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2844 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009

I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

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Re: Bogus argument

Are you suggesting that all of MS's server monitoring tools are going to be Metro apps?

The clue in the Task Manager. It most definitely is not a Metro app.

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No, you can use the desktop and have as many as you like.

Bogus argument is bogus.

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Microsoft offers Office 365 build tailored for government

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Re: Microsoft offers Office 365 build tailored for government

Except that Office does actually produce things and doesn't ask you to like it. Otherwise, fair comparison.

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Windows 8 release preview imminent

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Re: Haven't we been here before?

OH MY GOD YOU'RE RIGHT THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL

except for all the ways they aren't.

Anyway, Android app drawer? Looks a lot like Windows 2.0 icons, doesn't it?

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Broken XBox

That's just Barry Shitpeas and his "perfect" PS3 again. Let it go.

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Microsoft forbids class actions in new Windows licence

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Re: If you try real hard...

Dell? They bundle Linux, no?

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Microsoft will fiddle with prices as euro burns, UK biz fears

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Re: How about not spending money you don't have?

How about Goldman Sachs not fiddling the books for the Greek government?

It always amuses me when Europhiles refer to Goldman-Sachs as "one of the Anglo-Saxon banks".

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Re: Expert opinion

>Or an EU politician.

Alright, to bet your own money.

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Re: Pot meet kettle

Would you mind translating your comment for the sound of mind, please?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Re: Expert opinion

You'd have to be pretty brave to bet against a Greek default right now.

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YouView reportedly set for 2500-home pre-Olympics trial

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Re: Catch up tv is only 9.2%..

I don't see why it'd be "always on" when the plan is to use IPTV. There's no recording in that scenario.

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Re: Catch up tv is only 9.2%..

My XBox gives me iPlayer, 4OD and skyPlayer (although I never use that). No iTVplayer and I don't think whatever Channel5 have but really, that's not exactly a major loss.

I quite like the YouView idea but it'll have to be pretty damn good to make the XBox redundant.

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Hands on with Nokia's 808 41Mp camphone

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Re: blimey...

Crazy, isn't it? 2001, I remember it well.

So Bob, is THAT the sole reason why you criticize and spread FUD about every single MS-related product on the Reg?

Some sort of vengeance for an eleven-year-dead party line?

You sad little prick.

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Re: Question for the Windows Phone executive

Works on the Dell Venue Pro, "Anonymous Coward". Troll fail.

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Re: blimey...

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.

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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.

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Re: blimey...

More evil than Google?

More evil than Apple?

More evil than Oracle?

Highly unlikely, in all cases.

If you want evil-free, you're shit out of luck. So pick your evil-of-choice and shut the fuck up.

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Dell Windows 8 tablet, hybrid details leak

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Re: So they've created

It should run full-fat Win8 without issue. The Acer Iconia W500 runs it in 1GB of RAM, after all. And a worse chip.

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Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead

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What part of the "Express" part were you too stupid to deal with?

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Microsoft corrects itself: 'We expect fewer people to use Windows 8'

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"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.

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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?

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Motorola Mobility loses to Microsoft in German patent battle

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Re: dogged is not available at the moment, leave a msg after the beep....

Who did you find?

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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.

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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.

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Re: Germany

Because German patent law is brutal and German courts are regarded as sympathetic. It's like suing in Delaware or East Texas.

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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.

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Re: Microsoft *must* be on dangerous ground messing with the big boys when it comes to mobile

Probably not.

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.

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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.

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Barclays Online Offline again

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Re: Still down

Back up as of now.

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On sodding pay day, too

I'd really like to know when it's safe to go across to the ATM.

Bastards.

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Vatican in pact with Microsoft to initiate world's youths into Office

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"An innovative and forward-thinking Catholic organization" - sorry, oxymoron there.

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Nokia and Symbian still number one in China

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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.

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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.

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Re: Baidu

Android phones are going to be pointing at Google

In China? Very, very unlikely.

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Re: Durr

You've said it's untrue without any reference at all, no evidence, no supporting links, no indication of exactly what is meant to be untrue, nothing.

That makes you a dick.

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Facebookers trigger vote to choke Zuck's data suck

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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.

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Aga cooks up phone-controlled 'iOven'

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Rural? Orange SIM? Indoors?

No, that doesn't work.

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Fantasy cabal sells off novel-as-app platform

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Re: The Cabal?

This isn't USENET.

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Google's 7in tablet stalled for last-minute tweaks

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Re: Bej'Asus!

I think you mean "Acer". Asus make great kit. The only people who hate it are Apple fanbois.

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Met cops get new pocket-sized fingerprint scanners

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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?

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Re: Oh hey, not a problem

Oh please.

You think the average copper could tell an illegal jammer from a jar of Marmite?

I suggest you may be mistaken.

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Oh hey, not a problem

http://www.signalbuster.com/Scripts/default.asp

"What was that, Mister Plod? Your internet is broken?"

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How I went from Unix engineering to flogging Google apps

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<sarcasm>

Never would have guessed you flog Google apps.

</sarcasm>

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World+Dog to demand ever larger tablet-phones

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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.

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MPs wrestle slippery bureaucrats in intellectual property Jell-O

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"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.

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Txt-speak is a sign of humanity 4 U

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Re: Lots of love

My mum does that. Always freaks me out.

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'Dated and cheesy' Aero ripped from Windows 8

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Re: Win 7

@AC -

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.

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@rhdunn

Your comment indicates that you believe that the Metro interface is more than a glorified app launcher.

It isn't. Use it as a launcher and it's fine. No real interference at all.

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Ballmer says 500 MILLION 'users' to 'have' Windows 8 in 2013

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WTF?

Misquote

Er, no, that was Abraham Lincoln.

Phineas T Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute".

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Re: Not a snowball chance in Hell

the Android smartphone is the new PC.

Is there a House Rule against posting while high?

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