Re: Microsoft are in the mobile phone business?
I see no such icon, sadly.
So much for the silver badge.
3534 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
I see no such icon, sadly.
So much for the silver badge.
NET is dead, show me where MS are advocating it for Windows 8 Phone
All of these samples a new dev is supposed to work from? Every last fucking one?
You are an expert in exactly dick. No self-respecting linux guru or OSS advocate would use the heavily-encumbered Mint. I';ve never seen a single technical post from you. Not so much as a handy tip or a how-to. Nothing.
All you do is troll, you pointless waste of oxygen. If my son grows up like you, I'll fucking drown him.
Allow me to sum this up in terms the oh-so-technical Eadon can understand.
Eadon is wrong. It is well documented that Eadon is wrong but Eadon is lying about being wrong because that is Eadon's posting model. You can see this demonstrated every time he claims .NET is dead or that Eclipse is a better IDE than VS (any version at all).
Eadon will never admit that he is wrong because he is not technical enough to understand that being wrong is not a crime and doesn't make you a bad person but it does come with an obligation to learn better and stop being an obnoxious little zit.
And just to make it particularly clear to him in the retarded and yet only form of language he appears to understand -
EADON EPIC FAIL.
The sooner Chris gets that ignore feature in here the better, you obnoxious little zit.
It's called cheating and copying, Microsoft's modus operandi. MS confessed to it.
You're wrong and you tell lies to cover your utter ignorance. Cheating and copying is what Google are up before the EU on, remember?
Discredited almost immediately.
For reference, since "Bob Vistakin" loves this one, the Bing Toolbar - not Bing, not IE - sends URLs to Bing for analysis. Bing can then reproduce those results. In other words, it works exactly the same way as the, er, Google toolbar.
Will it? What will you be developing?
"linux skills" is so nebulous a term as to be effectively meaningless, is the problem. Do they want you to write device drivers or do they need you to install Hadoop or manage an LDAP server? I keep getting sent emails asking me to go back to working on embedded linux for the building industry - sorry, not going to happen because the skills involved -although moderately well-paid (less than £55 though, by a long shot) are a long way from my skillset gained while working on RF base station firmware and that was 10 years ago. I've been doing other stuff since then.
There is literally SO MUCH other stuff that the odds on finding a job doing exactly what you do are minimal and the odds on having the required experience for the big money are vanishingly remote.
I can't see that working out well under Android.
"The radio is unusuable. Too many processes in this house - switch off the washing machine, somebody. And the central heating/"
"They are not usable on the lap" - endless youtube videos of people using a surface on their lap say you are wrong.
Not that this will stop you from continuing to make this claim.
Personally, I reckon a smart move would be to bundle a dev unlock with XBox Live Gold.
That way you'd get people interested in games able to write and sell code. And games really sell.
Pretty much this. And if RT is the way forward, at least give us a fucking development environment on it.
I like the idea of convertible laptop but my major use case for a laptop is software design. Not possible on RT as it stands.
you are not as technical
Jesus, son. Get over yourself. You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. You don't know me and you don't what I do. And I never see anything technical from you. Just product evangelism. You're like the Barry Scott of linux, if Barry Scott kept busting in on everyone else's ads too.
I should really just let him spew his bile everywhere and either never read comments or find a different site, I guess. The sad part is once upon a time, I would probably have agreed with him (although not with his rampant obsession). At age 43 with less idealism and more realism, I can admit that I was wrong about MS. They're just a company that makes and sells software and Bill Gates is not the devil; he's a man doing his best for people. The older I get and the more I learn, the more I think that even Steve Ballmer is just a guy who loves Microsoft (I don't think this can be argued, actually) and just wants it to make the best stuff.
Oddly, I prefer that to a company that collects and sells data about people so although I can't see that I'll ever replace linux/debian as OS/distro of choice, the whole new "ANDROID IS THE WAY AND THE TRUTH" thing disturbs me. For a start, it's the least "open" linux distro ever created.
Second, its job is to be spyware. I'll take MS over that any day of the week. At least they don't pretend their code is open source.
Several long time experts in the field of business cooperatives of this nature
all of whom wear hats made from tinfoil, by any chance?
And because Android requires far fewer resources to run, then it could be made into a lighter, more powerful phone with a smaller battery and improved battery life.
You ass, you made me spit coffee.
:@Eadon - you clearly never used a Zune. Or saw one. Or, especially listened to one.
The interface worked, as a music player. The sound quality was good, genuinely good. As opposed to the iPod which sounds like somebody pissed in the audio jack. Not as good as a Cowon unit but still, really very good.
Desktop linux is held up by
1) Nobody cares about it. Thus is meets your own standards for "should be burned with fire and all those responsible for it and/or who use it should be immediately shot" as seen with Windows Phone. Your logic is that an OS the general public isn't buying is crap, right?
2) Lack of productivity software. This has got better over the years but by that time, nobody cared.
3) Horrible, horrible documentation. The documentation for linux is a paper bag full of vomit coughed up by the Aspberger's Syndrome brigade. It's about as user-friendly as shotgun to the balls. Show a finance director the documentation for desktop linux (and then explain how none of his software will work, none of the people who get paid to do things will be able to do things without buying a metric fuckload of training and the printer will cry in the corner) and see how quickly any office where people actually do work adopts it. Shortly after Satan snowshoes to the office, is the truth of the matter.
As for washing my mouth out with soap? Come to South Wales and try it, you gaping pustulent clunge.
How many Androids were sold in the first two years of the OS's life?
Oh, what the hell, let's do this.
The Win Pho 7 and Win Pho 8 are to the iPhone and Android what the Zune was to the iPod.
Excellent devices crippled by an utter lack of marketing and interest from the manufacturer? Hmm. If you say so.
(Incidentally, post a valid criticism of the Zune beyond market share, if you can. And remember that market share applies to linux and desktop Windows as well, you hypocrite).
That these phone operating systems would fail was beyond all reasonable doubt. 
So when taking a deep risk, it's best to have a Plan B, but Nokia has no Plan B. At least not officially. There is no hope for a recovery of MS in the mobile market as that market is maturing now  and the existing players are controlling it, Apple at the prestige end (more or less) - (unlikely since iPhones are everywhere so hardly "presige") - and Android has the rest wrapped up - in the USA, everywhere else is wide open - with Blackberry providing the 3rd place alternative - because any more than one alternative would be a CRIME AGAINST GOD right?
Nokia's entire strategy has failed. - making a profit is a huge failure, everyone knows that(?) - It was known to have failed with the Win Pho 7 but they repeated the same recipe for disaster with Win Pho 8 - with even more dire consequences I predicted all this on the Reg two years ago you predict it roughly every eighteen minutes, you boring twat - and a few times [correction - a thousand times. However, repeating a lie doesn't make it true. Goebbels was wrong- in the intervening months :-) Truly, my friends, It is not even a hyperbolic exaggeration to point out:
[usual all caps bag of excrement deleted]
I wish you'd fuck off.
I thought that, and had despaired of protecting my mum from this nonsense - she can't seem to keep using Firefox no matter how many times I install it and Chrome just sends all your traffic to Google so fuck that - but then I was lucky enough to discover Tracking Protection Lists.
Throw EasyList and Fanboy's List on there and it's like you just put AdBlock on IE.
Precisely. He's only got one stomach and only one cock and there's a limit to how much he can do for either of them.
One wonders why they're not making, er tablets. Since those seem to be popular.
some 'tard blames this on Microsoft.
I have a list of likely 'tards right here.....
It might be a way to make the bastards actually use the money from the "road fund license" for, y'know, roads.
Instead of pissing it away on MP's expenses like they do now.
An email provider with a shitty IMAP implementation?
Alas, even this still looks desperate to be like Google.
I'm seriously impressed at how capable - and cheap! - HP Microservers are.
Mine was around £140 including the rebate before adding HDDs.
Good thinking. My two small, square boxes look pretty sad against the lists we're seeing here.
I have no idea how they made the article, to be honest.
Hate to pop your paranoia but I don't believe there are such creatures on the Reg boards. Even RICHTO is pretty much a reaction to Eadon, Bob Vistakin, Barry Shitpeas and Mrs Barry Shitpeas (I only noticed the other day that "Philomena Cunk" is another Charlie Brooker character, insert facepalm here).
The "shilltards" here seem to be confined to linux and Android.
For the record, I work for a small development company in South Wales at the moment.
Not really, I lived and worked in Scotland for a couple of years. It was great.
Glasgow > Edinburgh, btw.
I don't want to be watched all the time. I support kids wearing hoodies to avoid it. Good for them.
Also, I hope they shit on your doorstep.
Androids are more secure than windows laptops or tablets
I'd happily have BYOD if it meant I could bring a Linux box to work
Do you need a linux box in McDonalds these days?
Error - assumes he knows anything.
I daresay daddy has some publicly-funded things he'd rather keep out of the spotlight too.
Oliver North could probably say for certain.
I normally drink coffee. Tea is maybe a once-per-month thing.
On the other hand, my gran used to make leaf tea in a teapot when I was a child. Somehow, the whole kitchen smelled of it.
At some point, I'm going to have to make some, if only for that smell.
(misty nostalgia icon, please).
I was hoping you'd misread the I as an F.
Then shouldn't you be reading the FT instead of the Register?
I don't know, but Anna and the reporter who compiled the list seem to have an issue with the technologies involved.
C# and C round out the top three. .NET was the fourth
Mono aside (it's a vanishingly small percentage of the C# platform), you can't do C# without .NET. And yet .NET is fourth. Except that it can't be, because C# is second.
So what we have here is either a) the .NET figure actually refers to VB or .NET is actually second, being C#+VB or the stupid recruiters get their data from equally stupid HR departments and thus the whole table is pretty much meaningless.
As I recall, didn't Motorola sue MS before the Android patent thing started? And long before Google bought (and shat on) Motorola?
There you go with the "shill" thing again, Eadon.
Will you never learn?
... are you off your meds?
OK Wintards, two points - first Gates is a robber baron and got his fortune through back stabbing honest partners and competitors. He did so illegally and the DOJ declared his practices as illegal. So it's not his money, he stole it
Really. Bill Gates is illegally a billionaire.
I rather doubt that.
But you're definitely a cunt.
The whitespace availability should negate the double-SIM issue, I suppose.
Out of interest, why is it funnier than any other smartphone OS?
Expense? This is a Huawei Ascend - it'll probably match any price available on handsets running a different smartphone OS. Huawei are good at low cost.
Eadon, that man's money and how he uses it have saved hundreds of thousands of lives, brought people decent water, vaccinated against diseases and pushed down infant mortality rates.
What have you done, except post bullshit on the Register that makes you look like a cunt?
rear wheel drive?
There are ways around it. Many NAS boxes are capable little servers. I have two HP boxes, a Mini running two debian VMs and a Mediasmart 495 (hardware hacked for decent chip and 8GB of RAM) running Windows Server 2012 with one extra 2012 VM for exchange and SQL.
These are quiet, quiet little boxes. Low-power, too. And the hot-swappable drives are a real bonus.
What amuses me is nine downvotes (and counting) for suggesting a possibility.
Not an opinion, a possibility.
Either a) people can't read and simply assume
or b) at least nine people have an entirely different reason to downvote anything which even suggests that Android may be less than perfect.
I can't think of reason. Eadon almost certainly could.
Maybe it's less crashy and malware-prone than Android?
(Note - not saying it is, just that it may be).