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Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 5, Informative) 570

by MisterBuggie (#48867451) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

I think the key question is what happens after the first year? How much does it cost after year 1? If you don't pay will it brick your PC or just stop providing updates?

I didn't hear anything about a subscription on the stream, but the stream is buggy, so maybe I just missed it.
But what I understand is that upgrade will be free if done in the first year, like the 30€ upgrade to Windows 8 in the first few months. If you don't upgrade within the first year, you'll have to buy the new Windows.


Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-look dept.
DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."

Comment: Re:The standards are published in English (Score 1) 330

by MisterBuggie (#42850427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do Most Programmers Understand the English Language?

octets, réseaux and disque dur are common terms in France, nobody bats an eyelid at them, I don't see what your problem is with them. Nobody uses the English terms, besides they're impossible to pronounce. The package contents in shops might have English on them, but only if there's also German, Dutch, Spanish, Greek
LED/DEL it deppnds, you find both.

I do however agree with you on the French programming languages

Comment: Re:Not always a good idea for developer tools (Score 1) 330

by MisterBuggie (#42834651) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do Most Programmers Understand the English Language?

I agree with you. The translations are often difficult to understand, and on the more technical parts can end up completely contradicting the English original. Being able to access the English version is essential, but only if your English is good enough. Some coutries have a good enough general level in English that programmers don't have much trouble. But in a lot of countries, programmers, like most people would have trouble even ordering a drink. Including France, where programmers have had English lessons at school for at least 7 years.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.