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badbinary

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  1. apple doesn't make the hardware. they outsource it to other companies like intel, foxxconn, etc...the same companies that make your windows pc components. the difference is that apple goes to the component makers to design and assemple a final product that carries the apple name whereas microsoft relies on middlemen like dell and hp to perform that step. i don't see it as much of a difference when it really comes down to it.
  2. i wasn't aware software could have an emotion. i guess i was wrong.
  3. yes they do http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/productID.266514600?WT.term=windows+8&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Windows+8&WT.medium=cpc&WT.campaign=5+-+Windows+8&WT.content=cjlJPBqq&WT.srch=1&WT.source=google&cshift_ck=b548b039-9825-436c-938b-e60ec0c91f7ecscjlJPBqq
  4. to be fair, it's not really anything new in the industry. apple has operated in this fashion for quite some time.
  5. i like this one! if i could vote for tip of the month, i'd vote for you.
  6. i'm aware of my choice, but that does not change my criticism. i would like to see windows improve, not turn into some clown os that is entirely non-intuitive.
  7. http://steampowered.com it's a program used for computer games, very popular and widely used.
  8. this might solve the mystery of scoped_dir. do you use steam? http://magpcss.org/ceforum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=322
  9. not sure exactly what scoped dir is, but i don't see anything indicating that it's from anything malicious. also, yes, it is perfectly safe to delete all temporary files. the %temp% command is simply a shortcut to bring up the temp folder for the current user account.
  10. if this was a legitimate download from microsoft, then the key was emailed to you.
  11. has nothing to do with yahoo and everything to do with users not using secure passwords.
  12. given the cost of the operating system and the license terms users are required to agree to, i definitely think microsoft should provide more for their customers. i just hope it's much less of this metro b.s. and more of the good things about the windows platform. one thing they really need to do is provide a native non-metro interface that is more like the windows 7 interface. what's wrong with choices? are you afraid people will shun metro? i'm sure the answer is yes, but it's still happening against their best efforts.
  13. i think you make a good point, i can't oppose what you've said.
  14. i don't completely disagree with you there, this does not, however, change what i said. the absolute most valuable protection is common sense and not being ignorant about what you're using. admin account, locked-down account, doesn't matter for many people.
  15. honestly, that's entirely a user problem for allowing anything and everything to be installed or by disabling protections in place. my windows 7 computers have run for years without ever having any "wipe, scrub, scour, rinse, repeat". this includes the computer my kids use exclusively.
  16. he's saying you have a mustache, obviously.
  17. windows live mail, windows mail, outlook express, and the other plethora of mail programs are different from the websites like hotmail.com, outlook.com, etc. hotmail is a website, you receiving your hotmail email in windows live mail is different...you're not opening hotmail.com, you're opening windows live mail. i think what you're asking is how to add your outlook.com email to windows live mail? maybe i still don't understand what you're asking.
  18. so...let's be clear on something and this may help you understand. hotmail.com doesn't download, it's not a program, it's a website just like outlook.com. what you have is simply a shortcut that opens your browser and takes you to that website unless you're using something like outlook express or windows mail. anyway, here's how you do it: http://www.techdreams.org/tips-tricks/how-to-quickly-create-a-desktop-shortcut-of-a-website-in-ie-firefox/241-20080821
  19. bottom line is this: would someone who would flash the router with custom firmware be coming here for advice? no
  20. no. all it is is a wireless router with modem together in one box instead of the normal separate modem and you supply the router. you have control of it just like you would your own wireless router and can set it up however you wish. i actually have this with time warner, myself, and it works very well.
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