Run all your Windows App in a VM, and when you upgrade the physical hardware, migrate the VM (keep the same VM UUID, etc).
Steam games are consistently higher priced - and you can't get round it with VPNs or Paypal - the credit card # proves you're in Australia.
And it's not like it's priced in Aussie dollars with a mediocre exchange rate - The games are priced on the same store.steampowered.com website in USD dollars.
So why more expensive now? Ah - because steam games would undercut the price of boxed games in stores.
Juvenile hackers with an overdeveloped sense of self-importance, holding people to ransom with the equivalence of IT terrorism.
Being in full-remission for cancer (thanks God!), I'm working for an employer which gives 1 yr sick leave in a rolling 2-year window. It's the only benefit worth talking about (eg we have no coffee), but it's such a biggie, it's keeping me put.
I still wonder why Windows has both Notepad and Write.
Yes, but MAC filtering is useful in addition to other defences (ie defense in depth)
WPA2 PSK, and
MAC filtering, and
ssh with preshared keys only, and
Some dodgy retailers in Australia have been re-shrink-wrapping used hard disks and selling them as new again.
Typically this seems to be with resellers that offer a 7-day money back no-quibble guarantee.
>> Hawking was the only one to stay the course...and yes, he did get a laptop.
Oh really? Given that he was born in 1942, and would have left high-school at 16, or 18 (assuming he went to a Grammar school), he would have left school in 1960.
Now I know laptops have been around for a while, and unless you're a theoretical physicist who understands time, time travel, and
Customers, potential customers, and to stick it to IBM.
The OS is just a vehicle for a database.
1) Change your name via Deed-Poll to the letters left in your rack.
2) Place letters on board
solaris console login: ^H
Yeah - same problem - of about nine or ten systems that I've tried it on (up to snv_133), all of them have at least one hardware problem.
eg from my memory
NIC drivers (Broadcom, Even Intel)
W/LAN drivers (Atheros for instance)
Display driver support (not just VESA!)
HW RAID drivers (Compaq, Promise)
AHCI drivers (including NCQ and hot plug support (slated to fix in snv 135)
AMD PhenomII support (fixed now since snv 126)
and I've had issues with the install (eg installation from USB CDROM)
However, saying all this, the journey is worthwhile - some features really are fantastic - especially together:
ZFS + snapshots + dedupe + Virtualbox VMs.
random my ass!