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Comment: Windows 7 x64 with XP Mode (Score 5, Informative) 313

by TrekkieTechie (#41968945) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best 32-Bit Windows System In 2012?

This was briefly mentioned earlier, but I wanted to state clearly and concisely:

Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate all include licensing for Windows XP Mode, a 32-bit virtualized instance of Windows XP SP3. It is an additional download (actually a couple downloads), but it is free. I use it every day at work (on my 64-bit Win7 machine) to run a 16-bit app that was written in 1992, while I wait for that app's replacement to be written. It works perfectly, in fact much better than VirtualBox did for the same use case (there was laggy/odd redrawing issues with VirtualBox, no matter how many resources I allocated to the virtual machine).

Comment: Re:really? (Score 1) 125

by TrekkieTechie (#32353768) Attached to: Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely After Final Official Mission
Assuming all goes well on STS-134, we'd end up with a checked-out, launch-ready shuttle stack that's already been paid for. Atlantis's Launch On Need (LON) mission STS-335 could become STS-135 and fly a stripped-down, 4-person crew to the STS, delivering extra supplies and an additional Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. If something went wrong on STS-134, Soyuz capsules would be used in place of another shuttle LON. Source.

Comment: Re:Note that Atlantis may not be done (Score 1) 125

by TrekkieTechie (#32351918) Attached to: Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely After Final Official Mission
Actually, we can hope she will fly again with clean consciences.

Assuming all goes well on STS-134, we'd end up with a checked-out, launch-ready shuttle stack that's already been paid for. Atlantis's Launch On Need (LON) mission STS-335 could become STS-135 and fly a stripped-down, 4-person crew to the STS, delivering extra supplies and an additional Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. If something went wrong on STS-134, Soyuz capsules would be used in place of another shuttle LON. Source.

Comment: Or iTunes. (Score 1) 233

by TrekkieTechie (#32272170) Attached to: Would You Die To Respect a Software License?
Don't forget about the infamous NBC weapons clause in iTunes's EULA:

You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

The reality distortion field will not be weaponized!

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