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Symantec Exec Warns Against Relying On Free Antivirus

Inconnux OMG!!! its norton RUN!!!! (459 comments)

The first thing I do with any system is dump any product that has 'Norton' on it. Give me a 'free' anti virus any day over Symantec malware. Manufacturers please please please! take note... stop 'preinstalling' symantec crapware on your systems!

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Party Coming To Canada

Inconnux Re:Everyone (394 comments)

back a few years ago I used to 'pirate' movies. Usually crappy cam jobs with someone who couldn't hold the camera still and people walking in front of the camera. Every week I would go to the theater and watch the movies that I enjoyed. I stopped after getting a 'warning' and my interest in movies has completely dropped off. I can't even remember the last movie that I went to see. If anything pirating these films increased the sales of the movie theaters/companies. I must admit pirating also helped me avoid some major lemons though (battlefield earth!). I also have a pretty decent DVD collection but haven't kept up in the last couple years as well.

As for the 'pirate party'... I'm sure I will see their name right beside the rhino party on the ballot...

more than 5 years ago

ArenaLive, an Open Source MMOFPS

Inconnux its sad that Quakelive doesn't work under linux (95 comments)

With all the work that Mr Carmack has done under linux, I was surprised when I loaded Ubuntu on my new laptop that Quakelive wasn't supported... its kinda sad actually

more than 5 years ago

Despite New Owner, id Still Lives Or Dies By Their Engines

Inconnux atleast EA didn't buy them (131 comments)

I wonder if this means they wont GPL any further game engines... This news was kinda sad, one of the top tier developers sells out... a sad time for pc gamers... but I guess it could have been worse, EA could have bought them.

more than 5 years ago

Is the Kindle DX Worth the Money?

Inconnux Re:Why not a laptop? (263 comments)

Because a kindle is only a black and white text reader???

more than 5 years ago

Is the Kindle DX Worth the Money?

Inconnux Re:Why not a laptop? (263 comments)

A cheap netbook is even smaller and still does 100x what the kindle does for far less. I can't believe the price of a gadget that is basically a black and white text reader. $50 max is what it is really worth

more than 5 years ago

One Year Later, "Dead" XP Still Going Strong

Inconnux XP on 2yr old hardware outperforms Vista 2x (538 comments)

I have XP on my desktop and Vista on my laptop... Desktop is 2yrs old (amd64/2gb ram) and the laptop is a brand new toshiba (amdx2 64/ 3gb ram). I did a simple benchmark test running Fritz 10 benchmark (chess software that I use for position analysis). XP benchmark was 7.9 (compared to 1.0 on a p4 1ghz)... Vista was 3.4???!!!??? note that this benchmark doesn't include video etc... it benchmarks how fast the analysis runs. This shows that XP is over TWICE as fast on 2yr old slower hardware than a brand new Vista machine. After spending a whole day doing tweaks to get Vista to feel somewhat responsive, I was able to get my Fritz 10 benchmark to 3.9... Still pathetic. I certainly hope Win7 is far faster because Vista is a performance DOG for anyone running performance critical applications. This is the #1 reason why I tell people to stick with XP as long as possible.... Those who have to upgrade I recommend two different paths... if they are tech dummies, I suggest buying a Mac (something I have NEVER done before) or if they have a clue, I recommend using Linux. Ubuntu on the Vista laptop flies, yet Vista is just barely usable.

more than 5 years ago

One Year Later, "Dead" XP Still Going Strong

Inconnux Re:ARE YOU LISTENING, MICROSOFT? (538 comments)

I run a Chess Training program called 'Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders' by Convekta software. Its a pretty simple program of opening tactical problems. This program will NOT run under Vista no matter what I do... other Convekta training programs (ct-art) work fine after downloading convektas work around, but this one crashes every time.

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2

Inconnux not interested if it doesnt have lan support (737 comments)

Like alot of people here, Starcraft was perhaps the best game to play at LAN parties. Sure Blizzard said they are going to improve servers, but can they improve my connection? LAN support is an absolute MUST have for games like this and removing it is a deal breaker for me. I bought SC1 and Broodwar, but there is no way I would buy a game that takes such a key feature out. There are alot of games out there for my limited gaming dollar... Blizzard just reduced that list by one.

more than 5 years ago

Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?

Inconnux Re:At the risk of sounding trollish... (535 comments)

"At the risk of sounding like a troll, it comes down to: fanboy cults develop around the underdog, not around the big 800 pound gorilla who is winning anyway."

lol there are plenty of rabid yankee fans, so your theory doesn't hold water :)

more than 7 years ago


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