Full Upgrades To Windows 8 Only From Windows 7?
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!
US ISPs Delay Rollout of "Six Strikes" Copyright Enforcement Framework
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.
Smartphones Invade the Prepaid Market
Not forced, coerced would be a better way to describe it.
White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd
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.
Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?
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.
U.S. Congress Authorizes Offensive Use of Cyberwarfare
Who says we see nothing wrong with this?
Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot
I'm using Chrome 16, does that mean the most used single version browser is old or that 'NEWS' story is outdated already?
Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off
You cant mod somebody up and then post in the same article!!! Noobs I say!
Iran Shuts Down US Virtual Embassy
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!
Does Open Source Software Cost Jobs?
Sounds like public transportation cuts jobs. If everybody rode in buses or trains, the number of auto mechanics would go down drastically.
The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation
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.
MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?
had to replace incompatible hardware
You had hardware that was incompatible with XP SP2 firewall or am I reading that wrong?
AFL-CIO and Big Content Advocate For SOPA
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!
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Won't Fit On a CD
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.
Hotmail Mobile Usage Spikes Thanks To Apple iOS 5
Actually that is an xml error...
This is a story with a timeline of their logos though:
Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4S Battery Problems
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.
Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?
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.
US House 'Creator' of TSA Wants To Kill It
Random Anonymous Coward isn't coming to the USA? Lucky us.
Gut-Check Time For Windows 8, Microsoft
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.
Driver Using Two Cell Phones Gets Year-Long Driving Ban
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.
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