* Posts by BrazzaB

7 posts • joined 20 Feb 2012

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

BrazzaB

Another nail in the coffin of privacy

M$ is just trying to copy Google - who hoovers up ALL your data. The problem with this is that Google does this on a premise of free software, which is paid for by your data.

For Windows Pro that is £189.99 AND you still get your data stolen! This is another piss take too - at today's rates that is $298! It's only $199 in the USA - even with our 20% VAT!

I bought a laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled, which I updated to Windows 10 - 'cos it's less crappy.

Wonder if this is a M$ ploy - bring out crappy Vista so everyone updates to Win 7, bring out crappy Win 8.1 so everyone would want to update to Win 10. Hmmm...

As a side, I dual boot with Ubuntu Linux, only having to dip into Windows to update my satnav - and I think I could even forgo this with a bit of dabbling. Now lets Google Linux and Tomtom....

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Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

BrazzaB

Free you say?

Dabbsy - I think you've missed a point - I'm one of the Linux boys - yes I know, Linux isn't for you average Joe, having to occasionally drop into the command line, but it's getting better and easier to use.

There are two things that is worrying MS.

Firstly the obvious - it's free - forever, with as many upgrades as you like, with no tie-ins.

Secondly the security - no antivirus for me! This may, or may not be the norm in the future, but for now you've not got an annual tax a la antivirus. MS has had to abandon Tuesday patch day as there are too many zero day exploits turning up which need to be patched immediately. I my experience of Linux, an exploit rears it's ugly head and you get a patch the next day or so - sometimes the same day! and unles it's a major kernel update, you don't have to reboot every time.

The Linux desktop is coming and it's worrying MS and Apple. I know this, as for the first time a major software vendor, who which I cannot remember - damn my memory - stated that their package was available for download for Windows, Mac AND Linux. More and more software vendors are now catching on to Linux compatibility to expand their reach.

Linux is only going to get easier and more attractive to the public with major vendors now pre-installing their laptops with Linux, leading MS to offer Windows 8.1 very cheaply.

MS is worried - in 20 years time people will wonder why on earth people had to pay £100 or so for Windows 10 Professional.

Thoughts anyone.

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Putting your schlong into the reel-to-reel tape machine is a bad idea

BrazzaB

No Firewire Mr Dabbs?

Poor excuse for not reminiscing over that wedding.

£2.83 form Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TRIXES-Firewire-Female-Adaptor-Accessories/dp/B008SA2D8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432485185&sr=8-1&keywords=firewire+adapter+to+usb

Get downloading and edit it now!

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

BrazzaB

Engine Anomaly

Notice that the vehicle drifts to the right on takeoff. This indicates reduced thrust on one of the engines, which leads to that 'catastrophic failure' that NASA talks about.

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DARPA looking for citizen sky-watchers

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Devil

BrazzaB

For 'Space Junk' read 'foreign spy satellite'

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LOHAN flashes fantastical flying truss

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Unhappy

Re: Re: Horizontal

If you have 2 balloons with a pipe between them, one will expand and the other will deflate.

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BrazzaB

Keeping it Horizontal.

A single truss will not stay horizontal. A triangular structure with the weight of the battery at the lowest point will be needed. Vulture 2 may have to go through the top horizontal truss, or a rail attached to the side of it.

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