43 posts • joined 20 Jun 2009
Yes, conceded, installing from scratch is the best method.
However, once your data is backed up, what's to lose by trying the upgrade path and see what happens?
From (64 bit) 12.1 to 12.2 using the dvd upgrade route proceeded quickly and without incident. I have a couple of minor things to address, but end result is excellent. Well done openSUSE.
12.2 is impressve.
See post from 'kain preacher' above - it's a VALID argument, because it HAPPENS.
For this very reason
I abandoned the use of CNet completely for any downloading whatsoever.
Oh, and I won't be going back regardless of any 'revised' policy.
"Fool me once..." - and I know how that saying goes.
... "most sensitive" and Internet Explorer.
if it's so "sensitive", why is IE in use in the first place?
I'll leave the Windows part alone.
Time to dust this off then
Perfect for a Win7 phone.
WTF is Bing anyway?
Oh wait, that's the outfit that should publish a "Recall of the Month" calendar.
PDF Xchange Viewer
...from Tracker is another alternative.
Susceptible to this? Can't say, but I've used it for a long time now after Adobe bloated their reader out of contention and never had a problem.
We’re here to keep you...
Well it was marginal before. Now it does none of the above. No longer considered viable. Are they just trying to bury it now?
Who names this stuff?
BPOS? Geez, Big Piece Of S#*t immediately comes to mind.
Well I can only say
Isn't it time for...
Google to release an antivirus to "balance' off Micorsoft's?
Maybe the team lead for Security Essentials could migrate over like the IE guy did.
Or put simply, "more stuff to be avoided".
Configure check for updates daily/weekly/monthly/never.
Also painless, automatic and customizable.
Toshiba or Toyota?
Thought I was reading a car page there for a second.
In line with Craig Foster's comments above, I have noticed a decline in Toshiba myself quality of late.
Good luck mate!
Turn off update possible in 10.10
Tools - Preferences - Advanced - Security - Auto Update:
Change to "Do not check for updates"
Couldn't possibly be
If you read anything on their forum, any and all issues identified "couldn't possibly be", has to be the end user's problem. My favorite is the constant dragging out of "previous (negative) comments on the upgrade path for previous versions, and claiming that historically this is what happens, and the latest is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Guess they never heard of Vista and it's "upgrade path".
Harsh or not harsh enough?
Read the paragraph stating "Early investigations..." from this link:
I can hear the necktie people reciting the rote bs now...
"Look, we saved 500 grand"
Didn't accept the transition notification and cancelled the account.
...a valid issue for v10.5x in their forum. Anything short of worship is shot down in flames, or simply removed, classed as "not adhering to the forum terms". Guess the "attitude" permeates the entire culture.
The ballot should have been this:
I've been using K-Meleon as a secondary browser for over a year now and I can't actually recall it crashing. Same goes for checking out v1.6 alpha. Guess my system just works.
K-Meleon 1.54 was released today, Secunia report on previous version:
"There are no unpatched Secunia advisories..."
Coincidence I'm sure
"On January 5, 2010, Jon stepped down as CEO of Opera Software to be replaced by Lars Boilesen."
K-Meleon 1.6 alpha has less issues than 10.50, and is more in line with lean.
Longtime Opera user, disappointed to be saying this. And LOOK on their forum dammit, this release has all manner of issues.
Well put !
"Objective" anything seems to have gone out the window lately. That wonderful line "gimme sumthin' I can use" is particularly appropriate here.
For the record I've used Opera essentially since it arrived on the scene and this release is the only update I've rolled back.
I've been doing IT long enough to know that it something that simple is f@cked up, then there's more. Wager how long it takes for 10.51 to come out?
A mere five minutes worth of searching revealed other issues that I don't need, glad you're as thorough.
as what I replied to Relgoshan above.
Check the other observations here and elsewhere, glad it's working 100% for you. Five minutes research is all it takes.
Not ready for prime time
Loaded up and installed the classic skin, went to the config page for toolbars, no text fields visible!!
Not there yet, sticking with 10.10
if you use Windows, use one of these...
Opera, Firefox, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon, Chrome, Safari...
Or as is often the case
Disney marketing started the whole thing to generate exactly what you have here.
Still a long way for Opera to go...
to achieve a 44% ownership of browser exploits year to date though.
(And it wasn't even IE that achieved that little gem).
Use what you want
If you ignore stats like this and what Secunia can confirm, you'll get what you deserve.
That's "Anything But Adobe Reader".
Docu-Track's Pdf-XChange viewer portable does a commendable job, and 5-1/2 Meg at that.
...thing I do with these type articles is Ctrl-f for "Opera". sure they have exploits (generally quite quickly patched) but the thing is one of the most secure out there.
Easily confirmed at secunia.com
...liked the instructional video - especially the part where the nice lady advises me to remove any existing antivirus or antispyware - you know, the very stuff I have already selected and configured - and that works - for an unproven entity that comes from none other than the very outfit making the porous o/s in the first place.
Our servers are too restricted to allow configuration outside of Outlook 2007 (as in no POP3, no IMAP). Mozilla needs to incorporate an easy to configure (exisiting webmail and webmail-owa plugins do not work with our system) OWA setup and I'll be using Thunderbird once more.
All can be made to work
I have finally adopted Vista at work - but not without a fallback to the old XP box on a KVM. I do not plan to immediately convert to W7 until the end users sweat the details (because Microsoft will not have - I actually learn from history). Most 3rd party apps have caught up to Vista now also.
As for the "necessity" to upgrade, the term "Revenue Generation" is weighted toward Redmond at the moment, not to me. Think of all the course/textbook/cert revenues alone! Out of my pocket, into theirs.
As for spending my own time "learning" W7 at present, I put that time to better use with Linux.
Some of the critics haven't really used the product. Any semblance between SeaMonkey and Netscape suite's bloat after v4.8 is rather "absent".
Gave it up years ago. Bloated insecure garbage.
Tracker (pdf-exchange) and Foxit (to name two others) do the job just fine.
Opera is bloatware?
Yeah, right, best do some math over.
FF has routinely beaten out IE for exploits on multiple occasions. What a (dubious) achievement.
Why would any a/v MS provides be effective?
I mean Live One Care was a such glowing success story.
Well, wasn't it?