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Battle PC Frustration With Jumpshot
2012-09-11 06:05:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Austin, Texas based Jumpshot is trying to achieve the impossible: bringing the ease of owning a Mac to the PC. It´s an old debate, one that´s been rendered moot in recent months, what with a couple bouts of malware and Java vulnerabilities. For years, Macs have not only been known as the safer choice (no viruses!) but also as the choice of those who want a simple computer, a computer that “Just Works.”...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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