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* Posts by WR

20 posts • joined 29 Sep 2010

A valid use for Windows 8?

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Works well for me.

Going out on a limb here, but I've found Win8 has actually improved my workflow, the trick is how you use it.

I'm a 'heavy' desktop user and run a pretty standard setup with nice chunky widescreen for getting stuff done and a 4:3 panel off to the side.

The thing that TIFKAM allows you to do is park all your social & media stuff under the one hood and keep it contained.

When I need to get work done, I send Metro over to the second screen (tricky before you get the knack), where it can sit there and bleep away with it's tiles/webmail/Facebook/YouTube/whatever.

Meanwhile my main desktop screen has fewer windows open, less clutter and is more focused.

For what it's worth I've found having a clean and obvious seperation between work & play helps keep me on track when I need to, but still has my life accessable with flick of the eyes or the mouse.

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NASA admits hiding 'really good' news from Martian soil

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Joke

A million to one.

Scientists have found red 'weed' on mars.

Are immediately volunteering for first manned mission.

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Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40

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Happy

Re: Not just you

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Win8, on the other hand, will be a failure because it was designed by a committee of marketers not by anyone with a real understanding of ergonomics, nor by anyone with any vision of design aesthetics

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Laughable:

http://kruzeniski.com/2011/how-print-design-is-the-future-of-interaction/

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2011/02/16/from-transportation-to-pixels.aspx

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WR
Joke

Re: For all those customers who can’t wait to enjoy Windows 8’s Metro UI....

Whats that skippy....<snif>....<snif>....smells like a troll?

Why yes it does.

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Yes...I'm that guy

Been running Win8 preview on my home PC for 2 weeks straight now.

Running a mix of games, social stuff and web development.

Took about 3 hours to get use to the new "workflow", but after that everything becomes very fluid.

Metro takes everything social and parks it under one hood where it's neat and contained.

Desktop apps function as always and the desktop now feels like a real "work space".

Switching between desktop and metro is visually jarring for the first few hours, mainly because metro looks very slick and a deskop looks a little 'last decade' by comparison, but after that is about the same as alt-tab in terms of annoyance.

Launching apps and searching for local (and remote) content in metro by just typing is easy and fast.

Starting Gimp is "Windows-Key-gim-Enter". Actually considering how much work has gone into the UI, getting tasks done with the keyboard is seriously fast and efficent. Application "contracts" are the secret sauce here.

I've got concerns about Win8 on ARM and I'm not sure it's an enterprise os.

But for my money at home I don't plan on looking back.

WR

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Intel phone boss: 'Multi-core detrimental to Android mobes'

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Mushroom

This has to be the most retarded sentance I've ever read

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“The San Diego runs on Gingerbread, and timing issues meant that Intel couldn’t hold off for Ice Cream Sandwich”

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Time to give up IT for a real industry.

WR

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James Cameron back from dive to world's deepest point

WR
Headmaster

Computer games taught me nothing

I played Civ and numerous other resource/builder type games.

I know that the best way to advance is to create a class that don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from and can devote 100% of their resources to the crazy wacked out shit rank and file population can only dream about.

No really.... It actually works.

Way to go JC.

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Nokia readying Win8 tablet for 2012 release?

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Hanging for this.

Give me Office on a tablet with local storage and I'll be a happy camper.

Of course MS could always cock up the "local storage" thing like they did with WP7.

But I remain hopeful......

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Windows Server 8 beta ready for download

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Thumb Up

I totally back this.

GUI apps have place being on a server.

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Canonical releases first alpha of Ubuntu 12.04

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Terminator

Editor at the pub?

[quote]

leaving a massive job of work to do before the expected release...

[end quote]

The grammer-nator cannot let this pass.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to get back to my job of work.

WR

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code in Aussie row

WR
Mushroom

One way to sort it out.

There is way to much confusion about this situation so simply ban sales of BOTH manufacturers devices in the markets in question until the courts can untangle the patents.

I suspect that would bring the parties to the table quick smart.

It's the only way to be sure....

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Microsoft's Hyper-V 3.0 coming to Windows 8?

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Windows

Use case

I'd love to be able to have a core desktop that is lite and tuned for productivity, then crack open a VDI sandbox for gaming, trialing software,visiting sites of ill repute and so forth.

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Google bypasses admin controls with latest Chrome IE

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Easy fix

www.google.com/chromeframe just hit my proxy block list.

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Google Wallet phone-pay is coming - but how will it work?

WR
Mushroom

So...

....…..the world’s biggest advertising firm will be “facilitating” my discretionary spending.

I don’t see what can go wrong with that.

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The next Microsoft in the cloud computing era is ...

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Alert

Warning : MS Love in

Been playing with the Office365 beta.

Took three lines of PowerShell to connect from my desktop to the remote Exchange server and import all the nice cmdlets into the local PS session.

Full cmd line control of my cloudy email.

As someone who's spent the last 15 years supporting MS environments, that was a bit cool.

Integration is certainly their selling point right now.

I just hope it's secure as all hell as well.....

WR

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Steve Jobs unveils 30% subs model for ... everything

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Pirate

This is nothing new

As a consumer we all ready know some distribution channels are more expensive than others. You can buy Levis at a high street store or you can go hunting for the same thing in a discount mall.

Is there something stopping content providers, simply stacking a 30% margin on the Apple subscription vs the "factory door".

Some people will pay for the convenience of an in app purchase and others can save a few bucks by logging into the content provider web site.

All seems fair to me.

[Pirate because....well you know why]

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Apple under threat from ... Windows tablets

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FAIL

From the coal face

As an IT professional who is half way through deploying a fleet of iPads in a corporate workplace, I would cut off my left leg for a better alternative. Fanboi's be dammed; that device is a piece of junk in an enterprise environment.

Yes.....apparently I have the rage.

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97% of INTERNET NOW FULL UP, warn IPv4 shepherd boys

WR

We're saved!

Wouldn't 255.255.255.255 be the gateway to the next internet....... ;-)

Now how do I enter that route????

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NetApp shoots down Virgin Blue outage claims

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Happy

The good stuff

Times like this I'm glad I was able to strong arm senior mgmt into forking over enough for EMC.

5 years in production and never missed a beat.

WR

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Schmidt: Google is the 'inverse' of Apple

WR

My rant for the day.

Can Google please stop talking like it's a tech company.

It's an advertising and marketing firm and should be listened to like one.

WR

P.S please don't call me fanboi.....google hater is fine though

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