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 Forum: Windows 8/8.1   Topic: Ranting I shall surely rant (about windows 8).

Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 11:06 

Replies: 6
Views: 3896


"So Windows 8 isn't my friend, nor is it my enemy, it has become my FRIENEMY"

Much like Stockholm syndrome when the Hostage becomes friends with their Captors.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Users Find Some New MacBook Pros Suffer From Major Graphics Issues

Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 11:00 

Replies: 1
Views: 1899


This is shocking
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/02/new ... cs-issues/

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Apple obsolete more Macs

 Post subject: Apple obsolete more Macs
Posted: 30 Nov 2016, 10:00 

Replies: 1
Views: 1890


http://www.macrumors.com/2016/11/29/early-2009-to-early-2011-macs-obsolete/ The latest models to be deemed obsolete are: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) Mac mini (Early 2009) MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) The model most of note in this latest round is the 17" M...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft and Telemetry. Ed Bott once again feels the need to go on the defensive....

Posted: 28 Nov 2016, 22:05 

Replies: 0
Views: 1226


"The problem of fake news isn't just limited to election campaigns. Legitimate tech reporters have been tearing their hair out over bogus stories for years. The latest example is a report that Microsoft is giving telemetry information to a well-known security company. It's not true, but Google ...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 UI so disjointed it requires a detailed article on guidance to the most Basic of tasks and functions

Posted: 26 Nov 2016, 10:33 

Replies: 1
Views: 1527


Need help navigating Windows 10? Let Windows pro Ed Bott be your guide. http://www.zdnet.com/article/ed-botts-windows-10-tip-roundup/ Yep you've got it our favourite ZDNet commentator is at it again. Completely in denial that the Windows 10 UI is an utter mess. Aside from which it is of little use a...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Running OS X Snow Leopard in 2016

Posted: 23 Nov 2016, 15:29 

Replies: 0
Views: 1601


There is no doubt that OS X Snow Leopard remains one of the best releases of the platform which continues to have a significant user base. It runs great on older Macs as it has a smaller footprint and includes Rosetta for those users wanting to run PowerPC applications. However there are now a multi...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Taking the plunge with an Old iMac and coming up trumps

Posted: 20 Nov 2016, 17:15 

Replies: 8
Views: 3969


UPDATE.....

Project completed. Picked up an iMac Display for a little over £100 and fitted a Seagate 1TB SSHD for £65.

Result Fully rebuilt iMac £230 which equates to a saving of £100-£150.

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft out of desperation resort to claiming Windows 7 to be insecure!

Posted: 14 Nov 2016, 16:54 

Replies: 2
Views: 1907


Microsoft: Windows 7 is way more exposed to ransomware than Windows 10 http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-7-is-way-more-exposed-to-ransomware-than-windows-10/ The Microsoft Corporation are showing utter desperation in response to the slow adoption of Windows 10. Reduce the threat of rans...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Microsoft Surface Studio shows the 5k Retina iMac to be lagging behind

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 17:19 

Replies: 1
Views: 1909


Its time for Apple to go back to the drawing board as even they probably didn't see this product coming from the Microsoft Corporation. To describe the Microsoft Surface Studio as a Wake up call is a massive understatement and for the first time makes a compelling argument for a touchscreen variant ...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Give it a couple of weeks and there will never be a better time to purchase a last generation Retina MacBook Pro.

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 00:08 

Replies: 0
Views: 1632


With Apple today introducing their new range of Retina MacBook Pros. it will be time to grab a bargain. As Apple move in to the age of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 the new arrangement will not suit many. Function keys are gone in place of the Touch Bar. This will be a big deal for many. Watch eBay like a...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: MSFT tries to imitate iMac (tweetstorm)

Posted: 26 Oct 2016, 23:04 

Replies: 2
Views: 2242


Much noise has been made of late by the Microsoft Corporation driven tabloid press of the ageing Mac range. Apple may be one generation behind in some cases but the Mac continues to sell. Although Mac sales may have dropped off in the last quarter overall sales are constant. Sites such as ZDNet whic...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Re: Macs are up to $543 cheaper than PCs, claims IBM

Posted: 22 Oct 2016, 09:16 

Replies: 3
Views: 2307


The old G5 was a great CPU however they did run Hot. In some cases VERY HOT. That been said I have a PowerMac G5 running OS X 10.4.11 and still as good as the day it was new. The Unibody non-Retina MacBook Pro is incredibly easy to service. I can carry out a full rebuild in around 8 hours something ...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Re: Macs are up to $543 cheaper than PCs, claims IBM

Posted: 21 Oct 2016, 15:35 

Replies: 3
Views: 2307


http://www.zdnet.com/article/macs-are-up-to-543-cheaper-than-pcs-claims-ibm/ Another ZDNet article doing its very best to dumb down a positive claim regarding the Mac. The claim is indeed a positive one but the fact the source was from IBM it has largely made it mute. Or has it ? It is well known by...

 Forum: Hardware   Topic: Samsung pulling production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 likely to have far reaching consequences

Posted: 12 Oct 2016, 00:09 

Replies: 0
Views: 1689


With Samsung selling users to switch off immediately and subsequently pulling the production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 it has to be one of the most significant headlines in the world of technology of recent years. Although it can mostly attributed to damage limitation this is a massive decisio...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Mozilla pull Firefox support for older OS X releases

Posted: 08 Oct 2016, 20:10 

Replies: 0
Views: 1649


Mozilla have pulled Firefox support older OS X releases. There will be no further Firefox updates beyond v.48 for releases OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. To run Firefox v.49 the requirements are OS X 10.9 Mavericks upwards. This follows Google pulling Chrome supp...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: The Hypocrisy. ZDNet slamming Apple for downloading macOS Sierra to users Macs

Posted: 08 Oct 2016, 14:17 

Replies: 3
Views: 2435


Apple does not force iOS upgrades as the device owner has to accept the update manually therefore will continue working with iOS 9. Where Apple have got it wrong is they stop signing the previously release of iOS almost immediately therefore should the device owner wish to roll back to iOS 9 by rest...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft releases fix for Windows 10 cumulative update issues

Posted: 06 Oct 2016, 09:19 

Replies: 0
Views: 1431


Microsoft releases fix for Windows 10 cumulative update issues but the default automatic update policy falls under further scrutiny. As predicted the usual suspects have been quick off the mark to defend the Microsoft Corporation. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-fix-for-windows-10-cu...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: The Hypocrisy. ZDNet slamming Apple for downloading macOS Sierra to users Macs

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 16:18 

Replies: 3
Views: 2435


It seems that Apple has decided to copy one of Windows 10's most annoying "features" and is starting to automatically push the macOS Sierra update to Macs. http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-prevent-macos-sierra-from-automatically-downloading-to-your-mac/ Selective reporting. SHOUTING ab...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Taking the plunge with an Old iMac and coming up trumps

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 23:11 

Replies: 8
Views: 3969


I wish I were in the UK as well, would definitely want one from you! Thank you! This Late 2009 21.5" iMac has popped up on eBay for 250 dollars http://www.ebay.com/itm/IMac-21-5-Late-2009-3-06-GHz-intelCore-2-Duo/291897862447?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DS...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Apple to start downloading macOS Sierra automatically on supported Macs

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 20:39 

Replies: 0
Views: 1640


Apple to start downloading macOS Sierra automatically on supported Macs http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-to-start-downloading-macos-sierra-automatically-on-supported-macs/ Clearly this article is an attempt to draw comparisons with the Microsoft Corporation when aggressively pushing Windows 10 on ...

 Forum: Win7   Topic: Microsoft continue to turn the screw on Windows 7

Posted: 01 Oct 2016, 10:25 

Replies: 2
Views: 2154


http://www.zdnet.com/article/you-have-one-month-left-to-buy-a-windows-7-pc/ Paragraphs of note within this article Downgrade rights Any new PC you buy that has Windows 10 Pro preinstalled by the manufacturer comes with downgrade rights to Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Professional, for as long as Mic...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Unsubstantiated reporting. Yet another example of ZDNet Anti Apple rhetoric.

Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 14:03 

Replies: 1
Views: 1738


iPhone 7 Plus claimed to have exploded, too
http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-7-c ... loded-too/

Unsubstantiated reporting. Yet another example of ZDNet Anti Apple rhetoric.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Taking the plunge with an Old iMac and coming up trumps

Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 00:38 

Replies: 8
Views: 3969


I thoroughly recommend the Late 2009 21.5" iMac which is the earliest release that will run macOS Sierra. Expect to pay around 350-400 dollars for a working one but shop around and it is possible to grab a bargain. Also look at those up for auction. I understand the US is huge but if you can fi...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Taking the plunge with an Old iMac and coming up trumps

Posted: 29 Sep 2016, 08:33 

Replies: 8
Views: 3969


Searches on eBay for iMac spares and iMac repair and it is possible to bag a real bargain. Avoid Buy It Now and stick to Auctions and preferably those with a low start. The very least you should expect the Logic Board to be included in the package (the more the better) as it saves the cost of purcha...

 Forum: Linux   Topic: How to install Linux on an EXTERNAL drive for better privacy and mobility

Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 12:04 

Replies: 8
Views: 7677


USB 3.0 is essential.

Like Linux OS X runs incredibly well from a portable external drive.

 Forum: Chromebooks   Topic: Chromebook Advantages

 Post subject: Re: Chromebook Advantages
Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 12:00 

Replies: 2
Views: 2499


We rip the Microsoft Corporation to shreds regarding consumer privacy concerns within the Windows 10 EULA. Yet Google are one hundred times worse.

Big brother is watching you.

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Should I drill a hole into my iPhone 7 to give it a headphone jack?

Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 11:49 

Replies: 1
Views: 1672


Just for a laugh

Should I drill a hole into my iPhone 7 to give it a headphone jack?
http://www.macworld.com/article/3124960 ... -jack.html


:scratchead: :grin: :scratchead: :grin:

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10 installed base grows, as businesses become less cautious

Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 09:07 

Replies: 1
Views: 1550


Windows 10 installed base grows, as businesses become less cautious http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-installed-base-grows-thanks-to-business/ As always Ed Bott has been spouting propaganda generated by the Microsoft Corporation (bearing in mind none of the statistics have been independently v...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: The PowerMac G5. Its still a great machine

Posted: 27 Sep 2016, 00:52 

Replies: 0
Views: 1552


Always on the look out for a bargain I picked up a PowerMac G5 for just £40. Being a sucker for these old Macs I embarked on yet another crazy project. Can the PowerMac G5 still deliver the goods? The answer to that question is a 100% affirmative. Although abandoned by Apple long ago the PPC still h...

 Forum: Apple/Mac   Topic: Taking the plunge with an Old iMac and coming up trumps

Posted: 27 Sep 2016, 00:19 

Replies: 8
Views: 3969


Just had to share this one. Searching around as I frequently do mostly for old Macs I recently came up trumps. In this case a Late 2009 21.5" iMac. It was complete minus Display, Front Glass Panel and Hard Drive. Sold As Seen. Looked as though it could be an interesting project. Paid £65 which ...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Posted: 26 Sep 2016, 22:07 

Replies: 5
Views: 2602


"Linux has VERY little commercial software: so is Linux a Windows replacement? Not at all." Not true. It is all about whether the consumer is prepared to adapt their operations to the Linux platform. Excellent open source alternatives to proprietary software are available. If the Business ...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Posted: 26 Sep 2016, 21:44 

Replies: 5
Views: 2602


"To run OS X (legally) you need to use Apple hardware which is priced at a premium" That particular point is very much a straw man argument. Much of the time to expect similar performance the cost of the Hardware is similar to that of a Mac. So the cost of the Hardware includes cost of the...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Microsoft: Windows 10 now on 400 million devices

Posted: 26 Sep 2016, 18:05 

Replies: 1
Views: 1430


Microsoft: Windows 10 now on 400 million devices http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-10-now-on-400-million-devices/ The word 'Microsoft' at the head of the article deems the remainder of the article mute as the Microsoft Corporation can so easily manipulate these figures. At no time have ...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?

Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 22:40 

Replies: 5
Views: 2602


In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?
http://www.zdnet.com/article/in-a-world ... 0-survive/

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Windows 10: 'Microsoft should pay compensation for user upgrade woes'

Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 23:23 

Replies: 1
Views: 1445


Windows 10: 'Microsoft should pay compensation for user upgrade woes'
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10 ... rade-woes/

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: ZDNet and the Windows 10 Apologists

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 16:49 

Replies: 0
Views: 1530


David Gewirtz has just written an interesting article on ZDNet "In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?" http://www.zdnet.com/article/in-a-world-of-free-operating-systems-can-windows-10-survive/ Of course comments have quoted that a Mac needs to be purchased to get th...

 Forum: Computer Stuff   Topic: Keeping Windows XP

 Post subject: Re: Keeping Windows XP
Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 22:44 

Replies: 16
Views: 11033


XP continues as a sound platform for many. Commentators such as Ed Bott would question the sanity of those still using it whilst on his personal quest to get everyone to convert to Windows 10 on ZDNet which is corrupt through to its core. Some have taken XP offline which is perhaps being overly caut...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: 'EULA' Win10 Links: BY LICENSE, MSFT controls your machine

Posted: 11 Sep 2015, 16:41 

Replies: 29
Views: 25813


@brainout Here is a ZDNet article of interest regarding Windows 10 and privacy Microsoft is pushing the Windows 10 installer files to users who have not requested them just in case they decide to upgrade. http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-installer-could-be-on-your-pc-whether-you-want-it-or-not/

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: 'EULA' Win10 Links: BY LICENSE, MSFT controls your machine

Posted: 09 Sep 2015, 12:04 

Replies: 29
Views: 25813


@ brainout

Having thoroughly reviewed the EULA I have concluded that your interpretation is accurate. In fact shockingly so.

Apologies for my previous ignorance regarding this as I had not read the agreement in detail. In light of this disturbing reading I shall be rolling back to Windows 7.

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Snooping 'Telemetry' is Compulsory, and uptake stagnates!

Posted: 02 Sep 2015, 20:31 

Replies: 24
Views: 18938


When Ed titles his arguments calling anyone who disagrees with him spreading FUD and tinfoil hatters , and other egregious names, then it is only right to FACTUALLY NAME what he is: a liar. I'm not backing down from that, it's a fact. He started the lies, and should be called what he is. I can unde...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Snooping 'Telemetry' is Compulsory, and uptake stagnates!

Posted: 02 Sep 2015, 18:38 

Replies: 24
Views: 18938


True, 5735 guy. But it's also factually true that Ed is lying, and I've been warning him about that since 1st or 2nd week of July. He lied about the no-gotchas , he lied about the Insiders not being activated (contradicting himself here ), he lied about the 14 and 75 million : the latter, in that v...

 Forum: Windows 10   Topic: Snooping 'Telemetry' is Compulsory, and uptake stagnates!

Posted: 02 Sep 2015, 10:30 

Replies: 24
Views: 18938


brainout, I have seen your posts on the magazine websites and how you are ruthlessly attacked whenever you question MS benevolence. I too have read the Forbes and Ars Technica articles as well as your comments. I am on a metered satellite Internet connection and I noticed that Windows 10 was using ...
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