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Comment Re:Does Windows 8 have an opt-out feature? (Score 1) 489

A fresh Windows install means a lot of your hardware doesn't work and you have to hunt for drivers from third party websites. This is particularly fun if it is your wireless network card that isn't working. For the most part, hardware "just works" in Linux these days.

You seem to be comparing XP to Linux here. For Win7, chances are very good that your hardware will just work out of the box. If it doesn't, it'll use Windows Update to automatically find and download drivers, so the only thing that needs to be working out of the box is networking - and I've yet to see a Win7 install where that wasn't the case.

Unless its new(er) hardware. My Radeon HD 6750 doesn't work OOB on Win7 (does on Linux), my Asus WiFi card, sme thing.. Hell, even my old SB Audigy 2 Value doesnt work OOB on Win7, and yet it does on Linux... (tested using LinuxMint 12 and 13.. So... NEXT!

Comment Re:privacy? (Score 1) 302

No, I don't feel guilty, and I have nothing to hide, however, where I go and who I visit throughout the day is **MY** business. Not the local cops. I like having what little shreds of privacy I have left in my own PERSONAL, PRIVATE life. It is people like YOU who think that "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" that are causing all of MY rights to privacy to be eroded and taken away.

Submission + - Google introduces 'Gmail Tap' (examiner.com)

bobwrit writes: From the article:
" Today, Google announced that for gMail, they will be introducing a new keyboard for the app. This keyboard is called 'Google Tap'. The goal of this keyboard is to make it simpler and easier for the everyday user to use. How Google achieves this, is that it gives 3 buttons to input text: A dot, a slash, and a space. Their reasoning for this is, "What is easier to use than 3 buttons?". How you input text, is you input it using Morse Code. You can also use two separate keyboards, to double your typing speed and to be able to type two separate messages at once. "


Submission + - Fired Employees Sue Apple over Dress Code (go.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Two former employees have sued Apple after being fired for flouting the company's famous dress code. Lawyers for John Doe A (the plaintiffs' identities have been sealed in court documents) allege their client was fired for wearing a blue oxford shirt from Brooks Brothers and brown courduroy pants instead of the black Nehru shirt and matching slacks required on One Infinite Loop. The suit alleges that a human resources rep reportedly told Doe A he looked "like some average dude, not creative enough for Apple", even though he claims to have fixed several P1 bugs during the stretch run for the new iPad. When first contacted, a spokesperson for Apple said that in addition to dress code violations, the terminated employees were also seen eating meals at McDonald's; afterwards, she declined comment, stating that the matter was under litigation.

Submission + - Netflix to acquire OnLive, offer streaming video games (tech-stew.com) 4

techfun89 writes: "Netflix revealed today, that they are acquiring the cloud based OnLive gaming company for $1.1 billion. Netflix said that the Netflix branded online streaming of games will keep the OnLive interface intact, but will offer different pricing plans yet to be announced.

Netflix has indicated that the existing mini-console offered by OnLive for playback of video games on TV's will also support the playback of all Netflix content, making it an all in one multimedia device. There are some rumors that Netflix may try to offer playback of video games on existing game consoles (where movie streaming supported), but some manufacturers may try to block this feature."

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