54 posts • joined Monday 28th May 2007 12:15 GMT
Oh no theres one other plugin with security as useful as a chocolate teapoot
Java. Just wait for it. Java 7 u30 and Java 6 u50.
The fact the updater in flash uses the system account is cause for concern.
Why? Its ancient, poor 64 bit version. Can't inject drivers on deployment. Win7 is better. Can't see many ents going for ie 10. Seeing as many will be stuck on ie8 for quite a while.
Still don't understand why you can't deactivate windows and office
As you can with photoshop and acronis.
Uninstall Java across all facebook computers?
Still no official msi. Mozilla still missing out there .
In the current tight economic climate, manufacturers of PCs and laptops are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Windows 8 to rescue their sales. Ha ha ha!
Is it ribbon rage all over again?
Bye Bye XP
A few k=weeks ago an update wouldn't install on XP to do with a security problem with the keyboard driver. I can just hear the cries from Redmond "Upgrade,upgrade,upgrade".
I'm sold on Windows 7 but not vista 2.0 ( i mean Windows 8).
And that the user.100% secure.
It does feel like m$ in the 90s. Adobe create bloat, charge a fortune for it. Poor code, little security.
Windows Update and Bing Desktop
Like the fact Windows Update tried to push Bing Desktop. There's a anti trust prosecution there somewhere.
Just think oft he fun trying to get your IE6 only apps running on firefox/chrome/etc. Like it or not XP is going to be around for years. Unless you thinapp IE6. All M$ had to do was put a GPO in for disabling that horrible start screen in PRO/ENT.
Home users as admins
The biggest problem MS have if that by defualt local users are made admins. Considering most home user will have only one account created during the OOBE. Even with UAC changes happen to the registry and file system usually due to social engineering and malware living the internet cache. Just provide a password prompt and details of what the program is doing. Link it with a database of dodgy exes (like ie9 does with downloads) to make user think before installing that virus checker that came up on a banner which they've never heard of.
XP,ie6,7,8 will keep flash/silverlight/java alive
Well only ie9,FireFox,Chrome etc support html5. A lot of computers are on XP with ie 6,7,8 espially in business. In this economy a lotof places will hold on to XP and ie pre 9. Only when there is a move to chrome,FireFox,win 7,8 will html5 take off.
anyone ever tried deploying
Pain in the a** Options saved in a per user file not the registry. Update settings in control panel quicktime and Apple software update. Msi is hidden away (like java). If Apple is anti plugin kill QT.
AVG doesn't know what a usb hard drive is
I have stayed clear of AVG since it missed conficker completly. It also didn't scan usb hard drives on access. Glad I stay clear of it. Avast, MSE both seem to be good.
I am sick of this stupid idea of no-antivirus is a good thing. How about win vulns, flash adverts running who knows what code etc ?
If your running any OS you should have AV (cue the *nix fanboi replies).
Its bad practice for any malware/virus' to be on your computer even if they are for another OS.
Another nail in the apple server biz
So OS X Server 10.6.5 doesn't work with windows 7 and now doesn't work.Apple is silent (as usual) unlike m$ and won't offer any explanation because they are that arrogant.
Stay away from AVG
I have a very low view of AVG after it failed to recognize conficker on a USB hard drive. Because it was a hard drive as a pose to a USB stick. Not to mention the bloat. Avast Home (much better with v5) gets my vote though security essentials is pretty OK.
Three ok mobile browsers need work
I switch from o2 to three and I have no problems with the network its the browser that came with the phone thats slow as anything. Video streamimg is best on a fixed broadband connection.
Apple, apple, apple - dont be evil
Is it me or are apple just well evil at the moment?
Trying to shut up customers, pulling google voice apps from the app store in the US and my Wi-fi does'nt work on my iphone since OS 3.0 .
Let the flame war (no pun intended) begin.
Win 7 Office 2010 and Server 2008 r2
Really people are either gonna deploy them aprt from each other or all at once. Common sense says test test test before using a new OS. Wait til SP1 (at least) . Expect the home market to get Win 7 a lot quicker like all those punters I deal with vista machines*shudder* . So once again M$ is trying to please the home market and the business market which will take longer to adopt new OSs.
Do any of the companies that put out browsers think through the deployment. IE is number one due to a) being included with windows and b)group policy and ieak Mozilla ,Opera,Apple and google need to address this.
An article about iphone is on el reg here come the flame wars !!!! I like it just wished Safari would be more reliable.
Paris cos shes thin and does pretty things but doesn't have much substance.
The celebrity witch hunt continues
So the UK is sick of hearing about the credit crunch. So let's go after celebrities. That makes sense doesn't it? I agree with the Ross Brand decision but Clarkson is Clarkson and he's not sensitive or PC get used to it.
Paris. Cos she didn't get fake elected.
Same old story
Mi$ haven t done the web side of things brilliantly. Just see how long it takes for msn.com to load. If the web integration into windows is anything to go by a M$ web centric OS is kinda pointless.
So do people want a perfect phone
I have a iPhone 1gen and I like it. I don't get why people become so pro apple or anti apple. It's not a religion. I like my phone but phones such as the nokia n95 have a few more features. No phone will be perfect I suspect the flame war is about apple not iPhone.
I'm not a fanboy but like my iphone (1G). So i thought wow when I get in from work I'll update the firmware. My iphone is sitting there patiently for the 1.1.4 to get it back working after the 2.0 failed. Come on apple usually your launches of new software/hardware are fine. This reaks of memories of Steam and dare I say it Windows Vista.
ok I'm not wanting to hump apple here but windows 7 touch looks like a large iphone interface.
Pretentious Video, self indulgent. Any respect I had for Bill Gates has diminished. At all these shows if its apple or ms its just so full of hot air. Maybe Bill should try windows Xp with a 1.4ghz processor and 256mb ram ?
The truth is..
UK prices should be the same as US prices and the store should have the range of content that the US store does. $0.99 = 0.54p Amazon could release their MP3 store here and take some of apples market share.
Shoul'nt the stickers say..
Vista capable but if you wanna run any other programs well at the same time forget it.
Hmmm the ntl legacy is the problem
I've used telewest and now virign media but where i live used to be ntl. I had no probs with telewest. All their people spoke proper english they charged what the said simple and happy me. VM here installed 3 services BB, TV and phone the BB didnt work the day they put it in due to a system outage in my area. I asked them twice to put vociemail on my phone and they havent. And the on deman part of their tv service does crash the box occasionally. They did charge me too much due to migration to a new system (apparently). I personally loathe call centres and if you could do a lot of this stuff online (like be unlimited) it would be better.
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