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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It takes a special kind of stupid to somehow draw some parallel between Microsoft's dominance of the operating system market and Obama. It truly does.
    What parallel, other than both are stupid and result from mass stupidity of the public. Not that I would expect you, a communist, to understand that.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    What parallel, other than both are stupid and result from mass stupidity of the public. Not that I would expect you, a communist, to understand that.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Then time to hire new office workers if they are really that dumb. BTW, at the user level, there is very little difference in how things are accessed on a Linux system with a gui and with how they are done on Windows. The important differences are not at that level, if you actually knew anything about Linux you would know that. A Linux GUI can even be set up to look just like windows, should someone actually want to do that.
    Doesn't matter. Windows is standard in business practice. If you worked in an office you would know that. No office other than, purhaps software developers will overhaul their existing infrastructure to run linux and linux based software. I always talk about the general population and do so from their point of view on here. I work in IT and I know how linux works more than most people, doesn't mean I would recommend offices to use it for their main Operating Systems for their everyday employees. Its just not going to happen. Fanboys may not think there is much difference but to the casual user, there is!

    I've seen people freak about changes from MS 2003-2007. Going to an entirely new way of doing things is not going to make things better.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Doesn't matter. Windows is standard in business practice. If you worked in an office you would know that. No office other than, purhaps software developers will overhaul their existing infrastructure to run linux and linux based software. I always talk about the general population and do so from their point of view on here. I work in IT and I know how linux works more than most people, doesn't mean I would recommend offices to use it for their main Operating Systems for their everyday employees. Its just not going to happen. Fanboys may not think there is much difference but to the casual user, there is!

    I've seen people freak about changes from MS 2003-2007. Going to an entirely new way of doing things is not going to make things better.
    Wonder if that will remain the case after all the recent hacking? The press is good about not revealing the OS that was hacked, but having seen Sony's attitude towards alternative OSs, I have little doubt it was MS.

    Then you also know that because an office desktop is MS based and accesses the network, then the network becomes vulnerable because of that desktop.

    As an industry "insider", an IT worker, tell us, how many of those systems had MS operating systems as their main or available as a gateway into networks run on other OS systems.

    Also, as someone who works in IT, you should know that your definition of what a virus is is completely wrong. A virus exploits weak and poorly written code that has errors in it. Dangling pointers, poor protection, etc. Probably because it was written by script kiddies using MS development cheats. Changing how one virus attacks a weakness doesn't actually fix the weakness, that is why so many viruses attack the same weakness, just through different vectors. MS rarely fixes the real problem, only the vector of the virus attack. That and it's weak separation between "root" will always make it vulnerable. Not to mention it's very poor management of and distribution of updates.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    1. Wonder if that will remain the case after all the recent hacking? The press is good about not revealing the OS that was hacked, but having seen Sony's attitude towards alternative OSs, I have little doubt it was MS.

    2. As an industry "insider", an IT worker, tell us, how many of those systems had MS operating systems as their main or available as a gateway into networks run on other OS systems.

    3. Also, as someone who works in IT, you should know that your definition of what a virus is is completely wrong.
    1. Sure it will still remain the case, people will just update to windows 7 and above. I've also heard of companies moving to MAC!
    2. I'm assuming here you mean the systems that have gotten hacked. My guess is that they were Windows XP, which a lot of companies still use because they have piss poor IT departments and an even worse IT budget. I'm not talking about tech companies here. I'm talking places like Target/Home Depot. My department oversees about 500 computers and we have about half of them updated. It's a slow process to be sure.
    3. In my actual real world experience most viruses are installed due to user error. Hacks are caused by people wanting to exploit the systems.

    So are you mad that MS in adapting BitCoins or would you rather Linux become a per profit organization and force people to buy linux for their software?
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Hardly arrogance to consider the facts and draw a conclusion.
    Since the choice of an operating system has nothing at all to do with native intelligence, perhaps I'll change arrogance to confusion.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    There's another investment I've never really understood. For the doomsday prepper types, I mean. It's a shiny rock with a few niche industrial and vanity uses, all of which basically vanish if the dollar/economy/civilization collapses. You can't eat it, you can't make anything useful with it, and nobody is going to want it more than things you can eat, drink, live in, or defend yourself with. It was a currency for a long time basically because it was both rare and useless.
    You cannot make anything useful out of paper currency either.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh, I'm not a prepper or anything like that, but gold has value right now and it's probably a safer bet than bitcoin.
    Much safer over the last year.

    Bitcoin has dropped over 50% in 2014 so far.

    Gold is actually up 1.6% on the year so far.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    I have no opinion on BitCoin, neither pro or con, but have adopted a wait and see attitude.

    I'm wondering if this is going to bit MS in the ass one of these days, or not.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Since the choice of an operating system has nothing at all to do with native intelligence, perhaps I'll change arrogance to confusion.
    Then perhaps you misunderstand, or choose to misunderstand the context derived meaning of stupid. In this case, stupid being potentially intelligent people making poor choices out of ignorance when they have no excuse, other than laziness, for their ignorance.

    Leftist are stupid, never said they didn't have an IQ. Ok, maybe in a few cases I did in fact say that concerning certain individuals.

    Stupidity, as I generally use the term, is not using the intelligence that they have to make good choices.
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