40 posts • joined 27 Jun 2007
Android is NOT the OS that most geeks think it is. It's very very old in design, heck even uses a large number of 20 year old Microsoft patented software designs, for which MS gets a LOT of money for. It's not 100% ready out of the "box" for any device, so it's not free by any measure. Heck, even Samsung is giving up 50% of their development resources to Android to make it work on their devices. That's a lot of time and money to a "free" os... Plus, due to it's aged design, it's a safe haven for virus writers. Android is neat, but far from good. Very far from good. The safety of my info is not worth it's ancient open architecture.
"But that is not for 'serious business'"
Yet, "serious business" use iPad all the time. WIndows RT blows away the iPad for serious business. You make a terrible point.
Re: My atari was broken
Those were pathetically easy to fix. You weren't a real computer user unless you knew how to fix them.
I never understood why the Commodore was so popular. It really was one of the worst of all these computers, and I've owned almost all of them. My favorite was never even on this chart, the Atari 1200xl. SO much more capable than the Commodore it wasn't even funny. Commodore only became good after Trammel left Atari and made the Commodore Amiga.
iOS is more polished than Android. You'd have to use both to know, and most folks don't.
This and many other reasons...
This and many other similar reasons are why I stay clear of Linux. It's a total mess of an OS from top to bottom.
Close but not quite
Great idea for servers, lightweight servers that is. Except that it has no ECC. Without ECC on memory I'd never run mission critical stuff on it.
If it were Apple...
Thank God it ain't Apple in this situation or we'd only get months of denile rather than a real fix.
I tried to make sense of this article. If this guy thinks he can run a company the size of Microsoft, then why's he just writing a bitch column?
Apple Store's Stink
I've been in an Apple store 3 times. All 3 times have been big dissapointments. I seriously don't see how these excuses for retail help Apple in any way.
PC's are not dying...
The PC market is just not growing like it used to. Millions of PC are sold each month still, and continue to sell. But if it's not double digit growth, then the investors call it dead. Stupid greedy investor types...
And, Nate, no, Apple did not invent the Ultrabook. Much less 99% of everything else they claim.
Yes, W3C is slow. And what's wrong with that? Seriously. I think the split is more due to over-zealous personalities rather than anything concrete. This kind of action leads to "non-standards" rather than standards. I hope someone beats the **** out of both these groups.
Linux was, is and remains a toy.
...for desktop use. Linux is best suited for small task computing. And works fantastic in that role. Those who don't need or want much out of a computer will use it, same goes for Mac users.
All of this "my iPad does all this..." posts don't seem to get that a well built sub $500 laptop will do all those things too, and so much more with 10 times the power. Consider this though...
Windows 8 is due out this year. By the 12 month mark most laptops will also have touch screen abilities, and be priced starting under the price of an iPad. So, then you'll have the ease and portability, touch screen, full Windows experience and battery life. iPad will die...
This article is 100% opinion. 0% fact. Keep that in mind.
"You clearly aren't a regular reader of this site"
...and from reading this article, that'd make you a looser. This site ain't worth reading often.
Is it really a fight? Why do these idiot reporters think that any product on the market is a fight?
Isn't this the hardware side of Reg? Why a software review here?
And, anyway, Molyneux seems to think that "busy" is the same as "depth" nowdays. Sad.
Chrome like? How?
Wow, you guys need to look a little closer next time.
Java should die...
I'm no Apple fan, but Java definately should die. I've supported various Java platforms for years, and quite frankly, I'm tired of it. There are so many other coding methods that are much more modern and much more cleaner than Java, it's amazing that it's stuck around so long. Of course, as long as BlackBerry's are around, Java will live. Talk about an outdated dinosaur of a platform! All the new BBs are nothing but lipstick on a pig.
Die Java Die!
Java is bad. always has been.
Java is bad. period. It's had it day many many days ago. And, no Java has not improved to a point that it even comes close to more modern languages. Unless you lay off the Java pipe and look around, you just won't see anything different. And, trust me, it's different. Sooooo much different.
You've got it all wrong...
Banking and Shopping on the internet has moved far away from Java due to PCI Compliance requirements. Java was not secure enough for these requirements. There are some very poor or old web sites that still use a little Java code, simply because they can't or don't know how to update it. But those are extremely rare. Most secure transactions occur through server side code of many more modern languages like C# or compiled server code.
What a sack of lies...
First, there's a LOT more than Facebook you can put on the tiles on a WM7 phone. Second, just like you need a Google account for Android, an iTunes account for an iPhone, you'll need a Live account to use a WM7 phone. You DON'T need an Xbox for a Live account. Gees!
That's not much...
45 Million? Considering HP or Dell sell billions of computers a year, 45 million is not enough to cause a real dent.
And, DZ-Jay, get a clue. Not everyone fits the same mold. A 7", heck even a 12" screen if added to the selection will sell. Just because it doesn't fit you doesn't mean it's worthless.
I'm not churning...
I'll stick with AT&T thank you very much. My sister uses Verizon, and I seriously don't want those issues she deals with. Plus, a quick calculation shows that an iPhone on Verizon would cost more anyway.
AT&T has done well for me for over 2 decades. I've no reason to switch now or ever.
Both the user and Apple in this case will get their just deserves. Apples are ANYTHING BUT secure. They are pure swiss cheese in fact. Apple sells their hardware on the premise that it is perfectly secure. It's not.
No good support is cheap...
Far too many people think that business computing is free. It's not. No matter how you mix it you have to pay to play.
Too bad the Verizon version won't be able to talk and web at the same time. That'll probably kill any likely hood of cellular Face Time. I can't wait to hear all the Verizon complaints once they get the iPhone. I'll stick with AT&T, they do good by me. Too many people are easily sheeped into "the other side of the fence"
Close, but no cigar
The iPad will always remain a perephrial device, that is as long as it requires the tether to a normal computer just to use the first time, and for any upgrades (which happen a lot!)
While powerful, it's anything but autonomous. Therefore, not a real computer.
Personally, I have to wonder if the dropped bar videos from Apple are false in some way. Remember, they spent $100 million on "labs" to test phones. They could easily create a video that shows dropped bars, when it may never had happened in reality.
Apple keeps customer supply low on purpose.
Apple, the experts at marketing spin, keep the supply of products just at the edge of what demand is in order to keep "our supply is running out!" stories alive.
If you believe they really can't keep up, you are a sucker acording to J.P. Barnum.
famousringo, you are incorrect in your assumption of machine quantity to output. Apple does not buy machines to build product. They contract all builds out to 3rd parties. Apple only orders X number of product. It's up to the 3rd party to decide how to create output and how to do production. If Apple wanted to make more than enough product, they could order it. There's plenty of 3rd party manufactures to meet Apple demand any day.
The output is purely governed by Apple's orders. They are kept low in order to get press on "selling out". This makes them look good artificially.
Humans are pre-programmed for fighting each other. Some are lucky and get over it, but not many. Sad for them and us.
I confirmed this too...
I also confirmed with my iPhone 4 this problem does exsist. However, I fixed it with the Apple Bumper accessory. I think Apple should included Bumpers at no cost (and reimburse those who have paid for the Bumpers). The phone looks better with the bumper IMHO anyway.
It's too bad Apple chose form over function on this pass of the iPhone. Apple will always be about themselves, and never about the consumer.
Toyota is still the same...
Toyota still remains the same lying arrogant company they always have been. They've been sued in just about every country in the World for holding back safety fixes and reports. They will never change. Mark my words.
Apple is only a close second to this. They spin the marketing to gain public favor so hard, it churns more than just heads. It churns bellies too. Bellies of those smart enough to see through the B.S.
Both companies make good equipment, most of the time. But the World would be a far better place without their PR spin trying to save face everytime something tilts ever so slightly. That are blatant lies. Fail on epic porportions.
Um, that "lossy effect" is called attenuation by the engineers...
Great idea, not so great service
I've used Google Voice for a long time now. Love the service. However, I don't love the transcription ability. It stinks. I never get a message properly transcribed. They all come through with errors and even illegible at times.
Gee, William, read the Apple Zealots rantings much?
Top of its game? You've got to be kidding. Who other than the "Apple is the diety" crowd would share your thoughts that The Register is losing its cool?
Apple is losing at the game. They buck standards to a point that everyone loses. Apple doesn't care that anyone is upset, and customers be damned. Steve doesn't sleep anyway.
We all know that most all iPad owners are in fact missing the Flash ability in using their devices ever day. And I'm sure even your Grannie would hate it if she couldn't visit all the web sites that she is used to visiting. She's probably learning that Apple's walled garden is a mean and disrespectful place of its customers.
Apple's answer is a failure. A failure on the level of a global scale. Their stock's over value is going to tank very soon, and soon even Apple's investors will feel the sting of Steve's bad temper and bad business choices. The Apple zealots will have a feild day, and in the end they will eventually be eating crow. They'll have to learn that they can't say "I'm better than anyone who doesn't own Apple products."
NOT THAT MUCH BANDWIDTH BEING USED!!!
First, please remember that cellular data is the cheapest data on the planet. Because of the lack of the 'last mile copper' this data is super cheap to provide.
Second, there is NOT that much data being used. The average iPhone user consumes barely 1/2 of a gigabyte of data per month. That's NOTHING! A home PC can eat up 20 gig easily with all that can be done. A full 5 of that gig is consumed in updates and patches alone in some months.
AT&T is pure greedy.
How about the "caller ID" idea?
I still like the idea of the caller ID for e-mail or SPF records. Only registered e-mail servers can be accepted as legit, all others are spam no matter what. Only this would require than any and all legit e-mail servers be registered. That seems like a small task compared to the larger blocking spam task, but yet few e-mail admins bother doing this. Does your e-mail server do this? If not ask why. It DOES make a difference.
I guess no other PC's in the World are left on?
Only PC's in the US are left on overnight? Riiiiiight. Extremists are so pathetic.
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