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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: What about fitness-for-purpose?

Good luck with your 13 year old car.

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Re: the gap in hardware needed for Windows 7 or Windows 8

No. XP->8 is especially painless from a hardware point of view provided it's got more than 512MB of RAM.

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Re: Software is not magic!!

Apps that can run on Wine will run faster than on Windows.

Anyone else smell bullshit?

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Samsung: Sod off Apple, we've made gold mobes for way longer than you

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Re: Yawn

In 2006 i had a Google Motorola RAZR V3i gold

Twenty quid says you didn't.

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Valve shows Linux love with SteamOS for gamers

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It might also bring about a thriving linux malware scene.

linux is not secure by default. A great deal of its security is a factor of not existing on machines people do shopping and banking with. Every SteamOS install backed up by a credit card and Steam account will inevitably reduce the security of linux.

Enjoy.

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SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience

A gaming experience on linux. With all nine available games and WINE crashing all decent games every twenty-two minutes. Can't wait.

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Hey, out-of-work BlackBerry bods: How about a job at Motorola?

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Re: Should have just gone with Android

Dammit. I had £5 on the first comment being that they should have gone with Android.

Problem in the tech industry of any description? Roll out the Reg commentard's stock "Should have gone with Android" answer.

Because giving everything to Google solves every problem in history, right?

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Google FAILS in attempt to nix Gmail data-mining lawsuit

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Re: Judge Lucy Koh

That she doesn't go home and masturbate with a giant Google logo the way you do?

What a calamity.

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Re: Whatever happened to the concept of

Now you've got me trying to reconcile the concept of "gentlemen" with "Eric Schmidt".

Head asplode icon, please.

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Microsoft to merge Windows, Windows Phone stores in 2014

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Re: Correction

I found it impossible to publish unmanaged code to the app store. Likewise, when publishing Store apps, they all get compiled against WinRT.

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Re: Desktop App Stores

Microsoft aren't selling desktop applications through the App Store, though. They redirect to websites from the program information - you can't just click "install".

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Correction

As it stands, the Windows Store offers apps for Windows 8 running on PCs with Intel processors and for Windows RT running on devices with ARM chips. Many of the apps in the store will work on both platforms, but not all of them do.

Not entirely true. Anything you can download directly from the store will run on either Win8 or WinRT but anything that redirects you to a website is Win8 only, because those aren't "apps". Those are programs like Office. All of the "apps" in the store work on both platforms because they're actually working against the WinRT API.

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HTC staring down the barrel of a US sales ban after Nokia's patent coup

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Re: Now we know...

@ !Spartacus - don't let it worry you. This what support-script readers know about business studies, that's all. At least they didn't suggest turning the patents off and on again.

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Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

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Re: "Ann Frank's drum kit"

Speaking as a Gypsy, it's pretty funny to see this comment, Tapeador. We don't call ourselves Roma when speaking English because that would be acting like a pretentious twat.

For the record, I thought the original "Ann Frank;s drumkit" joke was funny. And as such, "appropriate" doesn't enter into it. You don't have the right to not be offended. You especially don't have any right to be offended for somebody else.

If the somebody else is me, not only do you have no right to be offended on my behalf but I reserve the right to punch you for your assumptions.

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Nokia Lumia 625: Quality budget 4G phone ... but where's UK's budget 4G?

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What's interesting is that fanbois who have been sneering at plastic items for years seem to have suddenly stopped.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

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Re: You think support is bad in the UK??

It's pretty safe to assume that anyone who moved to Thailand did not do so for the Apple support.

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Redmond cash splash follows mobile hash

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Re: In other news...

I only looked at this article because neither the title nor subtitle made any sense at all.

Shame it was boring.

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Microsoft puts something hard and sensitive in your pocket

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Re: Windows is

Not when installed under certification conditions, it didn't.

The problem with security is that people let fucktards install and configure software. Under those conditions, nothing is secure. Not even linux. Remember Eadon's blog?

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Microsoft says axed certificates were FAILING its software biz

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Re: The real problem ...

Uh, no.

Frankly, that's an idiotic and uninformed opinion. "Master" and "Architect" certs require a whole lot of dedication and understanding of the platforms - as much or more than any Cisco certification, as an example.

Anyone who thinks this is "learning by rote" has never tried it, has no clue of what they're talking about and should shut the fuck up.

Seriously Jake. Talk about what you know and don't talk about what you don't know. It'll help your karma no end.

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David Attenborough warns that humans have stopped evolving

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This would indicate that termites have also ceased to evolve, which does not appear to be the case.

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Upvoted for "shitsock".

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Re: the future's bright, the future's orange

@Lamont -

This is what happens you get a self-selected group of society's natural victims in one place bemoaning their lot when not reading their support scripts to people they despise for living much richer and more full lives than they do. It becomes semi-fascistic. I and my peer-group of second-class degrees and unnatural obsessions with Dr Who assistants should be the only ones allowed to breed! although usually put less honestly in terms of (highly gameable) IQ tests and proficiency with something nobody else in universe gives a shit about, such as Ruby on Rails.

What makes it particularly hilarious is their "educated" opinions. There was a post recently about Hyper-V from some TechEd conference down under. The sheer amount of retarded commentry on it served to finally disabuse me of the notion that the Reg's commentards are of any benefit to anyone at all and point firmly to a state where they should absolutely not be allowed to breed.

Luckily, most never will.

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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Re: If only...

Good, then I won't have to write Java.

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If only...

If only Casio would release an SDK for their Bluetooth G-Shock.

I'd even pay (reasonable) money for such a thing.

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Re: Do you *really* need a weather report on your watch?

I used to say that about phone apps. I don't anymore because looking out of the window doesn't tell me what to expect when I land in $DESTINATION.

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Sysadmins hail Windows Server 2012 R2's killer ... clipboard?

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Facepalm

SO much facepalm in this thread.

The stupid.... it burns!

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

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Re: Why Not.

Having tasted it, I refuse to believe there's anything organic about Hershey's chocolate.

As for Nestlé - still evil....

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

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Re: Shame

Visio?

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Microsoft's Nokia plan: WHACK APPLE AND GOOGLE

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Re: It's really too early to say

I'm guessing that most of the people here are arrogant enough to reckon they could.

Maybe some of them are right.

Whether they could do that while doubling profits and tripling revenues is a different matter.

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Oh well, since you'd say not at all, it must be true!

Or not.

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Re: Skype is worth more!

They don't have a name for good hardware

I disagree.

Their mice and keyboards have always been excellent.

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Re: My collection of old Nokias

How rational of you.

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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Re: Smart phone from dumb people

But what El Reg's legion of script-reading support-drones want is Windows 7.

There is no money to be made from Windows 7.

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Re: One Crucial Thing MS Didn't Get

He went with homeopathy and, like all who have a genuine illness and go with homeopathy, died.

This (faith in homeopathy) would imply that he was an idiot. Or that maybe through long immersion in marketing, he had become susceptible to it.

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Finn's?

See me after class.

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Re: Also in the news...

Good. Also, fuck 'em.

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Re: "facebook is insignificant?"

It is, I agree.

But Google+ is also pretty insignificant (except in terms of annoying Google users). Perhaps that's where the equation lies on this one.

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Re: Some Apples and some Oranges

•Microsoft is licensing Nokia's really decent mobile mapping services, which will be competition for Google maps.

Fail again for MS, late to market and expensive. Googl's mapping products are mature, free (relatively) and omni-available.

So are Nokia's. HERE Maps is available on iOS and Android as well as WP.

So maybe 3 each.

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Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

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Re: @dogged Too bad

I would have thought you of all people should be aware of Reg commentards propensity for slating things they've never tried and have no practical knowledge of.

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Re: @dogged Too bad

That's like saying that a car that can do 200mph is better than one that can't because it can, even though you will never use it.

My point is that it is irrational to assume that somebody lovely and friendly is checking the code for you. It is actually far more likely that somebody spiky and hostile is examining code for you, and they will never tell you how vulnerable you are. The EFF? Nice thought but if you want your code checked by lawyers, I suggest your checking criteria need work.

Do MS check that code?

Actually, that's an interesting one. My guess is officially no but unofficially yes. Apart from anything else, more checkins to the linux kernel are made from @microsoft.com addresses than any other domain, which you might not be aware of. MS have always had an awful lot of off-hours linux programmers on their staff.

(This is, btw, one of the reasons that I find it hilarious when religious lunatics on El Reg go on about Microsoft's shitty code as compared to linux's sparkling perfection, apparently entirely unaware that much of it is written by the same people using much the same toolchain. But I digress... )

You can accuse me of religious faith in MS if you like. Whatever. The only belief I have about IT is that all hardware sucks, all software sucks, Larry Ellison is crying out to be played by Ron Perlman and anyone who extolls the virtues of anything is a fucking liar.

Including you.

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Re: @dogged Too bad

Just because anyone can check does not mean anyone does or ever will.

Have you checked? My money says you have not. Did you rely on someone else to do your checking? Who? The NSA?

Since you have not checked it, the source might as well be closed. Most people don't check because they're not competent to do so. It's remarkable how many of those don't trust a company they pay money to but do trust unpaid anonymous nerds on the internet, isn't it?

I'd be happier with an embedded linux but even then, I couldn't check the image and I certainly couldn't change it if I didn't like it. To all intents and purposes an embedded Windows image is exactly as open as an embedded linux image and oddly, rather more open than an Android image. You can't make a commit to either codebase but at least MS will give you their source on release with CE which is more than Google do.

One of the nice things about embedded OS images is inherent stability. CE crashes about as often as embedded linux, you can't install shitty toolbars, scumware or indeed, anything on either of them.

I don't think I see any point in continuing this discussion though. Your Android preference is clearly religious rather than rational and I very much doubt you're capable of reasoned discussion.

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Re: Too bad

I think that if you think the NSA are a) not deeply embedded in every Android distro outside of China and b) interested in your commute, you might have larger issues than satnav.

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Re: Too bad

Hmm.

You like having Android in your car but not Windows Embedded?

I'd be interested in reading your rationale for this.

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Ford SYNC

Isn't that just Windows Embedded Automotive rebadged with Ford logos anyway?

Since that's a variant of CE, Nokia could presumably go with the version of HERE maps they're putting on their WP7 devices.

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Microsoft cans three 'pinnacle' certifications, sparking user fury

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Re: THAT IS THE SINGLE-WORST EDITED ARTICLE I HAVE EVER READ

On the bright side, Mr. Sharwood did go back and cleaned up his article. My compliments to him for that.

I echo those compliments.

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Re: MS Certs are not worth the paper they are written on.

I find the certificates are pretty rare - nobody really bothers with them except those who get them free from work along with the postits and paperclips.

The world is full of monkeyS who know nothing about IT. Some have MS certifications but rather a lot more think php and MySql are "srs pro toolz" and many just read from a support script and sneer on the Register's comment boards.

Incidentally,

THAT IS THE SINGLE-WORST EDITED ARTICLE I HAVE EVER READ, INCLUDING IN THE GRAUNIAD. SHAPE UP, EL REG.

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What Surface RT flop? Nokia said to be readying WinRT slab for September

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Re: I am not really sure why windows RT exists

You may sneer, but [the iPad] is what many people want.

No-one's denying that for a second, and I'm not actually sneering. I merely reminded you that consumption is not the purpose of Windows RT, or certainly not the sole purpose.

Whether or not it meets the needs of various users is for them to decide. Not me and certainly not you. You haven't even used one, which makes your accusing me of sneering somewhat amusing.

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Hey, Bill Gates! We've found 14 IT HOTSHOTS to be the next Steve Ballmer

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Re: Rational?

o rly?

Clearcase is an awful, awful product. (I actually typoed "prodfuct" there for a moment, which is accurate). It is so fucking awful that nobody serious uses it anymore outside IBM itself. It is clunky. It integrates badly with IDEs. It refuses to play ball with pretty much anything except Rose, even including Robot and XDE from the same alleged product suite.

Anyone who cared about source control switched to SVN and then further to TFS or git, depending on their platform. These days, you can even use TFS for all the project management gubbins and git for source control, seamlessly in VS.

Anyone who uses clearcase and claims to be serious about source control is a liar.

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Re: Winner winner, chicken dinner...

Bob Diamond was popular, too. And Fred Goodwin.

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Re: How the world changes

If she can pass the furniture-throwing test, who's going to stand in her way?

Someone who can catch furniture?

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