19 posts • joined Friday 1st June 2012 10:29 GMT
Re: XBox One vs PS4
The potential was there, it just wasn't executed properly.
The overall experience of PS3 lags behind the 360, and not just the visuals. I really thought the PS3 controller just felt limp because it was so light.
Game load times on the BlueRay were poor - something Microsoft will have to combat with the next Xbox too. I foresee a lot of that hard drive being taken up with caching game content.
And the world will only need 5 computers
This is a experiment, a proof of concept of a new technology that will undoubtedly one day make its way into our hands - either directly or through combinations with other technology. Think hybrid cars.
It might not be the same frequency, or even the same multiplexing/splitting/whatever they're doing to achieve it, but it will influence and impact future technologies.
Re: Soon to get "upgraded" from Live@EDU to O365
Good luck with the move Dave. I did a number of custom Live@edu deployments over the years that are being revisited now to upgrade to Office 365. I did a number of uplifts between versions of Live@edu too which were always challenging to coordinate the backend upgrade with the client side/identity sync changes. I do think the documentation they have is limited, but there are a few of us here in the UK who can help.
Free plug for one of my competitors/collaborators who are running training for administrators for this process on the 21st of May: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukeducloud/archive/2013/04/16/partner-offering-live-edu-upgrade-training.aspx
Have you tried office 2013? They're hidden by default. IE has gone to the other extreme where there are nearly no menu options taking up screen real estate.
Re: It may seem ancient but...
I think we've all accepted by now that the internet is the new wild west, and you've got to keep your defences up. Anyone not upgrading their browser regularly - regardless of flavour - is asking for trouble.
Re: So the solution....
You can credit Chris Rock on that one ;)
Something is better than nothing
And nothing is something a high number of home users have as protection. Better to educate them on AV with an easy to use product that comes from their OS vendor - so they can then learn more about it and install something better as they are better educated. I'm not talking about reg readers here - you're reading the reg so clearly you know a thing or two about computers.
The problem for most home users is so much of the crapware out there they get exposed to is going to do more harm than good to their computers - how do they distinguish between the good and the bad? Good thing Apple have an AV product for their operating systems.. oh wait...
Re: Great article
Maybe a knuckle one, with a "get it yourself" added for good measure ;)
Re: 90 of the Fortune 100 companies are now Lync customers
Lync client alone does not a Lync customer make.
Those customers however could be using Instant Messaging and Presence without Enterprise Voice (a common deployment first step) - but even that requires Lync server (or Office 365) and licenses. That would count as a Lync deployment, but it would only enable peer-to-peer voice chat.
Full disclosure I work for a company that deploys & supports many telephony solutions including Cisco, Avaya and Lync.
Re: Not the only problem
Still running my 3GS until it finally dies (or I drop it in the Thames) and don't have many issues, except with crappy apps. Some devs don't know how to handle errors.
I do hate when Apple does an iOS upgrade, they don't have a history of doing it well. I usually wait a few months for everyone else to experience the pain of a in-the-wild testing process on behalf of the dominant phone maker, so they can release a fix before I install it. That, and the fact that they have a habit of dropping some of their own apps during the upgrade, or splitting them in two.
Other than that, it works as a phone and fast mobile browser - basically all you need. I have a Win 7 mobile too from work - the browsing experience there isn't great - but the email experience is better. Connecting to Exchange, Hotmail and Gmail is faster to download and easier to read than on the iPhone.
Re: he's missed a verse of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
but.. it's a...
in my experience it would be more like...
me: "Siri, what time is my return flight home?"
siri "opening the garage door"
Re: a whole hour?
So someone has a different opinion to you and they're immediately an astroturfer or a shill?
Come out from behind your mask AC and contribute to the debate.
So many microsoft-phobes
I'm seeing lots of "Windows 8 is rubbish because I hate Microsoft, even though I haven't used the OS yet but someone told me it was bad" posts.
Try it before you trash it.
Flame and downvote away.
Re: As a small business owner, and systems administrator for SME clients...
Number 3 made me lol
Spot on, Microsoft licensing is concured up by evil forces not of this world.
It's the wild west, and ICANN is the biggest of the cowboys.
Are they running an organisation, a business, or a social club raffle? I don't think they have demonstrated that they're qualified to run any of those. Make up your mind what you are, and do things with a little more forethought, and less "yeah, that could be fun".
Re: Total Crap
Love your article if only for the amount of discussion it has started.
I work for a large systems integrator and had similar concerns for Windows 8 after the success of Windows 7. Speaking with Microsoft last week they relieved my concern. Their position is that tablet use is growing faster than desktops, and they don't have an OS that works on tablets particularly well. The Metro interface is their answer, and WindowsRT on ARM the direct competitor for iOS and iPad. Metro isn't replacing the desktop, it's complimenting it.
It's horses for courses. You wouldn't commute from Brighton to London on a bike, and you wouldn't catch a train from Southwark to London Waterloo. But that doesn't mean those forms of transport aren't valid.
Take the fact that you can run apps on your phone, your tablet and your desktop, which one are you going to run lots of full screen apps on? The Metro interface on Windows 8 is there to bring the experience of the phone/tablet to the desktop, not to replace it. Your argument about Metro taking over the desktop seems to be unfounded, do you have any evidence of this?
I use and like using iPads, but don't know how you can multitask on one at all, but I can on my MacBook. Were Apple wrong to change part of their interface in Lion to match iOS? Using an earlier poster's comparison, Launchpad is to Lion as Metro is to Windows 8. It brings the OS experience together across the different form factors.
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