2421 posts • joined Monday 16th November 2009 12:21 GMT
And now I'm fed too.
How is Windows Phone a joke? Exactly? Because it's a walled garden? Then iOS is also a joke and if market share is your yardstick, it's no joke at all. Because of the alleged app shortage? 70,000 and rising is plenty - I don't need endless fart apps or Hot Girls wallpapers.
Because it doesn't work? Oh wait, it does. Because it crashes? Oh wait, it doesn't. Because of malware? There is no malware (yet, and the walled garden makes it unlikely to ever be properly prevalent). Because...?
Maybe you just don't like the tiles.
I've been playing with Windows 8 and there, the tiles aren't good. They add no value on the desktop. On a phone, however, they work great. If you don't like them, that's your choice but that doesn't mean "Windows Phone is a joke". As a phone interface, I like them. They work just fine.
Unless you're going back to market share, and well, there's certainly an issue there. But how much of an issue? If market share is your yardstick, then linux on the desktop is a joke and you should take a good look at where your life went wrong.
Not buying what everyone else bought like some kind of retarded sheep is cause to "consider where your life went wrong" now?
Damn! I could have bought an Android and had the joys of crashing, malware and Java in my life! What was I thinking?
as I understand it, they do still have integrated Skydrive - you just have to manually select to save to it. This is actually good news for anyone with an expensive data plan.
On the plus side, the 710 is available for £150 on PAYG and that has none of these limitations, and in fact all the higher end devices should get a serious performance boost out of this update.
Face it, if you're making it run nicely on low-end "emerging markets" hardware, then the premium "first world" hardware should run superbly.
Re: Global Warming Policy Foundation
Are you suggesting that wind power is, on the contrary, bloody wonderful and worth every penny?
If so, I would like to see some evidence to support that view. I'm sure you have some and you're not just flinging religious DENIER DENIER allegations around as some kind of right-on kneejerk. I'm really sure about that.
Re: Our three great apes . . .
Aren't bonobos just a breed of chimps? A bit smaller and darker but no more "divergent" than say, rottweilers from doberman pinschers?
On a different note, are they planning to sequence gibbons? Because that could also be interesting.
Re: ...and one more thing.
The "Sprint" part indicates a CDMA phone, which is not functional at all in the UK and hence useless to Ted.
But I like this. If it were GSM, I'd buy one.
Re: Its user will be so pleased
old joke is old (as well as inaccurate).
If you'd truncated your oh-0so-hilarious post title rather than what I'll just barely call "the content", it might have worked. But it still wouldn't have been funny.
Re: it is broken
This article is not about SQL Server 2008.
Did you bother to read it?
shut up, Barry. You're boring.
Re: It took you a half-hour to find the command prompt...
it took me one second to find the command prompt. Windows key, "CMD", return.
I'm guessing you lost braincells by believing Barry Shitpeas.
Re: Yeah right, ...
The harder the pitch, the worse the product.
If this is a truism, then the iPhone and iPad must be utterly shit.
Re: Hahahah, no
"no one is going to buy into a desktop OS which reduces the experience to a handful of brightly coloured panels."
Really? You don't think corporates will bite hard on McDonalds levels of complexity along with McDonalds levels of pay for using them?
Because I bloody do.
Re: Getting there
Are you not happy with th Motorola Defy JCB edition?
Not really. The USP on THIS device is the fact that you don't need to touch the screen (but can when it's safe to do so). That means that you don't get concrete, shit, dirt, diesel, whatever on your shiny shiny phone screen and make it unusable.
A touchscreen is great for when your hands are clean. When they're not, it's a disaster.
Now make it a clamshell to protect the screen and ruggedize it a bit and you very nearly have the perfect form-factor for the working man, as opposed to the office weenie.
Re: Microsoft in spin mode.
You really like that "New Microsoft Bob" thing, don't you Barry? That's the fourth time you've posted it. And about the thirty fifth time you've told us that you hate metro and the billionth time you've told us that everything Microsoft has ever done has been actively child-molestingly evil.
We get it. You told us. Now stop telling us and fuck off.
Re: But at least...
"Check you're spelling"? Go to the bottom of the class, boy.
Also, if you can't pronounce it, it is an abbreviation. Not an acronym. An acronym must be pronounceable as a word.
Here endeth the lesson.
you broke the forums with your verbosity.
you are Trevor Pott and I claim my £5
Re: When will Intel announce
it runs really well on minimal Win7 hardware but hey, good FUD.
ITYM - Not Android? Not by Sony? - no thanks. *hatehatehate*
I fixed that title for Barry because he forgot to declare an interest.
I'm interested at the difference in attitudes between the Reg and the Tech blogs.
The commentards here are pretty much 90% along the lines of "hate fail lol Vista Fisher-Price lol we're so superior etc".
The commentards on Engadget or the Verge - known Apple cultist haunts, interestingly, are 90% "wow, love it, downloading, this is amazing etc"
I think the difference is that people read the gadget blogs because they actively want new things. The commentards on the Reg, it appears, absolutely do not.
Sorry El Reg. Your readership are turning into the demographic that buys the Telegraph
Re: Re: break it?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Forum request - "Armchair CEO"
well, until Drew helpfully posted a URL, I couldn't see what forums actually existed so I was stuck with this one and any that I created topics in.
I notice there isn't one anyway, so no biggie.
Oracle really does do everything it can to make itself a complete pain in the arse if you're not wholly bought into the Oracle experience on RHEL.
Try using the .NET provider for Oracle sometime. Hell, try just installing it. Good luck iof you think Java is insecure and buggy! And then you have to dick around for an hour or so with TNSNAMES to try to make it actually work.
Once it's working, it's fine. But every time I have to go to a new site and set up to code against Oracle, I consider walking straight back out again.
sorry, did you just use "Java" and "respect" in the same sentence without irony?
It's true that VB6 needed MSVBM60.dll, but to take a random example, VB3 needed MSVBM30.dll. In much the same way, C# software targetting the .NET4 framework need the .NET4 framework installed where C# software targetting the .NET2 framework needs the .NET2 framework installed. An no, VB DLLs were not cumulative either - if the "right" DLL was not installed, the program didn't run.
The nice is that these days, we can specify which framework we're writing for regardless of the version of Visual Studio we're using, retrospectively at least. So even if I'm using VS2010 which is natively compiled for .NET4, I can still write code which only requires .NET2
It's the same, except a bit better. You'd know this if you were any bloody use at "supporting" it.
The emo version could be Expression Blend's twin.
"ride successful coat-tails into a the big corporate tablet market"
The single most successful company at selling corporate software is Microsoft. I know there's this whole movement to erect a Jobsian Reality Distortion Field over that and claim that Apple and/or Google are the only companies that are ever successful but sadly for those people responsible, it's not what's generally called "accurate" or even "true".
Re: The Curse Of The 21st Century: MS Office
The programmer may or may not be lazy but the line-manager who commissioned the software almost certainly wants it yesterday. COM is quicker to write than parsing XML.
Which is sad, but horribly true.
sub editing can be fun
"Will Asus - as many fans will hope - be able to get its ultrahigh-res offering out before Apple does with the 2048 x 1536 iPad 3 early next month. More importantly, with doing so prevent Apple suing everyone who goes over 1280x600?"
Fixed that one for you.
"The fact its not an Apple?"
Awesome. Sign me up.
And it looks nothing like an Air, unless everything which falls under "thin laptop" is an Air ripoff in your little world. Which it apparently is.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: wat
Thanks for that, it's an interesting one. It doesn't explicitly answer the question, though.
AllThingsDigital had an interview which did indeed confirm what the article says, so I concede defeat.
But thinking about it...
Is this actually a bad thing? I'm undecided.
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