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  • emberpunk@lemmy.mltoLinux@lemmy.mlHow bad is Microsoft?
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    1 month ago

    Ok but look on the bright side of things! you get great futures with this big tech concentration and control of the market. For instance, who else doesn’t want a operating system hotkey to Linkedin, baked into their settings? How did I use a computer without that before?!


  • I agree, and I love it. Sure there are some iffy aspects of it that may give trouble, but for the most part a lot of those problems I’ve experienced can easily be solved by a quick search or are “would be nice but i’m sure it will work soon” features, and I can’t even think of any recent examples with the latter. So I’m left with a great learning experience to how my computer works, another win.

    Linux has also taught me to make good references. You get a very different experience to your computer than with a regular windows machine that ‘works’.

    I like to point out how I can update installed apps with a simple command (e.g., sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade).

    No bloat, no ads, open source and the communities are just amazing and helpful.

    What’s there not to like?

    I don’t think I could ever use windows again, and it makes me proud.


  • This might come off as an easy way out to your question, but very simply I just don’t bother with games that don’t run on linux. There’s enough really great titles that run great on linux, especially with the help of proton.

    I can’t be bothered with using windows anymore. It’s so bad. It’s very very bad, I rather do something else than have to play games under windows. I’ll only use windows if I absolutely m must, like for when I’m at work.


  • emberpunk@lemmy.mltoLinux@lemmy.mlHow bad is Microsoft?
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    1 month ago

    There is a lot out there on why from a lot of sources, so definitely not hard to do research on this. Definitely research the history of this company regarding anti-competition, Bill Gate’s letter to hobbyists regarding intellectual property and markets (which touches on the whole proprietary vs FOSS suff). You can also just use their products for a while and see for yourself, note what you like and what you don’t like (for me the latter is more likely), and make your own judgement.