218 posts • joined Tuesday 24th November 2009 14:47 GMT
Re: Too little, too late?
Frankly if they even charged a modest fee for support of XP until 2015 many people would be happy to pay.
Re: Microsofties at their *best*
IBM in the 60s used to call them "unexpected features" IIRC.
That's got a ring to it!
Re: Well, that has never been said before
Freudian slip - I read that as "niffy".
"Why don't they just disconnect the data cables to the dark internet?"
Can we the MLP saddos involved in a three way fight? If so, the popcorn industry would benefit!
"...multi-trillion dollar liabilities at the hands of the Indian government"?
If it's anything like the action taken against Union Carbide after the Bhopal disaster, MS won't be worried in the slightest.
"...infrastructure that scales"
...the bugs scale too, apparently.
Re: 30% seems high to me
FWIW I have 5 DAB radios at home (mostly rechargeable, which gets round much of the battery issues) and one in the car (a second-hand Focus, to preempt the conclusion-jumping). Admittedly I do live in a very good signal area, but overall I wouldn't want to go back to FM.
@JDX "Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?"
Latest number in Wikipedia, since you asked so nicely.
3 years after going on sale a share of about 3% is a pretty poor success in my book.
Re: Hershey's chocolate
"or 5.1 Snickers-but-when-I-was-young-it-was-called-Marathon"
If you really want an "S" that gets the old fart brigade going, how about "Spangels"?
"Maybe the new guy will start listening to the customer..."
Don't hold your breath. Ballmer has surrounded himself with yes--men and they will decide (in most part) who his successor is. The best days of Microsoft are behind them.
You get downvoted for mentioning Radio 4 now?? The R2 fanbois are out in force I see ;-)
Upvoted for the last line!
Bloatware (@spiny norman)
One of the advantages Apple have in being the monopoly hardware supplier is no bloatware and hence consistency. I often think this is underrated as one of the factors that make their users loyal.
Re: Spotting a clone
Or buy a *decent* smaller USB charger, like this - https://www.themu.co.uk/
At least one case seems to be down to a fake charger:
"The iPad will be marginalised..."
"...by Android devices. Meanwhile, Win8 devices are hoping to compete with Blackberry tablets."
Or is making hilarious claims the only way MS can think of to get publicity these days?
The new "Nintendo Effect"....
Admirals wanting the weapons they played with on their games consoles. I guess it's one way to use up the bloated budget.
Re: Rather than consult one expert,
A classic "truthiness" post (sounds clever, but is just plain wrong). The question is one of the use of two words, particularly in popular culture, so the "experts" are indeed, the masses, statistically analysed as here. IMO.
@Ole Juul - if so, your comment should get as many, if nor more, downvotes I think.
I wonder if Eadon realises that his predictable mentalist ramblings are probably having the opposite effect in terms of promoting Linux, rather like the creepy fanatics who stop you in the street promoting their religious views.
So you're saying Eadon is some king of "hooker for Linux"?
Re: Windows 8 not helping
Funnily though a lot of people who say their friends or parents didnt like it never actually took the time to let the people try it they just told them it was bad and moved on.
So it's not Microsoft's fault, it's down to their customers not trying hard enough??
Phone OS wars is now even more stupid than OS wars ever was. Up and down-votes for any sort of opinion (regardless of any argument) are the Pavlovian response of the adherents of each camp.
Still, it goes a long way to paying for this site!
Re: ISS has over 140 laptops on board, around 80 of which are working at any one time,
No, that's your tax-dollars at work!
TISWAS. Was the dog's danglies.
@mmeier - plus the kids won't want to use a Win8 slab anyway!
Re: Call me paranoid
And there was me thinking this was too obvious clickbait to generate much from the fan_whatevers.
"They also seem to have got stuck in telling us what we want rather than simply listen to what we're telling them. "
The Adam Orth Twitter debacle is more evidence of this. Ballmer's arrogance has infected a generation of management at MS.
Re: No Steve Jobs
I bet Marcellus would disagree.
...and a non industry standard connector.
The big innovation of the the Lightning connector is that it fits either way round. For some reason I was moved to share that.
Re: Dogging Down Under
Oi! Welsh <> British!!
Thank you IMB
You have made the last 20 years brighter, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
...point out to PHB the inherent security risks with what you've sold him on and persuade them to fire all the employees and outsource them "to the cloud" too.
Step 5 - profit!
Re: please could we all agree
The problem is there are many, many previously happy MS users who are faced with a sub-optimal (at best) forced replacement for a working OS, fed up with being told by AC's that Win8 is perfect in every way, when the sales figures and their own experience suggests these AC's may be figments of MS's marketing department.
So a bit of frustration is understandable IMO, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever that MS are actually listening to their customers.
Re: Sadly common in UK Gov
Ah, I forgot - when I first used it it complained that my 10 character password was too long (maximum was 8). They did at least fix that....
Re: Sadly common in UK Gov
The financial system of one of my (large, public sector, UK) clients I use to manage the purchase orders they place with my company requires a password. Helpfully it informs me that it must be "at least 1 character(s) long". I have pointed this out, several times, over several months....
"The involvement of Microsoft in the LBO..."
Dell may get out of the desktop & notebook business? Makes sense, MS seem to be trying the same thing after all.
Re: Programmer's File Editor
Nobody's mentioned it because all the Windows guys are hard at work - unlike the unemployed VI hipsters!
I didn't realise our prisons were THAT harsh!
(Pick-pocket icon of course!)
Less of a "shoot-out"...
More of a "bung-off" surely, given the way these things are normally decided in international football.
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