Re: Here's hoping..
oh I don't know, it could be the realisation of all things marvel and x-men and personally I wouldn't mind being able blast holes in things with my laser eyes.
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The people at Microsoft responsible for their rubbish debug errors and error codes have been doing this since the company was founded. They're either inept (likely) or they have a sadistic love of sending victims on the debug equivalent of hunt the thimble.
If it was possible to count the cost of collective hours wasted chasing unknown errors since the 80s, it would cover the cost of a human Mars mission, fix all hunger and poverty etc
MS, with source code home advantage should have gone to town finding where else the same type of mistake had crept in and fixed it. Instead, we have this...
I agree but no self respecting middle level PHB is going to sanction the minions to go on a crusade searching for similar issues. It's that person's mission to hide all issues from their upper management.
The problem is discussed at length here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=220892
There's a whole lot of "don't upgrade your O/S if you don't need to" talk around linux mint but if you're a die hard chromium user that depends on the official repos for your installed packages, that is one reason to upgrade because there's no support for chromium updates in the 17.3 repos any more. It is supported in 18.x +
Another option is you could attempt to build it yourself and stick with 17.3..
This thread is seriously lacking in down votes. Everyone is congratulating everyone on saying the right thing about inevitable Armageddon. I feel it's my duty to comment something undeniably fabulous to bring balance to this madness:
I'm an avid Trump supporter also a Kim Jong Un fan and I hang on T Mays' every word. Computers are all crap and there's no chance that any hack intentional or otherwise could bring about a nuclear event. The first of my illustrious world leaders to push multiple buttons will be carved into history for eternity..albeit a short one
Down vote that. I thank you
I agree they're generally crap at updates but there appears to be something going on inside MS at the moment in this area and it looks like another case of one waring department against another. As a company they're swinging in their approach with updates between "take it all, we document nothing, like it or lump it" and "read about this one, take it if you want it". Here's an example of the latter: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3162345/microsoft-windows/microsoft-uses-new-way-to-distribute-windows-10-update-kb-3216755.html.
..so who knows what they're doing with updates and what the future may hold..which to be fair is pretty much par for the course with Microsoft in general.
Personally I'm in the camp of having to suffer windows in my day job and avoiding it like the plague when working on my own stuff at home.
If only Mozilla had taken a more objective view on the Win8 outcome earlier in the day, say around Feb/March 2012 they could have saved themselves and everyone else involved in this folly all of that wasted effort. Some might say in response that hindsight is a wonderful thing however the feedback comments written in the consumer preview forum at that time foretell the tale of how this was going to work out.
I say good idea - until said newb inevtiably finds NOOBS doesn't work with their particular SD card or whatever else for some reason. At that point the newb is unfortunately confused and upset and is confronted with either getting down to nuts and bolts of getting it working (what they hoped they would avoid via noobs)..or just slinging it in the bin.
"ok windows 7 is now popular due to the fact it works drivers and software works on it why would i want to upgrade to windows 8 for whats the reason apart from i dont have a touch screen monitor to use the touchscreen feature thats one reason but what does 8 offer that 7 does not"
You might want to consider breathing in between what should be separate sentences. Windows 8 is shit but IMO there's no point having a heart attack over it.
A measly €1.6bn fine last time and after a while they decided to play silly buggers again. We need an in-the-clear fool proof no holds barred way to bail out the Spanish + Greek + Italian + Irish + other knackered economies in the EU. I reckon a nice new whopping €10bn Microsoft EU fine should help out a bit.
I'm sorry but you'll have to rewrite your article replacing the now illegal trademark term "Metro" with the term "Windows 8". Did you not receive the memo? Rest assured it will read much better after you've done that; Redmond marketing has assured the board that this will remove any potential confusion in future public correspondence.
As a side note, also please be advised that for the moment it's ok to refer to Redmond as Redmond but that might change soon because we're in legal discussions about a possible infringement here with a small biscuit manufacturer in Sheffield, old England.
"Due to our poor communication, there’s been a great deal of unwarranted controversy generated between vendors, readers, and the media when the vendors actually AGREE that defragmenting the OS file system(s) is a good thing!"
Thanks for clearing that up for me Mr Diskeeper fraggle expert.
"Behind the scenes, the website, your browser, and a separate verification service use crypto keys to verify your identity"
"Outsourcing login and identity management to large providers like Facebook, Twitter, or Google is an option, but these products also come with lock-in, reliability issues, and data privacy concerns"
BrowserID looks prone to failure as much as any other external service.
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