3807 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Re. fuzzy Dailey Mail pic
Interesting. In the UK you can get in trouble (I think) for being naked in your own garden, if others can see you.
But anyway - 8foot is significantly higher than normal eye-line, BUT still visible to any lorry driving past and therefore is in 'public view', no?
What great methodology - work through all the reviews until you find the one that agrees with your personal opinion, and then tout it as "the only useful/correct review". Exactly the same approach is used in climate change arguments.
Re: Screen width
As was already pointed out, 1366 isn't the minimum width (search the comments)
Re: How long will Windows 7 remain available?
You could buy XP for ages, so it will depend on how much fuss everyone kicks up.
Re: Over to Linux for me
So because the new version you don't have to buy isn't to your taste, you somehow figure the obvious choice is not to simply stay with W7 which you already have, but make an even more drastic change?
Re: Problems with Metro do not mean Metro is bad
You're saying like W95, this is a paradigm shift? Corporate users won't have upgraded by the time W9 is released anyway, so in a way MS can afford to have a "missed generation" on the desktop market, I feel.
I came back to this thread specifically to ask what you just alluded to - is the current preview the x86 version only? Have we got/had an ARM preview at all yet?
Re: What's starting to worry me...
>> Apple is eating into Microsoft's turf on the desktop
Yes - though they had such tiny market share to begin with this isn't hard. However, MacBooks are becoming very common these days; just visit your local StarBucks. Mac can only realistically aim at becoming a significant minority share, but even that would be a huge gain.
Re: Sorry, no.
If that was a reply to my post, you entirely missed the point of what I said.
Ah yes, closing my garden gate erects a wall of invisibility too. If he was visible to a car with a camera on top, he was visible to anyone in a van or lorry or bus, etc.
Also - since when is weeing in public a problem in France
Re: iPlayer is the broken bit
And who would you like to pay for a cross-channel service?
Re: Say what?
Don't you have to tell the telly which network to use, give it a password, and perhaps even whitelist the TV's MAC on your router?
Surely using Windows makes you a laughing stock in the first place in the hacking community.
Re: Microsoft isn't going to be around much longer.
You mean the same way IBM disappeared when they lost the PC battle?
Re: So, you take a failure and...
You've not managed to actually read any reviews of WP7 before telling us what everyone thinks, have you?
Re: Re: It's all a bit moot, anyway
MS react to what users want though. They tried to kill off XP but users demanded otherwise and they extended support (same for IE6)... if companies hate W8 the way they hated Vista, MS will do the same and let them stay on W7 until W9 comes out, knowing how slowly corporate IT updates anyway.
Re: Hooman Compooter Inter action
>>when you can just educate them to press alt+tab?
Sounds like the way open-source people view designing software! Anyone designing software needs to accept users are not looking to be educated.
You mean like using the desktop mode?
Re: Re: Re: OK thats horrible
Did you try hitting the Windows key, the power/standby key on your keyboard, or the power button on your computer? Do they all work nicely as expected?
Maybe they can't buy Poland...
... but I bet they could buy Greece.
Provided the desktop mode is really going to let me use desktop all the time if I want to, I'm not unoptimistic... or at least not averse to upgrading my PC from W7->W8.
The hot-corners thing... that is a desktop feature not a Metro-only thing, right? I imagine it'd be very easy to get used to, probably a better use of my time than refusing to learn so I can comment "it's impossible to use" on every W8 story on El Reg :)
Re: Hate it - I have a 24" monitor not a 10" tablet!
How about you read a single article about W8, and get back to us on that?
Re: Metro - no thanks.
So fine - you can use W8 in desktop mode on your PC. Nobody forces you to use Metro.
A network where people might think before posting would be quite refreshing though!
I thought about investing in Apple a year or so ago, but figured they were riding the crest of the wave already and would be struggling with Android gaining maturity.
Re: Look ma!
You don't stumble across game-changing ideas without a lot of tinkering and trying things which turn out to be naff. I commend MS for doing research like this, I don't think most realise how much R&D they do which never sees light of day.
Re: Re: Re: Fusion is one exception
Nanobots/nanotech could be a silver bullet - program the same tech how to deal with different cancer types (or other bad cells/tissue).
If you believe in the Singularity, virtually everything we're working on now will happen in our lifetime.
Re: Who the hell do they think they are?
They think they are the person selling you a license to watch the media. They are right.
You're saying you DON'T think Apple will want DRM capability in HTML5? Why wouldn't they? HTML5 represents a big risk to iTunes otherwise.
Re: Regrettable perhaps
>>2. Place unfair restrictions on sharing (the 'I've got this DVD, shall I bring it round to watch over a few beers?' - model should still work. even as simple as logging in somewhere else)Well Netflix seems to let me log in on any PC - don't think so on the PS3 but streaming on consoles is still immature.
Re: Maybe it will finally happen
Why is it crazy? $400 is less than a professional gets paid in one day... and in reality you pay far less per license.
It describes DOS attacks as temporary inconveniences... but why is it temporary? If the attacker doesn't turn off their botnet, won't the target stay compromised indefinitely?
If only it (LibreOffice) didn't have such a terrible name
Re: Caveat Emptor...
You're not familiar with the concept of networking then... it's been around quite a while before FaceBook.
It's fine you don't 'get' them. But to not 'get' something and then presume you know enough to preach about it is absurd.
sorry - I added Apple mistakenly but no doubt they'll be on-board.
The comments, general tone and voting patterns on this article really make me wonder exactly who El Reg's reader-base really is, and what planet they come from. Apparently some planet where big companies don't shape the web, and content providers are simply going to magically give up on DRM because HTML5 doesn't support it yet.
Like it or not, content providers are big on DRM and that won't suddenly change due to HTML5 - it might change long term (I doubt it) but there is absolutely no way moving from Flash->HTML5 will cause a paradigm shift because the big bosses don't even understand the changes.
If MS, Google and Apple want it to happen - it's going to. It doesn't matter one jot if w3 approve, the big browser guys will either make their own proprietary solutions or work together on an unofficial standard.
It'll save your blood pressure if you simply realise this now and stop making fools of yourself bandying around words like 'unethical' and 'evil' (I mean, seriously?!) Nobody tells Google/Apple/MS what features they can put in their browsers, if those three agree on implementing DRM functionality everyone else will have to.
As already mentioned, the idea of DRM is not bad (IMO)... time-limited and even account-limited make sense.
The lack of DRM in HTML5 would mean it can never take over from Flash, so we have little choice.