You have an Art Desk??????????
70 posts • joined 30 Nov 2010
You have an Art Desk??????????
"Microsoft do have some prior experience in organising a party in San Francisco"
And who can forget the wild experience that was the Windows 7 launch party..
I can just imagine an honour guard of playmobile figures
Reminds me of when we had a Mercury box installed to escape BT's horrendous call charges.
It was screwed to a plasterboard wall with screws and ordinary rawlplugs. It developed quite a lean and we were all carefull to go to the other side of the corridor when walking past so as not to jog it.
Possibly he only thought it would be a 7ft fall onto the floor and he didn't realise he'd moved along the loft and was over the stairwell?
Ummm, did it ever get started?
You could have been locked in with some alien eggs.......
"Its 2016, and, I can Google for my Drivers boo hoo hoo!"
Why do you need to Google for your drivers? Don't they just come with your OS? And are updated via your OS's central update system?
Linux user for 8 years now, mildly amused by all this driver business with Windows that seems to involve downloading random executables from the Internet!
> Peer through the tempest/EMP hardened screen at the monitor
Fond memories of hours spent in front of a Beta Bandit :-)
Icon because it was during the Cold War, and if we got it wrong............
Still using Kubuntu 8.04, released in 2008.
> > That is the efficient way guys: don't buy it, and you'll see, things will change!
> Didn't have any choice, but to buy it. It's a "free" upgrade to w7 so I paid for w10 when I purchased
> my w7 licences.
Interestingky enough I was just looking at a new laptop from Novatech (where you can get them sans OS) and the prices for MS are as follows..
Windows 10 £79.99
Windows 10 Professional £109.99
Windows 7 Professional £119.99
So the older (and apparently inferior) OS is more expensive!
> Maybe you just need to learn how to use Windows properly?
> Not hard, honest.
> Doesn't seem that complex to manually install, similar to the Noobs install http://ms-iot.github.io
Errr..... no. Downloading Noobs doesn't require you to register for something that includes a 13 (yes, thirteen!) page agreement including such gems as....
'you may experience occasional crashes and data loss'
'The Program Services, if installed on a mobile device, may inadvertently damage your device rendering it inoperable.'
'The Program Services may automatically collect and transmit data to Microsoft and its partners regarding activities on your devices, including personal information'
'The Program Services may stop working, be updated, or removed from your device automatically without notice'
'From time to time, Microsoft may change or amend these terms..... You agree to visit the Program Website at least once every 30 days to check for potential notice of changes.'
'By using the Program Services, you agree to receive automatic updates without any additional notice, and permit Microsoft to download and install them for you. You agree to obtain these updates only from Microsoft or Microsoft authorized sources.'
'Limited or no support may be provided for the Program Services.'
'Software is licensed under the terms of this Agreement, but it may also include additional license terms.'
'Some or all of the Software may cease working on its expiration date. You have no right to use the Software after its expiration date.'
'Microsoft reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Program Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.'
> MS practically gave away XP Home to OEMs building netbooks to get Linux off them. That carried
> on until Windows 7 was updated to work with netbooks and by then everybody (most importantly,
> shops) expected Windows on their netbook.
They didn't 'give it away', they forced manufacturers to install it by threatening to raise prices on their other Windows licences if they didn't.
> No legacy x86 .. Rap Pi is great for niche use, not to replace existing x86 Workstation (Laptop or separates).
On the contrary, I'm about to replace a 19" x86 rack server with a RPi and cloud based storage solution.
I've got an EeePC sitting here doing stirling work as a low load database server with the addition of a couple of 1TB USB drives configured as RAID 1.
Also running Debian
I foresee a BT Baby Boom
> How much scrutiny is going to go into a light bulbs firmware?
And how many people is it going to take to check it
Windows 10 has nothing to do with it, this has been available for years in software (Kubuntu 8.10, no idea about Windows)
This just extends it to hardware, always more secure than software.
And what about some seaweed?
"it's not where he has his lunch that bothers me"
"Sooooo, I updated to jessie (Debian stable) over the holiday season"
Holiday season? Do you mean Christmas?
So you have to wait for someone to ring the doorbell before you get a software update?????
Same here, and despite informing me I can't upgrade this PC (actually VirtualBox under Linux) the Windows 10 upgrade icon is still there. Why??????????
'I used to have a PS script which would check the event logs on 4 different Windows servers and warn me when something odd was found. That is innovation for you.'
Innovation? Maybe in the Windows world but that's Linux basics!
'Red Hat and SLES require a support license'
No they don't, they OFFER a support license. You are quite free to run it without support if you think fit.
Not only OS upgrades....
The 'non-choice' window came up on my copy of Win7 running under a VM (I do need to test Java apps on Windows sometimes)
After it told me that my CPU wasn't supported it then redirected me to the Microsoft Store web page so I could buy a new PC!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey guys, just install this random application from the Internet. What could possibly go wrong?
I'll stick with signed repositories thanks.
It went down for a few hours, delayed some emails, came back up again.
Even 6 sigma is not 100%
It worked, and was OK as long as you didn't try to do 2 things at once lol
But that's what you get for taking a (then) mini computer OS and trying to put it on a micro (16MHz 8086 IIRC) PC
"That's assuming one is allowed to uninstall it..."
But surely it's my computer and I can install/uninstall whatever I want?
(sorry not much experience of Windows for the past 14 years)
"Which companies can afford to take a chance to migrate backend services to unknown, probably incompatible systems?"
Ummmm, let me think, The White House, Ernie Ball, The US Navy, The French Parliment, The Czech Post Office, The Dutch Police, Peugeot, The London Stock Exchange...
It's a big list!
Matt, KDE 3 was mentioned as it was the first desktop environment I used with Linux. I was gobsmacked that I could split my activities between several screens. 1 for software development, 2 for emails, 3 for documentation, 4 for el Reg etc etc
I'm aware that there are 3rd party utilties/hacks but if you are in a mega-corp environment then it's doubtfull you would be able to install them and most domestic non-power users probably wouldn't even be aware of the concept.
Ken, I'm shocked that you turn it off! But each to his own way of working
Windows now has multiple desktops????
So it's only taken 8 years to catch up with KDE 3 (it may be more but I only started with lInux in 2007)
I have to use Windows occasionaly and it's sooooo frustrating having everything imprisoned on the same screen.
'Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 will be available for free for the maker community via Microsoft’s Windows Developer Program for IoT.'
What is this 'Maker Community' you speak of? Is it something to do with this MSDN/Technet thing?
Can anyone download Windows 10 for the Pi? Or do I have to sign a restrictive licence agreement before MS will give me anything?
I've not touched Windows for years apart from compatiblity testing but i'm always open to ideas, will there be a 'Home Crippled' version that is as small as Minibian?
"Can we knock this 'lack of support' fable on its head for once and for all.
Let's say you find a bug or a problem with Windows $THIS_WEEK'S_VERSION and you contact Microsoft. Do you seriously expect them to support you with a fix?!"
Do you not get a bunch of people offering advice, support and bug fixes?
But then I use Linux
'the cat rebooted the router'
Why did you let the cat have root access?????
' We can leverage the synergies into a new paradign of strategisation'
Your server OS has a graphical interface?
A great book.
I could also recommed 'The Art of Coarse Office Life' by Michael Green.
Ahhhhh you need the Internet Of Things
The mower could use your wi-fi to access a weather forecast and decide when to operate.
As this is not perfect you could then give it a link to your home weather station to determine local conditions.
The burglar alarm could be integrated to give it patio door status and/or room movement detector outputs, thus giving an indication of people in the house/garden.
OK, who blinked?
I for one would be surprised if my iron suddenly started asking me for a wi-fi password.
My wife would be equally surprised if she found me ironing :-S
INCX ; increment x
> "This is one side of a horse. the other side is much the same."
> N. Molesworth.
> As any fule kno...
Actually one side is the nearside and one is the offside
There are many differences
As any horse owner knows...
"romanes eunt domus"
You sir, have just made me deposit a major part of a Coronation Chicken sandwich in my keyboard!
"...Really?? ... you think running android on what aver phone trains you up for using Linux on a computer?..."
In some ways yes, it introduces you to the concept of downloading and installing software as a data package from a single signed and trusted source rather than the Windows way of downloading and running executables from random locations on the Internet.
One of the reasons why Windows is full of malware.
"I am still wondering how they get to 200,000km/h with a jet only doing 90,000km/h. Superman might be involved."
Because the 200,000 km/h is relative to the speed of the start point. The 90,000 km/h is relative to the spacecraft.
I've never seen so many articles and comments about a user interface!!!!!!
If you don't like the standard UI for Windows 8 then just change it! Install KDE, Cinnamon, LXDE, Xfce or one of a dozen others.
If it's the window manager that's a problem then just change it. Kwin, Metacity, Fluxbox. They all have their pros and cons but there must be one you like and get comfortable with.
It's not very bloody difficult!
............... Ummm, you can do this with Windows can't you??????