36 posts • joined Friday 13th October 2006 05:29 GMT
What is the betting an update turns it off, by accident of course. Once they have had their good publicity and it has been shipping in the new OS.
This is a ploy not a major win for privacy.
Wearing 3D glasses all evening is not an option. I want to use my laptop, talk to (and see) other people in the room without seeing them through 3D glasses. Sure for a film it might be worth it but every day TV is not enhanced by 3D.
"a human civilization on 12 planets decimated from an attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons"
So we're now saying that the twin towers were brought down by robots? Or is the Taliban run by Cylons? I'm confused as to the link there.
So this is the Google cash site?
I'm going ...
You didn't use a GUI before windows came along in '95? That's your fault not the rest of us, MS have slowed computer advancement not helped it.
I hate Microsoft but..
I have an HTC Touch HD running WM6.1 and it is awesome. It's not as polished as the iphone but it does so much more, so much better. I love this phone and nothing on the market is close, not even the Omnia. :)
I thought that was what Melinda had on her face, or was that.....eww enough of that thank you.
How does Bill who acquires money through bullying and stealing become a good guy because he gives some back to charities?
If I rob a bank, then donate some to Oxfam, would I be a better person than today?
Mine's the one with the arms tied to the back.
What Microsoft are missing is a killer feature. Sure Vista looks prettier but all that bad press about cancel/allow and high-end hardware mean people will upgrade when they buy their new system.
Businesses are taking the safe option and using their downgrade rights to keep XP uniform on the desktop.
I have a new shiny Dell machine with Vista Business downgraded to XP, for fun I installed Vista and compared it to XP. No real difference, work is not quicker, pretty doesn't make any difference in Excel (Calc but still!).
Kubuntu however loves it, as you may guess I am using 3.5 and without Compiz and it really flies. Of course there's no antiviurs or spyware scanner.
Overall I am using Kubuntu for everything except games, which XP does nicely. In time I may have to switch to Vista, through strong-arm tactics like DirectX compatibility, but for now Vista is not for me.
I speak to a lot of IT and non-IT people and it's the IT ones who are not upgrading. This in turn effects their users who are convinced that if "Tim the IT guy" says Vista is crap, they'll keep XP at home too.
Bill, 'cause it's all down to him.
How can the US ask the WTO to help them when they blatenty ignore directives against them? Can you say Antigua? http://www.antiguawto.com/
If the WTO have any backbone at all they will get compliance from the US before starting any negotiations for the US. They can't have their cake and eat it!
Why are they asking?
Surely those who will have an interest will be those already running the OS, in which case what have they got to lose? The OS they bought already loses data, how can even MS top that?
Paris, as the Asus girl isn't available.
I don't have an iPhone (not officially available here in Oz) but I have an O2 Flame. The screen makes a huge (pardon the pun) difference. I can use it as a phone, GPS in the car, eBook reader and for basic internet use. I can even SSH using PocketPutty.
Size matters, we all know it.
Mine's the one with the bulge in the pocket.
Nokia ph..erm pda
So this is from Nokia, the mobile people?
A PDA with no SIM slot. Surely they'd have been better to leave out the GPS and make it a phone as well?
I suppose the next version will have a SIM slot as well and Nokia will have doubled revenue from the same idea... just like everyone else.
Hopefully MWg will bring something out to fill the gap, Flame II anyone?
Paris, coz she's not all there either.
Might get a bit messy
"The Business Software Alliance is outing pirates by placing a bounty on their heads"
Well with global warming that's just silly, they're going to be all sticky in no time at all. I suppose then they'll turn themselves in which is the idea?
Well, how about Vista blocks installation of virus? Better yet Vista won't execute anything unless I say so?
While you're at it, get the media player, message program etc out of the business version, you're supposed to be working!
Let me know when I can buy a proper business version.
It may come as a surprise to some but with Adblock you do see some adverts. Most notably sponsored links at Google.
As for sites blocking Adblock, let them, we'll just go somewhere else. If adverts were not everywhere people wouldn't mind the odd one, but often you go to read an article and there are three columns, one is links, menus, terms, conditions etc, one in the middle has the actual information and the third, often the biggest third is all adverts. Many people now email the printable link because all the crap is removed.
We all used the fast forward button videos, we love the skip on PVR's, who is going to choose to see web adverts?
Incidentally, I use Konqueror which has its own version of Adblock, so all those Kubuntu users will also miss the adverts! :-)
If you call your company American (as in the country) Airlines (as in the industry) you're going to keep getting this problem.
It'll be very hard to run an airline in America and not use those particular words.
Only an American would think they have a case, anyone with an ounce (I use imperial so as not to confuse the poor dears) of common sense would see it for what it is. Free publicity and a whole lot of stupidity!
This is what parents do, it is not down to anyone else to raise children.
I know in the USSA* at the moment the current publicity stunt is to "think of the children" but will someone, please, motivate the parents?
Before long parents will turn round and say I don't legally have to wash my children... becoming a parent is about responsibility, for you and your children.
* No, that's not a typo!
This could end up with the dreaded Microsoft distribution.
A name change back to Lindows and of course the hierarchy at Microsoft completely missing the point again!
Hopefully it will kill Linspire and all the slutty distros that have jumped into bed with the 800lb gorilla. :-)
I do hope Microsoft are aware they are at risk of catching the "cancer" they warned us about.
Maybe Linux isn't so bad after all, maybe everyone should give it a go before buying Vista?
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