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+ - Windows 10 to Feature Native Support for MKV and FLAC

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Windows Media Player is going to become a more useful media player for those who want to play geeky file formats. Microsoft has earlier confirmed that Windows 10 will come with native support for Matroska Video, but the company now talks about also adding FLAC support. Microsoft's Gabriel Aul posted a teaser screenshot in Twitter showing support for this particular format. It can be expected to arrive in a future update for people running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Not many GUI changes seem to be happening around Media Player, but work is done under the hood."

Comment: Cheap laptops (Score 1) 127

by jones_supa (#48472625) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025
Cheap $300 laptops these days slap in a 500GB HDD to satisfy the requirement of a hard drive. A basic 500GB disk is what they can source cheaply and easily from the market. However, I suspect that they could ship a smaller capacity disk as well, if that allows the manufacturer to shave off some of the laptop's price. What follows is, that I also suspect that when making a 128 GB SSD becomes cheaper to manufacture than a mechanical HDD, many low-end laptops will move to the SSD format.

Comment: Re:No longer supports 32-bit architecture (Score 1) 63

by jones_supa (#48470051) Attached to: DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

Another OS that has dropped support for 32-bit architecture. This is probably not an issue for most users as 32-bit processors are less common these days. If you have an older machine with a 32-bit processor, you can't slap on the latest and greatest *nix OS.

PC-BSD also dropped 32-bit support a year ago.

Comment: Re:In Finland (Score 1) 482

by jones_supa (#48465921) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Thanks to the underground cabling, in Finland the last time I witnessed personally witnessed a power outage was in 2006 in thunderstorm, lasting for 2 minutes.

I can confirm this. In Finland you get premium electricity in most places. On the other hand, the amount of "sick" buildings is cropping up: there's moisture in structures, improperly configured ventilation, poor heating, and whatnot. :( But hey, you get proper power to read Slashdot.

Comment: Re:For all the reliability worriers (Score 1) 422

by jones_supa (#48465411) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

600TB total writes -
800TB total writes, and some of these consumer grade drives start to fail -

I know, it's amazing. :)

Actually that story seems to still continue with two of the disks approaching 1.5 PB written.

When I left you, I was but the pupil. Now, I am the master. - Darth Vader