20 posts • joined Wednesday 15th December 2010 11:50 GMT
Re: 1366 x 768
Were widescreen monitors that prevalent back in '02?
I think back then you were looking at a lot of 15" @ 1024x768 or at a push 17" @ 1280x1024.
Not that any of this is taking away from that 1366x768 is shocking in this day and age!
Re: Have I missed something?
I don't think people have been complaining about the manner in which the start screen is accessed, I think the larger complaints are that the start screen exists at all (at least on the desktop). Windows 8.1 isn't going to do anything about that, I think some people have been getting their hopes up that the old start menu is going to make a return.
I don't care either way, I've never had much of an issue with Windows 8, although given a choice I'd have kept the Windows 7 start menu.
Also is a hot spot really harder than the old way of accessing the start menu? They both basically involve flinging the mouse to the bottom left corner and clicking?
Have I missed something?
"Until Windows 8.1 appears, having a touchscreen is a huge advantage to straddle the new Windows 8 user interface dichotomy."
Have I missed something here? 8.1 isn't going to do anything to overcome what many people are struggling with regarding the overt focus on touch input that Windows 8 has. They're just allowing you to boot to the desktop and sticking on a button to take you to the "start screen" aren't they?
Re: Colour me shocked
JEDIDIAH has it right.
PC's are a saturated, mature market, and people do not need to upgrade as often as they once did. When tablets have been around longer and every man and his dog already has one, and the market has matured to a point where a 2+ year old model is still perfectly servicable, then we will see the same reduction in sales in the tablet market as we are seeing in PCs.
Re: As ever ...
Okay, when we hear a story about Samsung burning millions of surplus mobes, or burying them in the desert, or completely halting all future production of their hardware, then I will accept that there is a difference.
Until then lets just accept that all those shipped devices are as good as sold.
Re: Installation easier with Linux
The "Linux breathes life into old hardware" line isn't as clear cut as it used to be, it seems there is a lot more bloat surround most distros these days.
For example I used to use Ubuntu on an old (circa 2005) laptop as it was far quicker than the running XP, but have since switched back to XP as later versions of Ubuntu have been very slow indeed.
Re: Minor quibble
Yes and the integrated GPU in an Intel desktop CPU is somewhere around 100 GFLOPS so the difference is still substantial.
A true classic
I played very little of the original SC before 2000 came along and washed it away.
For some reason my most treasured SC2000 memory was replacing the sprite for the Tornado disaster with that of the Cyberdemon from Doom. Oh how I laughed as the giant demon from Mars trampled those poor helpless Sims...
Re: NO problems with old Samsungs
That sounds like the GS3 "Sudden death" problem. Apparently this is a kernel code issue, which has since been fixed.
"to come next month"
You guys know it's February already right?
Re: Stats for the other cities please Register.
Not sure that speed is your key problem here, possibly more the quality of services you are using.
We have a broadband speed that peaks at around 3Mbps, but rarely have problems streaming movies from Netflix. Even things like iPlayer, YouTube and, to a lesser extent, 4oD are largely reliable.
Re: Seriously, who misses the "Up" button?
Or even "CTRL+C" ... whoops!
Seriously, who misses the "Up" button?
Never heard of "Alt+Up"?
Can't remember the last time I used a mouse to perform an operation like moving back to the previous folder, the whole thing make me shiver, it's like using the menu to select "Edit -> Copy" rather than just pressing "CTRL+V"
Running the latest CyanogenMod 10 alpha release of JB on my Desire S I can say that this version of Android definitely does improve performance. Everything is far faster and smoother than it ever was on GB and ICS.
And that's on a single core device.
Re: Xbox loss?
Again, that only lists figures for the entire Entertainment and Devices division so cannot be used to indicate whether or not the Xbox itself is still a loss maker.
Anyone got actual figures for just the Xbox?
As Microsoft don't publish figures specifically for the Xbox product, instead just giving information on the whole Entertainment and Devices Division, I'm wondering where this ~$200m loss figure comes from?
That link has a clear motive to try and make the point that everyone is ripping off Apple so they have obviously chosen a bunch of images that back up there point.
For a contrary example here is another image:
HP Slate (Announced pre iPad): http://www.lorenheiny.com/2010/01/06/steve-ballmer-shows-off-hp-slate-prototype/
Hmm... might need to give those HP lawyers a heads-up...
Doesn't sound terribly new
All seems a lot like Jolicloud (http://www.jolicloud.com/)
Only less useful.
This sort of computing will catch on massively eventually, but they need to make it easier for people to do the things they want - work with THEIR own media and files. Until there is an easy and reliable way to transfer/access these files on a dumb-internet terminal such as this then they are going to struggle. That means no loss of capability regardless of where you are in the country/world and much greater flexibility in terms of network usage limits.