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  • The New Apple TV 4 Could Rival Xbox One And PlayStation 4 [View article]
    Because they have never been a "serious" gaming platform.

    When you think of "serious gaming" do you think of Apple? Or do you think PC gaming (Windows), XBOX, Sony, Nintendo?

    I'm willing to guess that if there was a Family Feud episode with the question, "Name a serious gaming platform that people play" there would only be the "Top 4 answers on the board" and none of them would be Apple.
    Aug 31, 2015. 05:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    "but I get a capable work PC that allows me to get the basic things I want done."

    Capable at doing the "basics" for business. That's what I want.

    In response to one of your other points, you can "text" anyone by sending them an e-mail to their phone number, such as: xxx-xxx-xxx@t-mobile.com
    Aug 17, 2015. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    It isn't a disadvantage for Microsoft to not own both. They've been successfully creating a massive ecosystem of 3rd party hardware and products that Apple could only dream of having if they pulled their heads out.
    Aug 14, 2015. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    The lack of choice with Apple products is awesome too! /sarcasm
    Aug 12, 2015. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    @Dennis Baker - "Pretty lame that they don't support prior generation hardware though."

    Which "they" did you mean? Microsoft or the hardware vendor? If the video card doesn't have a new driver it's the fault of the hardware vendor; not Microsoft.
    Aug 11, 2015. 12:55 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    Frankly, Forbes need to publish an update to this article stating the driver in question was updated and released BEFORE the release of Windows 10, similar to my mouse driver issue, and is no longer an issue for customers.

    Additionally, the configuration in question was so small it impacted less than 1% of users of Nvidia GPUs.
    Aug 11, 2015. 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    Agreed. I don't like the idea. After going through multiple builds during the beta I know the frustration of this issue as the buttons on my trackpad stopped working after an updated Synaptic driver was installed. As you may guess, when I uninstalled it and went back to an earlier version that worked it was over written by an update the next time I restarted. Eventually I couldn't do this little trick anymore as I was unable to install the new version.

    Finally, three days before launch, a new version was release that ended this loop and resolved the trackpad button issue.

    Best to get these from the 3rd parties when they come out then part of a Windows Update.

    I hope they change this in the future...By way of a forced update...Oh the irony....
    Aug 10, 2015. 06:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    There's also an option within Edge under to Tools to "Open in Internet Explorer".
    Aug 10, 2015. 06:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google forms new structure, names Pichai CEO of core business; shares rise (updated) [View news story]
    Quoted from the 3rd bullet point:

    Page: "Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG ... we are not intending for this to be a big consumer brand with related products--the whole point is that Alphabet companies should have independence and develop their own brands."
    Aug 10, 2015. 05:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    Glad your grandson did the upgrade!

    If anything, his games should be running fast on Windows 10, due to DX12, then when on Windows 8.x.
    Aug 10, 2015. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    Additionally, the "store" in Windows 10 is designed to capture all of those wonderful little micro-transactions of which Microsoft gets a slice.

    So, I guess you could say that Windows 10, for consumers, is free like a puppy.
    Aug 10, 2015. 02:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    A well done technical analysis? Nope.

    Doesn't even explain how there are multiple options to override the automatic installation of updates, especially 3rd party updates. The article bounces between "look at what's great" and "look at what sucks" faster than a kid with ADD can change his mind and it comes to no logical conclusion.

    I love how Microsoft gets blamed for EVERYTHING; especially 3rd parties not doing their jobs and creating updated, and compatible drivers when they sit on campus with the devs working with them for a year in advance (at least) before the release of the new OS.
    Aug 10, 2015. 01:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 10 Shaping Up To Be A Disaster For Microsoft Shareholders? [View article]
    Soooooo... Google? Apple? Microsoft? All companies? Welcome to the internet? Turn off the feature in Windows that shares you location.
    Aug 10, 2015. 01:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Windows 10 Hardware Argument [View article]
    Then install the free upgrade to Windows 10 and be happy again.
    Jul 29, 2015. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Windows 10 Hardware Argument [View article]
    Well that's awesome! I hadn't seen that yet. Thanks for posting, Techy!

    That should correct a large number of the issues. Probably not all of them as I'm sure people will still find issues with the update process.

    My issue was not a "whine" but a perfect example why they needed the new feature in the first place...
    Jul 28, 2015. 04:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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