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chabig
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Sep 14, 2011, 10:52 AM
 
I downloaded the Developer Preview just for kicks. Well, one of the first things you must do is name your PC. You can name it anything you want, as long as you don't use any of a list of 31 characters in the name. Yes sir! Anything at all, but don't use any of those 31 characters.

     
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:03 AM
 
And those characters are?
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ12345 ??
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:07 AM
 
That's probably to stop people from using names like "&^#@$%% computer!"
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by Radioflyer View Post
That's probably to stop people from using names like "&^#@$%% computer!"
Brilliant!
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:23 AM
 
The ribbonized Explorer makes me want to vomit in terror. If Microsoft keeps going in the direction they're on, Apple will be able to release Mac OS X 10.10 for PCs and become the dominant desktop OS.

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Sep 14, 2011, 12:11 PM
 
Am I reading that wrong? Is the hyphen on the list of 31, but included in the example?
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 12:12 PM
 
I think that's a tilde on the list.
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by badidea View Post
And those characters are?
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ12345 ??
Ok, now that I am at home and am able to see the picture in the first post which my internet filter at work didn't let me see (at all) my post didn't actually make that much sense...
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Sep 14, 2011, 03:11 PM
 
so… is it possible to install it under Boot Camp ?
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 04:13 PM
 
"Example: home-pc" has both a colon and a space.
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Sep 14, 2011, 04:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
"Example: home-pc" has both a colon and a space.
So does Ballmer.
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 08:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
So does Ballmer.
I actually LOL'd at that one.
     
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:20 PM
 
Nothing like rebooting a computer twice and running repair 4 times to get it to connect to an unsecured base station.

Oh btw there's no way to close an application outside of the task manager even though the application switching is unidirectional and one at a time.
     
   
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