* Posts by Imran Chaudhry

5 posts • joined 10 Dec 2008

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

Imran Chaudhry

Time for the NHS (and all public service and government systems) to switch to a Linux desktop - I suggest Debian running MATE it's close enough to Windows XP to be figured out by everyone.

It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

Imran Chaudhry

Re: File Size?

I upgraded to Windows 8 from XP. No liking the new GUI, and wanting something more XP-like, I installed Start8 from Stardock (I paid $4 for it). This made Windows 8 much more familiar and pleasant to use. It's very fast, even compared to Windows 8 - so I now think it's the best Windows release ever.

I upgraded to 8.1 but opted to stay with Start8 - seriously, those complaining about Windows 8 should try out an evaluation of Start8 (no I'm not affiliated with Stardock!).

Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions

Imran Chaudhry

Tape deck as VCR

Many years ago I used to record kids cartoons on my Dads tape deck. We did not have a VCR like many richer friends. I used to listen to them as I feel asleep and built up a nice collection.

Thanks Philips for such a wonderful invention.

Scoop! The inside story of the news website that saved the BBC

Imran Chaudhry
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Excellent article and a big thumbs up to the BBC News online staff.

I remember around year 2000 being out of work for a few months, I was on dial-up and used to read the BBC News website every day. The website stood out because it was miles better designed that others at the time - clean, functional and quick to download over dial-up. I used to connect, download a bunch of pages then disconnect to save money. Now I realize the back-end was ahead of it's time and as a web developer/sysadmin myself elements of the design seem obvious now.

I tip my hat to you guys!

Microsoft phone coming Zune?

Imran Chaudhry

If this turns out to be vapourware...

..can we call it the Phantom Zone? :-)


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