3143 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
Metro is mostly useless as I have a 4:3 screen and you can only run 1 app at a time in metro that way.
8.1 changes this, apparently.
Re: Offline Install
You can download the ISOs from Technet and I suspect that there are similar options for offline installs to, for example, the Office 2013 install.
Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...
She can use an Android tablet but can't learn a new interface.
Right. Remind me not to ask you to think anything through.
The linux kernel is even older and still has bugs. If it didn;t, there would be no new releases.
"it smacks of a stealthy anti-piracy feature that could blow up in Microsoft's face"
Sorry El Reg but you have absolutely no clue what you're whining about this time.
First, let's take the issue of piracy on consoles at all. Is there much of it? Short answer - no, not unless you wish to chop your console and lose all online/multiplayer modes anyway. Given that this is the case, what difference does it make whether some processing is optionally done over the network since you'll never be able to get on the network anyway?
Secondly, how exactly does providing AI as a service in order to take the load off the console itself restrict piracy in any way?
In short, dear author, I hope that nasty facial bruise from where your knee jerked so hard clears up soon.
Re: "Everyone wants a FFC. No-one ends up using it."
Yes. Video calls are definitely niche.
Re: RT is pointless
trans: "I won;t buy a phone if it can't take selfies".
Re: LET IT DIE
Hasn't shown any betters spelling, has it?
Your disconnect with reality already makes me sad.
Re: I applaud this approach
Also, "cloud"? microsoft? don't make me laugh
Azure is the operating platform for Apple's iCloud.
Laugh that off.
Re: LET IT DIE
And they were secure because nobody used them outside of secure premises. Where they transmitted data - like, for example, teletype - they were absolutely NOT secure.
And you're a knob.
Re: I applaud this approach
Let's try to have a reasoned unbiased approach, unlike politicians and hysterical children.
On the Reg's comment boards?
Good luck with that.
"paying particular attention to any water damage"
Can't they just waterproof it with iOS7?
That would be why Google and Amazon are doing it, then (see article).
Interestingly though, we don't get an article and millions "M$ lol" comments about those.
Re: @AC - Well said!
Give me TV full of Welsh, Scottish, Geordies, Scousers, Mancs, Yorkshire, even Brummie... let my kids hear the accents of Britain, not North America.
But not the West Country, eh? Eh? Regionist!
Re: Proofreading required
This fits into a picture of making Google working to make Chrome more enterprise-friendly
whatever that means.
Re: Who would queue up at midnight for this?
Many of those queueing up are Microsoft employees. Queue up or lose your job.
Re: Microsoft Surface - the one used only by those forced to
I do not work for Microsoft or any affiliate of theirs.
I have absolute choice of OS's for my personal use and for our current development project.
My choices are - iPad for the Mrs, Lumia 920 for me (perfect hand size), Asus touchscreen ultrabook running Win8. My personal home server is debian.
For work, now that W8 is security certified, we're going with Win8 embedded on 8 inch rugged touchscreens talking to a Windows Server 2012 datacentre running ANPR over four concurrent video streams per vehicle. We made this choice after extensive testing of which form factors our client - they wear a lot of blue - preferred.
In other words, you're wrong and you're an irritating fucking troll.
Re: Which product to save?
Sony fanboy detected.
what sort of coffee?
@JDX - Oh, come on
"But it's Windows no sale" would have got at least ten upvotes!
Re: What about fitness-for-purpose?
Good luck with your 13 year old car.
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.
Re: Software is not magic!!
Apps that can run on Wine will run faster than on Windows.
Anyone else smell bullshit?
In 2006 i had a Google Motorola RAZR V3i gold
Twenty quid says you didn't.
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.
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.
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?
Re: Judge Lucy Koh
That she doesn't go home and masturbate with a giant Google logo the way you do?
What a calamity.
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.
I found it impossible to publish unmanaged code to the app store. Likewise, when publishing Store apps, they all get compiled against WinRT.
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".
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.
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.
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.
What's interesting is that fanbois who have been sneering at plastic items for years seem to have suddenly stopped.
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.
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.
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?
Re: The real problem ...
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.
This would indicate that termites have also ceased to evolve, which does not appear to be the case.
Upvoted for "shitsock".
Re: the future's bright, the future's orange
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.
Re: If only...
Good, then I won't have to write Java.
If only Casio would release an SDK for their Bluetooth G-Shock.
I'd even pay (reasonable) money for such a thing.
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.
SO much facepalm in this thread.
The stupid.... it burns!
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