* Posts by Alan Gauton

57 posts • joined 12 Sep 2007


HP strikes back on charges for 'free' Windows 7 upgrade

Alan Gauton
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Tosh 2

Toshiba are £27.90 for the Win 7 update - which again I find excessive. However, as well at the Windows 7 disc, you also get a driver disc for your machine. Still expensive. Tosh claim it's not just P&P but the cost of a driver disc....

HP did the same last time with XP upgrades to Vista - except, iirc, that time is was £13. They shipped Vista and a driver CD in paper sleeves that time round.

NHS Direct gets to be number one, one, one

Alan Gauton

NHS 24

NHS Direct doesn't exist in Scotland - it's a similar thing called NHS 24 (with an almost sensible number 08454 242424). So that's the first thing that's a problem in the UK - different home nations with different numbers for similar services.

Mind you, we've used NHS 24 a few times over the years (pain relief for gall stones, breathing problems with my son and so on), and with one exception they've been really useful and helpful.

As for a national non-emergency police number - Tayside police already have a regional one, which is advertised on the local radio and newspapers.

Ofcom coughs 3G coverage maps

Alan Gauton

3 Coverage

3 coverage isn't too bad around Dundee/Forfar corridor - and the piggyback to 2G services worked fine when we were on holiday in Orkney. Don't think I dropped any calls, had problems in the whole 2 weeks we were there.

Google Street View hits UK streets

Alan Gauton
Black Helicopters

Goes beyond the cities

More than the cities - they've done some smaller places, like Forfar, and Peterhead amongst others.

GCap reaches for DAB off switch

Alan Gauton

"never really caught on"

I think it depends on where you live - in my current home town, you get poor analogue tv reception (including no channel 5), and poor FM reception - however Freeview and DAB reception is brilliant. It's nice to wake up to a crackle free radio in the morning.....

We'd be lost without DAB radio in the home.

eBay glitch sends packages to wrong addresses

Alan Gauton

Not sure

I payed for something with Paypal last night - the address was right, but they seem to have moved Forfar in Scotland to Sierra Leone. (-:

Sun Solaris upgrade snuggles with Linux

Alan Gauton

And wrong

The comments about containers are out of date - we've been using containers under Solaris 10 (the 11/06 release) for the past few months.


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