* Posts by sltech

13 posts • joined 14 Feb 2015

Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Yandex Alpha is available at that link. The download link is in the upper right hand corner of the page.

It's basically a Chrome clone. I've used Yandex before, and it's a good browser. Someone raised the issue about the Russian government, and I have no info on that.

Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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I think it's mostly people going back to WinXP out of frustration with Win8.

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Re: Settings

Also, if you run it on a Limited account or even Guest account, you're even safer. Really, security is just using the basic precautions that we all know. That being said, I've migrated to Win 8.1 and I'm beta testing Win 10.

Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

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Do I have to write in English only ? I'm translating this comment from Urdu.

(yes lame humor)

Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ hacked us – but didn't snatch crucial SIM keys

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I tend to believe the hack happened, and that the original GHCQ slides were mistaken in stating some facts, as seen in this document: http://www.gemalto.com/press/Pages/Gemalto-presents-the-findings-of-its-investigations-into-the-alleged-hacking-of-SIM-card-encryption-keys.aspx

Can you imagine the impact to their bottom line if they had come out and said "yeah everyone, we got hacked big time, take out those sim cards now" ?

What do you think of the upcoming Microsoft Hololens ?

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What do you think of the upcoming Microsoft Hololens ?

http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

Yes, I know right now it's still in development. I'm new here *waves* and I'm American, if anyone cares. Thanks for having me, Register!

Which qualifications are worthwhile?

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This was an excellent and very informative thread!

Windows el cheapo tablets

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Re: Windows el cheapo tablets

My Acer W4 is a good one also, but about 2.5X more expensive than yours.

Windows 10 Preview - First Impressions?

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Re: Windows 10 Preview - First Impressions?

I like it so far, and I'm a beta tester/"Windows Insider". It's better than Win8 definitely, and once rid of all the major bugs, equal to Win7. It's also cool that as a Win8 purchaser, I get a free upgrade for the life of my device. I'm guessing that if I get a new motherboard, you have to purchase a new copy.

I also like the fact that MS is actively soliciting feedback, and some of mine has been brutally frank. Hopefully they won't be arrogant and will actually listen to what people want. If you're going to pay good money for an OS (when Linux is free), you better get your money's worth.

Job for IT generalist ...

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Excellent thread with excellent input.

'Linus Torvalds is UNFIT for the WORKPLACE!' And you've given the world what, exactly?

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Re: How bad is Torvalds?

How diplomatic and pleasant Mr. Torvalds is, in the final analysis, irrelevant.

I've run every major distro of Linux. I'll stipulate that it's an excellent OS and superior to Windows in security. However, even Ubuntu does minimal hand-holding for you. If you're willing to exert a bit of extra effort and do some learning, Linux is perfect. MS has made Windows (flawed as it is) with a lot of hand-holding for non-IT people. That's why most people run it.

When Ubuntu (or the next super popular distro) offers the degree of hand-holding that Windows does, it might become much more widely adopted. Before you flame me, note I DID stipulate it's an excellent OS and superior to Windows in security.

Upgrading Win 8.1 to Win 10 TP

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If you're still here (or for anyone else), it's best you go here to ask your question:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp?sort=lastreplydate&dir=desc&tab=Threads&status=&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&threadType=All&tm=1423895486342

HTH.

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