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    posted a message on What do you think about the iPad Air 2 thats incredibly 6.1 Milimeters thin?
    Quote from Edya39»
    Basically they are useful If you need even more portability,like gaming (Nvidia shield and iPad Air 2 are powerful) and art (Surface Pro 3 pen is good)

    Both are pathetic compared to my laptop I really don't even use it for that. If you are doing digital art you are going to be using something like a Wacom anyway. The glossy screen makes it irritating to draw on. For a person who draws just as a hobby a 150$ Wacom will be just fine. For the professional they are going to spend the money on a better product then the pro 3 from Wacom.
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    posted a message on What do you think about the iPad Air 2 thats incredibly 6.1 Milimeters thin?
    Quote from pefan »
    i think its not that great, i know am not going to get it (just like any other apple product there wastes of money) but one thing

    NEXUS 9 FTW

    What exactly does the Nexus 9 provide in functionality that is not already filled in a better capacity by other devices most people own.
    I have never at work decided that I have ever needed one of the tablets we have. At home I have never seen a situation where a tablet would be useful.

    The Nexus 9 is just as bad as the Ipad and just as much of a waste.
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    posted a message on What do you think about the iPad Air 2 thats incredibly 6.1 Milimeters thin?
    I still do not see the point of a laptop I have a surface pro from work that I can use, but I just bring my personal laptop. Making a tablet thinner also makes it worse and harder to hold my GS4 is too thin for a phone and I purchased a case just so I could hold it easier.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    Quote from craig5489»

    Horribly. Resource hog: Quite a bit. It chews up your RAM like nothing else so that apps can open to where they were last time. Also, just a note I have found. On XUbuntu, I could run Minecraft @ 70-100 fps with settings and shaders maxed and 1080p. Windows 10, I can barely run shaders with low settings on Minecraft at about 40 fps default resolution. Ubuntu FTW!!!

    EDIT: I am seriously looking forward to getting back onto Linux for the sake of performance.

    Seems to consume as much ram as it needs to. Ya but XFCE is a terrible interface and its only selling point is lack of memory consumption.

    I highly highly doubt there is that level of performance difference I want some pretty solid proof. I agree with BC on this you are probably not doing a one to one comparison.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    Quote from Tuaam»

    But Microsoft should realize that PC computing is there thing.

    If they want to make a Tablet OS, then MAKE one. We don't want integration, we want Personal Computing.

    Except keeping a universal OS in enterprise situations is actually pretty great if our laptops desktops tablets and employee phones could all be managed through one place it would be a big deal.

    Hard disk space is cheap so why is it some big deal if some is spent on some tablet applications. Win8 was pretty terrible to use on a tablet so I don't know where that idea came from.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    Quote from BC_Programming»
    I made a comparison of numerous Run dialogs. It's actually mostly nonsense to be fair.



    By the way: the Windows 10 windows do have a border, but it's very spread out. It spreads quite a distance from the window itself, and is even hard to see.

    EDIT: Not Border, but shadow


    That is kinda my point I made a comparison to every other OS I had on hand without window borders some version of OSX Ubuntu and what I assume was stock Gnome3 all have far more harsher shadows then Windows, OSX by far had the most shadowing.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    Quote from Mustang83»
    How does it perform? Is it a resource hog?

    Runs perfectly fine on decently high end ESXI host. Don't know what you are really asking I would much rather my OS use my RAM and be faster then be slower and just leave RAM sitting there Windows uses RAM to cache programs from the hard disk to make the computer run faster.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    I don't really have a problem with the no border thing however it does bother me that there is no shadow. Every other OS that has no window border have really harsh shadows to compensate I guess however windows 10 really lacks it and for some reason I really dislike the non borders in it.



    Just an example from my work/personal laptop.
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    posted a message on BASH Bug! It's the end of the world!
    Anyone with a proper set up is going to not be infected. The major attack vector is Apache and if you are running Apache as root you are an idiot. Ubuntu/Debian/Android default shell is Dash not bash and are not as vulnerable. A properly configured restricted user profile and selinux/apparmor would keep anyone attacked through Apache limited from touching anything else. Not all Apache set ups are vulnerable either only ones that are taking user input into a bash shell and then creating environment variables.

    None of the Linux boxes I manage were ever at risk through any form of vulnerability from this based on all attack vectors. This requires a two part thing no one can just break into bash its self. This is what happens if you let unauthenticated users have access to your shell.
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    posted a message on Windows 10-thoughts?
    I can get my clearly better start screen still so I don't care. The new icon set is actually pretty awful.

    So basically no features over 8.1 that I consider important. Some new powershell stuff interests me but that is going to end up on Win7 and Win8 probably.

    Maybe the UI will actually be useable on tablets now anyone who called Windows 8 a tablet OS clearly never tried to use it on one.
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    posted a message on What was the first computer?
    Based on the definition of computer it is a machine that can perform arithmetic and is programmable. Well I would say the Z1 as it is the first programmable computer to actually have been physically built. Though if you want to count ones that were not built until later and were more of just a design go with the Analytical Engine.
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    posted a message on Which OS is the best?
    Quote from Blues22475 »
    Let me give you some reasons why I hate Windows 8 from a Technician standpoint (wall-o-text coming)

    • While troubleshooting it, if you can't get the computer to boot normally, you can't get into Safe Mode unless you have access to the System Recovery (which is hit or miss depending on your computer manufacturer and whether you have W8 install media). You have to use some crazy command in Recovery Console vs. just spamming F8.
    • The fast start-up feature can cause some funky problems. Such as being stuck at "please wait" even if your system is not bogged down like crazy.
    • The UI is just annoying. The UI issue is minor, but in some cases it adds extra unnecessary steps to get tasks done (see 1 for more of an example)
    • Service Pack 1 was not done using Windows Update which it should have been. You had to go through the store to do it. Most people I seen don't know this.
    • You're forced to make a Microsoft Account before you can attach any e-mail you want if you plan on using the built in Metro App.
    • If your user setup a Microsoft Account and registered it with their account, you cannot simply crack it off if the user has forgotten it (still seeing this too much). Granted this is better security-wise
    • When 8 was first released, you could easily cause a Blue Screen to occur (my superior was able to cause this to happen and mentioned it when we were demo'ing it.
    • The Blue Screen has been turned into useless junk. At least with the old system you could attempt to find out what's causing your Blue Screen. Now it's "OMG BLUE SCREEN! Sorry we're gonna try to fix it!"
    • "Refreshing" your system is useless. All it does is Check Disk which folks know could be a nice help or a gigantic waste of time. "Disguising it as "Refreshing your system" is stupid.
    • Check Disks take longer on W8 in some instances. Especially in Slow Systems (even on Windows 7 with same said system it was faster)
    • "System Restore" was re-branded with a different name but has the same essential function and the same potential problem of making your computer more messed up.
    Though it does run better than Windows 7 when it's taken well care off, and the fast start-up feature is pretty handy.



    I have no idea what you are talking about I have never had problems getting into safe mode, but here is the funny thing I have never been forced to on a Win8.1 machine. The old F8 method still functions to my knowledge just most computers boot too fast for a person to have time to hit it.

    Only problems I have had with the fast startup is under dual boot situations otherwise it has worked flawless and it is easy to disable.

    I like the new UI it is a lot closer to most Linux distributions that I use on a daily basis. The only problem I have with the UI it is a poor tablet UI having worked on a lot of RT tablets I can say without a doubt the UI functions much better on a mouse and keyboard.

    Windows 8.1 was handled poorly, though I think this is how Microsoft is probably going to do OS upgrades from now on and they want to train people to go there.

    My android phone requires a Google account before I can use Google Email whats your point?

    Your right Microsoft should just remove all security Windows should function on the honor system. This is not a problem in any enterprise situation as AD makes this stupid simple to reset any persons password. You can't blame Microsoft for the users being stupid.

    Really I have been running Windows8 sense it was released as Beta and the times the OS has blue screened has been a total of 0 times.

    No they simplified the error message and event viewer still exists and you can still access the dump files from it.

    From what I have seen it does more then this and the reset OS feature that is along side that one is fantastic and makes resetting end users PCs much faster.

    Have not noticed this problem.

    System restore still exists I can access it right now on my machine.
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    posted a message on Which OS is the best?
    Quote from BC_Programming»

    Ahh yes, the obligatory ignorant Open Sores advocate, how can we forget to get their input.

    With such a low barrier to entry to install the things it is something very easy to feel morally superior about without putting in any effort.
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    posted a message on How to get Start Button on Windows 8 / 8.1
    Quote from _Xiae»

    I'm sorry, what? Higher density?

    Please explain how this:


    Has a higher density than this:

    ?

    You argument is simple not logical. Buttons on the start menu are easily big enough to be recognized quickly, and it's a lot faster to select something when you don't have to move the cursor all over the damned screen to do so (and sometimes scrolling to get where you want).

    Usable density and overall without clicking through tabs of things. I could find any program on that start screen far caster then in that start menu a human is going to be able to pick up a colored image with an icon then a bunch of tiny icons with text.

    I still don't get how you are using the screen that requires massive movement of the mouse. Scrolling takes little to no precision when clicking through tabs in a start menu is. Most other operating systems have abandoned the start menu style of displaying programs.
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    posted a message on How to get Start Button on Windows 8 / 8.1
    Quote from JohnOptegrove»

    That doesn't help with the ludicrously oversized buttons.

    They seem pretty appropriately sized on a 1080p monitor big enough to see the icon and recognize it quickly. Still faster and higher density of programs then the start menu.
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