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Comment: Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (Score 1) 320

by NJRoadfan (#48208113) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
I seem to recall Microsoft saying that more installs of Windows Server were of the GUI-less "Server Core" version. Microsoft even boosts about how much more secure it is and that it requires fewer patches. Maybe they are trying to push the rest of the hold outs to Core by adding Metro!

Comment: Re: I don't follow (Score 1) 369

by NJRoadfan (#48185131) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
You have to turn off the system wide font smoothing, which in typical Microsoft tradition isn't with the font settings where the ClearType controls are. Go to System > Advanced system settings and uncheck "Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts" under the Visual Effects tab. I also see the color fringing and find ClearType completely unusable with negative contrast text (dark text on a light background). It seems to work better with light text on dark backgrounds as the sub pixels are much less noticeable.

Comment: Re:And Java fail again (Score 1) 349

by NJRoadfan (#48061227) Attached to: Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
This shouldn't be a problem with native applications. The relevant Win32 functions (GetVersionEx and the now deprecated GetVersion) for retrieving the running Windows version doesn't use the strings to begin with.

Looking at the github code strings, its likely something that can be patched/worked around in the JVM.

Comment: Re:Currently Grandfathered at ~$78 a month (Score 1) 209

Verizon must realize their MORE everything (including money) plans aren't attracting current customers. Our 4 line family plan would skyrocket over $40 more a month if we switched. If you have a few "feature phones" on your plan and don't text a lot, the older family plans were a great deal.

Comment: Re: Here's the solution (Score 1) 577

by NJRoadfan (#48045475) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
Technically programs can be installed to the user's home directory when you select "Install for this user only". Of course that is if the installer gives you the choice to begin with. Open source programs on Windows tend to clutter the home directory with configuration folders that start with ".", just like on *NIX systems.

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