15 posts • joined Wednesday 22nd December 2010 21:52 GMT
Watch out with these and using Chrome
My son was downloading Himachi vpn client. I glanced and saw it's part of logmein and read up on it. Seemed harmless and a better way for him to share Mindcraft worlds with friends and not open a hole in the firewall. Anyway, even after repeated 'read what you're clicking' warnings from me, he clicked the big "download now" button. It installed some "Download helper" toolbar. And, here's the crazy Chrome part. Since he had done all this with Chrome the same damn tool was installed on his Android phone almost immediately.
That's going too far. What's a good open source phone?
Re: Quick fix
Re: @obligatory smug Linux geek (Hans 1)
Ha, what? I've upgraded Ubuntu machines from v7 all the way to 12.04 with nary a blink. In fact an upgrade fixed a broken command line only box. I just went from from 13.04 to 13.10 in about an 90 minutes.
Linux may not be a panacea but it's much better in terms of upgrades and package management.
Re: 3.5Gb per PC/VM
Um, wouldn't that require millions to be using Windows 8?
Re: "We love you, Steve!"
My sister-in-law works there and is bizarrely proud of a Steve Ballmer signed Windows 7 box. It's a mass produced stamped signature, but by god it's got Steve-o's name on it. They go voluntarily.
Re: Office for Linux, or Office for Chrome - those would be big changes.
We run Office 365 here. The web apps in Firefox on Linux are actually very good. I can do all of the Office 365 management from Linux. Funny thing is that even on Windows the webapps and management all works better in Firefox than IE 9 or 10.
Get it straight MS = Convicted monopolist
Microsoft has to offer those things because they broke the law in many ways. You Tube is not a monopoly just because of its popularity.
And, as posted above, this is the height of hypocrisy coming from the corporation that screwed so many over the years with these exact same practices. They need to just suck it up and create the app in HTML5.
Re: How many of Facebook's "one billion" are …
Sooo, wrong. A good parent will keep a young person off FB. The anonymous teasing, put-downs and outright bullying are to ever present. Seen it too many times. My only slightly chubby 11 year old hears it too much in person. I'm not opening her up to that pain on that horrible site.
Who sells them, though?
We were recently shopping for new phones for the kids. Three Verizon stores (albeit in central Oregon) don't carry WinPhone of any sort. I asked why and they said with shrug "too many customer service issues". One guy said they just take up wall space from the items that sell.
This was admittedly a small sampling but Oregon's tech heavy but if they don't sell to the point where three stores don't even carry them. That's a problem.
Network drivers is I think what he means
At least that's what I mean. Countless times I've had to install Windows and get cd or usb and download the nic driver on it. It's ridiculous since I've been booting up Linux for 10 years and connecting right to a network. Only today, with corporate wireless was Windows 7 ready to connect to the internet.
Bang-Bang. This nasty fella comes looking for the Children because the Queen can't stand children. They sneak away from Benny Hill's basement if you can imagine that.
@Ian But an 'Illegal" monopoly?
I don't believe there's actually anything wrong with being a monopoly if you don't do it illegally. If they don't coerce the action to use the product like Microsoft did to PC companies with regards to the OS and tying the browser into the OS, then it's not illegal. Not really Google's fault everyone uses their search engine other than quality returns.
I would wait to see if there's a technical or competitive reason Google prevents WP7 from accessing YouTube APIs.
You need zune to update?
Huge reason to go with Android - I don't need a computer to update my phone's system. Can't run iTunes or Zune on Linux and wouldn't even if I used Windows.
What a pile.