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Comment USA internet access is too expensive to be honest. (Score 2) 170

My brother-in-law lives in the usa (Seattle) he pays $80 (iirc) monthly for his internet, he said it was the cheapest. I live in france, for €32, I have a 22Mb/1.4MB VDSL connection along with a €0 euro mobile plan including 2h voice, and unlimited sms per month, and another 17€ with 50GB 4G plan with unlimited voice and sms (along with free roaming up to 3GB per year in a lot of countries including uk, germany, italy and spain). So I don't know what turned bad in usa, but it can't be that pricey.

Comment my experience of uk is limited but... (Score 1) 136

... from what I saw there, it's quite common to have a 3/4G connection as a main home connection. I live in France, and here, we all have optic fiber ,vdsl or adsl at worst, but I never visited any home where the main internet access is a 3/4G connection. That may explain a lot about the quality of the service.

Comment on again with the fishy practices (Score 3, Interesting) 255

I just installed windows 10 yesterday as an upgrade to windows 8.1.

it kept all my settings, in a very accurate way except for one : it replaced my browser with edge. So at the first reboot I launched chrome, and it whined about not being my defaut browser, so I clicked the "make chrome my defaut browser" button, and a window came, recapitulating my prefered apps for music / videos / etc, I thought to myself that it was thoughtful to show me all those settings, but I had other things to do, so I closed that window.

Well, next reboot, same problem : chrome wasn't my default browser, you actually have to go to the bottom of the window that pops up, and the deselect edge for your prefered browser at the bottom of the window. So I finally did it.

I thought about the same thing : " ... browsing is still one of the very top activities that people do on a PC" yes, so why the hell don't they change the browser as chrome requested, and why the hell do they put this option on the bottom of the window, which is not visible unless I scrolled down (I have a 1920x1080 screen) ?

well I think I know why, I'll be sure to check edge's market share in the next months.

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