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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    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?
    Never got into Apple. Costs were always too high for their systems.

    Which they probably wouldn't have been hacked had they been using even an older version of Linux. Linux will probably cost more in labor costs because you have to hire IT people who are actually competent, but it would greatly reduce all other IT costs. Why aren't those systems "updated"? Because of Licensing fees to MS? Costs? Sure, if the use Red Hat or one of the other companies that charge for support and special features (it is illegal to actually charge for Linux itself), then there would be some costs involved, but then a few good IT guys could use a free version. How much does your department pay for using Windows? How much for other software, such as office suites that would be free/included in Linux versions?

    Yes, viruses are installed due to user error, such as choosing to install windows. However, that does not change what a virus is. Phreakers/script kiddies deploy most viruses, not true hackers. But then, I haven't had to use a Virus checker or worry about them for years now, I simply didn't install the most prolific virus out there, Windows, in the first place. I also don't have an OS the checks in all the time with it's manufacture so they can "ensure" I'm not using in "illegal" software. A feature, which if hacked, leaves your system wide open btw.

    Has nothing to do with being "mad". Providing people with an alternative view point and letting them gain knowledge is not about anger or emotions.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    I like Bitcoin because it undermines the financial system and puts the financial power back into the hands of commoners. For the time being.

    Now that Microsoft is on board with Bitcoin, it's sure to see some heavy investment in the currency.

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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.
    Yeah... that's, um, new.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Never got into Apple. Costs were always too high for their systems.

    Which they probably wouldn't have been hacked had they been using even an older version of Linux. Linux will probably cost more in labor costs because you have to hire IT people who are actually competent, but it would greatly reduce all other IT costs. Why aren't those systems "updated"? Because of Licensing fees to MS? Costs? Sure, if the use Red Hat or one of the other companies that charge for support and special features (it is illegal to actually charge for Linux itself), then there would be some costs involved, but then a few good IT guys could use a free version. How much does your department pay for using Windows? How much for other software, such as office suites that would be free/included in Linux versions?

    Yes, viruses are installed due to user error, such as choosing to install windows. However, that does not change what a virus is. Phreakers/script kiddies deploy most viruses, not true hackers. But then, I haven't had to use a Virus checker or worry about them for years now, I simply didn't install the most prolific virus out there, Windows, in the first place. I also don't have an OS the checks in all the time with it's manufacture so they can "ensure" I'm not using in "illegal" software. A feature, which if hacked, leaves your system wide open btw.

    Has nothing to do with being "mad". Providing people with an alternative view point and letting them gain knowledge is not about anger or emotions.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Linux smugness is rivaled only by Apple fanboys.
    And yet, you offer insult instead of answering the questions. Which would give someone reading your post an alternative view and information supporting that view? Could it be because what I posted was truth, not smugness as you call it?
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin - TechRaptor







    I wasn't very pro-bitcoin and still ain't. I see it as a money laundering scheme and the avenue for criminals to purchase and transfer money for all sort of criminal activities and unless it gets fixed, what's the point of having it? It's no better than normal currency, indeed, with a few more chinks that normal currency.


    Anyway. Microsoft started accepting them for some online/digital services in the USA alone so yeah... we'll see where it goes. They are trying to get a piece of a bitcoin paying market that has been growing very much in the past 2 years.
    Bitcoin is a fake currency, backed by nothing but faith, much like....... The US dollar.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Never got into Apple. Costs were always too high for their systems.

    Which they probably wouldn't have been hacked had they been using even an older version of Linux. Linux will probably cost more in labor costs because you have to hire IT people who are actually competent, but it would greatly reduce all other IT costs. Why aren't those systems "updated"? Because of Licensing fees to MS? Costs? Sure, if the use Red Hat or one of the other companies that charge for support and special features (it is illegal to actually charge for Linux itself), then there would be some costs involved, but then a few good IT guys could use a free version. How much does your department pay for using Windows? How much for other software, such as office suites that would be free/included in Linux versions?

    Has nothing to do with being "mad". Providing people with an alternative view point and letting them gain knowledge is not about anger or emotions.
    It's not just about software fees. There is a huge learning curve in large organizations and partial unwillingness for top executives to even care. Many times, they choose the easiest route instead of the cheapest. Don't ask me why. Execs hate large scale changes unless they can understand it and/or think of it. Then there is time constraints and teaching employees about new features and where "everything went." That's a common phrase I hear all time from updating certain windows programs. An entirely new ecosystem will freak everyone and other systems that work well already, out. It's the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality that still drives a lot of business.

    We're a non-profit so the cost is a negligible factor since we get great 80% discounts from MS and even 20% from Verizon services.

    Hope that clears some things up for you and maybe you learned something you never thought of before.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    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.
    Your definition is noted.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post

    Has nothing to do with being "mad". Providing people with an alternative view point and letting them gain knowledge is not about anger or emotions.
    You never answered my question:
    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?
    You're not doing a very good job with your stated crusade. This thread is about MS adapting bitcoins, not which OS is better. Something I would think you would be happy about. It shows MS future plans to be more open to adapting technologies. Yet you continue to ignore this even when I try to go back to the main topic. You keep spouting on about Linux and how MS is a "virus." Such purgative language suggests the very opposite of what you claimed. For you, it is about your linux agenda even when this topic has nothing to do with linux. I was kindly enough to answer your questions but until you answer mine about this topic, we will no longer debate the linux angle.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    And yet, you offer insult instead of answering the questions. Which would give someone reading your post an alternative view and information supporting that view? Could it be because what I posted was truth, not smugness as you call it?
    You called the most prolific operating system on the planet a virus. In a thread about bitcoins, for some reason. Don't pretend like you're here for reasoned debate based on facts, buddy. It's just sad.

    We have other forums for your little vendetta.
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