It's all about the marketing....
Thanks for the clarification. I'm feeling a little sheepish now.
Ah! That makes a lot more sense.
Also...I -only- use Chrome, and nothing else. Yet this was supposedly a Safari and FF specific problem?
They DID. My account was compromised. I got an email.
I call foul.
I don't even have Java installed....and yet my twitter account was hacked due to a java vulnerability? I got one of the emails saying my account had been compromised...but according to this, that wouldn't have been possible.
Someone's mistaken...or lying.
Yeah... I was under the impression that Lenovo was doing very well. I personally feel that they made some of the best quality devices...even if they happen to be a little more on the "utilitarian" and "ugly" side of things.
This. I hope he lawyers up and gets this straightened out.
Do you have any idea how easy it is to assemble a pipe bomb from ingredients you can get at the Home Depot? Any nutcase can look up instructions on the internet in 5 minutes.
It's a dangerous world, and people will use dangerous things badly. If you take away the law-abiding people's ability to defend themselves, you will see a marked increase in these nutcases coming out of the woodwork. Just look at the fallout after handguns were banned in the UK. Handgun violence went through the roof.
Yeah, I have no qualms about deleting code. There are others I've seen who just comment out massive blocks of code and leave them there....for me to eventually find and delete myself, apparently. Version control is there for a purpose. If you need something back...it's there.
Win8 has a "refresh" option which will bring it back to initial speed without requiring a full format and reinstallation of all your crap.
Incedentally, I've had several macs, and still have one, and they do the same thing. Apple used to encourage people to reinstall OSX once a year to refresh it back to peak performance. Not sure where they stand on it now. I know my wife's macbook pro from two years ago runs like a relative dog now. Needs a wipe in a big way...
Not sure how I got modded troll on this. I was being completely serious. I genuinely like Win8...
What I fear is that Valve will dive deep into Linux, and then suddenly realize that supporting software like steam and games on Linux may be a bit more challenging than they thought it would.
The myriad hardware types out there with myriad sets of less-than-optimal drivers might present myriad problems, even if Valve does master the video-card/opengl end of things. I know I get vastly different experiences with Ubuntu depending on if I install it on one desktop versus another versus my laptop. They all have their own sets of issues, and none of them are remotely perfect.
This whole affair with valve just reminds me of some computer user adopting a new platform with vim and vigor...and then realizing it's not all it's cracked up to be a few weeks or months later. I myself did this with mac, but it took a couple years for me to come to my senses, unfortunately.
There are MANY legitimate reasons why Linux on the desktop has not taken off. I fear that Valve just hasn't encountered the right set of those reasons yet.
I've found home in windows 8. Yes, the interface takes a couple days to get used to initially, but after that the thing is so mindbogglingly responsive that I wouldn't want anything else. I *really* like it.
I've been a big fan of Linux and Mac for many years, and have owned many of both types of PCs, and I can say that Windows 8 is just -really- good.
It's encouraging to see that MS is willing to see reason on this count. I happen to like Win8 quite a bit, and their initial "ban" on M rated content made me very nervous about the long term viability of the platform for me.