58 posts • joined Saturday 30th April 2011 18:14 GMT
Oh the fat tanker is going round and round
Round and round it goes, where the buck stops – nobody knows. It stops at Ballmer’s CEO door. The MS boys are just not inspired to steer the ship where it’s meant to go. It hasn’t hit an iceberg yet, still in deep Blue waters. When it does hit something hard – like a solid x86 non-Microsoft Operating System, then you’ll see the captain jump ship: I’m sure Ballmer will have an escape route contingency company somewhere to sneek to.
An IBM moment – me thinks.
This is a turning point in this corporate giant's fortunes; it’s become sloppy and slovenly – just like its CEO. It’s like a gambling man – in the process of losing all that fortune he has amassed. Our lively hoods as Technicians are tied to its apron strings - but it’s time to call Microsoft a failing company.
Look, if these guys can patent air, they would do so! The US patent office has already given exclusive rights to US Biotech to own GMOs. If they have been successful selling us bottled water, they will sell us all sorts of things we take for granted as humanity’s intellectual property. They are the s**m of the earth – these people. Terrorist are evil, but these paten-Nazis are a different type of evil.
IE is stupid! But Im too lazy to learn Chrome
Why is Chrome and Opera taking centre stage? IE is a joke! I just can’t understand why, despite MS claims that its better than ever, it’s actually a pain. It crashes – without fail every time I fire it up the first time. I have to force it to shut down, only then will it start to work. I’m too lazy to learn Chrome – I just don’t think limiting XP to IE8 only - is a wise decision. MS YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - OFF!
Yes, this may impact us “normal” users. I’ve multi-booted my main i7 PC – blah blah; when I turn off and go to bed, then I boot again in the morning – the bios is set to force subsequent boot-ups to Win 8 only. I have to restart Win 8 to get my BIOS boot up menu again; since I use that to multi-boot each OS drive. This is a presumption from Microsoft – they’re insisting we boot Win8! I DON’T LIKE IT MS!!
"Hi I’m a Mac, and this is my sister Paddy"
Blame the guy – pretending to be CEO of a highly advanced – sophisticated – awesomely cool – technology corporation. The Bald-guy needs to take a back seat; he’s been an utter frump for MS, ever since Vista wrecked the reputation of MS. I don’t think Apple will run those “Im a Mac, Im a PC” adds anymore – it would be in poor taste – like kicking a dead dog.
Hhhhuuuurr – makes me shiver if those adds were to show up again; “Hi I’m a Mac, and this is my sister Paddy, she’s cool; Hi I’m a PC, this is my Grandma – and she cleans surfaces by licking with her tongue. She sucks.”
Microsoft lost the touch – not having touch and is very touchy.
We hear what you’re saying Reg. You don’t want to take sides in a tiff between Corporate Devas. It seems however, that reading between the lines, Microsoft is just plain angry at how its Win8 horse came in limping - in the race to catch peoples dwindling Christmas cash-blowout. But what’s an eye opener is its attitude, which in the days of Bill Gates, would have been unthinkable. It’s basically throwing its pictured-CEO weight around, like a spoilt brat, without the grace to ask OEMs nicely. Mind you, the PC makers aren’t exactly the public’s best friend; I mean fancy selling an OAP a Vista machine with only 1gig of Ram inside! They’re all out and out dodgy dealers: they’ve messed up, and they’ve only themselves to blame. But this shows how human Microsoft is – at the end of the financial year – very much like its pictured-heavy-weight CEO; a tubby tyrant whose lost touch.
Death rattle for Acer
Acer’s just got such a bad quality rep, I don’t recommend them anymore. The support Web site is atrocious, it’s like Googling forever. A friend ended up returning a brand new i3 Laptop within 3 months, for an apparent overheating issue; so there you go. Bad rep, kills off bad company: law of user perception.
Tanker is hasn’t run aground yet
The Big Elephant that no one wants to kick in the behind is that Ballmer fellow…
I’m just glad I missed the hype and used logic to resist the urge to go buy what seemed an essential new toy. I’ve got it installed on my PC, and it really REALLY looks out of place nestled next to XP and Win 7; like Vista is the missing link in my Multi-boot progression of OS’; but Win-8 just looks like a mutant.
I had a bad feeling about it right from the start; and sad to say, my instincts were right. But MS will now try to right the wrongs, that Corporate bullheadedness has inflicted on itself; I fear it’s too late. The Microsoft Tanker is hasn’t run aground yet, but its helplessly going round and round in circles in the high seas of Corporate competition.
Re: Excuse me Reg - your talking cr4p
Why, what do you buy in a recession?
Err, food, fuel and things around the house that needs mending. I don’t buy a monthly or quarterly stock of iPhones or iPads. I don’t dash out in an emergency to pick up a small tin of Desktop goodness, just for the hell of keeping up the image of being Technology affluent. This talk of PC sales being down, is like the talk they have about Tesco and Asda sales being down; and "poor old Morrisons, just made it 4th place."
Honestly, I build PCs, and despite my yearning to splash out and have CityLink drop off the latest Motherboard with USB3 as standard, I realize I still have the choice of ignoring the hype and keeping my feet firmly grounded in the real costly-world. Economies should not be built on PCs, tablets and computers: and people should be allowed the dignity to think – computers are not the be all and end all – worth-while quarterly investment the market men seem to want us to believe. [Dell going private sounds like a reality check gone right for once]
Win 8 is really not that good! Has anyone else sensed it?
I’ve just installed Win8 on my great-not-so-rubbish-once-highend-PC-because-6-months-is-old, and it really looks out of place and rather retro. It looks and feels like XP when you remove all the eye-candy and set the graphics for max performance. It’s horrid! I can’t believe I liked it! Maybe it was because I initially installed it on a Laptop; an old Inspiron 6400 – whooo hoo; and I got the graphics working too! I prefer Win7 actually, it looks more inviting rather than the drab-austere feel to Win8. I think this OS is the lean twin of Vista. It's at the opposite end of its flabby-slug-like sibling, very fast, but inordinately drab. I’ve got a GTX 570 and expected a bit more eye-candy from this pallet-challenged Ballmer attempt at “The Latest.” Win 8 is really not that good! Has anyone else sensed it?
Excuse me Reg - your talking cr4p
"it appears that people are buying tablets instead of replacing their PCs and"
Excuse me Reg, I know that without this push for ever new gadgets, you would have to layoff staff, and you may have lower your Webpage counts. But….! No, honestly, you can’t judge a market purely by the level of sales during a recession. All that tells you is the number of well off gadget addicts who have money or credit to burn. There’s still a whole army of PCs in people’s houses, and laptops being thrown about in kids bedrooms. The tablet thing is just hype! I just can seriously buy into one, just for the hell of believing media sites like you and market promo.
They may be old, but I like old
I know PCs are really looking old and tired; I got a super-gaming tower the other day given - that would have cost about £80 when new; I wanted to throw it in the bin! It just looked horribly big and archaic. But I simply think tablets won’t replace PCs or to be more accurate - Desktops; they may replace laptops though. So it as far as trends go, I think Desktops will morph into our HTPCs (we want the big screen experience still - not the weedy 10inch offering despite its HD credentials), whilst tablets and laptops will morph into a hybrid handheld form. I just can’t see me doing work whilst trying to balance a little slate with my hands. Tablets and Desktops are the same difference between reading a magazine and writing a letter: to me a tablet is too distracting. Unless stylus technology really improves, I prefer typing to touchscreen. But predictions like these are so insignificant, since if they fail to materialize, no one pulls the media men up for making such a stupid prediction.
Looks like the writing is on the wall for MS. Google seems to have gone back to basics; people prefer cheap to expensive, reliability to affordability, simplicity over gimmickry. It means we technicians could be out of a job – if things turn out as expected; Windows finally kicks the bucket and becomes just as ubiquitous as a screen saver, and future OSs just simply works without update hassle. I do wish MS starts to realise people are sick and tired having these Updates interrupting their computing time; really, this is what’s killing Windows off. Fix that, and honestly, Windows will live forever; like XP – which now hardly gets updates.
No, the vast majority of us are sick of buying new
It’s alright for a few gadget addicts, with plenty of cash to burn. But I suspect schools who have just shelled out a couple of grand on desktops, just can’t jump on the band waggon and throw them away for tablets. There is an uneasiness that starts to become obvious to us punters, that MS and the rest, are taking the mick; having a laugh at our expenses as they rip open our dwindling wallets.
I’m just sick of being told my PC is now 6 month old, time for a new one. Sick to death; sc****w you MS. I’m not playing or paying anymore.
HAA! HAA! To MS!
God doesn’t like us laughing at someone’s misfortune or deserved punishment; its different with organizations though: so – a big HAA! HAA! To MS!
Johan needs to go
Wow – didn’t know all this was the happening. I hope the Surface goes under and sink – I hope the worst for MS – so that Blamer gets a wake up call to incompetency. The guy is just bad news for MS – and this wont be the last time that Jonah will cause problems. The MS tanker will sink if he stays on board: I hope he stays on.
Another "fresh bottle of bubbly"
Oh MS, big, fat, bloaty-corporate super tanker, pal: isn’t it time you made something new and exciting? Why this constant rehash? Why must we pretend the old 2003, 2007 and 2010 are so old now, we must have the latest? A lot of my pals are sticking to 2003 and most are using hooky licences: that’s the reality. You can't keep opening a fresh bottle of bubbly to try and keep everyone from leaving your party.
Bawoni Oremi Antivirus
I think Kaspersky is inherently a dodgy company name: I just don’t like the Russian hue to it. Its like calling a security product, Nigerian Internet Security suite. . . don’t like it. Bawoni Oremi Antivirus – ha!
only the stupidly technology enamoured give a hoot
Is this the last gasp for the Redmond behemoth, or a life changing moment that will pave its future reinvention? Who knows? And who really cares? All people are wanting at the moment are cash to feed the necessities and their holidays. They don’t care how they get access to the Internet; so long as it’s secure and fast. Windows is not really that important in people’s minds, just what Windows can allow them to do - is what they care about. The geeks may salivate at the specifications – but the public in general, the ones who really count and who have the money, just want the darn thing to work. Honestly, people don’t care what they use, as long as it works! Microsoft tablet, Apple pad, Intel or AMD what’s it, only the stupidly technology enamoured give a hoot.
all disappeared up your own dark fantasy holes!
I can’t believe the absolute disregard of this industry to the plight of people in the real world. It's like people in this industry, by spending so much time in virtual reality, have lost touch with actual reality. There is no bloody money to buy the stuff! We’ve got better things to spend our cash on - like: fuel, home maintenance and food. These items, computers and iPhones are luxuries. Of course we the golden-gooses can’t lay the eggs of success, for the likes of MS and Intel, because we’re all out of money! Why does that fact need top paid analyst to work out? Why have people in the computer industry become wedded to the idea that computers will overcome the limits of real world finances? You’ve all disappeared up your own dark fantasy holes!
WE CANT AFFORD YOUR CR4PP!!!!!!!
Excuse me – gadget pushers! We’ve still got the latest thing you sold us a few months back – now you asking us to buy your latest wares again!!!!!!! WAKE UP – WE CANT AFFORD YOUR CR4PP!!!!!!! WE CANT KEEP PLAYING YOUR GAME! And El Reg should admit this reality – but can’t because its bread and butter for this online gadget-smut magazine!
Take a deep breath - and cross your toes
Ballmer is bound to mess this up: the Windows Vs Mac adds starts to drift into mental focus. This will either be an utter failure of a launch – or a great success for Microsoft. What really matters to most of us MS punters is what happens afterwards. Ballmer is such an idiot – I just home the rest of the MS staff has allowed for it, and made compensation for any of his goofs!
What a load of hassle
I just want to be on line - I dont care what I use!
I’m not an economic racist – honestly
I blame the coding and design team: its Indian based. Honestly those people are brought up in a Religious system that fosters illogical thinking. I honestly think – Microsoft is downright stupid for going cheap.
(I am from South East Asia - btw)
Honestly – everyone will just throw away their PCs?
So all that hardware and money pumped into PCs are all of a sudden gone in a puff of Trend-fever? I DON’T THINK SO REG! In times of austerity, people are not going to all rush out to buy small screened replacements for their big screen behemoths. We know it’s moving towards smarter gadgets, but the main problem with tablets is the small screen. It may be possible to connect it to your 52inch TV at home, but I seriously doubt people will just dump their PCs because Apple and Microsoft demand they do. The idea does not ring true from both the majority of low budget consumers and mainstream suppliers. It only makes sense to Apple and smart phone manufacturers, and they’d love us to go their way. But they are living in cloud cuckoo land if they expect to sell their wares at the prices they demand.
Oh come off it Reg – it won’t happen!
If you got over the limited bandwidth of your measly BT broad band line, we still have security issues. Has the thick-heads overlooked the fact the many people don’t want to entrust their data to an anonymous server “out-there!” Honestly, photos are fine, but putting all my eggs into someone else’s basket is not my idea of security. Who knows what the UN will instigate as it fights for control of the internet. Come on – is everyone asleep!
No Mercy and No Loyalty
They are damned if they don’t listen to user complaints – they are damned if they do listen and make changes…be it a token name change. Hmm - it seems the MS tanker is starting to zigzag, its only a matter of time before it hits rocks and sink. No mercy.
Like a man trying hard to escape his fate - he ends up helping bring it about.
Good – I hope MS makes a mess and the whole TEC ecosystem goes tits up. It’s only the end of the world in any case.
In trying to escape its inevitable decline, Microsoft may be helping to speed it up! Microsoft don’t want to become another IBM, so it hopes to compete with Apple, which is exactly what Apple wants - disaster will happen.
Who lays the Golden Eggs - not Jack Ballamer
Apple is laying the golden eggs. That’s something MS has been unable to do consistently for the last 10-years apart from the X-box. Lately its OS offering has been appallingly yolky – leaving the company with egg on its face. Let’s face it, MS is now just a follower of Apple and it will have to be ready to change gears again when the next i-dea surfaces.
"i smell the blood of an englishmarket" go Android! go!
Cowboys Versus Aliens
Where there’s gold – them miners will come a callin' with thur guns and knives.
In with the new - out with the junk we paid so much for
You know – there might be something in this: my monster – leccy guzzling i7 rig – just sounds like an old steam engine as I’m writing this comment. Why can’t it be smaller, smarter and quieter?
Good – I hope BT Blows up
I just don’t like BT's service. I think they are stingy with their download quota.
Curiosity and Necessity – rather than anything remotely like need or want
Ok – how much and where from.
Microsoft or Motherspider
In other words – the Mother Spider has worked itself to death, and now the little ones are eating her remains to continue the cycle. Microsoft has been a great driver in computer technology; but now that the idea of “Windowing” the computer screen is well established, the frontier has shifted to what is presented and by what hardware – not “what novel Operating System” does the presentation.
But I disagree that Software is Dead entirely: it’s more like the novelty of the Operating System has lost its prime appeal. Who really cares if it’s Windows 7, 8, 9 or 1000? as long as we get our pictures, videos and emails sent! But applications and games will still be selling – even if they are just 10p each.
Upgrade! Upgrade! Upgrade! (pause for breath) Upgrade! Upgrade! Upgrade! Upgrade!
You writers keep spewing this garbage, year in year out; never getting sick of the constant dog-chasing-its-own-tail. What a load of – mindless – techno-mania-addiction! Upgrade – upgrade – upgrade!
(I’m looking forward to installing my Revo on a new Mobo – next year.)
For a few Frames more.
Flippin – fan boy users – scum bags – riding on planetary meltdown – all for the sake of a few more FPS on Crysis. May you all die in a Day-after-Tomorrow scenario.
(I’ve got a GTX570 myself – still nice)
Good question, because this does not seem to have made my Windows 7 installation boot faster. Or maybe it was already fast. Its great for video editing though – or apps where you lob huge files around. For its price – it’s not worth it. But us geeks want the speed rush – it’s a rush alright – 5 mins or there abouts – it lasted.
Re: This is the future
"the price of PCIe SSDs will come down and they will scale vertically - very soon a 20TB PCIe SSD will be available for £300." That’s a very optimistic comment – totally detached from reality – honestly – you’re not paying for the technology – you’re paying for the cutting edge slice of Techno-mania. In any case, SSDs may come down in price – but there will always be something that’s “better.” They want us to keep chasing "Puff" the Techno-dragon; and we will never get to the point when we have all that we want: I was happy with my i7 for a few months – they Sandybridge came out: pointless.
Re: No space in my PC
That’s a thing that got me – with the small connection strip it has – I thought it was going into one of those PCI x1 slots – not a PCI-E Gfx-card slot. It’s a bit of a stop gap solution really; bit too late once you’ve bought it.
Re: Dont use more than one in a system
Why would you want to RAID with this thing? Unless your doing a Mirror for security, its more designed for speed – and should not be used as you would old hard drives. It’ll be like wanting peddles on a brand-new motorbike.
Amazing, but only buy if you’re going to need it – not out of fanboy curiosity
I got one! I got one! Err – what now? Win7 still loads similar to my RAID array; maybe I’m just spoilt. I basically wanted to eliminate the HD bottle-neck when video editing. The figures are amazing – on average 750 MB/s and peaking at 1000 MB/s – that’s very impressive. There is just one thing you need to bare in mind with Revo Drives, and I suspect most other SSDs, they don’t take kindly to BSOD episodes. They can be bricked by them; you need to take care and not treat it like a normal SATA or IDE Hard Drive.
Monkey see, Monkey do!
Ever seen a monkey in a field full of goodies, it keeps grabbing and chasing, never holding on to what it has. Microsoft is likewise chasing the Apple Mobile market and any other “new-thing” that it missed for that matter, ignoring what it already has which is quite a lot. But let us, friends and fellow Windows users and certified Professionals, allow the money to chase after its imagined treasures. Microsoft has at least recognised its days are numbered, and is desperate enough to gamble with its user base loyalty.
Monkey see, Monkey do!
Ever seen a monkey in a field full of goodies, it keeps grabbing and chasing, never holding on to what it has. Microsoft is like wise chasing the Apple Mobile market (and any other “new-thing” that it missed for that matter) ignoring what it already has which is quite a lot. But let us, friends and fellow Windows users and certified Professionals, allow the money to chase after its imagined treasures. Microsoft has at least recognised its days are numbered, and is desperate enough to gamble with its user base loyalty.
Ages of Empire - ?
Well, like any Empire, there comes a slow take off which gathers momentum, a plateau, then the inevitable decline. Windows 3.1 through to Windows 98, was the start of the Microsoft climb to greatness: NT sowing the seeds of future success. It sort of spluttered with Windows ME, then came back triumphantly with indomitable XP. We’re now in the zenith with Windows 7. Anything after this will only confirm Microsoft inexorable fall into ruin as the hangers on rewrite Bill’s success story, to read “Micro-soft – a small software company, that had it all.”
I’m not cheering – I don’t think mountain climbing is a cleaver pastime too.
One day, these guys up there, will come back down and won’t recognise the earth they took off from. Whoever controls space – controls the world. I do wish they stop their non-sense-dream-of-Star-Trek coming to reality; all it is – is an exercise in frontier control and vying for space resources. It’s a costly practice that’s so far-removed from whats happening in our daily lives, and yet we’re supposed to cheer these madmen on!
Microsoft has sinned
I can tell Microsoft is really no longer a wonder-wall as it was when Bill was at the helm. This is a desperate move: born out of necessity to get those sales figures up. Microsoft is has grown up and has lost its Nerdy-innocence. Microsoft has sinned.
Re: Ignorant Haters
God is exists – you dummy… He is just not a Catholic
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