Ditto runnning safely inside a VM only powered on for the purpose of managing Cisco cruft (I hate you ASDM)
28 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
I'd love to turn off ad blocking
However sites, including El Reg, cause the page to slow down so much with video/animated ads
Reasonable ads please, then more of us wont be forced to block them!
Just tried the site
And it said I needed to install Flash player, thats me done then! Surfed elsewhere
No... Will it blend?
I upgraded (clean install) friends and family to W10 and have had no problems at all. I expected some issues but they are very happy with their OS.
Other tech people, you dont need lots of silly tools, set the 2 reg keys in this article and you will get no upgrade or notifications
I can't understand why people are obsessed with using 3rd party utils, or hiding updates to do this when the process is documented and easy
Also the magic bullet it to use Windows 7 or 8.1 Enterprise. These are not eligable for the upgrade and never download the W10 nagware in the first place.
Re: Shock Horror new CPUs won't support 7 year old OS
You may not realise, but new CPU generations generally introduce issues with Windows, generally these are fixed quietly by Microsoft via Windows Update.
MS is going to stop doing this, which isn't unreasonable for such and old OS
When was the last time you used a 6+ year OS on a brand new:
Windows has been a bit of an odd one out here. I wouldn't be suprised even if a old version of Linux wouldn't work properly on a brand new system.
All the other moaners: its not exactly hard to configure the privacy settings. There are various other 3rd party apps which wll allow you to disable these settings (and telemetry) if it bothers you so much.
Windows 10 is a pretty good sucessful OS. The bashing and 'Use Mint' etc comments here are getting tiresome
To be honest, buying brand new hardware and expecting it to downgrade and run clunky old OS versions is something you shouldn't expect anyway.
Win7 and 8.1 OEM downgrade rights end later this year, so all new PC's will come with 10 out the box. All MS is saying is that if you choose to change this, your're on your own.
Alternativly I would stock up on Broadwell era systems now if you wanna keep 7 around.
Of course XP isn't being used, they're still on Windows 2000!
FF41 still has a whitelist of sites to expose MSE to (BBC should know better!)
FF42 will remove this whitelist
Re: and in the real world...
Actually Exchange 2013, for a web managed product, requires the full Server desktop, and the Desktop experience feature.
Add other MS products, SCCM etc that also require a desktop. You will find very few products that actually work in server core.
Server core is only good IMHO for Hyper-V installs
Looks like the 2013 grey theme
Just compared the screenshot with 2013 light grey theme and apart from the uppercase menus and blue menu ribbon, both versions look pretty identical.
Dont forget the classic, dont copy that floppy!
Using the new responsive BBC news site, i've noticed in Firefox if you change your use agent (to iOS) for example. The 'you need flash' goes away and the videos just work.
Why on earth do they not just let the videos play in HTML on all supported browsers? Flash should only be a option if HTML isn't supported
No real update on changes since end of December. How about an official response to the issues raised, or are we just hoping all the problems (and compliants) go away?
Please turn it back
The new layout looks very white and dated
This is not modern or fresh
The text and pictures are very large, even on 1080p screens. The site does seem designed for tablets rather than anything else.
Please bring back the old layout
Erm, dont think this is the consumer preview. Its just an updated build of the tech preview, with some very broken features (start menu).
Great idea, but on Windows 8 its part of the system (and part of the browser in Chrome)
My only way to avoid this tech currently is to use Firefox and not install the plugin
I dont miss Flash, and noticed increasing numbers of sites (using videos etc) that work fine without it
The new BBC News site also does if you fudge your user agent
1TB is pretty small fry these days, wouldn't even store my data at home, rather than a customers site. Its basically a way to get people interested to upsell the full product - although the HP VSA is a cool thing.
Did you get the memo?
Vista is in extended support, which means (basically) only critical security updates, rather than general improvements/enhancements. So if your still running Vista (all 3 of you) then no updates for you!
Re: A shining example of how Microsoft got it wrong
"There is no easy way to add on the GUI afterwards if need be. If, you opt for the safety of the GUI to start with you have the Modern UI ... on a server!"
Very easy in fact if you bother to read the documentation
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart
Just as easily removed as well. Only caveat is you might need the Windows installation files, if you installed core from the go as it saved disk space by not caching them on the system drive.
Does that no mean the plastic for the printer is going to cost upwards of £100 for a gram?
x66 was CISC last time I checked!
Nice looking UI but very poor on using the available screen space, lots of blank space and very little information shown. Worse than the new Sky HD UI which doesn't allow the planner to show more information when the mini-tv is turned off.
Will it blend?
That video should be banned, definitly cruel and sadistic punishment
Another coroporate not upgraded from IE6 then
Of that old screensaver that did that, would simulate a BSOD and reboot of the PC, lots of fun that one!