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  • If you’re only seeing older versions of the site…

    Posted on November 14th, 2017 at 18:52 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    … it isn’t your fault. Something happened about eight hours ago. I’ve received dozens of complaints that, when accessing the site, the most recent posts are from Nov. 8.

    Logging in seems to knock loose whatever’s causing the problem.

    UPDATE: @PKCano advises “If you see DDEAUTO as last post, Sctoll down to the calendar on the right, Click on Oct then click back to Nov. You don’t have to be logged in.”

    Workin’ on it…

    UPDATE: Ends up, it was a caching problem on our side. Everything should be OK. Sorry about that. Again.

  • Early impressions of the new Firefox Quantum

    Posted on November 14th, 2017 at 09:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I like it.

    In case you haven’t been offered a copy, read this review by Emil Protalinski at VentureBeat, then if you’re up for a bit of early-adopter-risk, download it here.

    I have, I did, and I’m using it now. Cool stuff!

    I’ve seen complaints about the wide scrollbars in the new Firefox, and I beg to disagree. Here’s a shot of a narrowed-down screen:

    Truth be told, I prefer the wider scrollbars. They’re easier to grab than Chrome’s. And I fervently dislike the disappearing pencil-thin scrollbars in Edge.

    But that’s just cosmetics. The new Firefox is fast, smooth, and (so far at least) solid. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • Looks like an ARM-based Windows laptop is coming

    Posted on November 14th, 2017 at 07:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I always take “reveals” like this with several shipping containers of salt, but putting Windows on Snapdragon/ARM chips (as opposed to Intel/AMD chips) is potentially a Real Big Deal.

    Two overriding questions, of course: Can Snapdragon provide enough oomph to work in your particular situation, and is it really compatible?

    Anyway, Habeeb Onawole at Gizmochina has an interesting sneak peek.

    For the ARM notebooks, Microsoft and Qualcomm have signed up with multiple partners. One of them is HP and details of a Snapdragon 835 notebook has been seen on its CarePack Database.

    Tip o’ the hat to MSpoweruser.