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Now you know these site's methodology is full of doggy doo-doo.
If I'm not mistaken, the 3 big browsers in the 90s [at least part of it] were IE, Firefox and Netscape.
Even with "Spartan" Microsoft said that IE will be kept alive [more for corporate sites]. A chance of a backport to Windows 7 is possible - I guess depends on how well it does and how much Windows 7 users are left.
They can start by cleaning up their own ads in Google's search engine. If you search for "Hotmail support" you will find three scammer ads. They can't help you and yet one charges between $100 and $200 per incident. And what will they do? Who knows. I know a novice who almost got hit when she tried them.
That's why it's called a technical preview. It's not even a beta. It's buggy.
Not for Win 7
By Microsoft's own support policies, no Spartan for Windows 7. It is in extended support.
Accenture screwed up again.
As if the FBI hasn't looked at other Americans. There are fanatics/extremist from the left and the right. I'm sure some of them are well known.
Free. Sort of....
A reminder that it is free for the life of a device. How many computers do you know last 10 years? Those with Windows XP or Vista [maybe 30% of the market share] will at one point upgrade their systems which require a new system. Windows 8.x only managed around 15% in it's 2 years of existence. A lot more Win XP users running older systems.
[Plus you will have dumb manufacturers such as Acer which won't support Win 10 on older hardware, so those may also buy a new system.]
And remember that this is just for an expected year.
Microsoft is telling about 65% of the market share that you can upgrade for free. That is huge. When Vista finally dies in 2 years there will be a decent rush to get away from it and grab a Windows 10 new system.
Killer? Maybe not but....
The majority of the specs [if true] meet or exceed what the iPhone 6+ has.
If you look at recent Apple adds on the iPhone, they seem to be promoting the "health" features - something that was in the S5 already - and a bigger phone - something that the S4 and S5 had already. Yes they promoted a thinner phone but after you add a case/cover to protect it [from bending!] it isn't as thin as it was.
The iPhone 6 series also have been hit with numerous OS bugs and issues such as upgrades, warmth, Wi-Fi issues, etc. [Let's not forget the U2 album issue!]
So let me get this straight: Apple can remove music from someone's iTunes if it wasn't bought through iTunes? What's next? Apple will only allow software bought from apple to be installed on a Mac?
"I bought Office for the Mac for $500 and OS X removed it automatically."
Oh well. I'm still waiting for an uprising in Russia .... over Apple shutting its doors.
They could sell in a more stable currency like the Euro or [heaven forbid!] the Us dollar. But I guess not.
Jeez. $500 for a crappy Chromebrick? Someone is making one heck of profit considering you can buy one of those under-powered piece of junk for $200 or less.
PCI DSS is a joke [maybe was]. Look at all the breaches and these companies were PCI approved.
I worked at a place. Though not involved, I would see credit card information lying around. It was ridiculous. I could of walked home and sold the information on the Internet. Problem was that version 2 said under a certain number of sales, PCI DSS wasn't a requirement.
There was so many holes in our security and the IT manager couldn't care less.
Soon you will need one of those travel carts on wheels to haul the 25" iPad that would be rumored to be coming out as reported by a magazine in Antarctica....
Oh poor guy. He's broke. Nice squandering away his money like some celebrities do - but he isn't one. Just a buffoon with a dumb name.
In April 2013, IDC said that tablet sales would be at 410 million by 2017.
In August 2013, Forrester research announce [or predicted] that tablets will become a mainstay of households in developed markets by 2017, with 60% of online consumers in North America and 42% in European owning one by 2017. Or by percentage, roughly a 25.6% increase compounded annually to maybe 381 million by 2017.
So who do you believe? These so-called research companies don't know their butt from their elbow. Not saying they are wrong this time but look what they said just over a year ago: huge sales in tablets!
These same companies predicted sales in netbooks at 130 million in 2013. Manufacturers stopped manufacturing them in January 2013.
Ah. The law suit "wars" between Samsung and Apple seem to have died down a bit. So now Samsung is going after NVidia [not "Nvidia"].
Some really dislike patents. I don't. If you spent hundreds of millions on something, don't you deserve to go after someone who steals your technology for nothing? If you say no, try being in the R&D peoples' shoes. All that hard work stolen from you.
That said, you have some like Apple who try to block the sale of items that aren't even related to the lawsuit but are throwing a Hail Mary and maybe the judge would agree.
Re: People really run windows as a *server*?
I guess a Windows server is better of late than the number of Linux issues [think if you can Heartbleed or the recent Bash problems - almost exclusively on *nix systems - and they aren't completely fixed].
Apple always stated to download from the AppStore(TM) because it is safe and tested. Bull droppings!
Re: Now let's clean up download sites.
Nothing [in Vista or later] adds itself to the Start Up unless you requested.
Better off with Microsoft/Sysinternals Autoruns which checks everything that is loaded on boot up.
I use it maybe once a month as part of regular maintenance.
Re: Now let's clean up download sites.
I wish but good luck. It is shameful that CNet has to rely on some ad system that is showing these fake download links. Exactly why does CNet [owned by CBS] needs money from advertising?
Give me a break. So exactly how many actual Linux updates are available in a month? You may not install all of them but they are there.
As for Apple, they wait for a major release half the time to release fixes. Just how many fixes were included in 10.10 to fix bugs in 10.9. Quite a few.
Yup. The original comment coming from someone who compiles his Linux binaries all days.
Re: XP expired
Technically one: that out of band update in early May.
That said, most .net Framework updates that work with Server 2003 will work with Win XP - just won't be supported.
Re: With Microsoft you don't get situations like the BASH mess...
The same number of times the Chrome browser has been updated. As a matter of fact Chrome get updated in some case more than once a month.
Wasn't it the Chrome browser that set a browser [and probably an app record] for the most vulnerabilities fixed [something like 156] as well as non-security fixes [about 130] in a single update. You call that secure?
Not to be outdone, every time I open Firefox, there seems to be an update.
Wouldn't touch Acer with a 10 foot pole.
If it is cheap to make, they'll make it. Netbooks, chromeboxes, chromebooks, ...
Nobody blaming Apple? They are the ones that have final approval. It was their scr?w up.
I don't think MS would take down a video because of criticism but if it was because of a serial number, they could of easily just banned the number - unless it takes more work. Even the too many have seen the videos.
Funny how the author failed to mention that the update fixes 150+ vulnerabilities and has 120 other fixes. Both I think are browser records.
Re: Defender is not AV
But Defender is a piece of crap. It has some of the lowest rankings of AV software out there.
Nothing but rumors.
Wold it be odd for Apple to have 2 major product releases in about a month or so and nothing again for 11 months?
Support at apple and the child labor in China must be booming to support and crank out these gadget.
Would make more sense to release the iPhone in the spring and iPad in the fall as the iPad is something people want to give for the holidays...
Wrecking more than fixing.
Compared to the rest of the Middle East, Israel is a technology leader by far. Just about every major company has some type of R&D facility in Israel.
Isn't this dimwit coming out with a book of 352 selfies this fall? [Soon to be in the $1 book bins a week later] Make these are "out takes".
Re: A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?
I agree. Can you be occupied if you don't have the army [or police] in your land? The Gaza has its own [corrupt] version of a government. Everything from police [if you can call them that] to health to education. doesn't sound like occupied to me.
While at it, you can't blame just Israel for their problems. Egypt has also blocked Hamas/Palestinians from leaving Gaza on their border as well as goods going in and out.
He wasn't really a nemesis by the end of Moonraker - unfortunately a real goofy ending of a film.
It must be fun being an Apple lawyer. Job for life [until apple breaks apart].
I think most AV software will cease to provide updates by around next July. I am assuming paid subscriptions won't let you go past that date [or barely].
Re: equips tinfoil hat
MSE is crap. It missed a few malware critters on one computer I saw and couldn't even detect a root kit on another. How I knew? Installed AVG Free. Trend Micro rootkit utility confirmed the rootkit.
Re: equips tinfoil hat
Just wondering if you are a conspiracy nut?
Seriously? Microsoft paying Symantec to screw up the OS?
Wouldn't trust a site that resorts to pop-up windows for them to advertise [after you click on an "agree" or other button].
Except for the fact that some of them are just plain dumb, why would any celebrity have nude pictures of themselves stored in the cloud? Want to back up critical/personal information, use a USB key and shove it in a safe at a bank.
Re: Maximum Penalties...
Need to put the fear in these thieves. How about 1 year in prison per $100,000 stolen....
How many home users do you know back up their data?
How many home users do you know get a nice Email with an attachment from someone they don't know and open the attachment?
Re: Symantec was always useless ...
So you haven't used it in about 15 years right? That's like saying Google+ sucks - without using it.
Re: I am shocked!. Absolutely Shocked!
Errrr. Maybe because Israel doesn't have spy satellites....
The fact that the Jordanians are supplying info to Israel [indirectly at least] shows how popular Hamas is at this time. The Arab monarchies such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia are nervous about these extremist groups as they tend not to like monarchs or secular governments.