Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
Just add the start button back.
http://stardock.com/products/start8/ is my fav but does cost $5, http://www.classicshell.net/ is free.
5 more dollars to put all those "apps" back in a window with an icon on the taskbar http://stardock.com/products/modernmix/
And here is a great article for switching default apps back, getting rid of the swipe screen, etc.http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/software-and-web-apps/how-to-make-windows-8-look-like-windows-7-50009546/
Tell people you are a Consultant and you can charge them to do this stuff for them.
And just when you think you've charged everyone money for fixing what Microsoft broke, Microsoft will do you a solid and sell them all something else they hate and will pay you to "make work like it used to."
Oh and if you think Microsoft is desperate and just burning money to be like Apple, you're right. They are offering a $100 an app for up to 15 apps for college students to write pretty much anything and fill their apps store with crap for Win8. Google for one of their App Camps and make yourself some quick cash.
No thank you, I prefer to be much more ethnocentric than that. I mean, they say 'aboot'. Its like they are from another country or something.
Instead of expensive blanket advertising, much cheaper limited run, very targeted ads could gain traction as lots of smaller companies can then afford to get a higher turn for dollars spent. The media companies could benefit from this as well, making money on volume instead of a few deep pocketed advertisers.
It would stand to reason that this would make sense to the companies relying on advertising revenue as it would make them less susceptible to the whims of a few large clients.
You are correct on travel. Fortunately I love what I do and never really crave a vacation to get away from it.
All that said, what's wrong with wanting to see ads for things I would like to buy? (e.g. Electronics, Cars, Food, Appliances, Furniture, or anything for my dog.)
As far as ads go, I do use AdBlock on my computer, I don't on my TV. And there is nothing wrong with ads if they show me something I would like to buy that maybe I didn't know about.
Along with a tweak of the chkdsk utility comes the tweaking of the NTFS file system. In the past the NTFS "health model" saw the machine's hard disk as a single unit that was either in good shape or damaged.
"Downtime was directly proportional to the number of files in the volume," according to a post by Kiran Bangalore, senior program manager of the Windows Core Storage and File Systems.
With Windows 8, the NTFS system scans for problems in the background while the system is online and initial attempts to fix the issue are done on-the-fly. If it can't be fixed while the system is online the details are logged so the time to fix is shorter when offline. Microsoft has termed the downtime from fixing the system "SpotFix"."
Link to Original Source