1.0, 10.0, and... well... yes...
I think they've almost managed to scale the heights of 1.0 (again).
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I think they've almost managed to scale the heights of 1.0 (again).
Weaker encryption makes the world safer from Isis... In other news inviting a few fully weaponised Isis muppets to the White House would accomplish the same safety goal, or perhaps not...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Surface was costing Microsoft zillions, not making them.
You're so right about it being in its infancy.
I might add that I suspect that most of the luminaries of AGW have little if any statistical or computational training.
Yes, I do have a problem with "Software Engineering." I am a victim of it every day. It is an odd coincidence that the car I use, the roads I use, the buildings I live and work in and most of the planes and boats I've had occasion to use have orders of magnitude less failures than I experience with the products of "Software Engineering."
I suspect it has to do with the rise of hacker culture, where getting things to work in a sometimes, somewhen manner is the height of "Software Engineering" practice in the modern world.
At this point in time I am wondering how long it is before some evil bastard decides to remote control my car because of frankly inadequate "Software Engineering."
If the plank that wrote this piece woke up tomorrow to discover he needed W10 to run his AD.
Actually, waking up is probably needed, as he/she/other seems to be living in a dream world.
What, you mean playing Solitaire and Minesweeper 24/7?
One imagines that you would have to spend some time in A&E if someone used Linux and Macs, with followups in a psych ward of course.
Same kind of shenanigans Microsoft pulled all those years before. Same type of "But Microsoft can do what they want", "But Apple/Google/Whoever does it, so it is ok" pap. Wrong is wrong, no matter how many people do it.
I do wonder whether corporate W10 systems will have their data hoovered into the cloud or not. I hardly think the likes of [Any/all large corporate] are going to be too orgasmic if said hoovering is going to happen. And if it's not going to happen to them, why the little guy/guyette/other?
It's almost as though Ballmer has risen from the dead...
Really? Then who's going to go after all the folk who don't have ObamaCare?
Think of it this way, if they get Microsoft, then Apple'd be next. Fun times...
I am presuming you mean Australia is one of said "bad countries"
There are various degrees of despotism, and I suggest you try going living under one of the more useful despotic regimes, such as but not limited to, the new,y founded caliphate.
I take it you have not noticed that tablets make quite serviceable thin clients.
And while you're at it delete everything. Everything is bollocks. The only thing left for you to do might be to go dance naked on the M1.
Traffic, go, play. You're a worthless ping of bitter.
Anything is possible in Wimbledon.
Call me a cynic, but I rather think that secure boot *might* stop that is likely a more accurate view of what happens.
I'd have to say then that you're ascribing to Microsoft both malice and incompetence. The best of all worlds.
You had me up until AD. I'd sooner have an appendectomy with a blunt spoon than suffer AD.
They (Microsoft) probably pumped a billion or few at creating W8. And given this "investment" I'd say they have a vested interest in pumping a truckload more billions into getting it to work (or hurriedly moving on to W9).
So, if you hate it with a passion, enjoy the oodles of cash Microsoft will burn fixing it or moving on. If you think W9 will be all that, be grateful for no expense being spared to fix up the eyesore that is W8.
And yea, Ballmer said, W8 is all you'll ever need, until W9 comes up (I think rather soon).
They are long on conclusion, short on method and analysis and in all likelihood the data was made to fit the predetermined conclusion.
As we all know, it is the white mice we have to fear, and this researcher has as with many others fallen prey to their cunning ministrations and orchestrations.
Other than that it is amusing to see the revisionists hard at work trying to tell the world that Stalin et al weren't really the epitome of the left but were really right wing stooges.
I guess they had better hope they are right when they sling aspersions at other people's software. Or perhaps their lawyers are bored and promoted this idea so they'd get more work.
Just because Ballmer makes Jobs look innocent.
Not that this update bricked some phones but the reports that Microsoft and Samsung are passing the buck on getting the bricked phones sorted.
One would imagine that from the get go there should have been clear lines of responsibility defined by the licensing and related agreements between Microsoft and Samsung.
Epic fail on both from both of them.
There is no evidence or for that matter likelihood of Nokia regaining smartphone market share or even slowing the haemorrhaging in market share by this deal with Microsoft.
Note also that they are talking a two year time frame for implementation. Do you honestly think that the other smartphone makers are going to wait upon Nokia and Microsoft to release an offering before upping their game?
Google isn't that stupid. Maybe they would even be kosher with an "independent expert" being tasked to poke around their algorithms to see how they work and report back to the EC on their findings.
The only problems with that is that they do risk the expert coming back and telling the world that their algorithms are about as "honest" as Bill Clinton when asked about sex, or that the said expert gets an "offer they can't refuse" from someone with deep pockets and a lustful look who happens to be wearing a "bing suit."
Add -site:google.com to your search.
Who knows, maybe you can set that as a preference if your knickers are so twisted about google that you are contemplating using bing :P
If there were actual sales figures reported for WP7 and the others. Surely they exist?
RIM and others are scurrying around in catch-up mode. If they want to do something cool, then jumping forward of where iPad etc is is the way to go.
If the aforementioned beasty of Redmond is wielding a chair or few :P
Revulsion is reserved for when it dances.
I wonder when Microsoft is going to ask him for its money back...
Happy days, blah blah blah...
a) Ballmer looking to see if he can get a job at Adobe
b) A way for Microsoft to spend more than $40 billion on something it doesn't need
c) That Microsoft's lawyers are bored and need some anti-trust fun
d) It was a fun way to try and boost Microsoft's share price
e) They were bored and wanted to mess with people
Ballmer, king of the flying office chairs!
You're numerically challenged dude. If Dell/HP sold billions per year then every man/woman/child/other would have at least 1 of their PC's in their hot and sweaty little hands, or not.
I'm sure even Paris can count...
"Mate! Mate! Mate!" but then what do I know, I'm a Kiwi :P
It's her cunning ploy to get a date with Steve Jobs. Nah, that would make her more stupid than a dead hamster.
He will think, "Hmmm, Microsoft didn't license them either." Have at you Ballmer! Give me all your dollars and even your Rupees too!!"
You're spiffy enough to write an uber-cool replacement for iTunes then. Or, you're just a disempowered whiner. I suggest take two chill pills and go buy an iPad. Or not...
I hate friggin' whiners. Hmmm... I'm whining about a whiner. I need beer....
One thing that rips a prevailing view to shreds.
And here was me thinking this blog was about Windows 7 mobile. What was I thinking! How could I ever suspect that the reg would ever stoops so low as to dupe a poor numpty like me. I'm aggrieved. I'm ever so tempted to throw a chair or few.
That or I'll just go looking for a better beer.
That Apple is thought of as a 2nd class citizen. Ah well, it has to be better than Moonlight which will always be a 3rd class citizen perpetually scrambling to be at best 2 versions behind, and unabale to fully implement.
At least it seems that Apple doesn't care, while the Moonlight crowd are just masochists.
Considering how loving (not) the EC is towards Microsoft that if Google ends up exonerated that they may be savaged once more by the EC for false allegations.
Now that would be a soap opera worth waiting for :P
Because Ballmer is an evil tosser.
That Amazon and TomTom had made some custom mods to an internal version of Linux which breached something patented by Microsoft. Otherwise Microsoft would seem more than legally lax in not suing RedHat et al even up to IBM for patent breaches.
And here I was thinking that Windows was the system of "professionals" so what's up with the Linux is only for geeks mantra? It would seem that either Linux or OS X would have been far more obvious choices for the wizards of Westminster...
The hamburger flipping level of employment, well, this asserted desire for CS whizz kids is a pipe dream, and in all likelihood dishonest.
American industry wants the cheapest labour and the cheapest materials on a day-to-day basis, unless there's a one of need to toss a few dollars at an actual worker or resources. All-in-all a pretty good framework for turning the place into a far more obvious than it can look third world country.
So, you'd rather have a world where you could make a handy dandy wee program that you were making oodles of money from, and then along comes Microsoft/Apple/Oracle/Whoever and says, dang that's sweet, and hijacks your unpatented work and includes it "for free" in their product range thereby boosting their sales and removing your earnings?
You know the people who are supposed to have a clue about what an earth it is Microsoft does, or at least appears to be doing, or thinking about, or something.
That being said, if it's just some tea ladies or whatever, then I guess it must be a really, really, really tedious day. Mind you, if it was tea ladies being fired and they went Columbine or Britney Spears down in Microsoft HQ that'd be news.
Here's a NASA satellite pic of a fire that's rather close to JPL, NASA's west coast hub. How close is the fire to that?
Knowing JPL, they might not have noticed the world or its troubles all that much... :P
Mayhaps the Yahoos I know can escape before they're outsourced to India.
I think this is another great way for a predatory monopoly to be seen to be leveraging (hotmail) to grow search (bing). Ah well, it probably won't be seen as such, and hence won't contribute to the soap opera of the millennia that is Microsoft's odd presumption that they will rule the computing world forever.
More like with forked tongue.
However, I think it's about time they were trussed, cooked, carved and served like a turkey.
Ah well, it's a nice thought...
So, you're a NBMer. So what. Also, IE's dominance is not a function of it being better, but of Microsoft's abuse of their desktop OS market position. Even the US courts found that was a matter of fact. So now the EC has decided to hammer them. Good on them.
As far as this lame 7 without IE ploy, why don't the Microsoft tossers just actually wait for the EC's ruling and do what the court/regulators tell them is required? Is that too hard? Will they stop making oceans of money regardless of when they release 7?
I guess Microsoft have got addicted to doing even more stupid things and just love paying the EC hefty fines and then having to act like a frog in a blender "trying to comply" or whatever.
Life was so much simpler when all Ballmer did was throw chairs and rant about crushing/killing people.