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Topic # 112844 23-Dec-2012 16:13 Send private message



Went looking for a sidebar gadget only to be told I need to get windows 8! Way to push the new OS Microsoft. 

BTW: This is not another windows 8 hate rant, I just thought it was funny.


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I can never get images I upload to geekzone to show

Wahay, got it at last


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  Reply # 736585 23-Dec-2012 16:21 Send private message

The URL is provided for you to post images into Geekzone once you have uploaded a picture to your image gallery, You only need to know how to copy and paste







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Reply # 736586 23-Dec-2012 16:25 Send private message

LaughingOnly saw that afterwards, kept trying the image insert on the posting toolbar

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  Reply # 736624 23-Dec-2012 18:14 Send private message

Yes it does suck, as gadgets have only been in windows since vista, and I find them very useful. But supposedly they are a security risk, although I don't see how they are really much different from apps in metro and any security holes should be able to be fixed. But it shows that they are probably depreciating the desktop in future versions of windows, and they would prefer you to use metro for your desktop homescreen

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  Reply # 737577 27-Dec-2012 09:40 Send private message

They actually started removing the gadget site well before the Windows 8 Release..
Seems many of the gadgets are still available here:
http://gallery-live.com/

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  Reply # 737584 27-Dec-2012 10:01 Send private message

Windows Gadgets have been removed from Windows 7 during a security update. Basically they are javascripts and have total access to the computer.

It's not a push to Windows 8, it's a security risk.






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  Reply # 737859 27-Dec-2012 22:19 Send private message

freitasm: Windows Gadgets have been removed from Windows 7 during a security update. Basically they are javascripts and have total access to the computer.

It's not a push to Windows 8, it's a security risk.


Wow, did not know that. Cheers Freitism. Considering how much of a security threat java seems to be, it is probably a good thing to get away from then.
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/11/02/microsofts-security-team-is-killing-it-not-one-product-on-kasperskys-top-10-vulnerabilities-list/
Nothing by microsoft in the top 10 according to kaspersky, but flash and java dominate the list.

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  Reply # 737910 28-Dec-2012 00:30 Send private message

Note this is Javascript, not Java... Different things actually.




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