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Everything posted by Eldmannen

  1. I think it sucks they enabled Do Not Track policy by default. That pretty much kills it and guarantees everyone will ignore it. :( IE 11 and I think 10 are supposed to auto-update though, there is a checkbox in the about dialog.
  2. I agree! Google used to be really cool, and I liked them a lot. But this G+ on YouTube is pissing me off, and their real name policy. Also new versions of previously open source apps in Android they now don't release source code for anymore. Google is getting lame.
  3. Apparently, they blame it om some new recruit who recently joined the company. CEO Mark Shuttleworth have apologized for it. But fact is, they did abuse trademark law, and it makes you wonder what kind of people they hire. Canonical used to be a really cool company, but lately they're getting less and less cool. Also, I don't trust Mark Shuttleworth, he will say whatever he needs to say.
  4. Windows 8.1 will be like SP1 for Windows 8. So don't bother with Windows 8 if you haven't tried it already, just go straight to Windows 8.1 instead! Unfortunately they still haven't added any start menu. :(
  5. 21 not so exciting. Looking forward to 22 which will have WebRTC, and new faster OdinMonkey JavaScript engine and CSS3 flexbox. But I would really like to see it ported from Gtk 2 to Gtk 3 port, and support for <datalist> & <summary> elements, along with CSS 3 filters such as hue-rotation, grayscale, sepia, darken, brighten, etc. Also better support for HTML5 form input types such as time, date, datetime, color, number, etc.
  6. I use Microsoft Security Essentials on the Windows 8 machine at work, at home I use Linux. MSE is good for me, because it stays out of the way and doesn't bother or nag on me or slow down the computer. I don't know how good it is at catching bad stuff, but I am security conscious, so I don't worry too much.
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    The MESS emulator have support for the TI99.
  8. To their credit Oracle is actually patching the security vulnerabilities now. Their previous modus operandi was to just ignore the security vulnerabilities for another six months until their next bi-annual Java update release.
  9. New versions of Firefox will use click-to-play on all versions of Java. So Java will not be automatically ran in the browser, it will explicitly require the user's consent.
  10. It would be pretty cool if they could automatically port it to C# / .NET. The guys at Ximian developed a tool that automatically converted Android from Java to C# / .NET, pretty cool. Source to source translation.
  11. Oracle have known about these security vulnerabilities for about half a year now and done nothing. Recently they released an update to finally fix those vulnerabilities. They only released the update after Apple and Mozilla blacklisted Java. But just some day later, someone is selling a new Java exploit.
  12. This version includes a faster JavaScript engine. IonMonkey. Also includes touch events so web pages can use touch, that will be good for HTML5 games on smartphones and tablets.
  13. Sounds like you will get those problems fixed in no time. :)
  14. It's great! I am looking forward to Firefox 17 which will be more secure by click-to-play activation of outdated plugins. Also looking forward to Firefox 18 which will have a new faster Javascript engine.
  15. Yeah, the ThinkPad series is popular in business and among system administrators and technicians and is said to be of high quality.
  16. Yeah, Wubi is that simple. Wubi works by loop-mounting a disk image on the NTFS partition. The disk I/O performance may decrease. I use a real install of Ubuntu on a ext4 partition on a solid-state disk with the NOOP I/O scheduler. It is blazing fast! Yeah, that really sucks! The Amazon integration can be disabled by uninstalling the 'unity-lens-shopping' package. $ sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping I never liked Unity though (the default desktop shell on Ubuntu). I use gnome-session-fallback (which uses gnome-panel) so it is essentially like the older Ubuntu before they developed Unity.
  17. Also possible with Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. http://www.wubi-installer.org/ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
  18. The original name were ATA, it was retroactively called PATA where P stands for Parallel when SATA (Serial ATA) were introduced. As mentioned above, you should be glad that it is SATA, and not old (P)ATA. Prices have raised after the tsunami in Taiwan. I believe any hard disk drive brand should be alright. Don't waste your money on one that is bigger than 2 terabyte though. Since your old computer use BIOS which use MBR which cant handle volumes that big, which is why newer computers can use something called GPT (GUID Partition Table).
  19. This is what SATA looks like. This is what old (P)ATA looks like. If your disk is SATA then that's good, just go to the store and ask for a Serial ATA disk. Any SATA disk will work.
  20. Seems the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 were available both as old (P)ATA and the newer standard Serial-ATA (SATA). Old ATA drives are no longer sold today. Today's standard is Serial ATA (SATA). All internal consumer hard disk drives today are SATA. External drives use USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394), Thunderbolt. Enterprise disks use SCSI or SAS. Just bring the hard disk to the store, and the guy will should immediatly be able to tell what kind of drive it is, either an old (P)ATA or a SATA. If its an old P(ATA) you're not going to find one today, if its SATA, then any SATA disk will work, which is most of the disks on the market.
  21. Yupp, worth every penny I spent. What OS do you use? I can get Windows 8 for free too, but no thanks - I want a desktop OS not a smartphone/tablet OS.
  22. USA got so crappy Internet, especially in the rural areas. I am from Sweden, and I have 100 mbit/s Internet, it is common here. Some people here even got 1 gbit/s. It's cheap too.
  23. I like it. It's a drastic upgrade from Windows XP. It's pretty, its nice on the eyes, the font rendering is comfortable. The wallpapers are nice, I like that it has DirectX 11 and can play the latest games. As a web developer, I like that it has IE 9 which is much better than IE8 even though I do prefer Firefox. I also like that it has UAC, even though it annoys me because sometimes when I install stuff I notice the installer gets stuck, then I see that UAC shield icon blinking down in the taskbar. Or I cant click anywhere, then I notice that icon down in the taskbar. I think it should more aggressively steal focus. I am not too found of the Ribbon UI, but maybe its something that takes more time. I don't like that upgrades gets installed on top of each other instead and that the WinSxS folder keeps growing and growing. I like the stuff under the hood such as UAA, WDDM, etc. I definitely prefer Windows 7 over Windows XP. It is much more modern and nicer.
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