* Posts by binary

18 posts • joined 4 Oct 2018

Want to check out Windows 11 but don't want to buy a new PC? Here's how to bypass the hardware requirements

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WTF?

Who needs Windows when Linux can do more?

Tried to bypass the hardware requirements per this article on my laptop with an i7 processor but it's impossible. On a second thought, I realize that I'd be better off using Linux on my laptop.

Facebook far too consumed by greed to make itself less harmful to society, whistleblower tells Congress

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Re: "Facebook’s algorithms [..] put immense profit before safety and society"

Why is it a surprise suddenly that Facebook prioritizes profits over safety and well beings of its users? Wasn't this a known fact to all of us since its inception? For me it was. The sad and bleak future of all those who use Facebook to 'socialize,' will keep Facebook operating as if 'whistlers' are just attention seekers.

Microsoft's Edge browser for Linux hits the Beta Channel ... if you're into that kind of thing

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Unhappy

MS Edge for Linux? Why?!

I refuse to use MS Edge in Windows 10 so what is the purpose using it with Linux? Chrome and Firefox do everything I need. Why Edge?

LibreOffice 7.1 beta boasts impressive range of features let down by a lack of polish and poor mobile efforts

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LibreOffice and other word processors

Google Docs is the best, and only word processor I use. Never liked LibreOffice

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

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Re: Edge using chromium

I drink Coke, never Pepsi because Pepsi is an imitation who wants to be as big as Coke. I use Chrome and not Edge because, Edge is an imitation who wants to be as big as Chrome. The whole Windows should be rewritten using the more efficient Linux then, I'll consider it.

No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically

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Windows 10 Will Do It For You... not necessarily

If you don't want the new Edge automatically installed, you need to download a file from Microsoft (it has a .cmd extension) and run it as administrator:

EdgeChromium_Blocker.cmd [<machine name optional>] [/B] [/U] [/H]

/B= block distribution

/U = unblock distribution

/H= Displays the following summary help:

This tool can be used to remotely block or unblock the delivery of

Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) through Automatic Updates.

DirectX comes to Linux (via WSL2): Microsoft unveils tricks needed to flash a GPU at a penguin

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No, no... I don't want to run Linux apps on Windows, I want to run Windows apps on Linux.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Linux

Re: I'll give it a go...

I use Linux so why should I give a sh*t?

'Literally a paperweight': Bose users fume at firmware update that 'doesn't fix issues'

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Linux

Re: There’s a reason people say

It makes sense to me what BOSE stands for. I owned a BOSE speaker set in the past and was very disappointed with the sound output. Please note that BOSE never reveals the output frequency of their speakers. I can't understand why the REG calls BOSE products "Lexus." I am assuming it refers to the 2002 Lexus SC 430 which is rated 3rd worst car ever made:

https://www.thestreet.com/story/12927306/1/the-10-worst-cars-of-all-time.html

It's Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Tech industry speaks its brains on Brexit-monger's victory

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Re: *

YES, he IS that stupid!

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Re: Disaster

Shall we ask Trump? Surely he knows...

Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why

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AT&T throttles data, beware!

We had AT&T for a little over a year. We paid for 25 MB/s until, they got caught several times providing only 3 MB/s. Not to mention their service is very unreliable due to data throttling. The best way to put it, we found their service inadequate.

One man went to mow a meadow, hoping Trump would spot giant grass snake under flightpath

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Please, keep Trump

My dear fellow Brits.

Thanks for entertaining the grafters.Can you please, please, keep them over there permanently? Thanks a bunch!

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

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Linux

Microsoft has things backwards!

Instead of running Linux in Windows, Microsoft would be much better off if it dumped Windows completely - because Windows will never be better than Linux - and develop its own version of Linux. Only then, I'll give Microsoft a try. Windows 10 right now, is a complete drag.

Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

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Re: "No one likes an asshole"

Correction: when considering those who voted for Trump, they like an asshole and, all those who still congregate on Facebook also like Zuckerberg/Sandberg assholes considering all the negative publications involving Facebook.

Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know

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Facebook is bad for your health!

The easiest way to eliminate Facebook, is the way we did Usenet: disjoin. Difficult to do if you are a tobacco-chewer.

Western Digital: And when I pull the covers off, behold as NAND becomes virtual DRAM

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Is two really three?

"Western Digital is consolidating its brand names into two classes: consumer, and enterprise and commercial."

Now I am really confused...?

Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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Linux

Windows arriving on a desktop near you...

After all these years, watching the paint dry on the wall while waiting for the Windows update slugs to finish their slow chore, I still wonder what "improvements" is Microsoft talking about?

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