175 posts • joined Thursday 28th January 2010 19:43 GMT
Re: Whats the point of a touch UI on a desktop?
Why don't you try doing a days work on a touch UI. I have an Android table with a touch screen and my worst nightmare is having to use a similar UI in a production environment.
Now are we have to do is eliminate humans from the planet earth and we would have a perfect world. If course, these scientists would be exempt as the earth needs them to take care of it.
Re: FAIL - no Credit Agreement with Apple
Apple's attitude has always been a 'we own our customers and we can do anything with them that we feel like"
Re: ...And so the grand LIE is exposed...
At last I finally know why the Republicans are big on expanding VISAs for foreign professionals, and opening up a guest worker program. They want to drive wages down so that the 1 percent can get more money. Simple.
Re: Patented -- or worse?
In the United States, thanks to Sonny Bono and hist stupid copyright term extension act, copyrights are now extended to 120 years after the death of the creator.
MS is saying that Facebook phones are an exact copy their phone. That sounds like Apple claiming that Samsung phones are an exact copy of their crap. In claiming that Facebook phones are an exact copy of MS phones sounds like an 'Apple vs Samsung' lawsuit is going be coming down the pike.
I think that everyone should let the politicians know that if they pass this act, they will be unemployed after next election. This is sickening to see this kind of crap.
Re: Congratulations PC makers!
In the early days of personal computing, upgrade's were often made every 2 or 3 years because the performance gains were dramatic. I remember upgrading from my 286 to a 386. My 286 had MS-Dos 6.22. I had a hard time playing music on it, the ASCII games were stupid, and the internet was shell based. On the other hand, the 386 had a graphical interface (Windows 3.10), could play MP3's with ease, and the games were a whole lot more fun (Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, etc)
Now, I am writing this post on a 10 year old computer with a 3 Ghz P4 HT processor. I have a friend who has a computer with an 6 core i7, 32 gig DDR3 ram, and guess what? Almost 100 percent of what I do works equally well on both. Newer games work better on his, but Youtube comes through just fine.
In the corporate world, for the most part, existing systems work just fine. To upgrade would often provide fewer benefits and the conversion between the old system and new system would be expensive. In other words, if it ain't broke, why fix it. I think this is why corporations are very reluctant to upgrade
Yeah da kids would learn how to use Apple's app store alright, and little else.
Re: With Unity being pushed down the throat, who cares
I am evaluating a version of Lubuntu that seems to combine the best of Ubuntu and Lubuntu. It is called LXLE 12.04LTS. It is a distro of Lubuntu that has 5 year long term support. It runs well in 512 mb VM. It uses much Ubuntu flash such as Libre office, has samba installed and has a nice desktop among many other features. If you want to check it out it can be found at:
The nice part is that it is Lubuntu with 5 year lts just like Ubuntu 12.04LTS.
Sound like this is the year of chicken shit patents
Re: Oliver Mayes
Some company should hire him as a security consultant.
"The big shift as we go from $500 smartphones to even as low – for some companies – as $100 for a smartphone, you've got to dramatically rethink the supply chain and how you can build these products and do it profitably," Sculley said"
How can you get any cheaper than using the slave labor at Foxconn? According to MSN Money, the Iphone 5 costs Apple between $207 and $238 to make. They sell the Iphone 5 with 16GB for $649 making a cool $442 profit off of each unit. Or, in other words, they make about 200 percent profit. I can give them a suggestion if they want to sell their Iproducts cheaper, but something tells me they won't listen
Re: Starting figures are well out
Could that be because many private sector jobs are nothing but mcjobs? Do you propose to get police to work for minimum wage? Most of the criticism of what public sector people earn is from crazy right wing radicals who want everyone, but themselves, to be wage slaves. The upcoming battle in society is going to be between the upper 1 percent and everyone else
Re: Shark. Jumped.
I actually feel sorry for him. He should now apply for food stamps. I think that would help soften the blow.
Re: Install Linux and let 'em come
However, Linux does support Libre or Openoffice.
Re: It's a joke
The epetition site is a gathering point for crazies. The funny thing is that people would even think that we need to spend trillions to fight Darth Vader when there are millions of people starving to death in this world is beyond anything that I can think. If violence makes a better world, the earth would be a paradise by now. Sad
Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.
The conservatives in America are more basic than that. Now that they have busted the labor unions and have artificially kept wages low for the working class, they are only trying to flood the market with these highly educated workers in hopes of driving their wages lower.
I had a project to construct a BBS as well as let people do normal office functions on the same computer. The computer was a 486 and had Windows 3.10 installed. I put RBBS on it and it worked, but when I started Microsoft Word, the modem would not function due to the fact that Win 3.10 had cooperative multitasking. I purchased os/2 (I think 2.1) which had preemptive multitasking. It also had the capability of running Windows 3.10 at the same time. The whole thing worked perfectly. The BBS ran well and the office work could be done at the same time. I remember os/2 as being an operating system ahead of its time. Perhaps the reason for its demise was that Microsoft saw that too.
Re: This is a 9 year old CHILD...
You sound a lot like 'Weird Al'. He makes sense too
Re: Orlowski will be able to put a positive spin on this
Is this any worse than what the RIAA did; suing a 7 year old girl whose mother was disabled for downloading a mp3? Maybe Anonymous can invent ways for people do download. Up with the Pirate Party.
Re: White v Hispanic and Black
This is a bunch of bull. When I lived in San Francisco in the 50's, I could survive by speaking only Chinese. America was founded on immigrations and 'French Towns', 'German towns' and other communities where native languages were only spoken and the US survived. This is about hatred for a President solely because he is black! I remember in the 50's people used to say, 'I have a lot of black friends, but I would not want my sister to marry one --- or have a black president'
Re: White v Hispanic and Black
This has nothing to do with Hispanics, it all about a Black man being President. That is something that these traitors cannot handle. Many of these witless morons live in the same town where I live in. I know a little about what they think. They cannot live with a black leading America. They should be charged with treason and jailed. The US Civil war settled this kinds of thought. If you notice, there are many states that Obama won who are working on this petition. This is an indicator that the conservative house of representatives has no intention of working with Obama or the Democrats. There only goal is to get Obama out of office!!!!!!
Yes they should!
better dead than red
Sounds like the anti-communist rhetoric of the 1950's in the US. I guess the US needs another war to justify an almost trillion dollar per year defense budget
Re: Off the list then...
My message to HP is to stick their computers where the sun don't shine. Frankly, I would rather upgrade to Linux rather than downgrade to 7. But that is another matter. I resent Redmond trying to tell me what i can use on my computer!
Re: It's called a DESIGN patent for a reason...
If this criteria was used in the desktop computer industry, there would only be one company that makes desktops. For instance, almost all computers have the same design the various input-output ports. The sound card has 3 connectors for speakers, mics, etc in the same general location. I can connect a mouse, keyboard, video (VGA, USB devices, and network without seeing any written instructions because it is the same with most pc's. likewise, these pc's use open architectural design, and look almost the same on the inside. Likewise all cases are almost identical in looks. The differences between all pc's are minor. In fact, if we apply Apple's stupid patents, the first company that that patents a pc's general shape (rectangular shape), they would probably get a patent for it. In reality, the leadership of Apple is blinded by greed and don't want to invest in research and development to create a truly innovative product.
This is the best news that I have heard this week! I hope that Apple continues to get bashed in all of its future suing.
Re: Already looking
one thing though, if you don't like Unity in Ubuntu, open up the software center and pick desktop that you do like. The first thing I did in 12.04 was to install the Gnome desktop. One click and it was done. Try that with Windows 8.
This is an awesome opportunity for Linux to move in and get a good share of the desktop market.
Re: That's just brightened my day.
I wonder if Samsung will introduce Apples web page as evidence in their appeal of their US loss.
Re: Not yet a win
It is obvious to me as I see problems with the latest iphones, Apple is far more concerned with being a monopoly than providing a innovative product. This whole insanity has gone on far enough. Governments need to step in and stop this anti-competitive business plan of Apples. As for me, I will never buy an Apple product.
Re: Long "working" hours, unhealthy conditions, disgusting dorms
Trust me, the only thing these poor kids are studying is what it is like working under slave labor conditions. Foxconn exists, in part, because free trade agreements have made it very profitable for major corporations (such as Apple) to ship all of their manufacturing to these poor nations where labors laws are scarce. In spite of Apple's wealth, I doubt that many US workers benefit from the companies activities.
No matter who wins this patent fight, the loss of choice by smart phone buyers will make the people who want a smart phone the ultimate loser.
Re: Big deal....
No problem for me, If they put this junk on Ubuntu, i will just reach for my little bag of "Mint"s and enjoy.
I wonder when the truth in packaging laws are going to be applied to smartphones? I am surprised that these companies haven't been sued for consumer fraud. Where is a Ralph Nader when you need him?
Re: Warp Ten is not 10x SOL
With all of the crap that is going on in the planet earth today, all i got to say is "beam me up Scotty".
Re: Please please please
I am trying to cry over the possibility of Iphone 5 being banned from the US, but it always comes out like I am laughing.
Re: They could but
Not for long.
Re: Oh my here we go.
This isn't only an attempt to get rid of Samsung, it is an attempt get rid of Android and all competition to Apple products.
Author need to understand
This author needs to hear a simpler explanation of the facts. First of all, the copyright/pantent system was intended to protect inventors who might have a lot invested in their new technology. Without copyrights, a young engineer (like Woz was) coming up with a new product could have it stolen and he would have nothing. No one would invest time in inventing new products without patent/copyrights .
On the other hand, Apple has everything about their phones/tablets copyrighted/patented. Even stupid mindless patents such as patenting a rectangle with rounded corners. That patent should have been thrown out before it was granted! So assume there is a couple of bright kids, like Woz and Jobs were, come up with a truly great mobile phone. Even better than Iphone. With all the patents that Apple has, it is extremely probable that these bright engineers would suffer the same fate as Samsung. Samsung wasn't convicted of stealing circuit designs from Apple, they were convicted of having a smart phone that has the same look and feel of an Iwhatever. If you read your history books, monopolies have never been friends with new technological development!!!!! Apple has truly lost it's soul!
Re: Apple are another amoral company
"We need people releasing new things, not simply copying."
You tell me, where did Apple get the gui (GMT too) from for Lisa?
In a sense, backward compatibility is not all that bad. Many corporations develop their own software. The cost of just upgrading the hardware and licensing is a good chunk of change. But costs could be prohibitive if in house software needs to be rewritten. The bottom line for Windows 8 will be will the benefits outweigh the costs involved. Upgrades for the sake of upgrades went out with the 386
Re: Judge Lucy
I can just see it in the newspaper. "Jury forbids sales of Apple and Samsung products in the US". It could not happen to two nicer companies.
The real sad thing is that I think that from the Judges remarks that Apple will be likely to prevail, Apple has already won this case. The only hope for a competitive market would be that a ruling favorable toward Apple would be overturned in an appeal. Failing that, hopefully the US would launch an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple. If the conservatives gain more power in the US, that won't happen. If Apple wins against Samsung, they will go after every other Android or otherwise smart phone in the world using that same stupid patent. Then consumers will have no in what smart phone that they use.
Apple: Samsung was in 'crisis' over our iPhone awesomeness
A better title would be
Apple: Apple is in 'crisis' over our iPhone awesomeness
Re: And another fandroid pops up with a wildly over-simplified description of Apple's design patent
The engineering technology involved in Apple's case patent is on the level of a six year old kid. Why aren't patent laws changed so that at least some engineering expertise has to be demonstrated.
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