On Sat, 2016-04-30 at 10:11 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
It does seem like there might be a better term than "factory
We used to call that reformatting...
If you want to avoid calling it that, I don't know what a better term
will be. Reseting? Erasing.
It's not just being pedantic, but computing requires accuracy *and* the
avoidance of inaccuracy. You can't possibly restore some of my USB
memory sticks to factory settings unless you restore the files that came
on the drive.
To nearly *everybody* restoring to factory settings means exactly a
return to how it was when you got it, and that's what they expect. When
software does not do what it says, and what people expect, that does
cause problems. It also makes the authors look a complete pratt to make
ludicrous claims about what their software does.
tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.19.8-100.fc20.i686 #1 SMP Tue May 12 17:42:35 UTC 2015 i686
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