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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 07 March 2009 12:59 : \____
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
> this bit o' wisdom:
>> ____/ RonB on Saturday 07 March 2009 06:37 : \____
>>> On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:46:02 -0600, Chris Ahlstrom
>>> <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I don't care about these results. I just feel Linux is a lot peppier
>>>> than Windows for most of what I do, subjectively.
>>> Not only is Linux faster on my laptop computer (dual boots CentOS 5.2 and
>>> XP), but there's also a lot less hard drive thrashing -- and less heat --
>>> and better battery life.
>>> But more importantly, no malware or virus threats -- and the anti-software
>>> is probably part of the reason that XP is slower.
>> Well, you never know...
> In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at
> work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond
> Microsoft makes no secret about the fact that Windows Vista is gathering
> information. End users have little to say, and no real choice in the
> matter. The company does provide both a Windows Vista Privacy Statement
> and references within the End User License Agreement for the operating
> system. Combined, the resources paint the big picture over the extent of
> Microsoft's end user data harvest via Vista.
> . . .
> Had Enough? I Didn't Think So!
> Microsoft has an additional collection of 47 Windows Vista features and
> services that collect user data. However, not all phone home and report
> to Microsoft. Although the data collection process is generalized across
> the list, user information is also processed and kept on the local
> machine, leaving just approximately 50% of the items to both harvest data
> and contact Microsoft. Still, Microsoft underlined the fact that the list
> provided under the Windows Vista Privacy Statement is by no means
> exhaustive, nor does it apply to all the company's websites, services and
> Does Windows 7 (Vista SP3) continue this tradition?
Do penguins still have wings?
~~ Best of wishes
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