I tape shows on my VCR. It still works, and I am the master of the fast forward button to avoid commercials.
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I am not interested in that game for free. I am so glad I did not download it. I may be tempted if they offer that CnC collection.
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What makes TrueCrypt Convenient is that I can have an encrypted envelope that I can drop on a usb drive and then access it from Linux or Windows. I do not always want to encrypted a HDD or partition.
Cinnamon is very good, and much more dependable than earlier versions. If you have not tried it in a while, it is recommended.
I uninstalled all of the Metro apps. Therefore my Start screen is only used as a launchpad for my icons. I have boot to desktop enabled, so I never see the Start screen unless I need to launch an app that is not on my desktop. Windows 8 can be customized to work how you like it. I chose to make mine just like Windows 7 with all the performance improvements.
NoScript users like myself are prepared to only allow certain scripts when going to a new site.
Windows 8.1 can be customized to work just like Windows 7. 1) enable boot to desktop. 2) uninstall all Windows 8 apps 3) change file associations to desktop applications like Windows photo viewer 4) place shortcuts to frequently used programs on metro start screen that has NO tiles
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I deleted my Yahoo account because of the static search bar and buttons that stays on every page and takes away from your viewable area of important things. Everyone on My Yahoo is complaining about the same bar as it really affects small screen devices and laptops. I completely gave up on Yahoo.
A new company name: Microsoft Mobile.
Why would they need a Windows 8 Workstation? Companies can standardize on free Start Menu programs like classic shell. From what I hear, major Computer vendors are installing Pokki for Windows 8 Start Menu since they can customize it.
Windows 8.1 brings back the start button. While it only takes you to the start screen, you can have it go to the all apps screen instead. The start screen is a full screen start menu. I removed all live tiles on mine, and pinned all programs that I launch on it.
They are not copying the interface. Solid colors use less energy than gradients and shadows since video devices have less to display. The flat look is not for aesthetics, but for longer battery life.
Hard Drives last more like 2-3 years for anything over 500GB. The warranties are now 2 years on internals, and 1 year on externals.