19 posts • joined 24 Sep 2010
I really don't understand some of the commentators here - I have a client who has a team of surveyors - they are equipped with hp elite pads running windows 8- they are nice and light to carry - they can easily be held with one hand whilst on site, they support pen input so you can write notes - have a camera so you can snap the odd piccie to illustrate something they see, back at the office the pads sit in a docking station and they use mouse, keyboard and big screen.
The users really appreciate them...lets them get on with their work and funnily enough no -one has complained about lack of a start menu
Mcdonalds is usually a good bet.....if you can cope with food/coffee
Saw my first surface in the wild yesterday
One of my clients showed me his surface pro yesterday - the chap was really happy with it, he had an Ipad but it just did not do what he wanted.
It seems fashionable to moan at MS here , but I quite like what they've done, a very portable device, that has is pen enabled and you can run full office, acad etc. It was a bit bigger than I expected - but is running full ultrabook spec.
Re: Sleek Looks vs Servicability
Sorry!!! but Dell offer 3 years next business day onsite support for £60 extra on a £299 vostro - Apple charge £130 for their send back support for the imac
Re: Sleek Looks vs Servicability
For us when something goes wrong - the nice chaps from HP or Dell turn up with parts and fix the kit on site....can't see what is so special about Apples service.
Re this is a mean spirited prank
Funny that....... most users I deal with don't know how to launch a program from the start menu. You'll find your average pc user will have an icon on the desktop (put there by the IT chappie) or one on the quick launch.
Best BB ever
Just had a Client almost destroy his Q10 in frustration and go back to his BB torch, no BIS, the hosted exchange supplier is not offering BES 10, therefore roaming data charges are going to go through the roof- Copy and paste has a mind of it's own...........not really sure where BB are going - certainly alienating a lot of their traditional customers.
.....uses hand drawn notes for all the maths - seems to be quite effective
I think there is a Market
For the pro ..that is , just shipped out a couple of HP elite pads to a client, they already had an ipad - it just didn't do what they wanted. The surface pro running on atom seems to work well, quite a smooth os and runs full office and their other apps.
Not seen a single surface in any shop in the uk ....if the product is not there no-one will buy it
Not quite sure what the fuss about the start menu is ....most users I work with don't notice it exists. If the outlook shortcut gets deleted I get calls with "Email has gone Missing" - they don't actually look for it in the start menu.
MS have done a lot of metric analysis and probably saw that about 1% of users actually use it ......and most of those post on El Reg from what I can see.
Documentry on Horizon
I remember seeing a documentry on Horizon a few years ago which looked at phages and their use/development in the USSR and how the west ignored them as they were "communist" technology. An article on it is here http://twistedbacteria.blogspot.com/2008/02/virus-that-cures.html
good to see that there is progress
linky to Horizon
here is that Horizon documentry
Unonoficial WP7 one as well
I found a WP7 "unofficial" remote as well - compared it tothe official one I downloaded on the missuses HTC desire and both work well.......Just wish Samsung had a better text input method for their apps and browser....why they can't support wireless keyboards I'll never know.
My missus has an HTC desire and hates it - for her it is too fiddly and she gets lost easily trying to find things - she's getting a Wp7 next upgrade
Wow I qualify as a 1% er - have virgin 50 mb service...the best download test done gave me 23 mbs - not bad
BES Express ?
mmmm Bes express is only for 75 users.......not really relevent in Dell's case.....and most SMB's I work with would rather have an iphone or android than a blackberry
Lose the password
What happens if you have a complicated password written down on a bit of paper - then you destroy the paper - ergo you cannot remember the password and the only record has been destroyed - rest of your life in gaol ?
Backup and restore
I just use ntbackup to backup to a file and restore to a new destination quick and it should handle that number of files
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