• lustrum@sh.itjust.works
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    Not just that. Every windows update I have to go through the fucking setup screen. No I don’t want an office subscription, no I don’t want onedrive, no don’t tailor ads, no don’t collect telemetry.

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      Settings > System > Notifications > Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of Windows

      Disable this, there are a few others in that area you might consider disabling too

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          Still can’t play most competitive fps games on Linux. There’s a couple, but the majority are still windows only.

          My reasoning is that it’s way too inconvenient to need to restart my pc multiple times a day if I want to play games. Add in that my audio solution doesn’t work at all on Linux (GoXLR) that requires me to use a separate set of peripherals and it just becomes less of a hassle to use windows over Linux.

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              Anti-cheats block Linux. EAC theoretically supports it, but from what I can tell it’s a less secure option for both windows and Linux, ensuring a lot of devs never turn it on.

              Also idk what it is, but proton performance seems to be ~1/2-1/3 of what I get on native windows for pretty much every game. Had to give up on BG3 on Linux after I maxed out at ~40fps and huge stutters.

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                Maybe we have different standards, but i am more than happy with 20-25 fps on low to medium settings.

                Also, most competetive games that i know run on very old machines without that much issues.

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                  Destiny 2 explicitly says they’ll never support Linux. Same with CoD. Older competitive games run without issue. Newer ones done.

                  Minimum acceptable performance for me is 4k/120fps on medium/high settings. (I have a 3090)

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                  20-25 fps is happy? That’s not suitable for fast paced games.

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                  I’m sure there is, but after a few hours of trying to get it to work it wasn’t worth it anymore and no tweaking was necessary to make it work perfectly on windows.

                  This is the 3rd time I’ve had the same issue. Major fps drops in every game played. This has happened over multiple Distros and multiple years. I don’t enjoy having to spend hours configuring a game just to make it run 20% worse than if I just installed it on windows.

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          Adobe software for creative work. Afaik there’s okay replacements, but not great ones. Also, migrating your Lightroom catalog to a new software is kinda a ridiculous task

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      have u tried making installation media with Rufus? they’ll let u use a local account and skip all that. also tiny 11 is what I use, cuts out Microsoft’s bullshit

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      @lustrum

      They just keep getting worse and worse! I’ve decided to investigate whether one of the Linux distributions is able to be my daily driver. With everything being a web app these days, incompatibility with business programs I use is no longer an issue. The only question now is, are my peripherals compatible?

      @abobla

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    One of the top reasons I finally went Linux and I don’t regret making the change one bit.

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      10 months ago

      In other news, company doesn’t think it’s to blame for it’s bad products says ‘it’s the consumers fault for having expectations of quality.’

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      10 months ago

      the title says that Microsoft hasn’t stopped forcing Edge.

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    It got installed edge on an android phone as well.

    While Microsoft doesn’t normally control anything on android, my workplace requires a Microsoft intune to be installed to run the company email or teams on your phone. This effectively creates a workprofile with it’s own play store and a forced install of several applications such as edge

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        Yeah seems like a request for a work provided phone would fix it. A guy I used to work with bought a burner flip phone when something like this was required and got the company to provide a work phone. After a month or two he would just openly use his normal phone and no one batted an eye.

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        By your logic it was my school that wanted us to learn MS products, not Microsoft. Are you sure about that?

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              The original comment I replied to was talking about Intune, and having to use Company Portal on mobile devices. What are you on about?

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                Right, back on track. I’m sure a company wouldn’t use, and require their employees use a program unless people in charge are already familiar with said product or there was a deal made for them. I don’t know where the guy works but I’m sure that’s a safe bet, my point is Microsoft is known to make deals with schools/uni to teach only their products instead of alternatives. It’s why their products are so used - why learn something new when what you’ve been taught does the job

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        You should demand a work phone but work apps are usually insolated from the rest of the system for both yours and your employers benefit.

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          It enables your job to track you off hours. Did you go to a protest on the weekend your company doesn’t approve of? If you aren’t careful, you might give it permissions to your photos. If it’s some form of 2FA, it might desire access to your SMS. In earlier days, the Outlook app use to be able to wipe the phone, it is more sandboxed now. But can you see how allowing access to your private information is a bad idea? Just say no. If it’s for work related apps, they owe you a device to run it on.

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            The amount of tracking the intrusiveness of it highly depends on the type of management they used.

            MAM or work profiles are most often used for personal devices and it grants the employer the ability to only manage specific apps and or profile.

            MDM enrollment is used for corporate owned devices and is more capable.

            Here is some documentation for MS Intune, it will be slightly different for other providers but it will be roughly the same: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/apps/android-deployment-scenarios-app-protection-work-profiles

            If it’s for work related apps, they owe you a device to run it on.

            Absolutely.

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    I don’t like how any of these big tech companies try and force us to use their spyware vs letting people make an informed choice. I don’t agree with the technique, but the silver lining may be that we desperately need competition with browsers and the reality is that this is how US predatory capitalism works now. Companies take advantage of people because we have no proper regulation in the tech space. Maybe some people will switch to from Chrome to Edge (reskinned Chrome) Ranking for privacy on a 1-10 scale imho

    Chrome 0 Edge 1 Firefox 5 Brave 6 LibreWolf 9

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      I’m afraid you might have misread the title… unless you’re very optimistic