moresmarterthanspock wrote:Lol. For some reason I rarely use the Enter key on forums. Maybe I should type things up in a Word Processor like I did in college, then cut and paste my results to the forum for a more professional finish. Then again, the casual atmosphere of forums are nice.
Madman wrote:I started reading the first sentence, #&^@% a text BLOB, rant about WOW. Skipped to the end to read a few words, noticed Linux, and only then forced myself to read the whole thing. Arrrghhhh PAIN!!!
moresmarterthanspock wrote:Now with the threat of Kiosk-style OSs, and the forseen demise of the desktop, we are entering a world of over-simplicity. I love to use my brain to figure things out. I don't like the fact that I can figure out every option in the Wii setup menu in about 1 minute.
I am not fond that our choices are becoming more limited. Linux is great, but limited proprietary support, and the open-source drivers for GPU's lack some functionality. Then again, if there was full proprietary support for things such as Netflix(which uses Silverlight), or other content delivery services, many things in Linux would be closed off, because companies would not want to release their proprietary source code. Computers used to be fun for me, such as setting IRQ, DMA, and I/O jumper on hardware, and editing configuration files to make games run at their best.
I used to brag about using Linux, and now many people use dumb-downed versions of Linux, without appreciating or even being aware of what goes on under the hood. I suppose you could say I take pride in bragging rights. (Oh, you use Windows? I use Linux. What, never heard of it? It's pretty cool.) Now, it's(You use Linux too? Ubuntu? Really? Wow, I love to compile things. Oh, lol, you don't know what compiling is? Your missing out. Too bad. haha.) Ok, maybe there are a few things that non-techie mundanes still miss out on. But seriously, computing used to be a hobby, now it is a necessity, which to me, sucks. I'm all for change, but don't take away the good old days. Leave those options open for me, please.
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