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    MS sunsetting support for Java, ActiveX, etc.

    LANGALIST PLUS

    MS sunsetting support for Java, ActiveX, etc.


    By Fred Langa

    Along with other browser makers, Microsoft is phasing out support for several popular but unsecure technologies. Here's what's changing and what it means for you. Plus: Finding the best upgrade path from Win7 x32 to Win10 x64, and solving a thorny USB "device not recognized" problem.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/ms-sunsetting-support-for-java-activex-etc/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    Fred, here's a tip. May i politely point out that "unsecure" is not a word. In the context of your writing the correct word would be "insecure".

    There is a clear usage, however, for the word "unsecured" as in "an unsecured loan".

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvinmarvin View Post
    May i politely point out that "unsecure" is not a word.
    Quite a few dictionaries and technical books disagree.

    (I would prefer "insecure" too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Quite a few dictionaries and technical books disagree.

    (I would prefer "insecure" too.)
    Try these two online dictionary sites. Type in "unsecure" and see that there's no such word.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/

    Or, even the Cambridge dictionary site:

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/

    To my somewhat aged mind unsecure would/could mean to untie something that was secured with a rope, for example. But, hey, language is always changing and evolving, ain't that so?

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    I can't believe someone is nit-picking over the correct usage of a word instead of discussing the article.

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    Mmm, you could have said knit-picking, i suppose .....

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    Yes, blue is definitely correct usage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvinmarvin View Post
    Mmm, you could have said knit-picking, i suppose .....
    No, I meant nit which would be more finicky than pulling out knitting.

    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/child...th/206297.html

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