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About iwasaperson

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  1. I'm happy to say that AMD drivers have improved quite a great deal. Just use the open source AMDGPU driver. Note that your GPU has to support it, otherwise, you'll be using the older radeon driver. But yeah, fglrx (the old proprietary driver) was awful, and I'm glad that it died in a fire. Nvidia users just need to use those proprietary drivers and that should be fine.
  2. 1. I am a home user that uses Linux as their main OS. 2. Linux was not mentioned one time in that post, only UNIX. 3. macOS is a UNIX based OS, and that seems pretty damn relevant for the home market. 4. Chromebooks and Android are both Linux based. Again, pretty damn relevant. 5. SteamOS is based on Debian, so Valve definitely thinks it's relevant. 6. Ubuntu exists specifically to make using Linux easier for normal people ("Linux for human beings" used to be their slogan).
  3. I would have considered it if it was GP100, but now I'll just wait for Vega or the 1080 Ti. No way I'm spending $1200 on what the 1080 Ti will probably be with more RAM. I'm especially excited for Vega since AMD seemed to have greatly improved their Linux drivers with the RX 480 (although still not on the same level as Nvidia's drivers).
  4. Which is why I do all of my gaming in VMs. Debian + iGPU is my host OS, and it's where I do all of my main computing (internet/video/email/etc.), and I have three VMs for specific use cases: Ubuntu for games that work on Linux (AMD 7870), Windows 10 for games that don't work on Linux (AMD 7870), and Windows 7 for retro gaming with CRT_EmuDriver and RetroArch (ATi 4350) Obviously you can just go with a Windows 10 VM for gaming, but make sure your CPU has support for VT-d if you're going to go this route.
  5. ​...Kind of. ​Linux is just a kernel, you know. For all we know, Intel wouldn't be making major changes to the kernel, and instead focusing on the userland a la Android. ​ ​Android does not have to be libre (even though it is). In fact, Android is licensed under the Apache license, as it does not use the GNU userland. This is how you have so many proprietary spinoffs (HTC Sense, Samsung Touchwiz, etc.), and all they have to do is release the source code for the kernel.
  6. I say no thank you if it has those horrible sprites from the mobile phone versions.
  7. I got the sarcasm, and that's what I was responding to. I'd still like an answer to my question.
  8. Why bring up Microsoft in this thread? It has nothing to do with anything about phone data. But since you did...It's up to Microsoft to prove that they aren't collaborating with the NSA, as they have in the past: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/11/microsoft-nsa-collaboration-user-data As for now, I'll assume that the NSA is still forcing Microsoft to give them data, including the Windows 10 telemetry data. I have no idea why you feel the need to constantly defend Microsoft and Windows 10. Do you work for them or something? You might not care about privacy, but that's no excuse to p
  9. Even if they stopped collecting phone data, who cares? It's not like they'll stop collecting data from the internet/private companies any time soon. Also, I don't believe that they'll stop for one second.
  10. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/491755-windows-10-november-update-th2-a-service-was-renamed/page-1#entry6595410
  11. You don't need to. I already have earlier in this thread.
  12. ...Kind of. That is what telemetry is supposed to be, but now in addition to sending telemetry about the system, it sends telemetry about the user (by default, anyway), and that is unacceptable.It would be great if Microsoft let us see the data it was sending before encrypting it. Why is it on by default in the first place? Why should users have to opt out of data collection? That should be opt in. And again, turning it off in Windows 10 doesn't truly disable it: http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/
  13. Everyone raised hell about Canonical sending search queries to Amazon. They have since added an option to disable it, and they will remove it in Unity 8. And since it is libre (open source), you can see that the option does indeed work, unlike Windows 10, where turning the privacy settings to off doesn't stop data from being sent to Microsoft.