73 posts • joined 30 Aug 2012
Re: Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?
The day after Windows Update. (sure to send chills to the spine of every sysadmin)
ummm wait what?
Well that seems a good idea...take an app where people can do two things relatively ok and then make them download another app, for the sole purpose of removing them from the place where you generate your advertising revenue....
Hmmm.......I might be being stupid, but this just seems another reason to stop using facebook...i rarely use it for anything other than to chat to maybe 2 or 3 friends...thats it, it's all just baby bullshit and other things.
Re: "free" OSX - what are we smoking today?
Wow, Ross..you need to chill out a bit before you have some sort of aneurism... however if it helps -
OS X is free, if you either bought a mac at any point in the last 4 years, or spent a whole £20 to update to snow leopard at any point in the last 4 years, then it is free, and will continue to be free in the future.
For a mac older than 4 years, i would say that I'd hardly begrudge £20 for an OS upgrade, when you look at the cost of either Win 7 or Win 8 (£154 and £90 respectively..for non oem home prem/standard versions)
Anyway, you go take a little lie down now before your blood pressure starts to affect seismometers in your local vicinity.
hmmmm...polishing a turd..
have to say it does look a little like a windows 8.1 desktop background.
Pretty sure you can build a fairly decent mobile phone jammer from a selection of parts from Maplins....
All you need to do is transmit absolute junk over the bands. Ok so prison officers can't make mobile calls in the surrounding area...but who cares.
I know at least one machine is on ie11 :-/ really hope the outlook plugin isn't affected
Brilliant return to work present after my hols.
Re: Google translate....
try running your business on it....far more annoying than the ads
really hoping 2013 fixes our issues
Don't forget that sony made the 0.4 statement the day before release though! So....
Well worth paying £440 for that game....oh wait....
Seriously i'm not even enthused about COD: Ghosts at this point, and i genuinely think my days of console gaming are over.
My friends will soldier on, but there are definitely better things to be doing these days probably.
..awaits the It's NOT £440 crowd....well no technically it isn't, but once you've bought COD, and PSN+ for online play, it kind of is.
Lol, you sound as butthurt as these guys over at gamespot
I'm sure the failure rate isn't that bad in truth, but oh my, how I shall laugh at my friends should it be proved to be true.
Re: I suppose...
Well i suppose it's like when you split up with a girl, because she absolutely does your nut in...and yet a few months later you have a hankering to go back....having forgotten the nightmare that is dealing with Windows on a daily basis.
But I do smell the faint whiff of BS in your story.
Re: CD support is an issue? Really??
Pop quiz hotshot....I'm in my living room with one tv, one 6.1 surround system,a ps4 and a copy of FIFA
I want to listen to my music from my pc upstairs, WHILST playing FIFA....
What do I do? Supposing I don't want to listen to Geoff Shreeves, Martin Tyler and Alan smith? Hmm....
Is that a really outlandish request? (Feel free to replace fifa with pretty much any game) mind you I know you playstation users have never had that option due to the feeble amount of memory handed over with your console...where as xbox owners have had that ability since the launch of the original xbox...but honestly, not playing mp3s is literally taking the Piss
Re: 'There are also unknown unknowns' - The Cloud
Sir Humphrey and Bernard from Yes PM wasn't it? ;)
Yeah...about that...the 2nd gen, looks worse than the first gen
No you see thats the point, they aren't taking them for idiots...they are pricing according to demand.
I would guess that well over 80% of the market could not give a rats arse about how much storage the tablet has. I don't use the entirety of a 16gb iPad...if you need 64gb, then thats your prerogative, but with streaming from iTunes with homesharing, and the ability to hold enough music and movies for 2 flights and a week on a sun lounger with headphones on...I really don't see the issue.
As for the auntie not wanting to buy him something thats cheaper, well thats her stipulation...she knows her iPad works, and she also knows that Nick very rarely buys anything that 'just works' it's fiddle with this, fiddle with that...
What a load of bluster from Canalys....when world and dog has stopped buying iPads, and next year Tim Cook announces that they've only sold 171million iPads, i might believe him.
But right now, if people want a tablet that they know that works, they buy Apple. Even my stubborn mate who refuses to buy the best, and always goes for the underdog (leading him to buy a Samsung S3) has been offered one for christmas by his auntie...but her stipulation is "it has to be an iPad" and even he is thinking of taking the offer.
So basically, non story...
It shouldn't take that long to load an app, when the image viewer in Win 7 was also damn near instant though...
The one thing I want to know is how metro apps can be so incredulously slow and shit at the same time.
For instance I'm running win 8 in a Vm on my MacBook. I have a JPEG of approximately 500k...double click it in OS X and preview loads instantly.....
Double click it in win 8 I get the metro image splash screen and then the dots of despair move across the screen for anywhere between 5 and 10 seconds...before I get to see the pic. WTF?
How can it take that long to load a picture?
Seems a good fit to me! I'm happy, a damn sight better than that Browett twat, who's inflicted misery on every poor sod ever to step into a currys/pc world.
Re: What's next?
We can't be far off them allowing the phone to install a rootkit on any PC it's hooked up to.
Sorry to back everyone else up here....but yeah, the cars they use to produce the spec figures for cars are whats known as 'blueprinted', which means not only are they all leaned out on the test, but the engine in that car is designed exactly to spec, and all tolerances are much finer than they are in the production car.
Oh good.....more MS cloud based stuff...a cloud so robust, it's currently taken Dynamics offline for the afternoon....cloud based CRM "always up"....hmmm tell that to the guys that are unable to work this afternoon as a result.
Protip for MS...if you are going to have a iPad vs Surface comparison page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/compare#T1=microsoft-surface-rt
It's probably not a good idea for the first half of the page to show every way in which the iPad kicks the surfaces arse..
This offer has made me lol!
Is it just me?
Or does Ballmer look like he's died a bit inside in this vid with Rory kettle lead Jones this morning?
security advantages? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...
oh wait your serious aren't you......
LET ME LAUGH EVEN LOUDER!!!
That all the worlds got?
Seriously...if thats all you can throw at iOS, - icons that don't appeal to everyone....then it's hardly a disaster.
I'm pretty chuffed with the look to be honest..and the icons will undoubtedly get tweaked a bit between now and release.
But hey it's the snarky interweb, so it's par for the course.
If he was using Dynamics, I can understand why....
System Restore? A leap forwards or backwards?
Now i've performed a system restore, to push the registry back on windows 7 many times, when something iffy has gone wrong..and it's taken at maximum about 15-20 minutes...
One of my friends has just performed the procedure on Windows 8....and 4 hours later it's still going..and apparently this is 'normal'
Ha! and he wonders why we all have Macbooks at home!
Remind me again, when was the last time you bought any product, other than Windows 8, that you had to fix 3 things on?
Did you have to resolder the remote control for your TV set when you took it out of the box?
Screw on the handles to the last set of saucepans you purchased?
Did I have to change anything to get OS X to work as expected when I installed it last time...
No....so how can you say that the shipping product is fine?
Re: @ MattEvanC3 Bunch of nancies
Yet...oddly out of the 6 Lenovo laptops, all of the same spec...this issue has ONLY cropped up in 8....
What say you to that sir?
Re: @ MattEvanC3 Bunch of nancies
Seriously do you realise what you sound like.....
I'm 3 weeks in to actually giving Windows 8, a proper workout to test suitability moving forward. (And to shut up our guy in charge of tech)
Everything is taking longer...than it ever did in Win 7...and it's all very good with people saying "oh you only have to reset all the default file associations" DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY FILE TYPES there are that you use without even REALISING IT....
If i've got to set them up on every single persons machine across the business it will drive me nuts. All for no reason.
I've got one person thats the official company test user and is working out in the field with it every day, after a little over a month, she's just about hitting the 'wanting to dropkick her laptop out of the window stage', I thought i'd fixed her wifi issues...but it turns out that you have to change your power management settings to prevent it from disconnecting the wifi every 30 minutes! I mean who in the name of christ thought that would be a GOOD IDEA....
If people send a link from sharepoint, it now has to fire up IE before asking you what you want to do with it, open it or download it (not an issue with win 7...Word just fires up straights away and loads it up)
It's just a complete mess, and I really don't want to deploy it...to the point that i will probably circumvent the tech directors orders and buy Win 7 machines, instead of Win 8 for as long as i possibly can..even if it risks getting me fired.
The sooner this whole embarassment disappears the better!
Re: It can't get any worse...
Tim, I suspect it's the exact same piece of software, just on general release...
I genuinely don't get how something can be so flawed as an experience...my users want to use the computer like they always have, browsing like they used to browse the network share.
They don't want to be going into web interfaces to get at a file they want to print...it's just absolutely stupid.. we have no use for any of sharepoints other functionaility...it's there to store documents..thats all we want it to do! It's just absolutely crazy.
A completely typical Sharepoint Experience.
Isn't there some sort of Trading Standards Act, that would allow me to claim the last 18 months O365 fees back for our company...because i'm sorry but a large percentage of this MS software does NOT do what it says on the tin....
Hell just yesterday I discovered a shit storm had been unleashed because the box in Dynamics labelled 'Search inactive contacts', does not search inactive contacts...it searches active contacts...
Oh wait no...it's still utterly shit...
"we cannot sync this library because it is too large"
Well thanks microsoft, thanks a fucking bunch.
Downloading it now...
Hopefully it's not just another rehash of Groove/Workspace because that was shit...
All I want for our employees, is something that is as simple to use as dropbox, and that doesn't keep forgetting what sharepoint sites you have access to.
Re: Yeah, but ...
I agree with you I'm afraid, we've just issued iPad's to our guys that go out and sell...
Reason: It'll work, and it does what we need it to do on the road, which is e-mail, Dynamics, A Powerpoint repository we can control remotely, Office web Apps...it's pretty much the tool for the job..and everyone loves the iPad, so there is no need to retrain them with the finickety bits of Win 8...also I dont' have to continually battle with sharepoint.
To those of you....
...that say, yes but it can run CAD, Photoshop, Avid...well yes it can, minor issue however
It only has a poxy 11inch screen....so actually it's next to useless, anyway! Oh and those apps aren't suited to touch either.
Of course if you carry an 27" monitor around with you all the time it's fine, but then that kind of defeats the point...so here's the real question...
Why would you spend £899 on something when you get spend half that get a better specced machine that doesn't throttle down the CPU after 30 minutes running at full whack for half that price?
At least Lenovo are listening
Well...last two pc's i bought for the company were Lenovo's with Windows 8 on them...we have a new starter next week..and thank god ebuyer have got the previous machine with Win 7 back in stock again! I guess it's a good thing that MS have slightly relented...although we aren't getting the start menu back...just the ability to boot to desktop.
I do find it totally odd, that in my entire 15 years of using PC's, this is the first time ever I've wanted to go backwards, rather than forwards..on any sort of machine, be it Mac or PC, and if thats the case then MS have failed, and failed to provide a reason to go to them anymore.
I'm now really confused...
Reg...have you employed Eadon, and got him to start writing articles about Apple? If we could return to bitching about Windows 8 and Surface that would be awesome....right now it feels like the pimply nerd is hurling abuse, based on really..the slimmest of arguments.
You havent been round very long have you?
I remember the days when you could go for weeks if not months, without mac rumour sites posting new stories...because secrecy was so high...the whole point is that apple is truly sizzling when we hear nothing!
Bleeding is something of an overstatement
Any new market that's created relys on early adopters spending a lot of cash for the best thing available...
Then when cheaper alternatives arrive and the market expands then the poorer people buy the cheaper alternatives....as for market cap, well that's always inevitable it's peaks and troughs..
As for WWDC 2013? I for one can't wait to see what Ive has done with ios...and it would be awesome to see 'one more thing' to make a return
Just for finding a working GX4000 the guy deserves some sort of medal!
Almost certainly... Ill be the first to admit im no life long sysadmin But isn't the whole point of 365 to remove the need for people that have been using powers hell since they were in the womb?
But well done for taking the superior smug attitude
This..I became general network and IT overseer in our SME, When we switched to 365, since they started rolling out 2013, mashed it with dynamics and futzed hotmail into outlook, and sharepoint into skydrive
My workload has gone into orbit. Literally I'm thinking about quitting and doing something else. It's painful. sharepoint and WebDAV are so flakey it's stupid, I don't get group emails when the boss sends them, outlook problems are blamed on dynamics and vice versa, I've had support requests closed without permission THREE TIMES. Office 2013 hasn't deployed yet and I genuinely hope it never does...and they've just opened up the support hotline to Wipro in India... having pro anywhere in their name is quite frankly offensive and if they were located in Britain they could quite easily be done under the trades descriptions act.
I do see its appeal to the bean counters don't get me wrong...but it's all so bloody infuriating, this is where ms have to go but they are cheaping out on the cost to do it properly and it's just maddening
Sorry to sound like Eadon.
Re: well hold on there pardner...
we've said it once, we'll say it a million times...
How many 'average' users do you know, that know start menu keyboard shortcuts...
hell i'm a techy, and wasn't really aware of them until the consumer preview of Win 8...BECAUSE I'VE NEVER EVER EVER NEEDED THEM
If you have to revert back to using the keyboard...how is that advancement?
I dont think it is purely cloud because the theatre had no inter web connection...
Might i interject?
Keeping things in perspective, firstly why downvote Eadon? What does it achieve?
Secondly, ok you can't replace server side solutions with iOS or Android, but the sentiment of the statement still stands for channel and resellers by the looks of things. It strikes me that Eadon is partially right...either MS are genuinely trying to sabotage themselves, or they're trying to do an Apple...and go directly to the consumer, be that in the enterprise or personal space.
It only needs someone to come along with a viable cheaper alternative, and the majority of the channel will be happy to push the software that does the job and gives them a bigger margin....than selling MS software. This will hurt MS as they start to lose their grip in the 'post-pc world' (sorry i'll brb just got to go and be sick in a bucket after using such a clichéd marketing phrase)
I mean over the last 18 months, i've dealt with several people from BT to other tech supplier, and every single one has asked 'do you have office 365', why yes we do why? 'Well we could probably do it for you cheaper than what you're paying right now' With pitches like that, it seems that all the resellers are scrabbling for any sort of piece of the pie.
Yes i'm aware that 'no-one ever got fired for buying Microsoft', but you know what...the human race would never advance if it didn't take risks....and there are tools out there right now, that blow the absolute arse out of what MS can provide right now. A perfect example of this is Prezi... http://prezi.com , i'd never heard of it before yesterday...but my god it makes stupidly powerful presentations, extremely easily. As a result, literally overnight our company is abandoning powerpoint for this stuff, to create truly slick presentations for clients. (btw i'm not a prezi shill, it clearly still has a few issues, like crashing if you load two presentations simultaneously)
But my point stands, someone only needs to come around and do what MS currently do better, faster, cheaper and without being such utter bastards to the people that keep them alive, and thats it, it's the beginning of the end.
Remember, if you shit on people on the way up, then they're going to take a fairly hefty dump on you on the way back down
Still it's not appeared in my 365 sys admin web interface yet, it's still pissing out 2010 pro plus.
Btw yes, total rip off, i wish we'd just bought office 2010 outright...it would be so much cheaper...
You sure? It's the same length.....
/why yes my mum was prescribed thalydomide when she was pregnant, why do you ask?
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