My wife got a new computer...
Microsoft: "You don't need to do this... we can make it work..."
@emacsen I wish there was a button that makes the edge cry if you choose to install firefox.. sounds like something M$ would do
My wife is a developer with at least 20 years experience, nearly as much as me.
She has a Linux box (that she admittedly doesn't use much) but she is fully aware of the options.
But even if none of this were true, it would be highly inappropriate for me to take her computing options away. She's an adult and can make her own informed decisions, the same as I can.
Genuine question, and I'm not exepecting an answer but something to think about...
If she'd have been a man, instead of a woman, would you have made the same suggestion of doing something on her computer because it's essentially "for her own good"?
I could be wrong but my experience is we don't talk about men this way, but folks (even other women) are quick to take women's autonomy away.
I react very strongly to that stuff.
@emacsen If it's W11 then She should be careful
@emacsen This propaganda is working. My friends recalls his professor who tried to convince his whole class to use Edge because it had TTS.
Someone might want to hit them with an anti-trust claim.
On the other hand, i must admit that i sometimes use Edge. Even on Linux. Because i can.
@email@example.com Nobody should install Linux against their will. Or Windows. Or any OS, everyone can be content with what they have.
@emacsen damn lmao. It reminds me of a particularly pathetic billboard a then-unpopular party once put up in Toronto during a by-election campaign: "We've Changed."
@emacsen I remember that when I was setting up my laptop. I had to set it up twice because the only way to set it up without the microsoft store having a say in what I download on my own computer, I had to set it up with no internet connection.
How is this not a monopolistic behaviour? How is it that EU authorities are not fining Microsoft's for this?
@emacsen I wonder how it would react to search for a Linux distro. I would expect a tell about WSL then;)
Schon krass! Bing ist als Suchmaschine für mich jetzt raus. Ergebnisse mit Anspruch auf Objektivität sind anscheinend nicht zu erwarten.
Ich habe sehr gute Erfahrungen mit der Meta Suchmaschine #metager . Die nutzt zwar neben anderen Datenbanken auch Bing, aber ordent die Suchergebnisse nach anderen Kriterien.
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