skipping Docker Desktop updates requires upgrading to Pro (starting at $5/mo)

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a brief history:

  • 3 guys create dotCloud during Y Combinator Summer batch 2010
  • rename to "Docker" and debut at PyCon 2013, released as open source
  • 2014: Windows Server, IBM Cloud, and AWS announce collaborations, raise $15M Series B from Greylock Partners, IVP, Benchmark, Trinity
  • Federal agencies and In-Q-Tel (CIA) invest and/or maintain contracts since 2016
  • in 2019, secured $35 million in new financing to restructure
  • 4 months ago, Docker Raises $23MM series B
  • and finally, today: after granting it admin rights upon initial installation, Docker started asking for $5/mo from me to not install software every day

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz hahahaha what the fuck??? You gotta pay them... to do nothing???

@Mainebot @zpojqwfejwfhiunz awful street musicians have used this business model for centuries

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz That's my biggest gripe about a lot of software nowadays. Can we just release proper, tested software without having to send updates all the damn time? Security updates? Sure. Minor tweaks? No thanks, I'll wait till the next big release.

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz didn't they go through a huge restructuring at some point because they were running out of money, or am I misremembering?
@pasture @zpojqwfejwfhiunz good old "ah crap the venture capital is running out. time to get some more'.

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz you can postpone indefnitely

alternatively, stop using nigger operating systems

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz

Butbutbut... how are they otherwise going to force you to use the latest and "greatest" version that makes you pay for features you used to get for free?

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz Wow, paying to *disable* updates. That's a new one.

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz Just before they got that $23MM they laid off most of their employees too including some that had only been there a few months and who had been promised that the finacnes worked and they'd still have a job in the near future. Gotta look lean.

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