2013: Microsofts year of hell
But only for its users and shareholders.
948 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
But only for its users and shareholders.
Can anyone guess who Google had in mind when they coined the "do no evil" tag?
Let's hope it's something other than a large, flat, black rectangular panel controlled with a remote device which shows moving sound and pictures. If it was, let's hope they haven't pissed off the biggest player in this field with exactly that product out for the last 20 years, otherwise they'd just be copying them wouldn't they, and it'd all get very legal very quickly.
Could you clarify which one of these from history you mean from now on?
Its either the Beatles record label, or the one which shone briefly before fading back into nothingness, ending up as a pathetic patent troll claiming everyone copied their stuff. Oh, that's the one who copied the name of the first.
Developers deserted microsofts userless mobile platform years ago, and nothng of value was lost.
Called Blamer at the helm, and he's ruining it very nicely indeed
The bitten bit back - actually that's a bit more like the Regs usual headline for this kind of story.
In any case, it's great news as now the child has pointed out the quality of the emperors new clothes, the floodgates will open.
A great time to invest in the Redmond furniture repair industry.
I like how "scraping a percentage point" at 1% shit but Windows is somehow doing amazingly well at 3.7%, whilst Android shifts in a couple of days what the pair of these do in a quarter.
Yup, as pointless as a lib dem manifesto, as sincere as a tory policy and as competent as a labour administration, the good old US patent system bends over and blows another one out Apples way which is just as credible as this breakthrough earlier excretion.
Has the Reg ever considered running any? I hear it's a useful revenue stream for internet businesses.
"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".
"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 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.
That's 'cos its a kind of magic.
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.
He was right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is there an app for that?
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.
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...
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.
And to do if after everyone else has done it, but prettier and more expensively.
"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."
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.