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Full Upgrades To Windows 8 Only From Windows 7?

EricX2 7 was the same (222 comments)

You could only do a 'true upgrade' from Windows Vista to Windows 7, so how is this any different? I don't think you could upgrade from Windows ME to XP either.
Vista is how old now? It came out in 2006. How many years old will OS X 10.8 allow upgrades from? Snow leopard from 2009.

They aren't saying XP or Vista don't meet the requirements for an upgrade edition, just that you can't do an in place upgrade. Of course you can't, the file structure isn't the same.

This is even better, it means once again you will be able to use the upgrade pricing for clean installs. Good deal!

more than 2 years ago

US ISPs Delay Rollout of "Six Strikes" Copyright Enforcement Framework

EricX2 Re:Don't delay TV Show DVDS (216 comments)

I can agree with that. I can use Netflix to get Breaking Bad season 1-3 but 4 won't be out until well after season 5 is airing. It isn't on demand, or even reruns.

about 2 years ago

White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd

EricX2 Re:Dying from lack of surprise... (765 comments)

Politicians need to FEAR the population. We should be able to impeach any one at any time with very little work. If I declare a politician to be corrupt, that should automatically cause an investigation to start... an impartial investigation.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?

EricX2 Re:Why is slashdot not participating? (1002 comments)

They are.

What does this mean?

Note: This will be the last story we post today until 6pm EST in protest of SOPA.

Blackout isn't the only method of protest.

more than 2 years ago

U.S. Congress Authorizes Offensive Use of Cyberwarfare

EricX2 Re:Americans (206 comments)

Who says we see nothing wrong with this?

more than 2 years ago

Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot

EricX2 Chrome 15? (507 comments)

I'm using Chrome 16, does that mean the most used single version browser is old or that 'NEWS' story is outdated already?

more than 2 years ago

Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

EricX2 Re:Pay on the way out... (309 comments)

You cant mod somebody up and then post in the same article!!! Noobs I say!

more than 2 years ago

Iran Shuts Down US Virtual Embassy

EricX2 You call that censorship? (451 comments)

I am a time traveler from the future and where I come from people understand that the internet is a place to get information designed specifically for you by the people you pay taxes to. Other governments are all bad, and we don't dare cross IP borders... especially since they implemented IP v1984 and all networks only have access to their own IP segments and all traffic on said segments route through a connection direct to the government run 'packet enhancer'. It's fun and safe!

more than 2 years ago

Does Open Source Software Cost Jobs?

EricX2 Public Transportation (530 comments)

Sounds like public transportation cuts jobs. If everybody rode in buses or trains, the number of auto mechanics would go down drastically.

more than 2 years ago

The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation

EricX2 Re:Unfortunately the reverse is also true... (566 comments)

Cool, so if anybody has a question about the authenticity of a picture they just need to call up Anonymous Coward with their mad pixel skill.

about 2 years ago

MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?

EricX2 Re:Perspectives (748 comments)

had to replace incompatible hardware

You had hardware that was incompatible with XP SP2 firewall or am I reading that wrong?

more than 2 years ago

AFL-CIO and Big Content Advocate For SOPA

EricX2 Re:That's it. It's over. (295 comments)

And because the DVD company lost money on sales they never were going to get, now we have an easier way for our constitutional rights to be removed.

If zombies ever really happen, I hope the founding fathers come back to eat the brains of our current leaders!

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Won't Fit On a CD

EricX2 Re:I am gonna start my own ask slashdot thread (488 comments)

It needs to be preinstalled on their computer when they buy it... I would guess 75% of the people who have computers use whatever comes preinstalled because that is what they think their computer is. The concept of 'operating system' is still foreign to most people.

If Linux can be preinstalled with a desktop that looks as nice as the competing Windows and OS X systems, it will start to be mainstream. When they only way to buy a linux baed system is through the business page on Dell or some random Linux Laptop page, most people wont even know it is an option.

As far as it's current state, it should be good for most people. The fact that most documentation online is designed for geeks would hurt the average noob trying to figure stuff out though. The second a person realizes their $15 wal-mart webcam or off brand scanner wont work with it, they will be upset. Not the fault of Linux... but as far as most people are concerned, the stuff should just work by plugging it in and putting the CD in the drive.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4S Battery Problems

EricX2 Re:Acknowledging the issue (315 comments)

My friend has an iPhone 4s and I asked how the battery life was and she said it was good... good meant it was at 50% by noon with low to moderate use. I definitely don't think that is considered good battery life.

I figured the dual core A5 would be worse than the old A4 for battery usage, but it shouldn't be worse than the Tegra 2 in my Atrix.

more than 2 years ago

Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?

EricX2 Re:Why Unity/Gnome3/Windows8... (798 comments)

If you could find something under XP, why can't you find it under 7? They are in the same place, but instead of having it expand right it expands down... fsking easy if you ask me.

more than 2 years ago

US House 'Creator' of TSA Wants To Kill It

EricX2 Re:USA (681 comments)

Random Anonymous Coward isn't coming to the USA? Lucky us.

about 3 years ago

Gut-Check Time For Windows 8, Microsoft

EricX2 Samsung? (516 comments)

I wonder if they will make the corners sharp so Apple doesn't sue them. Apple owns rounded corners combined to touch screens with icons. Well, I guess Windows 8 isn't going to have icons so I wonder if Microsoft was smart enough to copyright rounded corners with square buttons interface.

about 3 years ago

Driver Using Two Cell Phones Gets Year-Long Driving Ban

EricX2 Re:Diving (SIC) with your knees is not dangerous (478 comments)

I used to drive with my knees while stabbing the passenger and getting blood all over the windshield making it impossible to see out of. Sometimes I would take their chopped off hands and put them on the wheel then drive that way... but NEVER WHILE ON A PHONE, that's just dangerous, it could hurt people!

This guy should be banned from using his mobile phone for a year.

more than 3 years ago


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EricX2 EricX2 writes  |  more than 11 years ago Hey, my jounral is emptie. Coment on this please? I do'nt now why to say no.

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