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Windows

+ - Windows 7 RTM Support Ending Soon->

jones_supa writes: Windows 7 users will have install Service Pack 1 if they want to continue to receive security fixes and other support beyond April 9th. With the release of a Service Pack, Microsoft's policy is to support the old version for two years. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 was released on 22nd February, 2011, so the phasing out of support is happening more or less on schedule. In spite of a growing number of post-Service Pack 1 fixes and updates, Microsoft has shown no signs of shipping a second Service Pack. Should Service Pack 1 be the sole major update for Windows 7, it will continue to receive mainstream support — which encompasses both security updates, non-security bugfixes, and free phone support — until 13th January 2015. Extended support — security fixes and paid incidents only — will continue until 14th January 2020.
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Comment: It's way more simple (Score 4, Insightful) 337 337

Those who finds model numbers unintuitive usually asks one of their geek friends to build a PC for them, those who don't even bother looking at model number but rather look up the benchmarks don't care about the model numbers.

The real issue with PC gaming is that a lot of games these days are shitty console ports with atrocious controls, awful camera and graphics that are still stuck on xbox360/ps3 level which are already outdated by just about any discrete video card, and there's no incentive for companies to change their "make console game -> port to pc to milk" agenda.

Comment: Re:But Nextstep software.... (Score 1) 1052 1052

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/xtablet-series/x230t/

I wish these were less of a niche- product, and reduced the cost a bit...
Also reduce form factor by a tiny bit while we're at it and there's a
"tablet killer" (or killer tablet, depending how you look at it) right there.

Comment: Re:Efficiency versus not breaking your phone. (Score 1) 284 284

I wonder if the battery recharge cycles problem has been solved already in the Qi standard.

If walking near a charging pad is going to "expend" a recharge cycle, it's going to be annoying
trying to navigate between cubicles without walking into some charging field.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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