53 posts • joined Thursday 19th January 2012 13:59 GMT
Re: CAT Bum Juice
Depends if he likes mango juice I suppose.
CAT Bum Juice
Anyone from DNST apprenticeship days circa 1993 should remember a similar story to this about mango flavouring (i.e. guess where it comes from when the manufacturer can't be bothered to get actual mangos)
Re: Down the rabbit hole.....or IT in wonderland (UK Government)
1. Absolute Rubbish, it's just the limited places you have worked (we call them office farms)has not exposed you to the talent.
2. Unbelieveable Rubbish. In the UKAF yes, but there is a reson for that, in Civil Service (MOD especially) promotion is based on merit only and certainly NOT age. In fact I might even send you the PRG on that.
3. Budgets are handed out to 4STAR/3STAR who then allocate it as any executive board. Do you think your director knows what a vga lead is? Why would the MOD be any different.
4. Yes, there are and I am one such person who (soft charge) buys 1 meter ST-ST patch leads for £15 quid and grinds my teeth. Don't you understand this is how PPP works. I'd name them but for losing myjob. You won't name them because that would be like killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
5. Laughable. Maybe 20 years ago but not now.
As for your final point, we don't want you, stay away, your limited knowledge would cause much more harm than good.
Re: Start Icon != Start Menu. This the problem.
But, run any of the replacement programs (StartUI, etc) and windows key = start menu.
Guess what Win Key + D does.....The Desktop. The Win 7 desktop. With the added security and other "under the bonnet" tweaks that actually makes Win 8 an excellent OS for tablet, laptop and desktop.
Now if you are smart enough to use "sudo apt get" then you should just be able to carry out the StartUI (or any of the others) trick.
What are you afraid of? That you would have to admit that with WIN 8 everything does just work, if you want the Win 7 experience then go get it.
Your answer kind of underscores what you mention when you say "Ever notice how easy it is to tell someone has never used the OS they are trying to defend"
Did you mean yourself when you made that comment?
Re: thumbs down - from who?
That was directed at you A/C.
Re: thumbs down - from who?
thumbs down - from who?
one thumbs down for saying thanks to someone .....Classy,,,
Spot. the fanboi/droid.
have the guts to admit your hatred.
bye bye freon cooled big iron
Back to the future reference
Are you telling me this sucker's nuclear?
No, no, no. This sucker's electrical but I need a nuclear reaction to [generate accurate clock pulses!)
Re: I happen to have experience transporting radioactive material across international borders.
How can I get myself one of those Cameron?
Hauwei and ZTE
I haven't tried a Huawei or ZTE mobile phone (or even ever knowingly seen one). I can say though that I own a Huawei MIFI unit which was very cheap (from an online retailer of all sorts of stuff and books etc.). Its performance is outstanding as is the build quality. I understand that O2 offer this exact same item as their MIFI offering but charge over double the cost.
I'm using a HTC 8X on WP8. The Nokia's got better reviews (perhaps the outstanding camera and the Nokia music app). Thanks for your feedback on this as I do love the WP8 UI, so maybe I will check out a Nokia running WP8. Thanks again for giving me another option and for doing that I have +1 your post.
Not at all.
I am missing decent sat nav software (that works in the UK), I am missing a non-DRM music player. I am missing an FM reciever (but I don't have much hope for getting one these days anyway), I hate that my DRM music is checked every so often, I hate that some music gets streamed even though I have (apparently) downloaded. I can't find a DLNA app which works well, I dont have iPlayer, 4OD, STV Player, 5 On Demand. No flash was a pain but as sites become HTML 5 compliant this is getting less annoying. Battery life is shocking (17hrs in standby) in comparison to my friends iPhone and Nexus 4. Podcast support within the OS is not available so I'm stuck with a 3rd Party App which is buggy and doesn't keep my casts updated.
Note: I haven't switched to droid yet, but plan to as soon as my current contract closes (or I may just buy my way out of it).
WP8 to Droid avoiding Apple
I'm a long term windows phone user right from 5.x. I guess brand loyalty exists as I have stuck with them through to WP8 but that brand loyalty only exists to a point. I have seen the UI improve to possibly the best out there and I have seen the quality of apps decrease. Now have a nexus 7 on droid, with a highly customisable UI and a good set of apps (once rooted). I can categorically state that my next phone will also be a droid for the same reasons that I love my nexus7. As for apple, the UI is dated, app store full of fart apps and the form factor really doesn't do it for me.
As I understand it, now that Johnathan Ive is in charge, there will be a big move away from skeuomorphism. Ive. Afterall was one of its biggest critics at Apple
LINUX - Server.....sure, data centre...maybe, desktop...don't hold your breath
Maybe this indicates that Linux is ready for the desktop. ROFL.
Only joking of course but I have heard similar claims made on comments about stories with a much more tenuous link!
Linux as the ubicutous OS on desktop - not for a while yet (except in fanbois dreams perhaps)
I`m a user of Netflix, love film and Sony entertainment. Sony is brilliant for new films but it is expensive. There is no real comparison between Netflix and love film as Netflix is by far superior. I'm only maintaining love film as they gave me a few months for free when I quit!
Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?
+1 Rob. My Aunt and two of my nephews use kindle HD. They have no clue what a walled garden is and even if they did, they wouldn't care. My aunt gets all the books she wants and the nephews are glued to the games, Facebook and movies. The hardware is cheap as is the apps and books. Why on earth would they use anything else?
I too have an old style kindle e-reader which is great for holidays due to the non reflective screen and unbelievable battery life.
Don't be led by shiny shiny, use what works for you!
FFS I am really responding to your bait tonight Eadon.
Have you seriously given Win 8 a go? I don't mean an rtm or developer version run in a VM. On a machine with a touchscreen designed for Win 8?
With the FUD that you spread plus information which is plain wrong,, you come across as misinformed or someone with a grudge
Re: Eadon's Verdict... (SPOILER - FAIL)
And to think I previously up voted you for not using Caps and for putting forward a reasonable argument. I'm taking my +1 back with a -1 on this post.
A few serious questions though:
1). Do you prefer to get -1 rather than +1 votes?
2) How many sockpuppets are you using on this site?
3). After all the down votes do you still think typing SOMETHING, SOMETHING, MS FAIL is funny?
Nuke - `cause they`re not funny either
Re: Are there?
Hi AC, I own a Sony VAIO which I use for Uni as a postgrad MBA student. It runs win 8, has a touchscreen, full enterprise ms office courtesy of a work deal - £15). Start menu replace men installed with no fuss.
The machine fits in a document folder, battery lasts about 7 hours and it starts up in under 10 seconds. the cost was £600.
its not my daily machine but it is bloody good at what it does. So yes, I bought into the ultra book fantasy and I am glad I did.
@ac 20 Apr 2150
+1 & hear hear. A brilliantly constructed argument which deals with facts not FUD.
Re: Good news @ Mikel
Forgive my ignorance but that wikipedia article suggests the lawsuit was settled. Is this not the case?
Sorry for the typos! That is the main disadvantage of typing on an on screen keyboard!
@ Barry shitpeas
Well you do have a choice of not using it. Options are simple, use the keyboard to switch to desktop or install a start meu replacement.
Also, you don't need to use the MS Marketplace (even though there is some very good stuff there), you can even pin apps and peograms to TIFKAM should you wish. I know it is sport on el reg to spread FUD but some of it is so badly researched or just plain wrong it makes the commentator nlook stupid (this last commentbois not directed at you Barry but some here really take the biscuit).
p,s, not a fanboy, I use win 8, win 7, Win XP, Debian ( on RPI), ubuntu on x86 and I`m writing this on droid 4.2
Re: When it comes time to change, I'll see what there is..
+1 agreed. After years of win phone my next handset will be a droid. Have even considered buying out of my contract early so I can switch.
Re: Surely at least the Third time?
Ahh actually SPOT Watch - close!!
Re: Surely at least the Third time?
My memory is a bit sketchy about this but wasn't the watch your referencing available in 05? The original MS offering was 04 (SOFTwatch...I think??)
For a while now on these forums, I have read postings calling for a linux laptop to be available at point of sale. This would be the second time that Dell have offered something like this as a mainstream offering. There are lots of arguements why the first offering failed and I have to wonder how successful it will be the second time around.
Now is the time to see if Linux really is ready for the desktop and ready to replace Windows as the preloaded OS of choice for consumers.
If Linux really is ready for the desktop (laptop) then an average user should at the very least be able to buy one of these and just continue as if nothing had happened. If Linux is not only ready for the desktop (laptop) but superior (as the evangelists are so fond of saying) then the user experience should be enhanced. Sales should go through the roof. MS dies, everyone switches to FOSS.
I suspect that this offering will go the same way as it did the first time around. It will be interesting to see though.
Re: Smart TV vs. Win-8 Ultrabooks...
Buy a Raspberry Pi and connect it to your TV. Bluetooth Keyboard/Touchpad combo + Wifi and HDMI connection to the TV and you have Linux to your TV.
It is a bit slow but a very cheap and fun solution.
Re: Absolutely true for me
Why not install a start menu replacement? Then your wife will effectively have a Win7 environment to use.
Teletext & Ceefax @LinkOfHyrule
It worked so well at the time too. I remember my first teletext capable TV and being amazed by all the information available. The thing was that you didn't mind waiting for the pages to come round again.
Re: Haters gonna hate
POKE 23693 surely?
Re: Haters gonna hate
Makes me nostalgic for my Speccy.
There was an old NATO troposcatter node there - who knows what is there now?
That can't be the reason why the article was removed though.
Re: Microsoft's Operating System Tie-in
They are "forced" to buy a laptop with Windows on it because Dell & HP sell "Windows Laptops". See what I did there?
Maybe the issue here is that consumers, on the whole, WANT Windows. Thats why they buy them. How many average consumers even know that there are different Operating Systems available or what the advantages of each may be?
You should chill out!
Re: Who cares?
Provided that AV software is as effective as we would all like to believe it is then that's great. Stick with XP, office 2000, photoshop 7 and AutoCAD2002. Save the expense and the learning curve.........for now. That expense and learning curve will only be steeper later. I'm not saying that change should happen as every evolution of OS or HW comes out but it does need to happen eventually.
Just sticking your head in the sand wont cut it.
Re: Sadly, the under 40s
Oh, and bring on the thumb downs - presumably from NUS members?
Re: Sadly, the under 40s
I agree, the comments and reaction have been disgusting. Regardless of the publics views on her policies and actions as PM, some comments on mainstream news sites have been disgraceful. I am ashamed to be British today knowing that people are reacting and have reacted in this way.
More pitiable are the people commenting who weren't even alive when she was in power. I'm looking at you NUS.
Re: Upgraded to XP here
Seriously? What database are you using? To be clear, what you are saying is that your SQL queries take 2 x longer if they have newer hardware and significantly more memory? The only difference is that the OS is Win 7 instead of XP?
Why would that be the case?
Factually incorrect. Look up the actual definition of a monopoly an any good business book (or even Wikipedia!).
Re: And fourthly
Upgrade of OS isn't possible? In what context do you mean? WIn Phone 6, 7 and 8 all have been or are being upgraded over their lifetimes. Are you referring to upgrading 6 to 7 to 8 on the same hardware?
I have had a WP in various guises since an Orange SPV running Win Phone 6.x. Admittedly the one bugbear I have had is not keeping apps as I have changed phones. I can not say though that I would have liked to run WP8 on that SPV or even my old TYTNII. The resolution and touch screen capabilities couldn't ever have matched what WP8 can deliver.
Re: Linux Mint
In my case (and I know I'm not who you directed this to) these are the reasons I "demand" Microsoft Windows:
1. MS Office - Industry standard software. Open & Libre Office just not up to the job
2. Loads of Games - Only 1 of them available on Linux Steam
3. AutoCAD - Industry standard. FOSS alternates not up to the task (I've tried).
Anyway, I don't just demand Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 2.0!) I run a debain variant on ARM (Rpi), Ubuntu on x86, Android on tablet. I use what my working style fits best with.
Can I ask you the counterpoint question though? What is so exceptional that you must ceaselessly promote Linux on these forums? Please also consider what AC says in his reply to you when, if, you answer.
Re: @Michael Habel - YES It's better.
@ Michael Habel
I don't consider it a fix, it just changes the way it works so that the desktop suits me. I'm not suggesting anything is broken. Or a problem. It just wasn't quite right for me but now it is and I found some software to help me with that.
Can you relate to that Michael? I’m sure you can. You use Linux Mint don’t you? What desktop do you run – maybe standard Gnome 3 + MGSE? Doesn’t matter but would guess that your desktop, like mine, is customised for preference using third party software – that doesn’t make either of them Open Sourced Fixes!