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  • The future of PCs and Macs is expensive: The PC is a niche now

    10/29/2016 1:59:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 28, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    The personal desktop computer used to once be an exclusive and expensive machine, though we now know it and its laptop counterpart as a mass-market commodity that most people can afford. This week, however, the companies that defined the personal computer, Microsoft and Apple, gave us a glimpse of the future and it looks like a return to the past: the PC is going back to being an exclusive and expensive machine. Set aside all the explosions of color on gorgeous, high-resolution displays. Ignore the glamorous promo videos and the ultrathin, all-metal chassis of the new Surface Studio and MacBook...
  • Hillary Health Horrors

    01/08/2016 4:43:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 74 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 8, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Hillary Health Horrors Medical experts raise red flags, question her claimed recovery from brain trauma. January 8, 2016 Matthew Vadum A traumatic brain injury Hillary Clinton suffered that she apparently never recovered from could render her unfit for the intense daily rigors of the presidency, a new report suggests. After the former secretary of state returned late to the stage following a commercial break in a Democratic presidential candidates' debate in New Hampshire last month, many observers picked up on an excuse that there was a long lineup for the bathroom that forced Clinton to return to the stage...
  • Cryptolocker ransomware has ´infected about 250,000 PCs´

    12/25/2013 6:51:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 133 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Leo Kelion
    A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers. Cryptolocker scrambles users´ data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock. Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected. It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals. The firm has provided a list of net domains that it suspects have been used to spread the code, but warned that more are being generated every day. Ransomware has existed since at...
  • Bloomberg Pledge $80,000 to Ubuntu Edge Campaign

    08/08/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    Techweek Europe ^ | August 8, 2013 | Steve McCaskill
    Bloomberg has become the first major corporate backer of the Ubuntu Edge, pledging $80,000 towards the project to build a crowdfunded smartphone, but this is unlikely to be enough to help Canonical reach its ambitious funding goal of $32 million (£20.8m). Canonical says the pledge is a huge boost for the company and other backers who want to get their hands on the world’s first “truly converged computing device”, but at the time of writing, the Ubuntu Edge has achieved just $8,544,097 of its target with just 14 days of fund raising left. Bloomberg has signed up for the ‘Enterprise...
  • When Windows XP Goes Away, HP Thinks Businesses Will Start Buying PCs Again

    06/15/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/15/2013 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Microsoft was hoping Windows 8 would be such a hit with enterprises that they'd stop using Windows XP, an aging operating system that debuted in 2001. That hasn't happened, but HP thinks enterprises will have no choice but to upgrade to new PCs when Microsoft stops releasing security fixes for XP next April. "We think this will bring a big opportunity for HP," Enrique Lore, SVP and GM of HP's business PC unit, said in a press conference Monday on the eve of HP's Discover customer conference, as reported by Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau. Lore said 40% to 50% of businesses...
  • July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)

    07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown
    On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”
  • Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

    10/06/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/6/10 | Staff
    Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests. The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott Charney of the firm's Trustworthy Computing team. It is designed to tackle botnets - networks of infected computers under the control of cybercriminals. Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow it to be cleaned.
  • Weird iMac Problem, Any Ideas?

    08/03/2010 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Ronin · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Ronin | August 4, 2010 | Ronin
    I am at wits end here because of a problem when I run Windows XP on my iMac via bootcamp, so I am hoping some brainy FReeper can help me out. The problem is that the display dims immediately after I log in, and I can't find the controls to brighten it back up to normal. It's almost as if it is going into some sort of screen-saver mode. Note that there is absolutely no problem when I launch my spouse's profile or guest. It only happens when I log into my profile. And, it only happens when I am...
  • Funny Video of Little Girl Helping Mommy With Housework

    05/06/2010 10:02:19 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 745+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Every parent looks forward to the day when their young children will begin cleaning up after themselves. So keep that in mind as you watch this short video clip of a little girl helping her Mom in the Kitchen. Take a short break from the news and follow the link below for a cute video clip of the, Little Girl Helping Her Mom With Dishes.
  • Bill stops tax penalty for homebuying soldiers, other feds moving on orders

    11/27/2009 4:41:06 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 9/17/2009 | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, House Armed Services Committee Chairman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2009) — Today, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-N.C.), and 26 other members of the House of Representatives in introducing H.R. 3590, the “Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009.” This deficit-neutral legislation would amend the federal tax code to ensure military personnel can take full advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Current law requires first-time homebuyers who utilize the $8,000 tax credit created by the Recovery Act to repay the credit if they move from...
  • (Personal, Vanity) Looking for A Good Penguin

    05/23/2009 5:33:45 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies · 944+ views
    self ^ | 5-23-2009 | grey_whiskers
    This is a personal request, not an article. I'm looking for thoughts by FReepers who know what the hell they're talking about, not flamewars. I have a Mac (love it) and a Windows (XP, whatever the latest service pack is). Have the following questions. 1) I want to do backups of the Mac. What is a good website or source (explicit page reference!) to the Time Machine utility? 1a) Where can I find the logfile to see who is attempting to access my Mac? (The PC has several anti-virus products and firewalls on it already.) 2) I want to do...
  • Two monitors, twice the fun - Feature

    02/27/2009 10:33:26 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,914+ views
    earthtimes ^ | 28 Feb 2009 | DPA
    Think about how much time you spend switching from one application to another, searching for windows that are hidden behind other windows, or opening and re-opening applications. It adds up. And depending upon the type of work you do, it can add up to a lot - a lot of frustration and a lot of lost productivity. The solution may be to add a second monitor. With today's PCs, adding another monitor to your setup is fairly easy, and the advantages are manifold. Not only will you be able to give an entire application - such as your e-mail program...
  • Iraqi Girls' School Gets Computers, Internet Service

    03/14/2008 4:13:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, March 14, 2008 – Their school’s infrastructure may be behind the times, but education has been thrust into the modern era at an Iraqi school for girls. Army Sgt. Amanda Timmer of the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, talks with students at the Kut Girls Secondary School after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Internet center March 10, 2008. The center features 10 new computers and furniture. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Thanks to the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team, the Kut Girls Secondary School...
  • Leopard Hacked to Run on PCs

    10/30/2007 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 70+ views
    PCWorld ^ | Monday, October 29, 2007 9:00 AM PDT | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    The OSx86 Scene forum is offering full instructions on how to install the newest Mac OS on Windows PCs.The cat and mouse game between hackers and Apple takes another move, with news that Apple's new Leopard operating system has already been successfully installed on Windows PCs. The OSx86 Scene forum has released details of how Windows users can migrate to Apple's new OS, without investing in new hardware -- even though installing Leopard on an PC may be counter to Apple's terms and conditions.
  • New Computer Help

    09/02/2007 12:44:29 PM PDT · by hc87 · 60 replies · 577+ views
    I need some help with a new computer purchase. I'm going to be replacing my almost seven year old computer (1 gz Athlon processor) and would like some advice from Freepers who know PCs. My general philosophy on PC purchases over the years has been to invest in a higher-end processor in a new computer and then plan to do mid-life upgrades on other components over the years. I've had great luck with my HP Pavilion and probably will look first at an HP mail order custom build, starting with one of their media center PCs. That being said, I...
  • Laptops make up two thirds of PC sales

    12/19/2006 8:18:44 PM PST · by jdm · 21 replies · 456+ views
    Tech Spot ^ | Dec 19, 2006 | Justin Mann
    We all know that notebooks are quickly overtaking PCs in terms of deployed numbers, but just how fast are people adopting them? With a significant rise in notebook sales this year, some are putting the notebook to PC ratio figure at over two thirds when it comes to sales: About 65 percent of all PCs sold at the stores surveyed by Current Analysis--Best Buy, Radio Shack, Circuit City, CompUSA and Staples--were notebooks, said Sam Bhavnani, an analyst with the firm. Last year, the mix was about half and half between notebooks and desktops. What does this mean for the future...
  • The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time (long)

    08/11/2006 3:09:45 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 26 replies · 571+ views
    Yahoo News/PC World ^ | Fri Aug 11, 4:00 AM ET | The Editors of PC World
    The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time The Editors of PC World Fri Aug 11, 4:00 AM ET IBM's first PC, announced on August 12, 1981, was far from the first personal computer--but when it arrived, there was near-universal agreement that it was likely to be a landmark machine. It was. And 25 years later, it still ranks among the most significant computers ever. Like the IBM Personal Computer, Model 5150, the greatest systems have always had ambitions to boldly go where no computer has gone before. Without these innovative machines, the PC revolution would have been a lot less...well,...
  • New Washers, Dryers Send Messages to PCs

    07/23/2006 8:18:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 233+ views
    AP ^ | Saturday July 22, 11:52 pm ET | Greg Bluestein
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The technology behind cleaning clothes has spun through more than a few cycles over the last century, from clunky hand-cranked machines to today's gleaming appliances that can detect a load's size and even how much grime is ground into the fabric. Soon, those who delight in living the clean life could be awash in an even newer twist. Washers and dryers that link wirelessly to Internet-connected home networks are being tested by consumers who are receiving updates on their dirty laundry via cell phones, computers and TV sets. Messages not only indicate when a wash is complete...
  • To Jog Your Memory: You Overpaid For PCs

    04/26/2006 9:11:01 PM PDT · by CAWats · 57 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2006 | James Detar
    The curtain has yet to fall on one of the most flagrant price fixing conspiracies in U.S. history — one that likely caused you to pay more for PCs and other products. The U.S. Department of Justice over the last two-plus years charged four memory chip companies, and 12 high-level managers with these companies, with conspiring to fix prices. All the companies and individuals indicted have pleaded guilty. While it won't say whether it will file more charges, the DOJ does confirm that its investigation remains ongoing. The biggest issues outstanding might well be how the case will affect the...
  • Book by Army spouse helps families enjoy moving

    04/25/2006 4:31:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Fonda R. Bock
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 24, 2006) – It can leave a person overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, but military families must endure it over and over – moving. One Army spouse claims she’s developed techniques that relieve some of the stress and make moving enjoyable. “It’s time to take a different look at PCSing,” said Sandee Payne, a freelance organizer and decorator who has relocated seven times in 10 years to follow her husband’s military career. “From now on, think of it as your ‘positive change of surroundings.’” Payne has compiled her hard-earned knowledge into “That Military House: Move...