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Message 1580097 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 19:21:00 UTC

Windows 10 announced today
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Message 1580116 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 19:32:53 UTC - in response to Message 1580097.  

Windows 10 announced today

So what happened to "9"?

Or is this some sort of pun on the Intel FDIV bug?

Windows can't or don't count?!!


All very silly...

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Message 1580136 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 19:57:13 UTC

As with XP, I will stay with Win 7 Pro until they don't support it anymore, or until I get a new computer.
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Message 1580145 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 20:10:27 UTC - in response to Message 1580116.  

Windows can't or don't count?!!


All very silly...

Nonsense, they wanted to make a statement that the new thing is far from W8. Next January when it is released will tell. Anything else said is just unfounded speculation
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Message 1580147 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 20:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 1580145.  

Windows can't or don't count?!!


All very silly...

Nonsense, they wanted to make a statement that the new thing is far from W8. Next January when it is released will tell. Anything else said is just unfounded speculation

Exactly
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Message 1580247 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 21:59:41 UTC - in response to Message 1580116.  

Windows can't or don't count?!!

Oh too bad. People have free will and won't do exactly what Martin orders. :(
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Message 1580253 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 22:09:14 UTC - in response to Message 1580247.  
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Oh too bad. People have free will and won't do exactly...

Ahhh... But do you have "free will" when in ignorance and being intrusively bombarded by monopoly blanket 'carpet bombing' Marketing or "viral" Marketing?


"We have ways of steering what you want..."

Those ads really do watch your every move and follow you around...


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Message 1580258 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 22:15:01 UTC

Win 10 out in January? That someone's idea of a joke?

Martin & Gary, the last two posts are best suited to the crap threads, please continue that line of conversation in them.
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Message 1580382 - Posted: 1 Oct 2014, 6:53:17 UTC

Win XP is an awesome OS. We still have a few computers at work that have it. But they are converting to Win 7. I like Win 7. I have it on my two of my computers at home. So far it seems just as stable as XP.
As Win 10. Time will tell. But anything will beat Windows ME.
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Message 1580391 - Posted: 1 Oct 2014, 7:40:12 UTC
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I'll have to get another SSD soon so I can test it 1st before making a comment on it.

Cheers.
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Message 1580651 - Posted: 1 Oct 2014, 20:36:56 UTC

Well the latest desktop/laptop OS figures are in.

Win7 use has increased again, WinXP & Vista are steady while all other OS's went down.

Cheers.
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Message 1580665 - Posted: 1 Oct 2014, 20:54:19 UTC - in response to Message 1557316.  

Speaking about "cloud"[s] and persistent e-mails how important my 'data' could be, storage in a secure cloud, was the most cheapest way keeping my precious data
safe.
I end up making my own 'cloud' in a USB 2.0/3.0 HDD's kept somewhere else in my house.
No hussle and not dependend on any network (ISP) and easely accessed by me, or my house mates /ladies.
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Message 1580680 - Posted: 1 Oct 2014, 21:22:14 UTC - in response to Message 1580382.  

I have to agree, James. Win XP, may well prove to be the best of the Windows bunch - in my opinion, the most customisable and 'bullet-proof' version of Windows that was not installed over DOS. As per your place of work, mine has gone over to Win 7 and it is only in the last few months that I've changed the PCs at home, based on my experiences at work, to Win 7. I like 7, but not as much as XP - 7 has some very annoying traits, but these are down to MS trying to 'screw things down' I suspect. In fact, I like XP so much, that I'm seriously considering replacing the XP OS on the Win XP drive, with the 64 bit version. If nothing else, I'd at least be able to get the very best out of things like my sound card....the 'hacked' drivers for 7 are pretty good, but I miss the connectivity flexibility of XP.

Oh, Win ME? Not the best, but I've got an old PC here that runs it quite reliably, powered by a 500 MHz Intel P3, a massive 13.6 GB drive, nVidia Riva TNT 128, a pair of Diamond Monster 3D accelerators (yep, SLI), a Creative Labs DXR2 Drive and MPEG card, topped off with a Creative AWE 64. It beats the Hell out of this PC for the old games!!!
Don't take life too seriously, as you'll never come out of it alive!
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Message 1581607 - Posted: 3 Oct 2014, 19:30:09 UTC - in response to Message 1576784.  

Google controls more than 90% of the online search market in Europe

No one is forced to use Google those who do use it because it works.

Exactly, and I've yet to find a better search engine (let alone 1 that even comes close).

Cheers.

Google starts to clean up
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Message 1583233 - Posted: 8 Oct 2014, 0:40:52 UTC

Who is reading who?...


Adobe spies on readers: EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own leaked back to base

... ebook reader software is collecting detailed information about the reading habits of its users – and sending it back to the company in a format that's easy for others to slurp...

... ADE 4 wasn't just collecting this data for its own ebooks, but was also scanning the host computer for all ebooks and sending back information on those as well...

... Since Adobe doesn't actually sell ebooks, this makes the slurping of the data very strange indeed...




More 1984?...

Guess that is why I don't make use of Adobe!


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Message 1583719 - Posted: 9 Oct 2014, 0:19:48 UTC

There was an interview with the FBI director on CBS news 60 minutes Sunday evening and a portion of the interview dealt with the subject of cyber crime. He asserted that most of the hacking into the US computer network is coming out of mainland China. At one point he stated that virtually every major business in the USA has been hacked, either for information or to steal funds. At that point he was asked if John Q. Public should be worried about hacking into individual private computers and he said he felt we were safe as long as normal precautions are taken. Such as having a firewall up and running at all times and the one other thing he mentioned was to never open an email from an unknown source or click on attachments from unknown senders.

I think he was treading lightly regarding the dangers to private home users as not to alarm the general public about the internet.
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Message 1586597 - Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 0:44:58 UTC

Oh boy, don't know whether to laugh or cry...

£220,000 cost of training - On how to use an iPhone
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Message 1586608 - Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 1:23:16 UTC - in response to Message 1586597.  

Oh boy, don't know whether to laugh or cry...

£220,000 cost of training - On how to use an iPhone

And the profits are being tax shielded in Ireland.
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Message 1586609 - Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 1:24:25 UTC - in response to Message 1586608.  

Oh boy, don't know whether to laugh or cry...

£220,000 cost of training - On how to use an iPhone

And the profits are being tax shielded in Ireland.

Really? The BBC is shielding their profits there? That's news!
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Message 1586711 - Posted: 14 Oct 2014, 7:46:55 UTC - in response to Message 1586597.  

Oh boy, don't know whether to laugh or cry...

£220,000 cost of training - On how to use an iPhone

It would be interesting to know if it was just "how to use an iPhone" or how to use the many gadgets and apps produced for the iPhone that turn it into a media recorder and broadcasting tool.

There are several low cost add-ons that allow studio quality speech and interviews to be broadcast straight from an iPhone/iPad. Using wi-Fi/3G Not so many for Android.
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