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originally posted by: paraphi
If the OP really wants to see US government supported industries then look to defence and aerospace. "Here is squadzillion dollars and please give me a screw driver, that does not work".
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Arbitrageur
The 2016 Financials are easily available. Microsoft is profitable and highly liquid with very strong cash reserves. Bankruptcy? Nuh uh.
I said some very good software. Windows 10 is stupid but the Office Suite is always getting better (except for the Windows 10 interfacing). Their development packages are very good.
originally posted by: Tranceopticalinclined
a reply to: galien8
we are not going to have the future we even could see from today.
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Gothmog
Its funny that they say it so full of spyware when you can recompile it in a streamlined form since it was practically given away at one time. how do you think they came up with XP pro? they slimmed down XP. Also yes using "god mode" and system processes tab will let you turn off any spying there is. just click disable on the various things to do so.
Also turn off automated updates and the ability to remote access.
originally posted by: Gothmog
And let us not forget the mandate to all OS and application producers from 1980 something. The Fed mandate all software manufactured HAS to contain open ports for government access.That is the reason for "security" updates. As the hackers find these ports , those port numbers must be changed .
originally posted by: fossilera
a reply to: galien8
While I agree that most of the software on that list is garbage, several of the items are kept alive because they are still making money off them.
Silverlight used to be "the thing" for a good chunk of the tech world. The reason it's still alive? People haven't officially got off it yet.