Recent content by Stormwalker

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    GNOME 3.14 Is Winning Back Linux Users

    I'm one of those people that actually liked Unity when it came out (and still use it), and didn't really mind Gnome 3. I also instantly liked Windows 8 when it came out and much prefer it to Windows 7. Judging from everyone else's reactions to these desktop environments, I feel like there's...
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    Windows 8.1 Update Deadline Pushed Back

    Installed Win 8.1 update 1 just fine on 6 out of 7 machines. I have a Dell XPS 12 that would not successfully install update 1 no matter what fixes I attempted to try. Eventually reinstalled Windows 8 and went through the processes of upgrading to 8.1 and then installing update 1 and it...
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    TV Subscriptions Fall for First Time as Viewers Cut the Cord

    I'm in my mid 30s, and I'm a "cord never". I attribute this mainly to growing up in a rural area though. I notice that most people in my age group still subscribe to pay TV services and have a need/expectation to watch the latest shows and favorite news channel. I don't see that type of TV...
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    Oracle Installs Deceptive Software With Java Updates

    Really? Crap. :( *throws Ubuntu box out the window*
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    Ten Years Ago Today In Tech

    Yeah, I gave my old NF7S board with the 2500+ barton (axda) and 9800GT to a friend of mine a long time ago, he uses it to this day in his polebarn where he fixes cars that were in accidents. He uses the computer to pull up schematics and stuff, and it doubles as his music/mp3 player.:D If you...
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    Windows 8 Will Be Available Oct. 26th

    I guess I'm in the minority when it comes to OS preferences. I really like Ubuntu on my home desktop. I think the Unity interface is a great improvement over the previous gnome interface. I don't like Mint nearly as much. I sometimes use the KDE DE for the fun of something different, but...
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    Windows 8: A Design Disaster

    I think what MS should have done is just made a bar on the left hand side of the screen for all the application icons, and make it so users can rearrange the order or add/remove program icons from the bar on the left. At the top of the left bar, have a search function that users can use to find...
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    Today Is World Backup Day!

    Funny. Have a raid mirror in my SBS 2008 server for the small business I work for. One of the drives fails last night. No big deal. Took bad one out, ordered a new one today. Well, this evening, the other drive fails. What luck. Ran out to the store and paid a lot of money for a...
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    21 Break Ideas to Boost Your Productivity at Work

    Phil has more or less just become a running joke over on consumerist. I don't think I've ever seen him post a story that actually had anything to do with their mission statement of "The Consumerist empowers consumers by informing and entertaining them about the top consumer issues of the day...
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    The Random Sentence Generator

    "Only one teacher kicked the dancing dead body. "
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    Google Guesses Your Age And Sex

    Aww. Oh well, apparently I have my browser set up "correctly".
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    Free Game Friday

    It's certainly not new, but I've been playing Battle for Wesnoth, which is a free game. I can play it in Ubuntu, which is a plus.
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    Why I am Dumping Firefox

    On my Windows computer at work, I use Firefox 4. I don't like Chrome at all on a Windows based system. I don't mind IE9, but I am used to the addons that I use for Firefox and don't see any need to switch. However, on my home computer running Ubuntu 10.10, I don't like Firefox 3.x at all...
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    Mozilla Firefox Celebrates 6 Years

    I was a Mozilla user, and switched to Firefox in February or March of 2004 I think? I remember thinking that I'd rather stick with Mozilla, but it seemed like they were replacing it with Firefox, so I better just get used to it. I still use Firefox. I think it's pretty darn refined. I...
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    Halo 2600

    Well, no red ring of death this way I guess.