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Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services?

That sounds preposterous to me.

If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.

Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.

Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.

I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.

If you are using a de-googled phone, this is a handy resource for finding apps that work without Google services. plexus.techlore.tech/

Fuck off T-mobile. I don't have to see ads at all, because I pay for my service already.

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What kind of sentence is this bullshit? - "Haltom City police say that Graham was victim to an offense they call “random.”" dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/01/28/pa

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@darrenoneill @saltymedic @jennifer @agates To date, my favorite response to the 'nothing to hide' argument:

"I need privacy, not because MY motives are questionable, but because YOURS are."

Ever notice how every argument in favor of government or corporate surveillance assumes, ex facie, that the entity doing the surveiling is benevolent with pure motives? This is almost never true in the real world.

“The FCC has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services ... may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to communicate and coordinate future activities. ... Amateur and Personal Radio Services, however, may not be used to commit or facilitate crimes." reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comm

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I heard a quote this morning which, paraphrased, was "a bigot is not someone who thinks they are right. Everyone thinks that. A bigot is someone who can't understand how someone else could be so wrong"

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