514 posts • joined 15 Aug 2006
I know - and there was me thinking the entire business and gaming world ran on it. Whatever was I thinking.
Speed-wise it's OK, the problem on Windows Phone 8.1 is:
The mechanism for opening tabs is extremely unintuitive.
It loses state very easily if you switch to another app.
A lot of sites don't understand which browser it is and so serve a desktop version that spasms wildly as the browser tries to render it, or they can tell it's some sort of mobile and then offer an iOS/Android app, or you just get a white screen.
I miss Chrome.
But it's not as big an issue as you might think. The fact that Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Euro currency is very important too.
Novell were largely architects of their own demise. Netscape to an extent also, but they couldn't compete with the resources behind the IE juggernaut. But that's business. Not everything has to be ooooo big bad Microsoft.
... in the tenuous extrapolation awards 2015.
The PC is going nowhere not because of some pie-in-the-sky new world of 3D visualisation but because, like with its supposed heat-death in the furnace of phones and tablet adoption, it remains the best tool for an awful lot of jobs.
Business won't be taking advantage simply because the 'upgrade for free' offer doesn't apply to the professional variants of Win 7 and Win 8.
Firstly, I wonder if there would be a more vibrant app ecosystem if you didn't need to have Windows 8 to be able to use the SDK.
Secondly the Twitter app on my 8.1 phone updated yesterday, and now integrates into the People Hub and puts notifications on the front screen tile.
But yes, finding the lack of proper YouTube and other stuff a pain in the face.
... the option is just well buried.
I'd like to run some business software and play games is why wait.
... is that if you accept that these hackers are clueless, then Sony et al can get hacked by clueless people
... since whichever volume of Milligan's war memoirs I first saw it in.
What struck me was it seemed to be mainly people who had moved to a little village somewhere, started a business - often to do with design or something else involving shifting huge files around - and the last thing on their list to check was available broadband, rather than the first thing.
I'm not saying they shouldn't have decent BB, I'm saying don't start a business and THEN complain about it.
They'll actually invent something of their own someday.
Deader than the dead PC that I keep hearing about? Or less dead?
Or is it consoles this month .. I forget.
Em. Good luck with that.
Yes, those people who need to run business software and games are different for a start.
Nuclear power plants are designed to shut down safely with this in mind.
in terms of his racial comments which appear to have been a teeeeeny bit misrepresented.
AT OUR POP KIDS?
Can we? Aside from the known effects when you're about to get hit by lightning.
If one falls on you or you touch one then there's danger there. Aside from that ....
COBOL is legacy now?
The code is still running on a Windows box. What you're doing is viewing the UI through an RDP session with nipples.
but he's talking out of his jacksie on this AI thing. We are so very far from anything even approaching it.
So who gives a rat's arse if it doesn't arrive next day, as long as it's in the next few days?
Hold my hair while I vomit, somebody ...
"developers should look at web, mobile and cross-platform "
They should, and they should be prepared for the colossal, monumental ballache of achieving something with a UI that even comes near what can be achieved with a native desktop application that works across platforms and browsers.
Horses for courses. Browser-based applications are still a long, long way from being the silver bullet here.
Maybe I want to run some business software and games huh?
... if you want a command prompt approaching what you get on Linux.
In other words are you still forced to back up/clean install/restore?
Because screw that. After a couple of those I went back to Ubuntu.
... they remind me of the ones in the 70s where we'd all be living on the moon discussing our new flying cars over the videophone.
It's not installed by default on 7 or 8. However FileZilla, or NCFTP are moments away.
Yes HTC are twats like that. Stick Cyanogenmod on it.
in an internet cafe in Kyoto, 1995. Happy birthday old timer.
... mentalism. Aside from anything else, all the graphical wazoo is like watching a slideshow over slow RDP connections. Powershell? Yeah. Very powerful, but also insanely wordy.
Insert 'Windows 2' binary-related jokes below.
Who thought the Metro UI on servers was a good idea. This looks like a Touch UI where appropriate, or where the user wants to use it, and a traditional desktop alternative as an equal citizen, and hopefully all the startup speed and other benefits of Windows 8. Lovely.
Nice to see the prompt getting some love too, although I think I'll still be using Cmder.
3D graphics, i.e. representations of 3D space on a 2D screen, or what 3D TV and cinema do, which is trick your eyes into seeing actual depth?
Why is it better than, say, Unity?
Especially in these days of multiple flatscreens? I doubt many do.
We can barely keep things that are SUPPOSED to be on the internet secure ...
... was that.
Bugger The Goths? good band, solid second album.
because in the business desktop and server scheme of things they are insignificant. Sorry, but there we are. Also I wonder if the XP situation was exacerbated by the major worldwide recession we've just had.
... fond memories of waiting an eternity for the C64 multiload tape version to load. It was good, but it wasn't Winter Games.