Glad I still use Firefox, the last browser that hasn't waved the white flag to Google
48 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
Re: Ahhh technology...
I pay with my Google Pixel all the time and Android Pay has never crashed or had an issue. Sounds more like a dodgy phone.
The only time i've had issues is when the card reader itsself was broken and wouldn't accept my phone or contactless cards and I had to do the old fashoned chip and pin to pay.
I have all my cards on Android pay. Its the contactless cards I dont want. Too insecure and after handing them over too many assistants have dinked them on the reader without even letting me check first.
Least Android Pay uses a pseudo card number and requires the phone to be on or unlocked
Oh yes and Paypal are the biggest load of shysters in the world with their fees and habbit of charging back your account. They are unaccountable and the quicker they die the better.
Palemoon isn't the answer. Its development is moving at a glacial pace, and Firefox which its based on is moving further away - Firefox is what people are developing and testing against... not PaleMoon
Mainstream people care about speed and stabliilty and security. WebExtensions brings that. The old plugin archtecture wasn't fit for purpose. I know it will break some liked addons but Firefox needs to improve otherwise it will die.
I upgraded (clean install) friends and family to W10 and have had no problems at all. I expected some issues but they are very happy with their OS.
Other tech people, you dont need lots of silly tools, set the 2 reg keys in this article and you will get no upgrade or notifications
I can't understand why people are obsessed with using 3rd party utils, or hiding updates to do this when the process is documented and easy
Also the magic bullet it to use Windows 7 or 8.1 Enterprise. These are not eligable for the upgrade and never download the W10 nagware in the first place.
Re: Shock Horror new CPUs won't support 7 year old OS
You may not realise, but new CPU generations generally introduce issues with Windows, generally these are fixed quietly by Microsoft via Windows Update.
MS is going to stop doing this, which isn't unreasonable for such and old OS
When was the last time you used a 6+ year OS on a brand new:
Windows has been a bit of an odd one out here. I wouldn't be suprised even if a old version of Linux wouldn't work properly on a brand new system.
All the other moaners: its not exactly hard to configure the privacy settings. There are various other 3rd party apps which wll allow you to disable these settings (and telemetry) if it bothers you so much.
Windows 10 is a pretty good sucessful OS. The bashing and 'Use Mint' etc comments here are getting tiresome
To be honest, buying brand new hardware and expecting it to downgrade and run clunky old OS versions is something you shouldn't expect anyway.
Win7 and 8.1 OEM downgrade rights end later this year, so all new PC's will come with 10 out the box. All MS is saying is that if you choose to change this, your're on your own.
Alternativly I would stock up on Broadwell era systems now if you wanna keep 7 around.
Re: and in the real world...
Actually Exchange 2013, for a web managed product, requires the full Server desktop, and the Desktop experience feature.
Add other MS products, SCCM etc that also require a desktop. You will find very few products that actually work in server core.
Server core is only good IMHO for Hyper-V installs
Using the new responsive BBC news site, i've noticed in Firefox if you change your use agent (to iOS) for example. The 'you need flash' goes away and the videos just work.
Why on earth do they not just let the videos play in HTML on all supported browsers? Flash should only be a option if HTML isn't supported
Great idea, but on Windows 8 its part of the system (and part of the browser in Chrome)
My only way to avoid this tech currently is to use Firefox and not install the plugin
I dont miss Flash, and noticed increasing numbers of sites (using videos etc) that work fine without it
The new BBC News site also does if you fudge your user agent
Re: A shining example of how Microsoft got it wrong
"There is no easy way to add on the GUI afterwards if need be. If, you opt for the safety of the GUI to start with you have the Modern UI ... on a server!"
Very easy in fact if you bother to read the documentation
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart
Just as easily removed as well. Only caveat is you might need the Windows installation files, if you installed core from the go as it saved disk space by not caching them on the system drive.