* Posts by davebarnes

37 posts • joined 23 Oct 2006

PC market: ABANDON HOPE all ye who enter here

davebarnes

"None of the players are strong or making money in tablets"

What?!

Apple seems to be making money.

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

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Erratum

HP bought EDS

Dell bought Perot Systems

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37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

davebarnes

Obvious

You want the $1200 Mac.

Because Tim told you and me to buy it.

And, yes, I am an Apple fanboy.

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VeloBit beats big boys with SSD caching software – indie benchmarker

davebarnes

SanDisk has another acquisition

SanDisk bought Schooner Information Technology (SchoonerInfoTech.com)

Check out Membrain.

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I need a New Laptop!!

davebarnes

MacBook

Is there any other choice other than Apple?

No, there is not.

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Apple sues three more over power adapter 'knock-offs'

davebarnes

If it walks like a duck

This page

http://www.sunvalleytek.com/compatible-apple-macbook-60w-laptop-ac-adapter-magsafe-p-432.html

seems to me (IANAL) to prove Apple's point.

Apple does have a strong patent on the MagSafe connector.

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Safari 5 off to Apple's traditional rough start

davebarnes

Everyone has their install disc

"the Install disc that came with it. If you can remember where you put it."

The install disc is in the box your Mac came in.

You did save the box? Of course you did as it increases the price you get when you sell your used Mac.

Only idiots don't save all the Mac packaging.

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Can Windows Phone 7 gain momentum with all eyes on Apple?

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Not to mention Android

So, "can Windows...?"

No.

Doomed.

Microsoft moves too slowly and SteveB is clueless.

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ICANN delays decision on pornography domain

davebarnes

No premature ejaculation before its time

slowly, slowly

aah, that's better

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Whatever happened to the email app?

davebarnes

MailForge holds some promise

Infinity Data Systems is developing MailForge as a direct (Windows and Mac OS) Eudora replacement. It is not there yet, but it does hold some promise.

I am willing to pay (in fact, have paid) for an email client. I hope Infinity succeeds.

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Mozilla tries to silence add-on developers' scream

davebarnes

Huge mistake

I use Firefox for 2 reasons:

1. The ability to view my bookmarks in a left window pane.

2. Addons. While I only use 4, they are extremely important to me. Without them, what is the point of using Firefox? I might as well use Safari or Chrome or Opera.

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Greenpeace: Apple ain't so brown anymore

davebarnes

Interesting that the 2nd greenest company

will be the first to go out of business.

Sony-Ericsson.

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Mozilla to open - gasp! - Firefox add-on store

davebarnes

A great idea

I would happily pay $2.99 for AdBlock Plus.

I would pay $0.99 for Noia Extreme Theme.

Actually, for AdBlock Plus, I would be willing to pay $9.99

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard First Look

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Good review

Thanks Andrew.

Well written and organized.

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Microsoft to encircle Google and Apple with Windows Mobile split

davebarnes

Nonsensical "strategy"

Very good analysis and reporting.

There is no strategy.

Someone who wants an iPhone (there's an app for that) is not going to buy a Windows Mobile phone no matter what the price.

Someone who wants a Crackberry is not going to buy a Windows Mobile phone no matter what the price.

In 10 years, 3/4 the phones in world will be smart phones.

Apple, RIM, Google, Palm, Nokia and Microsoft are the current players.

In 3 years, Microsoft will be gone along with one other.

In the dumb phone market you can have many players as there is no ecosystem to construct and support.

In the smart phone market, there will be fewer than 5. (There might be one just for China as the market is large enough.)

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Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble - and why it's flawed

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Mac OS X pricing is even better

Snow Leopard is only $29 USD. This is not an upgrade price, but a complete copy of the OS.

Family Pack is $49. Only 5 legal installations, but there is not activation system.

In fact, you could buy the single version for $29 and install Mac OS 10.6 on every Mac in your house.

I will buying the Family Pack because $49 is so cheap for my 4 Macs anyway.

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Apple's big week: the good, the bad, the ugly

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Why is Intel-only Snow Leopard

"a marketing bonanza for Redmond" ?

Leopard is "good enough".

By the time people with PPC machines feel compelled to upgrade to Snow Leopard, their machines will be at least 4 years old. Time to buy a new one.

PowerMac G5 last sold in August 2006.

iBook G4 last sold in May 2006.

PowerBook G4 last sold in Aprill 2006.

Mac Mini G4 last sold in February 2006.

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Site news: Unique commenter handles coming

davebarnes

progress is not always good

all very confusing

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Apple raises retail stakes against Microsoft

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I cannot get my head around a Microsoft store

What are they going to sell?

Zunes - they have one model (Apple has 4)

PCS - they have zero models (Apple has 5-8)

Mice and Keyboards - excellent selection (Apple sucks)

Monitors - they have zero models (Apple has 3)

X Boxes - great (Apple has zero)

Phones - oh no. No products.

Software - puleeze. No one goes to a store to fondle software. Just ask Egghead.

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Tandberg Data taps out but doesn't go liquid

davebarnes

Exadata?

Exabyte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exabyte_(company)

not Exadata

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Apple shares MacBook break-in tips

davebarnes

Whatever.

90+% of customers NEVER upgrade.

Those of us who do can afford to take "our precious" to an authorized Mac shop to have it done--and still maintain warranty coverage.

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Elevator music files for Chapter 11

davebarnes

The new Modus operandi for business is...

1. Borrow a lot of money.

2. Declare bankruptcy.

3. Fuck both your shareholders AND creditors.

4. Start the business anew with ZERO debt.

Prime example is: the newspaper biz

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Prisoner star Patrick McGoohan dies at 80

davebarnes

Let us not forget this movie

Silverstreak.

Patrick was a great bad guy.

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Without typo-squatters, how far would Google fall?

davebarnes

I am confused

The OP wrote: "Cartoon Network with three Os."

Of course there are 3 Os; toon and wor.

Seems correct to me.

What am I missing?

Oh, Oh. I know, the British spelling is Cartoun Netwourk.

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Did the width move for you, darling?

davebarnes
Thumb Up

I like it.

I prefer fixed width. 960px is OK with me.

Still don't see any adverts.

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Doctors: Third babies are the same as patio heaters

davebarnes

Plague? Could be good...

Let's bring back the Black Death.

Only, we'll call it the Green Death as it would be so good for the country to have fewer people.

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Ballmer upset by Apple cart

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Only one way to do this

"We’ll do the same with phones—providing choice as we work to create great end-to-end experiences."

I hope he is planning on buying a bunch of phone companies. As Apple is learning, the phone companies are the weak link in the chain.

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Banking Trojan hides in fake Alonso F1 crash story

davebarnes

More links please

And, the link to the fake news story would be?

I hate it when these types of articles (everyone panic now) have no links to the offending site.

Some of us would like to know if we are protected and haveno other way to test.

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PETA offers $1m for test tube chicken

davebarnes

I hate these sanctimonious bastards

Soylent green.

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Poisoned MySpace page masquerades as Windows Update

davebarnes

A link would be appreciated

A link to the MySpace page would be appreciated so we could check it out for ourselves.

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Dell prices up all-on-one XPS desktop

davebarnes

Not to sound like an Apple fanboy

But, I am an Apple fanboy and I don't understand Dell's pricing.

The iMacs are actually less money and better performance.

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Macs seized by porn Trojan

davebarnes

Link to Porn site please

I would like to verify this for myself.

And, look a naked women.

can we have a link to one or more of these porn sites please?

thanks

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Apple iPod Classic

davebarnes

My wife loves hers

She upgraded from a 60GB iPod to the 160GB Classic. Black.

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So what's in a URL? The Reg URL?

davebarnes

.co.uk

I live in Denver, CO USA.

I surf to http://www.theregister.co.uk

I want the cheeky British perspective.

I don't want a US site. I refuse to surf to .com

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One in 10 web pages laced with malware - Google

davebarnes

Useless

Useless article.

Without providing some examples of these sites so we verify for ourselves, the article is useless.

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Apple iPod Shuffle 2G

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My wife thinks her Shuffle is very cool

My wife's IPod Shuffle arrived yesterday.

She filled it with 130 songs (256 bit rate) (about 6 hours of music).

Let is charge for 4 hours.

Started using it.

She thinks it is a great complement to her 80GB iPod.

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Sony Vaio VGC-LA1 all-on-one PC

davebarnes

A better choice for less money

An Apple 24-inch iMac costs 50 quid less.

You get a much larger screen, faster CPU, better operating system.

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