* Posts by Ilgaz

1201 posts • joined 17 Jan 2009


Windows 10 to hang on for five more years with 21H2 update


PR disaster

How to make 1.2 B users of a maintained OS feel abandoned&out of date...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview, attempts to defend labyrinth of hardware requirements


They know

I think MS really knows the amount of machines with TPM 2.0 and CPU generations. The amount of telemetry in Windows 10 is absurd and 98% of people won't bother to disable it.

There is already a part of Windows showing TPM status, check tpm.msc .

1Password unsheathes Rusty key, hopes to unlock Linux Desktop world


Re: Not a fan


Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on Windows 10X: OS designed for dual-screen PCs axed


Locked down Windows

It was also rumoured to be a locked down (iOS like) Windows dictating use of Windows store apps.

Audacity's new management hits rewind on telemetry plans following community outrage



KDE has an excellent "Telemetry" implementation. I am sure they know about it, they just didn't want to give the user choice.There is a slider coming with nothing as default and if you slide it to right you send more information to KDE project step by step.IMHO it should have been implemented by Mozilla into Firefox rather than simple opt-in/opt-out scheme.

LibreOffice 7.1 Community released with user-interface picker, other bits and bytes


Re: And yet no Android version

I hate to say it (I hope I misunderstood) but isn't there a complete MS Office for Android which is identical to Windows version? It isn't like MS got access to "hidden Android features" either.

Linus Torvalds hails 'historic' Linux 5.10 for ditching defunct addressing artefact


LTS is for that

You just switch them to a Linux LTS kernel such as 5.4.x and live happily next 5+ years

Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond


Opposite will happen

I think Microsoft wants to create a reality that you would never have to install "real linux" and dual boot. WSL2 with real Linux kernel, some demos they do making even Wayland work under Windows are all signs of that.

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member



I don't want anyone who can't communicate/code in plain text/command line in my devices kernel.

We are talking about Linux Kernel here, not gorilla.bas

Linux kernel maintainers tear Paragon a new one after firm submits read-write NTFS driver in 27,000 lines of code


Paragon actually sells that code to large companies including Android vendors for great sums of money. Nobody is dumping anything.

Let's say you have a render farm based on Linux and all your artists use Mac or Windows. You need something guaranteed to work with considerable support. You go to paragon like companies.


Culture clash

I follow paragon for years and they did Windows community great favours which also served Linux dual booters.

Thing is, they come from a different culture, development style. I am glad kernel developers didn't go too much harsh at them.

Companies toiling away the most on LibreOffice code complain ecosystem is 'beyond utterly broken'


Re: It's quite clear where the money is:

They are paying to Redhat or Oracle in case of Virtualbox

'It's really hard to find maintainers...' Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux


It will be

Apple owns, designs the freaking CPU. Just hope old school app installs will work let alone installing Linux. People tend to think like it is PowerPC. Back in the day Apple was busy adding great things like Altivec to the CPU. Now they are only interested in locking down their iThings.

Apple's new WidgetKit: Windows Phone Live Tiles done right?



'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans


Re: Space Cadet pinball

I bet drive space 3 coming with plus 95 was his work too. That was ages ahead of drive space for DOS

Red Hat’s new CEO on surviving inside Big Blue: 'We don’t participate in IBM's culture. It’s that simple'


Oh really?

What about recent Facebook ads mentioning how costly free of charge software is? It is like Microsoft's ads back in 90s.

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store


It exists


Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store


No trillion dollar company can be peace loving, democratic hippie. When we talk about China, we talk about trillion dollar business interests including a gigantic government.

The issue is, there is no such thing as allowing third party sources to install software. It is just that. If you really expect Ms or Google to "stand up against China!!!" you are naive.

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020


Re: No thanks

There is a Windows launcher for Android.


Made in China :-)


Re: No thanks

You can't ship even a Web browser to Windows store. It has to use Edge engine.


Re: Apps?

Well, a Windows laptop can run all of these OS, at least virtually.

Happy fifth birthday, Windows Insiders! We'd bake a cake, but it might explode without warning



Nope. Run Rufus. It is ages ahead of that media creation tool and way more trustworthy.


Funny thing is

Ms just announced 1903 is trustworthy, stable update days ago. It was released months ago, hundreds of millions were release candidate /beta testing something without being aware. That thing happens to be an OS.


We have to

I have a strange Hp Laptop which can't boot to Linux no matter what I tried. Also even if it runs live (Fedora with mbr) there seems to be zero interest in Linux world about 2 in 1.

So, kind of stuck to Windows, there aren't any testers at MS, even if they exist they're template typing outsourced people who has no clue. If you don't want a update nightmare with your own, unique computer when next version is released, you have to test it yourself and hope your feedback & telemetry make a change. For example, idiot thing complain about not being able to downgrade all my drivers via Windows update right now.

If I could somehow install and run Debian fine, I'd willfully spare my time and data though.

macOS? More like mac-woe-ess: Google Chrome slip-up trips up SIP-less Apple Macs


They have auto update running as root

Keystone runs as root as far as I remember.

Microsoft's only gone and published the exFAT spec, now supports popping it in the Linux kernel


Paragon software may have it

I think they have commercial software doing the thing you described, pluggable filesystem.

Bill G on Microsoft's biggest blunder... Was it Bing, Internet Explorer, Vista, the antitrust row?


The Mistake continues on Win store

He should just ask himself "Why can't customers install Chrome/Firefox from my own app store and at least be done with auto update UAC hacks?"

That is the only question to be asked.

FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...


App is different too

The apk served from www site differ from the Google play store one. That is very alerting if you know the inner workings of Google play. Sometimes, white hat developers of advanced utilities ship a "xda version" and play store version for good purposes.

Forget everything, pushing ordinary users to enable browser apk sideloading is evil.


Say bye to auto updates too

Unless the app have auto update function built in. Google play will never update a side loaded app, if it did, there would be chaos.

Apkmirror.com shouldn't confuse you, they offer the exact same apk files signed by Google play store on purpose, their purpose is different.

Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere


Re: It runs Linux

I think the issue is the support from Oracle, IBM kind of companies. That is actual, perfect support not just press releases.

Intel rips up microcode security fix license that banned benchmarking


Re: Cock-up or conspiracy?

Yes, they are so clever that Spectre happened at first place.

'I crashed AOL for 19 hours and messed up global email for a week'


I wonder if he is the same guy

I remember one guy explained something about AOL mail inner workings on Slashdot, a usual "citation needed" nerd asked "How would you know?", he replied "Because I coded it."

Windows Store nixed Google Chrome 'app' hours after it went live



Please tell me one repository or even desktop policy that forces you to use a specific rendering engine or even library.

Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is


So, Zuckerberg runs a root terminal and issues halt command

What would change if Facebook closed down today?

Even a ordinary user who runs some "privacy" tools knows that there are tens of trackers in every page they visit and some advertisers do amazing trickery to profile users. Hell they even used battery level profiling lately.

This is more like people switching to Instagram from Facebook.

‘I crashed a rack full of servers with my butt’


IBM still use the same button

IBM does use the similar power button on their mainframes, one really wonders when it will be used.


Firefox to emit ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test


Like that stupid electric vehicle of Sinclair

I think acquisition of Pocket, not admitting it was wrong and integrating it with Firefox will have similar effect of Sinclair C5.


Opera was fine

I used it in that period, they didn't do any false claims and actually they did invent opt-in profiling in the hey day of spyware. They said that they don't profile users however users can provide their own so they can get relevant ads.

Qualcomm also used the same scheme in Eudora.

You won't find any non troll on Web to claim they were spying.

Mozilla ponders making telemetry opt-out, 'cos hardly anyone opted in


I have it on

I enabled it since they politely asked me and they were open about the data they gather.

Will disable it from now on.

New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones


Re: These days, you always get fired for choosing microsoft

Well, IBM did a marvelous job of supporting & updating a clearly failed OS/2.

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug


Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")

They love to spy on their users. A internet connected dishwasher can share 'anonymous" statistics about how and when it is used.

Things can be really interesting for washing machine, you can figure out the exact nature of clothing & profile of a rich household.

Obviously, a burglar or some other evil guy can use the data for his own purposes.


I always wondered one thing

Miele devices could be updated via serial & USB since 90s and now this. I always wondered how secure is this process. A washing machine hitting 90 Celsius while it has $10.000 worth of delicate designer clothes wouldn't be cool. Or a dishwasher not doing porcelain program.

Samsung patches Galaxy Note 7 to not explode as two-thirds of phones recalled


Don't you wonder?

What really caused this scandal? Software or hardware? Really mysterious thing is the switch of battery factory and it seems battery isn't the issue.

IMHO the industry should have investigated it just like a jet crash. If it isn't truly solved, LG or Apple could face the same thing and it risks human life.

Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds


It does

It really seems huge in India. I know since they go crazy when hardware supports it and vendor didn't install driver etc. On Android forums that is.

PC sales sinking almost as fast as Donald Trump's poll numbers


I used this "hidden tool"

They have the following tool as a ms fixit package. They don't advertise it. Really mysterious just like the entire fixit story which became too popular and abandoned



Just yesterday, 3 hours wasted

A friend's high end HP i7 laptop was taking 3 minutes to boot on a not so bad hybrid HD. Moved him to SSD just to see the freaking thing still takes 2 minutes to boot with a 549 MB/s read rate. Updated the graphics driver using windows update, it boots in 10 sec. Next time, black screen of death. Switched to archaic HP Win 8 driver, it boots fine and couple of minutes later, screen flickers and we have the latest, non working driver again thanks to windows update.

The issue is,MS dares to touch a highly customised, special setup hybrid graphics mix of Intel HD3000+ATI. Both chip vendors (ATI and Intel) say don't mess with drivers in your case, go to laptop manufacturer (HP) and yet MS overwrites the drivers.

They removed the "don't auto update drivers" option too so you have to run a special, official tool by MS to block installs of specific hardware drivers. I can't imagine any newbie, non technical user understand that concept. They will think that their system is broken. MS could at least code an auto rollback driver function, it is all about caring.

He could buy 3 high quality tablets for that price and damn things keep working like a charm even without updates, there are even android 3 tablets in use which never had updates.

Cheer up Samsung! You might get back $400m for copying the iPhone


add another 500 billion

After exploding and melting, they probably become round edged too. Another Apple invention, copied.

No surprise: Microsoft seeks Windows Update boss with 'ability to reduce chaos, stress'


They know it too

In their internal documents they said Linux can be divided to very small parts fit for the purpose while Windows can't. That was in 1990s and they did almost nothing about it. Linux distributions can be updated so easy because even the updater has its own small package in a very simple container without 500 hex numbers filename.


Bachelors degree or higher in computer science

There are some guys from third World in MS forums that provide some genius, crazy registry/shell hacks. I doubt they have seen a University building in real life.

The code which even MS builds on (Linux, BSD) could have been written by an 13 year old with ADHD and we would never know. Does it work? Was it goodly written? Does it conform to the quality of code standards in Linux? That is all Linus cares about. Just imagine the highly prestigious Debian stable, are all debs maintained by computer science guys?

MS does some cool things lately but their company culture didn't change. They never ask why such scandals didn't happen in Debian, a free OS. There is democracy and real free market there. A MIT professor's code could be fixed by an 15 year old and no offence taken.

Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome's PDF, Flash plugins


Re: disabling ubiquitous technology

I really don't think they will change a working thing (updated Java is fine) as these guys are paying millions of dollars to IBM so they can run 25 years old application unmodified.


Basic fix

Use GNU gnash instead of Flash. That was the thing to do (including promoting it as an option) by open source community instead of monkeying with a clearly badly written piece of software. It would never do Netflix but it will work fine for an interface.



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