Damn - if Samsung had x86...
Finally, someone with the money to give Intel some real competition?
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Finally, someone with the money to give Intel some real competition?
"Gentoo OS" is vulnerability code-speak for Chrome OS. And there's probably almost nothing wrong with Gentoo - the problem is all the flash and other crap Google has shoved onto Chromebooks by default.
Same with the Chrome browser - by itself, the underlying Chromium tends to be highly secure. But when you hard-wire flash into it and start optimizing it for gaming and media streaming, you are bound to expose a lot of vulnerabilities.
@AC - "What's the benefit over running LibreOffice desktop app and saving your docs in a Dropbox or Drive folder?"
A little thing called "mobile", I would imagine.
My understanding is that Firefox OS is not free as in freedom. Lot of discussion about that over on Phoronix the last couple of years. Seems you have to go with Replicant if you want a truly free as in freedom OS for mobile. It's possible if the hardware were fully open, as you say, then Firefox OS could do away with all binary blobs.
"the CSE claims it has the ability to process 125GB of internet traffic per hour for intelligence, and store 300TB at a time"
What is that - about $50,000 worth of gear? Less?
Yeah, cause that had nothing to do with Apple trying to steal users away from Youtube and other media services - right?
Good thing iTubes has never had any security flaws...
It's 2015 already. Why the hell are major websites still using flash?
If Google would rip pepper from Chrome's innards, flash would basically disappear from the webernet in no time. Do us all a favor Google - stop enabling this monstrosity.
IIRC, US Special Forces (Seals, Rangers, Green Berets, etc) are taught dozens of methods of killing very quickly and efficiently with just their bare hands. I'm sure the Brits and Aussies teach much the same thing.
Sneaking into a soldier's home is probably not a good idea for long-term life expectancy.
Trevor could write that McAfee doubles the speed of your computer and automatically deposits $100 in your bank account every Friday, and I still wouldn't give it a second look.
Burn me once - shame on you
Burn me 10 times and keep sneaking your crap into downloads to keep trying to burn me more? Where's my shotgun...
@AC - "Yes - I know many commentards don't like Norton - but please humour my staying with a product that has previously been fine for over a decade. I've tried others and always ended up back with Norton Internet Security."
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
Maybe the AC found his machines run too fast, and felt the need to throttle them?
Windows Defender plus a free Malwarebytes scan a few times each week/month. I stick Malwarebytes in the startup so that it pops up and reminds me to run a scan every time I turn a machine on. Haven't hit a problem in almost 3 years of use on various machines, and impact on system resources is nearly zero.
What about all the poor bastards over the years who paid thousands $$$ to the BSA because they couldn't find a paper license for every copy of Windows in their small office?
This is total bullshit. If MS is going to upgrade every Asian pirate for free, then they need to repay every penny of that stolen BSA cash, with interest.
@keef - I thought the silver badge was stupid and pointless - until El Reg sent me my gift card for the lifetime supply of free beer.
An entire beer - wasted.
Will he be appropriately reprimanded for placing a sharp utensil within striking distance of a perfectly good beer? I'm thinking suspension without pay, bathroom-cleaning duty, demotion to the sales department...
...or I'm getting used to larger phones.
@Len Goddard - "Nope. Nothing here to bring me back from Mint."
Not to beat a dead horse here, but saying "I'll use Mint, but not Ubuntu" seems a bit awkward to me. Same repositories, same package manager, same installer, same tools, same internals, just a different window dressing. If you said, "I prefer the Mint Cinnamon version of Ubuntu, but I refuse to use Unity", that would sound more accurate.
6. Little boys who post Ubuntu top 5 lists from mom's iPad
I remember many days at the beach when I was young, my dad grilling hot dogs on the barbecue, and the gulls grabbing them hot off the grill. And my dad cursing and swatting at them with his grill tongs.
Later in life, I got a big thrill (no idea why) from bringing big bags of potato chips to the beach and throwing handfuls of them into the air for the gulls. If the chip bags were big enough, I could get a couple hundred gulls all hovering over me waiting for the next launch. The strange thing was that they never got aggressive or attacked me or the chip bag - they just hovered in formation, waiting for the chips to fly into the air.
And yes, I know I should not have been feeding them and enabling their bad behavior, spare me the nasty comments.
That Uber posted their login key for all to see? If they can't use the system responsibly, they shouldn't be allowed to host their code there.
Offering a year of free credit monitoring after the fact is such a shitty way of handling these things.
More than enough to cover the $10,000 a month for a shared 1-bedroom San Francisco apartment, I assume?
@Deltics - "Only someone who isn't involved with developing apps for the web would say "it just works".
Another web app developer, sharing his vast wisdom. How useful.
Maybe I should revise my statement - It's just worked for many years, despite the best attempts of Microsoft and web app developers to fsck it up. And I'll throw Adobe into the mix just for the hell of it.
@AC - "It also dates back to that dark period when Microsoft was more interested in screwing the competion, rather than looking after the end users."
When did that "dark period" end? Still the same old MS as far as I can see. Call me when they embrace ODF as their default office formats.
> "Our rallying cry for Windows 10 became 'the web just works'," Morris wrote.
It's been "just working" for many years, despite your best attempts to fsck everything up Redmond.
So people can just create fake accounts for their worst enemies, fill them with dark, depressing posts, turn them in to the Facebook thought police...
Yeah - no way this will get abused.
They only get about $1 million a year in donations, and they make it go a very long way.
...especially the ones that want to listen in on their employees' every communication and track their every move. Both on the job and in their personal lives.
Must be so much easier now for HR departments to build a case to fire an employee. Just print out a copy of their smartphone tracking log. "What's this? You visited your grandmother in the hospital for 10 minutes when you said you were traveling to a customer's office? Terminated!"
Sounds like crooks and crime gangs to me.
Doesn't matter much now if the photo is inadmissable. They have a confession. Lawyers would have to go after the confession if they wanted to mount a defense.
@Coward - "Why? is a laptop so expensive now?"
Can you stuff a laptop in your trouser pockets?
Well, probably you can. I can't. And I don't even wear skinny jeans.
What are those?
They sound horrible - glad I never see any.
@FailureCase - "No need to worry, I've found a successful solution for all Android malware problems. You can find a write up here. It is so effective, I've found it also greatly improves performance, battery life and the user experience in general."
Similar to the solution I've seen for iPhone users who were being vastly overcharged:
Save you about $800-$1,000 dollars, and you get 19 days of battery life. Plus, you no longer have to wear the latest skinny jeans.
@Dave 126 - "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"
I almost peed my pants.
Works fine. Only real problem I had was the driver for a Netgear USB wifi dongle wouldn't load - I had to swap it out for a Linksys wifi dongle.
Sometimes Windows 10 throws up weird messages. For instance, about twice a day I'm reminded that my plugged-in desktop has "0% Battery". Not a real problem though - the system is basically stable, which was my biggest concern. I'm running Visual Studio (Community edition), Unreal Engine 4 and Chrome on it, along with Malwarebytes and a few utilities like CCleaner.
Start menu is a bit messy - I'll probably load the free Classic Shell version eventually. But honestly, the Classic Shell team does Start menus so much better than nearly anyone else right now, there's no reason not to install it. I even install it on my Win7 machines because it's just simply better.
And it sucked. Unbelievably slow. Not sure if others have had better experiences with it.
Installing tomorrow. Should be interesting.
...is that they get their info from disgusting vats of lying shit like Wikipedia.
Bunch of shit-mongers, all of them.
Nice picture. Too bad a firefox is not a red fox. It's another name for the Chinese Red Panda, and looks nothing like any of the pictures that have ever been used for Mozilla's browser - much more like a cross between a very cute red puppy and a raccoon.
Lucky you then.
@Dan Paul - "But even that minimal control will never happen in China"...
You'd be surprised. People are fed up, and the people are gaining more power on a daily basis.
Funny - here I thought South Korea had already bought all of Canada. Or was that China that bought it? I'm confused now...
@bazza - "...looks like Samsung are going to buy BlackBerry."
Yeah, cause who wouldn't want a TV and a washer-dryer running BB10?? Can you imagine all the thumb-swipe options Blackberry can pack into a freezer or a toaster-oven?
No. And no.
It's just a simple remote - sorry to burst your cynic bubble. Not really good for much else. Not even the best free remote desktop - teamviewer is much nicer.
@Gordon10 - ".... exploit coming in 3..2..1..."
Chrome Remote Desktop has been around for years on Windows and Linux and I haven't heard about the exploits. I've used it - works alright as long as you've got a good wifi connection on both ends.
As with all Google services, be sure to use 2-step verification for account safety.
Apple scorched-Earth patent war initiating in 3,2,1.... we have lift-off...
I was referring to people calling me and yelling about their new $250 shiny hard drive.
But I'll keep your response handy and use it when they do call. Good one. Although I might change it up a bit - an Orca might be a bit more thrilling.
"Why won't my Macbook Air connect to my Seagate Mirror?!?!"
Like a vSphere client for Linux?
Nah - just more cloudy bits.
"Hey Woz, lets take a picture of me acting like I'm doing something that looks techie while you sit there and work".
What could possibly go wrong?
Has anyone checked to see if Sarah Connor is still alive recently? Could be important...
And much more drastic. Maybe a bright red, pulsing background? Do the whole site in 32-point comic-sans font?
I love seeing all the reg-tards crapping their pants over a font or the size of a jpg. This re-design is pretty much the best Vulture troll ever.