Bad news. Microsoft doesn’t yet have a viable replacement for Windows 7 and they are starting to terminate it. Using Windows 8 is like writing government specs on a cell phone: it might be possible in the same way that technically, I could write all software in machine code only — no compilers — and loaded the code into memory manually using paper tape. No wait: cell phones have that blasted spelling correct/corrupt-er. Make that writing in machine language while a rogue virus randomly changes the codes that I have already written.
I fought for some time to get USB devices recognized by VirtualBox. Today, I came across a blog entry with a solution: add your login to the (virtualbox) group “vboxusers”. Problem solved. Not obvious. My check scanner now works via the dedicated Windows 7 machine running in VirtualBox. Here is the relevant blog entry and…
It seems ClamAV database has a problem producing false positives for nvstor.sys, sisraid4.sys, ws2ifsl.sys and related files incorrectly reported as infected by Win.Worm.Autorun-4414, 4415, and Win.Trojan.6878514.
“Document Freedom Day”: a day for celebrating information accessibility for all people everywhere and for raising awareness of open standards. The open software movement and the corporate desire for it to end is very much like the American Second Amendment “Gun Control” movement — Software Patents are not about software and Gun Control is not about guns, but both are about CONTROL. And it behooves us as a global community to promote freedom and oppose protectionism in whatever form it may appear.
Statistics: Operating System and Web Browser use April through October 2010