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Old 08-02-2017, 06:10 AM   #2611
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Windows 10's spyware is just a drop in the bucket of all the ways you can be surveilled unless you want to live as a recluse like RMS...
it's a particularly HUGE drop though...
 
Old 08-02-2017, 02:32 PM   #2612
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Been a seamonkey user since my 1st pc. Like using it.

When I bit the bullet and bought me a brand spanking new computer, < for once and once only >

It just seemed natural to get a Chromebook. Not a overpriced Linux computer. Not a virus, bloatware ridden Windows computer. < Personal Druthers being posted here >

I knew nothing about ChromeOS. So I figured. Why not learn something different?
Plus. The prices are right for my skinny ass wallet.

Before crouton or bios hack or sd card linux installs will go on this netbook.
I already have laptops for that.
I am leaving this netbook stock. It helps me learn on how to drive my Samsung S7 phone and seems to just work on any bluetooth hardware out of the box I may buy as a addition to this Chromebook.

I have spent mucho time getting bluetooth drm hardware to work using pulseaudio and such in linux on certain bluetooth hardware.

On the chromebook. It is just plug and play. Same for phone interfacing via bluetooth or hardline.

I have to use some elbow grease though when using/syncing a phone on my linux laptops though.

Same could be said for mac and windows laptops I guess. They are all download this and click and agree to this or that. Register email and how about this added app? I know Chrome and Android are no angels either. Can't use the app with out allowing access to files.

Computers and the world in general can just be plain evil at times. Good thing I don't sleep over this stuff. Buying bread or putting a bed in place to sleep on is more important.
Computers and the world in general can just be plain evil at times, I don't think you can paint all computers as evil, just the closed source ones.

I use my own sync system running owncloud. so my laptop, phone, tablet all sync the same files with each other via owncloud. No messing around with connecting one to the other or relying on someone elses cloud.
 
Old 08-27-2017, 01:38 PM   #2613
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Windows 10 strikes again. Daughter unplugged headphones from her laptop and it won't switch to the speakers. Wife always has the opposite issue with hers. Don't know how they managed to screw up something that simple.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 07:45 AM   #2614
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That is a hardware/BIOS problem as said in reply to your other post.
 
Old 08-28-2017, 09:58 AM   #2615
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How is that IF it works as aspected in Linux?
 
Old 08-28-2017, 01:51 PM   #2616
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Windows 10 strikes again. Daughter unplugged headphones from her laptop and it won't switch to the speakers. Wife always has the opposite issue with hers. Don't know how they managed to screw up something that simple.
Actually, my MacBook Pro does that sometimes, and I discovered why: because an optical headphone/external-speaker device could have been plugged into that same jack! The little widget that tells the computer that something's plugged-in to the socket can become dirty and "stuck." If so, it won't switch to speakers. Pushing a phono plug in-and-out several times will dislodge it.

The socket can be cleaned – with the computer turned off – with a cotton swab dipped in EverClear, or a small piece of blotting-paper or coffee-filter paper tightly rolled around a thin wire. (The latter is probably better because you don't want bits of cotton to become stuck in there.)

EverClear is 100% pure grain alcohol – 200 proof – purchase at a liquor store. It's an ideal contact-cleaner because it contains no water and will therefore evaporate completely. (Even "denatured alcohol" from the paint store contains a goodly amount of H2O.) Swab a tiny amount on a nearby surface and observe when it disappears: when it does, your computer is dry, too. A "miniature" bottle, if you can find one, is plenty.

However, be aware that alcohol at this concentration is very poisonous: do not(!) drink it!

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Old 08-28-2017, 03:01 PM   #2617
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Its not hardware, sound works under a Linux live dvd. And while its technically possible for Linux to screw up sound it is at least fixable. We have two Windows 10 laptops that we have not been able to fix it as of yet.
 
Old 08-29-2017, 12:02 AM   #2618
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That is a hardware/BIOS problem as said in reply to your other post.
And, what post?
 
Old 08-29-2017, 08:03 AM   #2620
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I posted in the wrong thread by accident.
 
  


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