16 posts • joined Monday 7th May 2007 19:59 GMT
Too many middlemen
My phone came with Froyo (2.2) and we were promised an upgrade to Gingerbread (2.3) by LG. It took them 9 months to deliver, plus another 7 months for my carrier to add its bloatware and make an OTA update. I'm glad I only waited about 2 months before getting Gingerbread with CyanogenMod.
The weird thing is, LG had a minor update ready at the time, but it wouldn't install. LG was at a loss as to why it wouldn't work.
A bit out of date
"PGP is the world's most popular encryption system, in a large part because it's free." This has not been true for several years unless you're thinking of GPG, an open source alternative. I do remember that when PGP went commercial, Phil said that there would always be a free version for personal use, but sometime after Network Associates was formed the company went back on that promise.
Windows Update overloaded?
It's running really slowly for me, and a few times it has stopped altogether. It took a couple of hours to get my home machines updated.
Blurry ClearType is blurry
Warning: once installed, there is no option to uninstall. Be sure to make a system restore point before installing (tho' one should be created automatically.) As to why I removed IE 9: it forces ClearType on in IE and other programs like Windows Live Mail, and there is no way to turn it off. I can't read webpages when they're displayed as a blurry mess. Doesn't anyone at Microsoft understand the awful irony in the word "ClearType"?
"DOSBox is usually used to run old MS-DOS games for Intel x86 PCs that can't run modern operating systems such as Window XP, Vista, Linux, or FreeBSD."
Not quite. DOSBox is used to play old MS-DOS games ON modern operating systems. Those old games expect to have things like direct access to old Soundblaster hardware complete with IRQs. A modern OS can't provide that, so DOSBox emulates it.
More hibernation love
My laptop takes an incredibly long time to boot and shutdown, even with 1 gig of RAM. Hibernation is much faster. Also, one of my desktops has a nifty feature: the BIOS detects when the PC is coming out of hibernation and will skip the POST checks to make it even faster.
For setting ClearPageFileAtShutdown there's a safer way than mucking about in the registry:
1. Open Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy
2. Navigate to Local Policies/Security Options
3. Enable the option "Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile."
And lastly, for Frank Denton: Open the Power Options in the Control Panel, go to the Advanced tab and check "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby."