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Of course it is (according to the normal definition of "free"). However, you still have strict rules (as do most countries) that most of us accept as necessary for the benefit of all. For example, there are rules regarding driving on a particular side of the road. They clearly limit the freedom of people who wish to drive on the other side, perhaps simply to get past a long queue that inconveniences them. Not many people would argue that those rules are unreasonable.
My point is that some rules are necessary and acceptable even if they sometimes seem arbitrary and restrictive. There will always be some measure of disagreement about where the line should be drawn between total freedom and necessary restriction. We need to be careful about claiming that some are just wrong because they don't meet our judgement about where the line should be drawn.
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Yeah, I'm not attacking having rules, but telling people they cannot go outside and giving them such ridiculous fines crosses a line.
Urging people to stay inside, fine.
Urging people not to visit friends and relatives, fine.
Bugging people about why they're outside when they're outside and urging them to go home, still fine.
Trespassing a private residence and giving out fines because a car is parked out front and you can see visitors through the window, crossing a line.
Giving out fines that people have to work months for to pay because they're cutting someone's hair who has agreed to that, crossing a line.
Allowing people to live together, but then giving them a fine when they go outside together, not only ridiculous, but also crossing a line.
Giving people a criminal record for being outside or visiting relatives, crossing that line like there is none!
It may be difficult to draw the line, but our government is certainly crossing it and we can only wonder if it's still for "the greater good".
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OK, so Windows Live Mail - my previous email app - is eight years old (and written by MS as a "cut-down" version of Outlook Express, remember - it's important) and Outlook 2019 is shiny, new, and obviously much, much better.
So ... while you are editing a message, why don't the CTRL+LEFT, CTRL+RIGHT keys do anything? In Live mail, and Word, (and notepad, and Chrome, and Edge, and ....) they move "One word Left" and "One word Right" which is really handy when your typing error rate is as poor as mine currently is ...
And not to be outdone, Outlook has an "Open in Browser" option for emails it's mangled beyond redemption by eliminating images (not that that's a problem, but sometimes you need to say "sod the security" and load images to make sense of what some companies are saying). Many apps do this: and they fall into two classes:
1) Apps which use the system default browser to open the new page.
2) Apps which always deliberately open Edge to view the new page.
And while (2) is annoying (and only some MS apps do this, not all are as rude) Outlook falls into neither category. Why not? Because it forces open IE11 even if you didn't know it was installed on your PC.
Come on MS, get your damn act together. Is it really necessary to roll your own text editor for every separate application? Do you really have to force us to use something your own company abandoned five years ago?
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...Because it forces open IE11 even if you didn't know it was installed on your PC.
Back in XP days ms "integrated" ie into the OS (started in NT but XP finished that work.)
and in ms: once something is in, it's in forever because everything uses it, even the OS itself.
- [only] bonus: dead easy for windows to run decades old apps, even those that 'belong' to older versions
- largest downside: easy for virii/trojans to exploit decades old loopholes
-- read any 'how did this virus work' and it's clear that's 95% of what they rely on)
all the baggage is in there and impossible to remove (because even the OS itself STILL relies on using it, i.e. anything that renders a text box or checkbox or...
outlook still uses the ie-11 rendering functionality for it's basic message display,
... sane people would suggest then bundle/dll that into the outlook app (until replaced),
not microsoft - many more other apps, hell the OS itself too still needs bits of it too.
- ever noticed that even though edge uses an entirely new caching method and storage, or you only uses say chrome, folders like "Temporary Internet Files," "Low," "content.ie5", "content.mso"... folders still keep appearing?? ...often in in the most stupid places - they STILL don't even have proper data / app code / user files / temp file / cache / settings storage separation, heck they still got way too much of it (but not all by a long shot) in that registry, some in the <home>/local, some in the <home>/Roaming, some in the <home>/My Documents, some in the <home>, some STILL in C:\, some more in <windir>, more in <windir system32=""> .... settings, caches, data alike
.. oh, and also thus the real reason ms will never release their old OS sources - 90% of the old core is still very much in use.
only maybe 20% of windows 10 core is less than 10 years old - most of that being the gui DESIGN.
yeah sure, they have re-written/optimized parts: re-written it to do exactly the same thing with exactly the same intentional backdoors and loopholes (i.e. exposed should-be-private data because they themselves need to rely on that - then later [had to] add extra code to stop user apps (virii) exploiting purpose designed sillyness.
their entire "operating system" is still based, really solidly based at it's core on NT/XP.
From the outset their model was broken (no real separation of os / user space, no separation of os from hardware, hell, not even separation of os from the GUI), and they're still piling crap on top.
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silly you.. you are supposed to be doing it in the Cloud..
Then, using your favorite browser (Edge of course), it all works fine. Even Ctrl-Right. At least it all works in Chromium.
I tested it carefully before going back to Thunderbird.
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