4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: IE10 on Xbox ......
Never thought of that. A decent browser on your console is kind of useful for video sites, and the PS3 one is definitely terrible (although Flash support might be the primary problem).
I thought IE9 already supported HTML5, or at least some of the core bits?
edit: using http://html5test.com/ the answer is that it supports canvas, video, audio and many other things including local storage and geolocation. To me, that means it does support "HTML5".
Re: No brakes?
Is it safe to put on your parking (hand?) brake at 100mph on a road with other cars?
Yes. A small % of crazy computers is far better than a large % of dickheads.
Weren't there valid security reasons against WebGL?
Anyone tried it in anger?
IE9 is a massive step from IE8, how does IE10 compare against IE9 for compatibility, performance and miscellaneous gadgetry? Big changes or evolutionary?
The surface Pro isn't a tablet. It's a laptop with no keyboard. You can blame Intel if you must, but it probably has 3-5X the power of even the iPad4 (which is literally 2X as fast as iPad3).
Re: There's the Kool-aid...
>>There's that Kool-aid again if you think Windows is the best OS for getting things done. You can get far, far more work done by using Ubuntu or MacOS - they are so much faster.
Please don't spread these kind of lies. I work on a Mac and a PC and there is no perceptible difference in productivity. If the work you're doing is impacted by how fast you PC is running, you need a new PC regardless of OS.
My Windows PC is 3-4 years old and out of 8 hours a day, I lose maybe 5min waiting for it to keep up with me... far less than I spend on internet forums!
Re: Or with Windows CE
You can install apps on Windows devices too, even WinRT... it's similar to creating bespoke private apps for iOS I guess.
Re: Seems sensible to have quick lookup
Since now they write everything on bits of paper, it's hardly less secure :)
Seems an appropriate use of the technology to me, rather than using it because it's cool.
Re: "each cop gains 30 minutes of time a day"
>>And 30 minutes on FaceBook, 20 minutes sending some Tweets to other officers and 15 minutes finding the closet donut shop during the day.
Because cops don't already have personal smartphones on which they do such things?
If MS announced the end of IE, we'd end up with exactly the IE6 problem all over again. Companies would simply end up sticking with IE9/10 for their in-house tools for years and years, while the rest of the world moves further and further away and the work to address porting the tools gets greater and greater.
ActiveX remains a very big deal and since it's clearly never going to be introduced to other browsers, this is rather a sticking point as I see it. Meanwhile, Google want to introduce their own alternative to ActiveX, rather than get behind NPAPI.
Re: Any justification for it being this way?
Got to love the kind of person who down-votes a genuine question. Perhaps they thought I was trying to make excuses for MS/Apple?
Re: There's the Kool-aid...
Of course it's a success. On the PC, Linux STILL isn't a competitor. OSX is FINALLY getting to be one... but neither of these things are down to things like kernel stability, rather how easy it is to get your work done.
Ironically, OSX seems to be finally getting a serious slice of the pie just as it is starting to become unpopular due to some of the newer features, and as W7 marked a big step forward on MS' part. This illustrates further that the technical differences are not the most important. I might suggest the Linux crowd's focus on the technical side being the more important is one reason WHY they still have no market share, despite their product being very good.
Any justification for it being this way?
Other than cynical marketing reasons I mean. Does using all that glue and solder perhaps increase the overall strength or shock-resistance for instance?
Re: Give it another year...
MS have now got themselves to the point their phone OS is as good as the competitors, give or take... for the majority not techies who like tinkering.
So now it's basically just inertia. Can they pay their way through or is the market sewn up? It might seem 'obviously' the latter but Windows had the desktop sewn up and Apple is slowly eating out a respectable bite of this.
Maybe time for some brand awareness to grow and they can. Probably a long haul thing though... even Android started off slowly.
Re: um @JDX
>>JDX - So you say something stupid, then when it gets a deserved negative response you respond with "Oh, I was just trolling"?
I've never, ever, claimed to have been trolling on these forums before, regardless of how unpopular my comment was. You can search if you like.
Surely one is supposed to be accused of trolling rather than accused not pretending to be trolling?
And of course nobody will want to nick that either.
Re: Options (like MJF)
Virtualisation is THE biggest topic for server OS right now, what a surprise they focus on that.
Re: um @JDX
Wow I expect a bite or two, but that response was like when Jesus tells the fishermen to put down their nets one more time and they catch so many the boat almost sinks.
You're so easy to play.
Re: Options (like MJF)
>>If I don't give a shit about Hyper-V - and really, it has zero relevance for me.
Then why are you a)reading b)commenting on a story about it? Is your life that pointless and empty?
And you think it does make sense someone is allowed to sell a product called iPhone? It's not even a different type of product.
For once common sense is on Apple's side.
Re: Google please take note.
Except it wasn't a problem before Apple updated their software.
Is MS software really so good these days you have to cook up such blatantly moronic attacks?
Re: the "open source is automatically better" argument.
>>And your argument as to why open source isn't better is...?
It's a stupid topic... you might as well ask if dogs are better than cats. Some OSS things are great, others are crap. Same closed software. FOSS is only demonstrably better when the FOSS equivalent has an active community who actually bother working on it, against a closed alternative which is poorly supported.
Simply slapping on an "it's open source" badge is about as meaningful as a "Windows Vista compatible badge".
I wasn't talking about IE6, but IE in general and the way it's rolled out/supported.
Also of course, it doesn't matter how canny a company has been insisting pages are good on all main browsers, if you use any kind of custom plugin you're just as locked into IE10 with ActiveX as you were IE6. There ARE cross-browser plugin projects but that means re-writing your plugin just as people had to rewrite IE6-specific stuff.
Plugins still serve a real purpose in many niches.
Re: Still Hope for Nokia
The article made the point that Nokia focusing on WinPho is what makes the ahndsets good. If they have to fragment their resources -which are now rather limited - they might turn out half-baked products on both sides.
Re: As before..
Why? My ipod has a way longer useful battery life than my smartphone.
Re: A sad day that competitive development ceases
Oh yes, the "open source is automatically better" argument.
Google gives out Android licences almost at a loss
Is that 'almost a loss' as in free, or 'almost a lost' as in a small profit?
I think switching IE would be a massive issue for enterprise users, surely, who don't want a tool to have a new version all the time - even if it fixes bugs.
Long term, now there are all these 3rd-party browsers, is there any real point MS making a browser at all? Back in the day they had to but now... what if MS hatched a deal with Opera/Firefox to be the default browser on Windows? It's Bing they care about not IE surely?
How does this help Opera's market share?
They go from a niche product which offers something different, to a niche product which is just another browser?
It seems I'm even less likely to switch now - any (sensible) responses to that (serious) question?
Re: £112,500 p.a.
As I said above, that's about the rate a company would often charge its people out at. How else will the company make a fat profit and be able to run all those meetings, buy nice offices, etc?
That's how much decent programmers cost. It's not what they earn, but it is what your company charges for your time.
If they post it we'll crash his car
Yes, but in the non IT world everyone isn't obsessed about keeping everything secret that they do on the internet ;)
More seriously, these are likely promotional/special offers, so telling people you're buying it is a)not that weird b)quite deliberate.
It's not like you are under any illusion it's private after all.
It seems a bit of foolishness to me, a nice advertising gimmick but not much more.
Isn't anyone going to call SHILL SHILL
Re: high res text
Not to me it doesn't. I've played with a retina iPad... and of course the iPhone... and while it's pretty I don't then return to my PC and notice how crap it looks.
So what precisely is going to go wrong then? People can see what you are buying... OK fine but Amazon already have "post this purchase on FB/Twitter". But what specific security issues are there from knowing someone is buying something?
Are you thinking people hacking into your Twitter account, or something else? Not saying there isn't a massive problem, but it would be better to hear it than have everyone jump on the "it's obviously stupid just because it's Twitter".
Re: resolution up to 2560 by 1700
OK, and still - what is the point? I'm not sitting here using my 1280x1024 screen thinking that text is blurry or hard to read.
Given that Chromebooks are cheap computers geared to web browsing, it just seems a weird direction to go in.
Re: The "new hotness"?
Tablets existed before iPad too. Apple are good at turning hype into hype people will pay for.
Re: No Dave!
I thought there were valid technical reasons Dave wasn't on Freesat due to not being able to limit it to the UK?
Anyway it's not just TopGear... Red Dwarf and Man V Food too ;)
resolution up to 2560 by 1700
What's the bloody point on a web-only device? So that most websites will look messed up (loads of sites are still fixed-width ~1000px)? What is the benefit other than matching Apple?
They can keep them?