* Posts by Infi 1

10 posts • joined 26 Jul 2012

Microsoft does and doesn't require VMs to meet hardware requirements for Windows 11

Infi 1

Windows 10 made me quite happy I'd moved to Linux for my daily driver. Windows 11 sounds like it's continuing the theme, but at least it's shiny!

Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

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Re: An option for automatic updates would be good

Actually, there is an option for automatic updates in Mint already. Just open the Update Manager, click Edit -- Preferences, then Automation.

I usually set this almost straight away after I do an install so updates get installed within 24 hours of the update arriving.

Occasionally I'll manually do the update if I see the notification before Mint does the update, but if I don't notice it, it'll get installed anyway. As mentioned, there's always Timeshift to fall back on if there's a bad update.

Google reCAPTCHA service under the microscope: Questions raised over privacy promises, cookie use

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I hate reCaptcha. If a site uses it, there's about an 80% chance I'll see one of its stupid popups and then, depending on how it's set up, I may have to 'solve' 4 or 5 different reCaptcha's before it will let me log in.

Pisses me off. It's not like I'm hiding behind a dodgy VPN. I have a static IP, with reverse DNS that matches the domain I own. I don't do anything particularly dodgy using on my connection, yet Google's rePester constantly targets me.

If I was paranoid, I'd say they had it in for me!!!

Who said that?!??!?!?!

With a million unwanted .uk domains expiring this week, Nominet again sends punters pushy emails to pay up

Infi 1

Received the email,

Read the first line that said .uk.

Deleted the email.

Welcome to life in the Fossa lane: Ubuntu 20.04 let out of cage and Shuttleworth claims Canonical now 'commercially self sustaining'

Infi 1

Re: I still don't see the purpose of WSL

I also upgraded Mum's PC from Windows 10 to Linux Mint a year or two ago, and I haven't heard a single complaint from her since. A far cry from the days when she used Windows and I got regular earache.

EA boots Linux gamers out of multiplayer Battlefield V, Penguinistas respond by demanding crippling boycott

Infi 1

Re: Few things jump out

Why shouldn't they?

I've been using Linux for gaming for the last three years and, apart from being a little more effort to set up (not much), it works perfectly well. As Valve are now actively supporting Linux gaming with Proton, alongside the likes of Lutris & PlayOnLinux, there's less and less reason to stick with Microsoft.

Accenture in doghouse after NHSmail mass outage cuts off 1m+ UK health staff

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Damn shame it was at the weekend. I don't work then!

Shit system, though that's not much different to the rest of the IT used where I work ...

NHS IT bod sends test email to 850k users – and then responses are sent 'reply all'

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'Short' delay?

"Some users have experienced a short delay in the NHS mail system this morning. Action has been taken to resolve this issue."

By short delay, they mean the entire day that nobody in the office could access their nhs.net emails.

Grr @ stupid admin that test sent to all, and even more grr @ pillocks that think 'reply to all' is a good idea because they're soooo important they feel the rest of the NHS absolutely MUST know how irritated they are at receiving an email that says 'test'.

Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

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Re: Once again...

Agreed. I've been using Windows 8 quite happily since public beta, and I see no need to bring the start button back.

Even my (long retired) parents have managed to get on with it with little to no problem.

Some people unfortunately are just too stuck in their ways

Never mind Azure: They BROKE Twitter!

Infi 1

Our survey says ...

Who gives a fuck?



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