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.
Hey, as long as I get my start menu, taskbar, and actual desktop back, MS can snort whatever coke they want.
IGs gonna like this:
(thread started about pronouncing tec-talk)
It ain't enough. Reportedly the "start button" that they are bringing back, merely accesses the tiled Start Screen.
Open hand, extend finger...
Bring that coke bag back. Clearly, MS isn't done with it yet.
Ragum fragum <grmbl>
Fri May 10 2013 07:46:55 PM EDT from zooer @ UncensoredWhat 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)...
And evidently the folks aboard the International Space Station agree with me:
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 !!
So, you create a denial of service attack by guessing people's login names, and purposefully getting the passwords wrong.
And here's our Microsoft-are-scumbags story of the day:
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.
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.
(although, honestly, they seem to only advertise facebook on Bing... which kind of figures, honestly)
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.
If you use Microsoft products you will eventually die. You have been warned.