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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-07-2015, 15:04
Replies: 38
Views: 2,570
Posted By TheBigM
The operative bit there is XPS which is their...

The operative bit there is XPS which is their premium lines - these are built to a higher standard and cost more.

The cheaper lines are built to a lower standard. The usual problem is someone will...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-07-2015, 09:05
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
Alanwarwic has been posting his fears about how...

Alanwarwic has been posting his fears about how an app store leads to banning of installation of apps from outside the app store since before the launch of Windows 8.

It's not happening, the Win32...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-06-2015, 23:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By TheBigM
I think the poster meant, why not just use mobile...

I think the poster meant, why not just use mobile data?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-06-2015, 09:08
Replies: 36
Views: 3,125
Posted By TheBigM
You should compare like with like. How much was...

You should compare like with like. How much was the HP Compaq computer you paid for? Macs are 1,000 and up for the decent ones.

The internal hardware is the same on both Macs and PCs. Windows is a...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-06-2015, 17:41
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
Going from Home to Pro will probably be around...

Going from Home to Pro will probably be around 100 too.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-06-2015, 17:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By TheBigM
Dell make some good ones, so do Iiyama, AOC and...

Dell make some good ones, so do Iiyama, AOC and Acer make some cheap ones.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-06-2015, 17:37
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By TheBigM
You can do image-based backups of your disk -...

You can do image-based backups of your disk - these don't care what's on the disk, they take a snapshot of the state of the disk.

Alternatively, use 8.1 as your host OS and run Windows XP...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-06-2015, 20:34
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
If you built it, you must mean a desktop? You...

If you built it, you must mean a desktop? You built a desktop with 2GB RAM??? must be a Vista era desktop at the latest possibly XP era?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-06-2015, 20:33
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
Most people aren't torrenting HD movies, oh sorry...

Most people aren't torrenting HD movies, oh sorry "Netflix 4K" / "Linux ISOs"
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-06-2015, 16:23
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By TheBigM
The microsoft bluetooth keyboard is a good choice...

The microsoft bluetooth keyboard is a good choice - designed to work with windows, android and ios.

For mouse - use your android phone's screen as a trackpad. There's an app you will need to put on...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 27-06-2015, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By TheBigM
I sold mine, not buying another any time...

I sold mine, not buying another any time soon.

At least not until the browser can get plugins and I can run SABnzbd+ on it.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-06-2015, 08:46
Replies: 39
Views: 3,818
Posted By TheBigM
That's honestly a load of crap, equivalent...

That's honestly a load of crap, equivalent machines, there's plenty of great Windows machines: Dell XPS 13 and 15, HP Spectre x360, Acer Aspire S7, Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1, Lenovo Yoga Pro...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 25-06-2015, 21:38
Replies: 39
Views: 3,818
Posted By TheBigM
You don't need a physical DVD, you can use a...

You don't need a physical DVD, you can use a virtual disc called a .iso file
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-06-2015, 20:01
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By TheBigM
It's already available on Windows 10 insider...

It's already available on Windows 10 insider builds and works well with no lag on normal PCs, whether the sticks can handle it is another question.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-06-2015, 19:13
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By TheBigM
When combined with Xbox One streaming games to...

When combined with Xbox One streaming games to Windows 10, could be useful on a second TV or not even having your xbox anywhere near your TV.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-06-2015, 20:01
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
No I don't because they already exist in the...

No I don't because they already exist in the store and the comment was clearly about putting things into the store i.e. things that are not there right now.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-06-2015, 18:36
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
a) We're talking about PCs (desktops and laptops)...

a) We're talking about PCs (desktops and laptops) not phones

b) We're talking about official Firefox and official Youtube apps which can only be put on the store by Mozilla and Google respectively....
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-06-2015, 21:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By TheBigM
Your link gets hijacked for me somehow, weird....

Your link gets hijacked for me somehow, weird.

From memory, that sim is for use in phones not in MiFis
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-06-2015, 21:20
Replies: 1,286
Views: 61,628
Posted By TheBigM
Why does firefox and youtube need to be on there?...

Why does firefox and youtube need to be on there? Firefox can be easily installed from their own website and youtube works great as a website too.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-06-2015, 16:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By TheBigM
EE do the most data of anyone with a 30 for 25GB...

EE do the most data of anyone with a 30 for 25GB deal, their 20 for 15GB ain't bad either.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-06-2015, 20:07
Replies: 25
Views: 2,311
Posted By TheBigM
Devolo for sure

Devolo for sure
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 08-06-2015, 06:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By TheBigM
What's less then helpful? Everyone above didn't...

What's less then helpful? Everyone above didn't say anything wrong. >:(

It's pretty clear what the OP's use case is. Basic web use in a static location at minimum cost to tide them over until they...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-06-2015, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By TheBigM
Get an HP Stream 11 or 13.

Get an HP Stream 11 or 13.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-06-2015, 21:31
Replies: 80
Views: 6,129
Posted By TheBigM
Your retail copy of Windows 7 isn't that...

Your retail copy of Windows 7 isn't that massively valuable unless you are a regular desktop upgrader. Any machine you buy in future will have a free license of Windows just like all machines in the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 01-06-2015, 22:34
Replies: 367
Views: 32,244
Posted By TheBigM
If you have upgraded a W7/8.1 install to W10...

If you have upgraded a W7/8.1 install to W10 Preview then you can upgrade straight to W10.

If you've clean installed W10 Preview on a machine that didn't have a W7/8.1 install it could detect (e.g....
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