Re: Don't forget the duct tape!
Would a heavy iron skillet be suitable? Would ruin the finish though. Seems like a bit of a waste..
27 posts • joined 16 Apr 2013
I have three widely different PCs all running the 4.9.2 kernel on Mint 18.1 with no issue.
A dual booting gaming rig with a pair of GTX 970 in SLI (works in Linux too), a small home theatre PCand the wife's ASUS UX305CA laptop.
I know I don't have to update them, but meh, if I am happy to fix them if I break them why not.
I do run Windows 10 and Linux on the same PC but with the following caveat.
Separate SSDs. Install Windows 10 on one with the other unplugged. Plug in the latter and unplug the former. Install Linux. Plug both in.
Swap between OS's in the UEFI boot order. A faff yes but it works.
I suspect MS are using Windows 10 to force a PC refresh cycle. The hardware vendors certainly don't want you upgrading to Windows 10 if they can sell you a new bit of kit instead.
I tried to upgrade a friends laptop the other day. The upgrade wizard said everything was okay. Upgrade finished and I was presented with a totally black screen. Plugged the laptop in via HDMI and all appeared well. I could see everything.
More investigation showed that the on board Intel HD 3000 graphics (2nd gen i3 processor) has no Windows 10 drivers.
So why the f*** did the upgrade wizard give me the okay to proceed?
Ended up wiping the device, reinstalling Windows 7 and all the vendors device drivers, then restoring my friends files.
Personally I have now been using Linux since Windows 8 came out. One hour of trying to use the Windows 8 UI on a normal PC did the trick.
My Linux Mint install (I admit I am a fan) is currently using less than 8GB of disk space for the OS and all programs, excluding /home of course.
Windows 10 needs 20GB
All my passwords are complex and unique and my email address has already been liberated from several other websites https://haveibeenpwned.com/ so zero impact to me.
Here you have a FOSS community project that was targeted by some bottom feeder. They are upfront and honest about what happened, responding quickly to shut the problem down and inform the user base. Big companies should respond in the same way.
It's open source development. Licensed under GNU GPL. Pray tell how it can go the way of Blackberry? It is not even a company...
Sure other people have formed companies which have created products based Linux like Redhat, VMware and Canonical to name few.
You hit the nail on the head here with are deal breakers in a phone for me.
Without these I am not interested. I would have looked at the HTC One or Nexus 4 as the contract on my current handset is up in a fortnight but neither of these handset can tick these boxes.
A real shame as I like the look of the HTC One over the new S4 by a long way.
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