142 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:51 GMT
Re: Every call you make with Skype gets copied to MS servers
To be fair he has a point. The FACT is that CURRENTLY every SKYPE call is copies to MS servers. These laws should they come to pass will instruct other companies to follow suit. So it is you sir, who is reading between the f*cking lines.
Developers, developers, developers, developers....
Someone has to go and I think we all know who that someone is... Windows 8 is an almighty cluster fuck.
Re: "Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'"
@apjanes - "Personally, I find OS X much easier to use because..." it doesn't crash, I've never had a single virus and the UI is outstanding (subjective opinion). All of which culminates in the honest appraisal that I will continue to use OS X for managing my work and personal data and use a stripped down version of Windows 8 for gaming, until a proper alternative is available.
Re: Instead of
Just buy a Mac and that will happen.
Re: Vista moment.
W9 won't be made, try that on for size.
Re: Gets my vote..
Using Start8 to boot directly to the desktop. Good solution to a shit experience. Don't use the apps, probably never will. Windows 8 boots faster than 7, overall happy with the speed and stability. Wouldn't use it as my primary OS, for me a Mac is far more productive for the effort expended.
"Should have done it in Welsh, nobody would have known" - a touch ignorant
Anyone caught slagging a colleague off on social media should be instantly sacked, as it's totally unprofessional.
However bosses who try to force staff to hand over passwords to any personal accounts, should be sued.
Just install Java 7 or better still get rid of shitty Java permanently - problem solved.
Re: Turmoil - Probably just a rant.
With all due respect - what a load of bollocks. Who gives a flying f*ck about how easy their website is to use?Simple fact is if Dell want to follow Microsoft into oblivion, so be it, they won't be missed. Personally speaking I'd rather build my own servers and desktops, than put up with the overpriced shite companies like HP and Dell churn out. Also I'd rather choose my own platforms too. Possibly a combination of WHAT WORKS FOR ME and not what vendors, fanbois and shills are desperately trying to persuade me to use. So a nice tidy little VMware solution with a range of servers, for a range of tasks, that I can take on and off line whenever I like.
As for open source, developers have been doing a lot of things right lately - ever heard of a story called the hare and the tortoise? PS. get a return key.
Re: So the French courts are ordering Twitter to write code now?!??!
Anti Semitic comments are technically not racist. Jews choose to be Jews, they are not "born" Jews. Jewishness is merely passed on through religious indoctrination from a very young age. For example I could be Jewish but I could also be English white man or an American black man. Jews are not a race. Just as Christians are not a race and neither are Muslims. They are just groups of people who follow a type of religion.
Re: He'll destroy MS
Bought a copy of Windows 8 the other day just to play games of course. I've read pretty much everything I can about it before buying and I have to say it's not all bad. That said the interace is not intuitive on a desktop and it needs rethinking. I think it's going to push people away. On tablets it's probably going to be a different story but the competition is strong there.
On a related note, Steam on Linux (Ubuntu) is outstanding. If the developers support it Microsoft is most definitely going to lose quite a bit of market share. Interesting times.
Re: Feed the children Microsoft crack whilst young....
"I agree, teach them using Open Office and Linux, then when they hit the real world where 99% of businesses use MS Office they will be as useless at that, as many other things you teach them in school."
Yeah or we could just carry on churning out MS Office drones who know dick about actual computing. I suggest you get back to the mid 90's where you belong. The Microsoft Office "era" is over, if our kids need MS Office skills then offer it as a side subject (as we used to with typing) and get this useless shit off the main curriculum for good.
Yeah, Team Fortress is good but it's a little old. I realise small steps are required but I would like to see some AAA titles (like Dishonoured) and while I also realise this is down to the game devs themselves, I just hope that Valve are pushing it hard. Personally, I don't want to be forced to use Microsoft products, any longer.
...given it's previous sterling security history who still uses Internet Explorer, irrespective of the version? Oh wait, it's those companies/governments who were fucked over with their "bespoke" [read: oh shit my eggs are all in one non standards compliant basket] applications.
On another (kind of related) note, I can't wait to ditch Windows for gaming. Come on Mr Newell, get your bloody finger out!
For copyright infringement? WTF is going on?
In the words of Greenday...
Sieg Heil to the president Gasman
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverise the Eiffel towers
Who criticise your government
Bang bang goes the broken glass and
Kill all the fags that don't agree
Trials by fire, setting fire
Is not a way that's meant for me
Just cause (hey, hey, hey), just cause, because we're outlaws yeah!
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
This is our lives on holiday
It's life, we're not that special...
...get over it.... and you religious types, yes you, you can finally throw your bibles away and stop fighting over the blue and the red hats - or whatever bullshit it is this week that causes you to kill and maim hundreds of innocent bystanders, in the name of *insert name of your god here*.
Re: I've been using Linux since mid-late 1993 (Slackware).
...selling my Xbox, the graphics are shite now.
...should have put Judge Dredd in charge > Judge, Jury and Executioner. All those who stood by and did nothing ARE guilty by their inactions, all those who assisted Savile MUST be identified, all those who took part MUST be identified - ALL MUST PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES!
Re: Ah, now I understand
Maybe Microsoft are not catering for the fastest growing sector of the consumer market. After all there's going to be more "old" people in the world than ever before. Short sighted - I think so. Peddling Metro is the marketing equivalent trying to get everyone to take it up the "wrong un".
Re: Just wondering .....
No just a massive, massive brown envelope of cash.
...the haters are out in force. Personally I like my iPhone, it does the job. I hope there's some good updates for iOS and some innovative (rather than incremental) refresh designs for the iMacs and the iPhone.
Copyomatic 2000 on standby Samsung et al...
No further comment required.
So let's get this straight....
Microsoft are releasing a platform without a stable SDK and yet they're pinning their hopes on Windows 8 being a great success, to ensure future market share. Excellent strategy.
Re: Windows App Store
Steam on your TV is bang on the money my friend.
...some advanced muppetry going on here - and that's just the comments!
"Let's take phones first. Right now, we're selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year."
With all due respect....
....have you actually been to fucking China? Or are you merely regurgitating the already over diluted bile, that emanates from the so called "Journalists" who perpetuate this bullshit?
I think you'll find that Foxconn has better working conditions and pay than most other technology companies in China. Foxconn is not only used by Apple. These two FACTS are frequently overlooked by rabid haters because to admit it would reduce the effectiveness of the argument presented.
In conclusion crawl back under your nasty little rock you filthy little troll and take your hideously misinformed opinions with you.
Re: Every other one
Er, no... Like all of the Star Trek films, all of the versions of Windows were/are shit - except the last one.
Re: Current Touch Screen Computers
Yep they're chasing shadows.
I keep seeing references to Apple in this comment list about how they're doing the same thing but if you actually look at what's being moved over into Mountain Lion it's all stuff that can be used and is, more importantly relevant. For example: Tasks, iMessage, Notification Centre, Twitter, Airplay (massive that one), integrated sharing - and that's just the preview. Honestly what can you say about Metro that makes you think wow I can really use that, it's really going to save me loads of time? Fuck all.
Yeah but they're a bit shit - shit browser, shit battery, shit plastic case, hardly any memory, shit gesture system, no Google support, No GPS, etc, etc. People are buying them because they're cheap and that's because they have a subsidised price. Sooner or later that will have to end and then they'll go back to being exactly what they are - a mediocre tablet at an average price.
Long term solution
Shift manufacturing to the US and provide much needed jobs and a boost to the economy. If it costs a little more so what, after Apple are making money hand over fist at the moment. Come on Apple lead by example and don't forget it's a perfect marketing opportunity. Being the first big company to produce ethical IT products could start a revolution. Hmmm.... revolutionary now where have I heard that before?
Stop spending horrendous amounts of cash on mostly unnecessary Microsoft software. Adopt open document format. Stop taking advice from people who are taking massive backhanders from companies like MIcrosoft or those who are too lazy to find better solutions. Don't go to the same supplier year in year out for the same kit irrespective of the cost. Create a group focused on innovative use of technology but don't fill it full of people who have no understanding of IT or tech types who are too blinkered to see past their own Microsoft certifications. Etc, etc etc.... Not hard really.
So in summary...
No background downloads? LOL.
I keep hearing that iOS is just an app list but what else can it be? If you want degrees of separation from purchased apps and the actual OS, to ensure security and you want a consistent UI experience, how else do you create a user customisable UI that will allow instant access to those apps and not have some sort of list?
Icon/list based navigation is the only way. Metro is essentially just the same thing but with a few live updating widgets, the so called customisation is at the expense of multiple levels of click throughs. This can only diminish productivity as more apps are loaded, after all there's only so many notifications you can have on a smart phone screen, at once.
I've experienced the Metro interface on Xbox and in a word it's unsuitable. I and all of my friends have gone back to using the central button on the remote, to access the quick menus - essentially just lists - to navigate the system. Which further renforces my observations that Metro is just fairly useless eye candy, which is there to promote advertisements and ultimately reduces overall navigation speed. Yes, the apps are a welcome addition but access to the system has become less intuitive and therefore more frustrating - not a good sign.
Light side my arse...
Excerpt from the WHOLE article - lets not cherry pick now eh?
Fortunately, Apple is willing to refund the bill, despite the fact that the App Store carries a warning at the top of the page for Tap Zoo stating that it allows ‘in-app’ purchases and that users can disable the feature if they wish.
An Apple spokesman said: “We are proud to have industry-leading parental controls.
“In addition to a password being required to buy an app on the App Store a re-entry of your password is now required when making an in-app purchase.”
I agree wholeheartedly with everything in your post and I too have spent a significant amount of my working life fending off the shite that is known as RM. It's a pity that most of the idiots who were managing the BSF/PFi procurement process, didn't do the same. So yes, more OS please, it's time to stop spending ridiculous amounts of taxpayers money on pointless licensing. It's also time to stop teaching our kids Microsoft clerical skills and start teaching them some proper computer science and programming skills. I am literally sick to the back teeth of the Microsoft bullshit.
Ok so what you're saying is: the made up game map, where you play a made up soldier, in a made up war, is going to be just the same a playing a made up immigrant, in a factual and extremely sensitive location, at a factual and extremely sensitive time eg. 9/11.
Two words - Fuck off!
Yep I totally agree..
..been a user of Google Apps with around 1300 users since 2007 and I can safely say it's a fucking excellent service. I think in the whole of that time we've had 3 service issues that were resolved in minutes. Outlook and Exchange kicked into touch, cost savings - damn right, increase in productivity - hell yeah, going back to Microsoft shit - not a frigging chance in hell!
Also does anyone find it a bit one that very recently there's an awful lot of down voting going on, whenever anyone bad mouths Microsoft in the comments? Paid voters - doesn't get any lower really.
These guys really need to get their shit together. If they don't China will be leading the way to the colonisation of the solar system (a tad scary given their views on human rights) and America's part in all of this will be literally, history.
...marketing ploy from Sophos - piss off Graham.
I don't care what the Journo's say..
..I've got a 3GS and I'll be upgrading. I've used an iPhone for 3 years and IMO it's the got the best smart phone OS to date. Android, while it appears to be more "open", still seems quite fragmented and the phones on offer in the UK do not appeal to me in the slightest. Windows would seem to be a high risk investment (very little app development taking place) with no apparent gain for switching to it.
The specs offered on the 4S suit my needs perfectly, I just hope both the still pictures and the video capture are as good as they say, from the demos it's certainly looking pretty good. The A5 chip is going to allow for faster more complex 3D graphics capabilities and iOS 5 looks like a solid upgrade. Couple that with the iCloud offering and frankly (IMO) there's no other contender.
I don't see what the problem is..
..if you put all of your eggs in one basket - as the saying goes. Same goes for developers who develop exclusively for iOS, not a wise decision either. Given previous experience, sooner or later your world is going to be changed significantly, it's about being agile enough to deal with that or just don't do business with them. It's not going to help the resellers and it's not going to make resellers happy who have stuck by Apple during difficult periods but this is business and it can be ruthless and nasty, especially when you're talking about the vast amounts of money involved. Apple's core strategy is to make money and lots of it, deal with it or get out.
I thought Blizzard had suggested that an Xbox version was in the pipeline?
Have to agree that console graphics are getting way, way behind. So exactly how much effort would it take to make a new backwards compatible Xbox with say 4 times the current graphical power. I get that there would have to be stringent tests to ensure the hardware was bullet proof but come on it can't be that frigging hard. Get it together Microsoft FFS before Apple kick your arse with gaming as well!
Oh well that's ok then..
..there are far more evil people in the world so all those others who are a little bit less evil, you can go about your usual evil business, until you become evil enough, according to Turtles scale of evil, that makes it ok to actually do something about you. Yeah good logic there - NOT!
Stop one stop them all.
Wow, wow, wow...
...easy on the crack pipe there Tex. To be absolutely clear Vista was a complete bag of shite. This was recognised across industry after years of ongoing problems reported by thousands of users. Hell even Microsoft have stopped supporting the first release BEFORE Windows XP SP3 lol. Your comparison makes no sense.
That's not to say Lion doesn't have it's issues but they are in no way on the scale of Vista's. We have Vista machines now that have been known to take up to 20 minutes to log on the network and boot to a usable desktop state. Our Mac's usually take under 45 seconds. We're now in the process of looking at alternatives as we'd like to do some work.
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