Care to elaborate a little and tell us why you agree with limbojoop? FYI, I’m a non-smoker.
Yes, I have a 360. Also a PS3, Wii and virtually every other popular home console released since 1990, so playing the “bias” card won’t wash with me I’m afraid.
Don’t get me wrong, I use Linux from time to time when it serves its purpose (such as cross-compiling for other architectures for custom router firmware, etc.) but I don’t worship any particular OS like an idol. I just use them when I need them, it just so happens that Windows gets the most use by far.
I just don’t see why people always jump on Microsoft citing their business practices. I’m not going to defend them here, I do agree that some of their past antics have been questionable; but you can bet your ass that any other company, regardless of size, will do things with which some of us might not agree, in the name of furthering their business.
steveo119, have you ever used a Canon printer/scanner/camera, bought/driven a GM car, eaten at a Pizza Hut or drunk Coca-Cola?
The fact is, many, if not most, large companies do things at some point which might seem morally wrong to you and me, but we use the products because we like the products. Just because you might not agree with their actions doesn’t automatically mean they make a shit product.
What I don’t agree with is people spouting off propaganda about how a product is a “sloppy piece of garbage” then citing business practices rather than actually stating what the problems are with the product itself. It’s even worse when they follow it up with a recommendation, but again fail to state what makes their preferred product any better.
You just have to ask yourself, who’s smoking the dope here? The people who come up with the propaganda in the first place, or those who fall for it? It’s certainly not me.