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Jeremy Sands
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It is hilarious to me listening to the "big new features" of Windows 10, since I haven't used Windows other than testing websites in IE in XP and 7 for approaching 15 years now.   The features list reads like something you'd see in a changelog for KDE or XFCE a decade ago.  

Virtual desktops!   A choice to have a start menu or not to!   It upgrades cleanly from one version to another!  (Alright so Fedora specifically STILL can't do that one....).  Window snap assist!   Edge ... it's Internet Explorer but rebranded and with less legacy crap!    Windows 10:  Now achieving feature parity with KDE 2, Firefox 3, and the very first release of Chrome.

And some of the features aren't as good as they sound ... like by default updates are NOT optional.  They're getting jammed down your throat like it not.  That's good for grandma.  Bad if an update breaks your **.   Windows Hello ..... so Microsoft WHO TOTALLY ISN'T BUDDY-BUDDY WITH GOVERNMENT can store your biometric data like fingerprint and iris scan.  And Continuum ... because they're too embarrassed to call it "What we probably should have done instead of Windows 8 anyway."   And they're STILL trying to make it so you can write one app and use it on Desktop, Tablet, Phone, XBox, Hololens, etc.  Something that only sounds good until you both realize how radically different you interact with each and what Microsoft's last attempt to have one harmonious interface was:  Windows 8.

And for the gamers ...... DirectX 12 now with game streaming from XBox One.   A feature nearly nobody uses anyway, that no serious gamer will ever use due to latency, and that isn't going to be nearly as good as Steam Link.  Yay?? 

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4chan Humor Level:  Call the paramedic, I think I hurt my spleen.  http://imgur.com/a/UebkM 

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Stan Carter has outdone himself this time with the art concept for the 2015 +SouthEast LinuxFest .
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UCLUG

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UCLUG's February Meeting!

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TIL:  Dealerships suck on major maintenance.  $5,000 to fix a transmission broken by a manufacturing defect that +Mazda USA  admits was a defect in their own service bulletin:  TSB 05-016/06 ( http://www.6crew.com/files/tsb/05-016-06-1725.pdf )   Hey +Mazda USA  ... that should have been a recall, not a quietly issued service bulletin.   And next time you use Aisin for a transmission, make sure you're not installing a money pit in the drivetrain.  It's hard to zoom-zoom when you can't shift in 4th, 5th, or 6th gears.  

It's bad enough I am eating the cost of a transmission for what +Mazda USA  admits is their own manufacturing error ... made worse by ludicrous $95/hr labor charges for FIFTEEN HOURS labor and a pretty heavily gouged price on a remanufactured transmission.  

I had otherwise had good service at reasonable prices for normal maintenance in the past ... but this may be the end of me servicing through dealerships.

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Brace yourselves.  This Friday it begins.  Pre-raid the sofa cushions and car cupholders!  http://gabegaming.com/
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