fat stacks.

  8. What’s up with the data loss at TMR? Or did everyone just delete their posts from the past 3 days?

    I guess that thing is thoroughly hacked.

  9. MS became shaky since Gates left the CEO position (2000).

    It went seriously downhill when Gates left the company entirely (2008). W7 was pretty much the only bright spot since then.

  10. MS became shaky since Gates left the CEO position (2000).
    I argue slightly before that: the DoJ deposition. I think the process broke him. I think he emotionally checked out in late 1998 and retired roughly a year later. Him stepping down probably factored into Microsoft’s light punishment. Tin foil hat theory, but DoJ heat makes more logical the decision to place used car salesman, high level enforcer type Ballmer as CEO. Can’t imagine the DoJ would take too kindly to Microsoft placing a ruthless animal as CEO in 2000, in the middle of the legal process.

    Also, boy is he not aging well. It’s hard to believe he’s only 60. He looks 80. Larry Ellison is 11 years older yet looks 20 years younger.


  11. Cutey:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/02/microsoft-confirms-unstoppable-windows-10-tracking/?utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix

    Speaking to PC World, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore explained that Windows 10 is constantly tracking how it operates and how you are using it and sending that information back to Microsoft by default. More importantly he also confirmed that, despite offering some options to turn elements of tracking off, core data collection simply cannot be stopped:

    “In the cases where we’ve not provided options, we feel that those things have to do with the health of the system,” he said. “In the case of knowing that our system that we’ve created is crashing, or is having serious performance problems, we view that as so helpful to the ecosystem and so not an issue of personal privacy, that today we collect that data so that we make that experience better for everyone.”

    This backs up detailed data that some had chosen to dismiss as conspiracy theories.

    Still, whether or not you agree with Belfiore’s standpoint that this doesn’t invade user privacy, it does seem strange that it has taken Microsoft so long to come clean and admit core Windows 10 background data collection processes cannot be stopped. Instead it gave the impression that turning off all user accessible spying options in Windows 10 settings would provide owners with full privacy – that’s tantamount to spying.

    By default Windows 10 Home is allowed to control your bandwidth usage, install any software it wants whenever it wants (without providing detailed information on what these updates do), display ads in the Start Menu (currently it has been limited to app advertisements), send your hardware details and any changes you make to Microsoft and even log your browser history and keystrokes which the Windows End User Licence Agreement (EULA) states you allow Microsoft to use for analysis.

  12. Naturally the top comment in the Ars article is from a shill.

  13. What’s your fucking argument?

    His argument is: “I am mangina, hear me queef”. Your time is better served downloading rape mods for Bethesda games than arguing with that assclown.

  14. That Exploit Guy

    First of all you have to know what caused the problem in the first place. I know that the children of my boss still play some older sims games (because he recently gave me their laptop to repair some botched installation and I see saw it there). Once I knew about about the safedisc issue, I emailed him the link to the MS support page about this.

    The children of your boss? Do you moonlight as their babysitter, or are you really that desperate for a raise?

    I am pretty sure he would have been absolutely flabbergasted why these games suddenly stopped working if I hadn’t told him.

    I am pretty sure your boss would have plenty of other crap to spoil them with. You know, like private go-cart race courts or something along that line.

    Everything about NuMicrosoft is freetarded. The Safedisc issue is just one issues of many.

    Again, “nostalgic” gamers are a vanishingly small minority in the Windows user base and there is no justifiable reason for MS to cater to this demographic in preference to the vast majority of people using the same product to engage in various economic activities. To be brutually honest, it would have been an absolute outrage had MS continued to allow a piece of code that they knew they had no means to maintain to remain active on everyone’s production machines under the given circumstances.

    updates-as-upgrades that reset all your settings and file assocations, forced rolling-release deathmarches.

    If you had followed my comments over at TMR, you would have realised my opinion was exactly the same as yours on the issue of the current Windows “rolling-release” model, but you are welcome to continue to believe in whatever you believe in.

    Including games you moron.

    Video games, in their current form, are flash-in-a-pan deals at best. Think of them as summer Hollywood blockbusters: they are relevant as long as the hypes around them are still present, and they can last anywhere between several weeks to several months. After that, expect to see copies inside a bargain bin near you for a $1.99.

    Seriously, why else do you think the industry is so eager to self-cannibalise with pre-ordering, pay-to-play day-1 DLCs and microtransactions?

    Again, if It’s such a piece of crap, why was it EVEN ON THE SERVER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS? Even 2012 R2, a two year old SERVER OS?

    Because they screwed up?

    Are you comparing Windows 7 to DOS? So if it was OK on DOS, it should work the same way on a Windows from this century?

    No, I was just comparing your ability to adapt and learn to that of a clerk with obviously way more years behind her than ahead (but don’t tell her about that, please.)

    And don’t come up with floppy disks – floppy disk drivers aren’t security issues, but safedisc is according to MS.

    I am actually counting on you to raise a stink about it (since you are obviously perfect for the job). So, am I going to see any stink raised or what?

    I expect older shit to run on a six year old OS without any tweaks, just like it did a few months ago.

    No one can guarantee even a fairly unmaintained but important piece of productivity software to do that (despite Windows itself having all kinds of doo-dads to minimise the chance of that happening), let alone something that serves no tangible value to anyone.

    Again, you will find yourself pretty alone and unsympathised on this issue outside this mob.

    The issue was about driver-based DRMs in general. Safedisc has no security vulnerabilities right now, too.

    And that’s proof that the code is vulnerability-free because… ?

    How re-assuring! Purchase-decisions are made in part because of these certifications. Good to know that they are worth nothing.

    And they have always been worth nothing (and as far as the company I work for is concerned, reselling rights are the only things we genuinely care about.) Seriously, do you base your purchasing decision on the seller of whatever you are buying having an “ISO 9001” certification as well (which we also have)?

  15. That Exploit Guy

    I guess that thing is thoroughly hacked.

    If my guess is correct (I haven’t checked), whoever attacking the site (who, by the way, has apparently gone by several other names on the site – including “ED” – over the last couple of years) has gone from the logical next step from disabling the submit button by renaming it and removing the relevant events (an attempt I easily defeated) to just blanking the page with innerHTML = “” (think filtering at a lower level). In any case, those are just silly Javascript tricks that either I or Dr. Loser can work around in an afternoon, but I have been floored with work and everything else, and Dr. Loser simply doesn’t give a damn (that bastard), so the site will just have to stay the way it is for a little longer.

  16. That Exploit Guy

    I was supposed to put “think filtering at a lower level” after the next comma, but, oh well…

  17. >Again, if It’s such a piece of crap, why was it EVEN ON THE SERVER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS? Even 2012 R2, a two year old SERVER OS?

    Because they screwed up?

    Ah, you just cannot win this TEG.

    We are supposed to believe that Safedisc is a true risk, yet MS put it into the very restricted Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2 .. without even thinking twice about it.

    IE runs on hardened-mode, you have to provide reasons when you reboot, yet the super-dangerous safedisc is allowed to reign freely?

    Screwed up? Please. We aren’t on Slashdot here. MS made a lot of retarded decisions lately, but they aren’t THAT colossally incompetent to let known dangerous code linger in all their server OSes for over ten years, especially after the summer of worms, SDL, UAC etc.

    The safedisc-deactivation patch on W7 and W8 had nothing to do with security, it was a petty move to grace W7 with some of W10’s negativity (just like with the telemetry patches) and nothing you said (which is essentially “I don’t think much of this type of applications, so fuck it”) convinced anyone here otherwise. The way MS handled safedisc prior to W10 for well over a decade just doesn’t make sense in the slightest if it was truly a risk.

    It’s like being afraid of heights yet living on top of the mountain.

  18. The children of your boss? Do you moonlight as their babysitter, or are you really that desperate for a raise?

    Boy, am I not floored by such stunning display of intellectual prowess!

  19. If you had followed my comments over at TMR

    LOL, you really expect people to hang on your every word like you’re some sort of celebrity, especially on a site like TMR?

    Video games, in their current form, are flash-in-a-pan deals at best.

    Right. That explains why WoW and LoL have longevity greater than any console game ever. And they’re not the only ones: Fallout 3 & New Vegas, StarCraft, Skyrim, etc. Good PC games have a very long shelf life and the lobbies are full of other players. It’s a huge part of the platform’s appeal.

    There are tons of shitty, low value games, as you say, but the PC is the only platform for highly invested gamers. That this applies to a handful of games doesn’t really matter. The PC is the only place this applies at all.

    Again, you will find yourself pretty alone and unsympathised on this issue outside this mob.

    Right. And we’re supposed to ignore that the entire world standardized on XP and then moved, very reluctantly (and not in full), to Windows 7. And we’re supposed to ignore that these were the most stable, most predictable, and best supported platforms by third party ecosystems.

  20. That Exploit Guy

    We are supposed to believe that Safedisc is a true risk, yet MS put it into the very restricted Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2 .. without even thinking twice about it.

    Because they screwed up?

    IE runs on hardened-mode, you have to provide reasons when you reboot, yet the super-dangerous safedisc is allowed to reign freely?

    Because they screwed up?

    Screwed up? Please. We aren’t on Slashdot here.

    Yet, here, we are to accept (lest we become MS apologists/shills/stooges/whatever) the company is wholly capable of making a slew of other bad decisions, according to you and your peers, including but not limited to:

    – The disabling of Safedisc via hotfix
    – The lack of options of reject or delay updates (an issue only in the domestic version of Windows 10, which you are not permitted to use legally in commercial environments)
    – The “rolling release” update model (which I despise)
    – The introduction of “bad” Windows 10 stuff to previous versions of Windows
    – All those things that have been said about Windows 8/8.1

    Just throw in a few complaints of “that woman in a flannel shirt talking about video games on YouTube” and you will get the complete commentary base of former Techbroil.

    The only thing hard to believe here, I tell you, is that the same people are trying their darnedest to paint themselves as a group of well-adjusted adults.

  21. Video games, in their current form, are flash-in-a-pan deals at best. Think of them as summer Hollywood blockbusters: they are relevant as long as the hypes around them are still present, and they can last anywhere between several weeks to several months.

    Also, microtransactions. I have access to two versions of a game (Asphalt 6) with and without microtransactions. The one without is like a completely different game when it comes to enjoyment.

    —-

    As regards the safedisc thing, I think MS also wants to give a message to publishers: We will disable the driver of your third-party DRM solution anytime we feel like so. Sure, they started with an EOLed one. But who know what’s next? So why won’t you use the world-class(tm)(c) DRM solutions of the Metro Store?

  22. “But who know what’s next? So why won’t you use the world-class(tm)(c) DRM solutions of the Metro Store?”

    Because those of us for whom windows 10 is nothing more than the latest iteration of the support platform of the win32/64 apps that we use, the metro store is a non issue.

  23. But who know what’s next?

    The Threshold 2 update on W10 removes software it doesn’t like on its own during installation, with no notification, confirmation or warning.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-threshold-2-removes-some-desktop-programs-during-install-496120.shtml

    The message from MS is abundantly clear: Users are cattle.

  24. Because those of us for whom windows 10 is nothing more than the latest iteration of the support platform of the win32/64 apps that we use, the metro store is a non issue.

    That’s the whole point: Gradually erode win32/64 compatibility with every Threshold, so game companies (who don’t rely much on win32 anyway but on DirectX) are encouraged to go Metro. So users who are gamers are encouraged to go Metro.

    Because MS hopes this will help solve bug #1:
    https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/windows-phone/62403/gartner-windows-phone-market-share-falls-below-2-percent

    Don’t forget that MS is still the same company that has been promising document compatibility ever since RTF 2.0, and yet the biggest selling point of their office suite is that everything else is not 100% or even 99% compatible with it. I have zero trust on them that the whole “rolling release” of Windows 10 wasn’t a coup to erode the stability of win32 -without the users being able to prevent it- disguised under the name of security. As if noobs who don’t know why updates must be done mess with update settings (nope). Most unupdated systems are “black editions” in China anyway that will never upgrade to 10.

  25. Because MS hopes this will help solve bug #1

    This will never happen, even if they would remove win32 compatibility from W10 right now and forcefully upgrade every Windows installation in existence to it, from 3.1 to 8.1.

    Metro programs optimized for large desktop screen sizes are pretty much unusuable on phones.

    They still need to be “rewritten” for WP. It’s not “universal”. You have one binary and you can share libs, but you still have to optimize between the form factors a lot: GUI, system requirements, touch vs mouse, keyboard etc. It’s a far cry from automagic.

    And the marketshare for Windows Phone is so low, vendors won’t bother with this hassle.

    I know what MS wants, but their approach is destined to fail. It actually failed multiple times already: UWP is just an updated Metro from the W8 days. And WP8 and W8 were already pretty compatible

  26. That Exploit Guy

    As regards the safedisc thing, I think MS also wants to give a message to publishers: We will disable the driver of your third-party DRM solution anytime we feel like so. Sure, they started with an EOLed one. But who know what’s next?

    Yes, let us all tremble in fear and wonder which obscure, unmaintainable, mostly useless, productivity-unrelated, EoL-for-more-than-half-a-decade thing is going to get, well… *Gasp*, disabled next. Meanwhile, the rest of the world has better things to do, like work and engaging in recreational activities that don’t involve the definition of “nostalgia” as set by 20-year-olds.

    But, who knows my boss won’t breath down my neck next week and berate me for not letting him know some random crap his kids install on his laptop doesn’t work anymore? The possibilities are practically endless here. ;)

    Metro programs optimized for large desktop screen sizes are pretty much unusuable on phones.

    Of course, my dear. Perhaps you are absolutely correct and I am just imagining myself using the same app on both my 4″ phone and the 21″ screen I have at home.

    *Bwwwpp*… Did you here that? It’s the sound of a “broiltard” with an Android phone blowing out of his own tush again. Oh, the wonders of Mother Nature!

  27. %TEMP% is a great place to install programs and save important documents.

  28. Of course, my dear. Perhaps you are absolutely correct and I am just imagining myself using the same app on both my 4″ phone and the 21″ screen I have at home.

    You and three other people.

  29. “Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone 8”

    LOL, a W8/WP8 era link.

    More proof that this shit has been tried by MS multiple times already and the result all the time was:

    http://www.windowscentral.com/bank-america-end-support-windows-phone-app-early-march

    http://www.windowscentral.com/chase-bank-app-no-longer-works-windows-phone-support-now-entirely-cut

    Even MS themselves cannot produce worthwhile stuff with their metro garbage. The calculator in W10 feels far more sluggish than calc.exe, it’s also uglier and feels out of place on any form factor. And we’re talking about a simple calculator here.

    Edge has similar issues (large out of place menus, underpowered compared to all current browsers).

    UWP/Metro may run on different form factors, but it surely doesn’t “work” in the sense of being great to use. People aren’t that stupid and do notice, that’s why MS is so successful with their tard-garbage.

    Yes, let us all tremble in fear and wonder which obscure, unmaintainable, mostly useless, productivity-unrelated, EoL-for-more-than-half-a-decade..

    Shut up. You are still nothing more than a shill. Any doubts about your rehabilitation have been shattered with your above metrotard post.

  30. %TEMP% is a great place to install programs and save important documents.

    God, yea. Almost forgot.

    Linux empties the temp folder on boot, while Windows doesn’t. This was brought up either on LHB, TMR or Techbroil and Monco viciously argued why Linux was wrong doing this while MS was right about never bothering the temp folders and letting them reach gigabytes.

    He even went as far claiming that some programs might write documents and important persistent data into the temp folder. Fucking retarded.

    The temp-folder and safedisc-issues show all that you need to know about Monco. I am pretty sure the amount of applications using safedisc by far eclipses those that write documents and important data to the temp-folder. Yet MS was right about safedisc, but the freetards wrong about the temp folder, simply because Monco shills for MS instead of Linux.

  31. But, who knows my boss won’t breath down my neck next week and berate me for not letting him know some random crap his kids install on his laptop doesn’t work anymore?

    Apart from a compete twat, apparently you are also blind. Did you miss the link above which says that “Threshold 2” yanked some win32 apps from the system that weren’t 10 years old? Also, you do know Threshold 2 is an update that gets silently installed without the user having a say, right? That’s the state of win32 in Windows 10 right there: It works until some silent update yanks it out without warning

    “Multi-resolution apps for Windows Phone 8”
    Android has solved the “multi-resolution and multi-size” problem since ICS with fragments anyway. Apps scale smoothly from 4.2-inches to 10 inches. How did they manage to do it? They didn’t try to graft mouse support in it. Because combining a mouse-friendly environment intended for laptops with a touch-friendly for tablets does not make sense. Combining tablets and smartphones does (again, fragments) and has lead to interesting new form factors, which while not replacing the traditional ones, are form factors people actually like (Galaxy Note series).

    Although to be frank, Google seems to be swerving into the “let’s graft mouse support in it” direction with Material Design. Of course, it won’t be as good as win32. It can’t be. That’s the truly funny thing with Metro. All Metro tries to accomplish is level the playing field for Material Design.

    Linux empties the temp folder on boot, while Windows doesn’t.
    Windows doesn’t empty the temp folder even when running Disk Cleanup sometimes. Disk Cleanup shows something like 250MB temporary files, you clean them, and on the next Disk Cleanup… 240MB!

    The calculator in W10 feels far more sluggish than calc.exe, it’s also uglier and feels out of place on any form factor.
    Also, broken copy paste:

    http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/21718-cant-paste-into-calculator-excel.html
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/372374-how-do-you-copy-paste-windows-10-calculator.html

    Most bundled Windows 10 Metro (cr)apps look like student projects anyway. For example, the calculator project Terry wrote for his 3rd assignment, and was later code-reused by Microsoft, can’t remove stuff like dollar signs fro stuff pasted into it.

  32. It works until some silent update = a win32 app works until some silent update

  33. The behavior of %TEMP% is almost the sole reason “system cleaners” still exist in 2015, especially in the context of SSDs. Amusingly this is one problem Linux never had, never ever.

    Disk Cleanup shows something like 250MB temporary files
    That’s a minuscule number. Do you purge all the time?

    That’s the state of win32 in Windows 10 right there: It works until some silent update yanks it out without warning
    Yeah, well nothing it yanks out is important because Monco says so. This applies at all points in the past and all points in the future. QED.

    WorksForMe!(TM) and endlessly trashing unstable APIs and ABIs were cornerstones of Linux TM culture yet when it comes to Windows suddenly standards are changed. Granted Windows isn’t even close to the level of Linux (yet) but that’s no reason to cheer degradation, either, especially since there are no improvements in the forecast.

  34. Granted Windows isn’t even close to the level of Linux (yet) but that’s no reason to cheer degradation,

    Oh really? What was the last time Ubuntu updated itself without asking and without giving you a say on the matter, and yanked apps during the upgrade?

    No matter what we were telling freetards to quickly shut them up, if you stick to LTSes (as you should, duh), you have 2 years of unbroken compatibility.

    Windows advantage now is the fact it doesn’t have X.org (or it’s brain-dead aspiring replacements) or PusleAudio, and the vast library of win32 apps, because win10’s compatibility is of course much better than Wine’s.

    But Windows 7 and Windows 8 are still the best OSes you could have. I expect them both to become “the new XP”. But while the Vista hate was mostly unfounded after the first year, this time it’s for a reason.

  35. True, Linux doesn’t update itself, but the breakage between updates is still far greater than that with Windows. Well, I think it is. I haven’t upgraded a distro in years, but given the vacuum in mindshare in recent years that almost certainly has translated to resource reduction, I can’t imagine this has improved.

    Regarding yanking apps, that has happened in limited circumstances. For example, Debian replaced ffmpeg with libav for political reasons and then dishonestly suggested that the ffmpeg upstream project was defunct as a justification. But this is a pretty limited example.

    LTS isn’t a practical consideration for a desktop system. The software gets too old and you have to start playing repo games.

  36. BTW, does anybody knows how do I make Edge display the speed it’s downloading 2-3 files, or is this too un-hipster and hence should be embarassed for asking?

    I need to downloading some videos for ASP.NET, and in Firefox they get autoplayed everytime I click the download button, and I can’t right click -> save as because Microsoft website, so I ‘ve got to use Edge to download them.

  37. I need to downloading = I need to download

  38. BTW, I know we shouldn’t beat dead horses, but I can’t resist:

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/20/9767266/microsoft-lumia-950-review-windows-10-continuum

    The last time Microsoft had a high-end Windows smartphone in the US, it was nearly two years ago and the phone came wearing a Nokia logo and ran Windows Phone 8.

    Nearly two years to refresh their flagships? WTF? Did MS plopped 10 more layers of PHBs on top of the already Dilbert-y Nokia and made everything move at government speeds? No, scrap that, the government would have probably done better than that, just because of the pressure from the politicians to have something to show for the next mid-term, legislative, municipal, europarliament elections or whatever. With the frequency those typically occur, they ‘d have it done only in 1.5 years. Fast!

    Also, selling a plasticky “flagship” in 2015 for a cool 6 benjamins? How many benjamins worth of pot where they smoking?

    PS: And the truly funny thing is that, now that the holy Nokia logo is gone, forget the “WP does well in Europe” speak from fanbots. The chinese company who bought the rights to the trademark for a much lower price than Nokia’s smartphone division, they are going to do well… (all right, maybe okay-ish now that the Nokia name is being gradually forgotten by people)

  39. OFF-TOPIC: Is it possible to get a new post?

    The comments on this one have gotten too many and it’s getting long in the tooth to browse it with smartphones. Even if you do tricks like searching for “leave a” and search backwards (so you get landed on the bottom), you still have the problem that the smartphone takes too long to parse the page.

  40. BTW, does anybody knows how do I make Edge display the speed it’s downloading 2-3 files, or is this too un-hipster and hence should be embarassed for asking?

    No.

    You should try Vivaldi. It has the Chrome engine, but it is far less talky than Chrome and the UI isn’t dgraded.

  41. OFF-TOPIC: Is it possible to get a new post?

    Sure.

    I will make a new post tomorrow.

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