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  • Where are the 7 inch Windows 8 tablets?

    Definitely interested in this if the price is right. I want a 7" tablet and there's no way in hell I'm buying anything Android based because I don't like UI lag. Every time I use anything Android based, I think 'yup, this sure as hell is Linux" what with the crappy response to touch gestures.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million over 'browser choice' mistake.

    , elmer wrote

    *snip*

    The time to have fought this was before negotiating a settlement, but having done so, they have an obligation to live up to their end of the settlement agreement.

    Exactly this. The case against MS, IMO, was stupid, but Microsoft agreed to the settlement. I can't imagine Microsoft would be happy if a big company kept using a 120 day eval of Windows Server for years and said company said "oh, it was just a technical error." Microsoft would have the BSA shut them down.

  • Can't Sign in with Chrome

    All good here too both Chrome/OSX and Chrome/Windows. Awesome, thanks for getting this fixed!

  • A Roku Channel for Channel 9

    I watch C9 videos and have two Roku 2 XS devices. There's a Channel 9 private (not on the Roku store) channel already: http://tinyurl.com/bcfpy34

    However, this channel seems not to have all of the content -- for example there are only three episodes of The Defrag Show listed when I browse the content on my Roku.

    I'd also be interested in a Channel 9 channel for Plex Media Server (plexapp.com) The Roku would pick this channel up too if you have Plex Media Server installed on a PC via the Plex channel on the Roku .. and the bonus would be that, in addition to Roku devices, it would make it available to any DLNA terminal in the house (provided a Plex Media Server is present with the C9 channel installed).

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million over 'browser choice' mistake.

    , itsnotabug wrote

    my iphone didn't present me with an option either.

    The iPhone has had a "browser ballot" built in for quite some time called the App Store and there are web browsers in it, both pay-for and free, and it's on every single phone.

    That said, it was Opera's fault and not Microsoft's that no one wanted to use their browser, and Google & Mozilla's involvement in the situation by supporting Opera's position in the matter, which in no small part helped bring about the ballot screen, was complete BS since both companies had just finished bragging about how everyone was switching from IE to their browsers.

    That said, a "technical" error that removed for seven months the browser ballot that MS agreed to is also BS, and they deserve to be punished. If they didn't want to comply, they shouldn't have agreed to the terms of the settlement.

  • Gotta wonder what Microsoft thinks of apps like this...

    Great. Now maybe someone can come out with an addon that let's me have Aero back so I don't have to look at this crappy flat-* Atari 1040ST color scheme in the desktop.

  • ISP header redirects of bing.com

    , Jim Young wrote

    Charter is my ISP and this has never happened to me. But I also have my own DNS server at home.

    Then of course it's never happened to you.

  • At what point is the EU's EC just milking a cash-cow ?

    Mozilla: "MILLIONS OF DOWNLOADS!!! EVERYONE LOVES FIREFOX!!!!"
    Google: "CHROME DOWNLOADS ARE SKYROCKETING!! CHROME IS KICKING THE * OUT OF ALL THE BROWSERS"

    One week later....

    Opera: Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh No one's using Opera, and it's Microsoft's fault.
    Google & Mozilla: YEAH!!! Because of IE being bundled NO ONE ON EARTH KNOWS ABOUT OTHER BROWSERS.

     

  • Can't Sign in with Chrome

    Same here - haven't been able to sign into channel 9 for about a week now when using Chrome. My testing indicates this:

    Works fine in Safari.
    Works fine in Chrome for iOS
    Problem occurs both on Chrome for Windows and Chrome for OSX

  • Does anyone use on-line backup solutions?

    Helps a ton that this client might change parts of only five to ten files a day too. The differentials will probably be a barely noticeable blip. It's great that nowadays a small business can insure the safety of their data at a level that was recently only affordable to bigger companies with IT departments.