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« Reply #135 on: June 27, 2009, 04:20:25 PM »

From Slashdot -- Microsoft To Offer Windows 7 On USB Thumb Drives? --

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Microsoft is reportedly considering offering Windows 7 on USB thumb drives to allow netbook owners to upgrade their machines.  Windows has, until now, only been distributed on DVDs or via download.  However, netbooks don't have optical drives and the Windows 7 ISO weighs in at 2.3GB, which would take several hours to download on an average broadband connection and potentially do serious damage to a customer's broadband data cap.
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« Reply #136 on: June 27, 2009, 04:39:05 PM »

Windows 7 still sucks on the UI. I prefer Gnome or XFCE; clean, simple and easy to configure.
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« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »

The Windows Start menu still sucks, I agree, but you can make it suck a lot less with a program that re-organizes your Programs into a Gnome/KDE-like hierarchy by category (ex Internet, MultiMedia, Developer, Utilities, etc), and there are many other third party tweaks as well.  That's the only Windows UI downside I can think of, it wins in every other category.
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« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2009, 04:50:45 PM »

The Windows Start menu still sucks, I agree, but...

Nothing is perfect for everyone. I find the "Kicker" of KDE4 to be utterly ugly and insane. However, it's easy enough to toggle back to a regular menu style with a right-click.

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That's the only Windows UI downside I can think of, it wins in every other category.

Bleh! Utter disagreement. And, in a free market, it's not a place for battle but an opportunity to have both our desires met.
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« Reply #139 on: June 28, 2009, 07:43:51 PM »

I've been very happy with Windows 7's stability and interface.
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« Reply #140 on: June 29, 2009, 04:18:33 PM »

The Windows Start menu still sucks, I agree, but you can make it suck a lot less with a program that re-organizes your Programs into a Gnome/KDE-like hierarchy by category (ex Internet, MultiMedia, Developer, Utilities, etc), and there are many other third party tweaks as well.  That's the only Windows UI downside I can think of, it wins in every other category.


That's the one thing that I'm glad the M$ folks took on and actually improved through their search integration and favorites main menu on the start menu now. I think it's suppose to cover even documents as well.
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« Reply #141 on: July 19, 2009, 11:25:09 PM »

From Slashydotty --  New Firefox Vulnerability Revealed --

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Not long after Firefox 3.5.1 was released to address a security issue, a new exploit has been found and a proof of concept has been posted.

"The vulnerability is a remote stack-based buffer-overflow, triggered by sending an overly long string of Unicode data to the document.write method. If exploited, the resulting overflow could lead to code execution, or if the exploit attempts fail, a denial-of-service scenario."

It's recommended that Firefox users disable Javascript until the issue is patched, though addons like NoScript should do the trick as well (unless a site on your whitelist becomes compromised).

As Microsoft alternatives gain market share (from a pathetic 1% to a respectable 15%), it becomes ever-more apparent that Microsoft's security wasn't so bad after all when you consider that's what everyone has been targeting - for reasons pragmatic (more users to exploit) as well as ideological.
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« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2009, 03:25:56 AM »

Say what you will about Ubuntu, but I've convinced 2 people already to move from Windows to Linux Mint.  Yes, the base is Ubuntu, but it is so polished and just works, even wireless.  It saved both these people from having to buy new computers, and it's safer for them.  They still have antivirus software and a firewall of course, but they say their systems are running much faster.

For the average computer user who just surfs the net and plays online flash-based games, answers email, IM's, Linux will work fine for these people, especially Linux Mint.  For us "geeks" who think Linux Mint is too user-friendly and hand-holding, then there are alternatives.  I agree Ubuntu is getting to be utter crap lately, but I'm impressed with Linux Mint and some of the other forks of ubuntu that haven't been eaten by Canonical.


My wife had an eeepc that windows died on and I couldnt reload windows on.....I used linux mint to bring it back from the dead.....you can even get a version of it called...wait for it....Minteee  lol
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« Reply #143 on: July 20, 2009, 06:11:16 AM »

Once again, a reminder: this is a general Microsoft business desktop thread.

I have another active thread here about Linux distros.
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« Reply #144 on: July 20, 2009, 08:37:57 AM »

Once again, a reminder: this is a general Microsoft business desktop thread.

Awwwww. You should have put it in Hyjack Free.

Funny how I don't see "general" or "business" anywhere in the subject.
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« Reply #145 on: July 20, 2009, 03:31:31 PM »

Meh...

Anywhoo, from Slashdot -- Microsoft Releases Linux Device Drivers As GPL --

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Microsoft used to call the GPL "anti-American".  Now, as Microsoft releases Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under the GPL (version 2), apparently Microsoft calls the GPL "ally".

Of course, there was little chance the device drivers would be accepted into the Linux kernel base unless open source, but the news suggests a shift for Microsoft.  It also reflects Microsoft's continued interest in undermining its virtualization competition through low prices, and may suggests concern that it must open up if it wants to fend off insurgent virtualization strategies from Red Hat (KVM), Novell (XEN), and others in the open-source camp.

Microsoft said the move demonstrates its interest in using open source in three key areas: 1) Make its software development processes more efficient, 2) product evangelism, and 3) using open source to reduce marketing and sales costs or to try out new features that highlight parts of the platform customers haven't seen before.

Sellouts!  :lol:
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« Reply #146 on: July 20, 2009, 03:46:23 PM »

poasting love for Win98SE here

it might not be supported anymore, but it will always be the OS of my heart :3
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« Reply #147 on: July 20, 2009, 03:48:18 PM »

poasting love for Win98SE here

it might not be supported anymore, but it will always be the OS of my heart :3
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« Reply #148 on: July 20, 2009, 04:29:39 PM »

poasting love for Win98SE here

it might not be supported anymore, but it will always be the OS of my heart :3

It ran sexy on my Pentium Pro 200.
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« Reply #149 on: July 21, 2009, 10:23:53 AM »

poasting love for Win98SE here

it might not be supported anymore, but it will always be the OS of my heart :3

For me it was Win95.

However, one never forgets their first, so it's no surprise that I get a tang of familiarity when using a tty console or bring up a command line BASIC interpreter.
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-- Thomas Jefferson, April 26th 1820
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