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Very good piece.
Re: Ballmer's MIcrosoft legacy...
Most successful people only have one good idea, and it usually only succeeds by accident.
I don't think you can criticize people for that.
Re: One inconvenient design flaw...
Dare I say, it's got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one?
Wasn't this announced last week?
I definitely didn't forget anything about Dre. But I'm jolly impressed with your Dre based knowledge.
You get used to that after a while.
I like the shift into componentized systems generally though. Seems to make the whole world an easier place and I really need that right now. Just wish I could find someone to agree with me....
And yes, I know eggs in one basket etc. But again, you get used to that after a while.
writing for you
He's the best, you should sign him up at all costs.
I love a nice datacentre. And I very much like the ideas around power consumption, I've got some tough targets to hit.
Re: @Mephistro (Like? (@ Justicesays))
Or the silent 'w' in anchor.
Re: Why can't I register for this?
You don't really need to register, just add your email and it'll give you a reminder.
I'm not sure why everyone is downplaying this, it's good news - apart from the extra charge. 2FA should be standard.
Why do you keep getting stories so long after everyone else. This was on the BBC last night and in every newspaper this morning. I can see you have an office in London, so its not like you're not exposed to this.
Yes, a miserly effort
From O2, you'd think they'd know better.
I'm loving that, feeling all nostalgic now. Good work.
Re: Twin blades shave you better?
How does Bob Marley like his donuts?
With jam in.
I'm really looking forward to this. Well done.
I've got 10 of my team watching this, I hope it's good!
Re: 4.6 hours for heavy users
Comments like this are fine if you explain your creds for making them. Otherwise they're just noise.
Re: Race to the crappiest GUI
I too will second the salesforce comments, I'm told Dynamics is lovely but haven't got the time to explore.
Re: Shouldn't this be.......
You should watch it before criticising, I tend to find The Registers webcasts very useful, for either me or my staff.
I hope this is the first of many.
What is Rackspace going to look like....
In just 3yrs? They're clearly gunning to be some sort of supercharged service provider. But I'll be fascinated to see if they make it, where its aspirations take it and who might speculate a buy-out en route.
Re: what's swedish for bollocks ?
I don't think it's acceptable under any circumstances to thank Hale and Pace for anything.
Might I ask why Oracle declined to comment?
Typically bad headline. What is 'Virty'?
I'm pretty sure The Register used to do this years ago, top 5 comments as a headline. Then they moved them all off the page.
Nice to have them back in my view. A blast from the past, and a welcome one.
They all stink, but...
....it's good that Kaspersky actually responded to the article, in a timely fashion and, said sorry.
So many companies, and their miserable PR outfits, still think they live in the analogue world. Digital moves faster than most PRs can think, let alone respond.
The best headline...
I've ever read.
Jay-Z should do a guest appearance at your office to pat you on the back for that. Seriously.
Libre / Google
I know we're all techies of some level here, give or take, but I think it does a dis-service to our skill set, knowledge and experience to suggest Google and Libre are viable alternatives.
I know there are cases where they can be great and very useful, but they are edge cases - bubbles, islands, intra-company tools. And just not viable for supporting business and commerce on any scale.
Very good indeed
That was very interesting. It's nice to find out if and how Win 8 is being used.
I have reservations, like most people. It certainly looks and feels like a jumbled effort. But still, nice to get the word from the street - instead of the usual straight up trashing.
Re: Another day, another win 8 hater story on the reg
It hardly seems like a Win 8 'hater' story, as you incorrectly label it.
It seems to be a fairly serious opportunity to get some information on Windows 8 licensing. If it needs labeling beyond it's headline, as you seem to insist, that would be closer to a Win 8 'lover' story, surely.
Is this The Register?
Excellent work indeed. I shall continue to educate my, and other people's, staff with the wisdom you publish. I shan't rest till you 1Billion readers. Then the world may be a better place at last.
Re: Reg hack uses site to raise beef with BT?
You miserable ass.
It's clearly not attempting to escalate anything, it's relaying a story. That, in case you were unaware, is what the media does for its audiences. Try some TV later, you might spot some.
Do the right thing
Good to see Microsoft supporting the principles it touts.
Trevor, you write some nice stuff sometimes. But your comment handling is sometimes off target. This is one of those occasions. When you re-visit this page in a month or two, I feel sure you'll agree.
I think it might just be you, although I don't disagree with you as it happens. Mind, it starts getting clunky in that language when you're talking about Oracle or SAP implementations.
AltaVista Desktop search
I'm fairly sure they were the first to deliver a desktop search that was usable too. I relied on it for years, till it sank with the rest of its efforts.
Yahoo had it's moment of glory too. You could probably argue, well maybe, that it was ahead of its time with its API's. Shame it forgot about sharing it's innovations, like Amazon do nowadays, it could have been ahead of the pack.
Excellent Naughty by Nature reference
Well done Andrew. Not quite where I expected such a reference. But i for one was jolly pleased.
Re: @Mike Hock
You expect the highest standard from a commentor. Yet you, an apparently regular contributor, throws name calling into the mix. High standards indeed.
I fear you require a mirror Mr Pott.
WTF is the etiquette for a dropped phone call
I'm talking about when the network/phone lets you down, rather than your greasy palms.
The etiquette in my view is that the original caller calls back.
But so so so so often, both parties get caught in a loop - of vmail and engaged tones - as they both frantically attempt to redo the call.
How do we get some agreed etiquette and then have it adopted?
Re: Its "Application" not "App.", ETC
Sage words ranting man. But maybe a few too many to tackle. I'm gonna try another one...
Thanks Nelbert, that was both interesting and helpful.
I'm not a complainer of the fact that I have to point my remotes, incidentally, I was just amazed that it was still necessary.
Thanks again for your help, it's appreciated.
Surely, if we step back, we can see that the problem here is really quite simple:
- Regulation globally is ill equipped to contend with modern business practices. That was as true ten years ago when, I think, Soros said the world needed to get on top of this problem, as it is today.
So we're just getting caught up in the Government, and its media mouth pieces, posturing and distracting the public from the real economic problems by pointing at these 'unethical' firms, raping and pillaging their land.
I don't approve, but I think it's a sorry effort to complain since we opted into capitalism when we last voted.
In case you'd forgotten, capitalism isn't big on ethics. Look around.
It irks me to say it, but Balmer's right. iPhone is too expensive and Android is like the wlld west. The Surface is too expensive too. And I'm as yet unqualified to talk about Kludgeyness.
That said, if I were Bradley I wouldn't be criticising MS, or anyone else. HP more than any tech firm out there needs all of the allies it can get at the moment.
Re: What a load of crap.
Well, yawn, the example you give is not relevant. But if it was it would be perfect.
It does, "...mention(s) somewhere how much is free...2 , both in the article on Microsoft's site.
I'd appreciate the help
Looking forward to it
Re: Had a little giggle at our US reporters perspective.
Paul Kunert is British and based in the UK
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