1050 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
And where the hell have the corner icons gone? Windows Explorer, Chrome and Thunderbird - I'm looking at you! As a web developer I sometimes have tons of windows open across my dual monitors with many half hidden behind other windows. Sometimes have to stare at something for a while before I'm 100% certain it is what I think it is!
3ve Offline: Countless Windows PCs using 1.7m IP addresses hacked to 'view' up to 12 billion adverts a day
Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours
Oh, I wish it could be Black Friday every day-aayyy, when the wallets start jingling but it's still a week till we're paiii-iid
TPM mandatory to run Win10?
No, it isn't. My PC can* run W10 but doesn't have TPM. I think you are getting confused with the MS requirement for NEW devices to have TPM as stated here:
"As of July 28, 2016, all new device models, lines or series must implement and be in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 11889:2015 or the Trusted Computing Group TPM 2.0 Library and a component which implements the TPM 2.0 must be present and enabled by default from this effective date."
The above is taken from: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/minimum-hardware-requirements-overview
Older devices can run W10 (if they must) even if they don't have TPM.
*It doesn't actually have W10 on it at the moment - I am not that stupid! However, I do have an SSD in my desk drawer that has W10 installed (upgraded for free about 2 years ago from a clone of my W7 install) for when W7 goes end of life. Once every so often I put that SSD into my PC just so it can update itself to the latest horror-filled TITSUP version. Then I put it back in the drawer and carry on using W7.
Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office
HSBC now stands for Hapless Security, Became Compromised: Thousands of customer files snatched by crims
I suspect many long-standing VirtualBox users were as dismayed as I was when Sun bought the original VirtualBox company. I bet many were also horrified when Oracle bought Sun - I certainly was. At least MySQL has been (sort of) 'rescued' from Oracle's clutches in the form of MariaDB. I really hope VirtualBox has some sort of escape plan in place as well.