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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Where's the replacement? (639 comments)

This too. It's ok for Google to require an account on Android, since Android is a free OS, that is one of the ways they make their money back. But we are PAYING for Windows. I don't want any tied in accounts, "App" stores, and cloud storage. Vanilla OS, please.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Where's the replacement? (639 comments)

You can try 10 Technical Preview. It is Windows 8.1 with Metro condensed to a start menu. It still has some full-screen hijacking apps and tons of bloat from Bing and the "App" Store. This might be ok for some people but it sounds like Microsoft is going down the wrong road for those of us that like a clean, controlled, and predictable system. Linux may be the answer for many if it has the right program support, but it's possible that 7 is the last sane OS from Microsoft.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Shortest ever? (639 comments)

Win7 still has extended support until 2020. Mainstream support ended a while ago anyways, if you ask me (DirectX).

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Rafael Jaimes III It ended a while ago (639 comments)

Mainstream support ended a while ago, when they refused to update DirectX for it. Microsoft stops supporting their old OS as soon as the new is out, regardless of adoption rate.

about two weeks ago
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YouTube Opens Up 60fps To Everyone

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Firefox better get their act together (152 comments)

It was an Android advantage maybe 3+ years ago. However for at least the past couple years Flash has not been supported on Android.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

Rafael Jaimes III 4k is a buzzword (158 comments)

4k is just a buzzword. They'd be better off having higher quality 1080 streams, right now they're highly compressed. Higher quality 1080 would appeal to MANY more people given the adoption rate of 1080 over 4k.

about 3 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Buy a Mac (554 comments)

I think you misunderstood Ron024's comment, or maybe I did. He is saying newer versions of OSX are NOT compatible with older machines. You can get mostly any linux distro to run on any computer since like a Pentium 2 (dependent on DE/WM).

about 4 months ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Rafael Jaimes III Re:is it just me? (249 comments)

Ubuntu GNOME running in Classic is not terrible.

about 4 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

Rafael Jaimes III Re:in the meantime : (204 comments)

when will we finally get hihger than 1920*1080 resolution monitors at a decent price ????

Or when will 1920x1080 be the standard for small laptops instead of 1366x768?

about 5 months ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Rafael Jaimes III DK2? (67 comments)

I didn't realize Donkey Kong 2 was making such a comeback.

about 5 months ago
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

Rafael Jaimes III Re:People still use Red Hat? (231 comments)

Comparing apples to oranges when it comes to linux distros. RHEL is for mission critical stability and especially servers where you don't want stuff changing all the time. Rolling release distros are dangerous in production environments. Especially a distro like Arch takes way too much effort to setup and maintain. Not every computer is a hobby.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Rafael Jaimes III Re:flame away, but... (516 comments)

Not true. It was also criticized for not having the same way to get into safe mode as previous versions and for having watered down BSODs. Regardless, "only interface criticism" is a pretty big one considering you can't use win8 without some apps hijacking the fullscreen or the stupid start screen hiding your desktop. For me it was easy to close stuff and shutdown with ALT+F4, but for those not as familiar with shortcuts it is pretty annoying to even shut windows 8 down. I never did find the power/restart button, I don't remember having this problem since even before windows 3.1.

about 8 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Just a WM (611 comments)

Unfortunately GNOME3 also caused a bunch of ultimately unnecessary forks, MATE and Cinnamon. GNOME3 classic mode has rendered Cinnamon useless. MATE is only useful if you're running old hardware. It is becoming antiquated very fast.

about 8 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

Rafael Jaimes III Re:It will be a failure. (134 comments)

I can just stream a game to a small HTPC in my living room, or onto my tablet and have it powered by my main rig.

I think that is one of the main points of the steambox. The way I see it is that valve is expecting most gamers to have a high power windows gaming rig separate from their home theater system. The steambox will serve as an entry to the console market, and allow you to stream your entire library onto the linux steambox. Sure you could have windows on your HTPC too, it doesn't really make a difference. But windows is not exactly the best HTPC OS, it's designed for keyboard/mouse (and more recently, touchscreens) so steam wants more control over designing a better suited HTPC specific OS that can be controlled by controller or remote. Think about how XBMC looks. Do you hate that too?

about 8 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Still... (134 comments)

Steambox will never have an exclusive. Gaben has repeated this several times.

about 8 months ago
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Canonical (Nearly) Halts Development of Ubuntu For Android

Rafael Jaimes III Re:It would be nice... (55 comments)

You can have a Google-free experience with Android. Android is developed by AOSP, not Google. If you flash an AOSP ROM, it will be almost completely FOSS as long as you don't flash the Google applications on top. You can use F-droid for the majority of your FOSS application needs, and/or side-load .apks. Further, if you are against blobs, Replicant is an AOSP based alternative but with firmware blobs removed (thought the supported hardware is extremely limited).

about 9 months ago
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Canonical (Nearly) Halts Development of Ubuntu For Android

Rafael Jaimes III Re:What's the difference? (55 comments)

What is an "Android system"? Ubuntu for phones does not run on "Android systems", that is incorrect. Ubuntu for Android was not an OS, it was a layer on top of the Android OS. Ubuntu for Phones (Ubuntu Touch) is a linux based OS that happens to run on most of the same hardware as phones that run Android. The decision makes perfect sense, in my opinion.

about 9 months ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

Rafael Jaimes III LibreOffice (285 comments)

I thought LibreOffice was the true descendant of OpenOffice.org?

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Rafael Jaimes III Re:It's spelled out isn't it? 24 months support. (575 comments)

I find it hilarious that every update to 8.0 is just reversing the big mistake of 8/metro more and more. After a couple of updates we'll probably have windows 7 again with 8 boot and explorer/shell enhancements, what it should have been in the first place.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Rafael Jaimes III Re:Wow what idiots....can you make it more confusi (575 comments)

The latest generation of Microsoft products goes against all reasoning with naming convention. I agree, why isn't this called Windows 8.1 SP1? Or probably should have been 8.0 SP2 (8.1 should have probably been 8.0 SP1) Why is it called Xbox One? Why not Xbox 3? I know it's a different department but they need to stop trying to be different and creative with their naming scheme and just make god damn sense.

about 9 months ago

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