I'm in Ryde right now... and yes that's our crappy train! Oddly, we have the most on time trains in the country and the fewest train cancellations!
So its not all bad...
25 posts • joined 17 Apr 2009
Pretty sure people are misreading this 'free for the first year' thing. All they mean is you wont get a free upgrade after the first year.
The subscription model applies to features like Onedrive and Office 365 etc that aren't part of the OS but they'd like us to treat them as if they were...
Other Cloud storage systems and Office products ARE available!
Have to say that from the information available (so far!) I'm looking forward to it.
I tried a selection of both free and paid for start button replacement programs, so far I've found 'Start Menu 8' (from iObit iirc) to be the nicest to use and has the added bonus of being free:)
It takes a while to get it configured (ie get rid of metro etc) but I'm rather enjoying Windows 8 for the moment...
Or any of the Greg Mandel series....based in the UK...post apocalyptic....fun science...what's not to like?:)
Failing that there's still a goldmine of lesser known comics to pillage, just about any Garth Ennis stuff like Preacher(post apocalyptic western chaos) or Gravel (SAS combat magician...awesome series!)....or the mini he did about the british getting all the german scientists post WW2 and winning the space race...that was amazing!
You forgot possibly the most useful feature!
If you have an existing library of ebooks/word documents etc, the Kindle comes with its own email address that you can send stuff to in various formats....which then quite miraculously arrives on your Kindle in a readable format! I found this incredibly handy as I had around 300 books floating around my PC in various formats.
I did have to download a 3rd party converter to convert .lit files to .HTML or .doc format before sending them in batches to the email address, and there's still no easy way to convert epub format books so there's still plenty of room for improvements.
Another niggle is the 'collections' method of organising your books, it can only be done manually on the Kindle which (with a large number of books) is VERY time consuming! Surely there must be a way to sort this out from the PC?
Overall I'm really happy with the Kindle 3, it's a pleasure to use once its fully set up and so far I've actually been reading more than usual, lets hope that lasts!
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