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Yep. What makes you think your suggestions have anything to do with Technet? Technet has SFA to do with the MS Development stack. It doesn't come with any paid version of Visual Studio for a reason. If you want a development stack, get MSDN.
SharpDevelop is free.
So's Visual Studio Express.
Umm no. All NBNCo do is provide a connection from you to your chosen RSP (reatil service provider), nothing more. Your RSP is the one that needs to provision the bandwidth from the PoI you're connected to, to the Internet.
Name one AV product that picks up 0-day malware/viruses/trojans.
And you have two clear choices
1) Accept Blizzard's design and pay for the game/play it
2) Don't accept Blizzard's design and don't pay for/play the game.
There is no 3) I'll pay but complain loudly that this isn't what I paid for.
They also clearly haven't used Windows 7 as it has the ability to mount VHDs as well. (Windows 8 improves upon that by adding ISO mounting support) The way they wrote that "feature" is as if the VHD mounting is absent in previous versions.
Too late. Although they default the configuration of the modems they ship to having IPv6 disabled, this will soon not be the case. So when that happens and you sign up to this ISP and buy a modem along with it, you'll get IPv6 by default.
You forgot the repeated failure of the Australian people to actually be able to spell the name of one of the major political parties.
It's LABOR not LABOUR.