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I imagine that the shareholders would complain if it were "productive for Apple's cashflow".
Did you want free Outlook on your iPhone? Did you think MS would improve a different phone platform at the expense of their own? You must think they're as stupid as.... well... you.
That might not be necessary. If it ran with Kinect exercise programs - I understand they're excellent - or integrated with RunKeeper or something similar, it could probably make money.
I don't imagine that FitBit are a charitable organisation.
Re: there's just a little niggle, MS
You are not everyone, AC. I wear a watch. I like my watch. It's by Fossil and it's a beautiful old fashioned analogue face bound in brass.
People wear watches. You don't but nobody cares about you.
I wonder precisely how many live tiles they would try to fit into that area?
I find this interesting, too. And my best guess would be "one".
Combine it with swipes to change to tile and a watchface +notification icons lock screen... who knows? If they were to throw in a decent pedometer and HR monitor, it could even be a useful device.
Re: He's rude, but he's right
Seriously, you have a Preferred Supplier List of software only made by nice people? Please post a link.
Ray Ozzie is a nice guy. Then again, he gave us Lotus Notes.
"a 'number two'"
Yeah, that pretty much covers it.
Well, mostly. I'm conflict averse on personal criticism. I just sit there and take that, no matter unwarranted it seems. Question my work, however, and you are in for a world of hurt, Mr Manager.
Re: Can someone help me... I think I've slipped into an alternate reality...
REG: Right! This calls for immediate discussion!
COMMANDO #1: Yeah.
COMMANDO #2: Immediate.
COMMANDO #1: Right.
LORETTA: New motion?
REG: Completely new motion, eh, that, ah-- that there be, ah, immediate action--
FRANCIS: Ah, once the vote has been taken.
REG: Well, obviously once the vote's been taken. You can't act on a resolution till you've voted on it...
Re: So I suppose...
Start buttons are essential though, right? Any OS that doesn't have is doomed, right?
No? I heard it here...
Re: First and foremost, it's the price that matters
Pimps Libre Office - check.
Big fat downer on MS - check.
Comments on all Microsoft-related stories saying they are doomed - check.
Pimps linux mint - nope, not yet.
It may not be Eadon but it looks feasible.
MS are in a hole of their own making with licensing. They have three models -
1. Free. And usually genuinely free without regarding you as product to be sold for ad money, which is quite a pleasant change.
2. Insanely expensive.
3. So bewildering that nobody can actually figure out what the cost is.
To be fair, the insanely expensive model doesn't quite reach Oracle levels of obscenity but it's close. The middle SKUs needs to go, though. Now.
Agreed. My current workplace does the same thing with test sites. The CSS guys routinely blow through security warnings because that's their job.
Since it won't be marketed under EOS, there is no trademark issue. As you already knew. Troll.
They're not using EOS. It was a codename for preproduction.
Re: No memory card, fixed battery
Seriously? You take more than 32GB of photos without uploading?
Nobody else in the world does
Re: Sue happy?
Seriously? You think ANYONE is waiting to buy a Motorola handset which will, given history, be sub-par at best and literally NEVER be updated?
All Nokia need to do to sell more phones than Motorola is highlight Moto's update history.
Re: In the process of this discussion
BornToWin appears to be channelling him almost to perfection.
I say almost because his capslock works.
The very last thing anyone trying to deal with Asperger’s – which entails a lifetime of learning to cope with it so as to be accepted by “normal” society – needs is some asshole accusing them of faking it…or their doctors of misdiagnosing them due to “fashion.”
You sir, are that asshole.
Actually, I'm not. I haven't diagnosed or accused anyone and I am somewhat at a loss to understand why you continue to accuse me of doing so.
Lack of empathy? Granted. Never had much of that. But false accusations from me?
Quote it or climb down off that high horse before you get a nosebleed.
A commentard further up suggested that Asperger's is seen as a good thing here, not me.
I haven't diagnosed anyone, nor am I likely to.
More to the point, where - exactly - do you get off reading content into my posts that I didn't put there?
Fashionable diagnoses are a real issue. I'm married to a doctor, her mates are round here all the time. I get to hear about it. Presumably you're upset because it's a condition you like or identify with? Have I done the equivalent of slag off a Sony product in front of Barry Shitpeas?
Re: Little Johnny's name
Harsh. "Fashionable" and "trendy" are accurate descriptions for a diagnosis that approaches the mode.
Ten years ago, the fashionable diagnosis was ADD. Twenty years ago it was dyslexia.
While it's a good thing that genuine cases get diagnosed, self-diagnosis led by media-hype and anxious/desperate/"oh it's not his fault, he's got"-style parenting lead to false diagnoses which can actually be damaging towards genuine cases.
"Craniorectal inversion" might be something you think is a funny thing to accuse somebody with but a clear and unemotional (I do not have Asperger's or autism of any form and unlike some commenters, do not want them either) view i something that's unaffected by the increasingly monochrome world that I inhabit.
I suggest you may be suffering from pedal ingestion.
Re: A touch of Asperger's ...
Lack of empathy can also be easily manipulated.
I find that outright misanthropy is the only surefire protective condition.
Little Johnny's name
Have you considered that it may be "Johnny"?
I don't suffer from anything fashionable. Chronic degenerative monochromachia is too much of a gobful to be trendy.
Round of applause
Best article I've read on the Reg for ages.
I agree wholeheartedly. Yes, the Cloud is here to stay. Yes, trying to sell to Enterprise is a mug's game. Yes, security/trust is a HUGE issue.
Me, I think I'll write a SME-class Email/Calendar/CRM application since most SMEs will not go Cloud and Microsoft killed SBS. Thanks for the market opportunity, guys.
Re: How To Please A Woman Every Time:
Or the edited highlights of a Carry On film collection, apparently.
Re: Crimson Fist ?
He may be a tribute to He Man and Masters of the Universe, which as I recall was a children's cartoon featuring Ram Man and Fisto.
What the hell were they thinking?!?
Re: Typical, misguided Microsoft
Actually, I should go back to this.
Microsoft licensing does not allow you to run a multitennanted environment such as you describe. Different company? Different domain, different physical server. More licences. Separate CALs. Each company pays for it's own CALs, not you.
None of this disqualifies outsourcing of Exchange and SQL Server while keeping an in-house fileserver.
Re: Typical, misguided Microsoft
Microsoft licensing was designed by the dark forces underpinning all evil in the universe.
No arguments here.
Re: Typical, misguided Microsoft
Agreed, however in this case the goal is not to provide MS Azure. It's to provide a comparable level of service to their SBS installs.
Now obviously, there's some effort involved in it and you have to offer some incentive - service level is usually the obvious one. But just from the point of view of practicality, if you're supporting those SBS installs anyway, why not keep the boxes somewhere where your client can't fuck with them?
Re: Typical, misguided Microsoft
I realize this may not be feasible, but you could always just follow the bear.
Assume that you run support and management for say, ten companies running SBS.
Those companies are going to hav issues when the product end of lifes.
Fuullblown Server2012+Exchange+SQlServer is too expensive for them justify - each.
What if YOU set it up? What if your company basically made a "cloud" and sold the service to those SMEs, complete with known access to data, detailed backup and D/R strategy? And they paid you a sub to use YOUR servers instea of Microsoft's?
As i say, there are many possible reasons why it might make no sense. But then again, it might.
Re: "no particular reason why it couldn't work on MySQL"
Transact-SQL has an awful lot of quirks.
Some of them are incredibly useful quirks, such as the Hierarchical column data type. Man, that thing makes recursive queries fly by!
Regardless, I don't think SQL Server is by default a part of SBS 2011 (except under the hood) so this isn't all that relevant.
You could replace the non-visible bits with PostgreSQL which does most thing that SQL Server can, albeit in a far less friendly way.
Re: Truly great news.
No. Adapt or deserve to die.
Re: I agree wholeheartedly
Look at Ubisoft, look at EA, look how amazingly their DRM turned out.
Alternatively, look at Steam.
Re: But did you damage
The Range Rover sport isn't that great on headroom, especially in the rear seats. The actual seat are set very high. I bump my head more in my neighbour's Sport than I do in the missus's Honda Civic.
What you need is a Toyota HiLux. Best headroom of any 4x4 out there, in my experience.
Re: Missed Opportunity
Tried WIndows Phone, hated it (based on the fact you couldn't tether the device).
Settings -> Internet Connection Sharing. Done.
My usage includes weekends at race circuits in remote areas, travel at odd hours and "on demand" for a disabled family member, trips to the amenities site with garden rubbish, collecting a neighbours kids and their huge numbers of friends from club nights (when dad has had a few drinks and they missed the one evening bus), oh and I work odd hours too.
So you're an edge case and the scenario does not apply to you.
Okay. So what?
They could always open up BBM, I suppose.
They'd lose in terms of exclusive device sales but those seem to be down the shitter anyway. And they might win in terms of service provision.
Re: it's a shame
I agree about the prices. A decent RT tablet should be about 7.5 - 8" and cost £150.
Re: it's a shame
I wish I knew why, but since developing a couple of Win8 Store Apps for work - demonstration stuff made under orders, basically - I find myself more and more tempted by the notion of a WinRT tablet.
It's a challenge, I suppose. Take the hobbled device, make it do everything I need.
I wouldn't buy this thing, though. The combination of Acer's crappy build quality and a last-gen x86 chip rings up a large "NO SALE" sign.
Re: If you like a lot of camera on your smartphone join our club
Thanks for posting the 1/16th clued General Public response, AC.
It's always good for us to be aware of what those with just enough knowledge to be massive fucktards will say.
Presumably he has to fix his own Alfa all the time anyway.
Re: two-and-a-half-hour queues
Not at $99, there hasn't. Not in the UK at any rate.
If there had been, we'd have snapped up a couple as test machines.
Have you not noticed that AC always posts that exact text on any security story, regardless of the systems involved?
Either it's irony or some sort of negative astroturfing.
Re: Android, lol
That'll be the same NSA to which Apple is a signed-up data feeder?
My 15-week old son might have opinions on that.
Please explain how your question is relevant?
I have to be honest IP, old feller.
It's not about Windows 8 which I don't love and which doesn't magically make everything better. It makes a very few minor things better, true, but not enough to get worked up about.
What's got me riled up is the massed howling crusade against it when the reasoning is so fucking trivial.
If it made major workflow alterations, sure. Wail, scream and go on and on about how bad it is. But a launcher that you rarely if ever see? That's it? That's your "horror"? That's "the abomination that is TIFKAM"?
Once we get that petty about a tool for basic usage which is not a huge improvement but is actually an improvement in some regards, well.. somebody needs to step up and point out that acting like a screaming drag-queen over a missing sequin does not do this industry any favours at all.
Since nobody else has the balls to tell the emperor that he's Danny la Rue, I have to do it.
Re: I'll believe in a conspiracy...
Seriously, why are you acting as if there is no desktop? Because there is. All this "I hate TIFKAM" bullshit is just a distraction, regardless of what twisted reasoning you give it, because the desktop is still there and it has been improved.
I see the tiles once per day on boot. Then, because my desktop tile is first in the stack I press the RETURN key and all I get is Desktop.
Tell me, what do you do in your 30 years of IT? Project Management? Cleaning the monitors? Because this is not rocket science. Such visceral hatred for one extra tap on a key is just fucked up.
I got new (brand new in pack) Intellimouse Explorer off Ebay last month.
I'm a lefty who mouses right-handed so weird right-hand shapes don't concern me. The reason for ImE is simply that it's the only mouse I've ever used that's (almost) big enough.
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