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  1. consensus by whom? most of the reviews i've read say that windows 8 doesn't really offer anything new other than the interface and many have compared it to a less boggy vista.

     

    just because i question the action doesn't mean i don't "get it", that's a silly argument. i simply would like to know why someone would upgrade from windows 7 just to then use third party software to make the upgraded os more like the old one. i think that's a very fair question.


  2. the term "ultrabook" is a marketing term created by intel. in order to use the ultrabook name, the product must meet the ultrabook specifications. intel is free to demand what they wish of it.

     

    doesn't mean much beyond that, though. in fact, most ultrabooks already have touch screens.

     

     

    that's how that works.


  3. chrome runs faster, has it's own built-in process manager, and uses less memory (unless they've reduced that in ff 17)

     

    also, i absolutely LOVE being able to use chrome at home, then switch to my phone and have history, etc. there, then use it at work with all the same data. i understand you may be afraid of them using the data for nefarious purposes (and that's a legitimate fear), incognito mode isn't tracked.

     

     

    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185277


  4. i'm not too familiar with thunderbird, but what you simply need to do is have separate email accounts set up with your isp and then just set up only that specific email account for the corresponding computer.

     

    computer a would only have email account a set up in thunderbird

    computer b would only have email account b set up in thunderbird

     

    this has nothing to do with how the network is set up or anything like that. it's no different than how i only get my email and not yours: it's because my email account is different.


  5. put a male end on one and female on the other, then plug them together. in my experience, this is the most cost effective solution.

     

    splicing is not advised in general, but that's what i'd do.

     

    edit: also, what is the distance you're looking at?


  6. i'm not sure joe really thought that linux meant ONLY open source but rather that it goes against the spirit of what linux is about. joe can correct me if i'm wrong there...

     

    in a sense, joe is right about that, but that really only applies to linux itself and other software that uses the GNU license format. proprietary software will always have it's place on any format, be it windows, mac, linux, bsd, etc.


  7. yeah, i don't really get what you're getting at joe. a software company offers a product that a consumer purchases. you don't seriously think this is new to linux, do you? the only new thing is that ubuntu will offer the repo's.

     

    android is linux based and open source and offers proprietary software through it's service, google play....where's the complaining about that?

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