sconeu writes: This came up in the "Which laptop could replace a Macbook Pro?" story. It was rightfully marked off-topic there, but I thought it might make an interesting discussion.
I'm currently looking into replacing my 10 year old Toshiba Satellite with a newer laptop. I'm looking to run some flavor of Linux (probably KDE based UI, but not mandatory) while using a VM to run Win 7 (for stuff needed for work).
For me, personally, battery life and weight are more important than raw power. I'm not going to be running games on this.
sconeu writes: Given Windows 10's notoriety for phoning home, should it be used in medical offices?
My SO is an orthodontist, and is looking at upgrading her office computers. Unfortunately, many of the applications her office uses are Windows only. She asked me for advice about new computers, and the first thing I told her was get Windows 7 (or if necessary 8), but to stay away from 10.
When the inevitable HIPAA lawsuit comes, will the DOJ come down on MS for this, or just on the doctors (who are usually unaware of this issue)?
sconeu writes: My wife uses an assistive communciation device. She wants to use it for SMS texting... We currently have Verizon, so we don't have a SIM. The computer will take a SIM. I'm looking for a pay-as-you-go plan where I can take the SIM from a cheap phone and put it in her computer. Any suggestions?
Who is Anderson? Most Slashdotters are too young to remember, but he was the maverick Republican candidate who went independent in 1980. He was considered a spoiler, in much the same manner as Perot in '92 and Nader in 2000 and '04.