161 posts • joined Monday 8th November 2010 09:43 GMT
Re: We made more money than almost anybody on the PLANET
"I've always had the unique, valuable perspective of being on the front line selling, working with our partners," he said, "because in some senses your ability to understand how to make money is heavily shaped by what you think people will pay for, in addition to what it costs to get things done."
Microsoft's 'understanding' amounted to screwing as much money out of as many people as it possibly could for as long as it could. And it wasn't selling, it was a 'take it or leave it' extortion.
Their third-rate, shitty products that demanded that companies of ten users needed their own IT person are an example to everyone of why competition is a good thing. Unfortunately Microsoft were allowed to get away with their restrictive, and in many cases, illegal devastation of any competitive products.
Due to their incompetence the security industry is worth billions.
Re: What iSheep fail to realize...
"This spells doom for iPads in the work place. It's just a matter of time."
Holy shit! How many times have I heard variations of that opinion!
I sense the headline writers at El Reg have had a diktat from on high that they must have three verifiable and preferably sane excuses for not putting 'Apple' in.
Seems to be working as a lot of articles have Apple in the title and, actually, bugger all to do with Apple in the article.
Re: Translation from MS BOFH speak to English...
Call me old-fashioned, but isn't that..........
Switching it off and switching it back on again?
Re: No new service packs??
"They could have three tiers of release speed -- Azure where things change every day, Consumer Windows which is more app driven, and Business Windows which focuses on stability and predictable release schedules."
I've got a good idea, they could call them 'Homer', 'Home' and 'Pro', just so no-one can get confused.
Oh, and give more upsell opportunities.
Get him one of these, then he'll have a career in IT rather than a few memories of building something that has a vulture on its shoulder.
Is 70's cheap plastic Hong-Kong styling back in then?
Seriously, how ugly is that?
Re: I know this'll bring on a world of hurt but ..
"Plus you don't have to stand in line like you're in some former communist country waiting for bread or toilet paper."
Like socialist/communist Venezuela?
Re: I'm shocked, shocked to find that ...
Do your research properly, Apple PAID for that look at the Xerox GUI ideas and it's only lazy idiots like you who keep the myth going!
Walled Garden, shiny, overpriced and "it'll get viruses soon, just you wait".
Re: I'd have expected the author of this article to provide the details...
I'm beginning to expect that virtually every Reg headline will have the word 'Apple' in it as clickbait so that the poor (and getting poorer rapidly) writing quality is ignored.
Re: Treat third party drivers with caution
You didn't read the article, did you?
There are problems losing data when the WD software is installed, not with Mavericks itself. WD has known of this problem for a long time as it was reported on their own client forum when Mavericks GM came out over six weeks ago.
A LOT of people have lost a LOT of data due to this. And don't say 'backups' as they could have used a WD drive for that as well.
Not that old humbug again?
Are you still pushing the old, old story of market share being the main deciding factor?
If tablets running Android range from £50 kids stuff to highly capable items like the Samsung Note 10.1 and above, then it's only common sense that 'Android' will sell more tablets.
Point is, will these companies make money and still be around or making tablets in a couple of years time? You can bet your nads that Apple will.
To pull up an old, old comparison myself that others will recognise, do BMW or Mercedes lie awake at night worrying about how many cars Ford sell?
WD in the doghouse
Looks like it's not WD's year (or decade).
Anybody upgrading to Mac OS x 10.9 Mavericks with WD's software installed stands a good chance of losing the data on WD external drives and any external drives that have WD Green mechanisms. WD have known about this for weeks, well before the Mavericks launch, so I've got the popcorn in........
Re: Includes Office 2013 - yeah....
"Maybe Frank Shaw could explain why the 'free' version of Office on the Surface tablets is not licensed for commercial use. To be licence compliant any business buying Surface tablets has to buy another Office licence, which makes a Surface very expensive."
You don't think that could be the reason business users aren't buying do you?
The busiest department in Microsoft must be the unit creating feet with back-lit targets on them. The overtime lately should have been great.
One of his books gave the Bush administration the idea for 9-11.
Re: One Hundred and Eighty ?
Having worked in the MOD I can tell you those drones don't think two or three REMF civil servants per front-line soldier is out of order at all.
Re: Search as primary means of navigation?
You can put it in your sidebar and even (shudder) put an alias on your desktop!
Re: Music was the Greatest Bubble ever...
Venice? Buried in a canal!
Methinks you have erred and meant Vienna.
Re: Well-intentioned but ...
Cos Apple sell to fanbois at such a low price compared to the wholesale price it's charging the various reseller companies, it would be foolish of any reseller to go lower. It's not a conspiracy, it's a commercial necessity!
I remember when I wanted to sell some domain names along with a company I wanted rid of, they held everything up because they had 'no mechanism' to move one name from one internal system to another. The technical staff just didn't want to know.
In the end I had to relinquish the name, buy it back so it was on the 'new' system, then sell it to my buyers.
Re: Brilliant initiative from Google's end
Am I the only one worried about the invasion of the privacy of the people being recorded?
Looking at the specs (sorry) and the quality of the result it looks like a perverts wet dream come true.
Given that the next models won't be so obvious or will be built into the frames of real spectacles, how long before we start seeing an explosion of upskirt shots taken on the tube or bus? Take that one stage further and people being financially coerced or blackmailed into taking video's from that kindergarten they work in, or the ladies changing room at the gym.
I'm really not looking forward to being videoed and recorded everywhere I go, by lots of individuals I don't know and who don't know me. I realize that we have a huge number of static CCTV cameras around but at least they ARE static and reasonably obvious.
How long before a salesman in a shop you've never been in before knows your sales history and credit rating before even speaking to you? Google sell the info and the facial recognition data, heaven forfend!
Re: Usual Microsoft spin.
Is 14 your physical or mental age?
It's one thing to argue a point, another to start labeling everyone you disagree with as a derogatory name.
History son, history!
Word and Excel actually started on the Mac, not Windows.
Bloated pile of shit now though, and not cheap.
MS really need to sort out the backup problems with Outlook for Mac (effectively, you can't) , although we know they won't, don't we!
The Wall Street Guys© their shares should go down in price, and everyone will say they lack innovation etc.
Re: not as bad as they could have been
Point is, Blackberries are simply unfashionable at the moment. The pace of change in fashion wif da yoof can change on a tuppence or celebs seen holding them, so don't write Blackberry off. They were just a 'little' slow in reacting to the iOS and Android revolutions. The Z10 looks like a damn good phone and promises well for the future.
OTH I think that Microsoft has a hill to climb (which is getting much, much steeper), dead weights holding them back (their reputation and Ballmer) and the fact that they've obviously completely missed the tipping point for Windows Phone success. As far as I can see the phones are reasonable attempts, but with a current coolness factor of a cardigan.
Re: Mmmmm. @ Tee Cee + Friends
Stop it, STOP IT! I can't afford any more keyboards this month!
..they were relying on other people's stuff 'not working properly' as soon as they introduced Windows?
Worked in the past.
With OWC in the states coming out with a 3.5" 3Tb SSD for example, I think you are going to see flash (and SSD) prices drop at a reasonable speed. Most flash RAM manufacturers must be waking up with a warm glow at the thought of the next few years. Of course, as soon as prices plummet you'll see a few go to the wall, but such is life.
Re: more proof
@ a cynic writes -
A very well written dose of reality Sir!
Re: Mac sales decline is the problem
"and allowed OSX to be installed as a Windows replacement on x86 machines in order to dominate the desktop and laptop market when they had the chance"
And with that old, tired and incredibly stupid comment, you demolished your own credibility.
Apple uses its OS to sell Macs, on which it makes its money. A loss-leader in fact, and a great USP.
Microsoft (or 'Wintel' as you call them for some reason), make their money selling licenses for their OS on other people's hardware. They then make a huge amount of money selling software to run on that OS. It's Windows and Office licenses that keep Microsoft going, as most of the other things they do make very little or are huge loss-making black holes.
Why should Apple configure their OS to work successfully with the myriad of other computers, built by other people, for NO advantage? If they actually managed the feat (which in my opinion Microsoft has never achieved 100%) they would have had to indulge themselves in an on-going R&D effort that would cost billions. For NO advantage.
I'm sure some people have 'Market Share' tattooed on their todgers!
Re: That's not news...
'Better' fashion sense...................
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
Yes you did.
Imagine viruses that exist for Mac OS X that is!
Now, if you are including trojans and java-based malware I'd agree with you.
But no, you called them viruses.
Just proves you are an idiot.
Slow to market
For the iPhone 4 and 4S, seriously?
Re: Just buy AMD already
Whilst I see where you are going with office-type apps, I can't see Apple shutting out the higher-end users of things like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, not unless they merge OS X and iOS and effectively abandon anything above consumer and office apps for their computers.
Might happen in five years....oh, wait!
What part of 'one-time-pad' don't you understand?
I believe this technique was mainly dropping mines in very specific areas close to ports, and was referred to as 'Gardening". It gave the excuse to return to the same place again and again, which was far less likely to happen on land (if the RAF could find exactly the same place at night anyway).
Re: Niche legacy hardware?
You'd do it a LOT faster if you installed it from a recent clone on a USB or FireWire drive. Have you SEEN how many updates you have to install with the OS and apps these days!
If you didn't know this why are you posting on a tech site?
Re: Screen protectors are stupid
Leather belt case. You never lose your phone or get it nicked as the thing is attached to you, it's protected away from things that scratch it, and when you use it it ain't got something making it thicker and heavier wrapped round it.
Re: SSDs and HDDs both require backup...
That's why Time Machine runs every hour automatically you dolt! To stop complete morons like you losing data.
If you don't connect your backup drive it can't do the backup, and excluding a directory that you are now knowingly using for storage is reaching deep into Darwin territory.
I bet you think RAID is backup as well, don't you?
If you were my employee you wouldn't be for long. YOU are a walking disaster area and should not be allowed near a computer!
Re: I knew it...
Dang! You got there before me!
Re: Not first time we tried to "help"
Damn, you got there first!
Re: What's all the fuss about?
"Walk into a Microsoft shop, jump up on the counter, swear at the top of your voice, jump up and down on some Windows 8 laptops, then get ejected by security.
Let's face it, we've all been there."
There, fixed it for you!
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