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Comment Re:This! (Score 1) 290

And all their phones are at least 2 years out of date on the OS. HTC has the WORST track record for pushing out OS updates.

Wrong, Sony took the title in 2012 with it's new models. Don't even mention new Android versions - they even stopped giving out bug fix releases after 6 months of Xperia Sola release date.

Comment Re:I will tell you below why that option is absurd (Score 1) 524

As I made the last choice, I felt obligated to post a comment. Now I'm just wasting the moderators' and your time, cause I actually don't have anything smart to say whatsoever.

Wanna waste a bit more of your time? Check out this The Hobbit teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Uz1icjwrM

Comment Re:If it is not broke, don't fix it (Score 1) 405

I completely agree. Just yesterday I was replacing another old machine with a new one at a small business and was forced to Windows 7. This meant reinstalling all the business-specific software and exporting-importing the data to the new machine, which took around 3 hours. Add to that setting up mail clients, office and other smaller programs and you end with quite a bill for the company.

And the end result for the business? 0% increased productivity/business value (-X% for the first days of troubleshooting/getting used to the 7 UI). I guess everyone would've been happier if we could've paid 100 € for a new XP license when ordering the machine and simply copied the whole XP image onto the new machine.

Personally, I love Windows 7, but for many tasks there really isn't any real added value.

Comment Re:Next... (Score 1) 393

Or kill it from the Task Manager.

Or wait until your disk drive light dies down...

So it's normal that when stopping your car engine for a minute, you have to go open up the bonnet and turn some large crank or wait until the engine cools down to restart the engine?
I'm just saying that most other Windows applications have managed to bypass this nonsense...

Comment Next... (Score 2) 393

Hope they fix the running process error before going any further, it's the next most annoying thing after WinRAR's evaluation period!

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-already-running-not-responding

I don't take this as a solution:
If Firefox did not shut down normally when you last used it, Firefox might still be running in the background, even though it is not visible. Restart your computer to see if the problem goes away.

Comment Re:If the consumer association wins it's case ... (Score 2) 290

It's strange that they've gotten away with it for so long. In most EU countries, each and every electronics shop states clearly that they offer a 2 year warranty to all retail clients, even if the manufacturer only provides one year. The retailers are simply obligated to take the extra risk and adjust their prices.

Comment Re:LAME! (Score 1) 291

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