veli05 wrote:DIREWOLF75 wrote:I have no need or interest for neither Google nor Apple items or services so i´m stuck mostly with MS.
You use a MS phone?
Hammer_Time wrote:I use Google or DuckDuckGo : https://duckduckgo.com/ ( anonymous searching ) for web searches.
I use MS Office simply because it is the best Office Suite and everybody else ( mostly ) uses it too, so to be compatible with everyone else's documents I have to use Office... the OpenSource alternatives have too many compatibility issues importing and exporting genuine M$ Office files ( in my experience ) so I gave up on that route years ago... too bad...
I don't own a smart/cellphone although I do use a friends smartphone ( HTC One , Samsung Galaxy S3, etc. ) from time to time just to stay on top of things technically...
I want to buy a cheap Android ( v.4 ) tablet to play around with, my friend has one, you can buy them new for $100 these days ( single core cpu, 512 MB ram, good enough ) with a 10" screen!! Sure they are very limited in what they can do, but you can check email on them through WiFi connection, and they are handy when you are outside ( but within range of your WiFi router, or near a public WiFi hotspot etc. ) and want to search something online, or check email etc...basically just a toy, but an inexpensive toy...Android App Store is not too bad either, lots of free crap to dl from there and play around with...
I try to avoid the Apple ecosystem as much as I can... I think their hw is overpriced, and I hate their "closed proprietary" ecosystem, and how they like to charge for everything ( sw apps ) ...not much is "free" in the Crapple world, and I prefer to use competitor's solution ( Android ) when and where possible...yes I am biased, but I have reason to be!!
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Celt wrote:No just an unethical one . . . they pay "licence fees" to one of their "subsidiaries" in a country where corporation tax is far lower . . . the "fees" are almost exactly what their profits are in the UK . . . no profits, no tax, convenient eh?
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