* Posts by Knacker_Ned

4 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Feb 2010

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


Re: Assange is a political prisoner, in the United Kingdom, end of

In which fantasy world of yours did you hear they’d offered him a deal where he wouldn’t face the music in US? Pray, do tell.

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Acer Revo One RL85: A pint-sized PC for the snug


Acer Revo One RL85 - my views

I have an Acer Revo One RL85 connected to a TV and at first the overscan problem was really annoying. It took several days for me to realise the screen size could be easily reduced/enlarged using Intel's pre-installed graphics utility. My Revo One has a single 2TB HD with two 1TB partitions (now changed to my personal preference). Strangely, although there are three drive bays, only two appear to have SATA HD connectors attached to the motherboard. The SATA2 motherboard connector is missing, so I have no idea how I could connect a third SD/HD to the Revo should the need arise. Windows 8.1 runs fast enough, however I do occasionally receive Out Of Memory messages on returning to Windows after running Kodi for several hours. I simply close the message and everything is good again. I have found the Revo One to be very quiet in operation and Kodi runs fantastic. Even so, I'm sorely tempted to dump Windows 8.1 and install my favourite OS on the Revo One, which of course is Ubuntu.

Windows 7 'genuine' nagware winging its way to OS

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Microsoft shoots itself in foot - again

Those bods at Microsnot certainly know how to alienate their customers. I kicked Windows into touch after having to reactivate my genuine copy of Windows XP for what must have been the umpteenth time. I felt as though they were calling me a thief, not just once but almost every time I installed a new piece of hardware on my PC. Product Activation... grr! It was bad enough when you got 30 days to comply - now you get only three.

So about a year ago I moved to Ubuntu. Best move I ever made.