How I became a password cracker.

How I became a password cracker.

No, not I.
It was Nate Anderson.
He wrote a post on 25 March 2013.

Here is part of it.
At the beginning of a sunny Monday morning earlier this month, I had never cracked a password. By the end of the day, I had cracked 8,000. Even though I knew password cracking was easy, I didn’t know it was ridiculously easy — well, ridiculously easy once I overcame the urge to bash my laptop with a sledgehammer and finally figured out what I was doing...

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So, make sure you have a good password.

Can you still get Windows 7? Do they push Windows 8?

Most retailers will have Windows 8 on new Desktop and Laptop computers. With tablets you can choose either Android or Apple.
Here are some interesting remarks for PC World.
Pay a visit to Best Buy, as we did, and you’ll find that if you hope to stick with Windows 7, you may be in for a rude awakening. “We don’t carry Windows 7 anymore. It was phased out last year,” a blue-shirted salesperson told us at a Dedham, Massachusetts, store.
That may be true at the Best Buy we visited, but when it comes to the availability of Windows 7 PCs, you still have options. You just need to know where to look…  

How to get a new PC that runs Windows 7, not Windows 8
In the newspaper USA Today a similar idea was expressed a few months back.

But Windows 8 is not an inevitable part of your next computer. Hewlett-Packard and Dell, for example, not only continue to sell machines with Windows 7 preinstalled but prominently list that option on their sites; so does Best Buy. (Acer and Amazon, meanwhile, leave it to you to search individual listings.)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/01/can-you-buy-windows-7-pc/1736529/

So you can have the older OS if you want.  Just have to ask for it  by name.

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