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[#] Wed May 08 2013 11:07:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And in other news, Microsoft finally seems to be admitting what the rest of the world has known for a year: the user interface formally known as Metro totally blows on a desktop computer. The intarwebs are all a-twitter with the inside scoop that Windoze 8.1 is going to go back to the RISC OS style desktop they'd previously been using since Windoze 95 ... Start menu and everything.

It's being described by some as Microsoft's "New Coke" moment.

[#] Thu May 09 2013 13:16:38 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Hey, as long as I get my start menu, taskbar, and actual desktop back, MS can snort whatever coke they want.

Nutjobs.



[#] Thu May 09 2013 17:03:28 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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But they spent all that money telling us how nice the new interface is.

[#] Thu May 09 2013 20:29:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I just enjoy seeing them fail.

[#] Fri May 10 2013 13:55:14 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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IGs gonna like this:

(thread started about pronouncing tec-talk)

[xxx] oder win*husthust*dows a*huströchel*cht. muss übrigens deine analyse korrigieren, aufm computer nervt w8 erstaunlich wenig (es nervt, ok, aber ich hatte schlimmeres befürchtet); aufm handy nervt das ENORM weil das sch§#$ding dauernd grundlos neustartet. mitten im gespräch, zB, oder nachts so dass man erst verschläft, dann einloggt, und dann geht der verf#*&%te wecker

or win*COUGH*dows a*COUGH*cht. I have to correct your analysis; on the big computer w8 is not as anoying as one could think (its anoying, ok, I feared worse); but on the mobile it REALY FUCKING SUCKS because of the F*ing thing reboots reasonless now and then. Whilst a phone call i.e... or at nite so you first have to oversleep, and once you enter the sim-pin it F*N rings the alarm clock.


[#] Fri May 10 2013 13:58:47 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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It ain't enough. Reportedly the "start button" that they are bringing back, merely accesses the tiled Start Screen.

Open hand, extend finger...

[#] Fri May 10 2013 14:01:29 EDT from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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You didn't think they'd just throw away all those billions spent on improving the user's experience, did you?

Bring that coke bag back. Clearly, MS isn't done with it yet.

[#] Fri May 10 2013 17:00:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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They probably think they can spend a few more billion to "re-educate" users to "free themselves of the shackles of the start menu"

[#] Fri May 10 2013 17:29:08 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Ragum fragum  <grmbl>



[#] Fri May 10 2013 19:46:55 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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What is worse, Ubuntu's unity/gnome 3 interface or Microsoft's interface?

[#] Fri May 10 2013 22:12:36 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Fri May 10 2013 07:46:55 PM EDT from zooer @ Uncensored
What is worse, Ubuntu's unity/gnome 3 interface or Microsoft's interface?

Probably both, but you can repalce the Unity bit by choosing a different default window manager (by installing Slackware of course)...



[#] Sat May 11 2013 10:28:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Unity is a non starter. Windows Metro is also a non starter.

And evidently the folks aboard the International Space Station agree with me:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/10/iss_linux_debian_deployment/

They dumped their Windoze installations and have made Debian Linux/Linux the operating system of choice aboard the station. "We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable - one that would give us in-house control."

Viva las penguinistas !!

[#] Tue May 14 2013 13:04:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeesh. Domain policies are teh sux0r. This one seems to be set in such a way that your account is automatically locked out if you even think of any word or phrase that is not your correct password.

[#] Mon May 20 2013 08:42:40 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So, you create a denial of service attack by guessing people's login names, and purposefully getting the passwords wrong.

[#] Mon May 20 2013 16:01:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And here's our Microsoft-are-scumbags story of the day:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/google-msft-youtube/

Microsoft wrote its own YouTube app for Windoze Fone 8. It conveniently strips Google's ads away, and also allows downloading of any video, both violations of YouTube's terms of service.

This would be a threat to Google's ad revenue, if anyone actually owned a Windoze Fone.

[#] Mon May 20 2013 16:12:05 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hrm...

So it's okay to strip all advertisements from Bing's searches to focus on just the searches you want, at least as far as Microsoft is concerned.

[#] Mon May 20 2013 16:12:58 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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(although, honestly, they seem to only advertise facebook on Bing... which kind of figures, honestly)

[#] Thu May 23 2013 12:40:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Stoopid craptastic directory and its craptastic group policy settings. I've got Wind0ze running in a VM. I don't need a screen saver in the VM. There's a screen saver on the computer running the VM. But the stoopid group policy insists on not only blanking but *locking* my screen after a couple minutes of idle.

I ended up downloading a program called "screen slayer" that wakes up whenever the screen saver timeout is 80% expired, and then moves the mouse pointer by zero pixels.

[#] Fri May 24 2013 15:18:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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First the Tacoma Narrows bridge, now four lanes of I-5 collapse into the Skagit River. The lesson here is that you cannot trust Washington state engineering.
If you use Microsoft products you will eventually die. You have been warned.

[#] Fri May 24 2013 22:23:32 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Are they blaming the president for the bridge collapse? oh wait....

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