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Poor Bob, still dreaming about Steve Ballmer touching him in a bad place.
Get over yourself. Linux on the desktop failed. Wanting something else to fail just to make up for it won't change that.
And, incidentally, I don't remember hordes of Microsoft trolls popping out of the woodwork on every linux/Android/FOSS article to say how shit it it is.
And finally, don't you fucking dare accuse me being paid by MS. I'm not. I work for a living. You and Barry enjoy college while you can.
Re: Question for the Windows Phone executive
The app-yoinking is kind of strange. All of these apps do apparently run (according to WPCentral) but Nokia have pulled them anyway. In the case of Skype, it won't be missed because it sucks to all hell on WP anyway at the moment.
The apps are also still available for the Dell Venue Pro which has similar processor/memory constraints which is telling.
So wait and see, I suppose.
"Silly play bricks"
I'm counting up the number of people who consider themselves too stupid to use a launcher but I can't tell from your comment whether you think you're stupid or whether you're just following the herd.
Please clear this up for me so that I can get an accurate count.
Re: dogged is not available at the moment, leave a msg after the beep....
Who did you find?
Worst. Reporter. Ever.
Here's what Paul Thurrot has on this -
[quote]This week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was widely reported (including right here in WinInfo) as having said that he expected to see as many as 500 million Windows 8 users by the end of 2013—a fairly impressive feat given that the product will have been on the market about 15 months by that time. Microsoft PR contacted me to explain that he never actually said that, but wasn’t able to provide a video or transcript of his speech, nor tell me exactly what he had said. But the basic gist of it—since, again, no one seems to be able to provide this very basic information—is that Ballmer was simply reiterating a statement the company had made previously in its Windows Store blog, that there would be more than 500 million Windows 7-based PCs ready to upgrade to Windows 8 by the time Windows 8 ships. And the credible Todd Bishop says that Ballmer actually said the following in his speech: "With something like 400 million to 500 million users expected in the next year, the best economic activity for people building machines, and the best economic opportunity for people writing applications, will be around Windows." Point being, Ballmer was talking about Windows generally, not Windows 8 specifically.[/quote]
Yes, I know BBCode doesn't work but it's a nice delineator.
Gavin, do you get this crap from Google or what?
Re: outmicrosoft Microsoft
> Not being evil is good enough for me.
Call me when you find a company that meets this requirement. Google certainly don't.
Re: @Stoneshop: Microsoft *must* be on dangerous ground messing
That's true. I used to work for Motorola years ago as an RF engineer, designing logic and faultfinding on GSM base stations.
They have a LOT of IP in the field of what you'd call BIOS on a computer and plenty regarding packet-switched network design and implementation, fault diagnostics and network maintenance.
On the software that makes a phone work?
Not so much anymore. They don't even use their own OS these days, or make their own chips. So yeah, Moto have a lot of IP. Almost none of it is relevant against a software company.
"An innovative and forward-thinking Catholic organization" - sorry, oxymoron there.
Re: What is the difference between a smartphone and a featurephone?
Since IE and Messenger are both baked in, that doesn't happen.
If your video stops playing while you take a phone call, I'd call that a feature.
Re: Ian 62
Ian - I don't think it's possible. Tagging is a link to a facebook profile. If you don't have one, it can't be linked.
The AC above is either a troll or just stupid.
Re: What is the difference between a smartphone and a featurephone?
It can. YOU can't code it, though.
If you can check email while playing music, multitasking is happening. WP can do that because the music player has native access.
It can multitask. It just doesn't let any old idiot with a copy of Visual C# Express fool around with its nethers. If you feel that makes it less than "smart", that's your decision.
Because German patent law is brutal and German courts are regarded as sympathetic. It's like suing in Delaware or East Texas.
I think you mean "Acer". Asus make great kit. The only people who hate it are Apple fanbois.
You could offer yourself to Motorola as an expert witness in rendering this patent invalid but if nobody mentions your prior art in court, it's as if it never existed.
So basically, if this offends you so much, telling us is just pissing the wind. Contact Motorola.
Re: Microsoft *must* be on dangerous ground messing with the big boys when it comes to mobile
Microsoft are a software company, Motorola aren't (and even back to the V. days were renowned for shitty OS implementations, far worse than anything MS have ever inflicted on the world). Even now, Microsoft don't make phones. That means all those hardware patents Motorola stacked up over the years are essentially useless against them.
Re: MS vs. non-MS
Yeah, google are lovely fluffy bunnies who love everyone, especially YOU. Riiiiiiight...
Motorola have certainly sued over patents though. And this case was brought against Motorola, not Google.
Re: Suspects Fingerprints.
Only weak-minded fools who break the law...have something to fear in this.
or anyone stupid enough to, for example, attend a democratic peaceful protest.
And frankly those people are all criminals anyway, right? Right?
Like the filthy terrorists who use cameras in London!
Is that what you mean?
Re: Oh hey, not a problem
You think the average copper could tell an illegal jammer from a jar of Marmite?
I suggest you may be mistaken.
Never would have guessed you flog Google apps.
Oh hey, not a problem
"What was that, Mister Plod? Your internet is broken?"
Agreed. I've resurrected my Razr V3xx for weekend use (don't need smartguff outside work) because it has a three day battery life and still does pretty much everything I want.
The thing about good old-fashioned phones is that they're brilliant phones. Smartphones tend to be mediocre at many things.
"Extremely long copyright terms"
I'm a little concerned by this "extremely long" descriptor being bandied about.
Suppose you wrote a book. Suppose it was never really huge being a bit visionary but years later, somebody noticed how awesome it was and it got huge. HP Lovecraft is a good example here. However, suppose that unlike Lovecraft, you survived.
If copyright terms were as short as I've seen mooted here, you would quite literally never earn a penny on your creative genius. You would die in poverty (like Lovecraft) while everyone else had a great time reading your book on their Kindle.
Something about this strikes me as really, really not fair.
Is that wrong of me? Does that make me a copyright fascist? It must be horrible to be the one making that kind of call.
Re: Win 7
Your response indicates you think developers are too stupid to use a launcher.
Actually, most responses in this thread seem to be "I am too stupid to use a launcher".
And requiring business software means using the launcher to launch the business software. It's not rocket science, unless you're absolutely retarded.
I can't believe how many people commenting on the Reg forums consider themselves to be stupid and incompetent.
Er, no, that was Abraham Lincoln.
Phineas T Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute".
Re: Not a snowball chance in Hell
the Android smartphone is the new PC.
Is there a House Rule against posting while high?
Re: it's gonna tank
surely, by your logic then, Win7 is a horrible failure since your company is still running XP.
Re: Unfortunate name....
All future Reg references to this guy should be as "Oppenheimer (no relation)". Right, Drew?
Re: Most possible solutions to these problems will be outstripped...
If you're volunteering, I can kill you pretty painlessly.
Re: Just make sure
Disqualified by the hugely underwhelming Samsung Focus.
Re: No need?
Most infections don't happen at the point of install. Suppose we take Flashback as an example - you install something which is permitted by Apple. It is not malware but it has a vulnerability. You then get infected via a drive-by website.
Apple can't test every website. There's a reason why AV is still installed on locked-down business machines where users can't install any software at all.
I'm not seeing any anti-Apple trolling. Merely the acknowledgement that any popular platform will be a target for malware. OSX is not popular (by market share) and thus, not much of a target. iOS on the other hand, is an IMMENSE target. It's only as matter of time.
Re: General consensus
"we all seem to agree"?
No, not so much. "we" all pretty much hate everything MS on principle and "we've" become a little self-reinforcing club, like Apple cultists or conspiracy weirdos all telling each other how "right" "we" are.
That's cool though. It could be hilarious if "we're" wrong.