Re: Enough of this trivia...
You already did Sir.
351 posts • joined 3 Mar 2011
You already did Sir.
Other than for curiosity, why*?!
Decent android tabs are a fraction of the price, and Linux gives you more functionality than running droid.
The external GPU isn't exactly new technology - just never been housed under the keyboard before. I see no reason why this hinge would be less reliable than any other. Other hybrid devices have no problems being attached and detached so less likely to be an issue on a premium level device like this.
The Mrs is bugging me for a new device. She's a surface fan so I was thinking of seeing how the new Surface compared to the old, and perhaps grab a 3 before they sold out in the stores if the next model wasn't much improvement.
Now wondering if I should hang fire to see what she thinks of the surfacebook.
I was hoping for something a bit crazier - like SLI/Crossfire for PCIe drives. Yes I know there's enough bandwidth on the PCIe bus, but part of me was always impressed by the Voodoo GFX accelerators and early Rage Fury Maxx cards.
On the back of the maxipad release too with the whole being marketed as a serious corporate tool. But you can only use apps through the app store, and if you create your own, on a whim Apple could pull it.
Suddenly a windows or linux tablet running regular applications seems less risky.
Current iDevices are perfect. But the future ones will be even more perfect.
Judging by the number of "Facebook is going to start charging $5.99...." posts I saw, finding 1% of people to think their PC has a virus wouldn't be hard work.
Why the downvote?
"Open windows? Ok. Done. You know we got them double glazed last year. Right good deal we got, nice man came round and said our old ones were misting up but that could have been my cataracts playing up"
Jokes aside about Microsoft and their bloatware, their phone OS seems to respond just as smooth (and that actually means nice, not crappy!) on their low end phones as their flagships. My 1020 has 2GB ram, which was pretty much standard flagship ram 2 years ago when they came out. This one only had more than required for the OS to deal with the fallout when you press the shutter button.
A major issue is the sonic boom from the nosecone digging up the ground infront of the vehicle. When you get that low and fast all sorts of weird things start happening!
When my broadband went well over the 7mbps WAN-to-LAN speed of my aging RP614, I hit the small net builder website and looked at the routers there in their price vs performance chart. The DIR-655 was highest on performance relative to it's price. 260mbps WAN-to-LAN, gigabit ethernet and N wireless. D-Link even had an online emulator so you can check out the features before you buy it. Used it for ages before I received the Virgin Superhub and shipped it off to my parents. What a mistake to make! The Superhub as we all know now is far from super. Couldn't remove the DIR-655 from the parents, so had to buy a Ubiquiti Unifi to get the wireless signal to the parts of the house the Superhub couldn't reach. A couple of years on, the DIR-655 is still going strong and the wireless covers a 5 floor Victorian brick and stone wall house.
The days of big improvements is pretty much over. Tweeks to battery life and screen size are all the changes we can expect now for some time. My current phone does everything I want, so sim only for me now!
Not sure which part of your post your downvoter disagrees with.
Either they don't believe you have a RT Yoga, they don't believe it is working, or they don't believe you have a partner!
To know any of them they must be stalking you! big time Beware!
Hold down instead of tapping for the RT. Can't speak for other devices.
Access to browser, windows explorer, notepad, command prompt, remote desktops? Hardly pointless.
"I've never seen an RT device, nor know anyone who owns one, so can you tell us how it was crap?"
Are you sure you dont own one because you have summed up fairly well all the false claims that I can simply say 'no' to... Well apart from possibly stability if you have it balanced on the very end of your lap. Yes the apps were lacking, but the decent browser made needing many apps pointless. Facebook? Just go to www.facebook.com! It's crap because 1. it's cool to call things done by Microsoft crap and 2. OMG you can't install your own apps (not that it was ever claimed that you could, and really well publisised that you couldn't!)
"Oh really? That is interesting."
I live in safe seat - my national vote will make no difference at all. It's a bit of a relief really: as a pro-military liberal; a pro-nuclear green; an anti-pansurveillance patriot and a fervent believer in both market capitalism and a state health service, I have no idea who I could vote for anyway.
Where do I sign up? A monkey with the correct colour rosette would win here.
Wait did I say would?
If it doesn't have a method of pushing security updates, then it needs to stay behind an internal or outside the external firewalls as a minimum of security.
You bet I'm confused...
The fourth-generation iPad (originally marketed as iPad with Retina display, retrospectively marketed as the iPad 4)
But so is Apple so that's ok.
First you have to have:
the iPad Pro Retina
the iPad Pro Air Retina
the iPad Pro Mini
the iPad Pro Mini Retina
the iPad Pro Mini Air Retina
then, and only then can you have...
the iPad Mac Pro
the iPad Mac Pro Retina
the iPad Mac Pro Air Re.........
You heard it here first, and I'm sure I missed off some models somehow.
Having a spare battery is a great idea, especially if she's likely to be driving to/from Scotland during winter - you never know when you might get stuck due to snow for many hours.
However, I also suggest buying a fast charge cable, and a 2.1A in car charger to ensure you can charge the battery faster than it drains. Something like this is perfect. This ensures your phone negotiates, or to be precise it prevents your phone from trying to negotiate, the charging rate, forcing full power and prevents it from defaulting to safe 500mA.
I had this issue driving over to Germany this year... battery lasted as far as Kent. Knocked it into battery saver and even with the GPS and SatNav running I didn't run out of battery again. Would like to be able to run all the normal apps I have open with push nnotifications next time so will be investing in something like the above.
Apps that will run on your phone, tablet or full PC?
Ooops! Didn't realise that was a rhetorical question.
Let me introduce you to this website, it's pretty cool, but I don't think you've seen it.
to generate 150bhp... in 2015?
Seems an unecessary complication of the engine bay, when 150bhp is easily within reach of modern 4 cylinder diesels. Odd pots sound fantastic, but what's the point in sounding good if you don't have the performance to match?
I don't think they were trying to sell you one, just a review. But thanks for letting us know you don't want to buy one.
I also don't think they were selling it as perfect for those who care about their data security and privacy. They're selling it as a cloud OS convertable with all the dependancies that requires. If you want a secure linux laptop then starting with a barebones regular laptop, or a windows one and scrub it would be better - unless you really, really want very little storage and a slow processor.
Not sure when "flagship" meant "must be made of materials not best suited to being used in a handheld mobile device - but look nice". Polycarbonate is fairly resistant to scratching, doesn't smash or dent when dropped, doesn't prevent signal to radios and can be made into a multitude of shapes while retaining stiffness. If the guts inside the shell are decent specification what's wrong with that?
Mines the one with the phone in the pocket that isn't pretending to be an iphone.
That won't guarantee anything.
You must return your PC equipment to the place of purchase, sell all your wordly goods, give away the money to charity and move to a uninhabited island in a remote location. Scotland for example.
Did you try downloading and running the update tool?
Zero sympathy here either. People doing half a job on the cheap causing issues for themselves, or the poor sod who takes over in in the future.
Putting computers and users into a managed domain then leaving the updates to esentially the consumer arm of Microsoft? If you can't afford to do it properly in the MS model don't do it. Use any of the cheaper or free methods.Use linux. Use local accounts. Same for people losing the last (and only) DC in their AD forest - Let me show you my symapthetic face.
It's said she was asleep with the bar charging from her laptop. Was she sleeping holding the bar, or was there something else going on causing her to get the burns?
When things explode my first reaction isn't "better go grab it"
Downloading content from another machine is quite different to a hack which relies on already having admin rights over the target.
You can't roll that comment out on EVERY article that has the words Windows and Updates in it you know!
Came here for this comment.
Was not disapointed.
I like your 7 downvotes for managing to install Win 10 and then having your own opinon that you like it.
Perhaps the Open source community are not so open to opinions that do not match their own?
My guage of computer usability - my parents - has shown that they have managed the transition from 7 to 10 better than they did from XP to 7. Their intensive training included "here is how to switch users" and being on hand while they setup onedrive. Since they have no other backup it seems better than nothing.
Perhaps he means anti-symantec?
That's a force we could all get behind.
a million times safer than 99.9% of the DOWNLOAD NOW buttons on most legit software sites.
I've a few games that update using a small number of super nodes feeding into torrenting clients. I'm guessing they didn't just throw this feature in, and will have thought about getting the security in place. Certificates and checksums should make this a non-issue.
If you don't want it - switch it off.
Unless you're a majority shareholder in Microsoft, I'm guessing what you actually have is a licence to use their software.
I've no issues with how they've bundled things. Life would be traumatic if every single feature or function of the OS was treat like the browser.
Open calculator. You have a choice of calculators, please choose from the list or search...
Open notepad. You have a choice......
Providing there isn't anything actually blocking me using a different product if I want to (looking at you Apple...) I've no issues them providing their own. If I don't like it, I'll install something else and use that instead.
"in 100 criminal cases taken to court"
Perhaps there is an average 7.3 persons per case taken to court? That's literally the only way I can get the headline number.
Two per day over two years = 100?
Why didn't they create a replacement for the unified messaging they killed off on Windows phone?
One of the best features was a single hub where texts, facebook, skype etc messages dropped in, organised by contact, with the ability to reply via any method. So you could be having a SMS conversation with someone, and need to send a photo, so you send the next message via facebook messenger and attach the image without paying mms costs. Then they drop out of 3G coverage so you take it back to SMS - all without losing the context of your conversation.
... It's probably driven away by itself.
I'm guessing you don't realise that the part that breaks on car window mechanisims is usually the shuttle and cable system - a system that's pretty much the same for both electric and manual windows.
steal sail a car...
Please list the other cars that will comfortably seat 6 adults, or 3 up front with enough space in the boot to fit 3 mountain bikes stood upright - minus the front wheels.
If you have a need for a 'van' but don't want the insurance cost, or to suffer the purchase cost of a T4 transporter, the wide track Multipla is a hoot on backroads, especially the 1.9 diesel which tunes easily to 150bhp, and beyond if you're a bit mad.
This has been going on for ages - the battle for who will be the single sign on in a Microsoft product - 365 or MSA.
Hardly unexpected though when you have 2 product teams working apart and eventually someone says - hey guys, we need cross product access.
With Windows 8.0 RT, it was a pain to try to switch to the desktop
I'm pretty sure there was a tile on the start screen for desktop, so the process was more like this:
Windows hot button, hit the desktop tile.
I think I re-installed sometime in the very early builds. I say think because I've rolled back a couple of times due to issues with some of the games I play and I've forgotten if this is a registered copy!
I guess moving to this build I might find out if I need to go get my Win 7 + upgrade to 8 upgraded to 8.1 key authorised for 10.
Is the question
"Can I use this application/service/game on my laptop now it has Linux"
and your answer is
"No, they haven't made a Linux version"
Without getting my crystal ball out of the cupboard, I will have to imagine the OS will be made available in the same formats as previous recent releases.
Seems a bit of a derp question. Microsoft have also not said that there will not be an ISO available. How about a bit of wait and see, unless you have insider (not the tech prev group) knowledge.