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General Discussion / Charter SPECTRUM information - 9/22/14!
« Last post by dickJ on September 04, 2014, 12:11:02 PM »
Thought it was time to start a new post on this topic.
Here is a Charter page I found on SPECTRUM that has a lot of information.  I'm not sure about the date for San Luis Obispo and surrounds, as there is conflicting information on Charter sites.
General Discussion / Re: Charter SPECTRUM Update
« Last post by dickJ on September 04, 2014, 11:56:24 AM »
Just saw a brief Charter TV announcement that said Spectrum is coming Sept 22....?...
General Discussion / Re: Charter SPECTRUM Update
« Last post by dickJ on September 03, 2014, 10:44:19 PM »
A new page on Charter, with SPECTRUM in big letters, and, "Coming in 2015".
General Discussion / Preview of Sutter's October Presentation on Printers
« Last post by rsutter on September 02, 2014, 01:04:21 PM »
Hello All,

I will be the Second Session Presenter at the SLO Bytes General Meeting on October 5, 2014.  My presentation notes can be found at

You can help me improve this presentation by sending me additional links and sharing your own experiences on the topic.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / PC World offers time saving tips for Windows + WIN9. UD: 9-15-14.
« Last post by DougD on August 30, 2014, 10:36:17 PM »
Windows 9 Preview Video added 9-15-14:

PC World offers a few "leaks" about Windows 9.  "Of course, all of these details are subject to change as Microsoft hasn't even released a public beta yet. The leaks likely come from Microsoft partners, who according to Neowin started receiving Windows builds a few weeks ago. A public “Technical Preview” is expected to arrive later this month or early next month."

PC World

Here is a 2:42 minute video ("leaked", I assume) featuring the Windows 9 Start Menu, etc.

Windows9Update (Video): 

Prior postings -

PC World

PC World

PC World   (pardon any redundancies).

PC World
Windows 8/8.1 combined finally surpass WINXP in market share %. Note that XP has dropped considerably since its overall extinction and WIN8 still retains 7.35% in spite of the availability of WIN8.1, which holds 8.2%. Note also that Windows 7 appears to have continued to rise, up to around 56%+.

Eye On Windows

Click on graphic below to see the comparison chart:
This one remains to be seen, but here is a hypothetical prototype of a desktop computer housed in several pen-sized, highly portable devices. I apologize in advance if this technological marvel is a hoax...
General Discussion / Notes on My Installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server
« Last post by rsutter on August 29, 2014, 03:36:08 PM »
Hello All,

Here are the notes my installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server from my presentation at the SLO Bytes Linux SIG on 8/11/14.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Re: Important MS Security Update CHange
« Last post by dickJ on August 28, 2014, 08:54:11 AM »
MS pushed the replacement KB2993651 to me this morning, so I first uninstalled KB2982791, as they recommend.  All went well.  NOW, here is an explanation of more problems, and an additional patch day each month!!
General Discussion / Charter and Seniors and disabled
« Last post by johnw on August 28, 2014, 12:43:12 AM »
Turn on soapbox.

One problem that I have with Charter, (and other providers) is that they totally ignore the fact that there are many people out there who cannot handle their complex systems due to age or disabilities. My mom is a  good example.  Try to find a remote that these people can use.  All they want to do  is turn on the TV, change channels change the volume. Period.  Anything else is beyond their comprehension.  Charter does not make a  simple remote for these people.  I have been testing several for my mom, trying to find the best. Unfortunately, there is not one that will do everything that is desired.  Only Charter's HD boxes allow you to skip channels so that when you surf, you only see the channels  with programming that you want.  The SD box does not have this ability.  My mom's bedroom tv is a CRT, so only the SD box is usable. In our case, if it is a problem for her, then I will get a digital tv so I can get her an HD box, but she will not understand why I would do it.  Since Charter does not talk about this, those without a tech savvy family member or care giver will not know this, assuming they could afford the upgrade.

I know Charter is not the only company that does this, but it sucks because these are the people that are most likely to use tv as they may no longer be able to get out and about.  Where is AARP when you need them???  I look forward to the day that some Charter execs become senile, maybe they will then pay attention......

Turn off soap box                   
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