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  1. lehnerus2000

    Classic Shell for Windows 8

    I'm not sure about that. I know of at least one forum member, who doesn't share your optimistic appraisal of the situation. http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/27359-do-you-agree-windows-8-1-start-button-joke-8.html#post504111
  2. lehnerus2000

    W8.1 Memory problems (leak?)

    Not here in Australia. I'm glad I bought my 8GB kit (DDR3 1333) in January 2013 ($50 Au). A couple of months after that purchase, the price doubled and it hasn't gone down since. As far as I can tell, that price increase was across all RAM sizes and types. :eek:
  3. lehnerus2000

    Windows 8.5

    If they didn't want complaints maybe they shouldn't have "interpreted/massaged" the telemetry so that it appeared to support their predetermined position. Abusing your critics/customers is always a good way of increasing sales and silencing critics. :doh:
  4. lehnerus2000

    W8.1 Memory problems (leak?)

    Are you using your graphics card OR are you using onboard graphics?
  5. lehnerus2000

    Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed

    Apple, Google & MS have plenty of cash. Not my job.
  6. lehnerus2000

    Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed

    Pale Moon would have to be re-engineered (or forked) if Firefox was rebuilt. Browsers (like other software) probably still contain legacy code, which might not be efficient when used with the newer web standards. Take extensions in Firefox as an example. I have multiple profiles (one profile...
  7. lehnerus2000

    Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed

    I'm using Pale Moon (64 bit). IMO, all the main browsers need to be rebuilt (i.e. "start again from scratch").
  8. lehnerus2000

    SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card

    Wouldn't last long if you were shooting 2160p video (~70 seconds?).
  9. lehnerus2000

    New Intel drivers give up to 30% performance boost for ...

    To be fair, when I updated the Intel graphics driver in my Toshiba laptop, Windows reported a 0.1 increase in performance. (I've edited my previous comment - Post #2).
  10. lehnerus2000

    Windows 8 gains market share as XP drops slightly

    I have read (somewhere recently) that the data aggregator only detects commercial versions of Linux Distros (e.g. Red Hat). If true, this means the Linux figures are totally unreliable.
  11. lehnerus2000

    New Intel drivers give up to 30% performance boost for ...

    Interesting. Whenever I try to upgrade my graphics drivers (ATI and NVidia), Windows reports that their performance has decreased. Most of my graphics driver updates result in Windows reporting that their performance has decreased. As a result, I suspect that the updates are just a scam...
  12. lehnerus2000

    Attribute Changer (Need robust application)

    Does it still happen if you use "Move", instead of "Copy"?
  13. lehnerus2000

    Microsoft re-releases August Update (Update 2) Windows 8.1

    I meant the last 18 months. Anecdotally, I personally had some W7 update issues, but I didn't have any XP issues. I actually had to reimage my PC today, because the current "problem update" in W7 wouldn't uninstall. I wasn't referring to GUI issues. Apparently there was some change in CPU...
  14. lehnerus2000

    Microsoft re-releases August Update (Update 2) Windows 8.1

    MS' record hasn't been good the past 18 months. W7 has had several dodgy updates in that time (there's one at the moment). W8 has had big problems with major updates (just check out the posts about W8 to W8.1 issues). Interestingly I can't recall seeing complaints about XP updates during this...
  15. lehnerus2000

    Emerging standards and questions about Internet of Things

    All of it, as long as some CEO gets a huge bonus as a result. :sarc: Any benefits to the consumer are purely coincidental and unintended. "Form an orderly queue to receive your IoT tracking chip implant." Place the BoD of related businesses in "protective custody". At the first sign of...
  16. lehnerus2000

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    I'd recommend: "James Boag's Premium Lager" "Cooper's Sparkling Ale" (which is actually cloudy). If you want something with a "bigger kick", you'll have to try boutique beers. :D
  17. lehnerus2000

    Why Are PC Sales Up And Tablet Sales Down?

    I think it was closer to $2K here in Australia. :eek: I could build (or even buy) a monster PC with that kind of cash Now that there is a big push to move to 2160p (I've decided to refuse to call it 4K) imagine how tiny text would be on a 2160p tablet. If the screen was 20cm x 11.25cm (8" x...
  18. lehnerus2000

    Why Are PC Sales Up And Tablet Sales Down?

    HW vs SW Cost Ratio I believe that the exact opposite will occur. As hardware becomes cheaper, the (apparent) cost of software increases. When a PC cost a few thousand dollars, spending $500 on software didn't seem that bad. Now a PC costs a few hundred dollars, spending $500 on software...
  19. lehnerus2000

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    Thanks for that info pparks1 and basher. :) I have to use a Mac again today (hopefully I'll remember these tips). The "Close" button not closing items is really intuitive. :confused:
  20. lehnerus2000

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    Agreed. Outlook Express is probably better than the two programs I mentioned earlier. "Lost Technology of the Ancients." :D I've been using a Mac All-in-One for the past few weeks (at TAFE). It hasn't impressed me with its proclaimed ease of use (I'm still floundering helplessly). It doesn't...
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