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What will Redmond do to convince me upgrading my trusty Windows 2000 to Windows 2016?
200 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
What will Redmond do to convince me upgrading my trusty Windows 2000 to Windows 2016?
The great depression in the U.S.A. was largely due to the domino effect of banks collapsing as their customers pulled out their money. Bank runs happened in the U.K. and Greece more recently, but the governments stepped in to prevent them from going under. Tim forgets that bank collapsed ceased after Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House and announced the New Deal.
The Federal Reserve Banks believed in laissez-faire, which meant they would not intervene directly in the crisis.
Since 1990 the German Federal Republic has poured like half a billion of Marks annually into restructuring the former German Democratic Republic. After 2010 this strategy has turned out almost into a happy ending, but Chancellor Merkel is not going to bankrupt her nation by pouring multiple billions into South-Eastern Europe.
It would not be so tough if these nations got to keep their favourite coin and their own monetary and fiscal policies.
Have kilts gone out of fashion?
"Broadwell parts are branded fifth-generation Intel Core chips (Core i3, i5, and i7) "
You mean the commercial name is Intel Core Pentium?
If they can't get the EUV process working, maybe we'll have to switch to Pentaquarks. For the moment the market is not demanding huge numbers of Windows 10 PCs.
A high-speed train from Edinburgh through the chunnel via Paris, Moscow, Bejing, and the Bering tunnel via Anchorage and San Francisco to New York City will be more practical.
Dune for destruction.
What is jamon serrano doing in a Dutch recipe? NL.wikipedia.org says the ingredients are one or two slices of bread with ham or cheese and at least two baked eggs. No mention of tomatoes, but bacon is sometimes used. The German Wikipedia shows a variety where the cheese is baked with the eggs. The name 'Strammer Max' supposedly refers to the erect male organ.
Sure, but who or what are you going to blame for the flagging PC sales?
Is that 2015 years after:
- the beginning of the Mayan calendar
- the biblical creation
- the founding of Rome
- the birth of Jesus Josephson of Nazareth
- the Prophet moved from Mecca to Medina
- the founding of the first French Republic
- the ascension of Emperor Akihito to the Japanese throne?
What would happen if you ask Siri about 7-11??
I wonder what's keeping him from increasing the clock speed.
Dual monitor support? Our company sold Windows NT PCs with 8 monitors some twenty years ago.
But then none of your Linux programs will run on XP or vice versa. So what is the point?
The author assumes that Windows 2012 users receive support from Microsoft, but perhaps the difference between supported and unsupported Windows is too small to matter.
You want the whole EU to speak the language of the UK? I believe it is called Welsh. Not much chance of that happening! Latin is the language of Europe.
Fifty years ago the EU had plans to bolster its electronics and computing industries, but they could not beat IBM and Sony then and they won't beat the Chinese and Indians now.
Animal-friendly scientists should keep their rats on a low-chip diet with the result that the creatures will behave more scientifically.
Real democracy works by *not* giving every person a vote. Children, prisoners, slaves, immigrants and women don't get to vote (OK, in some countries women can now vote and some even abolished slavery). In some countries only wealthy taxpayers got to vote. The Insider program is real democracy: the people who count do vote and they get to convince their fellow lusers that the right decision was made.
The plural of Cavium would be.... Cavia.
Of course Holland has an intelligence agency. It spies on its citizens on behalf of the NSA.
Windows 2000 (NT version 5.0) was a complete rewrite of Windows NT (from version 4.0) and brought improved stability and a new driver model. Furthermore it was a lot slower and needed more memory (barely ran in 64 MB of RAM). The most notable feature it brought was Active Directory and support for 64-bit processors (DEC Alpha, Intel Itanic and eventually AMD x86_64). The Terminal Server functions were now standard. I forget when they added IPv6 support. There was an HA edition. Windows XP added a couple of screw-ups like the licence activation feature.
Windows Longhorn was the ultimate OS with WinFS and Palladium security and the Aero Macalike GUI. The latter appeared in Vista, along with UAC (whatever that is) and support for MAC in the ACLs (and SMB2 and standardised IPV6 and a different driver model). The main selling point would be HyperV, but the HPC edition went nowhere.
I have read several articles claiming that Windows Vista, or 7, or 8, 8.1, or 10 would be better or worse than other versions, but none that seemed to know what the actual differences are.
So Redmond boasts it will sell a billion licenses in two years, but I wonder when they will break beyond 200 % market share (twice as many DOS/OS/2/Windows/CE/NT/RT licenses as there are humans on the planet).
You forgot Windows for Submarines. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukgovernment/archive/2008/12/17/windows-for-submarinestm.aspx and Windows Automotive, Windows for Workgroups, Windows CE, Small Business Server, Media Center, Home Server, Windows for X-Box, Windows HPC Server, Windows Azure, Windows .NET, Microsoft Cluster Server, Terminal Server, and more....
When will the 40 inch iPad be available in stores?
It makes sense after all: you buy a new electrical home heating appliance and purchase the electricity as cheaply as you can. Now your lovely heater's insides are full of Intel, so the more heat you need, the more bitcoins you mine, reducing your energy bill.
News for XP diehards: a new version of WIndows is due this summer, but I doubt they will receive free upgrades.
Coincidentially, Scientific American just published an article on our bloody f(r)iend Tyrannosaurs Rex.
The die size has been increasing steadily from millimeters the sixties to square centimeters in the teens, and the wafer size keeps increasing as well. Both contribute to the increase of the number of transistors on a die.
But if it's no law, that means I don't go to jail:-)
As the Reg said: "In 2013, the system was accessed more than 1.2 billion times;" and "8774 persons were arrested". Now if you take the number of arrested persons who were not subsequently convected and the number of seized objects that had to be returned to their owners, our Eurocracy looks like a hallmark of inefficiency, if your average Google search turns up a thousand hits.
Lazarus may live, but whatever happened to Kylix?
It may not be eactly the same image, but it's close.
Why does it have to be a couple of men dressed as women? It's about time women get the right to storm agencies.
If the Single Market is bad for your region's culture, why would it be good for other businesses? Would our weak beer market get swamped by Polish brews? Our automobile market overrun by FIAT and VW? Our computer market added up by Apple and Intel? Our tobacco market go up in smoke?
Quick: extend that to 80 years to prevent Hitler's Mein Kampf reaching Dutch and German markets next year:-(
6 TFLOPS makes a competitor for POWER8, 100 GB/s is pretty good, but 384 GB is rather modest, maybe just enough for the next MacPro model.
Legitimate Amsterdam taxi drivers like to break the faces of Uberpop drivers.... fair or otherwise.
Agricultural deals in Holland are still handshake-based rather than paper-based.
If it was round you would mistake it for a Euro coin.
Unix was created by employees of A T & T 's Bell labs. The University of California at Berkeley was a major contributor. Several companies hold source licenses, among them Microsoft, who sold a distribution called Xenix. The rights to that were sold to the Santa Cruz Organisation, who called it SCO Unix and later Open Server, before selling it to Caldera, which renamed itself the SCO Group, and old SCO became Tarantella.
In other news, the Netherlands announced that its remote rural areas will get Internet access, but by WiFi rather than broadband.
Where do you want to go today?
It doesn't sound cool if you translate it into Dutch. Better say "I am the Stig".
Terry wrote the book on that too.
Redmond may have a peculiar notion of web standards, but don't I wish I could trade the buggy and slow Firefox (a.k.a. Netscape and Mozilla and Iceweasel) for a Linux verion of IE 6.
for Linux 10??
Hollandaise sauce requires clarified butter. You melt the butter, let it stand for a bit, and then pour the liquid slowly into a bowl, except for the proteins at the bottom. Skim any proteins (white foam) from the top. In India you can buy clarified butter called ghee.
In the nineties a workstation was a desktop minicomputer, which meant RISC processors, SCSI discs and UNIX software.
What would a workstation be today? If you count your average gamer's PC or MacPro, then the term makes no more sense, nor does a crappy PC become a workstation just because it runs Ubuntu. Since crappy PCs have lots of storage (SSD), 10 Gb Ethernet and 8K video. 1 TB of RAM is a commodity server's fare, which leaves us with CPU power as the distinguishing factor. Workstation class might start at 100 cores or a couple of massive GPU cards. Above that you would approach HPC territory. Mobile? That means anything that fits in a big American truck (lorry).
How come so many Reg readers still buy Intel PCs, kown to be inefficient at processing information, instead of markets?
What old Veritas products will survive? (not to mention Peter Norton's brand name).
Holography captures the phase relations, making it different from light-field photography, There has been talk of holographic storage, but the hardware has yet to materialise.
Fight terrorist propaganda? That amounts to censorship.
To fight terrorism means reducing the number of terrorists. The best way to achieve that goal is to alter the dictionary definition such that it matches fewer people. (that's how our government brought down unemployment numbers).
Illiad is a literary pseudonym of J.D. Frazer, who published a daily comic strip on http://www.userfriendly.org. Maybe this story is about a different Illiad, though.
This must be the first time the EUvil empire did something good.
Quoting Edsger W. Dijkstra: "It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."