30 posts • joined 11 Feb 2010
Unfortunately they CANNOT give away Windows 8.x due to all the people who have purchased it already and the refunds involved would cripple their EBITDA / share price.
Maybe they should consider it for Windows 9
Re: Except Apple aren't giving it away for free.
Are you suggesting Google is doing the same by subsidising Acer, Asus, HP, and everyone else manufacturing ChromeBooks?
I think not.
Should be capable of running Windows 8.1 for the next year, but then obsolete.
I guess they've also excluded the time we spend in the Internet at work... and I'm pretty sure I sleep browse too..
Didn't work on my 2008 NFC passport...
the fact you have to put data in to unlock it is fair enough, and will stop people scanning other folks passports without consent I guess.
Bit of a pointless (an exceptionally UGLY looking) application imho
All the worry about Chinese intelligence/ cyber-snooping/ etc ... and it's still Powered by Intel...
...another cup of Irony anyone?
Great article there, interesting read!.
I think this hits the nail on the head. I can't recall the last time I needed a spare battery, I'm alway in proximity to a USB port on my laptop for a quick top up.
Extra memory??! Pah!... 64GB is more than enough and with USB On-the-Go I can stick all my movies on a tiny USB stick - As I do today with my Nexus 7
Slick, cool and generally EPIC looking, and that's not just me the phone ticks those boxes too ;)
It was always simply too expensive. What market were they trying to break?
There smartest bet would have been to take the WinPho OS to a tablet, not deploy an expensive laptop alternative !!
IR - Yay!
Awesome... I'll dig out my Palm V and transfer all my old contacts :D
Yet another reason why the Public Cloud space is so immature and risky.
When will people learn?
Unless you go to someone with a truly Enterprise Public Cloud offering you can only cross your fingers that your business will remain intact...
First fail found
Liking this House/ Tree/ Road fail...
ps - found two Busby's so far ;)
So what is the definition of Private Cloud versus Virtualised Infrastructure for a Company.... Pah!
Is that $100 per month/ year/ lifetime... ?
And why the cheddar-cheese would any company put SSD in a laptop, oh the comparison irony chart goes off the scale here...
Pretty sure it's still cheaper to stuff a server full of RAM and run the VDIs in there, do people still use spinny disks for virtual desktops, get up to speed people :(
'Some' good points here. This is why it is important to understand your Cloud Service Providers (CSP), SafeHarbour and Euro DP policies, amongst other things.
However, there are always 3 factors in a decision making process of this type. Cost, Risk & Service.
This article addresses some of the raw costs here, but as your bag of salt statement impies, there are many other intangible costs here, and other non-functional costs that need to be included.
Needless to say, these are all re-baselined again when we look in the corporate space and begin to leverage other IT commodities and bandwidths, etc.
So let me get this straight, vendors and Data Centre suppliers are NOT the right people to set a vision here?
WTF - it's their sole purpose in life and they've been doing it well since the advent of IT.
Private and Public sector businesses have NO idea how to run this stuff, their jobs are to service the lines of business as best their meager HR department can find industry competences.
Seriously! this stuff annoys me
now then, now then
To be fair, Apple are the ONLY device manufacturer that have really stuck to their guns in this area.
For how many years have we had the pleasure of a single, non-changing interface connector, while others have mucked about with USB, mini, micro, etc, etc?
If Apple do change it then fair enough. Odds are anything new we buy will be good for the next 5/6 generations of Apple device, so I for one will be happy.
Don't you need some sort of tool to decipher the passwords in their current state anyway?
It's not like Joe Public could just open a text file and find out ?
Is it just me, or is this just a bit of CGI sun footage with a black dot being run over it ... :(
Again, people seem to be having the virtualisation-as-a-service thought process as opposed to the Cloud conversation where applications are built for the Cloud, and businesses know how to create a business platform to run in the Cloud.
There are a whole new set of metrics to adhere to in the Cloud space
I still love you
These things happen.... Hopefully only once to all of us.....
Missed the point
VDI is not about combating small problems like this.
It is about a strategic (and inevitable) approach to dealing with commoditisaion/ consumption of desktop services - and the only goal there is reduction and continual management of OPEX.
The costs of supporting & managing a traditional desktop are enormous, and this problem scales horrendously in Enterprise environments...
What a load of B$ !!
Really!... I leav my laptop (and my wifes and the family PC) on most days every day for more than 8hours... and no way do I receive an electricity bill for 16k per year!..
Do the sniff test before you open your mouth next time.... now bare in mind the average FULLY managed virtual desktop is circa $40 per user per month (enterprise)... the credibility just goes down the pan....
DropBox - ConBox!
The main problem with DropyourpantsstorageBox is that as soon as somebody shares a folder with you, THAT capacity is then added to YOUR capacity utilisation....
Give me value for money you foooookers!
This article wound me up sufficiently to fume, but then bought me back down to reality - well written ;)
p.s. our government & MoD are a bunch of sh*sters
Security is not the issue. BYOC2W is about hooking up to a model office managed virtual infrastructure via an office internet connection.
Consumerisation and the adoption of this area if halted mainly by the users ability to maintain the device i.e. break/fix, and the inability of the company to provide a suitable mechanism to assist in the financing of such assets.
Current finance models can only be associated with the BIK tax (benefit in kind) to the employee, so the adoption fails due to the employee not wishing to spend their hard earned cash on a computer to to their employers work.
The VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), via whichever flavour you prefer, is a very mature offering, but it currently leverages existing assets for connectivity, or involve a tech-refresh of the desktop devices in line with the current asset depreciation/ lifecycle.
The best approach today appears to be achieved by creating a pre-boot environment on a USB stick, or an isolated environment, to provide connectivity to a company broker system, or by using portals; but agin the issue of end-point device ownership/ control still lingers.
Slightly bias view IMO
The report seems a tad un-evidential (nice new word), baring in mind the openness between VMware and EMC development teams I find it hard to factor in that there could be any other two companies working harder at synergy than EMC/VMware.
Point in hand their vBlock offering, not a partnership, not a commodity, but a union of EMC, Cisco together with VMWare at CEO level.
It's good to see how other organisations approaches, but really concerning that 12 minutes in the IT bod tells us what the alternative to Hyper-V were.... WTS.
And then 15 minutes in an ROI of 5years maybe more!... This goes against a lot of the Parallels, Xen and VMware numbers of 18months-2 years.
I think it is obvious that VDI is a huge play, but why on earth Hyper-V with a >5year ROI?
Fud me thinks
I'm pretty sure this is the Hyper-V deployment that Microsoft actually gave away to the client, and paid for the consultancy to support the deployment, and also paid 30k for the media hype around it... Oh and did I mention it isn't anywhere near complete or fully functional.
Not that I'm against this in any way shape or form, I like variety, what I do not like is the big MS marketing wallet coming down and forcing clients in to a pricing argument versus what they actually need to deliver a successful project.
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