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Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 12th 2011 12:22PM Well this sucks. Sorry to see you guys go, I subscribe to the RSS feed and have found so many nifty little tips, tools and time-wasters thanks to this site. It's such a useful place. What happened? This seems incredibly sudden.

Windows 8 getting a built-in PDF reader, Metro-style (Download Squad)

Apr 5th 2011 9:03AM @a.sibahi - Well now it makes so much sense! Thanks.

Windows 8 getting a built-in PDF reader, Metro-style (Download Squad)

Apr 4th 2011 5:45PM I'll be glad to see Windows finally get an in-built pdf reader, though I am not a huge fan of the Metro look. And what exactly makes Metro 'authentic'?

Google launches two new domains for Iraq and Tunisia (Download Squad)

Apr 2nd 2011 10:29AM The text says google.tb but the link points to google.tn, so I have to ask - tb or not tb?

Must-have Firefox 4 add-ons for Chrome and Internet Explorer converts (Download Squad)

Mar 22nd 2011 3:37PM @Jordan - Whether or not there are Chrome and IE articles is irrelevant to the fact that THIS particular article reads like an advertisement.

Half of all companies will continue to use Windows XP after it retires in 2014 (Download Squad)

Nov 1st 2010 2:51PM I actually saw a business using Win95 quite recently. Pretty much everywhere I go I see XP, though, and if I still see it in 2014 in a fair few places, it would not really bother me. There are alternatives to the false dichotomy of XP being near perfect or Sys Admins being lazy. For example, some companies may have limited resources and just not be able to upgrade, even in 2014. Some companies may have no impetus to upgrade if XP is still doing exactly the job they require. Not every workplace needs to be on the cutting edge.

48%, though? That seems a lot more than just local libraries and mom and pop stores, and it's a bit odd to think that many companies would not want to keep their systems up to date.

Using Firesheep as a hacking tool may be illegal in the US, UK, and most of the world (Download Squad)

Oct 29th 2010 1:08PM I don't think the point of the article was to tell criminals using these holes with the intent to profit from it their actions were illegal. That much would be already clear. The point seemed to be to remind folk not to get carried away with their own experimentation with Firesheep, because there is potential for them to get themselves in trouble.

Google's Schmidt says Street View-phobes "can just move" (Download Squad)

Oct 25th 2010 11:46AM That's kind of missing the point. I don't think it is a particularly big deal to have your front lawn visible on google maps, because there's not really anything anyone can do with that which they couldn't do by just driving to your house. But there is a big difference between being visible from a public highway and having someone driving by photographing your home to add to their collection. It's not illegal, but it's certainly not polite, and it's fair enough for some people to be unnerved by it. For google to respond with "just move" is a breathtaking lack of tact and shows a complete disconnection with reality. People cannot just up and move, especially in the current economy, and where exactly are they meant to go that google isn't planning on photographing? Area 51?

G*****n Work helps Google Chrome users count down to the end of the day (Download Squad)

Oct 4th 2010 1:36PM Sigh. Thanks for editing me, cowards.

G*****n Work helps Google Chrome users count down to the end of the day (Download Squad)

Oct 4th 2010 1:22PM On the topic of the extension... I just don't see the point. I'm no maths whizz, and I have never had trouble figuring out how long it is until quitting time. If you're on a computer you will always have a clock in front of you, so I just don't see how this function is really any use. Maybe if you did shift work with frequently changing hours, I suppose, since you might not remember every instant when quitting time is, but it seems a very niche thing.