4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Otherwise the specs for the 9.7-inch tablet and its Retina screen remain the same
I wouldn't be so sure. They already released iPad4 without really telling anyone which practically doubled the performance. So this might indicate another refresh, which seems to be the plan rather than announcing new versions every time.
It's a lot of cash, but are there many 128Gb tablets out there?
I bet F1 teams would love a go.
Unless there is a single app which is iPad only, or badly maintained on Android, then it can't be 100%.
Re: Oh! My! God!
And let LibreOffice is still being actively developed. Are you admitting it's at least 6 years behind MS?
Re: No one cares
I hardly count your tiny office as "everyone" but it's nice of you to make these sweeping generalisations on behalf of the 95% of businesses which aren't running Linux.
Although I would suggest that realistically, even Office fans are not going to get excited. Maybe mildly interested... seriously MS a hyped product launch for a business suite?
The real losers in all this are those who like to generalise people based on the browser they use. Inf act, they're the losers in pretty much any situation.
I don't want to turn off my brain, ever
You seem to be providing a pretty decent impression that it's already switched off.
Greg... having watched every episode of ST, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise as well as every single ST film made, and having read the books of all the original ST stories to boot, I still think the new film is good and authentic - clever even.
Perhaps your brain simply can't understand it is possible for two people to have the same facts at their disposal and come to different conclusions?
They had ewoks in ST? I would say SW is far more serious SF than ST.
It wasn't called ST 9. You're idealising ST to a ridiculous level, the original has none of those things you talk about. You're seriously trying to defend a show which had William Shatner as the lead as being serious, well-written TV?
Because the old Star Trek films were deep cinematic masterpieces? Come on, I love ST but it's just trashy sci-fi.
Re: Star "Coronation Street" Wars
Flogging a franchise that was originally planned to have 9 parts before Episode 4 was even written?
Re: Oh God NO!
Fans pan new Star Trek film as "fun" and "enjoyable"?
Re: Er, no
Who said devices will only support one jf two standards support very different scenarios?
Surely they can do system/OS updates for WinRT... including updates for Office in case of bugs or whatever? So why couldn't Outlook be distributed that way?
Re: Got both - dont care which is supposed to be best.
Shiny look best when in optimal viewing conditions, but the range for optimal conditions is slighter.
Re: Never mind fires
It's not simply wrong, it's locally wrong.
I like my aircraft to have metal, not glorified plastic
Metal's a bit new-fangled for me. Let's go back to wood, after all it worked for millenia in boats.
Re: This is cool
It's almost like spending 1000X as much as seems sensible on massive redundancy and over-design is justified!
Re: Gentle voice of reason! Do me a favour.
Or, you have it completely (and presumably deliberately) backwards. Are you denying 99% of the web's content is pointless nonsense (regardless of whether you put the Pope inside or outside)?
And it's not a causal link, but a statistical correlation... the difference is not massive whereas your statement suggest no very educated people are religious which is patently untrue.
Re: And the choice is....
Except the ultrabook would be running Windows too, so people might choose a fancy touchbook over an ultrabook.
Re: Well, at that price
Yes and you can get a desktop for the price of an iPad too. I could buy a kick-ass motorbike for the price of a budget family car, but they're different things.
Re: Too fookin' heavy
Sorry Charlie but as someone who works with 3D rendering, the modern Intel graphics chips are a world apart from the ones a few years ago. Full DX10/11 support, etc. It won't be great compared to a discrete fat GPU but then neither is any other option. Integrated graphics - Intel/iPad/etc - are surprisingly capable these days.
Re: SSDs Save The Day
It's just a PC without a keyboard... so what's the problem?
Re: How can Microsoft get this stuff so wrong
>>But then why bother with an Intel processor?
Well my main PC has 4Gb. I run Visual Studio, Word, Excel, Paint.net, a bunch of games, etc. MOST software doesn't need more than 4Gb, other than games and art tools. You could even run Photoshop or 3DS-Max on 4Gb (for limited complexity projects).
"the perfect complement to the Surface Windows RT."
Does that mean I'm supposed to have both?
I actually kind of want one, though damned if I know exactly why.
Re: How can Microsoft get this stuff so wrong
4Gb is fine. Mainstream desktops are still shipping with 4GB as standard, W8 is supposedly more efficient, the SSD will make swapping WAAAY faster, and ultimately the kind of apps which need 8GB are not the kind of thing you should be running on a tablet.
Kind of with you on the SSD except that for regular users, 64 probably is fine... meaning non techy types. With you on the keyboard.
Note though that this is really a reference device, anyone can make their own competing device since all this is is an ultra-slim touch PC. You'll have to wait for someone to make a beefier version.
Re: I'm sorry...
Why would companies leave France if they are still making profit after the new taxes?
The report argues that tax hasn't caught up with the digital economy
This is the one part I can agree with.
It's more cross-platform. If you write a normal browser plugin it effectively is just regular .dll/.exe (or other OS equivalent) which is loaded by the browser. So you have to compile separately one version for Windows, one for OSX, one (at least) for Linux, etc.
Re: Is this for real?
And I guess it's much safer to download an application which runs un-sandboxed.
Re: Windows Phone is doing a great job of being a 2nd class product
If we go with the logic that whatever the mass market wants is 'best' then yes. But that also means Twilight is a first class movie, and Bieber is producing wonderful music.
One might argue Android is the Bieber of phone OS... lowest common denominator & cheap (please don't suggest the mass market buy Android because it's less locked down).
whether the world wants another smartphone operating system
Re: Well lets put this way...
- 33.6 is a bigger number than 26
- most people don't want to drive up a mountain
- choosing a car for its snow handling when it only matters one week a year is asinine.
Re: Pointless Bling
Good job it's not shit then.
Re: makes sense
Good to see Adam's sense of humour is firing on both brain cells with that original joke.
Well we only really hear his side of the story. So quite possibly.
Re: Doesn't surprise me
It's hardly rocket science that if you piss people off they will be biased against you.
Re: Best alternative is a Chromebook
Great idea. 200 students in a single room, all using laptops which require always-on internet. No problems there at all for the WiFi.
>>Pencil and paper? It's worked at the best universities for the last 800+ years#
I do love it when people post this stupid argument, thinking it proves a point. Before pencil and paper, slate and chalk worked just fine too.
The reason we used pen[cil] and paper for so long is ONLY because it was the economical, easy approach. NOT because it was the best. Phil has also missed the point that the top universities no longer use pencil and paper. Or even pen and paper... when did anyone last use pencils... other than a few subjects like maths, computers are the norm for writing essays and projects.
Re: @AC Not wrong.
No evidence computers aid education? What?
stop abusing and exploiting their student body
Did they ask the student body if getting free iPads made them feel abused and exploited, or make that decision on their behalf?
Re: probably won't notice
They seem to be adding lots of stuff all the time, many things are annoying absent here but we've not run out of things to watch and have discovered new shows through it. Also loads of older shows I would never pay to own, but are nice to watch once... in fact a way to watch 4OD content without adverts and at decent quality is possibly worth the fee.
The US content is way ahead but since Netflix has established dominance and online streaming is clearly the future, I'm confident it will eventually end up with just about everything.
Re: Wonder if...
A massive persistant online world? What a daft idea, nobody would want a game like that.
The problem might be that you're expecting it to be SC2000 with better graphics, rather than a modern game... WOW doesn't have offline mode either. OTOH it might just be crap, I need to read more to decide.
I hardly think referring to the "radio spectrum" is "popular". It's rather pointless to use a definition of radio which covers any wavelength... we could similarly refer to radiowaves and gamma rays as 'light' which is technicallyt true but rather unhelpful.
Bought my copy
Foolish to think they would suddenly change their entire pricing model to mirror Apple's, but I'd forgotten how much full versions cost so buying ahead in case I need it seemed sensible... , maybe I'll dual-boot it on my Mac as my main PC probably needs replacing soonish and can live with W7 until then.
Re: Of Course!
Java isn't a bug-riddled piece of crap, one particular implementation is.
If existing languages are all unsuitable, how come we haven't all switched to something new? The last new language to get mass acceptance was C#... even Python and Ruby remain bit players.
The best thing to replace JS, a browser-specific language without decent dev tools, is not an existing language used across desktop & server platforms with a mature set of tools and proven track record, but ANOTHER new language. Because we don't have enough of those already.
I think people said the same about Tablet computers too.
but the only place where regular mass shootings occur...
If we're focusing specifically on school shootings, I don't think either guns or games can be blamed because other countries have high gun ownership. It's something about the US' collective psyche.
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