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China Has a Massive Windows XP Problem

newnerdyuser Re:Interesting (520 comments)

I get so tired of this close minded reasoning. If Windows was not installed by the OEM's and if all computers were sold without an OS you can say the exact same thing for all Windows flavours.

My personal experience is, that I found Linux very easy to install and had no problems with driver issues. After supplying a password it was connected to the net via my pocket wifi. I am not some whizz-bang nerd kid, I'm an old grandfather.

I found connecting XP laptop to the wifi a real problem, I gave up.

about a year ago
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DNI Office Asks Why People Trust Facebook More Than the Government

newnerdyuser Choice (273 comments)

I cannot believe no one has said choice yet.

1 year,2 days
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Microsoft Stock Drops 11% In a Day

newnerdyuser Re:Metro UI (467 comments)

I think there are a lot out here like you. In my case, I enjoyed using Microsoft products until I bought a Vista laptop, it looked great but ran very slowly. Then I had to jump through activation hoops to install XP on the laptop which improved the laptop greatly although it didn't look as nice as Vista did. A few years ago my son and grandkids visited and he said "You have to try Linux Dad, it's made me interested in computers again." I have been using it since not giving Microsoft another thought until I read about this secure boot nonsense which I believe is to force people to use only their product and not the OS we choose. With the Vista experience and knowing I have no choice but to buy a Windows machine to replace this one with a locked down BIOS was the last straw. I no longer wish to be a Microsoft customer. Thankfully my son said he can build me a computer without that nonsense and with the OS I like.

1 year,3 days
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Australian Police Plan Wardriving Mission

newnerdyuser Re:Mac address (340 comments)

I said the 'Police' wont be able to connect to it. I said nothing about anyone else.

about 5 years ago
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Australian Police Plan Wardriving Mission

newnerdyuser Mac address (340 comments)

The police maybe able to see my wireless network as unsecured, but unless their mac address is in my router they have no chance of connecting to it.

about 5 years ago
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Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places

newnerdyuser Vista Pirates????? (501 comments)

SP1 will also remove from Vista the so-called Kill Switch -- a feature that deactivated key components of the OS if Microsoft detected users were not running a properly licensed copy of Vista.
The feature was plagued by false alarms that flagged thousands of legitimate Vista users as software pirates.
I'm shocked! Do people really pirate Vista?

more than 6 years ago

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Escort agency launches virgin service for Geeks

newnerdyuser newnerdyuser writes  |  about 6 years ago

newnerdyuser (191770) writes "A Dutch escort agency launches a virgin service for computer geeks. Sociology student Zoe Vialet, who set up Society Service last year, says she has had a lot of demand from virgins. She says most of them work in the IT sector and added: "They are very sweet but are afraid of seeking contact with other people. They mean it very well but are very scared. There is nothing more terrible than dying as a virgin."
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