Took my HP Stream 7 tablet at least 5 attempts to install the 32bit version of that particular update. 15GB free space, clean install of Home (upgraded to Pro via Win8.1 key), so no HP gubbins getting in the way - yet it was a pain in the arse to get installed.
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I fear that even a nuclear warhead from orbit won't be sufficient... I recommend a trilithium torpedo, fired into the sun. That should take care of it.
Will the SE version be labelled the SE/30?
Re: re. Drag them through the courts.
And no doubt reappear as True Telecoms Ltd (with absolutely no connection to True Telecom). Rinse and repeat, ad infinitum.
So these would be ITA updates? That will be fun at 20,000ft...
"Ubuntu MATE takes the popular MATE desktop – probably best known as a Linux Mint desktop"
Even better known as GNOME 2.0 before it got it got borked completely.
Worked for the Economy 7 tariff... was cheaper to use the washer/drier in the evenings.
Remote controlled formation driving....
So we can expect vehicle number 2 to fail for no apparent reason and go for a crash into the side of the road, resulting in Fireflash having to make its second approach with a replacement vehicle.
Three did an experiment last year - they trialled blocking ads at the network level. Worked a treat when I took part in the trial.
Re: Does he sound like a baddie?
Either that, or he's trapped at Milliways waiting for the next million years or so for his companions to arrive.
There is a MASSIVE difference between ICT and IT.... the first basically preps you for how to work in an office, using Office; and the other is actually something useful.
Re: memory failure
Indeed - System 7 is bascially System 6 with Multifinder permanently on, and a new Control Panel and Fonts implementation, and VM support (if your ROM was 32bit clean of course) - along with some other refinements.
The Wastebasket lived on until OS 9 came out, where it became Trash across the board.
We could build this giant wooden badger...
Re: What? WFW was only 16bit
"There were versions of Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 that had networking included, optionally TCP/IP as well as Novell, not just NetBEUI that were marked as "Windows For Workstations".
See also: Windows for Workgroups.
Problem with regularly testing speed, is that your laptop may at the time only have say, a wireless 4Mbit connection (due to congestion, other devices or whatever), and that speed would be reflected in something like speedof.me - while a direct wired connection would give something much more accurate.
If we're in a simulation, someone hit it with a hammer, please: Milky Way spews up to 100 MEELLLION black holes
"Turns out there weren't any black holes."
"What was it then?"
"Grit. Five specs of grit on the scanner scope."
We are Borg?
And you spelt 'Fail' wrong.
Did they ever stop to think it's because it's a million times easier to block adverts on a desktop/laptop than it is on some rebadged Android box?
All hail His noodly appendages.
*FSM = Flying Spaghetti Monster
Are we talking homebrew gambling apps, or the increasing number of the ones we see on TV that all offer Android and iOS versions?
How gaming is to work...
By building an appropriate rig of course, using the necessary kit to run the games you intend to play. For example:
Top end Pentium II (or III) or AMD equivalent
64MB RAM (since Win9x doesn't play very well with more than that)
Decent AGP Graphics card (easy enough to source drivers, and you may even have an old driver CD (remember those?) with appropriate drivers on
80GB IDE HDD (should be more than enough, and FAT32 will be happy with it without faffing about.
Win2k - for a decent version of Windows that doesn't need activiation
Win98 - for going really retro for games and maybe some applications.
Depends what they count an XP installation as - are we talking native XP (be it bare metal or within something like Virtualbox) or the XP mode offered to Win 7 Pro and up, since that comes with a full copy of XP.
Kill it with fire!
Still too weak....
Nuke it from orbit to be sure.
Re: Paint and Notepad the OS survivors and saviours
*The best thing about Paint and Notepad is that Paint has been around since 1995, and Notepad has been around since Windows 1.
Paint != Paintbrush. And no, the executable/alias doesn't make them one and the same - it just launches Paint.
And the machine MacPaint (and MacWrite) were originally written for only had 128K of memory. Later versions of MacPaint run fine under 7-9 (runs quite happily on my Beige G3).
Re: Windows 3.11
Yeah, beacuse they stripped the pbrush.exe executable and turned it into a loader for Paint after they got rid of Paintbrush. Still doesn't make them the same thing - and neither does using an alias link.
Only difference is Paintbrush was allowed to retire without being afflicted with a ribbon.
Re: Windows 3.11
That's Paintbrush.. NOT Paint. If you really want Paint, go dig out a Win95 install.
Re: UK.GOV and Big Media - Kodi is evil because ... we do not control it!
"YouTube and other video/music sharing sites and the browser plug-ins to download the music/video "
Much more fun to do it with VLC... free, no nasties and you get the highest quality by default. At least you can craft your own playlists without having to set up a channel.
Of course it's an engineering problem... and it's been getting worse and worse over the years... ie getting more bloated and less user friendly, dumbed down to the point where in the future they want to use Chrome as a base, like Opera did.
Gentlemen! Gentlemen! You can't fight in here - this is the War Room!
Just beware of falling pianos.
Re: Stop me if this sounds familiar...
Difference is, there's going to be an x86 abstraction layer so it can run normal stuff - which RT didn't have.
Considering XP is NT based, then yes it would be a lot more stable than the 9x series.
Re: Sun Probe
And then get TB2 to rescue TB3 because they (and TinTin) passed out from the heat before turning off said beam.
Re: Applications are vulnerable?
A: A virus is small and efficient in what it does.
Are those Sheriffs I see coming on the horizon?
Re: Win32 applications, only Win32s
Hence the 'S' - the full name is Win32 Subset, because it only contained a handful of gubbins from full-fat Win32. Oh and Freecell.
Re: To quote a popular song ... 'Let it go !!!'
OS/2 was designed to run perfectly on IBM machines (esp. the PS/2 ones) - running it on anything else was pretty much Russian Roulette because it looked up specific things only found in IBM BIOSs so was 80% reliable at best on non-IBM kit... if it ever installed (it doesn't like Toshiba laptops that much).
Re: Nice for abandonware
NT statrted at 3.1 as it was contemporary to Win3.1 at the time. Effectively the business version of it, much like 95/98 had NT4, and Me had Win2K.
OS/2 came about because the original was an improvement over the original DOS (and initially could only run text based applications, albeit in 32bit) and they touted it as the new DOS (hence OS/2). That and the IBM PS/2 line.
While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February
Windows 8 RT (64-bit x86): Feb 13, 2017
Windows 8 RT (32-bit x86): Feb 13, 2017
I thought RT was the ARM version....
Re: Get Real
4) The first Mondeo was an L reg, which puts it at '92, which is also the last reg of the Sierra..
"Heck, Google have announced that they will stop issuing updates to their own Android devices after 18 months and security patches after 2-3 years."
And most OEM vendors don't even see said updates.
Or... the XP patch was sent out to those who are still paying for support (of which, the NHS isn't) and they just flipped the switch that lets everyone else have it.
Re: Who's to blame?
What did the Spanish priest say to the Iranian gynaechologist?
Re: Who's to blame?
The (C)Hunt that decided not to renew the paid support agreement for WinXP machines, and then go into hiding when the excrement merged with the cooling system?
74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+
Re: Welsh nhs
Maybe they paid attention to the simple advice of "Don't open suspicious looking emails, especially those with attachments - just delete them"?