* Posts by Michael Habel

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Ethernet Alliance plots 1.6 terabit-per-second future

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Yeah that's why everything is still basically just 10/100TX. 'cause GigE has been 'Round now for what the last Decade now? The only reason why Router Companies are finally upgrading, along with numerous Chinese 'Droid TV Box Makers, is because the Public are finally catching on, and shaming these bastards to move on...

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

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Re: If you have an old DAB,

But, the sound of Vinyl IS SUPERIOR to CD's... I'd dare say even back when. Then again. It may just had been the "Content" that sounded better.... Todays Music just blows... In fact calling that Tripe Music is somewhat insulting...

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ZTE's stealthy Nubia: China-made Google-free Android mobe

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Re: App wanting access...

With most phones being made in China why is it the ones made for the West come at over twice the price of those sold locally?

How many Sensors does that Phablet of your have? I'm guessing not nearly as many as you'd find in a Galaxy Class Phablet.

What kind of SoC does that Device have in it? A MediaTEK One I'd bet. While on the face of it its quite "adequate", I think you'll find Updates to be quite lacking in the long run. Since MediaTEK DO NOT believe in, or at least comprehend the meaning of the Words "Open Source". You can forget about such ROMs, as CyanogenMod, or OmniRom as well.

So in the long run what looks like a Bargain at, first seldom actually turns out to be.

Which brings me to the question I wanted to post anyway. What is the SoC for the Reviewed Device?

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HTC One M9 Android smartphone: Like a M8 with a squinty eye

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Why is it when I hear the Word "MediaTEK" that I instantly want to head for the Door? The sad part about "Larger Phablet, when it lands..." will be the overly inflated Price that come with the HTC Brand. I'm still left to ponder if they [MediaTEK], even understand the concept of the Words Open Source?

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'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

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Why I don't buy from over seas (When I can avoid it!)

1) The long delays in waiting for my Package to arrive form *cough* China *cough*

2) The possible hidden charges, or levies; To be imposed at the Customs Office. That One might fail to account for when you hit the "Ship It!" Button.

3) Method of Payments, not everybody does PayPal. I gather the new IBAN System that just came into effect this Year should make Intra-European Transfers a bit simpler. I just tend to stick with either PayPal, or Amazon where I can though.

4) Did I mention the extended (As in FOREVER!) shipping?!

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LOOK OUT, Brits – is that a Facebook LASER-GUN drone above us?

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Do starving Sub Saharan give a jot about Zucks Interwibbles

When they're more concerned about where the next Meal is coming from? Or will he start a Pizza takeout delivery on their behalf?

Seems to me more like huge waste of Money, then the way to actually make more. And then there's the Line-of-sight issues (Assuming it really will be some form of IR). And let us not start on the inevitable issues of Privacy 'cause this being Facef**k, I'm sure 'ol Zuck will have this fitted with as many Hi-Res Camera's as possible. If only to find a way to get these things to start paying for themselves.

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WHOMP, there it is: Seagate demos Kinetic disk drive

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Are S.O.L even still a thing?

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Re: SEAGATE- FAILURE IS WHAT WE DO BEST

I could say the same about:

Hitachi

Toshiba, and

Western Digital....

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SanDisk launches 200GB microSD card

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Re: Sounds great..

Our family Westie when I was but a boy could strip peas out of mashed potato and leave them behind with ease. It hated peas.

However ... it WAS stupid enough to assume that if given a smartie then the next smartie sized item would be another smartie. This way dog pills were administered ...

Not, cool feeding a Dog Chocolate, ya know...

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Re: Not much use...

Yeah just beware that the Lights have probably gone, and the Leopard is currently residing in a disused Lavatory...

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Re: Not much use...

Or any of Google's Flagship Nexus range, eiter. Or for those running Kit-Kat, or Lollipop either. That is if you actually need to be able to actually let your Apps write directly to it. Or, you know move your Apps over to the External SD, to make room for some more Apps.... 'Cause thats a BIG NO NO!!

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AT&T, Verizon and telco pals file lawsuit to KILL net neutrality FOREVER

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Re: I'm surprised by this...

Yeah about that Satellite thing being predominantly One-way... How do I send my requests for p0rnz. Ughh, Cat Photos to the Satellite Operator then. I gathered that in times past this was done using a 56k Dialup. It would take much convincing that the Cable Co's were so thoroughly evil as that...

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Apple boots Windows 7 out of Boot Camp

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Re: Apples values.

a very friendly helpful little guide who's only price for his services seems to be full knowledge about myself.

Who Larry Page?!

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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Re: ER...

Why? I thought Apple hated the p0rnz, and so sent Adobe Flash on its marry way... After all Jobs was obviously thinking of the Starbucks Kiddies....

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So before you can't hold their Devices properly (For them to work!), and now we're apparently in the Eyes of (Cr)apple to dumb to wipe Fingerprints, Dust off our Screens too....

And, yet I'll probably be downvoted to Hell for saying this....

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

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Re: No intel?

Well at least AMD (Dresden), is closer to home then Santa Clara, California. (Intel)

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Internet Explorer LIVES ON, cackle sneaky Microsoft engineers

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Re: Windows, your reign is over ....

"Windows, your reign is over .... "

Nope - you still can't run Halo or Titan Fall on Linux..

That's probably 'cause M$ are to stingy to publish their Code over on Steam... Which reminds me I really should log-in again sometime to see if their List of Linux Games has improved any since last Year...

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Re: Windows, your reign is over ....

Then at some point you'll want to do something that Wine can't handle, or you'll install software through the Mint Software Manager that doesn't work and end up in a cycle of Googling and typing in command line instructions that you don't understand in an effort to fix things.

Sadly there's a whole lotta truth in that statement. Especially (and, as a personal example of late), you need to flash a Base (or Stock Recovery), Firmware on a Linux / Android TV Box, and you find that the only Software / Drivers capable of actually doing so... Just happen to be Windows ONLY!

Not sure if this is 'cause the Chinese, just don't care, or if they'd just assume that everyone's on Windows anyway, so what the Hell?

Unfortunately its this kinda sh-- that'll keep Windows in business for quite some time yet. Because opinions be damned! You are almost expected to be on some version of Windows at some point.

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Re: Windows, your reign is over ....

VLC Player or equivalent for Ubuntu, otherwise simple MP3's won't play! Not sure why!

For the same reason why you need to force Linux to relinquish the piss-poor nouveau (nVidia Drivers), because they are non-free IIRC that was the difference in Medibuntu (i.e. Having all the Media CODECs / Players), as opposed to the more Vanilla Ubuntu where you have to go and, install all that stuff on your own. Mint to their credit, have more or less made that much clear on their Downloads Page.

As to why Shops refuse to sell Linux... It's not the Shops you should be angry with. Its the OEMs, and MicroSoft isn't really giving them a whole lotta choice in this matter.

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IE: Infection Exploiter

Oddly enough I only find myself ever using this <Deity>-awful Program, about roughly Once a Month... Usually around the Second Wednesday Morning (+1:00UTC) for a spot of Windows Updating. So if MicroSoft are, gonna take away the Internet, how do they expect anyone to be able to update their Machines?

As for Browsers... There never was, and likely shall never be a more perfect Browser then Firefox 3.x. Then they had to go on and ruin that with 4.x, and its just been going down hill ever faster then that now. At the moment I'm using Pale Moon, and (knocks on Wood!), its doing pretty well at the moment.

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Facebook unveils P2P moola-to-mates payment feature

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I trusted that little shit with my Box of F*cks... And, no I have no more F*cks to give....

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Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops

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Re: Prefered Method

The truth of this strangeness, is likely more likely then you'd think....

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>implying

That these "Backdoors" aren't already set for the NSA / GHCQ & et-al long before the Code even leaves the QA Labs, let alone the actual Factory Floor...

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Google adds evil-code scanning to Play Store

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Re: Huh?

How, precisely, is Google scanning the Play Store going to affect the third party marketplaces?

Considering the... Apparent lack of "age-inappropriate" Apps on the (German), Play Store... YMMV! I usually find myself having to visit these so-called "Third-Party App Stores". lol

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Age inappropriate? ...And suddenly its 2009/10 again! Really Age inappropriate I must be missing out on the really good stuff! then again I have to access Google's Play Store though the anally retentive German* Domain. So perhaps I really have been missing out?!

*We Germans are always thinking of the Children when it comes to blocking otherwise "objectionable content" from the little Ones Eyes. As anyone with Sky / Cable can tell you having to constantly press PIN numbers to unlock +16 Restrictions, and absolutely NO WAY to turn that sh-- off!

And yet... We still have Newspapers with Models mostly without their Kit on, well the Top Half anyways....

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FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

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Re: Here is an IP address for you...

Please show me the way to go 127.0.0.1 I seem to recall some Reg SWAG that hat that written on it.

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You know its too early on a Saturday Morning when....

You misread "Drivers" as an Individual actually driving a Vehicle, and not the Computery type of stuff One would generally speaking hope to find on this Site.

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Revival of fortune: Mad Catz Mojo Android gaming micro console

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Re: The difference is USB 3

Why in the name of tap-dancing christ would you'd even want USB3 on a Droid Box for? I thought the point was... Well looking at this from a VoD Service. The Cloud?

If I ever so needed a major interface to run, as you say Spinning Rust. There are plenty of other cheap and cheatful Chinese Boxes that'll offer you up a full SATA II + the Power Connection. Which I'm sure is at least as fast, or faster the USB3.

For me its more about WiFi & Wired speeds. I'm not saying your wrong. I just have a different idea of usage then you. To be fair though I've been somewhat less the impressed by the Desktop Replacement capabilities have left me less then impressed. But as a VDR / XBMC/Kodi replacement for a 450W HTPC? Its fanfreakingtastic!

If you have that much of a hardon for Intel Atoms, there are some coming out (If they're not out already!), that can run both Windows 8.1, or Android. Though I'm a bit hazy on the exact specs.

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Re: Video Machine

Or whatever the hell they've decided to call it this week.

I think they decided to call it Kodi...

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Hoo hum

I kinda fail to see any difference between say this and say any other gernric Andorid Box. And, personally I'd rather go for the MINIX Neo x8h Plus. Yes that does NOT come stock with a Bluetooth Pad. But, those don't cost the World either. And, then you could also enjoy some 802.11ac + h.265 >720p in Hardware.

So I guess the question here is is the 1.8GHz Tegra better then Amlogics S812 + Mali 450?

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

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Re: The FCC is just following Nancy Pelosi.

"We have to pass this sucker to see whats in it."

There's just One small detail your overlooking. Net Neutrality (With added Title II Taxation or not!) will be a good thing in the long term. The ACA? Not so much...

Now if you'd rather see this happen to the Internet then please vote no.

(LIKE AN IDIOT!)

P.s. Just thank <DEITY> that Harry Reid is gone... Now if only Nancy would get the drift and, blow away!

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Stop

OTOH: You have the Cable Co's crying with Cap in Hand that Title II will give Obama Taxation Powers over the Internet. Just like the Landlines of today! AND THAT'S BAD!!! (If you believe the Comercials over there!)

OTOH: Do you really want to see this happen? 'Cause I don't!!

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'NSA, GCHQ-ransacked' SIM maker Gemalto takes a $500m stock hit

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How is this different to say GSM

Now its been ~Five Years since that story washed up here, on the Reg.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/02/gsm_cracking/

But, if the same thing (more or less) can be done by some Smuck with some 1500$ Equipment. Then lord knows the GHCQ & the NSA should have been doing this for far longer. Perhaps its time to update security for G5.

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Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Well this should...

Well this should instantly improve not only Yahoos Revenue Stream, But MicroSofts too! Since I see neither Apple Users, or Droid Users bothering to use this new wonderful Service.

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AT&T suddenly finds demand for 1Gbps fiber in Kansas City – just after Google arrived

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Re: Nice bandwidth if you can get it

Isn't 50Mbps the same thing as a 5Meg Line? I thought that was considered ~faily fast~. Heck Round here the Cable Co's will only get you around twice that speed. 100mbps (or, 10Megs)...

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Is this for Unlimited?

As in all you can eat? Or as in unlimited for the first 500mb the get throttled to death.

As for paying 29$ a Month for Privacy I wonder if they can still sniff me if a decide to use a VPN Service. As for Ads? Well theres always some kind of Adblocker Software to be found?

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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Alien

I guess this Arseclown has never heard of the Shoe Event Horizon then has he?

Hes gonna

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Apple drives itself round bend: PITIES THE FOOL who inks deal with carmakers – source

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FAIL

Why wont they just stick to what they're (supposedly good at..), and just give us a new Apple TV IV, that One can... With an additional purchase of a reassuringly expensive Joy Pad... Play some Games on?

Do they feel that threatened by Google?

I mean I can see them doing this, as its about the "Tech", but, with Apple its about selling very expensive overpriced tat.

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ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

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Re: Nah, we're safe

I seem to be having this tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle...

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Show me the money, America! It's time to learn how to pronounce 'Xiaomi'

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Seems like a mistake to me....

If... And I have a tendency to (on the face of it!), doubt that Xiaomi have... Or has anything that can beat off Samsung at it own Game. At the moment. Their stuff is only slightly cheaper. And for good reason. As a lot of the functionality that One has come to expect in Ones own Galaxy "Device" is sadly nowhere to be found on those cheapo Chinese Clones.

Xiaomi do seem to want to break out of that mold, and good on them for doing so too!

But, would you rather be known for producing valuable (But, affordable!), Goods... Or a purveyor in cheap tatty Headphones? As to their TV Market? I have to say I never knew they actually had One. Given how soft that market is though... I can't say I overly blame them for keeping them. That said, they should probably reconsider the Phones, if they ever want to actually get somewhere.

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So long, Cyanogen! OnePlus says its future belongs to OxygenOS

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Cyanogen, Omni et-al have a purpose. That of which being to keep older Devices outta the Landfill. Do you really think anyone in their Skull would flash a Custom ROM on to a brand new Device? One that was hopefully still getting official updates? 'Cause I don't think so!

Custom Recoveries (i.e. CWM, or TWRP), plus full root yes! But a full blown Custom ROM, with broken Drivers for the Camera, WiFi or FM Radio... I think not. Not unless the Device is so old now Gingerbread Era... That these functions taking a smallish hit, is better then not being able to use the Device at all. But even now on these Custom ROMs the brick Wall is upon us now.

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Hear that sound? It's the Windows XP PC bubble popping

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Re: put Linux on the kit

If you want the most logical, and dare I say it... Windows like Linux... Try Cinnamon Mint. Would you still be Hell bent on MS Office then install Wine, and enjoy! If there is only One thing I actually hate about Linux its that Notepad++ still hasn't been ported over to it yet. lol

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Re: Let's look at it technically

The equipment is fine. It's the broken OS that needs to be replaced.

Ain't that the truth. My old C2D @ 2.13Ghz still does everything I need it too. I feel no great pain in needing to update what has become a simple Terminal to the IoTs. On the occasions I really need a PC to do some actual work, I fire up my Linux Drive instead.

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First off M U S T A R D was spelt correctly, and secondly I used the word R I C E, as in something that's been supped up to impress other ignorent fools uuch as adding in a Two Grand Graphic Card, just 'cause the can, and so add to their ePenus length in some meaningless Benchmark.

Really would your Nan really give less then Two about doing what ever it was on a PC or a Phablet? PCs are indeed wonderful things. But the 90s are over Guys. 90% of the PCs raise d'etre has been striped away by Tablets, and Phones, and other such IoTs like the Google TV Box. Which just knocked my HTPC into a crocked Hat. Since last October. The joke their being I could pretty much use that Box to do 99% of everything I do now, plus Videogame Emulations. All the while for just a fraction of the Thermal Watt Displacement of any Beige Box I ever had.

Assuming that Windows has a life beyond Seven. I may yet consider the Intel NUC, otherwise I'd be looking for an even cheaper Chinese Box that was able to run a Desktop Linux. For that ~1% thats missing.

As to Gaming, or CAD/CAM I have no stake or interest in either. I suspect that most of the PC buying Public have no interest in that either. And only needed something to get on the Gravy Train to free Music. Which is also a thing of the long past. Though I'm hardly implying that you still can't pirate Music in this day, and age. Just that Napster itself is gone, as is the 90s, and the Beige Box.

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Seems to me the future lays in Intel's NUC. Yeah The PC Musterd Rice will game, on Beige Boxes for the time being. For me its about being more green. And, by that I mean keeping more of the folding greens, instead of giving it away to the Electric Board. Since gaming is NOT my thing. A 500w Beige Box, just for typing some sh-- like this onto a Message Board, seem to me like a bad joke now when we have Phablets, that can do this task better and cheaper. The faster the PC as we knew it dies the better!

Down votes? And, there we go!

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RIP SPDY, we hardly knew ye: Google to retire next-gen web protocol

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Re: One day maybe?

The Picture

What Picture?! >2015, and still not using adbolck Software...

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Microsoft explains Windows as a SERVICE – but one version remains a distant dream

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It sounds like Windows 10 is the death knell for all Windows versions.

We can only live in hope!!

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Re: @Dan 55

When was the last time you heard about a customer rebellion against Microsoft ?

I guess that would have been 'round the time Windows (h)8 hit...

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Bye bye, Windows...

Hello the Year of the Penguin... Or, will it be another Cat I wonders?

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Avast there: MEELLIONS of Androiders scuttled by 'adware' game app

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Re: Where are the good quality FOSS applications...?

To say nothing about org.adaway and org.adblockplus.android. All of these are not in the f-droid store (just yet).

I don't know about the Latter, but the Former has been on f-droid for a good while now,ever since Google dumped it from the Play Store. In fact its recommended to install AdAway only though f-droid so as to be alerted to the newest Updates.

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