114 posts • joined Wednesday 2nd September 2009 08:54 GMT
They must have been eating it incorrectly
Re: Microsoft had sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8
Just checked the May stats for a couple of my sites.
On one, out of 1595 windows hits, 848 from Win7, 573 from XP, 112 from Vista, 43 from Win 2003 and 8 from WIndows (unknown version)
On the other, out of 8051 windows hits, 7840 from Win7, 190 from XP and 21 from Vista
To answer the question... not many!!!
Re: Microsoft's strategy is FAILING
"And as for suggesting linux - great idea if you don't mind spending weeks rewriting drivers and other crap to get it to work at all - while constantly being told by linux people that you are obviously too thick because somehow you weren't built with the instant knowledge of it and were stupid enough to ask."
I must be doing something wrong. Installed SUSE 12.3 on a desktop at the weekend. It took 15 minutes and when complete, the wireless worked, the printer worked, the webcam worked, the sound worked, and the graphics were just fine. All that and not once did I have to find a manufacturers CD or trawl the internet to get the appropriate drivers and it was set up as a UK machine with no interference. All the updates required took another 15 mins and it was ready to go.
I also installed Win7 on another desktop. It took around 15 minutes but I then needed to get the drivers for wireless, the printer, the webcam and the graphics. It then took nearly 4 hours and many, many reboots to get all the updates - SP1 took a spectacularly long time to install.
I've installed Win8 on a number of machines and the 'experience' is much the same as WIn7, perhaps a bit quicker initially and no need for the tedious SP1 but still had non-working wireless, printer, webcam and ropey graphics.
Perhaps you are too thick to install an o/s using the default settings.
Who do these people think they are?...
Please please please become CEO of Microsoft immediately.
And when you are, remember that breaching a court order can lead to a hefty fine. The current CEO appears to have forgotten/ignored that.
20" rims !!!!!??!!!
You, sir, are a chav.
When a product has sold well, the sales figures seem to be available very quickly e.g. the iPhone 5 sold 4 million in the first week.
When the product is shaky, we are told that 'demand has been phenomenal' or 'sales have exceeded expectations' and no actual figures are available.
To get some idea of popularity, see how many people you see in a week, actually using a Surface even if only for bragging.
Re: Apple Share Price ....
but does this mean I should buy, or sell pork bellies????
Re: Demand has been phenominal.
On the JLP website, out of a total of 29 desktops, 23 run win8, 1 runs win7.
For laptops (104 in total), 81 run win8, 8 run win7
The 'phenomenal' demand is possibly due to there being virtually no alternatives in the world of windows (or any other).
Re: Who cares about f*** gaya, it is the building style which is the problem
There's nothing building societies and banks love more than properties in areas which suffer from recurring 'natural' problems such as flooding. That is why these properties are so easy to insure. Ask the people were daft enough to buy houses built on flood plains. Now add to the equation the possibility of regular earth tremors/earthquakes and, irrespective of how they are constructed, the lenders and insurers will just say no.
So it doesnt really matter how cheap the alternative methods are, unless you can buy the house outright and live with no insurance, you won't get a house.
If people can't buy, then people can't sell so the values will be reduced.
Also, fracking is short term - an area is ripped up for 3-4 years and then they move on leaving the place looking like the Somme - somewhat similar to open cast mining. The Pennines (an area rich in shale gas) will be a good place to start. Who needs it? Tourists can go somewhere else and the locals can move to Manchester.
Never mind any potential water pollution or other disputed problems, once house prices start getting affected, there will be a backlash..
The brave souls with a nice pot of spare cash can make a killing and the Daily Mail will suddenly change its tune from 'let's copy the Yanks and frack the hell out the country' to 'ban this awful fracking which is lowering house prices'
Re: Get it right next time
"....coupled with lots of spending of the oil revenues on popular programmes."
I never realised that funding >3m unemployed was a popular programme.
Re: It's economic warfare by Ireland, the Netherlands, and Bermuda against US and UK...
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory. Has been since 1707.
Other such places are the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Gibraltar. All rather famous for favourable tax regimes and all have informal representation at the UK parliament through the All-Party Parliamentary Group.
Why 'take' them when we already have them?
I assume this was in one of the more obscure sections of the Comedy Awards
Re: A quick shareprice boost is all
I have no children but I have to pay for schools = not fair
I have to pay for wars I dont want = not fair
I have to pay for railway subsidies that get paid to shareholders even though I dont use trains = not fair
Sky charge customers a fee well in excess of £12 and have the audacity to constantly interrupt the programming with adverts. They also do not provide 7 high quality radio channels with no adverts. = not fair
I reckon that £12 a month for tv without adverts alone is worthwhile.
When live F1 went to Sky I checked to see how much it would cost for the one channel in HD that I wanted would cost. £62.50/month was the answer. For one channel I thought that a bit steep especially as it was previously included in my £12/month.
I also think that paying £10.8m to disgraced ex-editors of newspapers is also not fair.
Re: expanding the ways in which customers can interact with Surface
Apparently, tests show its performance as a frisbee exceeds all other tablets
You must have bought the wrong Nokia - I have a 3410 and a 6310 which both save messages to drafts.
Bloody good phones they were....
Re: Should extend to everyone
I never realised Bernie Ecclestone posted on this forum
Starbucks is a franchised operation so the staff in the shops are employed by the franchisee, not the franchisor. I have a particle of sympathy for the shop owners as they are getting the brunt of the attacks even though they are behaving like all other UK shops paying their corporation tax, NI, business rates and so on like the rest.
I still wouldn't go anywhere near them though because their drinks are overpriced and indifferent, but that's another matter.
Re: The solution is simple
From PKF's guide to Luxembourg...
"The general effective corporation tax rate for resident companies is 22.05%. This
consists of corporate tax of 21% and a 5% surcharge for the employment fund.
Companies with taxable income of not more than EUR 15,000 pay tax at 21%.
In addition, a municipal business tax is payable at rates which vary in different areas.
The rate is 6.75% in the city of Luxembourg, producing a combined corporate tax
rate of 28.80%."
UK Corporation tax is 22%, reducing to 21% for 2013/14
" but MPs have said that while their actions might be perfectly legal, they're also immoral."
Would these be the same group of people who were given such a rough ride recently for ridiculous expenses claims - quite a few being fraudulent? Experts on immorality! God forbid we should get a Prime Minister whose father made millions from tax avoidance schemes. That could never happen could it?
"The Public Accounts Committee made it clear that it wasn't accusing multinationals of illegal tax avoidance"
Since when was tax avoidance illegal? Perhaps that is why the PAC didn't accuse them.
Can the government's horse gets any higher?
Gosh! An article containing the words 'Apple' and 'patent' which doesn't mention the word 'Samsung'
There's a first
It may be mandatory for phone companies to have a 999 text service but it is not universal and the publicity it has received has been underwhelming. For users, it is optional as you have to register before use and any time you change your mobile number.
As at 31 May 2012, 32000 people were registered according to emergencySMS. I hope it doesn't take them as long to respond as it does to update their figures.
Between 30th June and 28th Sept 2012 they received 18000 messages.
The one and only?
Is there really only one judge in California?
In the words of Oscar...
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
Looks like not much has changed in over 100 years.
Re: 2 statements do not add up
If you want to use the 'move or stop complaining' argument, why don't you stop complaining and move to South Korea where speeds are vastly better throughout the country?
Re: Anyone seen one in the wild?
I think he meant PORN shop - for all those useful sleazy apps
and for the faithful...
Existing subscribers will be delighted to hear that a similar package at renewal will cost them a less than reasonable £511 as existing subscribers are excluded from the deal. Ha ha.
Even better bargain
Just buy a Nexus 7 and read the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Mail (if you must) and BBC.
This will save you £100 off the £299 'deal' and avoid getting involved with the Dirty Digger
Re: Music Hall & Vaudeville
Physical newspapers are not silly at all. They require no batteries, no fancy expensive electronic gizmo to read, can be used as a crude umbrella when raining and the cat can shit on it when its been read. They are 'always on' and can be used to light fires to keep warm, beat children, clean windscreens effectively and mixed with water and some flour to produce a mouldable material, party hats, window blinds, padding for consignments and insulating fish and chips.
Try doing any of the above with your favourite tablet and see how silly *they* are.
The Apprentice - script revision
Failed contestants will now be told "You've decided to quit absolutely and entirely on your own"
Doesn't quite have the same ring....
Next weeks news...
Apple patent the iWheel. Its round, it has a hole in the middle.
Beat up your family & friends
It is not an Official Secret that a huge majority of abused children not only know, but are likely to be related to their abuser. Rather than having the 'Eastenders style' faaaaamily conference to decide which neighbour to beat up, the vigilantes should really have a 'beat up your friends and relatives' meeting.
Where's my job?
I bought a Raspberry Pi last week and I haven't had a single job offer yet.
Obviously the thing is faulty so its going back.
An excellent suggestion
Missing from the list...
Radio 1 DJs
'you must install...'
It may surprise the author but there are other distros available other than Ubuntu and for 'ordinary users' would suggest PCLinuxOS which comes with LibreOffice and Synaptic pre-installed. Straight 'out the box' it provides a familiar look and feel (Start button, taskbar, systray) to new users, requires only modest hardware and has rolling updates so is always up to date without needing to find a complete new version.
'Ordinary users' will also appreciate that wlan dongles, 3g dongles, printers, scanners and webcams can all be plugged in and will invariably work immediately.
I have used PCL for years as well as SUSE and Fedora. Each has its merits - SUSE is great on netbooks, Fedora good for tinkering - and I prefer all to Ubuntu which hides things too much for my liking. If you really need a Debian based distro, Mint is top of my list and may well appear next time I set up a machine.
Journalists don't seem to be able to see beyond Ubuntu. Laziness I guess.
So slow... to update articles
The fault was fixed by 11:31, the article posted at 12:19 some 48 minutes later but obviously no one at The Reg could be bothered to check before posting.
Before pointing fingers and claiming that "O2's cut-price operation GiffGaff is down again, with customers unable to make outgoing calls for the last half hour - and no sign of a fix in sight." it might just be a good idea to verify the story.
Currently the Reg article has been faulty for over an hour and there is no sign of a fix in sight.
Glass houses..... stones
Next year's word will be....
Well, if GIF can make it.....
Re: Love these lawyers
You could consider Wright Hassell LLP (in Leamington Spa)
Well, it was half a billion less than projected and they probably made well in excess of $368m selling the infringing gadgets so...
Carry on chaps...
Re: How do I distinguish bugs from features?
Features you pay for, bugs are free
Re: Just stupid.
Is it because the manufacturers realise that your hand is not the only one that will use their phones?
It must be quite tricky for them when one maker gets slammed for only having one size of phone and another gets slammed for having a choice? Samsung must be gutted that they lost a sale because the S2 screen is 0.07" too small for you. Its all beginning to sound like Goldilocks...
Ooh this phone is just a bit too big.... now this phone is a bit too small... oh this phone is just about right. So Goldilocks then rings her Grandma but because she is in a bear's cottage out in the country, there's no bloody signal anyway.
Paris because she needs a lot more than 4 inches.