187 posts • joined Thursday 17th July 2008 14:40 GMT
Can't have 3?
What is the deal with Microsoft's comment "We can't have 3 OS's"?
A smartphone is a totally different device than a notebook or desktop computer. iOS and OSX for example.
They want a *bloated* OS that also runs on old-school computers on a tablet PC? No wonder they are failing so hard.
Does it run Mac OSX?
Does it run Mac OSX so I can build iOS applications?
No? Then it's not really a computer. Nice toy though.
Re: There seems to be confusion
There is no confusion. The topic is Icon Design, not UI design. And the icon design is drawing fire because it is so horrendous. (ymmv)
A Black Hat Hacker...
... who couldn't take the heat.
What a shame! In over his head and what not!
I don't think "checking other websites" is considered research.
Re: Danger Will Robinson!
Are you cynical? No, you are trolling and you know you are trolling.
In fact, there is so much trolling regarding this story, that it's great to see!
Jealous, I guess?
More Angry Birds?
More Angry Birds for indie devs to compete with? Bring it on!
If you're heading to the pub, and you're bored with Birds, check out Titanbase Trivia on iTunes. It's free this weekend and a blast on any Apple device.
Let me count the ways...
Gee, let me count the ways I can access your PHP code. If it's Windows anything, I can just login to the server and xcopy it. Just boot into Safe Mode on most machines, no account required.
Seems like paranoia. Say if an employee copies it and hides his tracks? Sure it seems like 'magical' access, but it's not.
In other words, it sounds more like social engineering than anything else.
As a gamer, I'm going to have to say No way. There are a lot of good games out there that will run a lot better on the iPad 2. The 9x graphics upgrade will make games like Amazing Blue Fugu and Angry Birds that much smoother!
Most of these comments are missing the point...
... the point is, access of this type to their systems was "Unauthorized Access".
If you want to access areas that are marked "Unauthorized", no matter how simple or complex your script, you should be ready to address the consequences.
These guys went after data for the purpose of 're-purposing' the data for their own short-term monetary gains, it even shows up in their child-like chat logs.
These two should have the book thrown at them. Caught red-handed. They weren't trying to do anything righteous, that's just a smoke screen.
It's all in the software
I think we're coming along nicely. Back in 2004 when Web 2.0 really exploded, everyone talked about having one login and one profile.
Now we have LinkedIn profiles for business and Facebook profiles for friends and family and Twitter for fun. I can't wait to see the software innovations over the next 10 years.
Also we now have Captain Picard's iPad.
why do you care?
Why do you care if someone is a fan of Microsoft or Apple or some other company's products? Then there are the folks who work for those companies: obvious fans!
So when you say you "long for the days when the foolishness of brand loyalty goes away", you sound like a child. Why do you care if someone works for or is an admirer of a company's products, and ignores a few problems that others see as show stoppers?
It's because you are immature. Try to live your own life, find the products that you enjoy, and get over the fact that everyone doesn't like what you like.
I long for the days when most internet users grow up and stop acting like selfish, clueless children.
My personal pad
Correct. Right now it is definitely my 'personal pad'.
I can't lock it up with a K-Lock, so I keep it in my briefcase. It's like handing someone my wallet, there is no need to hand someone my iPad.
True, I'm sure Captain Picard's PADD had 'user profiles' but guess what? Folks today are not graduates of Starfleet Academy, so I think it works best.
It would not be fun to deal with useless profiles and user accounts on the iPad. But if you want profiles and accounts, create a web application that does that. Require users to login, etc.
Toner is to laser printers is what ink is for inkjet printers.
The point is: Lexmark is a rip-off for any replacement ink type.
Only two posts complaining about global warming?
Republican trolls taking the day off? Blame, fault, etc.
If you don't think we are causing global warming, so what? Question science all you want, it doesn't have feelings. It doesn't change the fact that the truth is out there.
With a EEE PC that includes a 3G modem, you can make Skype calls from anywhere.
And you get Flash and a full PC experience. I would prefer a 5" EEE PC, but the 10" works well on the road. With a solid state drive, they boot up almost immediately.
As far as developers are concerned, we cannot use any type of browser plugin with the new SDK, except those provided by the WebKit engine.
Right now, there are many WebKit/Safari browser plugins that are supported 'natively'. So, if Apple wanted to, they could allow an Objective-C-based Safari plugin to run Flash SWF files, just like they allow the browser to run a native PDF viewer plugin to display PDF files.
What I find surprising is Adobe and Apple just can't seem to work together to give the users what they want: Flash on the iPad. For now the closest we can get is Flash on the MacBook Air.
Win7 and WinXP are great.
I recommend Win7 when possible and Windows XP when required.
It's easy to tell if you 'require' Windows XP. Your hardware might not be upgradeable and you want to use the system resources for applications vs. the operating system.
For home PCs, Windows XP Media Centers are still running fine with hardware replacements. For some people, this is their TIVO, so they really don't want to mess with it when it's working.
At some point they might want HD, or they get Windows 7 on a notebook and are ready to upgrade to Windows 7 on their home server/TIVO system.
Anytime Microsoft or other parties (like commenters) start getting pushy, it's because they want to sell more product. Makes sense, but it's a buyer's market right now.
what is the point
Why are you baiting the trolls? Who cares if your comment gets downvoted?
Have you entered the real world or you still love in your mum's basement? Why worry about such trivialities? It doesn't make sense.
I don't buy it. I say you're trolling for info that could easily be found by searching the net.
That is why I would never buy an Apple iPhone. That is also why I would however, buy an Apple computer (like a MacBook or an iMac).
If they let me run the operating system I want, and they let me run software that I write, then I will use it. If there are problems with that (like the App Store Approval Board denying you to run the software you write) then why should I bother?
Windows Mobile could lock us out the same way from developing our own applications, but why would they do that? It doesn't make sense to lock someone out of their own hardware for any reason.
(XBox is not the same: the banned modified boxes are great for development, but you can't expect to play licensed games in an online environment with a development machine.)
especially @AC: Can't you troll elsewhere?
Only kids complain about their OS. If you don't like it, change it. There's no need to 'defend Microsoft' if someone doesn't like Windows.
Drama queens are upset no one is crying? Please give us a break! There should be moderation on these comments.
What a troll!
"Or they just hate change."
It's just a netbook running an operating system. Who cares if it's XP or the latest, we're just doing 'netbook' things like surfing the net.
Reminds me of a a troll trying to start a flame war. No one really cares, they just want a PC that works.
Google is making money
Google is making money off of these links. Sounds like someone is unhappy with the terms.
One partner should not be struggling to keep employees while the other is trying to find places to hide billions.
Google is as much of a bully as any large corporation. No one is going to do anything about it. (Some might, those are the courageous few.)
Oh so those are Windows fan boys
I was wondering who would defend an operating system it is so riddled with security holes that they just had their biggest patch Tuesday ever.
Then I recalled the 'Windows Fan Boy' thing. They do seem like apologists for an insecure operating system.
The fact is: if you want to do secure online banking, don't use Windows. If you dispute the fact, look at the numbers for clarification.
Excuses for why the numbers are coming up so bad for Windows are just excuses. Sure there are lots of excuses that research will find, but it doesn't change the facts much.
I call foul
"Updating these browsers could break enterprise apps."
As a 10-year enterprise app developer, I call foul. If the apps break, hire some developers to update them or replace them. It sounds to me like they don't want to mess up the interface. It's quite simple to update the application interface (compared to the business logic that is much more important and critical to the application).
This excuse has been trotted out time and time again. Are programmers that expensive or are companies that uncomfortable with making updates?
@Phil et al
Kids about 12, use these forums to rebel. Now they are protesting on youtube. Like teabaggers protesting in traffic, only more juvenile and less dangerous.
Adults just get over music videos. Kids take them a little more seriously.
The word is FAIL as in you FAILED
When you FAIL at something, that means you did not do what you intended to do.
I would think that the trolls complaining about the word Fail should post a blog about it, and express their outrage there.
Instead they troll the comments section. How about talking about Alpha instead of hijacking the thread? thanks in advance!
BTW, welcome to the Internet. You seem new. Don't start flame wars. If you don't like this website, don't come here. Send criticism about their journalism to their e-mail address. Public drama won't help your case.
Laws are written to protect companies only.
More spin from Google's marketing department!
That's why you block advertisements with a blacklist, not some silly add-on that gets pschyzophrenic.
What a bizarre 'plan'.
@AC: No one is bashing the company. They are bashing the policies for their new app and phone software.
The company has already been proven a monopoly, and these are the same tactics. So it's 100% reasonable to expect more lawsuits over these decisions. The company itself is not the issue.
Standard rules are there to protect the monopoly. Perhaps a new standard is needed.
Finally, don't get upset when someone complains about a company's policy. You don't need to defend them. Just wait and see if they change their policies or do not. Crying about it, and belittling this website as a technical source won't help anyone.
McAfee has failed at security?
There is no need to support 'corporate welfare'. Clearly they cannot be trusted to take care of security (as their business attests is their mission).
I hope everyone sees this as an irresponsible action on McAfee's part, and they go out of business. After all, what good are they?
In reality: they are a business trying to make money; they probably laid off most of their staff and now they are up the creek. Greed trumps security.
not 'use in commerce'?
It's not 'use in commerce'?