At least newer Android versions allow you to disable apps you don't want. I had to root my HTC Evo to get rid of Facebook and the Sprint NASCAR app.
I have a giant TV and an expensive AV setup, but I still watch streaming videos on a tablet. Watching The Daily Show is part of my morning bathroom routine and it's a lot easier to carry my Galaxy Tab from my bedroom to my bathroom to the kitchen than it is to turn on my TV, Amp, Receiver and then wake up the PC that I use to stream internet content.
On the other hand, I really dislike Netflix's streaming videos. I might watch an occasional documentary that way, but I prefer to get nice, rippable discs from the snailmail service so I can at least get the full experience for the movies I do choose to enjoy.
One of my clients had a Netware 3.12 machine on site that operated continuously about about 16 years. It was retired unceremoniously when they moved to a new location, but that machine did not in all its life have a hardware fault or abend.
From the demo video, I'm kind of drooling over the split screen setup it can do, especially on a high resolution device like a Nexus tablet.
I use it in large part because so many of the browser addons I like on my desktop systems work just fine with it, and also because I can have a different set of standard browser cookies for various things and maintain some professional/personal separation.
The only real problem I have with it is that many, many "mobile" web sites seem to be coded with the assumption that all mobile browsers are WebKit, so mobile sites are occasionally inconvenient to visit.
Try scratching the label side. You'll find that it's much easier and more productive to damage that side anyway since it's closer to the aluminum coating.
What did I say that sounds like "I want to overclock a fleet of business desktop systems?" In my experience, Asus's definition of "stable" and mine are two entirely different things.
Tyan does not make inexpensive boards for vanilla desktops. I can remember a time when they did, but that was probably the mid-90s.
But yes, I would not even remotely trust an Intel enthusiast-class system board. Their LGA2011 boards aren't really impressive at all.
That's the point when Asus and Gigabyte and some of the other goofy hobbyist brands actually do make sense. For once.
Yes. I run Intel exclusively. I don't have a problem with AMD CPUs as such, but no one operating in AMD-land is building system boards as generally reliable as are found on the Intel side of the fence. It does indeed help that there's an extremely narrow range of products where AMD is currently competitive for both price and performance at the moment, but I'd still rather deploy a small fleet of Intel-based systems and have the known-quantity experience than the crap-shoot of what Gigabyte or Asus might have for AM3+ this week.
I also like the fact that I can still find new-in-box Intel-branded motherboards even a couple years after production has stopped. This is really valuable if you have any reason to value uniformity in your configurations, which I certainly do.
It's functionally the same thing in my case. I'm close enough to Intel's Louisville RMA depot that they'll have my RMA'd products the day I get authorization and have another one on a truck back to me the next day.
It still speaks very highly of their logistical operation that they process and ship returns that quickly.
In my experience, Intel's boards seem to be considerably more reliable. I'm sure my sample size is small, perhaps 100 systems per year, but I have had a much, much lower incidence of problems with Intel motherboards than with Asus or Gigabyte, and MSI doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with those two.
Intel boards are actually made by Foxconn, so it's possible that this will be a change in name only, but I do also value the fact that I can get an RMA on a motherboard from Intel within two business days. Neither Gigabyte nor Asus offer anything like that level of service and paying a little extra for it is entirely justifiable.
I have a strong preference for Aldiko, among the Android e-reader apps I've tried.
Really, the Hackmaster stuff is ludicrously high quality and is clearly made as a labor of love by a bunch of people who aren't exactly going to make a fortune for their efforts. I pirated all the out of print gaming stuff too, just for nostalgia's sake. But Hackmaster is a living project and those guys deserve the attention and support.