* Posts by normcf

5 posts • joined 4 Aug 2013

Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

normcf

Other software beyond OS

If one must not start the OS in order to collect the OS fee back, how would one know to ask for a refund for other software that could only be discovered by using the OS. It will be interesting if the OEM will be required to disclose all added software, or just the OS.

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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

normcf

Re: Strangely, that is EXACTLY what happened..

Perhaps an ejector seat, but don't try it in a tunnel.

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Google's 1Gbps fiber 'not driving' Time Warner Cable's sudden Austin speed increase

normcf

So, why only Austin?

Why not across their entire customer base? or anywhere else?

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EU gives Google JUST WEEKS to submit stronger search biz concessions

normcf

Nothing they do will be sufficient

The microsoft lead consortia of complainers will never say the concessions are enough. They will just keep banging on it forever.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

normcf

Re: @AC - Techies hitting the beach perhaps...

What's interesting about all these XP installations for stand alone industrial/kiosk machines is that they are not even counted in most of the statistics gatherers because those gather stats from web usage. These machines never see the web, certainly not through a browser, so they aren't counted at all. I suspect windows XP (and 2k et al) have far more usage than the stats show. I believe, the end of XP support will drive some businesses to change, for legal reasons, but the vast majority will just continue to hum along. Also, when businesses buy new machines with a Win8 license, they can downgrade to 7, vista or XP and plenty will.

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