But ... he just said that unlike last week, this week they are in mobile. Who knows what next week will bring, and if they'll be rehiring all the mobile staff they just sacked. Maybe Flop or even Blamer will be back on the scene. Maybe Sinofsky will need to be rehired to demo Windows 10, and once again show how it runs Internet Explorer, with a majestic sweep of his arm.
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What *is* the situation with the NHS?
I was in a very large UK hospital recently and walking around could not fail to see every single PC was running XP. It was glaringly obvious this was policy - not one deviation from the dozens I saw, even right down to them all running the default background wallpaper.
There seems to be some special arrangement with ms, but lemme guess who's nose its being paid through.
Doublespeak art its finest.
Hey OEM's, don't look behind the curtain at how we've just abandoned mobile and sacked everyone here who used to work on it, instead pump millions into it yourself - it's a safe bet, you can trust us - when have we ever let you down before?
Re: An ElReg classic
That's just shocking.
Re: Ex-Box One, next up according to financial analysts
What about the hundred they sold in Japan in the second week of June?
Re: Reset the Spin Dials
Time for a relaunch then - Microsoft Loonier 1.0 sounds great.
Re: "I expect Microsoft to kill Lumia, possibly as soon as mid-2016"
How can you kill what is already dead?
And more to the point, why is there no zombie icon?
My cousin, Clippy MetroZune, was talking to Uncle SurfaceLumia about this just the other day.
Pull up a chair folks for the coming shitstorm when Windows 10 fails...
Microsoft issuing FUD as usual
But this is the new microsoft, so the FUD is all about itself.
It really is looking like this mythical windows phone will be scrapped before I ever see one in the wild! If anyone does come across one, keep it. Museums will be interested, otherwise there will only be the rumours of its existence as we have now.
Re: Are you ready? Probably not.
2017: The year of Linux on the desktop, from seeds sown July 29th 2015.
Re: Jumping to an app starting with a specific letter.
Microsoft - your new windows sounds great, and I'd love to help you with this latest beta due July 29th. When it begins, where do I file bug reports?
Correct. Automatically pushing this beta to end users with no way back is stupid beyond belief. With the loathsome Windows 8.x, it needed someone with at least some tech knowledge to manage the "upgrade". The support problems on even the slightest failure will make the Win8/Vista problems seem like a summer picnic. Think of the skill level of ordinary home users, not Reg readers. Most would be pushed to even tell you what version of Windows they are running.
Because showing correctly formed webpages just doesn't give that authentic microsoft experience.
Yeah, and Elop is out of a job too - he'll be given as warm a welcome back as the burnt out platform he just scarpered from.
There's s theory his job was just to stop Nokia launching an Android phone, thus making things easier for Microsoft to launch a mobile OS of their own.
Well, the first part is done so he can fuck off now. We're still waiting for the second.
I almost feel sorry for Microsoft
Windows 8 - no one wants because its too radical
Widows 10 - no one wants because its not radical enough
Re: Security limbo
You may have a point there.
Re: In remission?
"Hi! I'm SShitty, your personal cute connectivity agent. It looks like you're trying to log in to another computer securely using some brand new key exchange based system we've never heard of before. Would you like me to constantly get in your face while you attempt to do that? "
Re: Design by Comittee!!!
The problem regarding how to show running apps over multiple desktops was solved by XFCE years ago - with multiple monitors too. I'm sure many other Linux desktops too. Jeez, this "it's new to us so must be new to the world" attitude got old back in the W95 days.
And we see this week the beginnings of the eventual forcing of everyone to upgrade. Upgrade they will, but not the way you think.
I never would have thought ms themselves would fight so hard to make next year the year of Linux on the Desktop. Remember that includes Chromebooks...
Re: So .....
You're fapping it wrong.
I've been playing with Windows 10 this week, so can say with confidence there's absolutely no reason for a Windows 7 user to "upgrade".
Your extorting it wrong.
Re: Windows 10 = Windows 8.10
I wonder who will beta this for them?
Microsoft will have to set up a really big, robust test army to shake all the bugs from this one. Do they have any history of finding people to "help" them with this?
I give it my full support
Great move, microsoft - keep up this fantastic initiative. Please.
"Siri, I'm researching smartphone market share.
Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."
They are both correct in their respective local frames of reference, since the laws of physics apply equally to every point in the universe. This is why there can never be such a thing as absolute time.
And merely existing. Make 2, synchronise them then fly one round the world. The times on each now differ - which one is right?
Depends on how you define a smartphone. I say the acid test is if it can multitask properly, as indeed was seen on Symbian. Embracing full Linux naturally extends that to Android. More basic designs, such as the iPhone and anything from microsoft are more like enhanced feature phones in this respect.
But microsoft has roared so far ahead they can't ever be caught now
When they "killed" Nokia they had almost zero market share. Look how well they've done since - Nokia must be mad to try to overtake them. Didn't they learn anything from being told they were on a burning platform?
Re: Green Rectangle
The Green Rectangle looks like what you see in the status bar of a smartphone as its about to shut down because the battery is flat. And it told you so.
How much did someone get paid to come up with this?
Tut tut tut
Way to go on getting that market share above floor noise.