* Posts by gigabitethernet

5 posts • joined 7 Jan 2019

RIP Hyper-Threading? ChromeOS axes key Intel CPU feature over data-leak flaws – Microsoft, Apple suggest snub


I think Apple want you to use this as a convenient excuse to make you buy a new MacBook.

Google rolls out Android Easter Egg for Europe – a Microsoft antitrust-style browser, search engine choice box


Re: And why...

Yeah how can Apple walk away with limitations such as no sideloading, an inability to change the default browser,mail and mapping apps and mandatory WebKit instead of blink or gecko.

LibreOffice 6.2 is here: Running up a Tab at the NotebookBar? You can turn it all off if you want


Ever since I bought my new laptop a month back I've been running LibreOffice. It seems work very well.

If I need to do some statistical analysis that LibreOffice can't handle I can still just export to csv and use R or Python to do it.

In fact something like ggplot generally solve the template problems as far as my graphs are concerned.

There are plugins for Zotero that work perfectly fine for citations.

And I can also still write macro scripts if I need to.

Much better than buying a subscription to Office 2019.

This updated interface is good, I have a choice between Menu, Ribbon or both together.

Seriously MS Office is giant waste of money lol!

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock


Re: Hmmmm

Lol so what? I have a dell from 2007 running Windows 10. The lengths people will go to to defend Apple.


Pure ego driven greed.

At over $1000 AUD for a phone in high income countries it is no wonder sales a dropping. Plus all the overpriced accessories.

Meanwhile my $99 AUD 2015 ZTE with $15 32 gb microsd combined with my recent 8 megapixel ZTE $40 AUD means I can do everything I want to do.

I can browse the web, take photos, send/recieve e-mail, use facebook, listen to podcasts and use spotify.

Also I can still actually USB 2.0 microusb that uses much less power can be used with other devices on powerboards and doesn't become randomly undetectable on my PC that lacks USB 3.0 ports.

I like my Macbook pro mid 2010 edition but probably won't buy new macbook again due to the lack of dedicated graphics card on 13 inch models plus the lack of things like usb or ethernet ports which will require more $$$ for accessories. Also Windows 7 and 10 along with Linux distros all run better on it than Mac OS (which is absolutely slow and unusable for me) does so I just use Windows 10 these days which runs flawlessly fast.

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