348 posts • joined Wednesday 20th June 2007 10:15 GMT
And if 8 isn't enough...
And if 8 isn't enough, you can always install one of the distros based on Ubuntu, like Mint.
Once again it's:
People having sex - BAD.
People being blown up - GOOD.
I've always disliked Goldstar - My parents had a VCR given to them, and it lasted about 10 hours. It really was rock bottom crap. So when Google announced that the Nexus 4 was going to be made by LG, I ws quite apprehensive. I still bought one, and I'm impressed by the quality of the unit. I don't know if LG has stepped up their game, or if Google cracked the whip on them.
My next phone will probably be another Nexus. Considering how I hang onto things, it will be in about 8 years.
It will be interesting to see what sort of price point they will be able to come in at. And will they allow others to make inexpensive W8 7" tablets - cutting the W8 licence cost and eliminating the MS Office requirement?
Used library books
Libraries sell used books, usually to make room for new books. If the book publishers want the libraries to replace "worn out ebooks", then they should allow the libraries to sell their no longer needed ebooks.
Re: Almost exactly the reason I won't buy Nokia, HTC or Samsung
Well, you could buy a Nexus smartphone.
Re: "it's judicial bullying and overreach"
Britain still has a higher density of survalence cameras than the US. But we're trying to catch up.
Re: iPad app
<<<Some of us block Androids from accessing our sites anyway.>>>
Cool! Sending traffic and business to your competitors - what a nice guy!
Re: All current handsets are supported and will be upgraded to WP9
<<all current handsets will be upgraded *for free* to WP9>>
No, they will be upgraded to the next major version of WP. That could mean WP8.1, or WP8.5, or whatever they may call the next major version.
His kids have one?
He says his kids have one. Now, if my kids had something that they *really* liked, they would fight over it and be general nusances. That he is willing to sell his Surface RT makes me think his kids really don't care that much for their shared tablet.
Re: Linux brings up the rear again?
The kernel in android was a fork, but much if not all has been remerged back with the main kernel tree.
The same cam be said about all those other "pesky" amendments.
Re: Did I miss the big Microsoft advertising blitz?
While out shopping a month ago, I dropped into the AT&T wireless store. They had alot of WP8 phones there, and were pushing them rather hard. I assume that the big push is due to AT&T getting some cash from Microsoft.
If seafood is sea creatures that people eat, then what is cat food?
Full of crap
Sorry, but I do not belive that there will be a 50 fold increase in wireless traffic from 2012 to 2016. About half of all cellphones are smartphones in the US, and 90% of adults have cellphones. Even if you assume that in four years every person would have a smartphone (I'd guess tripling the current number) everyone in the US would have to use 10 to 20 times the amount of data they currently use. And the current data rate structure that most carriers use would make that cost prohibitive for most users.
East Carolina University is ranked as number 199 for national universities. And there are many colleges and regional universities (colleges that offer relatively few advanced degrees) that are far better. So maybe they should change their slogan to "Tomorrow Starts Here - If you can't read and write".
Dying app store?
<<<The Windows Phone Marketplace is arguably the only app store that's emptier than it was a year ago.>>>
Andrew Orlowski has been a fan of Windows Phone - when he makes comments like this, it indicates that things are not going well.
But Mauro broke a fundamental rule of Linux kernel programming, and then tried to shift the blame elsewhere.
Re: Google's Evil ?
Google is the lesser of three evils: Microsoft, Apple, and Google.
Re: Wants A and B
<<<Might I recommend Windows 8?>>>
Might as well suggest bamboo driven up under the fingernails.
I'm surprised that no one has called the yacht by its proper name - the iSore.
Re: That yacht looks terrible
Philippe Starck has designed the interior of many yachts. I myself do not care for his work and consider many of his yacht interiors ugly.
Re: Kindle Fire
I don't think you will see the bottom prices falling too much more, but the specs of the components will improve - higher screen resolutions, faster multicore processors, more memory and storage.
Re: There are already sub-$100 tablets
Those tablets you have seen were last years models. I've seen quite a few models offered online from places like newegg that are running ICS - there are more than a dozen models listed at newegg at under $100.00.
With less than 2 weeks to Christmas, Microsoft is a little late. And selling them at Staples - an office supply store chain - not exactly a hotbed of consumer electronics.
Re: Meh ...
<<Nokia's build quality is higher than the flimsy junk made by LG and rebadged as Google.>>
I wouldn't be surprised if they were both made in the same Chinese factory.
No to Mueller.
Please find someone other than Flurian Mueller as your expert - he is usually so far off the mark that it isn't funny.
Running Windows software
If running windows (x86) software on a tablet was such a big thing, why didn't windows 7 tablets do better?
If ultrabooks aren't selling nearly as well as expected, how well will ultrabook-priced tablets sell>
Re: Some comparison...
Supposed to. However, few ever pay the sales tax.
I walked into the computer department at a store last week. They had a bunch of PCs and laptops all running Windows 8 with the TIFKAM screen showing. To me at least it isn't as attractive as the traditional desktop with some attractive background picture.
I noticed that Windows RT tablets went unmentioned.
You are going to see new PCs coming out with Win7 on them and having a free upgrade to Win8. And Microsoft will count them as Windows 8 sales.
"and Linux, since the open source OS runs primarily on Wintel machines stripped of their shipping OS - laptop processors. "
Sorry, but Linux runs primarily on ARM. Or maybe you haven't heard of Android?
Everyone is missing the important point. The live tiles use more CPU power. Mor CPU power means more electricity consumed. More electricity consumed means more carbon emissions. More carbon emissions means higher temperatures. That means:
Windows 8 will turn the earth into a burning cinder.
They all cheered the T-Rex
When it ate the lawyer in the movie Jurassic Park.
Might piss off some companies
Unless Microsoft almost gives away WinRT for 7" tablets, there will not be any competition with the 7" android tablets - the OS costs too much at that price point. If Microsoft makes a 7" tablet, they could compete with the 7" android tablets, but would piss off the other hardware manufacturers.
Re: Elvens Afety
Our boa is about as big as that young Burm (full grown female Burms get as long as 18 feet), and it isn't dangerous to circle the neck like that. But too much bigger, and it would be a problem.
Re: Meh - 2010 specs - no thanks.
<<Windows Phone 8 has 120,000 apps available and 46/50 of the most popular apps on iOS/Android>>
Of course, those are WP7 apps that are at the single fixed WP7 screen resolution, and not taking advantage of the newer phones higher resolution screen.
Nokia did it, too.
When the Nokia WP7 phones were first sold in the US, there was one color of one model that sold out - and it was repeatedly mentioned for months that the Nokia WP7 phones were so popular that they were selling out.
Re: This just doesn't seem well thought through
Not only do I visit the sites, but I often see other news articles at those sites that I'll read, too.
Re: Actually better than Samsung
I've got a plasma Panasonic TV - according to Consumer Reports, a better picture and more reliable than Samsung.
I bought some stuff on Amazon years ago for my kids when they were little. I still get suggestions for similar things, but they are both in college now.....
<<Doh, the iPAd is a standard 4:3 screen whilst everything else out there is wide 16:9.>>
The Google Nexus 7 is 16:10.
Service pack #2
Usually Microsoft's latest OS takes a couple of service packs before they get it right. With WP8, it's such a dramatic change internally I expect that there are going to be quite a few teething problems.
Of course, someone will point out how much testing it has gotten, but Vista was heavily tested, too.
Re: Cat's are great judges of character!
We have a cat. It is a nasty, evil thing. Too bad our boa is too small to eat it.