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Comment: Re:You know you failed... (Score 1) 528

by drodver (#27773783) Attached to: Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year

Windows 7 is a wonderful improvement on Microsoft's previous operating systems. I have been using the beta for over a month on my main PC after previously using XP. There is no way I want to go back to XP.

I didn't care about Vista but finally with Windows 7 there is enough of an improvement over XP to be worth my money.


Watching Tonight's Presidential Debate Online 349

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the play-the-drinking-game dept.
farkinga writes "For those of us that no longer have a television, live TV events can be a challenge to watch. Fortunately, tonight's Presidential Debate has attracted the attention of most US broadcasters, many of whom will provide online viewing options. Leading the way is Hulu, a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp, who will stream the Fox-branded feed tonight — assuming they worked out the bandwidth issues that came up during the second debate!"

Comment: Poor Java support (Score 1) 406

by drodver (#11800934) Attached to: The Case for FreeBSD
Tried FreeBSD recently and gave up on it due to the difficulty getting Java working. On a machine of limited capabilities trying to compile it is too much. It claimed to need 1.7GB of space for the compile! I didn't believe it until the system slowed to a crawl and I found the build directory eating all free space on the partition.

Too bad, seemed good otherwise. I'm falling back to good old Gentoo for now.

A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love"