rb0321

rb0321

Lives in United States SC, United States
Joined on Dec 18, 2011
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  • All good considerations mentioned so far. Another option would be a 2K or QHD screen, which is roughly what my HP x360 has ---> 3200x1800. Mine's not 100% aRGB but is 99% sRGB, which is all I care ...
  • Sure, just download the MediaCreationTool1809.exe from Microsoft, then run it with a formatted USB drive inserted. It will ask what you want and select create a bootable drive. Edit - Turn off PC, ...
  • Just played around with this recently using an older 'donated' PC running Win 7. With the bootable media creation tool USB, I first ungraded to Win 10 successfully (yes, using the key on the ...
  • Microsoft has recently embraced Linux. If you haven't heard it yet you might be interested in the relatively new Windows subsystem for Linux. It's primarily for developers. https://docs.microsoft.c ...
  • Either operating system is fine, but it's a valid question considering Apple's track record on Mac hardware. Since Apple refuses to make the affordable computers most people want/need (thus ...
  • Back in the 90's and early 2000's I had more problems with Windows, hence my move to Apple stuff. At work I continued using Windows and it improved a lot over the years and since switching back ...
  • Yes, an i5 might run cooler/faster under heavy load, if you're going to tax it a lot. Was a little concerned about fan noise and throttling with the i7 in mine but it hasn't been a problem at all. ...
  • Not just decent but excellent Win 10 systems at or under $1K. Had really wanted another MBP back in 2016 and waited until the new crop arrived. Unfortunately, like many others I was seriously ...
  • Most likely this: "How to access and control your personal data You can also make choices about the collection and use of your data by Microsoft. You can control your personal data that Microsoft ...
  • Look at the size of that bezel though. It's an old design and one of the biggest bezels of any modern screen. It's as big as the one on my old 2009 21.5" iMac. Makes the whole unit larger than it ...
  • Privacy online? What is that? ;-)
  • An extra layer can't hurt. Yeah, saw that a separate license was required too. Seems odd but guess they consider it another install. Once mature, Sandbox might be just the thing, if you have Win 10 ...
  • +1 Agree that Win 10 has gotten so good it's really not worth the bother to keep Linux installed and updated, at least not for my personal use. If I could run Lightroom and a couple other programs ...
  • Not so sure a few chip design engineers didn't know there were at least some caveats, but decided long ago the chance of exploit was negligible. Enter the age of AI algorithms that can seek out ...
  • Yeah, also read recently that there are no 'fully' effective software/BIOS/ect fixes for the myriad variations of meltdown/spectre either (even with the newest processors), at least not without ...
  • As a recovered Mac user (over 2 years Mac free) "Parkside" works very well. ;-) The wife needs a new system to replace the old iMac she's gotten used to and she wants to look at the new MacBook Air ...
  • A number of recent (within the last year) Ryzen 7, 5 and 3 CPU's have built-in Vega graphics that (at least according to benchmark (and some real world) tests) often perform noticeably better than ...
  • Yeah, both my laptop display and external monitor are 16:9 so it would make sense to use more of the real estate along the side. When moving back to primarily Windows 10 a couple years ago I moved ...
  • About the same here, Chrome with mostly just the site icons in the bookmarks bar across the top, then I have 6 folders of less-used bookmarks to the right of those (with very short labels by each ...
  • Created discussion thread Spectre and Meltdown in a nutshell...
    ...a very big one. Interesting in-depth article on TechRepublic: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/spectre-and-meltdown-explained-a-comprehensive-guide-for-professionals/
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