* Posts by AtomDreams

4 posts • joined 15 Oct 2010

MS smartphone share falls despite WinPho 7

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Windows mobile 6.1 user

When Microsoft introduced Windows 7 for PCs, it came with XP Mode. For users who had software that ran only on XP, and wanted to make the jump to Windows 7, XP Mode was sort of a life vest. Being a Windows Mobile 6.1 user, I was excited to hear that Microsoft was releasing Windows Phone 7. But that excitement was short lived. I quickly found out that none of my applications that ran on 6.1 would run on Windows Phone 7. Some of those applications were very expensive, and the authors of my applications are not offering free uprades for Windows Phone 7 users. Hard to believe that Microsoft didn't see this coming, after all, they did provide XP Mode for Windows 7. It's no surprise to me that Microsoft has lost market share with their new mobile OS. They pratically gave their loyal fan base the finger by creating an OS that was not compatible with existing applications.

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China's 'stealth fighter' flies – brown trouser time, or not?

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Time freeze

"...which is when the advantages against the US are going to significantly narrow."

That would only be true if the U.S. military stopped researching and developing new aircraft. As it is, the J20 (supposedly China's most advanced fighter aircraft), is at least 10-15 years behind the west. By the time China works out any kinks and sends the prototype to production, the U.S. would have produced advanced aircraft that would make the J20 obsolete.

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Robot goes berserk in Balkan lab: 6 boffins given dead arms

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West

Not to be picky...but castle Frankenstein is located in the state of Hessen, West Germany.

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Opera: Can someone free Korea from IE?

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No one screaming

Despite Opera's claims...there aren't a lot of users in Korea, corporate or private, screaming for Opera to come rescue them. Opera's whining tantrum here in Europe did not cause a mass migration to it's browser either. I have noticed that a large majority of companies and schools in Germany use Firefox, and not IE or Opera.

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