Can companies really say you don't own something you buy because of software?

Episode 1181

Louis from Hollywood, CA

Louis is concerned that John Deere has taken the attitude that farmers don't really own the tractors they buy, and as such, they refuse to provide support to repair the software that drives the tractor. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle” but do not own it.

Take Ownership of Old Files and Folders in Windows

Windows, or any operating system with multiple users, assigns ownership to every file. This means if you're not the owner, you can't modify that that file. The administrator account is able to access all files on the system, but Leo doesn't recommend running as administrator for security reasons. Running as a "limited" or "standard" user will significantly decrease the chance of having malware installed on your system without your knowledge.