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[–] Alopix 5 points 102 points (+107|-5) ago 

THEY, not you, have the final say on what programs and even physical components you can install!

If that doesn't make your blood boil, I'm sorry, but you just don't know SHIT.

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[–] deckerzero 2 points 58 points (+60|-2) ago 

Exactly. This is insanity and the very fact that there are people online now that are willing to defend these moves is a bloody travesty. No amount of games in the world is worth the amount of hair raising bullcrap they're pulling off right now.

I've been on Linux for the past 15 years, every now and then playing a game here and there on Windows, I started on win 3.something, before that DOS. This is the worst move I've seen in Microsoft OS history...

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[–] ogn3rd 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Given the known existence of paid trolls, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that a portion of these "people...willing to defend these moves" are paid to post their "opinions" repeatedly around the internet under a different persona. I don't think that's too far fetched.

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[–] Reow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not going to defend it, but I figure it's Microsoft's call. If they want to try something new (even if it blows), power to them. They might well produce a product nobody wants and reignite the hatred people used to have for them, but that's their choice.

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[–] omnipotentsquirrel 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Man that's just not right when's the last time you heard a car manufacturer tell you that you can't put those wheels on or upgrade your motor to a v8.

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[–] voat-simulator 3 points 18 points (+21|-3) ago 

Are they stolen wheels? What's the VIN on that engine block?

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[–] Foobarbaz 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Have you tried changing the chip in your vehicle? That's not free or cheap. So yeah, they kind do limit you in various ways. It's just ways you don't care about like normal folks don't. However enthusiasts do care -- like you care about your computer.

I had to get new wheels for my car and I realized that the dealer I bought my car from didn't even carry my tires. I had to get a different brand. Because of the unusual size of my tires (apparently) not all places around here carried them. So yeah, I've been in those shoes where I was fairly limited. I don't think I'm buying another vehicle like this again due to the limitations I'm finding all too often. "Oh, I want to update the touch screen? I have to update the maps too.. that'll be $200 please". Fuck me, I don't want the maps update. Just my touch screen updated so it'll show the song I'm playing. Can I just get that? Nope.

I've yet to see anyone write a custom firmware for it so I'm "forced" in to their upgrade or no upgrade. I chose no upgrade. With computers you can choose another OS. My car -- I can not.

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[–] DesignDecay 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I get your point, but at the same time Tesla, GM, Ford and a bunch of others aren't happy when you play with their software. Various states get angry when you engine swap or use unapproved tires. Tuning is also often illegal. Mechanics like that though. I don't want someone bringing me a computer that they fried the CPU through overclocking and then bent all the pins trying to replace. I personally view any removal of ability as a bad thing, but I also now what I'm doing. It's a tricky situation.

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[–] tame 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I'm occasionally willing to accept "can't" as an answer from my computer when I ask it to do something.

I will not, now or ever, accept "won't".

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[–] smeezekitty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

An OS is supposed to execute what code you run on it. Not act as the police