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This is a nonsense article. The cost of thin client devices is still pretty high (especially if you want pass through graphics, any sort of caching or 3d acceleration etc etc..) .. combined with the quite ludicrously expensive and complicated licensing required for VDI implementations (including datacentre server licenses and all sorts) means that it's cheaper by far (over a 5 year desktop lifecycle) to buy a desktop.. and that won't change I think any time soon until MS themselves offer custom VDI instances to corporations in the cloud at some standard rate or other.. then it makes a ton of sense for the majority of office based "vanilla" users.
Although there are all sorts of just cool as hell hardware technologies.. the management of the clients, the running of all software successfully in the virtual world and especially the licensing on top.. means it’s pretty evil...
Unless you are a Walmart type business model or a university and so the vast majority of your people can happily live with 3 functions provided via a cheap as chips terminal device.
It is a business model of sorts.
I particularly like the idea they were seeding the bit torrent.
okay I'll get me coat...
Re: Don't forget X
From the console, you could do the magic six finger (or in my case five finger plus nose) keystroke and enter debug on a live server. Great days, and great fun
... and old CNE who dreams of past times!
It's a novel approach to their argument!
geddit?... alright I'll get my coat
The only reason it is not proven
is because you are looking at it.
Of course the Apple statement was designed to confuse. They knew full well that the judge was sitting as an EU Community judge and his decision would be binding across the EU. To then reference the German decision which was made after this ruling is to obfuscate.
The judges have admonished the German ruling for not abiding by the sitting Community judge's decision. For Apple to make reference to the German decision and to also mention the US ruling (when one of the key the patents in question has been thrown out by the US patent office post jury result, that in turn will in all likelihood see the decision thrown out on appeal) is asinine, childish, but also not unexpected from Apple.
It is my 20 pence piece from when i visited there last month through my wormhole device.
NASA I want it back!
Hmm Let's see
$235m losses in this quarter... a little over $2b in cash. If we exclude the last quarter's half billion dollar loss as an exceptional result and use the $235m loss as a running average...
...add in higher investment to launch, advertise, and produce hardware for a new platform in a croweded smartphone market... then I figure...
2014 will be an interesting year for RIM.
If there is a share bubble rise at the launch of RIM 10 I would suggest to those of you who still own any RIM stock to sell and eat the loss.
Re: As Graham Chapman would have said
Agreed. I wonder if some of CNet's independent journalism techniques is beginning to cross into this once fine organ.
This information was not leaked it has been in the public arena for a while now.
Come on El Reg you can do better than this.
The quest for profit in micro second deals is one of the wild west frontiers that needs to be more regulated. These systems are all over the markets; particularly in the FX arena.
It's nice to see that their system went through traditional dev test and production cycles that SOX compliance would call for.
When will these companies finally realise they are tech houses with a bank or trading license and organise acordingly.
The classification of an iPad as a PC is wrong.
Apple growth is statistically interesting based on its total market share (less than 10% of PC... note PC market) and its growth year on year 50 odd %. But combining desktops with iPads is abusing market segmentation reporting... why don't you add iphones in there to the total count you fool!
Tablets are a different market, and should be measured as such - again crap lazy statistical analysis in search of a headline.. and pretty misleading reporting shame on you Reg...
I wonder what
will happen when our telescopes get to a point where we can actually see the big bang; we get closer and closer each year.
Maybe there will be someone at the far end with a big sign that reads BLUFF.
Or we may see our alternate universe selves looking right back.
Just a thought
Whack a mole - the next phase
The companies will now move to the next generation fight which will restrict the second hand resale markets. Watch as the new gaming consoles will only download content - no DVD purchased to resell, or one time only activiation codes with DVD resale having to pay full face reactivation rates.
The problem with the media companies is that people have such fragmented lifestyles nowadays; mobile apps, online movies, music, games. The companies hark back to the good old days when people spent their money only on the records and video tapes that they controlled the release of into shops on the high street. They blame pirating for their drop in revenue when it is changing demographics and lifestyles and spend patterns that are the real change.
The revenue stream genie not only left the bottle a long time ago, he built a small high rise, and moved into the penthouse suite with virtual handmaidens bringing him his every whim.
I am not sure in EU law if it is anti-competitive;I think it may fall closer to restrictive trade practises.
In order for companies to conduct trade on the apple platform, apple restrict the method through which the companies can reach their customer and generate revenue without using the apple approved method that skims 30% off the top. People will say then don't develop for the apple platform; but the fact is that in the eyes of EU law there is a market place in existence where companies trade revenue with customers (Apple store) and the methods apple use to allow people to play could be seen as restrictive and profiteering.
It is a very murky subject and the lawyers would make a fortune, so it would need someone with deep pockets to pick the fight. I was always disappointed Amazon walked away from the Kindle fight.
The world's biggest data miner being mined for data! Oh the irony.
Perhaps he should go back to the office and google this employee who was carrying out a major strategic review of platform independence.
So as a planet we are glacial and inter glacial; there have been four known periods of glacial activity – based on the science this is either a 100,000 year cycle or a 400,000 year problem depending on your reading of the Milankivitch cycles of Earth axis movement. Right now we are 10,000 years post ice age and approximately 40,000 – 50,000 from the next. We cannot stop the warming of the planet and we cannot stop the cooling. Now that said, are we helping to nudge along the heating? Yes our carbon emissions are contributing the acceleration of the process. This warming is a process we are going through as the Earth heats up due to the inter glacial cycle it is now a question about how warm we get and how much we contribute to it. There have periods in our Earth history where we had significantly higher carbon levels too; long before our rodent ancestors existed.
Will our heating delay the onset of the next ice age?… good question; possibly. Will we be able to reduce our contribution to the heating process? No. Global economics and political interests will not permit us too. We can only hope we develop reliable, consistent, clean energy at some point in the future to limit our part in the warming.
But as with everything in Earth’s history it can be measured in the slow march of time, and eventually the glaciers will loom on the horizon 50,000’ish years from now and start their inevitable march South once more.
I welcome our wooly mammoth overlords arrival.
I am continuously underwhelmed with the what's apple doing next rumour treadmill. Minutes after 4G all we get well what is 5 going to be and look like? could we have some kind of reporting quiet period or something?
It gets a little wearing all this conflicting speculation. I feel that we sometimes are feeding the analysts and the market shareprice more than actually thinking about technology; I mean a unibody and 4 inscreen is hardly "news worthy".
does Apple Facetime, Google et al, get the same request from Cisco? Interoperability does make complete sense, for example why can't I start a facetime with someone from my lovely Samsung Galaxy?
No there is no app for that.
Code base unification
With the IOs-ification of Lion in features, it makes economic sense to look at codebase unification where possible. This reduces security oversight, patch coding, skills training for staff, product development cycles, time to market, etc etc..
Apple will have no plans to port MacBooks to ARM right up to the point in time they have plans to port MacBooks to ARM
... cool summer intern job though!
I'll look forward to my dividend payout then yippee!
oh, wait, hang on a minute...
ok I'll get my coat...
Google is a walled garden - has been for some time. The search is no longer neutral, and has not been so for some time. They are just becoming indifferent to hiding the bigger game plan. Google is not the neutral search provider people still think it is.
so many stupid so much advertising opportunities.
The walled garden gets a little bit wider
It could be about creating a capability to produce electronic text books that work really well on iPads and Macs. This is about driving the products right into the heart of the education system. To get educated you will need an iSomething., because that is where all the text books live on proprietry slick formats.
It is a walled garden that is getting broader and more joined up.
Remeber get the hearts and minds early e.g. pre-school, high school, you get them for life.
We all act so shocked
Look folks the business model of all these companies - Google, Facebook, etc is to get as much personal data from you as they can to either
a: sell on
b: improve their ability to advertise sh*t to you.
We all act shocked and surprised when these stories keep coming up like it is some fricking epiphany.
No sh*t Sherlock!
Until the regulators fine someone until their eyes bleed every company who has a business model based upon selling your privacy on will continue to do so, and will use their EULA paragraph 9 sub section 24 in small print to get out of jail free.
Blame the regulators for not laying down the law, blame the inter government agencies for not having a unified approach to privacy in the digital age, and most of all blame us every time we are shocked and outraged.
These companies will continue to do this until the regulators get their act together.
That is all...
Agile? er.. No.
This is a shame. If the office suite could have been able to churn out a light wieght capability ala Window Phone 7, then this could have been an interesting dog fight of fondle slabs.
The ship has sailed on that device sadly but MS's mindset is stuck in legacy code and legacy software squeezing the corporate buck...hmm that reminds me of... oh yes IBM from the eighties.
The organisation needs an electric shock of agility pumped through it at 50 million volts.
it is a vision thing and...it goes around it comes around...
Here is a thought
When I first heard of this I knew that MSoft would want it for integration into existing products... never forget that in the corporate world Office rules supreme. Add all these millions of users into Outlook directory services, live services and the integration of Office and VOIP to millions of businesses makes sense. Another reason why corporates do not need to diversify away from an integrated tool set. Office seats and associated revenue rule supreme.
Here is an additional thought. Now that a US company owns Skype, the national security services of the good ol' US of A have full access to the encryption keys (all six or seven layers) of it.
This is a big deal in the erosion of privacy.
So the thing i would like to know is
if the colours used on the grid and patterns help or hinder the colour blind and dyslexic.
care less about speed. I want secure.
alright, alright I'll ge my ...
Apple has a head start. Android is building, and Msoft is coming in late next year. Sounds as though they are late to the party, and yes they are.
They missed the market with W7 cos they never built any touch into the heart of the OS. The problem is bigger than that, coz they have to carry so much baggage in the kernel and bolt on after bolt on to provide compatibility that the legacy of NT to W7 has made the OS in inefficient behemoth.
smart thinking would have extened W7 for mobiles and built out a replica of iOS / OSX model and seperate the ecosystems (gawd I hate that word)...
They will still insist that the can shoehorn W8 onto every platform under the sun with a confusing array of versions and licence models.
Now, this is still not so clear cut because as someone else has mentioned Business investment in Windows is here to stay for a very long time (business software, legacy apps, the sheer cost to move to anything else is prohibitive on a cost front - spreadsheets alone would make your mind explode at the number of them running core processes across the world today) no matter how much you think it is fixable it is not. In addition to this the synergy of an office PC and an on the go buisness tablet running the same will continue to be attractive for large organisations for support, security (hah) and legacy applications.
Now longer term there are very young people going through education, at home etc, that are learning their basic computing on non windows platforms - my 4 year old figured out the iPad in less than 2 minutes. Over a loooonnng time this will have an effect... so will cloud.
The transition will take years, companies will begin to develop their next versions more platform agnostic to ensure they can run on as many of these devices as possible.
Microsoft can afford to come to this late, and it will take a long time to see any shift. The consumer is irrelevent RIGHT NOW, corporations matter. Corporations are hooked in no matter how much they desire not to be. But today's four year old iPad / Android user is the possible CIO / CEO if the future, and this is where Microsoft is loosing them ... right here right now.
To quote "Google said last month that it was working to stop copyright-infringing websites making cash off its AdSense advertising platform."
Has Google looked at the content on you tube lately? Have they? I still see ads up there...
The banks are probably wanting a company split that way they can hedge short/long on the stock, offer consulting on the sale, leverage requirement, bond issuance,
oohh and up the price to unrealistically high prices of any IPO or private sell off to ensure maximum bonuses...
yeah let's listen to their sage advice on anything related to finance and restructuring companies and their related debt. I'm sure that would go swimmingly well.
that they removed the camera as it was probably squeezing the entry point into the Touch range.
Perhaps people were buying the nano at that price point as it had record capability. Why spend more to get a touch?
Now that it is gone fromt he nano range if you want record you move up models.. simple upsell technique.
Like most government departments all they need to do is visit a website called sourceforge.net wherea whole raft of open source applications are stored that only need minor modification to get up and running. CMMS / shopping baskets / forums voting ranking systems - they are all there for nada.
At least with this approach we won't need $20B in projects run by the usual incompetent suspects.
All it takes it handing a bunch of these contracts to smaller more dynamic companies with an open source mentality and they would get product delivered faster and cheaper.
Actually you are wrong
Ignorantia juris non excusat or Ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content.
This is established precedent in the UK.
If he walks into a local shop and lifts some articles then he can get arrested in the UK for a UK crime. Then the justice secretary could set a court date for ... oh I don't know ... 2011. Then they have time to recind this nefarious law.
Oh I can think of a few...
A door stop
To prevent tables from wobbling it could be wedged under that rogue leg
Turned off the glossy screen could act as a mirror
A fly swatter - probably only one time use though
A hard surface to take notes on although a spring clip at the top would have helped to keep the paper in place
An emergency rescue aid; by reflecting the sun you could attract helicopters and mountain rescue.
... the possibilities are endless
Hitachi, EMC, LSI, NetApps all lock in. They argue they are certified for mean time to failure rates which we all know is BS, we also know they argue it allows them to state 5 9's for uptime and availability - which we also know is BS. But this is how the big boys implement quality into the data centre and revenue to their share holders.
Dell appear to want to improve the quality of the customer exprience, like all of the other grown ups.
Good for them!
$9 billion dollars already spent on R&D???
Surley some mistake.
All it would take would be a couple of sound stages, some SGI effects and hush money to all who take part.
Just like last time.
No more than $100 million tops.
nah mate, you're wrong...
this is on purpose.
Now you have a trapeed demographic of iPhone junkies coming off two year contracts WANTING the latest version. this gives you a rolling user base who need their next fix of capability.
The crippleware built in and slowly releasing features that have been around for years with other vendors creates pent up demand.
PH even she can see this coming.
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