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17 posts • joined 16 Dec 2010

PC market's bleeding slows thanks to XP phase-out

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Holmes

Re: Tablets do not replace PCs

A "Start" button, with a listing of all the installed programs, is very useful.

I still have XP on my computer. On the Right side of the screen is a tool bar, I set up, with short cuts for the programs I use often. I tried to do this on our Win7 laptop and couldn't figure out how to do it, without messing up the tray. Surely there has to be a simple way to do this.

Oh and don't muck up the BIOS so that only Windows 7 or 8.XX can be loaded on that machine. Linux keeps looking better with each "advance" in MS OS

Computers are tools. One shouldn't have to take classes, use Google, or search You Tube, to figure out what was fairly intuitive in XP and even MINT16.

How about a variety of free GUI, so that the style of desktop you want can be loaded from a list on a web site. The operating system can then just be the operating system. MS can upgrade the OS and whatever, as long as they don't mess with the hooks in the GUI. That would make upgrading less painful.

Microsoft has forgotten about the KISS principle for their users. There is too much change for change sake with each upgrade. Why the every changing nomenclature? And stop moving stuff around, on top of the label changes!

One last thing - Get rid of the Registry. A properly designed OS doesn't need it.

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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Unhappy

Re: I worry about the squirrels and otters

Linux Mint 16 works great for several weeks.... Until the Network Daemons refuse to start and nothing you do can get networking to work properly again, except a reload - that works for several weeks, until the next time it quits working again...

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WTF?

That has got to be embarrassing for Microsoft

Killing their most popular operating system because their latest replacement isn't cash cowy enough.

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FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS: Microsoft faces prising XP from Big Biz

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Boffin

Re: Code does not rot

Booting to a log-in screen does not mean the operating system has loaded. On Win8, that happens for several minutes AFTER you log in. And there is not a whole lot you can do till it is loaded. More MS fakery.

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Indian government to bar politicians from using Gmail for official business

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FAIL

Re: Strange goings on

Outlook was bad for that. We had to change the .zip to ,zi1 or whatever. Anything other than .zip. With instructions in the E-mail on what to change it back to. There were a few other extensions that were problems too, like .exe, that were gotten around the same way. What a joke.

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Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement

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Facepalm

They do.

Every other time.

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Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

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Big Brother

The NSA was adding another Splitter room to Google.

Sorry about the down time.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

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Facepalm

Re: Of course, there is ONE solution...

And let the world know how spaghetti coded or otherwise how badly their old Flagship XP OS really are coded? Someone would go through it and come up with a version of open source XP, half the size, twice as fast, with much better security, all within a few months. That would never do.

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Hemp used to make graphene-like supercapacitors

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FAIL

Re: We are all saved!!

Off peak energy for solar power definition: When the sun don't shine.

For the wind not blowing, it is in the evening when people get home and turn on the A/C and electric cook stove, usually about the time of the setting sun. Also in the early morning, when people are getting up and getting ready for work. The sun low on the horizon on both occasions. neither are really available, when you need them the most.

Hydro? Global warming is turning the water source for that into mud flats.

How's that nuclear looking now, huh?

The last member of the human race, because of our arrogance, is gonna freeze to death, starving and naked in a cave, shortly after s/he burns the last stick of wood in existence.

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10-day stubble: Men's 'socio-sexual attributes' at their best

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Facepalm

10 days?

After 10 days my 5 O'clock shadow is just coming in. It took over 4 months for me to look as if I meant not to shave.

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SHOCK: Poll shows Americans think TSA is highly effective

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Facepalm

Re: Here is my solution: make the poll part of the boarding process

This sound too much like including the passenger in the security loop as a sentient person. Where does this "Keep'em scared" come in, if the targeted sheep can ask embarrassing questions in the survey and otherwise question the so-called security and procedures?

This can never work, 'cause it is a step back and counter productive from the eventual total control by our over Overlords.

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Google taking orders for Kansas City gigabit fiber network

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Thumb Up

The competition is already trying to catch up

But they can't. (Comcast and AT&T) Too many years scratching each others back and over charging the customer and over paying the CEO's and doing the minimum they could get by with on upgrading their systems.

They've had the fiber in the ground a block from where I live, for almost a month now.

Google's free 5meg Internet access is the same speed as I used to pay $65 a month for, from a cable provider.

And Now $70 a month for 1 gigabit. I really hope Google hurts them financially for their greediness all these years.

Signed up and chomping at the bit...

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Social networks can't be forced to filter content, rules top EU court

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Big Brother

Re: Re: Just wait

What brown envelope? It is income. They report the kick-back portion of the "contribution" on their taxes as an expense.

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Mozilla pushes out final Firefox 5 test build

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Holmes

Beat me to it

When are they going to address the memory leak? Anyone have a kludge or anything in the mean time?

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Record Patch Tuesday with 17-bulletin bumper crop

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Alert

Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

That's where the guy said he worked, from in the link at the end of the article.

Anyway, I think I'll be waiting a bit to install this Batch-O-Patches on the 5 XP machines I am responsible for.

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Chinese 'repurpose' Top Gun footage

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Boffin

When viewed from straight above the Earth looks round.

Which would be the case when the Moon is overhead.

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FBI 'planted backdoor' in OpenBSD

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Big Brother

Well, it's so obvious by now that it was, that 'inside job' didn't need to be mentioned.

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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