930 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
The turd that cannot be polished
"If you're thinking of buying the discounted kit be advised that Secure Boot means you can't change out the software."
This fiasco is amost an exact repeat of HP's comedy Touchpad routine but with the extra Microsoft spin of no possible redeeming features via reflashing.
It is quite literally useless. Some would say "told you so".
Re: It's just a really bad equivalent of AirPlay / DLNA; what's the big deal?
"I still don't see why Google's half-baked implementation is interesting."
Ahh, that'll be because it's obvious this will demolish Apple in the TV space the same way Google did with smartphones and is clearly on the brink of doing with tablets.
Once again, time to think different.
I would do none of that
I would give Ballmer another 5 years - he's doing a fantastic job for the whole computing industry,
What a topsy turvy world it must be in the Microsoft marketing department these days as they attempt to show a leopard can change its spots by somehow rewritiing history. Good job there's no one around to remind everyone of what's really going on.
Re: Only one?
That's 'cos its a kind of magic.
They scoffed when Bob called 2013 Microsofts year of hell
But never mind it's not all bad news - at least soon Chrome OS users will be able to natively edit Word and Excel docs. Love to see the furniture repair bill in Seattle when that comes to the Chrome browser.
Extoring the Android manufacturers seemed such a great idea at the time. Arrogant Microsoft needs no friends, you see. They won't ever fall on hard times, and even if they did they can just bully their way back out. Can't they? Well, if not, here's some sound advice for them.
Guy Fawkes too
He was right.
As pointless as a lib dem manifesto
Whilst the same colour and shape as what the torys are full of.
Perhaps this should be televised instead of PMQ's?
And all this is before the royalties to Google are due when they cough up to lifting wholesale Androids look and feel.
Summertime 2013, and the weather is lovely
We're now halfway through Microsofts year of hell, and it's stories like this and the other one today about them throwing in the towel when it comes to competing with Google in the cloud, that makes me want to crack open a sixpack, pull up a deckchair in the garden, relax and enjoy the show.
Ahh the quaint old iPhone - that takes me back a few years
There was a time all phones had tiny screens, could only do one thing at once,were totally locked down by the nanny that made them and cost a fortune. You say they're still for sale? That's amazing, but then again I guess there's always some level of demand for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Think fucking different
Remember folks, the patent system Apple bought has the credibility of an MP's expense claim - it allowed the stick through, for Gods sake, so all those fridge magnets you thought you stuck up first are in fact your delusion caused by the famous Cupertino reality distortion field.
"dig him up, burn him then pee on his ashes."
Is there an app for that?
Me got new one, me got bright yellow one
Me show new fone.
People run away. Come back I cry. Me show how brite yellow new fone is future.
People no understand. Brite yellow best fone ever.
Get a brite yellow fone. Show world you are special.
Remember who started all this
Payback can be such a bitch. And when you're plumb out of innovation, you're merely a one trick pony reduced to bullying n bribing courts on your own doorstep to earn a crust. And that horse is about to leave town...
But ... iOS7 *is* Android
Ok, a cheap copy of the ICS Android of a couple years back but Android all the same.
Paris, for she knows all about fake imitation knock offs pretending to be the real deal.
Re: Patent(ly absurd)
And to do if after everyone else has done it, but prettier and more expensively.
Tee hee, snigger snigger, chortle chortle
"Windows Phone 8 might offer some tie-ins with HP's desktop portfolio, but if you're looking to make a splash in the smartphone arena it's better to use an OS people actually want to buy."
Re: But... but...
Microsoft are in the mobile space?
Why hasn't anyone heard of this - you 'd have thought with all the windows users out there there would be some level of interest.
IWatched Sony, Pebble I'm watch etc
Then as usual decided it's about time to catch up, err innovate one so I can get on with my real business of filing lawsuits against those who dared innovate them before me.
Aren't Apple about to innovate one of these any year now?
We'll see one as soon as the photocopiers in Cupertino have been replaced - they were worn out after the hammering they got making iOS7. Well, Android ICS has been out for two years now, so that's a hell of a lot of innovatin' to catch up on.
"Apple said to dump Google Maps for its own internally developed solution"
Hmm, how'd that work out for you then?
Is this like some wierd countries drug/porn/weapons laws where it's legal to own or sell them but illegal to use them? This has been in Android since Gingerbread (2.3) yet Apple dare not, for some inexplicable reason, try their asshat rounded corner bullying shit with Google.
Let's lighten the mood a little by remembering the hilarious embarrassment we all enjoyed when Apple had to apologize in the British Press for pulling exactly this kind of stunt there. Oh but wait... then there was one more thing. They had to think different and apologize again when they were told they were apologizing wrong. Now *that's* genius.
Whereas Apple maps has it in a car park in Grimsby?
"Siri, Apple Maps are clearly a vastly inferior attempt to copy what Google does best. Have you any suggestions regarding what we could do for IOS7 in a similar vein?"
Re: Oh you gotta be kidding....
Once again, the most important feature in all this - who is *really* behind SCO - is totally left out. There's so much FUD involved it's enough to make you want to throw your chair across the room and bury someone.
And iOS9, due in 2 years, will have the features of Android 4.2, out last year
It's all so tediously predictable.
It'll just be the usual Apple catchup fest we've seen in their last few handsets
Now they've had time to photocopy the flat icons from Androids ICS of 2 years ago, its suddenly their newest, greatest innovation.
As will be NFC, which miraculously transformed itself from being something their users "don't need" when only the competition had it, to another of their stunning breakthroughs essential to every smartphone from now on.
Windows - now that *is* a name from the past...
Thanks for the reminder - it's always fascinating taking a trip down memory lane. Also, few people outside Redmond are aware Microsoft once attempted to break into the mobile market, but unfortunately failed miserably, so this historical footnote is also of minor interest too.
"The company’s reliance on Facebook for revenue"
Re: More lipstick...
"Have you loaded Linux onto your iPad?"
Genuine question - since that device is only designed for the primitive one-thing-at-a-time kind of operation seen in legacy systems from years ago, is its hardware even capable of the kind of multitasking a modern OS like Linux offers?
Redmond orders turd polish by the tankerful
But it's still not enough.
It's nice to see their new official Windows 8.1 line though - "It's like having a ping pong bat shoved up your ass while you try to get on with your work.".
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