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That irritates me in MacBook

1 year, 3 months ago
I use makbuky about 1 year, I use it daily and many. Before I sat on Ubuntu and Windows. And when I bought MacBook that I expected that reasonableness of OS and convenience of use will be above any praises. After all it Apple and inflated price creates at me the overestimated expectations concerning quality. But alas in practice everything was not so ideal as I considered. Many defects come from fundamental approach of Apple in which they put design above convenience and very often it turns out so that what they do beautiful from the esthetic point of view not conveniently to use in practice. In general I am a supporter of what the beautiful design would not spoil functionality. There is also other class of shortcomings which are simple for eating and not it is clear for what reasons of Apple decided to implement this functionality quite so, but not differently. But about everything one after another.



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To start Windows 95 on Nintendo 3DS? Yes, it is possible

1 year, 3 months ago


If you want to return when on personal computers MS Paint and Internet Explorer 1.0 reigned, then it is possible not to invent a time machine. Sufficient it will be simple to install Windows 95 on the portable Nintendo 3DS console. In one of posts posted screenshots and video with demonstration of work as the mentioned OS on the forum Game Boy "retronavt".

The user with a nickname of Shutterbug2000 answered a question why there was to do something similar, that he just wanted to make it. For start of Windows 95 the x86 emulator was used.

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Red Star — the closed operating system from the closed country. It is a little details + video

1 year, 3 months ago


At the conference 32c3 which was taking place in Hamburg some interesting details of functioning of a North Korean operating system about which already wrote on Habré and Geektimes were sounded. This system is called Red Star. As it appeared, North Korean specialists not for nothing spent so much time for work on this OS (in total about 10 years). In spite of the fact that the system is based on one of the Linux distribution kits, it managed to be made most closed and opaque.

It is not just pale copy of the western operating systems as many of you can solve. The OS was analyzed by specialists of the German company which works in the field of information security. It is interesting that OS managed to be downloaded from the website out of North Korea (as it is known, within the country there is no Network, there is only a limited intranet).

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It became more difficult to refuse the Windows 10 installation

1 year, 4 months ago
Microsoft tried different methods how to incline users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to updating on Windows 10: files of installation of 3-5 GB are downloaded in the background, the pop-up messages "Your Upgrade Is Ready to Installation" constantly are shown, the installation program is "accidentally" started on execution. But now they surpassed itself.

Look at this screenshot. Nothing seems to you strange?


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Mozilla closes the project of smartphones on OS Firefox

1 year, 4 months ago
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Yesterday the community Mozilla declared the termination of sales of smartphones on the OS Firefox platform. The declaration took place at the Mozlando conference. Thus, in three years after the beginning of development, the project is recognized unfortunate.

The senior vice-president for mobile devices in the address wrote the following:
We are proud of that advantage which was introduced in a web platform, and we will continue experiments with experience of users on mobile devices. We will build our projects on the basis of the open code, first of all thinking of the user experience and to develop the tools promoting growth of an ecosystem.

Firefox of OS was proved by flexibility of a web platform capable to work both at the simplest smartphones, and at HD TVs. But as we could not offer the best user experience, we stop distribution of smartphones on OS Firefox. Soon we will share with you additional information concerning our projects for mobile devices.

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Mean trick. Microsoft renamed the espionage DiagTrack service and again started it at all users

1 year, 5 months ago
There was a big Threshold 2 updating for Windows 10 two weeks ago. It is enough elapsed time thoroughly to understand what is an update. In general, it was accepted positively: good innovations it is explicit more there, than bad.

But after all prepared several spoons of tar of Microsoft. First, the operating system for some reason automatically deletes some installed programs on separate computers. Judging by messages at forums, among "victims" — CPU-Z, speccy, 8gadgetpack, the client of Cisco VPN, drivers SATA, SpyBot, RSAT, F5 VPN, HWMonitor and others. After updating Windows of the program can be installed without problems back.

Secondly, after the Windows 10 updating changes some default settings back to services of Microsoft. Besides, then give the chance to return everything back.

Two above-stated bugs caught quickly enough. What you will not tell about the third, the dirtiest and even a little mean bug.

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Windows OS performed 30 years

1 year, 5 months ago

Bill Gates represents new system (Windows 3.0 in this case)

Time goes very quickly, and it is especially good to trace a current of time on the example of different devices and software platforms. Exactly 30 years ago the Microsoft corporation released the first Windows version, as the successor of MS-DOS. It happened on November 20, 1985. The output of this operating system marked itself end of one era and the beginning another. In spite of the fact that in 30 years the Windows OS interface exchanged very strongly, many elements remained since the first version. These are dialog boxes, scroll bars, icons, applications like a notepad and Paint.

Besides, Windows 1.0 made friends with a mouse. it was necessary to enter commands into MS-DOS, and not all users coped with it. As if it was the system not absolutely for housewives. After OS from Microsoft began to support a mouse, the method of interaction of the person and the PC changed cardinally. First many users of new system even complained that it is necessary to work too much with a mouse, instead of command input from the keyboard. But then got used.

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Microsoft added full support of asm.js in Edge in Windows 10

1 year, 5 months ago


The Microsoft corporation added support for asm.js to version 10532 bilda Windows Insider above. As the TH2 updating expected by many for stable releases of Windows goes with version 10586, it will be available on these systems this month as the Microsoft company is going to let out TH2 for all systems in November.

Asm.js represents command set in JavaScript which are executed much quicker than a normal JavaScript-code. The packet was created in Mozilla, and received (and receives still) excellent comments of developers. The last use Asm.js where the increased high-speed performance, for example, for creation of game engines for browsers is required. There is even an Unreal Engine 3 version which was ported on Asm.js. At the beginning of a year of Microsoft declared intention use of development of Mozilla in the Windows 10 OS.

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Mozilla let out the Android-application imitating OS Firefox

1 year, 5 months ago
imageIn parallel with the version of the OS Firefox operating system 2.5 engineers of Mozilla released also the special version for the OS 2.5 Developer Preview Firefox developers. This software in fact represents the apk-file (88 MB) for installation on Android-phones persons interested could understand as looks and OS Firefox without need to pereproshivat the device works. As it is about in many respects experimental version, in Play Market there is no application meanwhile.

In attempt to set Firefox of OS 2.5 Developer Preview it becomes clear that the application is obviously intended for phones of initial level with a small display resolution — at installation the window of loading Firefox of OS with the branded picture of Mozilla of low quality is shown, and permission of wall-paper set in Android falls so that "small squares" become well distinguishable. As a result of any launcher it was not succeeded to see except for the battery monitor and a signal of Wi-fi. More successful is an installation of simulation Firefox of OS on old Android-phone with the screen 3.7 inches and 480x800 pixels, but the low performance of the regular Firefox browser is evident at once.

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OS/2 will return in 2016

1 year, 5 months ago


At the IBM OS/2 operating system sad story. Created in the 80th years, it was one of the first OS with the multitasking mode using hardware of processors 80286. Developed by the IBM company with the assistance of Microsoft for IBM PC/AT computers, afterwards it was not widely adopted, having yielded the Windows position. At the same time, Microsoft refused further partnership, made fork code base, the Windows API added — and released the OS/2 version under the name Windows NT.

The latest version of OS/2 left in 2001, but now 28-year OS can receive the second life. At the WarpStock conference where enthusiasts of OS/2 annually gather, the Arca Noae company declared the license agreement with IBM on release and sale of the new complete OS/2 Blue Lion distribution kit for modern hardware.

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