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Opening a legitimate text file on a network directory can let someone gain access to your computer. Good job Microsoft. Affects XP on up.

anorange (abanana), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:38 (six years ago) Permalink

good to see everyone stoked for windows 8

Once Were Moderators (DG), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 22:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that"

serve soup without tasting it (snoball), Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Opening a legitimate text file on a network directory can let someone gain access to your computer. Good job Microsoft. Affects XP on up.

It must be fairly rare for someone to access a file from a network directory that a hacker would have access to, unless they'd already compromised the network, I'd think.

o. nate, Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Amazing new features in Windows 8! Including Task Bar and Reset!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 May 2012 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

It’s possible, for example, to download the ISO of a Linux distribution or another piece of software to the desktop, double-click to “mount” the file, and run the setup executable without having to physically burn the ISO to disc.

o brave new world that has such features in it

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Monday, 14 May 2012 04:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Tapping in passwords on a tablet, even using Microsoft’s excellent soft keyboard, is hardly ideal. Picture passwords are an inventive alternative.

Select a photo from your library, make three gestures with your finger on the chosen photo – tapping each of your children in alphabetical order, for example, or swiping across three letters in a picture of fridge magnets – and that becomes your Windows login. Picture passwords can be used with both touchscreens and mouse controls.

this is like a rejected MS Bob feature. "no, that's too insecure, let's just reset the password after 5 failed attempts instead"

the acquisition and practice of music is unfavourable to the health of (abanana), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:40 (five years ago) Permalink

tapping each of your children in alphabetical order

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know any good 3rd part media streaming software for Windows 7? There's a PS3 in the house and I'd love to just stream my movies/tv/music folders, but I don't want to drag everything away from their custom folders into the Windows Libraries stuff. If there's a way to just add folders or shortcuts to WMP, I haven't found it.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, the most customizable thing about WMP is that I can choose it to sort stuff via genre or stars or other such BS. I want to just say "This folder, D:\My Music, stream the damn thing!"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:43 (five years ago) Permalink

ps3 media server works pretty well

silverfish, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

The little icon for Windows 10 has appeared at the bottom of my screen. I have Windows 7 Home Premium right now. I've never done this before...should I upgrade? I'm generally content with what I have.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 June 2015 23:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I've read, on a couple of standard tech news sites, that we have a year for the free upgrade, and should wait a while, because lots of bugs currently. I'm satisfied too, so will wait a little while at least, for thorough reviews.

dow, Thursday, 4 June 2015 23:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Sounds good. I don't want to be stuck with something I don't really understand.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 June 2015 23:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Right now you are content because you have the right drivers for your hardware and your software does what you need with no issues of compatibility. If your setup works for you, I'd be wary of an upgrade until I knew I could run my current software and get the drivers I need. Personally, I have some old peripherals, like a 10 year old scanner, and old software like Word 2002, I have no intention of replacing, so 7 works just fine for me atm.

Aimless, Thursday, 4 June 2015 23:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, generally you shouldn't upgrade unless you have a good reason to do so.

I'm gonna stick with windows 7 for a while. I'll let other people test windows 10.

silverfish, Friday, 5 June 2015 03:20 (two years ago) Permalink

This tells some of the Win 7 goodies not on Win 10 (I already use the suggested free VLS instead of Windows Media Player, usually; much more reliable) At the very end there's a hands-on Windows 10 video:

dow, Saturday, 6 June 2015 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah I've used VLC for around 10 years now, never going back to WMP.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 6 June 2015 23:14 (two years ago) Permalink

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