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  2. warwagon

    OSArmor 1.4

    hmm.. interesting
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  4. How is the best browser?. Is it fast, stable, Adblock or what?
  5. And he was right. Thanks to him that Visual Studio is a top notch tool.
  6. This pretty much sums up Microsoft these days. No programmers with any skills, those that they have probably only know how to program if they can use SSE2 instructions, so their "solution" is not to support the older hardware. Most likely they made redundant anyone with any real programming skills, when they decided they don't want to sell a PC operating system any more. I find it hilarious that anyone would think this has to do with programmer skill. This decision was made by a pencil pusher, guaranteed.
  7. This pretty much sums up Microsoft these days. No programmers with any skills, those that they have probably only know how to program if they can use SSE2 instructions, so their "solution" is not to support the older hardware. Most likely they made redundant anyone with any real programming skills, when they decided they don't want to sell a PC operating system any more.
  8. For some reason it stopped working for me too a couple weeks ago, I had to set my preferences all over again, try that!
  9. There's a "report problem with article" on the bottom of every article. Just an FYI for future typos you may come across.
  10. They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good. No there isn't. Not on consumer versions of Windows 10. Just because Windows 10 Home hides the GUI tools needed, you can still turn off WU through the command prompt or Powershell as long as you run it as admin. There are also tools out there, or batch scripts that do this for you. It's not hard to stop the WU service from running you know. There are no built in tools or ways to turn off Windows update Home or Pro versions. Microsoft removed all of it and not even disabling WU and BITS service works anymore. The only options You as a user have are either deleting those two services or resorting to an active 3rd party WU blocking tools, so no it is not all good. What are you talking about removed all of it? Powershell is still part of Windows 10 Home, I have it on my Home running laptops, and I've also used it to turn off the WU service, it's two simple commands, one sets the service to disabled from auto, so it doesn't start, and the other stops it since it's running at the time. After that when I go to settings - windows update, and try to check for updates, I get a error, like I should. Now, some have said this method might revert at some later time, I'll have to let it go and see how long, but it's not something that switches back in a few hours or days. You're free to try it and test it out yourself, but saying there is no way to turn things off in Home is wrong, unless in some future update MS totally rips out PowerShell and Command Prompt, which I doubt they'll ever do, you'll always be able to mess with the OS even if the GUI controls have been removed. You obviously don't understand what it means disabling service does not work anymore. Windows resets WU service status no matter of the choice without user intervention or warning and starts the update download. I have witnessed this on my 2 boxes, also more than few members here have commented on it as well. Disabling does not work anymore, stop spreading misinformation. It is over. Like I said You have 2 choices left now, deleting services or having 3rd party tool actively monitoring WU and disabling it when it resets. I said it does reset, but it doesn't reset out of the blue right away either. I've had it disabled half the day now and WU still spits out an error when it tries to check for updates. It might reset in a week, it might reset in a month, I don't know, my point is that you can turn it off. And my original point is that there are ways to control it if you want to, you even said so yourself, 3rd party tools. So what are you going on about? "They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good." There is no way to turn it off, You just said it Yourself, only deletion helps. If the service starts by itself then it is not turned off. 3rd party tools do not turn it off either just temporarily disable it, consecutively and they need to be active at all times to monitor the WU. How hard was that to understand? So you're going to argue semantics with me, between off and disabled temporarily? You know what, you don't even need a 3rd party tool, you can just as well create a batch script with the same commands and have it run once a day, or once every hour, or every time you start your PC, whatever. The point is, it's stopped, it won't download anything. If you want to take the extreme step of deleting the service flat out, fine, just download and upgrade manually. Besides, deleting the service is another way of turning it off, so again, what are you arguing with me about still? So turn it off now means having someone or something checking it so it didn't turn on by itself? That by definition is not turned off. Think of it in car parable. Deleting a service is removing a part of the OS, not turning it off.
  11. Now that they just added adblocking to it as well, it could see a nice pop in downloads. They've been updating it at a pretty steady rate, which is something they need to do with the Windows version as well.
  12. rcm

    EMDB 3.16

    3.17 is out.
  13. PS: That Apple phone is no longer supported and it hasn't been quite decades either. But that's okay. I think I've spent a couple grand on iPhone's since then; so I'm over it. (Damn, I'm on a roll)
  14. UKer

    Mac OS Desktops: 2Q 2018

    My ever evolving desktop
  15. Not really. The narrative is consumers wanted nothing to do with Windows 8 and WIndows Phone, which turned out the be correct. Since they brought apps to iOS I am rocking now a lot of MS apps and services on my phone: Edge, Planner, OneDrive, Teams, ToDo, Outlook, Authenticator, Xbox, ... Shame they killed Groove playback app for my music that isn't on Spotify
  16. Apple sold me a phone that couldn't make phone calls if I held it. That made me mad, but it was Apple, so I forgave them. But "Microsoft leaves systems lacking SSE2 support high and dry for ongoing Windows update". This is absolutely terrible. This is darn near an Act of Terrorism and the Government should step in to resolve it.
  17. It's true about all the apps in the play store I thought I said that...
  18. Might wanna fix the typo in the article heading, "reprtedly" isn't really a proper word, you know.
  19. This is good, having it up to the developers to control and also having to split players who use kb+mouse from those who still use the controller automatically is the right thing to do. Probably opens up the xbox to more games like the new Gears Tactics and AoE etc.
  20. They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good. No there isn't. Not on consumer versions of Windows 10. Just because Windows 10 Home hides the GUI tools needed, you can still turn off WU through the command prompt or Powershell as long as you run it as admin. There are also tools out there, or batch scripts that do this for you. It's not hard to stop the WU service from running you know. There are no built in tools or ways to turn off Windows update Home or Pro versions. Microsoft removed all of it and not even disabling WU and BITS service works anymore. The only options You as a user have are either deleting those two services or resorting to an active 3rd party WU blocking tools, so no it is not all good. What are you talking about removed all of it? Powershell is still part of Windows 10 Home, I have it on my Home running laptops, and I've also used it to turn off the WU service, it's two simple commands, one sets the service to disabled from auto, so it doesn't start, and the other stops it since it's running at the time. After that when I go to settings - windows update, and try to check for updates, I get a error, like I should. Now, some have said this method might revert at some later time, I'll have to let it go and see how long, but it's not something that switches back in a few hours or days. You're free to try it and test it out yourself, but saying there is no way to turn things off in Home is wrong, unless in some future update MS totally rips out PowerShell and Command Prompt, which I doubt they'll ever do, you'll always be able to mess with the OS even if the GUI controls have been removed. You obviously don't understand what it means disabling service does not work anymore. Windows resets WU service status no matter of the choice without user intervention or warning and starts the update download. I have witnessed this on my 2 boxes, also more than few members here have commented on it as well. Disabling does not work anymore, stop spreading misinformation. It is over. Like I said You have 2 choices left now, deleting services or having 3rd party tool actively monitoring WU and disabling it when it resets. I said it does reset, but it doesn't reset out of the blue right away either. I've had it disabled half the day now and WU still spits out an error when it tries to check for updates. It might reset in a week, it might reset in a month, I don't know, my point is that you can turn it off. And my original point is that there are ways to control it if you want to, you even said so yourself, 3rd party tools. So what are you going on about? "They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good." There is no way to turn it off, You just said it Yourself, only deletion helps. If the service starts by itself then it is not turned off. 3rd party tools do not turn it off either just temporarily disable it, consecutively and they need to be active at all times to monitor the WU. How hard was that to understand? So you're going to argue semantics with me, between off and disabled temporarily? You know what, you don't even need a 3rd party tool, you can just as well create a batch script with the same commands and have it run once a day, or once every hour, or every time you start your PC, whatever. The point is, it's stopped, it won't download anything. If you want to take the extreme step of deleting the service flat out, fine, just download and upgrade manually. Besides, deleting the service is another way of turning it off, so again, what are you arguing with me about still?
  21. It's true about all the apps in the play store
  22. DocM

    SpaceX Updates  (Thread 9)

    Yup, at the end of FY 2019. Per the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.
  23. They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good. No there isn't. Not on consumer versions of Windows 10. Just because Windows 10 Home hides the GUI tools needed, you can still turn off WU through the command prompt or Powershell as long as you run it as admin. There are also tools out there, or batch scripts that do this for you. It's not hard to stop the WU service from running you know. There are no built in tools or ways to turn off Windows update Home or Pro versions. Microsoft removed all of it and not even disabling WU and BITS service works anymore. The only options You as a user have are either deleting those two services or resorting to an active 3rd party WU blocking tools, so no it is not all good. What are you talking about removed all of it? Powershell is still part of Windows 10 Home, I have it on my Home running laptops, and I've also used it to turn off the WU service, it's two simple commands, one sets the service to disabled from auto, so it doesn't start, and the other stops it since it's running at the time. After that when I go to settings - windows update, and try to check for updates, I get a error, like I should. Now, some have said this method might revert at some later time, I'll have to let it go and see how long, but it's not something that switches back in a few hours or days. You're free to try it and test it out yourself, but saying there is no way to turn things off in Home is wrong, unless in some future update MS totally rips out PowerShell and Command Prompt, which I doubt they'll ever do, you'll always be able to mess with the OS even if the GUI controls have been removed. You obviously don't understand what it means disabling service does not work anymore. Windows resets WU service status no matter of the choice without user intervention or warning and starts the update download. I have witnessed this on my 2 boxes, also more than few members here have commented on it as well. Disabling does not work anymore, stop spreading misinformation. It is over. Like I said You have 2 choices left now, deleting services or having 3rd party tool actively monitoring WU and disabling it when it resets. I said it does reset, but it doesn't reset out of the blue right away either. I've had it disabled half the day now and WU still spits out an error when it tries to check for updates. It might reset in a week, it might reset in a month, I don't know, my point is that you can turn it off. And my original point is that there are ways to control it if you want to, you even said so yourself, 3rd party tools. So what are you going on about? "They don't, since there's multiple ways to turn WU off, it's all good." There is no way to turn it off, You just said it Yourself, only deletion helps. If the service starts by itself then it is not turned off. 3rd party tools do not turn it off either just temporarily disable it, consecutively and they need to be active at all times to monitor the WU. How hard was that to understand?
  24. testman

    EMDB 3.16

    ... nah!
  25. thanks for your useful comment Sorry dude, but that's Ballmer's legacy forever and ever.
  26. Steady if unspectacular progress when you consider it reached 1 million downloads 1 week after official release. It's taken almost 7 months to get another 4 million. The Office apps have been on the store about 6 times longer but most have over 20 times more downloads. Word averages roughly 12 million downloads per month. Like everything on the Play store though, we only know how many people have downloaded an app, not how many people are actually using it. Not sure why this is classed as an "important milestone".
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