- Nov 10, 2013
That all depends on your level of intelligence. Also yes it would. Besides the inherit nature of open source which means you can't do something for money without consequence, (looking at you CentOS), but there's also the fact that GNU Linux distros don't have a specific UI. If I want I can switch from Cinnamon UI to Mate, to KDE, to whatever I want by just logging out and back in. Which none of those GUI's have any sort of ads in the start menu or anywhere. Even if they did it would be one of many UI's people could switch to. I use Cinnamon because it's the most Windows like UI, but if they decided to inject ads then I'd probably switch to KDE or wait for someone to fork it since it's open source. This is why Open Office got forked into Iibre, and why Emby got forked into JellyFin. Someone does want to take their project to make monetary income but all that does is just force people to fork it. You can't fork Windows when Microsoft pushes for Just remove all the controls and add an uninterrupted end of file gate to each piece of ad content.
I am not talking about building out a workspace where you avoid fingerprinting wrappers.
I was talking about embedding ads into the content most people consume as being the better method as it’s harder for users to dodge.
Sure, fingerprinting a user off header data is clunkier when I can’t default ingest traces of their browsing history.
If the user commits to remote git we have a trace, if they’re dependent on certain package managers or repositories we have a trace.
I don’t necessarily have to have more than xserver and specific package dependencies installed to situationally use ui applications but that’s a different story.
Buddy of mine works for an MS centric MSP and has been decommissioning a lot of gear recently.Sadly the "workstation version" officially supported by AMD even for Threadripper Pro (WRX80) is just stock Windows 10 Pro and 11 Pro. Thats it, the entirety of their OS support for their non-Epyc platforms. Imagine you bought a $7000 CPU, $1000 MB and $1200 in DDR4 and you're greeted with shopping suggestions, hollywood gossip and Candy Crush.
That MS is adamant about no true Workstation SKU, and Pro is really just Home with domain joining, is telling. LTSC doesn't count because it's a different beast and requires an ELA, which locks out SMBs and retail users.
Some thinkstations & precisions came up, but I don’t need a desktop right now.
I cared more about having A5000/A5500/A6000 local, starting to focus less on Apache Airflow and more on Hudi.
Most of that stream flow visualization I wanted to rewrite with nvidia tensor connectors.
The VPN issues aren’t a problem, there are still carrier data centers I still have architect creds to.
Just have to give the Staff NA over there a heads up if there was something I absolutely had to consume.
The joke is that you pick a bunch of the partner networks and GRE thru them.
I keep hearing people talk about Brave, but Min made more sense for a non chromium alternative.
My assumption is most people can pickup js if they haven’t already.
I like the extensibility of electron applications, I stuffed diagram readers into vs code for a project I had to ship tonight and got some cool ideas of my own if I have to work with that org again.