You can be just as legit with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
Or use BBC Basic and write your own!
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You can be just as legit with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
Or use BBC Basic and write your own!
I tried several programs supposed to allow me to scroll a window or a control.
Seems pretty easy to me. I'm no WPF expert but I'm pretty certain I could make that happen, although to be fair the window or control in question would still fire events during scrolling.
@kb - your "usability expert" seems not have noticed the Desktop. At all.
Makes you wonder about these "experts".
(let's face it, it's rubbish
No, it's an improvement over Win7 which was itself rather good.
If you don't like the interface, that's your right but the OS is fine. Then again, you're on record here as declaring Windows 7 "unfit for purpose" which I think marks you as a zealous idiot rather than any kind of useful judge.
I don't know if you've played with OneNote MX. It's a touch-optimised version of OneNote and it's really rather clever. One could even call it innovative, if one were of a mind to.
Try it. It's a free download from the Windows App Store. (Also runs on normal Win8).
I see no reason why the whole Office suite can't follow along in MX versions.
Try France. Until you've tried to sort out somebody else's (they tell you) C++, actually taken a look and discovered VB written in French, you haven't seen real horror.
The gutteral consonant is often dropped in standard Egyption pronunciation, leaving the word itself sounding more like (forgive my transliteration) "aowlb".
Let it go, it doesn't matter. Eadon is incapable of admitting fault and is religiously biased and zealous in his posting. Find an article containing the words "Microsoft" or "Windows" - any article at all! - and there he is.
Me, I'm actually pleased with how it's all turned out. Eadon, and Eadon alone has made the Register less enjoyable than work. My productivity is way up.
MS is not a serious cloud player. Amazon and Google and others own the cloud market.
Opinion based on wishful thinking. Sorry, dismissed.
iCloud does not run on Azure - that's a myth - you're googling and finding rumours from 2 years ago.
Actually, it does. The authentication is delivered via AWS but the storage and retrieval is Azure. You don't know what you're talking about.
MS will not catch up with Google and Amazon - they're falling further behind each year.
More baseless opinion, devoid of fact or information.
You're not worth the keystrokes, Eadon. I won't even bother to correct you any more. Feel free to tell your endless lies here from now on. Somebody else can argue, although it seems that you've acquired a fully justified reputation these days so probably people will just sit back and laugh.
1. Ballmer has $66.6 billion US to work with, but nice try.
2. MS are non-players in the cloudy and mobile revolutions
You know what iCloud runs on? MS Azure. And Office365 is already a huge player, based on Azure.
Amazon are currently bigger but they're the only larger provider that exists. As for mobile, MS were a major player pre-iPhone with WM and foolishly rested on their laurels rather than work to maintain that position, an IE6 problem if you will. Now they're working pretty hard to recoup and offer the consumers choice and competition.
I know you don't like the idea of consumer choice, but I do.
Your little dreamworld must such a fun place for you. Why don't you stay there?
Oddly, I agree with Gavin pretty much 100%. "Outsiders" don't seem to last long at MS and Kempin wants to sell a book. Ballmer's weaknesses have historically been backing losers rather than Machiavellian plotting. If Sinofsky hadn't bailed (and nobody except he and the MS board really know why), this book would have sunk without a trace due to lack of media interest.
As it is, he'll probably sell a copy to Eadon (it can go on his "erotic fantasy" shelf) but that's about it.
Okay, but Apple have the Reg on a spamfilter.
to be fair, at least they talk to you no matter how anti "M$" both this organ and its legion of commentards become.
Unlike some other companies.
"Tinkling cymbal" according to the KJV. Well, bladder control can be a problem with age.
That's because Ricky Gervais is a prick
(I have no love for the Pope but seriously, Ricky Gervais is a massive prick).
According to commentards on the Verge (who published this story 26 hours ago), it's been down for two days.
5:42 am - man, I hope they pay you overtime for this hard work you do.
Microsoft wants data about you for advertising (or maybe even to sell, or will get bought one day, who knows?).
That's Google, and you mean "definitely to sell".
Also Windows has alleged back doors into Windows that the FBI/CIA use, and the like?
Millennium hand and shrimp I seen 'em! Watching me with rays! Them and their big weasel!
What an arsehole you are.
Personally, I'd love to cut off the landline. And to stop paying £15.50/month extortion money for having a landline at all, even if it's never used and is run by a different provider.
What are the odds on Ofcom jumping on THAT little abuse of the customer?
And @j arthur rank - giffgaff seem to attract a great deal of hate, not least from the author of this article (see Reg passim). Personally, I've had no problems with them.
Yeah, but that would hand over production to evil muslims, remember?
Solar plant by the Red Sea or in South Africa or Western Australia?
All these are doable. And silicon nanospheres sound a whole lot more transportable than lithium ion batteries.
Trans: Our extra fees and the amount the councils will pay us on top of the original quotes if we're late and how much we get to soak the end-users and how many exchanges we plan to write-off as insufficient demand have not yet been approved.
BT's business as usual.
@Eadon - if Windows natively supported ssh, cretins like you would scream "anti-trust" and have it taken out.
As it is, how many ssh clients are there? All free to download? All a matter of user choice?
Now please, just go. away.
Icon meaning "you would never believe how sick I am of this absolute fucking retard troll" please.
It's full Windows. Did you read the article?
No, main concern is the DPA which makes outsourcing your data to somebody who is not subject to the DPA, er, illegal.
That's a question that's asking for trouble if I ever saw one.
There's people here who'd blame Microsoft for their ingrown toenail. Hell, dear old Barry Shitpeas once blamed MS for a fire in a Sony warehouse during the London Riots.
As I understand it, Google told MS they'd be axing EAS support on free accounts sometime last summer but they didn't say when. Internal MS folks say they repeatedly tried to get a timeframe from Mountain View without success but that's just their story - doubtless the Chocolate Factory would tell a different tale.
So that leaves the final notification of cut-off as the same as the Google press release. Not a great deal of time, really.
Who's to blame? Really?
Probably some accountant at Google trying to reduce the EAS licensing cost and make the year-end figures look better.
I've often wondered if shrooms grow in the Middle East.
They certainly grow on Patmos, which is where St John the Divine drooled his frothing prophecies to a series of scribes.
Actually, Eadon doesn't like to mention this but, partially because of the walled garden approach and partly because it's simply so much younger (as RyokuMaas points out, less than 2 years old), WP has almost no history of vulnerability at all.
There was a text you could get that would reset the phone, but that's pretty much it.
Whereas the current list of Android malware is quite depressing reading and a new vulnerability is reported every week.
NB - I'd like it known that I am actually quite sad about the fact that Android has holes in it. I suspect there are holes in WP too, it's just that nobody's found them yet. And of course, the market share is lower which means it's less of a vector for attack. Ironically, this is the exact (and only) reason that linux vulnerabilities are less common than non-mobile Windows vulnerabilities, despite what liars may claim.
Eadon, do you suffer from some kind of learning disability?
"WinPho 7 was based on WinCE" - yes, it was. So are NatWest bank machines. That does not mean that the two are interoperable and only somebody who thought "computer = computer = computer" would assume so. You keep telling us how "technical" you are. Unless you mean "technically retarded", the only way you can make a statement like this is called "deliberately trolling".
"WinPho 8 uses the Windows kernel" - so did NT for MIPS. Are you suggesting these two are interoperable?
If not, either you're raising a classically dim straw man argument or you're just a troll. A real failure of a troll who has managed to make himself look less "technical" than the bloke in the yellow safety tabard picking up litter on a spike.
I wouldn't trust you with a spike. You'd imagine your own foot was Steve Ballmer and then attack it.
You can't, which sucks. Massively sucks.
That, and the lack of banking apps, are the two main reasons I don't recommend WP. If the banks stopped their "iphone is enough" thing and MS fixed that fucking security issue, it'd be a top flight OS.
WP sells a lot more than Meego ever did.
Go away, Eadon.
a) Nokia, not Microsoft.
b) Shut up Barry.
Except for weirdos and people who work in tech, nobody buys an Android phone. They just buy a phone that can do what they want and fits their budget.
Just as they buy "a computer" with the same criteria. Now, on the desktop, Windows rules because OEMs bundle it and to change it, you either have to pay retarded money for a Mac or you have to install your own OS. Aside from the two previous categories mentioned, consumers are not generally willing to do this which is why linux is on less than 4% of desktop PCs worldwide.
WP arrives installed, is aggressively priced and can do what most people need, including "just work" with all their other stuff. The criteria for it eventually taking sizable market share are all in place. And no, people don't "hate Metro". You hate Metro because you hate everything from Microsoft before you even consider or try it.
If market share is the one true measurement of success, both desktop linux and OSX are such utter, utter failures that anyone who uses them must be a shill or get them as gifts on free hardware.
You can criticize Ballmer for many things but "award themselves" isn't one of them. His salary's the lowest of any tech CEO (including stock options and other cheats) by his own choice.
ex-MS employee tries to sell book.
The software nasty infects .exe and .html files to display adverts and open a backdoor to the botnet's masters
.html is just a file full of markup. It can't execute anything so how can it display ads (which are not an existing part of the markup)?
And how can a .html file be a vector for infection?
.exes I get, oldschool though that may now be (and thus easily caught by any decent AV). But who downloads torrents without AV checking them?
I dunno. Maybe it's a Monday afternoon thing. This story has me confused.
Probably just had the admin credentials on a Post-It like everywhere else that's not worth hacking.
If NSN had anything to do with handsets, you'd have a point.
But they don't. So you don't.
So perhaps your "clueless wanker" is you.
Screw up a car repair and it can be replaced, money can be refunded etc.
Screw up a medical procedure and you can kill someone. You can't bring back the dead.
Screw up a brake repair and you can kill several people. You really haven't thought this through, have you?
@Eadon - they'd be bored stiff with you. The "fanatically-proselytizing underachiever" type has already been documented quite thoroughly.
I'm definitely worse, yes.
Because she gets paid a metric fuckton more than a mechanic.
Not really. Mechanic wages go at about £25/hour + VAT. She only earns more than that on locum overtime, which is above and beyond existing hours. You know, the ones involving 13 hour on-call shifts, lates, earlies, weekends, nights... not many mechanics work those.
A doctor has a responsibility to treat your illnesses, not your sensitive ickle feelings.
Also, fuck you.
My better half is an anesthetist. Give me one good reason why she should care more about you than a car mechanic does about your shitty Fiesta?
It might make sense if the Tweenies weren't infinitely more creepy than a Jimmy Savile impression all by themselves.
Yeah, Intel are non-tech midgets. Right? Right?
The downvoter has never run a business, I see.
Tom 38: VAT is exactly zero-sum for businesses because you reclaim what you spend and pay out what you charge, minus interest you can shuffle on funds held for repayment.