Conspicuous in its absence
Not really interested in an upgrade until I see "Fixed memory leaks" on the changelist.
When a browser with a single tab open can use more RAM than VirutalBox running a whole OS in it, something needs fixing.
21 posts • joined 23 Jan 2008
UKPN aren't actually a new company, just a slight renaming of some of EDF's old haunts. Their website is just EDF's with a new logo and some photoshopped logos on the vans. God knows why they've made this change, could it be to remove the French connection?
Anyway, UKPN are just as bad as EDF were, we've had 10 powercuts in 12 months, so I don't hold out much hope for these people getting their supplies back any time soon.
"The download is only offered to Windows users who aren't already running anti-virus software."
Not true, on a recent virus riddled PC, McAffee was installed (no surprise there) and after the clean up, but before uninstalling McAffee, MSE was offered as an optional download.
I wanted to get rid of McAffee and install MSE anyway, but just pointing out that it does get offered even with a virus checker installed.
Ordered a number of Dell machines without any OS on it at all (thus saving the need to even send it back) even when Win7 was the only option. You just need to speak to someone in the order process.
They are nice enough to throw in a disc with FreeDOS on it and drivers for said OS. So good luck getting the network card to work if it's your only PC.
"The corporation plans to launch services that would throw into serious doubt the commercial sector’s ability to make a return on its investment, and therefore its ability to support quality journalism."
AHA HA HA HA HA
Maybe if more of the papers actually started providing quality journalism they'd be able to compete with the BBC, not that their is of *that* high a quality, but it's better than a lot (El Reg exempted of course).
I loved Phoenix's tweets and managed to get all sentimental about a chunk of metal on a distant rock. Whoever was responsible for writing them deserves a promotion!
Phoenix, you will be missed, let's hope you can boot up again when the summer comes around somewhere in Sol 2010.
ZoneAlarm is a massive pain in my ass, whenever a home user has issues connecting to a website or some other network program the first question is always "Do you have Zone Alarm installed?", at which point if they say yes then I get them to turn it off and problems magically go away.
Not to mention the fact that AVG is dead slow and bloated (as mentioned before).
Avast is the future! (until it bloats as well)
I've had it for a while now and it has meant I've stopped using iGoogle as my home page. They layout is ruined, it takes longer to load and they've expanded certain boxes without the option to shrink them and made other smaller without the opportunity to make them larger.
Add to that their "feedback" form offers no way of commenting on the new layout, only iGoogle in general, you can't even say "i prefer the old one and I want it back".
I find the use of a crappy Astra with a camera on a pole really upsetting, I was hoping for some giant van/truck thing with cameras all over it and aerials and point things, rather like the mapping trucks:
Anyway, I'm safe, there's a 6'9'' bridge on my road and i doubt the pilots of this will bother to get out and take the thing off just to get an extra 10ft of imagery.
(where's the angel/devil icon for Sergey or Larry? I guess no-one owuld recognise them!)
And always have.
So why does the speed test show it as only being 121kbp/s at peak?
To test for yourself go to http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed on your mobile.
I will test my speed regularly this week and see if O2 fulfill their promise, but I don't hold out much hope that they will!
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