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Chrome was specifically written for ICS (Possibly Honeycomb but that was a pointless release anyway). It makes use of elements added by ICS that aren't available in Gingerbread and they weren't going to backport those elements when the whole point of Android was that you should of been able to update it for a lot longer than manufacturers actually bothered doing it. It's this reason I got a Nexus after having the original Galaxy and only being able to get Gingerbread when Honeycomb came out and then getting no other updates.
If you're running Gingerbread, you'll probably be able to find a Jelly Bean rom to use that isn't reliant on your phone manufacturers whims. If that's not an option, I'm sorry. You'll just have to make do until youcan upgrade
Can you trade in Skyrim 360 or PS3? Yes.
How long do you think that'll last with consoles?
Also, in regards to your first paragraph about settings. Usually, a game will default to low settings for one of two reasons:
- 1) You don't have the set up to play it at higher settings and get the responsiveness the developers wanted
- 2) You set up is obscure enough to have no default settings
I've not had a game on PC in the past 4 years that has defaulted to low but then I have a currently very typical Intel CPU + nVidia GPU combo.
Videos that get the ad banners usually have them for one of two reasons.
- There was copyrighted material detected in the video and the agreement that YouTube have with the copyright holder requires them to pay for the video so that do this through the advertising at the beginning of the video.
- The video is published by a YouTube content creator and pays them for content creation. I know that there is almost always adverts at the start of TotalBiscuit's and the Yogcast's videos for instance yet there are videos in my favourites lists that never have an advert show up.
Or you could use the start menu's search tool to skip some of the clicking by going Start > enter 'account' > click 'Change Your Password'
Or you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click 'Change a password'.
I could make Linux look like the complicated one too by picking the longest route but in reality, for most people, there wont be a difference in the speed they could achieve something one vs. the other if they had equivalent knowledge of those OSes.
Well, Windows (at least Vista and 7) sees user stuff as being in C:\users\[username]\ Programs are in C:\Program Files (admittedly this on x64 Windows this and ‘Program Files (x86)’ can confuse people). Although I do get annoyed at applications that default to installing outside this folder only to find that the same app on other OS's adheres to the folder conventions of that OS >_<.
The documents folder is a bit of an oddity as on XP it’s name was relative to which user was logged in (It was seen as My Documents or [username]’s Documents). Now though it’s just ‘Documents’. And the registry has always been a massive pain in the backside.
Speaking of confusing folders and Windows though, I still get confused about which is which when it comes to System, System32 and SysWOW64. Logic should say that they are the 16bit, 32bit and 64bit stuff respectively but no... SysWOW64 is for the 32 bit stuff and System32 is for the 64 bit stuff o_O
(Note: I know why the Windows folders are the way they are. That doesn't make it any less confusing)
Of course Steam is going to have lots of 64 bit OS users. Lots of gamers will have/be upgrading to an i5 or i7 at the moment to make the most out of CPU intensive games and no matter whether you build it yourself or buy prebuilt, you'd want Win 7 64bit so you can make the most of that processor and the 8Gb of RAM you put in (because what's another £15 on the price).
Most Firefox users on the other hand probably don't play games on a PC outside of browser based games or solataire, or are using a netbook, or are using their PC at work where IT have probably bought the cheapest thing available from HP at the time of the last upgrade.