Software will always have as many bugs as users will tolerate before switching to something else. Therefore, the higher the cost to users of switching, the more bugs the software will have. This is why companies tend to devote significantly more resources to maximixing the cost to users of switching than they do to software quality.
A thing I wish more people in tech understood: Being able to choose your hardware at all, much less have the time to have opinions about it, is a major luxury, a sign of significant privilege.
An awful lot of people don't own their hardware. And I don't mean in the open source "you don't really own an android phone" sense, I mean it's a fleet vehicle work bought from the lowest bidder, locked down and handed them, or their parents (or controlling spouse) bought, or it's a library machine....
Cyclists are a disaster for the economy!!
- don’t buy cars
- don’t borrow money to buy too big senseless bolids
- don't buy fuel
- don't pay for repairs
- don't use paid parking
- don't cause any major accidents
- don´t need multi-lane highways
@drq Yeah... Telemetry. Wacom was already caught hands full in the honey pot: https://robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wacom-drawing-tablets-track-name-of-every-application-you-open/ .It made top news of many tech website https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wacom-tablet-sending-data-google-analytics and had to publish apologies and fix it (by adding option for consent, of course).
I guess it is the same here. Brands wants to know who use their driver, for what, how long... I would probably advice someone installing their driver to put the executable behind a strong firewall rule.
"It's a feature"
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Mu #kububtu install screwed the graphic configuration, now I'm being forced to distro hopping. What should I install?
I think the last update of #firefox caused me problems.
I can't play any videos now.
(The OS is Ubuntu.)
If you pirate any remotely popular culture you're counted as the reason why anticircumvention laws exist.
If you watch them "legitimately" you're incorrectly counted as supporting said anticircumvention laws.
If you shun popculture entirely, you might struggle to socialize.
Something's very wrong here!
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Making a new account here since my last mastodon instance kind of died.
Also, I'm a #vegan.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.