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Tuesday Tidbits #20

Some interesting items for your consideration:

* eReaders: They’re reading us while we read them

Your Kindle, therefore Amazon, knows more about your reading habits than you do. Is that something you want? Michael Kassner looks at eReaders and privacy issues.Read more..

* HP Pavilion dm1-4310e: Swapping Windows 8 for Linux

Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.Read more..

(Non-Linux people still might want to look at paragraph 7..)

* How to decide: should you upgrade to Windows 8?

With all the hype about Windows 8, one question remains for most current Windows users: should you upgrade to Windows 8? In this article, David Gewirtz walks you through all the possibilities, so you’re armed with the best decision-making strategy for your needs.Read more..

( Though.. I am “with” this Bloomberg article: Considering Windows 8 Upgrade? Don’t

I’ve made a lot of computer blunders over the years. The biggest was taking a perfectly well- functioning Sony (6758) Vaio and upgrading it from Windows XP to Windows Vista, which left it so crash-prone as to be all but useless.

So please believe me when I offer this word of advice on installing Microsoft’s shiny new Windows 8 operating system:

Don’t.” Read more.. )

* For those of you who are using, or are going to be using, Windows 8, I’d like to tell you that Rick Robinette is writing “how you do ______ in Windows 8” articles, and explaining the “new way” to do things. I will not be doing that; so you might want to bookmark him.
(I will be sticking to Win7; and, maybe, learning to master OpenSUSE.)

* Yesterday’s article directly quoted the (rather famous) song “Black Dog”, performed by a (rather famous) band, called “Led Zeppelin”, and dates to the 70’s. I apologize to anyone who found the lyric “sexist”. To me, I saw it as simply classic rock and roll. Sorry.

* Tis the season of cybercrime — and your Inbox is prime ‘hunting ground’..


If You Do Not Know The Sender: Delete. Don’t Be “Curious”.

Today’s quote:Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” ~ George Carlin.

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December 4, 2012 Posted by | computers, Internet, Microsoft, News, tech, Windows 8 | 6 Comments