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Comment 5 recs
Thanks, totally makes sense. (But… gross.)
Comment 3 replies, 18 recs
"Microsoft even goes out of its way to explain that it doesn’t collect a fee for using Zip, so it’s unclear why the company is opting both buyers and sellers into an offer no one asked for."
You think Zip paid Microsoft some money to be bundled into the browser like this? (I don’t know why else they would implement this.)
Comment 2 replies, 19 recs
With this (and changes being pushed in Windows 11), Microsoft is back to "you’ll use your PC the way we want you to and you’ll like it" mentality. (I’m seriously thinking about getting some Windows 10 Enterprise IoT licenses and starting to use that as my desktop OS. They don’t cost terribly much but I can’t find the 2021 version for sale anywhere yet.)
Shame because some of the more technical stuff that they’re doing is actually really nice. (WSL is a good example.) They’re just ruining the OS with this consumer-focused nonsense.
Comment 1 reply, 13 recs
I made the same switch about three weeks ago. I switched to Edge to get off of Chrome because Google was making me uncomfortable. Now with stuff like this, Edge is even worse. I’m actually really liking Firefox, is has improved a lot since the last time I used it as my main (≈10 years ago), I had no problem switching. I’m using Firefox ESR so I don’t have to deal with constant changes there as well (it will just get a major update about once per year).
Comment 2 replies, 21 recs
I’ve been using Chromium Edge for a while because it’s actually a good browser — which I am pleasantly surprised to see from Microsoft after such a long time. But last week I switched back to Firefox "out of principle" because of yucky stuff like this.
Comment 1 reply, 7 recs
My answer to this for a while now has been to disable CPU turbo boost. It will drastically cut the fan noise and surface temperature, and for a lot of workloads (i.e. "browsing the web" and office work), you won’t notice if the CPU is capped at ≈2.5 GHz. Just unlock it for gaming or other CPU-intense jobs when you don’t mind the heat and noise.