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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4020 on: January 14, 2014, 04:31:57 PM »
"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/threshold-be-called-windows-9-ship-april-2015

Crap not again darn MS when do they ever makeup their mind >:( >:( >:( >:(

Well with only 9% OS market share they really have to do something to get people and business clients who are predominantly desktop/non-touch screen users and 8.0 & 8.1 didn't do that.

MS thought all of the hardware manufactures would be bring out desktop and laptop systems with touch screens and that hasn't materialised, touch screen monitors have been a very small % of overall sales (even less than win8/8.1 combined).

I have just read an article on Threshold in MicroMart magazine and that was talking about win8.2 not 9.0. I can see the logic in not having any win8.? to try and dissociate it from that experiment.

I'm at a point where I would be considering upgrading/replacing this system 5years old, but I really don't know what OS I will go for, win7 Pro. Or wait until closer to the April 2015 and just soldier on with this system that does what I want of it. Not being overly concerned with the end of support for XP in April 2014.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4021 on: January 14, 2014, 05:06:59 PM »
You might want to hold off the upgrade.

History has shown...

XP       Good
Vista   Bad
Win7  Good
Win8  Bad

Just saying.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4022 on: January 15, 2014, 01:19:45 AM »
Is Bot Revolt a good alternative to Peerblocker? -> http://www.botrevolt.com/
It enhances your privacy online together with programs like Byzantium (a linux distr.), My Kolab (an alternative mail program), Freenet (a darknet on top of the Internet to connect with), Diaspora (an alternative social network), DuckDuckGo (alternative search engine)  - these privacy solutions were proposed in an article by Kristian van Tuil.
Afraid to run the big commercial privacy intruder programs.
The above list has some alternatives to really enhance your privacy online.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4023 on: January 15, 2014, 04:13:36 PM »



If you use Microsoft's Office 2010 - 2013 and are blind or visually impaired,
you can now get Window-Eyes free of charge.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4024 on: January 15, 2014, 04:43:10 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4025 on: January 17, 2014, 11:36:44 AM »
Google in your eye   ;)

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/16/google-shows-off-smart-contact-lens-that-lets-diabetics-measure-their-glucose-levels/


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4026 on: January 18, 2014, 09:33:31 PM »
Anyone need a thermal camera?

It is now available for your smartphone ....at the moment iPhone 5 and later this year also for Android

FlirOne   http://www.flir.com/flirone/


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4027 on: January 18, 2014, 09:53:40 PM »
Anyone need a thermal camera?

It is now available for your smartphone ....at the moment iPhone 5 and later this year also for Android

FlirOne   http://www.flir.com/flirone/
Could be useful for heat-related issue troubleshooting of computer hardware.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4028 on: January 19, 2014, 10:30:50 PM »
ok...so what you see in those hollywood movies are not a trick

Watch Windows 8.1 apps floating inside a holographic conference room
http://www.neowin.net/news/watch-windows-81-apps-floating-inside-a-holographic-conference-room


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4029 on: January 19, 2014, 10:35:58 PM »
Back off, NSA: Blackphone promises to be the first privacy-focused smartphone
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/blackphone-privacy-and-security-android-smartphone/

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4030 on: January 19, 2014, 10:53:06 PM »
@ Pondus,
These tips belong in the android section. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4031 on: January 19, 2014, 11:09:24 PM »
@ Pondus,
These tips belong in the android section. :)
Your right.....forgot we made a topic there ....anyway now also there


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