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ubuntu unity adds a feature that sends your search queries to amazon over https. this feature is enabled by default but can be turned off. RESULT: community-wide outrage, massive backlash, feature is set to opt-in and has since been removed

windows 10 adds ridiculously invasive spying to its operating system, bakes in ads, bundles candy crush, forces restarts for updates, aggressively forces upgrading from windows 7/8/8.1 for an entire year, uses the insider rings to test buggy updates, repeatedly "accidentally" resets the default browser to edge, injects advertisements for edge into the operating system, advertises onedrive from the file manager, forces invasive telemetry on users that can be made less invasive (but never disabled) by upgrading to the more expensive version... RESULT: outrage, backlash, etc. some hold on to 7/8.1 but eventually give in. windows 10 becomes the most popular OS in the world. users accept that this is the way things are now.

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i'm glad i have so many followers who use windows, because no matter how horrible my posts get, they won't bother looking for an alternative to them

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"oh yeah, she just posts these giant advertisements now. it's not too bad since you can just scroll past them."

"she DMs me repeatedly to call me a wanker but i just muted that word and now the DMs don't show up"

"i mean, considering all the work she does on the posts, $150 isn't too bad a price for the premium subscription"

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@lynnesbian This feels like a textbook example of different sets of expectations between two different communities.

@lynnesbian considering how cute and pretty she is, $150 isn't too bad a price for the premium subscription

@lynnesbian to be fair, the amount you post about dicks this probably describes me

@lynnesbian cursed masto account who drinks your pepsi and calls you a wanker.

@lynnesbian I like to randomly restart my follower's computers so they lose all their work and appreciate me more.

@lynnesbian I forget who said it but it’s so true. People will always rally behind the person who calls for change. Until they realize that it means they have do something differently from what they’re doing now.

@lynnesbian they are essentially becoming a full software as a service subscription service with 2 level tiers for a while now, which is consequential but weird.

@lynnesbian I will not be shamed for my aversion to having to use WINE and WINEtricks to get programs that I already use to run less smoothly c:

I have a Linux partition, I just ignore it most of the time because it's so much less convenient

@jacethechicken ah okay, if you're using it for intensive gaming then yeah that makes sense

@jacethechicken @lynnesbian for me it was the same until I started using R daily for the job. Now the Windows partition gets visited twice a month if lucky.

@lynnesbian Insert inflated head meme here with "centrist" crossed-out and replaced with MacOS.

@lynnesbian damn that's the best toot about Windows I ever read :')

@Nocta subscribe to Lynne Sbian for constant disparagements of everyone's favourite operating system monopoly

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@lynnesbian I mean, I'm on Linux (Mint, no dual boot) so I'm just watching eating popcorn :D

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@lynnesbian (I'm on Windows at work though but I didn't choose and a good catharsis feels good :D)

@lynnesbian Must admit, the only reason I have a windows machine is because games. If the games I want and have paid for were playable on linux, I'd migrate completely, but with most there's just no way. Many of course will run in wine or another emu, but even when they do, it's usually with limited functionality and you end up spending 80% of your time struggling to make things work.

I do have Linux machines, of course. Its just the big screen, game-setup is Windows because meh! Life sucks!

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@lynnesbian changing away from windows isnt that easy, lynne

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@lynnesbian linux requires more knowledge of how computers work than i have

@Bisexuhell there are easier to use distros like elementary and mint that don't require usage of the command line

@Bisexuhell distribution, ubuntu is a "distro" of Linux, as is arch, mint, etc. they're different things that come with seperate sets of bundled software, for example, mint comes with the cinnamon desktop environment, whereas fedora comes with gnome. both of them are still linux, and you can install linux programs on either of them

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@lynnesbian I use Windows to game a lot, which Linux doesn't have great support for as far as I can tell (do correct me if I'm wrong), but also the few step by step guides I've looked at suggest downloading it on another PC and installing it to the desired one via USB or something, and I don't have acces to another PC and seriously cannot afford to fuck this one up under any circumstance

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@lynnesbian You're right that I probably should be using Linux, or I should at least have it somewhere where I can use it if I'm not doing a Windows-specific thing, but I'm not really in a position where I can make that change rn

@Bisexuhell you don't have to install it from a seperate computer actually, you can burn it to a DVD/USB from the computer you're using

but if you're using it for intensive gaming then yes, windows is sadly your only option

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@lynnesbian
I gave Microsoft the finger a long time ago. I use only two of their products: Skype and LinkedIn. I will probably dump Skype as soon as I run out of calling credits, but there's no real alternative to LinkedIn at this point. I was also a fairly early adopter of LinkedIn, before Microsoft bought them.

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@lynnesbian
My laptop runs Ubuntu, and none of the PCS I could call mine have run Windows in over a decade.

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@lynnesbian you forgot: overwrites other OSes partitions when in need for space during updates… partitions declared in the very partitionning schemes Microsoft designed (MBR & GPT)…

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@mmu_man @lynnesbian had no idea that such a thing could happen.
Note for the future: aggressively free disk space before any Windows update; keep updates paused as much as possible.

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@lynnesbian i used MacOS for ten years, switched to ubuntu for a while from that, and have been using windows for the past year or so. windows is such garbage and i will almost certainly install linux again at some point

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@lynnesbian
User bases are completely different.

@lynnesbian Remember when we had antitrust laws and sued Microsoft for even just including Internet Explorer with windows

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@lynnesbian Linux desktop environments are all terrible. People will value usability and convenience over pretty much everything else.

@lynnesbian people who use Ubuntu can quickly move to another distro, putting pressure on Canonical.

People who use Windows can quickly realize they have no alternative 🐈

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@lynnesbian @lnxw48a1 I am still on Windows 8.1 and will never get 10 ☺️

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@lynnesbian - it‘s the same old story again and again... like Win95 crashing all the time and the users like „well, it‘s normal, just reboot...“
While on Linux every few weeks XFree86 freeze and people are like „total crap! Can‘t work thst way! Linux is unstable and not usuable! I want my Win95 back!!“

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@lynnesbian computers are like air conditioners, they work fine until you open windows :226276526d1e51da:

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@lynnesbian So much this. I am fed up with Windows 10 resetting my default PDF viewer to Edge. I installed Adobe Reader for a reason, and that reason is that Edge is not a good PDF reader.

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@lynnesbian wow, windows has gotten even worse than i knew since i quit that shit.

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