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Comment Didn't winrar have a nag screen? (Score 1) 129

And require a crack to get working properly? Why would anyone still use that crap. As everyone else has said, 7-zip has I thought, been standard for like 5 years, which is eternity in internet time... Do the slashdot editors still use winrar or something because they are stuck in the glory days of yore?

That, or they really are out of tune with the windows software scene.

Comment Say no to forever pages! (Score 1) 131

Seriously, my mousewheel starts smoking whenever one of these new web 3.0 pages come up. Scrolling scrolling scrolling forever. Who the hell likes these things>? Is there something so wrong with embeded images? does every page have to be some downward scrolling adventure? its just supposed to be a god damn article!!!

Comment MOD PARENT UP (Score 1) 515

Pretty much. Its about applications and for "IT pro's" its probably about what they have to support in the workplace as well. I love linux on the server, (LTS releases ONLY), but on the desktop? Last time i tried it was all about lack of software, and length of configuration time for something I am less familiar with.

With linux there is 1 program that one guy maintains that does what you want in one way. If you want variety, hey just program that shit up! On windows, there are tens to hundreds of programmes that do what you want, no coding required. Some pay, some free, the best ones are open source of course.

So I guess I am not sure what desktop linux users complain about. Android is the most popular phone OS, and OSX is UNIX... So pretty much everywhere is *NIX already in 2015. I can name a dozen popular open source tools that I use every day, so even the linux philosophy has thoroughly permeated many windows users. (windirstat, thunderbird, putty, filezilla, dban, rufus, firefox, notepad++, vnc, media player classic, vlc, xibo... and many more)

The only reason that there are not more desktop linux installs is that MS and office are considered business standard. Business people (including most IT people I have met) like that most of the technology works out of the box and is point and click, thus saving time and headaches. Office workers want the os that they are familiar with from work, at home. You would need to retrain the entire world for that to change, and no ones going to pay for that.

Comment Re:interesting experiment (Score 5, Insightful) 224

"You can't steal what is given away, and the law says that if you leave stuff lying around on purpose, that you're in a grey area. Specifically, by leaving it on the side of the road without any sort of permit, you're littering"

And this my friends, is why it survived in canada and europe for months but NOT the usa for more than a few weeks.

You talk so much mr poo, that you give away the real truth with your comment without even realizing it. That is why it was damaged in america in short order, because americans think exactly like this comment.

Comment Re:The answer's simple... (Score 2) 138

"(since games haven't been CPU bound in years)"

You obviously haven't played any system stressing games... Most games are not multiuthreaded, so do not benefit from AMD's main competitive edge. Not to mention AMD chips run hotter and use more power than a comparable intel. Never a good sign of good design .

Then you imply that intel rigged ALL the benchmarks they are in because there is a conspiracy and the US DOJ should get involved....

Like this right, this is rigged by intel?
(The first AMD cpu ranks in at 59th... with double the cores of the nearest i7)

The pendulum switches back and forth all the time, no point in being a fanboy for either franchise. Intel has been dominating since core 2 duo / core 2 quad and they continue to do so. I had dual opterons before that. Brand loyal is stupid, benchmarks cant all lie.

Comment Re:WindowsME 2.0 (Score 1) 277

8.1 is not nerely as stable as windows 7. Do you have any microsoft surface devices? I too have had update related problems, as well as directaccess vpn foobaring itself, graphics bugs, network funnyness such as drives dropping randomly offline and just general instability requiring reboots. We have about 20 machines with win8 compared to 100s with win7 and the win8 machines definitely have more issues, sorry to say.

Its always good to be extremely apprehensive about windows releases. If you remember all the way back to win95, it was garbage till SR2. Then theres windows ME, vista, windows CE (nightmares, cold sweats....). I wouldnt touch ten for at least the first year. Suckers can do what they want. I can ALWAYS upgrade later! no harm to me!

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 0) 277

are you saying XP is better in the enterprise? You are high or in some dinosaur industry. If you haven't moved all your PC's off XP yet you are doomed!

The problems you complain about can be solved by group policy. How many regular users have to swtich Domains they log into... come on.

Who BROWSES a windows network? Not any sort of enterprise. Why would someone do that? The admin sets the drives,. printers, etc you need based on your location and function.

XP is garbage. Its like saying you want to use win98 in these days. If you have modern touch screen devices, you almost have to use windows 8. I find win8 less stable than windows 7 but windows 7 is surely just as stable as windows 2000.

2008-2012 server for WDS imaging is indespensible. Support for solid state drives, native 64 bit being normal. That anyone could prefer XP over windows 7 in this day either needs to retire right now, or at least will be covered over by the blowing sand soon enough!

Comment Re:What is being missed... is the $2 million part. (Score 1) 456

Do you think he also did all the HVAC control work? crawling through the 19 schools ceilings, installing sensors, calibrating equipment?

Or do you think they asked the only kid who knew anything about these new fangled computers to read the manual and "programme" the system.

There are a million assumptions that people are making in the comments. I can control my buildings HVAC and security from my desk. Does that mean it was free to get it to that point? Everyone is focusing on the kid who works with the system. BFD, any facilities maintenance worker can programme an BACnet type system to the degree they wish to learn about it!

Comment Re:How to get rid of the free upgrade icon? (Score 2) 468

Yes and companies never would lie, change their minds, or decide that maybe they shouldn't be giving away their main cash cow for free. Take a look at god damn apple to see where microsoft wants to be in 5 years.

Its pretty fucking simple. They don't sell hardware, they dont sell services. How the fuck are they going to make money giving away their shit for free? Its a bait and switch, its a crack dealer and comments like this AC are naive crack whores. Shits gonna change, and everyone else is doing it.

"They've explicitly stated this."

Obama explicitly stated that he would reign in the NSA. Lying is fucking commonplace when your society has a collective memory only 140 characters deep.

Comment GWX is fucking shady as shit M$!!!! (Score 3, Interesting) 468

That GWX is so shady, I will now never upgrade to windows 10, whereas i had no opinion on it before. Can you imagine that they thought they could get away with abusing the trust of windows update like this? Well it just got windows update turned off on all my theres no way in hell im trusting that anymore. Fucking advertising bullshit. we aren't god damn mac users who are used to having things thrust down our throats like this. I wait at least a year before upgrading to ANY os... when SP2 is released is a good rule of thumb with MS.

If they are such dicks to use windows update this way, can you imagine what kind of shit they would pull with 10? not to mention how much of a bait and switch offering a free update like this is. The wording is so fucking scammy i felt like i had been violated. They snuck in the back door!!!
Fuck you and your unremovable tray icons!!! deny security on GWX folder, suck it SYSTEM, suck it trustedinstaller!!!! they even hid a bunch of scheduled tasks just like a god damn spyware would do!!!

Comment Re:Loud then quit (Score 0) 468

You may be right, but i would rather have proper surround sound and turn down the volume occasionally than to use such a crash prone player as VLC. MPC is rock solid, vlc, not so much... If it bothers you that much, go download a YIFY release. He loves fucking with proper surround sound for people who have crappy speakers.

Besides, don't most people just use XBMC/kodi or plex or other media centres these days? Easier to use with a remote thats for sure.

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