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Comment: Re:track record (Score 1) 290

by toddestan (#48945093) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

The last B-52 made was in 1962. The ones left flying all all the last B-52H variant, though NASA had a B-52B operational until about 10 years ago.

Many 747-100's were converted into freighters and I assume some are still flying. There were several flying in Iran for a while, but not sure of their current status. GE uses one as a testbed for engines that's very much still active, and it was one of the first ones flying in 1970. There may not be any left in regular passenger service though.

Comment: Re:Wiped my Grub though. (Score 2) 207

by toddestan (#48937105) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

Actually, pretty much every Linux distribution I've ever played with (that comes with an installer) gives you the option of not installing a boot loader if you don't want to. Some will even make an alternate boot media for you to get into your Linux installation, such as a boot floppy or a USB stick, while others will leave it up to you to figure it out. And if you do choose to install Grub, they will almost always add an entry for any Windows installations it finds.

Of course, there are the Linux distributions that come without installers, but if you're that hardcore you know what you're doing anyway.

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 174

by toddestan (#48929769) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

The term "PC" is short for "IBM-Compatible Personal Computer" where the defining characteristic is the BIOS. The thing that Compaq reverse-engineered to build the first "IBM Compatible" back in the 80's. If you think that a Mac is a "PC" then try booting DOS on it. Doesn't work, huh? Even booting a PC Linux ntaively on Macs isn't always easy unless it also supports Apple's EFI implementation. Macs are not PCs. Chromebooks aren't PCs either.

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