Problem or not I believe in putting as little on a system as possible to keep it performing well. If I don't need it, I don't put it, and if a library is needed I put a library on instead of a program. Same thing with drivers, when I download a 75MB printer driver I know less than 1MB of that is driver, probably 100K of it or less. I'm much better off finding that piece, putting it on the system and sending the rest to hell. As far as I'm concerned I need one media player on a system that does everything, if there's no iPhone there's no reason to put the rest.
When I admin Windows systems I do everything I can to not put Apple products on them. I use Quicktime Alternative or Quicktime Lite and highly recommend against putting iTunes or Quicktime on unless you absolutely have to.
I don't actually use Windows, but I do take care of it for others.
Hold down that little Windows key on your keyboard and hit "R". Type in "MSConfig", in the startup section enable/disable whatever you want. I personally like to disable just about anything Adobe, Apple, or Oracle puts in there, unless I actually need to run an Oracle component in the background. Those three companies can't help but attention whore and run on startup and none of there stuff actually needs to run until used. You can probably find a few more things that have no business starting with your machine while you're at it.
They can know I watch it, just as long as they aren't telling everyone I watch the wrong type.
our officials here have snooped on us in every way possible for years. When they can't figure out how to snoop (old Skype) they simply hire Microsoft to buy the company and add a back-door.
The Saudi's could learn a lot from us.
I'll bet it's the same computers the Geek Squad guys said are so far gone they're not worth working on, why don't you buy a new one?
(virus that could easily be cleaned with DBAN)
My Nook Simple-Touch runs straight up Android fine for the most part, few things are buggy and don't work right, but it's not exactly meant to be high power.
Hey, there are some pretty good deals there, thanks.
There's only one answer to every problem, that's create more money! There wasn't a bug in the servers, Blizzard just consulted with the FED.
If anything I would say Google is saving the netbook. Those Chromebooks are netbooks as far as I'm concerned, and they're not bad little systems, in fact the Acer isn't too far from from the Aspire One that I use.
It annoyed me how quickly the manufacturers jumped ship on Linux as soon as the stripped down Windows 7 for netbooks came around. I bought one of those netbooks and put Linux on it immediately.
I don't complain they don't innovate, not really, maybe I did at one time but I left their flock when Win2K was new. I was only semi in the flock anyways, being a Novell guy and all.
Too bad I can't mod this thread, that was funny.
Where is your head on this?
Outsourcing works for private companies when they outsource to countries that have less monetarily oppressive governments than our own. Simple statement.