• @Cypher@lemmy.world
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    155 months ago

    You don’t need an account.

    Technically true but worthless to your average consumer. You need to interrupt the installation process, enter a command in a terminal after knowing how to access the terminal and then you can use a local account.

    This is worthless to your average person.

    The same argument applies when Linux neckbeards waddle out of a basement to declare something is simple; just open terminal and do Y.

    • @dangblingus@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      65 months ago

      The average consumer doesn’t know what NTFS or FAT32 is. I don’t think they’ll understand the privacy implications of Windows reporting.

    • @ColonelPanic@lemm.ee
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      35 months ago

      Not tried in a while but it used to just be a case of leaving it disconnected from the net during setup.

      Failing that you can still sign up with a throwaway account and convert it to local in the options after installation iirc. It’s not ideal but it’s still something at least.

    • @EmperorHenry@discuss.tchncs.de
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      -15 months ago

      your average consumer

      People aren’t “consumers” A consumer is a gaping maw that eats everything until there’s nothing left.

      People are people. They’re home users, they’re customers, they’re clients, they’re citizens, they’re legal residents. But they are not now or will they ever be “consumers”