90 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 15:48 GMT
Re: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge)
If he expects a result other than the tree falling down, then yes.
Re: Debian's a nice distro.
Thanks for the status update guys :\
Re: What does LTS mean, anyway?
I don't get your comment - last LTS was 12.04, I think the next one will be 14.04...
I'm sure there are many factors that have resulted in StreetMap becoming less popular; its appalling interface, Sat-Nav becoming affordable, more eager mapping companies and mobile.
For instance, is there a StreetMap app? Because I can't find one on Google Play...
Re: Sue their asses off
This comment might have held some weight if you hadn't posted Anon...
Re: Gets my vote..
I bought it thinking it surely can't be that bad.
I was wrong, but just like you I am now part of any statistical success Microsoft tries to spin around Win8.
What annoys me most actually (most, among many other things) is that - having added my Music library to Windows Media Player, I thought I would be able to use the Music App as a replacement of sorts for the missing Media Center... but the Music app can't see my library still :\
I like IE10 though - as a second browser - on my one Windows machine.
Re: Surface != Surface
Especially where Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro do run the same apps & applications on the desktop.
Re: Why do I feel so alienated by the PC manufacturers
Oh, maybe HP wasn't thinking of you specifically when they botched this together in the shed?
You know, you might find it easier to comment on a laptop that is the right size, budget, screen format, screen material, power & OS rather than bothering to comment on laptops that don't suit your needs in any way shape or form.
If it just connects to your existing phone why the need for a SIM?
Oops, thought that said XKCD...
...wondered why the article wasn't funny :)
"Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal..."
I don't doubt that demand for Windows PCs has been phenomenal, it pretty much always is this time of year - but I reckon the disappointment when they start using them will be just as high.
(Quickly realised why the 'upgrade' from Windows 7 was only £49)
Re: Buddy, can you spare me a price point?
Only stooopid ones.
With so many 10inch tablets already available, I can see why they might be backtracking.
I run the Kindle app on my 7inch Tab and can't fault it. Probably the reason why ebook readers are generally a similar size?
Entirely consensual? Sounds good ;-)
I dunno, are the New Zealand courts overloaded?
So when Apple give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's generosity, when MS give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's desperation?
Also, Apple seems to constantly be bringing out OS updates, it barely seems a year since the last £30 upgrade to Snow Leopard! At least MS service packs are free :)
Anyway, what do I care, I've got a Ubuntu desktop with snazzy graphics... :P
...will be just like 1984 :)
Slow tech day...?
Really, El Reg is reporting on grammar errors? Must be a slow day in the office.
Ubuntu Server LTS has support for 5 years - taking 10.04 support out to 2015:
By that comment, do you actually mean that you dont want or need this laptop?
I would think that if someone out there wants an overpriced gimmicky laptop, then Sony has that base covered. And while they cover that base, you can get a different laptop.
I think it is more likely they'll just put a button on there linking to Bing.
I see - yes, they are all very specialist pursuits, I didn't even Autoroute still existed what with Bing maps, Google maps and all the integration with modern smartphones etc.
As for Wine, I agree (about running it as an emulator, not the red stuff) better to have native apps - so if you can't find them then I guess you are stuck in the old world.
Something I can agree on...
Something I can certainly agree on, though I doubt there'd be much difference?
All I know is it is like breathing fresh country air once usplash disappears and I log into a nice clean Ubuntu environment; ready for me to clunk up with proper productivity applications :)
No, I am saying it isn't Microsoft's fault that your new Dell or HP has a ton of free or trialware on. I can't imagine Microsoft cares what HP, Dell etc do after they've agreed to ship PCs with Windows on.
As long as they *have* Windows on.
You know Macs have contextual menu's too, don't you? ;)
Journalism, yes I heard of that. That is generally where a view-point is given and relevant facts are laid out in a concise and well written manner to back up that view.
If it's good journalism then sources are cited to enable readers to continue reading about various aspects that can't be included in detail in the original article; like listing what manufacturers are being sold from the Microsoft store in an article about Microsoft operating systems without crapware.
Now please, don't become a journalist.
Because you think it's Microsoft putting all that freeware and trial software on your new computer?
If you're a gamer...?
Seriously, I think some gamers are living in the cloud. PC gaming is a niche*, and the Mac has been pushing steadfastly into that niche in recent years. With Steam's release on Mac last year that situation took an huge step forward (even if not all the games came with it).
As for the last 15 years; Apple was pretty much on it's knees 15 years ago yet today it dominates many of the markets MS has been targeting for what seems like forever; mobiles, music, tablets, mobile computing. And it's doing it with pricey hardware that should by all means make entry to market more difficult for them.
* I'm a a PC gamer and I recognise that the field we're playing on is changing (Been into GAME recently?). But I also recognise that my niche is being threatened by consoles far more than Macs. Ironically, MS's own console...
Heaven forbid you should follow any of the links to actually do your own research, as opposed to expecting all the detail to be spoon fed to you.
Okay, here comes the airplare zooooom...
MS are offering laptops from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony & Toshiba... happy now, or do you need your diaper changed from all that spoon feeding?
I don't think it needs to be spelt out that MS is feeling pressure from Apple as well as other service providers. MS has weak leadership (IMO), a confusing product line, and offers functionality that merely equals much of what is available elsewhere.
As for your comments about what should be sold as baseline? They make you sound like an 12 year old.
Ubuntu useless for your purposes?
I don't want to try and tell you what your purposes are, you know better than me, but your user cases as described above suite Ubuntu perfectly.
On top of that you have less worry about those machines being added to the latest botnet as virus definitions go out of date due to those dial-up users never updating their software.
Doesn't sound like that's the case? "Pella did pilot projects with the Windows 7 beta in February 2009, and started its full rollout in November 2009 when Windows 7 was released. By June 2010 the company had migrated 1,200 computers"
Pilot projects from Feb 2009, rollout between Nov 2009 & June 2010 to 1,200 machines.
The examples from Pella show they have migrated 1200 PCs in just over 6 months - that averages about 10 PCs per working day. That's not much progress in my mind - I know it isn't as straight-forward as a new install, but I also can't imagine they have just one person doing the work?
1 person = 10 a day
3 people = 3-4 a day
5 people = 2 a day
Are my maths screwy, do I just have too high expectations or is that just not very impressive?
That's a nice idea, though rather than inflict the option on everyone, have it as an option if IE6 is installed alongside IE8.
The option of being able to have both on one system would have helped me a year or so ago, but as it was i just stopped writing for IE6 completely.