They acted like vultures
They hunted down non active projects to infect them with adware. As GIMP guys left them years ago...
1116 posts • joined 17 Jan 2009
They hunted down non active projects to infect them with adware. As GIMP guys left them years ago...
Windows have DirectX 12 which is said to provide performance increase on same old hardware just by being there, most mature OpenGL drivers provided by vendors and Microsoft's good developer support.
I used Apple as my only system for everything before bootcamp&Intel thing happened, I know couple of things about its OpenGL support. It is always behind the curve, Apple has horrible developer support compared to Microsoft. Ask any die-hard Apple gamer who runs same game on both OS X and Windows and you will be surprised about the performance difference.
This "protype sold to consumers" type thing requires perfect performance by host operating system. Especially Graphics performance. Think it like a game.
I am not saying anything about Linux but I bet Steam will change things in future, I thought I better target Apple since they make money selling software&hardware.
Ironically, they created the best syth based songs as a rock band.
There are some still on ongoing mistakes that Firefox/Mozilla guys (dating back to Netscape) do so it's hard to blame those Windows Admins.
It is Windows way of doing things vs UNIX way.
Firefox ESR is for enterprise with a clear roadmap and conservative release cycle.
You also claim ActiveX was the only way, nope plugins were there. What MS wanted is to make sure they don't accept Netscape standards, plugin developers code non portable code for their API etc. They were in such panic so they couldn't even think of consequences of allowing the things ActiveX could do.
Its rendering engine code was the best Netscape ever coded so a lot of folks who doesn't need an editor used it too.
Mac IE had a way better rendering engine with features years ahead of windows one. Why? They just had to write a browser, not some desktop domination junk. They had to compete too, "installing Netscape" means dragging its icon to Applications or Desktop. Not a big deal. So it had to be good.
I believe the Netscape panic attack did unrecoverable harm to public relations, developer relations and installed a poisonous culture to that company. Compare NT 4 era of MS to the later one.
Karma is a bitch.
People buying from them will hope for better place in search results and it could really happen.
Firefox. If you require better privacy and ready to give up a lot of stuff Orbot & Orweb in default setting.
You can get Firefox ESR, secure it with known extensions and settings, in fact better run it inside a conservatively setup Debian stable in a virtual machine.
On mobile there is a very interesting couple to check: Orbot&Orweb.
By going this way you get mainstream support, help open source and show finger to Google.
People stare at you like you are crazy when you say Android still isn't mature as symbian yet.
It is the first time I have seen Android text input went crazy, only on Skype.
Actually, using it since symbian s60, 24/7, it was the first time I noticed such a serious bug in Skype client.
Either they do it on purpose or they are being victimized by an internal conspiracy.
They don't even ship it themselves, it is another company. They don't even understand the concept of service vs software.
On the other hand, Yahoo seems to have a decent, official client which adheres to Android standards.
Nokia managers managed to lose all symbian technical users and advanced developers (lonely cat etc) to Android.
People&companies in need for advanced, centralized security run blackberry.
Who will listen or believe them this time?
I have checked the market again, usual scenario... I like a modern design like lenovo yoga just to find out a detail, "Intel graphics" and give up.
Oh yes,I want to play games, I am 12! (easier than lecturing people 500th time about why you shouldn't run a crap graphics chip in 2013)
"Happily, users can extract their RSS subscriptions and use them in another reader using Google Takeout."
Until next spring cleaning...
So, there is/was something wrong with Java. Developers aren't really blind fans of google/Android too. That excuse works with Apple but not Android.
Does oracle do anything to fix the problem? No. They just broke sun.com domain by buying it and nothing else.
That is what I talk about.
Forget these 0 days stuff. Ellison should ask "what did/do we wrong?" themselves when they see Android phones and developers.
Mindless fans? Image? No. Talk to any developer about Android and you will be surprised.
If I remember correct, it needed 2 mb of RAM on Amiga while almost all Amigas had just 1 mb with RAM plugged in.
Base memory of Amiga 500 was 512K.
Spawning in out of apps if you are ex symbian multi tasking type will drive you crazy.
At least, you can throw it to wall for your sanity.
They are yet to figure the irony of Sun founder's famous Wired article.
Why wouldn't a 2013, i7 cpu based device reaching $4K wouldn't run a high end game?
If it is normal, why wouldn't we buy a top ends nvidia tegra tablet with quarter of price?
See what I talk about? Intel should really do what it does best: Cpus. Graphics is totally different business. Their solutions are weak, pushed/forced to consumers.
I7 with 8 gig RAM? I expect it to play 4K 10 bit h265 with colour correction. Regular HD? Even my smart phone does it.
It must be the worst thing happened to progress of x86 hardware& software especially in tablet& netbook form.
IMHO it was Intel graphics which killed the netbook alone.
Worst thing is, lower model is lighter and thinner than high end model.
Next, they will start doing E72 type mistakes, an upgrade to E71 business phone which can't take proper macro photos.
See symbian haters? That was what we were talking about when we said symbian os is just a victim.
Me too, IBM mainframe seems to be alive too.
Why don't we see a clearpath or Z enterprise at Starbucks tables?
I confused the brand with email app. It was thunderbyte antivirus from Netherlands.
Don't forget Thunderbird (originally hardware based, converted to software) or A-Tool for Amiga which didn't need signatures at all.
Another thing is operating system itself may behave like a virus. It is in nature of operating systems.
Unlike mcafee who seems to have "invented" heuristics after decades of use, that is the main reason why companies do crazy things like virtual machines, cloud based white listing, machines left open to internet on purpose etc.
Poor Intel wasted their billions.
In a world which companies and even end users expect a common security suite which will work similar on all their devices from a cheap Huawei to top of the line i7 workstation, they ship software which will work fine only on Intel cpu.
If someone at Kaspersky or Sophos came up with such an idea,he would be fired.
Also, heuristics and behaviour analysis are old news in real security scene. Signatures are only a first line in defense. It has been same since IBM&F-Prot.
I guess you had to live in end of cold war times to figure you shouldn't trust to all news coming from either side of an ideological war.
It can be true of course or... Russians eat babies stuff.
I noticed someone shipped a launcher for Android resembling the interface of it. Seems to impress.
It also means "unity" that desktop users hated is really optimized for touch. (win8 story again)
So, days of oems/Intel putting "wifi manager" third party non standard stuff is back?
Didn't Intel release "Intel proset wireless" for win 8 yet?
Once you get the idea that Mac is itself a very conservative Freebsd/next distribution and the disaster named win8 proved that desktop users don't like revolutions...
A win with start menu will ship this Summer, "lets put a touchscreen interface to laptop" gang is on their way out.
Google tried that concept of running all apps without quit option and still insists on it. It really makes sense, as an advanced user who understood it, I rarely "quit" apps on Android.
Google also added the "service" vs "full application" and made it possible to make services run as long as they are needed, even triggered when something occurs (e.g. Charger plugged). Anyway, too complex to write in one post.
Do you know what happened when Android works this way? Most of developers use "if user is at main menu and touch back key, destroy yourself" trick. Opera mobile even has own "have quit button" setting. Top downloaded utilities are "task killers", even manufacturers like htc add the function to their UI. By the way, killing a task is really stupid and wastes huge battery. Complete pseudo science.
If they didn't insist on arrogance, google did the billion device test for them. Users want quit option!
People want icons, wallpaper, start menu and taskbar.
Just like a state of art technology BMW/Porsche still has a steering wheel and pedals and even (!) manual gears as an option. What would happen if they released only joystick controlled cars year?
Ms could simply ask user (their customer!) which way do they want to use it. "classic" or "touchscreen" centric.
I was giving win "classic" theme example to gnome 3 fanatics and this happened.
I always hated the concept of checking signed OS files however;
1) core parts of operating system that checks signature can be cracked,deactivated
2) the certificate itself would get stolen or leaked
3) users are click happy
4) impossible occurs and the OS vendor itself may release malware as update.
Kaspersky users want to have an extremely paranoid Russian security chief in their machines. With the ever increasing OS complexity, these things will happen from time to time.
While on it, vendors like Kaspersky already do a great deal of white list, cloud "common wisdom" etc. Things really changed. Personally I like their "security first, ignore couple of 'it is heavy, slow' trolls" approach so far. They could blindly trust all Microsoft signed executable files and they could be rated "fastest", "lightweight" etc. That is way easier.
Yahoo allows a phish mail targeting them (yes, Yahoo!) into inbox of their users.
Plain phish mail. I got the mail here.
Hats off to Intel for insisting on its incapable graphics junk and Microsoft for being lazy to shave off a modern Windows for netbooks.
If you ignore PR, you can still buy a proper AMD netbook with up to spec ATI gpu. Install either win 7 or stable Debian, there you have a real portable computer.
"The display is a 1366x768 IPS panel "
I won't lecture anyone, I am speechless this time. I was saying if I buy x86 portable, it would be lenovo.
This is "on chip" tech. Once industry makes up their minds (Apple and Microsoft/google), I am sure x265 is on its way and it will be a way more important project.
Buy a tablet that will run bat files...
I got a friend who got hospitalized for literally smacking a CRT monitor with filter noticing a very stupid bug in his own code.
It took some time to explain to hospital police.
Quote from link:
"If a change results in user programs breaking, it's a bug in the
kernel. We never EVER blame the user programs. How hard can this be to
Seriously, it is a rule which should apply to all operating systems up to Z/OS.
GPL code, public development. Take it or leave it. Nobody forces anyone.
I also heard Ms submits professionally formatted and respectful to Linux standards code when they have to. Who flames them? Nobody.
That is exactly why Linus is furious. Nothing did more harm to Linux desktop other than audio.
So while things got better thanks to pulse audio etc, you submit something that breaks audio somehow. Linus is a human being too.
Microsoft camp may compare this to submitting a win8 patch that will allow another "blaster". Wonder how polite will be the kernel/security chiefs...
I have just read on BBC that they lost a patent case against Carnagie Mellon university potentially losing the freaking company itself since we talk about a really pissed off judge who may order $3B+.
Not into details.
I have seen outlook application choking a dual core laptop and using 10% of battery when launched by accident.
It is comparable to photoshop in use by a pro with lots of plugins but it would be harsh comparison.
Accountants and business guys are known to go mad if they launch outlook application by accident.
So imap and syncml are future ready open documented protocols but dumb admins and the IT decision makers who picks bad software& hardware are to blame.
It is 2012 and people still use pop3 because of these idiots.