43 posts • joined Thursday 1st October 2009 21:27 GMT
Still, I take my hat off to those guys who are trying to provide a service to their customers despite the odds. They all deserve a BIG cold frosty
Re: Little known fact
So I pop down to my local (PC World), lift up a so-called qualified Windows PC and write down the model number (well actually I take a photo). I go to this wacky site and enter in all the info and Voila!!, I can get new Windows 8 for £14.99. Would I want to run this on perfectly good hardware that can run Windows 7 perfectly well? Or any other operating system very well for that matter?
This might be classified by Microsoft as a 'genuine' purchase but for such a measly amount, I am sure many people will get it 'just to see if it is worth it'.
I believe it is a definite ploy by them to boost their sales figures.
I can get Windows 8 for free via my institutions DreamSpark license, but could not be arsed.
You forgot to invite Larry Ellison
What do you mean they 'don't operate on Windows' ? Their host based detection system found at (http://www.disa.mil/Services/Information-Assurance/HBSS) is reported to have "Numerous program enhancements and a new baseline on the Windows Server 2008 R2 platform are now available". Also strange how the worms affecting their networks are all related to:
This can be found at http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/11/army-bans-usb-d/
Now, in my world, if that is not Windows then I have no hope in hell of being safe
It must have been one of MS updates that forced a restart.
I agree. Companies like SmartBoard who have had intercative whiteboards allowing you to move items displayed via a projector will soon have 'stolen' the Jobsian 'innovative' processes. Also, they must watch out because their whiteboards also will then have the look (ie rounded corners) and feel (ooohhh touchy touchy) of Apple devices foisted on them.
Apple should not be granted another patent!
So: not SO secure..........
So, Lion is more secure, more robust.....
a) we have bad pre-emption by vendors - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/22/mac_lion_kills_celerra/ - yes, they should have run beta versions.
b) we have bad assumptions by writers - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/21/mac_os_x_lion_security/
If I can kill a machine by attacking the battery, how is this more secure than any other operating system?
Me thinks writers are too quick to spout off about the newest, bestest OS for xx-machine out there.
Geez, at least let it run a month before deciding how good or bad it is!
Surely rounded corners can be classed as prior art? Maybe Apple does not seem to realise this. To jog their memory here is a product from the early 1900's which looks similar to an iPad or an iPhone: (before Apple existed): http://www.antiques-atlas.com/dealer-stock-images/prichardantiques/as209a052b.jpg
Windows does not require a title
Microsoft's strapline is "Windows: A world without walls". There is no place to even hang the paper bag?
So it should be easy to penetrate according to MS logic??
I went and had a look at the drawings (well, lots of blocks) on the given link. Seems as if they took the books Computer Networks by Tanenbaum and Computer networks and internets by Comer and said " Ooh, pretty pictures! Lets combine the chapters on VOIP and then patent our new drawings in the hope that one day we can sue the pants off everybody in the VOIP market".
Oh look!!! It worked!!!!
Stupid US patent system
"HMRC said the five were motivated by pure greed."
Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black. Surely this govt dept is not serious? Does HMRC not take from the workers without actually doing any work for those funds???
I don't see the difference!
Innovative? Me thinks not
According to most dictionaries:
Innovate - to introduce something new; make changes in anything established
Innovative - using or showing new methods, ideas, etc.
According to Steve Jobs:
Innovate - we will screw you and there is nothing you can do about it!
Yes, the media only have themselves to blame for perpetuating their dinosaurus models.
Mines the one with the new innovative contract in the pocket.
Labour have no clue about IT. Just look at all the failed or horribly overbudget IT initiatives that they have implemented. Also, they havea penchant for gathering your data (database upon database of your data, including ID cards). Who wouldeven have thought that they could get a simple email system right?
So they choose Telstra. Don't these companies ever read the blogs to see how crap the services really are. Look at BT, Crapita and Telstra in Oz.... All have enviable reputations of providing crap service for big bucks.
So, let me get this right. Flinders was a Royal Navy person (not Oz Roayal Navy) and was on his way back to Blighty AFTER doing some work there (probably not for the convicts). He drew the map in Mauritius, far, far away from Oz. That would imply then that the drawing does NOT belong to Oz. It seems more and more that today's yoof 'just want' things and think that they are 'entitled' to everything. Not so. Work for what you want and stop demanding things.
If drugs were legalised and you could get them via prescription (thus generating revenue for the govt), we could save millions of quid in man-hours and expensive copper choppers. Maybe then they can tackle real crimes.
oooh, a title
“continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant.”
Why do Microsoft think they can stop you from changing something just because they made it? If I buy a car, I can change the wheels, rip out all the airbags (not wise, but it can be done) and even change or alter the engine and no car manufacturer 'comes after you'. Why should a piec of hardware you bought be any different?
MS et al should really get a grip on how the real world works.
I agree that most of the B team is switching only because it is cool. Most of them don't read anything worthwhile and only go on hearsay (and follow to be 'cool'). A better approach would be to view proper statistics about the various browsers such as:
Steve says "No!"
That is all
So......when the (news)papers/news sites such as bbc ask silly questions like:
Are you in xxxxxxxx? Do you know xxxxxxx? Send us your comments using the form below.
Will they expect to pay us for this information??????
Or do they want this information for free? Somewhere along the line, someone has to draw the line........
forgot i need a title...sorry, its mr
I don't see the hoo-haa here. If you don't want Windows, put something else on the machine. you can sell the license to an unsuspecting friend for more than the "zero" dollars, pounds or euros you paid Dell to put it on 'your' machine.
Just remember..... 'your laptop/pc will be more expensive if it came without the 'subsidised microshite software pre-installed.
And cheer up dammit! It's weekend!!!
"and pilot a shared work space for organised crime allowing SOCA, MI6 and GCHQ to collaborate."
Does this mean that organised crime has actually been legal all this while?????
Sounds like it to me, because the government are also a bunch of crooks.
From the EULA for Office 2007 :
INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. Before you use the software under a license,
you must assign that license to one device. That device is the “licensed
device.” A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.
a. Licensed Device. You may install and use one copy of the software on the
Section 3a....You may allow other users to access the software to provide you with
support services. You do not need additional licenses for this access. No other
person may use the software under the same license at the same time for any
So, you buy the software, install it on a machine and abide by the license use of having only one user use it. Then MicroShaft turns around and says: "Because YOU are not using it, pay us more money". How do they justify their OWN EULA?
Their licensing practices are more like piracy!
Go open source and to hell with M$
@ Admiral Grace
I have an Acer Aspire One 531 that had Windoze 7 Starter pre-installed. Win 7 blue screened 3 minutes into first switch on. It got wiped (despite PCWorld telling I will void my warranty) and I put Ubuntu Karmic remix on. I have not looked back. Works a treat on a daily basis, is an addition to my car stereo (via auxiliary port), has a BT E180 dongle for anywhere internet via broadband. Does what it needs to do with ease.
Unfortunately it is not part of any of these reviews.
BTW. I don't use a touchpad as I prefer using a mouse.
Another reason why DRM is such a stupid idea in the modern IT world!!!
Just because you say (in a joke, or in anger ) you will kill someone does not mean you will do it. A game is just that - a game. And because someone says they will wrap an Atari around your head does not mean they will do it. ALSO, just because you mark an email to the MD/Governor/President/Prime minister as URGENT does NOT mean you will get a reply.
The fucktard needs to wake up. He is not the ONLY person in the world with a problem.
We need sensibility here.
Mine's the one with the "get out of jail free" card in the pocket