I did look in the mirror after my exwife asked me why I kept using this linux system that kept beingh broke by updates. She ran Vista and didn't have these problems? I switched to Windows 7 in 2011 and never looked back.
For those in the IT field we are used to leaving our systemd vulnerable due to a patch breaking production many many times as sad as that sentence is.
My coworker refuses to run update at all saying HP knows their shit more than MS so do not trust them etc. He had a virus of course and I laughed. But it makes us resistant to change.
Why should someone pay uo to $160 to make their computer run as advertised? A system today is only worth $450 new and $160 premium for a non AD joined computer is STUPID.
We use phones and they do not have these problems. No wonder people are switching to tablets. They just work. Sorry MS needs to rehire their QA they laid off (that is right no QA team just usage scenarios from the agile developers with stories)and need to make their product work as advertised. I thought a WHQL certified driver needed testing?
THe drivers need more testing before being put out on the open.
Not having updates is suicide if you check your bank account or pay bills online! Damned if you do damned if you don't. I only had one problem luckily since Vista with an update.
MS needs to rehire their QA team they fired back before they certify a WHQL for update.
And FYI they install automatically too on 7 and 8.1.
I only use the drivers from Windows update as the ones from ATI or NVidia are always buggy. Sounds like a bad time to fire the QA team and only focus on usage scenarios and feedback.
I personally will avoid 10 until redstone or the update after comes out
Until your client is furious and wants to fire you because his grandma using IE 8 on XP can't view your videos on her internets.
Or the marketing department sends you the video file made in Adobe products which are h.265 for the website whose tools can't export to vp9.
But it is a standard now. If you do not use it what do you propose? Flash?
VP9? Ok now your IE users will claim it doesn't work. What kind of video editing tools out there support ogg vorbis or vp9? Any adobe products that your coworkers and rest of the industry use do?
For those who bashed Firefox and those who supported Ogg Vorbis and vp9 or whatever the hell that other codec was called
Notice how they waited until Flash was dying before this announcement?
Pretty soon they will go after Mozilla for royalities fees and if you do not want to spied upon by Google or use IE you will need to install flash back. Flash is the only recourse as horrible as this sounds agaisn't this as it is a defacto standard now to use this patented technology which will require DRM I am sure too and perhaps an anti open source license agreement too forcing developers like those who make Konqueror to either violate the GPL or not work on many websites.
So part of an open standard is owned by a monopoly and the great internet which was owned by the people is now licensed under Hollywood. Incredible!
ASLR was one of the arguments of using Windows while for some reason it is still bashed as insecure here. Chuckles
Try adding flashblocker.
In 2015 we still need flash like we needed IE 6 in 2005 for some websites. Flashblocker is click to play so you can watch all your HTML 5 videos and still use flash for CBT Nuggets or music from youtube.
It is a big boost for security and it is how I have Chrome setup.
For a long time I didn't mind having ads enabled on Slashdot as they tended to behave well, but recently they've been beyond annoying. They make noise and eat inordinate amounts of CPU time for no purpose. When will advertisers realize it's better to make a simple ad that's respectful to the audience than to make one that no one will ever care to look at? I don't doubt that they can get by fine in general when advertising to the unwashed masses, but this is a tech site and the users are no strangers to ad-blocking plug-ins or other means of never viewing their content.
Which is why I use adblock plus. Slashdot gets paid still by ethical ads with guidelines that must be met and will lose money when these clowns get blocked. I still get 3 ad networks blocked as of right now with adblock. If Slashdot wants more money replace them with ethical ads and VIOLA.
So to me this is the perfect solution so we can have some free stuff and profitability goes down for the unethical ones
Keep in mind Chrome had this
I tried a system without adblock and it was astounding what these guys do these days. Website redirects, 15 second commercials you can't close, etc.
My fear is as flash dies HTML 5 will make blocking this harder if they can hack and disable muting
They have improved. Power management, efi, and people tend to now buy more laptops and now tablets. People run apps on their phones.
Windows 10 is a hybrid which takes advantage of fast uefi booting, can run apps and applications, touch friendly, and more power efficient.
The 10 sdk has tools and support for dalvik and objective-c and can use 80% of the code for your android and is apps.
You may not be changing but I am seeing more and more surfaces and workplaces shifting to ultrabooks. So MS has decided it needed to change if it didn't want to follow the lead of IBM when focusing on legacy like mainframes
It was taken off as that looks very dated. Clean, low color, minimal is all the rage and more modern looking. OSX too toned these down with a flatter look with Yosemite. Android lollipop and M too are going low color aND flat with a modern look.
I was at McDonald's the other day and they too had a flat borderless Burger icon printed on the bag.