* Posts by Sandtitz

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In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies

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Re: How quickly they forget @Shadow Systems again

"Go read the policy."

I've read the policy, and your 'MS: the company that hoovers up your every keystroke' is a false statement. The MS Privacy Statement in that old page predates Windows 10 and was for the beta versions ("Insider") and I'm sure the data slurp was turned to 11 to get more input for it.

The page does not exist anymore and the current Privacy Statement is not exclusive to Windows, it's for their other products as well, Azure, Bing etc.

"MS: the company that hoovers up your every keystroke, file accessed"

MS published a tool some time ago for users to check what telemetry data is sent to them. I certainly didn't see anything of interest nor any snippets of text I've typed. Yes, I remember the keylogger brouhaha couple years ago, but I don't think anyone showed how their input/messages/files was sent for MS to ogle - I'm sure if it did happen then someone would have shown the evidence already. After all, there are plenty of able people with an axe to grind.

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Re: How quickly they forget @Shadow Systems

"MS: the company that hoovers up your every keystroke, file accessed, archived file stored on any connected (local/cloud/network) drive, how often you run every program, how many times you run them, every website you browse (and can MITM intercept everything you do via that supposedly secure VPN)"

You've learned well from the best - MS was master of FUD.

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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Re: Quite

"Mind, the things are equally happy to send your scans by (unsecured, in my experience) email."

I haven't seen a new MFP in eons that didn't support TLS encryption in email transport.

Fax certainly isn't secure, since the low bitrate traffic can be intercepted and replayed on another fax at the telco. Caller ID spoofing is also easy to do.

Just sayin'...

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'

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Re: Let him rot.

"Accused of rape, skipped bail, scarpered to an embassy. Just follow the law."

How do you feel about Snowden? He'd probably be convicted of treason, yet most people are delighted for him to be at large.

"I suspect Trump has a pardon for him in any case"

Why would he pardon him? Assange has been so much demonized in Fox and other US media that pardoning him would be politically very stupid, even from Trump.

Bloodhound SSC reaches the end of the road for want of £25m

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Re: Bu**eration!

I (kinda) see a point in making ever faster wheel driven cars, but why don't they go for full monty and just clip the wings and affix proper wheels to an SR-71 or Saturn V or whatever is available?

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

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Firefly?

Sure. But I'm still waiting for season four of Robin of Sherwood. And season 3 for Tripods. Perhaps even another season for the Tales of the Gold Monkey.

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Re: Reminds me of a Doctor Who Christmas epsiode

"And I underline publishers, it's not the authors that reap the benefits"

Well, they certainly won't benefit from Youtube according to the article.

Do you think Napster was in the right side of law since they just made a nice P2P platform for everyone to publish their songs? Napster didn't upload any of the music. Does Youtube really differ from Napster?

Why is my Windows 10 preview build ticking? Microsoft reminds users that previews have timebombs

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Re: Also in this build...

"I regularly remove Candy Crush (and the ten million assorted other abominations MS force feed hapless users) from new PCs only to see it "....Installing" in the start menu a second or two later."

That's because the bundled versions on the OS media are out of date and the Store app checks for updates immediately when the computer is online. The updates are added to the download queue. The removed apps will bounce back once the update is downloaded.

Either pause and and cancel the App updates, disable automatic App updates, or disconnect the computer until you've uninstalled the apps.

Also, disable the "occasionally show suggestions on start menu" setting.

HTH.

In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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Re: Sic transit gloria mundi @ThatOne

"Thus effectively killing the last remains of human presence in space"

Not at all. There are 'remains'. And more are to come.

Wiki: Ashes of Clyde Tombaugh are travelling within New Horizons towards interstellar space and a small capsule of Eugene Shoemaker's ashes are in the Moon, probably buried.

TalkTalk hackhack duoduo thrownthrown in the coolercooler: 'Talented' pair sentenced for ransacking ISP

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Di-do'h

"Any room in there for Dido as well ?"

Not exactly my cup of tea, but I don't think her music was that bad.

Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3

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Re: Doubt it

"No other manufacturer has an inherent interest in making sure "alternative" OSes don't run properly. The rest of them just want to sell hardware."

Sony? Apple?

How easy is it to install Linux on Chromebooks? Crouton/Crostini are more like the WSL approach on Windows.

Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges

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Re: Hostage situations...

"What would you've done if you get a 911 call regarding a hostile hostage situation, you go out to try to defuse that situation."

Um, call back the phone or the home landline for confirmation?! Since the alleged shooter called 911 (multiple times) there's a pretty good chance he would answer´if it was real.

Of course you'll have to ASSUME that ANYBODY walking out of the door is part of the hostile party and if said person do things quite contrary to your orders (dropping hands when ordered to place his/her hands up)

I'd be pretty dazed if I walked out of the house and suddenly cops were all around shouting orders and lots of lights. Hands dropping due to confusion - quite possible. Finch flinched and that was it.

Just makes me wonder why the cop who shot him (with a rifle and looking through the scope) had to aim for his chest - the bullet went through his heart according to autopsy. Why don't they aim for feet just to incapacitate? The cops were behind cars and any wild shooter from that distance would have zero chance to hit anyone if he managed to pull a pistol from his pocket.

The local paper has a report with multiple poor quality bodycam videos (due to night time?). The officers' reports vary and some didn't regard him a threat and thought he was going to pull his pants up. Not all officers even had their bodycams turned on.

That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

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"I'm pissed off with Microsoft for dropping it. They may not have had as much initial success with it as they liked but it is a solid OS and ceding the market entirely to Google and Apple is a huge mistake."

MS ceded the market to Google and Apple not because they wanted, but because they were too late in the market, and the poor management and poor technical decisions bungled it afterwards. Not gaining developer love had some part in their undoing as well.

MS could only have had a better chance with underhanded tactics, like hampering O365/Exchange connectivity from non-Windows devices. Similarly, Google didn't code a Youtube app for WinPhone (perfectly excusable), but Google did have a hissy fit when MS made their own Youtube app and blocked access. Well documented on El Reg site.

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Re: Meh, all part of a grand plan @Joe W

They want to make people move from that platform...

Why? MS has committed to maintain Win10 Phone until 12/2019. I'm not seeing MS gaining or losing anything even if people keep using the service until then. After that it is not Microsoft's problem, even if people continue to use phones that are not up-to-date. People still use pre-5S iPhones, Gingerbread Androids, and older Nokias happily even if they're considered obsolete by many.

Two fool for school: Headmaster, vice principal busted for mining crypto-coins in dorms, classrooms

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I once had a small biomedical client whose fully incompetent IT guy used to run Seti@Home in every workstation and server. Some workstations were overclocked, of course.

Upgraders rejoice! The 2018 Mac Mini heralds a return to memory slots!

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Re: I really don't care that much about upgradability....

But I DO care about getting my data back after the damn thing dies!

Of course. Just resort to your hourly backups.

But you're right, the Mac Mini could have easily housed an M2 slot for replaceable SSD. The reason for the soldering is not space saving, but because Apple can price gouge the hell out of initial buyers: the 2TB SSD upgrade costs an eye-watering / ludicrous £1440/$1600 whereas we PC users can just buy one of those state-of-the-art 2TB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe drives for less than £500. (or a £100 cheaper 2TB Intel 660P)

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

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Re: Few comments

Remember the story of the XP-controlled six-figure lathe?

Just last week I hunted high and low for < 32GB IDE hard drives because a customer had one of those 6-figure CNC machines with a DOS controller and the old drive was dying. The 200-500GB drives I had didn't work and didn't have a jumper for 32GB compatibility...

Found a working 6.4GB Quantum Fireball. Phew! Cloning all the 50 megabytes took perhaps 10 seconds.

Upset fat iOS gobbles up so much storage? Too bad, so sad, says judge: Apple lawsuit axed

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Re: It's marketing lies allowed to become reality.

"You buy a HDD advertised as 4Tb"

That would make it a 500 GB drive.

Creative Labs marketed the original SB AWE32 sound card as having "4 Mbit memory on board, upgradeable to 28Mbytes". Some end users were perplexed because they expected it to have 4 megabytes, not 512KB.

Marketing lies, I agree.

Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes

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Re: It's an Apple move

I Am Rich. Best app I ever bought.

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

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Re: D-link products are a bit shit. News at 11.

"Normally the only time you buy D-link is when it's a very lightly re-branded piece of kit that's known to be decent, and that if it features firmware, can be updated directly from the manufacturer."

Actually, I could buy only D-Link products that are dumb and non-configurable: PoE injectors, transceivers, antennas etc. Even L2 switches when latency, buffers etc are of no importance.

Of course, I could just as well procure even cheaper brands for those operations. TP-Link comes to mind...

US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

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@Michael Habel

"Sadly you are talking to a bunch of npc remoaners here"

I don't understand how you see the commenters here as non-player-characters. Are you a solipsist?

...and do you actually have a stance on this proposed law?

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Re: Telling me!

"1. Awful confusing UX - damn, just trying to do a screenshot of part of the screen requires a 'Snipping' app with a 1980s UX."

You're wrong there, buddy.

Snipping Tool is going to be deprecated soon, though it's still there. There are other ways of taking screenshots in Windows.

PrintScreen button takes a full screen screenshot and places it on clipboard.

Alt+PrtScrn copies the active window to clipboard.

Win+PrtScrn takes full screen screenshot and saves it automatically in the documents folder.

Win+Shift+S gives you a built-in snipping tool without a UI - the result goes to clipboard.

"2. Slows down a lot, despite having 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, i7 8th gen etc etc. (And it's not HP's fault."

Slows down how? HP preloads several, rather useless programs in their computers, I wouldn't give HP a free pass that quickly.

"3. Windows keep vanishing across my monitors. 4. Crashes constantly, requiring a re-start. Etc."

Vanishes? I don't understand your problem.

Windows crashes *very* rarely and you can usually point the crashes on either bad hardware or some bad drivers. Windows crashes ("BSOD") produce crash dumps which can be deciphered (to a degree) with the Blue Screen Viewer. I'd also check HP's support pages for your laptop.

Of course, you're free to try Linux on that laptop and see if works better...

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Re: Now it all makes sense.

If Microsoft want proof their imbelicity hasn't gone unnoticed than I suggest they ask why HP's state of the art zBook x2 Tablet PCis ships with Windows 10 1703, with Windows Update tuned off as default behaviour.

The reason for Win10 1703 is simply because the Zbook X2 G4 was released after 1703 but before 1709 came out, and HP sticks to their original preload image no matter how long they sell the model.

FWIW, HP hasn't turned Windows Update off because Win10 doesn't allow that. And even if they managed that, they'd just gain more liabilities and some lawyer-speak from MS.

So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

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Re: Somehow I think the EU is going to reject this "remedy"

"The things that they are charging $40 for include YouTube and Google Maps. You can provide an equivalent API, but good luck providing equivalent data behind the API."

Youtube works quite well on my Firefox Focus, just like I use Youtube via a web browser on my PC.

Google Maps, do they allow offline maps these days? I'm pretty happy with the competition: HERE WeGo has the stupidest name ever but that and say, Maps.me work pretty well.

I certainly have no problems having a Google-free phone.

Facebook mass hack last month was so totally overblown – only 30 million people affected

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The only solution

If Google is shutting down G+ because 500K user accounts have been at risk, although nothing probably happened - shouldn't FB shut down their platform immediately because of this 30M user accounts' verified hackjob?

Microsoft gets ready to kill Skype Classic once again: 'This time we mean it'

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Re: @Flatpackhamster @Paul

"1) It is for crappy media or Linux ISOs and I always do a separate sha256 checksum test on those."

How many times have your BT downloads had wrong checksum? (not that I have anything against checksum checking)

BT is fine for many types of software delivery. Each BT piece is hashed, so chance of delivering malformed files is rather minuscule. I've personally used P2P since Napster. The total ingress data is in terabyte range yet I can't remember malformed files getting through the clients.

Also, MS patches are signed, what makes you think Windows - or any OS - doesn't validate the updates first?

2) I can tun my BT client on and off with ease and in an obvious place, and not magically find that I have seeded many GB of OS image over some fee-paying or bandwidth restricted network route.

The setting to turn this off lies obviously within the Windows Update settings. Besides turning on/off, you can configure it to work only within your local network. If you have multiple computers the bandwidth savings can be tremendous.

But all this you knew already.

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@Flatpackhamster

"Pretty sure that with Windows 10 you can download from other users instead of Microsoft's servers. I always turn that feature off when I set up a computer for a client, it scares the bejasus out of me."

Do you feel the same about BitTorrent?

Intel boss admits chips in short supply, lobs cash into the quagmire

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"Meltdown, Spectre (all variants), and people are still buying this half-arsed crap in droves?"

Yes.

"Bullpats. Artificial scarcity disguised as capacity issues in an attempt to protect the cash cow from a well-deserved rogering by the silicon buying public."

No. If Intel can't or won't produce enough processors, the OEMs still need to sell *something* so the OEMs will go for the alternatives. The big cash cows are the very expensive Xeons after all, but the supply problems include relatively inexpensive i5 / i7 models. Since AMD finallty has very competitive processors, why would Intel risk losing desktop/laptop market to AMD?

HPE has already put up a notice that some Xeon models have supply problems so HPE is recommending AMD EPYC servers as solution. Hardly something Intel wants to hear, don'tcha think?

Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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"It also says a lot about the alternative and how desperate some people were."

"Also gullible."

No, it's just a case of the Marching Morons.

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag

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Re: No seperate headphone jack?

Headphones I can live without. Sure you can get nearly free basic headphones, but is that an issue when you're spending $1k on a phone?

I've been purely Bluetooth user for the last 10 years or so. My noise cancelling Bose headphones were rather expensive but the battery life is measured in days and they also work very well with my laptop and other stuff.

My beef with these new phones is the big form factor. They're just unwieldy. And just fucking pricey.

It may be poor man's Photoshop, but GIMP casts a Long Shadow with latest update

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@AMBxx

"I miss Paintshop Pro."

I miss Deluxe Paint.

Also, I don't miss Dr Halo or Zsoft Paintbrush...

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Re: Every game bundled ... appears to have been written by one Jonathan Cauldwell...

TBH, the games got much better (technically) later in the 8-bit computers' lives when the coders really started to master every aspect of the hardware.

Some latter day C64 demos have been so stupendously good that had they been there from the get-go, no-one would have bought even Amigas.

Ever seen printer malware in action? Install this HP Ink patch – or you may find out

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Re: HP Network Laser Printers....

"....at one time included an FTP server....you could print stuff by sending files to the printer IP address....i.e. anything at all! I wonder if this was secure. I wonder if this "feature" is still available."

FTP is still available, or at least until very recently.

FTP is not in any way less secure than printing to port 515 or 9100 which most default to.

FTP has the benefit of making printout scripting easy and it works without needing OS support on the client. FW updates via FTP can be done from any OS, so you don't have to rely on some update software that runs only on Windows.

If you want secure (encrypted) printing then IPP over HTTPS is the solution. The printers should also be in a separate network and only the print server should be able to talk to the printers, the clients should have no direct access to the printers.

On a different note, I'm not clear about the vulnerability described in this article. Surely one would need malware in someone's printer driver to cause buffer or stack overflows. If so, are HP printer drivers also suspects here?

No. First of all, you can these days print without any drivers via USB, email, FTP, Cloud Print (Android) or Airprint (IOS). I may have missed many other methods here...

The print processor (inside the printer) handling all the PCL/PS/HPGL/etc. code probably just produces overflows when a specially crafted print job is fed to it. The drivers probably could never produce such print jobs.

Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street

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@HmmmYes

"Intel will be wiped out by a company that cracks large scale cores, large caches, running at 3Ghzish."

So something like IBM POWER9 (except slower) will wipe Intel off the map? Got it, thanks!

Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker

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Re: Advertising from mobile 'phones

Sent from my iPad

I have no idea if it is possible for them to tickle a setting to not put this in.

It's easily edited or removed.

My .sig used to be "Sent from my Vertu". I've never even seen one.

Now it's "Sent from my iPhone 9". My phone wifi SSID is "iPhone 9+".

I have to update the settings every year just to keep annoying people, hence the troll icon. :-D

Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows

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I love that whenever somebody switches back to Windows people shout "corruption! bungs! referee!"

Have you also noticed how many of them come from Anon Cowards?

In Microsoft land, cloud comes to you! Office 365 stuff to be bled into on-prem Office 2019 Server

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Re: So...????

"No LTSB support though. It won't run on that at all. But seeing as LTSB is specifically not for standard desktops that run MS Office that shouldn't be a problem for anyone that listened!"

Technically you're right. Won't work on LTSB. However...LTSB is to be renamed LTSC and the next version (due this year) will support Office 2019.

Also, LTSB works just fine as a desktop. MS is just trying to usher companies to use the regular Windows 10 editions (and therefore get more users for Store/Edge/Cortana etc.)

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking

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Re: Windows roaming profiles

"Yes, just exactly what sort of bloated crap does Windows store in its roaming profile?"

Anything ranging from app/user settings to email, files, temp files etc. I'm pretty sure you can calculate your user profile size via explorer and track what exactly is taking the space.

"On my Windows box, login, anything from 1 - 5 minutes passes while who knows what junk gets downloaded"

Ask your admin why it's taking so long. Perhaps your infrastructure has a bottleneck or the admin is incompetent?

Are your roaming profiles set to save everything or are the documents and such redirected to a server location?

Could even be some stupid misconfiguration of antivirus checking all the stuff that gets loaded and slowing everything down.

It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is three years old

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Re: Reasons why Windows 7 is far superior @Wade Burchette

Several good points there. However...

"Windows 7 has a full backup program."

WinXP had a FULL backup program. If you're satisfied with the Windows 7 backup, it is still included with Windows 10.

"The Windows 10 email app is pure garbage. Unfortunately, Microsoft no longer lets you download the old pretty good Windows live mail program."

I'm sure you're the first one around here who would call the Live Mail program "pretty good". I thought it was just a rehashed, dumbed-down Outlook Express.

"I do not want to use the illogical and confusing Edge browser so stop bugging me about it"

Neither do I use it, but it doesn't seem any more illogical or confusing as e.g. Chrome. You're still free to use IE if you want the full Win7 experience. ;-)

I'm a Firefox user and Windows doesn't bug me about Edge.

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Re: Not for me

"HP Probook 450 G1 from 2015, chipset is incompatible since Spring 17."

Not true. Check that your BIOS is at least 1.31 (the first one with Win10 support) - preferably the latest 1.46 (with the latest Intel security fixes)

A few weeks ago I installed the very latest Windows 10 Pro edition on that particular model and it worked just fine out of the box. Any missing driver upon installation was installed automatically from Windows Update. No need to download anything from HP. (except the BIOS and FW updates)

Microsoft has another crack at fixing Chrome problems in Windows 10

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Re: I was surprised

"After booting into Win 10: the static IP connection to a hidden AP didn't work."

What are you trying to accomplish with hiding the SSID?

Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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Re: "the original NT 4.0 was not really suitable for use as a home O/S"

"the original NT 4.0 was not really suitable for use as a home O/S"

"Depends."

NT4 had poor selection of terminal software for calling BBS's. Even OS/2 beat it at that. My ISDN card didn't have NT4 drivers. It had practically zero games since the DirectX support was noexisting and (working) OpenGL games could be counted with one hand. Quake. And that piss poor DirectX pinball game NT4 included. DOS software beyond scripts and some basic stuff was impossible to run and most home users either played games or used graphical DOS software - which never ran under NT4.

Docking and hotplugging PCMCIA cards didn't really work and NT had poor power saving features for mobile users. Most business laptops around here ended up using with Win98 (and later on W2K).

My worst gripe with NT4 was when you installed some built-in functions like IIS or extra network protocols. NT4 duly copied the files from CD but then you needed to apply the latest ServicePack once again. Which was a slooow process.

"Cheap hardware with cheap drivers could have been an issue, the driver model was more complex."

My rather expensive S3 968 PCI graphics card had those cheap drivers for NT4. Crashes aplenty. OS/2 didn't have drivers. Win9x support was great, however!

Also, no matter what people testify here, NT4 needed more RAM than Win9x.

Ubuntu reports 67% of users opt in to on-by-default PC specs slurp

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Re: Minimal Install attracted only 15% of people?

"Seriously?"

Ubuntu is the beginners' choice for Linux distro, or at least it's usually the one recommended in forums and publications. People usually want the whole shebang installed just because the 'normal' install includes things like word processor and the beginners can't be bothered or don't know how to install software. I haven't used Ubuntu for some time but if the minimal install really is as minimal as distro installations used to be (no GUI installed) then I'm not surprised people opt for non-minimal setup.

Advanced users may be interested in what packages are installed, but the regular Jos Sixpacks out there certainly don't know about that and just rely on the OS to sort it all out. As they should.

Who dares wins, they say, so Toshiba's SAS drive plans another hit on SATA

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Re: SATA 3.2 and 3.3 support 16Gbps @Joerg

"SATA obsolete and a near zero marketshare ? WHAT ?"

Read it again Joerg. I'm talking about the 16Gbps revisions - the subject line in your message...

SATA Express is dead.

M.2 is popular with laptops and some desktops too, but either the drives are you regular SATA-3 drives or the NVMe drives. SATA @16Gbps is way below PCIe (NVMe) speeds so manufacturers haven't bothered to support this middle speed tier and extra design work - it's easier to just route M.2 SATA drives to the existing motherboard SATA circuitry.

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Re: SATA 3.2 and 3.3 support 16Gbps

"why manufacturers are still stuck at using 6Gbps only that is the big question."

While an upgrade from a hard drive to an SSD will give a major boost, an upgrade from SATA SSD to NVME (or any faster bus) would be near imperceptible for most users. The power users would still select the NVME drives since the fastest drives are twice as fast as what SATA can offer.

"SATA 3.2 was published in 2013. After 5 years no SATA device"

There have been plenty of standards offering superior speed on paper. Why didn't e.g. Firewire 1600, ExpressCard 2.0, SCSI-640 etc materialize? Because they were based on obsolete technology, had near zero marketshare on a saturated market, had unacceptable license costs, or they just didn't serve a purpose anymore. There's always a chicken and egg situation with new products.

It's time for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to die (die, die)

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Re: @Pascal @Coward

"Chrome and Firefox support TLS 1.3."

True.

"Remind me, which versions of IE support it?"

None yet, and I didn't even allude to TLS 1.3 support. The article was about dropping support for TLS <1.2.

TLS 1.2 is not going to be deprecated soon. No-one is going to drop TLS 1.2 soon. Not because of IE but because of most mobile devices don't have don't have TLS 1.3 implemented. Plenty of web servers and cryptographic libraries still don't have TLS 1.3 support.

Here's a small tidbit about TLS 1.2:

TLS 1.2 was ratified back in 8/2008. IE had it implemented in 7/2009 when Win7 was released. Firefox/Chrome implemented TLS 1.2 in summer of 2013.

Care to comment on that?

"Nice trolling."

You didn't even have the balls to post with your screen name, silly person.

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@Pascal

IE has supported TLS 1.2 since 2008 or so. Nice trolling, nevertheless.

June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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Holmes

"these days Chrome blocks flash by default and only allows it with permission. At least Google is trying to keep things secure."

Edge has been doing it like that since v1703.

Actual control of Windows 10 updates (with a catch)... and more from Microsoft

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Re: Nice embedded device there...

"The definition of blackmail: Paying someone not to do something. Can M$ sink any lower?"

The IoT is a freemium product. Similarly almost every free app for mobile phones etc show ads and are restricted in some way unless you pay up.

Stop whining.

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LTSC

"Which is not meant for standard desktops, and on which Office is not supported, and the latest Office version wont even run on."

LTSC is fine for desktops. You'll be just missing the fancy metro apps, Edge and store. Perhaps it's actually even better than the vanilla versions then?

Office 365 won't run, but Office 2019 (PKC, volume) will run just fine. Lack of 365 could be problematic for many orgs, I'd agree.

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