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[–] [email protected] 200 points 1 month ago (7 children)

Reclaim your PC. Make it yours once more. Join the penguins.

[–] leetamus 62 points 1 month ago (7 children)

I dualboot to accommodate a handful of apps. Linux loads up fast and awaits my command once logged in. Meanwhile my pretty much fresh windows build sets my cooling fans on full before I’ve even touch the mouse.

I admit it was a bit of a learning curve getting things set up as I like, but man Linux is such a better experience.

[–] rockSlayer 20 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (4 children)

You might like a VM for Windows instead, so there's no risk of a windows update taking a hammer to your bootloader

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

There’s something refreshing and simple about the computer doing what you tell it to do and nothing extra.

When you don’t want or need your hand held, there is a simple beauty.

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[–] [email protected] 78 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Idk what I can say about this except "lol"

[–] Diplomjodler3 34 points 1 month ago (1 children)

My reaction too. Next thing they'll have a hand reach out from the monitor and slap you in the face every time you log on. And people will still put up with it.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (4 children)

A lot of people don’t have a choice

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[–] DaddleDew 76 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Microsoft needs to be broken up.

Any company that can be so blatantly anti consumer and still makes boatloads of money is obviously abusing its dominant position on the market.

[–] conquer4 34 points 1 month ago (5 children)

Didn't happen with Apple, or IBM, or Google, or Facebook, or....

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[–] Vipsu 41 points 1 month ago (1 children)

This time the software giant is trying out having PC Manager suggest that you 'repair' your system by reverting to Microsoft's default search engine, Bing.

These are sound like things that are just begging European union to milk out some cash from Microsoft through fines.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago (1 children)

They probably already set it up to not happen in Europe

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[–] Mostly_Harmless_Variant 39 points 1 month ago (29 children)

Turned on my computer yesterday and this popped up. No option to decline. I had to go into the registry last week get all traces of OneDrive out. It's worse than just ads; it's also forcing its other products. Like: Bitch, I'm just here for your OS. Fuck off with all your neediness.

"Let's finish setting up your PC Your PC needs to be backed up and connected to a few more Microsoft services to help you work more easily and securely acrossall your devices.

Back up your files with OneDrive cloud storage Have peace of mind knowing they're backed up and available acrossyour devices

Enhance your web browsing experience Restore Microsoft recommended browser settings.

Achieve more with a Microsoft 365 subscription Get premium Microsoft 365 apps, 1 TB of cloud storage to back up files and photos, and more

Back up your phone to your PC Access your phone's photos, texts, and more, right on your PC.

Sign in quickly with Windows Hello Securely unlock your device with a touch or a smile.

Remind me in 3 days or Continue"

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

I switched Linux distributions last night and it took maybe 15-30 minutes (including download time) and I've had no issues (once again). I'm so glad I don't have to deal with that crap anymore.

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[–] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

When I made this, I did not expect I'd use it much. Then...Windows 11.

[–] [email protected] 34 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Windows: System needs repairing Me: proceeds to install linux mint

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[–] [email protected] 29 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] khannie 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 29 points 1 month ago

They about to find out the only reason people don't use Linux is because Windows is 'convenient.'

[–] [email protected] 28 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Here's a tool to permanently fix your windows installation from all this BS.

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[–] BadlyTimedLuck 10 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

I think today might be the day. I'm tired of every piece of tech's infuriatingly enshittification of things. I wanted to google something normal only for the AI to spout nonhelpful, sponsored links. I'm sick of it ALL!!! I wanna burn silicon valley down and start fresh at this point

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Do it, fucking go crazy, let all your weird fucked up dark fantasies out, as both a very chaotic person but also a very thoughtful and caring person, fucking now is the time to do it.

Linux has gotten really good, drivers are good. You can do it and your headaches will be so much less in the end.

Come over to the bright side.

Let your dark fantasies about doing lots of dirty things through the command line or whatever come true. Install a bunch of open source software and don’t even tell your husband.

It is 2024 do whatever the fuck you want, corporations have completely folded their hands and completely quit even playing the game of providing you (not rich person) with functional visions of products or even functional products. Why? I don’t even know honestly, I mean I am definitely a nerd about open source software and a raging socialist but it is truly astonishing how quick enshittification is in this late stage of 2024, it is the continual experience of standing im front of a massive glacier and watching square kilometer chunks calving and collapsing for no apparent logical reason.

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[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago (19 children)

Hey, my weekly reminder to tell you that I, a Windows 11 user on five computers without any special tweaks, have never seen a single one of those ads people keep talking about on Lemmy.

[–] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

The subtitle of the article says it's not available in the US -

PC Manager app is only available in some regions, but could come to the US eventually

[–] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

So you're saying you, a windows 11 user on five computers running Microsoft's default preferred configuration don't receive any nagware notifications for deviating from Microsoft's preferred configuration? Fascinating

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[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Big corps love A/B testing, slow rollouts and geo-restricted features. You might be in a different group than people that get all these ads.

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Lemmy demographic feels like mostly Linux users.

Lemmy posters are on vegan level of promoting Linux, and sith level of hate on Windows.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (4 children)

Join the dark side! We have penguins!

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[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Same? I'm really confused which ads they're taking about

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (7 children)

I just installed Win11 on a work computer last week, and there were at least 3 screens of the installer trying to push o365 or one drive.

Then you have the start menu where if you look for a software, 90% of the menu is an ad trying to push you a software. At the bottom, you have your search results.

And then there is the pop ups on the bottom right of the screen trying to sell you Candy Crush or another bullshit software.

That's awful and I'm glad it wasn't my computer

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

You must be in the B group or something, do you use a Microsoft account to login with or a local user?

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[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I just switched all my systems over to mint. I used to think Linux was the "just at work" environment. But now I'm flipping it. I'm sick of Windows, I know it's less hassle but my digital well-being needs a break from ads.

[–] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

It is truly the year of the Linux desktop.

[–] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago (1 children)

My grandma call me saying she's sick of Widows and its shenanigans and asked me to install gentoo on her machine next time I come around. Gonna be a fun weekend.

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[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago (3 children)

I just rolled back my Win 11 to Win 10 only to use temporarily while I test some other distros to see which one(s) I like.

Shout out to Ventoy, my new favorite usb utility.

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

I fully switched to Fedora for a week now and it felt like a fresh air

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (17 children)

And that's why I switched to Linux.

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Stockholm Syndrome is the only explanation I can come up with at this point.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Stockholm Syndrome

Completely off topic: Stockholm syndrome gets its name from a hostage situation where the police seemed to show no care or concern for the hostages' safety and the captors did more to protect them than law enforcement. Of course the hostages' felt more empathy towards their captors.

According to accounts by Kristin Enmark, one of the hostages, the police were acting incompetently, with little care for the hostages' safety. This forced the hostages to negotiate for their lives and releases with the robbers on their own. In the process, the hostages saw the robbers behaving more rationally than the police negotiators and subsequently developed a deep distrust towards the latter.[9] Enmark had criticized Bejerot specifically for endangering their lives by behaving aggressively and agitating the captors. She had criticized the police for pointing guns at the convicts while the hostages were in the line of fire, and she had told news outlets that one of the captors tried to protect the hostages from being caught in the crossfire.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago (5 children)

Honestly I think many consumers go buy “computer” & have no concept that it has an operating system or that you can change it.

If you know there is an alternative, then yeah… wtf

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[–] corroded 8 points 1 month ago (6 children)

I use a mixture of Linux and Windows 10 LTSC on my PCs/servers/VMs. I will be the first to admit that Windows does sometimes make sense to use. My desktop PC and my dev environment are both Windows 10.

That being said, what is the advantage in using Windows 11 over 10? As far as I can tell, it's worse in every way. Built-in ads, a crappier UI, forced obsolescence with TPM requirements, and "feature" bloat that nobody asked for.

10 was a clear improvement over 8, but 11 just seems all-around worse.

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