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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

present_arms Re:Malware? (228 comments)

windows/Linux user here, there are problems with both, however linux is just better, I use PClinuxOS as my main desktop, idiot easy to install, updates are frequent as it's a rolling distro, so I never have to reinstall. I have a separate /home partition, that's sync'd by rsync to my little machine I use for back ups, everything was found hardware wise, and yes some things go wrong, usually fixed within a day of being reported, this isn't unique to just the distro I use, but the majority of others too, regardless of init system they use. I admin both Linux and Windows machines and 9 times out of 10 if the phone rings it's a Windows issue, and that doesn't mean it's 9 Windows machines to every 1 Linux box, it's actually near half and half. Alie.

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

present_arms Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

hahaha, the dog is jealous of my hearing :P however dogs can hear to around 44K and a cat even higher (nearly 89Khz) but dogs bass cut off is higher than ours at around 65Hz.

4 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

present_arms Re:When I first read this (228 comments)

You have no argument from me :) and I think others need to learn to read of what I said, but never mind, I don't own any fruity products but I know through reading that what you say is true to an extent, as to my comment above it's humourous not a troll hahaha, I swear every time I come to this site, the IQ of the average reader drops. And at least I put my name to it :P Alistair.

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

present_arms Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

I can, and have done since 1985 with my first Philips cd player, I have been tested to hear from 17Hz to 22Khz also medically, I can honestly tell the difference easily on say Enya orinocco flow, the one on the original release CD has bass that goes to around 18Hz the one on the "Best of" cuts off at around 25Hz and the treble is sliced too. To most that use crap mp3 players or midi HIFI 's the difference is small, but for someone who has a decent system it's like night and day.

4 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

present_arms When I first read this (228 comments)

I thought it class Windows as malware, and my immediate thought was "about fucking time" but it's just another messed up patch. it happens.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

present_arms Rolling (112 comments)

I use a rolling Distro (PCLinuxOS) that doesn't use the bleeding edge, all the apps are put in to "testing" and me and others test the crap out of it before it's put in to the repository proper for the ordinary folks (for want of a better phrase). this way there are a lot less issues to fix, but we still have limited testers, not the Millions Microsoft have and still have a very stable and nice working environment regardless of the DM used, KDE, Mate etc. For some reason Microsoft still haven't fixed the USB feature from 1996 ffs. (The feature is it keeps loading fucking drivers for a USB pen every time you plug the thing in to another USB port, fucking annoying, that goes for my usb DVB-T tvcard and USB Hard drives too, I mean wtf.) Glad they seem to be listening to other complaints though.

about 2 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

present_arms forgettiing (554 comments)

As the years roll by, you can't help wondering what we're actually giving up in exchange for holding the minimum system spec at a single-core 1GHz, 32-bit chip with just 1GB of RAM. The average smartphone is more powerful than this these days

They're forgetting that Vista ran like shite on those specs :) and NO smartphones are not more powerful, although they are close to atoms at similar speeds now.

about 3 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

present_arms If (358 comments)

If any device you use has an analogue output, say a headphone socket, line-out etc, then yes there is nothing that you can't pirate :)

about 2 months ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

present_arms Re:Why Not? (314 comments)

PCBSD, Slack, Gentoo and pclinuxos are systemd free :D pclinuxos user here

about 3 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Everyone hates X, so lets compare this thing I don't like to X. Even thought its obviously very different from X.

The difference being is that X is the best windowing system for versatility, nothing else from anywhere is close as bad as it is. There was nothing really wrong with system V the idea of systemd in the beginning was to shave a few seconds off booting to a desktop, and us linux users hardly ever have to boot in the first place (for most, not all I admit, it's nicer to put the machine in to sleep or hibernate.).

about 4 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Re:Choosing Sides (826 comments)

What system V and systemd do is initialise the OS, let me kinda explain, you turn on your pc, it loads the bootloader which in turn loads the init system, the init's systems job is to hand off certain jobs to certain programs, getty so you have cli, X so you have a nice GUI, and starts or stops services. This is a very simplistic explanation. Now it's my belief that Init should be made with separate components, for instance system V will read the scripts from /etc/rc.d and depending on those scripts depends what's loaded at boot time. Now the problem with systemd is (from what I believe) is that it's a one-stop for all, encompassing all the scripts needed, and gaining bloat (mostly not needed) at the same time. It's starting to be the "registry" of the linux world. and NO-ONE with a hint of intelligence wanted the Windows registry, let alone a clone of one.

about 4 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

present_arms Still on (826 comments)

System V scripts here and don't plan to change, even if my distro does, if it gets infected with systemd then I'll change distros. It really is as simple as that. Unless something goes horribly wrong there is always slackware, which as I recall not only still uses system V but still uses LILO to boot, and long may it do so :D.

about 4 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

present_arms Re:Thoughtcrime (391 comments)

Congratulations, UK, you are becoming what you once fought against.

Becoming?

about 4 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

present_arms Re:They need to match more than price (215 comments)

Java/Flash are crap security wise, and many Win users run full admin and trained to click 'Allow' to everything completely negating OS protections. Do the same on Linux, and you will be in as much trouble.

Ok I'll do a deal with you, you turn off your AV and all the other crap u have "securing" your winbox, and I'll just run my linux and we'll go to all the seedy websites and lets see what happens. No AV or firewall or adblock, ghostery, noscript etc. How about it?

about 3 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

present_arms Re:ipad Air (96 comments)

Not yet but soon, When intel make this chip, Apple could do the same with the Ipad as they did with macs. This time it's from Arm to Intel instead of PPC to intel

about 4 months ago
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Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

present_arms Re:Hmmm (135 comments)

aww bless comcast users and monthly caps :) Usage for August 90.18GB Your download allowance: Unlimited that's me in the UK though.

about 4 months ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

present_arms Naymar (160 comments)

is Scottish for "No mom"

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

present_arms Re:they will always be MITM (129 comments)

No, Malcolm was more intelligent

about 5 months ago

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IBM launches "Microsoft-free" PC initiativ

present_arms present_arms writes  |  more than 6 years ago

present_arms (848116) writes "IBM launches "Microsoft-free" PC initiative IBM is teaming up with partners in Austria and Poland to offer Microsoft-free PCs for the eastern European market. IBM says it is offering the Linux-based PCs together with Red Hat software distributor VDEL of Austria and Polish distributor and services firm LX Polska, in response to demand from Russian IT chiefs."

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