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+ - AVira partners with with Uniblue and ASK toolbar->

Submitted by e_AltF4
e_AltF4 (247712) writes "Do you expect your antivirus company to shove ASK toolbar down your throat through an update? They even recommend ill-reputed Uniblue software in addition.
Avira FreeAV does it with their latest SP2 update. Gone are the days you could recommend FreeAV to your friends and family — time to look into Avast's free alternative."

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Comment: Re:No. A phone is not a phone. (Score 1) 636

by _Sprocket_ (#31249658) Attached to: Google Android — a Universe of Incompatible Devices

Get a netbook then... the primary function for my phone is to make and receive phone calls.

Well, yes. When I use the phone app, I really do care about making and receiving a phone call. But I don't find myself firing up the phone app near as much as I'm checking my email, calendar, web, navigation / maps, etc. Heck - I spend more hours reading books on my Droid than I do talking to people. I could do all the same things with a netbook. But I couldn't put that in my pocket.

Comment: Re:Just like desktop linux. (Score 1) 636

by cyberthanasis12 (#31249512) Attached to: Google Android — a Universe of Incompatible Devices

Not only that, in a pinch I can use a friggin' Windows XP video driver in Windows 7, which I needed to do to get 3D to work on a Dell C610 - that's a Pentium III running Windows 7. As easy as it is to knock Windows for its faults, that's pretty damn good compatability.

With so much luck, you should go to Vegas:)

Cause I have an Athlon64, which works fine (well as fine windows can) with XP, but Windows 7 does not load at all. And in another Athlon64, Windows7 does not play the sound (XP does), nor does it find the NIC of the motherboard. And you know, Autocad2005-2007 won't work on Windows7 (they work on XP).

On the other hand Linux (Open SuSE) worked from day 1, in 64bits, and it installed in half an hour, full with all the apps.

Comment: Re:I have sat next to these guys. (Score 1) 940

by thetoadwarrior (#31137388) Attached to: Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly
Not everyone in a wheelchair is fat and requires two chairs. If a person needed to fly and had to lie down then they would probably charge extra for that (if they could facilitate that) just as if you consider being obese a disability, then they get charged for the inconvenience to others. Just because you handicap doesn't mean you get a free ride through life.

Comment: Re:Smartest workflow move ....ever! (Score 1) 401

by TheSunborn (#31083664) Attached to: GIMP 2.8 Will Sport a Redesigned UI

Your are right. Kind of. The bug is listed for kde4 (http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172615) except they claim it's not really a bug because there is no standard that say that a utility window should be on top.

I really don't understand how there can be a X window manager standard which say that a window can be an "utility window", without describing what kind of behaviour such a window should have.

Comment: oh dear (Score 4, Insightful) 336

by kennethmci (#30457446) Attached to: EU Accepts Microsoft's Browser Choice Promise
sounds great - although, i can hear the customes complaining 'i cant find internet explorer'! i love the alternative browsers , but cant help feel the 'average consumer' doesn't really care that much? i have actually installed firefox on family members computers, and couldnt really answer ( with info that they found useful ) what the difference was... my family dont really care to much about usability compliance and security ( well - until theyre shot down themselves with it! )

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