251 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
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?
Re: It's a fashion statement
HTML5 may provide convergence between the app and the web site you refer to.
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.
Re: I see more and more tourists around London capturing the sights with tablets
You "accidentally walk into them" and complain that they are inconsiderate?? Pot/kettle mate.
@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??
Re: "popular app Notepad"
It was popular because all we had was edlin before that, if for no other reason.
Where's the IT angle...
...in a phone only "used for TALKING to people"?
Bet I'm an older fart than you too! ;-)
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....
This would be seriously useful to me...
I could get my phone to remind me why I came into this room!
"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.
"...they slam the phone down"
They'll be needing Apple's repair service then!
Yes, and I've never met anyone who died from playing Russian Roulette either.
Re: Nothing displays until someone makes a comment
They've taken away the "Start" button? Where the hell did they get that bright idea from??
Why not "skyentists"?
(With apologies to whoever I nicked that from!)
Re: "Liquid Metal"
Agreed. And I bet it would start malfunctioning if you hit it with a few RPG's too.
Now if it was made by Nokia....
Oh dear - SOHF much? Did you miss the "joke alert" icon? Do I really need to confess that I make my living out of Windows consultancy, and plead that I was just balancing the fanboi/droid comment??
You seem to have mistyped "paid shills" as "normal people" there.
Yes you're right, it's of no interest that a bit scary country sent it's enforcers illegally to a smaller country, and it was hushed up. Assuming you are the tyrant of said big scary country that is.
Re: train them to target vermin?
My cats have bought back pigeons, frogs, assorted mice and voles, several rats, a budgie and a slow worm(!). Almost always alive. Catching the buggers at 3am is no fun (especially the rats). I can only think they see me as a crap hunter that needs more practice. Especially at 3am.
Releasing a pigeon from a box in your front garden just as a curious drunk walks past gets a great reaction though ;-)
Now one's dead and the other is elderly, so mostly I get brought leaves now (really!). I guess it's the thought that counts.
Re: There are these things called...
Whereas you'll look a real genius trying to do "proper work" on a TIKFAM abortion!
El Reg *exists* to bash Apple, climate change... basically anything that will generate traffic. Sad but true, to quote Metallica.
Well when I were a lad we had to send a box of punch cards to the machine room before 10:00am if we hoped to get our compilation back before home time!
But if you tell kids of today, they just don't believe you!
Re: Wouldn't take much to spruce it up
Try the Celsius app from ITWC...
Yes, I know it's not a proper widget, more's the pity!
Stocking up on the puns I see.
Lewis Page will be here in a minute disputing the figures
Re: Office Processional Plus?
The Emperor's New Clothes involved a procession....
Re: What is needed...
To misquote Homer Simpson... Anti-virus companies; the cause of, and solution to, so many of life's problems!
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