* Posts by Laurent Cargill

10 posts • joined 11 Aug 2012

Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is)

Laurent Cargill

Re: Spartan appears to be IE with a new skin

Spartan is IE 11 but without all the legacy rendering support for IE6-10, so it will score the same. However, this probably does mean that future versions of Spartan will score better as it will be easier to integrate support for new standards.

I'm glad they're not using webkit, it's important to maintain a broad range of engines out there, otherwise we could end up in the bad old day's of everything being written around the most common engine, and standards are ignored.

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Virgin Media to splurge BEELLIONS on UK network infrastructure expansion

Laurent Cargill

Re: Wonder

Same here, 1-5 mb speeds in the evening since October last year, and they're now saying it'll get fixed by June 2015. And this is after spamming the entire area with mail last year to get people to sign-up, when they blatantly didn't have the capacity.

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Give ALL the EU access to Netflix, says Vince Cable

Laurent Cargill

TV Rights

To be fair, the issue is related to TV rights being sold to local broadcasters. Comedy Central UK has paid for the rights to exclusively broadcast Friends in the UK, this is why it's not available on Netflix in the UK. It's a difficult issue to resolve without tearing down the basis of all TV broadcasting rights sales.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

Laurent Cargill

Re: Incorrect

Yes it is cheaper, as anyone making an Android phone has to pay a patent license to Microsoft.

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Amazon cloud-watcher shows some love for Microsoft's Azure

Laurent Cargill
Stop

Re: Azure down for a week whilst we renew our PKI Certs.

James, it would be nice to hear some better reasoned arguments as opposed to your simplistic put-downs.

You may find that it garners a little more respect from your fellow Reg readers.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 520

Laurent Cargill
FAIL

Re: Where's Eadon....

In his absence I'll oblige....

[Insert generic and predictable anti-MS bo**ocks here...]

WINPHONE FAIL

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Gov.uk named THE BEST THING Britain has made all year

Laurent Cargill
FAIL

Re: For a safer, faster, better experience online you should upgrade your browser.

Same message with IE9 and IE10

Can the developers only support a Webkit browser?

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Microsoft's 32GB Surface RT has 16GB of free storage

Laurent Cargill

Re: "Microsoft makes it easy for you to add more storage space"

.....or you can just setup a junction point from a folder on the C: to your SD card and add the local folder to your Library.....et voila.....

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Windows 8: Never mind Office, it's for GAMING

Laurent Cargill

Where's the XNA?

Then why drop XNA? In one swoop they've removed a bunch of developers who could have brought their games over to Windows 8.

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Microsoft: It was never 'Metro,' it was always 'Modern UI'

Laurent Cargill
WTF?

Rock and hard place.

All this criticism of the new UI. But what choice does MS have? Touch is the current big advance in UI, can anyone say for certain that in 5 years there won't be more tablet devices than desktops? MS has to do something to counter the rise of the ipad, but no one seems to be presenting a better idea, just criticism of their approach. Yes, merging a desktop OS with a mobile UI might not be the greatest solution, but how else is MS to incorporate touch into it's OS?

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