75 posts • joined Thursday 3rd March 2011 13:20 GMT
Re: License Violation
Same applies to the RT devices that come with bundled Home & Student - you may be covered under an existing 365/app assurance licence you have.
Re: Does it run Mac OSX?
You missed the joke alert icon.
Atom processor so 'full' windows 8.1. If it really is useable with only an Atom and 2GB RAM then that's not bad going.
Missed the boat...
HP have been flogging N54L microservers with £100 off for the last year or so. You might be able to get some from the bay of E but no doubt people are trying to make a fast buck on their servers that they bought.
My home setup is:
ESXi hosts - 2x 8GB N54L booting ESXi 5.1 from internal USB - 1x 250GB SATA (came with the server)
iSCSI NAS - 1x 4GB N54L booting Nas4Free from internal USB - 4x 2TB SATA storage.
Network - Cisco 3550 12G + Cisco 3500XL
This allows you to experience a lot of functionality used professionally since 50% of the VM setup is getting the networking correct. If you want Windows PCs/Servers on your VMs, you get 180 days evaluation if you install without a serial key. That is more than enough time to experiment with the various functionality. It is a shame you can't use the advanced VM functionality vmotion/DRS etc without a valid key.
Re: Or get this..
The denial of facts is strong on this site.
Perhaps you can identify what is a better match for a competitor for this touch screen chromebook?
The on-screen keyboards (qwerty, handwriting, split keyboard) work fine, and the cover-keyboard wraps around the back with less effort than it takes to pull it off - them magnets are surprisingly strong.
Re: Or get this..
The Gen1 SurfaceRT is a handy little device and for under $200 is a steal for the US market. Possibly the most direct competition for the Chromebook as I believe the Chromebook also has offline document editing and a fully HTML5 compliant browser to either 1) make up for the lack of native apps or 2) make native apps not required.
1 or 2 depending on your point of view.
Re: What's the target audience/use case?
@Paul S. Gazo
Are them extra couple of inches really as important as they make out?
Any of the 10+/-0.3" tablets on the market currently in my experience are okay for reading PDFs in booklet (2 page) format.
Re: Why I love the Surface
Thanks for the link, a few more toys to play with there. Voice control works ok on the Surface RT but might need a headset to overcome external noise. Don't think the gfx on the RT will quite be up to the HD video and Halo challenge though, will leave that to the Surface 2. Would like to try the play-to DLNA functionality but my Bravia is as old as the hills. Perhaps a DLNA HDMI dongle could help there?
I thought that was a lightning port, not firewire.
Re: Channelling Mythbusters
476190 termites. Sounds like a new El Reg CI unit in the making.
the looks you get...
... tracking down and sniffing around a few deployed 6430s only to find they were odour free.
So Samsung has outsold the following 5 manufacturers - but combined make only 62% of the market. Who makes the other 38% which is around 100,000 units?
My upgrade to 8.1 was free. As was the RT version of Office 2013.
I'm not sure where you heard of these upgrade and subscription costs.
Get back to work
Aren't there any customers waiting at your 'genius' bar?
You can compare the Surface (2) Pro tablets with the iPad just as soon as the iPad runs full Mac OSX
Re: Why downvoted?
Actually the article states "Microsoft has quickly backpedalled on its Windows 8.1 update, pulling it from the Windows Store after reports that it was bricking Surface tablets."
The title reads "MICROSOFT PULLS WIN 8.1 RT CODE WHICH UPGRADED SURFACE 'SLABS INTO BRICKS"
No "some" there. Try reading it again. Dare ya!
Since Microsoft have claimed it is only a minority of devices affected, then my confirmation that the update isn't bricking every Surface adds some validation to the discussion. My condolences to the 'other surface owner' who must have the bricked one.
If they claimed it wasn't happening, but in reality every owner's device was getting bricked, then people complaining here would show they were full of BS. A bit like your comment which isn't even about the article, is 100% irrelevant, is not news and adds nothing of value to the discussion.
When Volvo announced their Diesel plug-in Hybrid I immediately saw the potential. Driving from and to work on the electric only makes financial sense – even more so if you are able to charge it while at work. When going touring at the weekend you have a 200bhp front wheel drive diesel engine, and can even boost it with an extra 80bhp push through the rear electric wheels.
I’m not so sure on this one though.
Re: Surface 2 v iPad 5
I wonder if it will include a full featured version of Safari so I won't need to download individual apps to use websites that run fine from my PC?
Thought as much.
8.1 upgraded the day of release and running on both my PC and my Surface RT.
No issues seen so far.
(Of course this will be downvoted - but would love to actually hear the reasons why they would downvote such a purely factual comment)
Re: anecdotal evidence
What did she expect? iOS?
I still don't understand chromebook.
You need to be online as all the content is through the browser? But the thing costs as much as a cheap laptop and nearly as much as a Surface RT or a mid-spec Android tablet - and all these have offline capabilities.
Re: Surface RT - I have one
I also have a Surface RT, and I like it!
I wanted mutiple user support so Apple's offerings were out the window and the Android multi-user support was not mature enough. The browser being fairly fully featured does away with the need for apps to view youtube etc. I really like that the OS mimics the full Windows 8 allowing you to do most things you can on full windows (manage devices, map network drives). So far, no issues at all.
But where is the meat?
Sounds a lot like Cloudtrax unless I am missing something that the article failed to mention.
That's all well and good... but when do we get them in Blighty?!
Have an up-vote!
Now we have an RT in the house I couldn't imagine having to put up with a less capable tablet.
Perhaps Microsoft could addopt the tag-line"You won't need an app for that"
Re: Best connector
And now you have.
Having now used a Surface RT I wouldn't bother trying to get office working on a droid tablet.
Better corporate integration with intune, citrix receiver for x86 apps, and that all important USB port for when you need more than a touchpad. At the original price it was too much for the home market and wasn't pushed hard enough for corporate. Silly really, they're a fantastic piece of kit.
I remember when my colleague got their HTC desire. At the time I had a Sony Ericcson Satio. There were many features that I liked and wished my phone had. Email/social network integration, capacitive touchscreen, decent browser and that weather background that had a windscreen wiper come across the screen when it was forcast to rain.
My current phone (GS2) is over 2 years old in design but does almost anything the newest handsets can do. Where is the innovation? The "wow, I wish mine could do that!" factor?
Ativ 500 - £600
TF - £600
Surface RT - £320
I can't think of any software he would use over what is provided, or can be installed from the app store, so in this case not worth the extra £280.
Downvotes from those who are still in denial that there are other tables other than ipads?
Just about to buy an RT for my Son. As far as I can see it is the perfect device for kids at school age. It supports user profiles (bye bye ipad) and a suite of parental controls. The attachable keyboards, USB device support and office suite mean it can be used for real productivity (bye bye droid slabs). The storage is easily extendible via SD card or USB storage so having videos for car journeys isn't a problem.
To compare Windows 8 RT to iOS or Android is to be naieve to the functionality of RT, and the build quality is top notch - so we're not comparing with a £99 Argos no-brand special.
Not seen anything to say the cast your browser tab in Chrome will not work. If you install videolan I believe you should be able to play local content in your browser. Obviously doesn't help for sending content direct from your mobile device but at least there is a solution for now... while we still can't buy the device... oh.
Re: Still too expensive
"I've always been sold on the idea of having something (like a phone I suppose) that you can just plug into a full sized monitor, keyboard and mouse but we're not quite there yet (even something like Surface pro isn't there yet)."
I have a MHL to HDMI adapter, and then HDMI to DVI since my monitor has no HDMI input. Add in a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and the citrix receiver and you have a BYOD solution.
I await the lawsuit when 6'5 Fred gets into his car with his 5'2 girlfriend Laura, but only Laura brings her ithingy...
Will look like that scene in Star Wars in the waste compactor.
On a serious note, is it really that hard to adjust the seat? 1 click forward for me - the wife is very leggy.
Re: Somewhere in the depths of Prism
That toggles it. You're in the clear.
Of course by coming back to read my comment, you are back on the list.
Icon.. because for once it directly applies!
Re: RDP? What does the ICO do with the money?
keithpeter has hit the nail firmly and squarely on the head.
There is no reason for data to ever be on a workstation. Everyone else seems to live in a world where Citrix doesn't exist. Give the users a published desktop if the individual app doesn't play nicely as a published application. Then they can access it in the office or at home, and no need for expencive laptops or workstations - a Wyse device or similar thin client device is all that is needed at the user's end, and servers capable of hosting the sessions are getting cheaper all the time. To save on licences, server 2012's terminal server solution is nearly as good as Citrix's own offering.
Re: Democracy Works !
Either I missed the part where all the protestors were actually Irish, or central London just declared independence and dissolved the monarchy.
Sounds like someone has not implemented suitable network protection.
USB storage devices are blocked here apart from company provided encrypted devices, and if your PC is not up-to-date on AV and security patches it doesn't get access to the network.
Re: A better idea... (that has already been thought of)
You can buy a double-din head unit that runs on android.
These have built in amplifiers and connections for external amps, steering wheel controls etc. USB for external storage or wifi/3g dongles, hardware buttons for the basics such as volume, and programmable buttons for launching navigation, radio etc.
The benefit of these are you don't need to remember to take your iphone or ipad with you, and nobody will break into your car to steal them if you forget to remove it from the dash.
As for the original article. Meh. The previous beetle was a lame attempt to cash in on the mini/500 market. It failed in every way except for provinding the rest of us drivers with an easy way to spot someone who is likely to drift out of lane, or straight-line a roundabout as they have no driving talent. I expect the new beetle to be just as pointless. As I have seen elsewhere - Nu beetle is not allowed scissors.
Re: Hahahaha (DZ-Jay)
Can you please help me find the dedicated and complex video, charging and data ports on my Galaxy s2? I've asked around at work but since none of use are Apple shills we're having trouble finding anything except the microUSB/MHL connector.
Future proofing: to add complexity to ensure a device cannot be used in the future?
If it's not backed up (and verified) in 2 places - it's not backed up.
Re: From personal experience
This is the most sensible comment I've ever read on the whole topic of gun control. It's a true shame that it languishes here on page 3 of the register's commentard's posts.
Re: What you need is a distinguished English railway magnate to sort the WCML out.....
Unlike Bigjigs, the Island of Sodor has many documented (even captured on video) accidents. Staff ignoring procedures and a culture of cutting corners. There have been multiple run away locos, several bridge collapses, numerous trains hitting buildings and other infrastructure. It's only by the grace of God nobody has been killed.
As you can see they have nothing to differentiate themselves from the existing companies.
Mine looks an awful lot like http://www.humphreysdesign.com/734/bathsheba/
At 34ft it's a fair amount shorter, but makes up by being a beautiful yacht to sail and race. Not jealous at all of these gin palaces. I wouldn't mind their bank balance, but wouldn't waste it on such an ugly iSore.
We have many application packages where the support company have gone out of business perhaps upto 10 years ago... That does not make the application worthless. Just perhaps difficult to support if something major changes such as the hardware, or other systems the app needs to work with.
The same applies to smart phones. Just because there are no more updates expected, it doesn't mean the phone is worthless. If it still does everything you need, then until the hardware fails, it's still a perfectly usable device.
Are you out on licence for Christmas?
That was the the most blatent trolling post in this whole pointless debate. Well done. You have won the internet.
Re: It really looks exactly like Windows 8! Or maybe not.
That's a blatent rip of my monitoring webpage which used frames to display live info from SAN fabric switches circa 2005.
I should sue.
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job
- Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps
- Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones