The EU really needs to dump the whole wind, solar panel fantasy and just use generation 4 reactors, we'd have more than enough cheap energy then.
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The UK govt farms out just about all central govt development to US companies
You mean, multi-national companies.
You have to ask why UK officials are happy to repeatedly give UK work and projects to US corporations
Because they meet the requirements in the bids, not many do.
Isn't it about time there was an investigation into this?
Bids are often audited.
Your sig makes your comment terrible.
If I pay a license fee to have BBC content, then I don't want others receiving it for free.
BBC should fix this by requiring people to authenticate their TV license to use the site.
The folks at Chrysler-Fiat would like to have a word with you
I want you to know, that as an European, I have never heard of them.
How old is your eldest?
They just told you idiots that shit
You have to realize, there are people out there whose first computer ran XP, and who are 30 years old now and it's all they've ever used.
I realized that there were plenty of people who only used Amiga OS, DOS, Unix for ten years and then had to dramatically change for work reasons to something like Windows and they did it successfully.
How is someone like this going to react to this new version of Windows?
If they act like a baby and refuse to learn, there are plenty of other people available looking for work these days that already know the new OS.
Will there be free training courses to go along with the free licenses?
I did a quick search, I found plenty of courses on Youtube, plenty of resources on Google. So, to answer your question, these are available without licenses too.
No one loses anything in the process
Wrong, (paid or free) alternatives that would have been used instead lost a user. In doing so, it likely reduced interest/community/userbase/funding of that product which prevents it from becoming more of a competitor. Software piracy has a different affect from music, movies etc.
Either way combining a slower computer
All my computers are i7s these days, even my work laptop. All of them exhibit the same behaviour. Doesn't matter if it's Windows 7 or 8.1.
typing an address before its finished loading is a pretty minor defect
Indeed, it should have resolved back in IE5.
easily worked around by simply waiting for the program to finish starting before you try and use it.
Firefox and Chrome both pop up instantly and I can use them instantly. Can't do that with IE, despite it not even popping up instantly. The work around is to not use IE because it's a turd.
The slow start itself is just your hardware not inherent to IE
No, it's not. These are i7 systems with at least 24GiB of RAM. No other webbrowser does this and I can easily reproduce this on any Windows machine I get my hands on.
As I said, mine is nearly instantaneous.
I would only believe you if you are using the Microsoft Design Language variant.
Problem solved. Most home pages are annoying.
Nope, still freezes up, then replaces the link I just wrote with about:blank. Still broken.
IE11 with EMET is THE MOST SECURE BROWSER ON WINDOWS
It still freezes up for a few seconds when you start it, ignores the address you just entered and visits the homepage regardless. To this day, IE still has an issue registering clicks on hyperlinks when it doesn't think the window is active (when it is).
That's just from the top of my head. A secure turd is still a turd.
Doesn't the google auth app (and other OTP based apps) work that way?
They don't require an Internet connection, nor SMSes to generate a code, no.
Tell me more. Can PC do cinematic FPS too?
On a sysv init system, you can't even be sure you are starting a service the same way the previous admin did
You can by using the 'service' command and ensuring everyone uses that method with init scripts.