Relevant link: https://www.grc.com/fingerprin... This is one reason why companies are opposed to non-IE web browsers. Firefox has its own cert store for example.
Depends on the definition of "legacy". For many, upgrading to a NT based OS (usually XP) from Windows 9x was painful if they had a substantial investment in DOS programs (that won't run in NTVDM) and legacy hardware.
I wonder if some enterprising individuals will attempt to port the security fixes to retail XP.
Quite a few Core2Duo machines came with Windows XP MCE2005 when new. Add in businesses using downgrade rights and the occasional special order XP machine post-Vista release and you have a ton of hardware that can run Windows 7 but has XP. Most of them need RAM though. Many of those machines only came with 1GB new (which they could get away with running XP) and were never upgraded. 1GB is barely enough to run 32-bit Windows 7 well, its much happier with 2+GB.
Windows Easy Transfer is present in 8.1. Looks like it can't transfer data out of the machine though, just restore it from a previous computer.
ReBirth RB-338? It was never available as a Windows 3.1x application. It did run on NT 4.0 though. I wonder what Microsoft broke in Vista/7 that prevents it from launching. If I recall it supported both DirectSound and MME output.
Except those users aren't paying anything and have no incentive to stay. There is nothing keeping them from fleeing to another service. At least when Google acquired Doubleclick, the business had existing paying customers included in part of the deal.
Like every good suit, they have a story: http://www.fatman.com/stories....
Debit cards are common in the USA. the difference is that they can be processed as either a straight debit card (PIN required, no merchant fees for the retailer) or as a credit card (no PIN required, payment is processed by MC, Visa, etc. with retailer paying merchant fee). Many banks encourage debit card holders to process purchases (less securely) as "credit" by offering things like reward points to the cardholder so they can get those merchant fees.
Checks persist in the US because of the lack of a decent standardized person-to-person electronic payment system. We don't have IBAN style transfers. Banks are dabbling in electronic money transfer systems, but they are not standardized and can be cumbersome to use.
My bank has been issuing chip credit cards, but they are NOT full "chip and PIN", but instead "chip and signature". Payment processors have not implemented the full standard here in the US. I don't see how reading the chip is any more secure than the mag stripe without the PIN verification, besides making it harder to clone credit cards.
Don't laugh, until about 3 years ago, the Garden State Parkway still relied on the honor system with regards to toll payment in cash lanes. This was long after license plate cameras were installed to catch toll runners in EZPass lanes. The instructions at the booth if you were unable to pay were to honk your horn (presumably to notify a toll attendant in a staffed lane) and to take a pre-addressed envelope that you could mail the toll in. http://tollroadsnews.com/news/...
Plenty of people are still using a 12.5 year old version of Windows for their day to day computing tasks!
I can't help but laugh at all the people that will be trying to reuse the key shown to unlock their Photoshops.
CS2 has been effectively "free" since Adobe turned off the activation servers and gave away the keys.
The CLJ4700s appear to be tanks. The 4600 was extremely buggy (it was HP's first single pass color laser), avoid it. I have a 3700dn at home and it seems to work fine and supports Postscript 3 (also seems to support direct PDF 1.4 printing), PCL 5c, and PCL 6. Connectivity is great, with Jetdirect slot for networking, USB, and even parallel. Expect to use 3rd party toner carts as nobody seems to carry the HP OEM stuff for the 3500/3700 series.