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Comment: Re:Very good for computer novices. (Score 1) 330

by Houndofhell (#36318506) Attached to: Windows 8 Previewed At D9

According to the link you can switch back and the video even shows that functionality. Not sure what i think of this new interface, i liked the ribbons once i'd worked out where everything was, but this looks a bit to touch-orientated to be running as your standard desktop interface. I'll give it a try and possibly just disable it if i don't like it

Patents

8-Year-Old Receives Patent 142

Posted by samzenpus
from the young-inventor-society dept.
Knile writes "While not the youngest patent recipient ever (that would be a four year old in Texas), Bryce Gunderman has received a patent at age 8 for a space-saver that combines an outlet cover plate with a shelf. From the article: '"I thought how I was going to make a lot of money," Bryce said about what raced through his brain when he received the patent.'"
Privacy

+ - Do your company provide private home-folders? 2

Submitted by fluor2
fluor2 (242824) writes "Most companies provide a home dir which is pretty much private for the user. Here, the user can store documents only intended for private storage. E.g. internal job applications, personal letters to the boss and other similar data. The boss tells us, the IT department, to get rid of the home directory for our users.

Arguments are that we do no longer want to store any "private data", thus we can open up most of the data at all levels in our company. Private data should be stored on the local disk (a separate C:\Private or similar), or on private USB equipment or similar. In conclusion: out of sight from the company. I personally fear that people will bring private equipment into work and thus increase the chances of 3rd party driver crashes and similar. And I do not want people to spend time on backing up private data. After all, it's only a few gigs at average per user.

What is Your company's policy on home-folders?"
Operating Systems

+ - The Google OS is Announced-> 2

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popdookey
popdookey writes "It's true, it's real, and it's announced. Google will have an OS aimed at netbooks, and it will co-exist with Android. It will be fast booting, all applications will run over the web, and they will be supported through any standards-compliant web browser. The announcement is here, http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html"
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Operating Systems

+ - Google Plans to Introduce a PC Operating System->

Submitted by
kraksmoka
kraksmoka writes ""In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google is expected to announce on Wednesday that it is developing an operating system for a personal computer based on its Chrome browser, according to two people briefed on Google's plans. The details of the technology could not be learned, but Google plans to make the announcement on a company blog on Wednesday afternoon, this person said.... in a recent interview, Marc Andreessen, who developed the first commercial browser and co-founded Netscape, compared Chrome into an operating system, "Chrome is basically a modern operating system," Mr. Andreessen said. Google has also long customized a version of the Linux operating system for use internally." Our desktops may never be the same. . ."
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