… and what a yummy Dell XP13 it is.
Of course he choose a faster processor, faster RAM and biggerer SSD than humble little Orcsi has. So congratulations are in order I presume. But why o why did he decide to put Windows on this poor machine? So a huge part of his article is about avoiding recognition by Microsoft’s sniffer functions. Doesn’t he know that particularly Dell’s XPS machines are a fave of many Linux devs, first of them being Linus Torvalds himself?
But anyhoo, please, Karmi, write experience reports in the future. The XPS’s are so adorable, I guess many of my readers might be interested in aquiring one of those for themselves.
What I noticed right away is a thing that reaffirmates my shying away from big American companies and their shrewd money-making schemes. Writes Karmi:
After purchased, I had noticed that a $50 McAfee Small Business charge had ‘Snuck’ in, somehow. Not sure if I missed it or they had it ‘Hidden‘ somewhere w/o my knowledge. Tried to get them to remove it, but I would’ve had to delete the order, and then reorder. It was just $50 for a year, and I’ll not resubscribe – fact is, I don’t even have to register it, because it is working anyway.
That! This sux! Sux sooo bad. Just imagine you order a new computer from Dell, with the plan to install Linux on it. And those aholios are like “Surprise, mofo! Enjoy your snake oil for only 50$ exploitation fee.” Wouldn’t sit well with me, I can tell you that. If Karmi tolerates such behaviour it’s his perogative … I, as a woman, have a natural aversion against being raped. 😦
And to think as a Linux user we don’t need virus protection anyway. At least not amateurish kiddyshit like McAfee.