Same here - 1920x1200 on an HP Elitebook 8730w.
63 posts • joined 19 Dec 2012
At my company we put customer issues first. If that means stopping some/all mainline development until we figure out the issue, solve it and deliver a fix to the client so be it. Existing customers come first.
Your existing customer base will be loyal and give great support references which in my industry counts for a lot. They are also much more forgiving of other foibles in the product.
Seems MS needs to adjust their priorities.
(Speaking as a Lumia 920 owner)
Jeb Bush rap
Jeb Bush pushed a PST
Without no thought to privacy.
In a panic he did redact
A great big fail and that's a fact.
Look at the plus side....
... it reboots in a flash!!
Meanwhile Intel's price gouging continues.
Their prices are never reduced once a chip comes out. Been watching their price lists for a while now. Since AMD has become not quite so competitive Intel has pretty much owned the medium to high end and it shows. Not impressed.
Re: Fair play to them
Actually it only has one leg. ;-)
But yes the hardware is nice. Surface 3 I give an 8/10. Surface 4 should be a 9/10 with newer Intel 14nm CPUs and Windows 10.
Re: Low end will probably be dropped
From your mouth to....
I also have a 920 and would be seriously displeased if it was orphaned.
Why is nobody landing on this very close body, but instead focusing on a comet n-squintillion miles away?
Surely this must have some very interesting possibilities?
Re: THe problem with the FBI...
Yes the Americans don't mention that too much in their history lessons, heh.
Abort, retry, fail?
Using this on a 1920x1200 laptop...
For goodness sakes! The first article starts 2/3 way down the screen. Did ANYONE test this site for regular HD screen size usage? Copious usage/waste of white space, etc...
Thing is, this isn't a social media site. The same rules about large amounts of white space and "prettiness" don't apply here. We don't have users with grade 5 reading comprehension that need all the help they can get navigating the site.
Who is your target audience? Why do they come to this site?
It's great that the site layout is being tinkered with. Go for it. Maybe in future pilot as a beta site before giving us all heart attacks? ;-)
Thanks for listening.
Re: Come to Vancouver
Tofino - if you want somewhere gorgeous to unwind that's the place. It's worth the drive.
Try to make it there are least once a year...
Oh dear this looks like fail on so many levels.
Powershell 5 and W7 / Svr2K8r2
It doesn't look like Powershell 5 will be backported to Windows 7 or Server 2008/R2? Drat.
Re: Backward compatibility to 7
I am 1000% in agreement and have mentioned this in a different thread.
Windows store will continue to be DOA until we can develop universal apps for W7. An SP2 update will do that nicely. Come on MS, what are you waiting for? It's so "bleedin' obvious".
Burg vs. Borg
Get the popcorn...
Re: Can I...
I would expect that to be an option - either by simply unpinning them from the start menu and/or via a global start menu setting.
I would like the option to put live tiles on the desktop.
OK, it looks like the rush-job that was Windows 8 has finally been beaten into something that is usable. My first suggestion for W10 is to allow live tiles on the desktop.
The Universal Application API also sounds good. I assume this is only for W10, but if the hints of free upgrades from 8.x to 10 are true then that's good news.
As a developer the big, huge bonus would be for MS to back-port that universal API to Windows 7 and make that part of Windows 7 SP2. Some of my clients are only going to be completely rid of XP in the next few months (and installing Windows 7).
Our product(s) are targeting Windows 7 (and Server 2K8/R2) as a minimum requirement. That means Win32/.Net which is supported on 7/8.x/10.
Unfortunately we can't migrate to U-API since we must support Windows 7.
What are the chances of U-API being back-ported? Probably nil. This will be MS's final hurdle to clear - the humongous installed base of W7. I suggest that until they "get it" and backport U-API to W7 their app store will continue to flounder.
This is not Captain Obvious
Windows 2015 - make it consistent with the server naming.
Seems an obvious option...
Shades of Home Depot!
That screen shot looks very, very similar to the self-checkout machines at Home Depot.
Which company is providing the software?
Try talcum powder - really!
Evil pill kills tills, HD wills ill to shills.
Re: "Scotland would probably ally with France"
I was just going to suggest a Canadian alliance. Makes sense to me. :)
Re: Can't wait to see COBOL syntax highlighting in KDE's Kate text editor
You would probably be interested in the fact that the MF COBOL has Eclipse integration as well as Visual Studio.
It's going off the tracks...
Crank's tank bank bid shoots blanks thanks to skanky wanks.
Starting to sound like a fire sale to me...
Sounds like a case of pre-ejeculation to me...
Re: Misuse over Misuse
Some sort of African way to sniff out security issues?
So we are being told we need an anti-virus anti-virus?
>> Google Play has no approval process, so tests like this can't be part of it. :)
Well, that's scary! One more reason to avoid an Android phone.
Sounds like the Google Play Store should do this same type of testing prior to approval.
Just couldn't resist...
Courtesy of AC/DC's "Shake a Leg" lyrics, with some tweaks:
Keepin' outta trouble with eyes in the back of my face
Kickin' ass in economy class and they tell me I'm a damn disgrace
They tell me what they think but they stink and I really don't care
Got a mind of my own move on get outta my hair
Shake a leg shake your head
Shake a leg wake the dead
Shake a leg get stuck in
Shake a leg shake a leg
Until there is a good selection of 4K content, why bother?
Reminds me of ....
Watching the vid was rather spooky.
Is Intel getting into the bitcoin mining business?
Well I think this idea is just... well..... er pants!
Of course if anything goes wrong, its "buyer, buyer pants on fire!!"....
Re: Oh, how the mighty have fallen
They're just turning over a new leaf
Sorry, couldn't resist.
The cynic would think the hire could simply be part of a strategy to slow down Nokia's development as much as boosting anything at Apple.
Product name suggestions
- Surface X 2014 R2 V1.0 Limited Personal Edition Metallic Grey
- Surface Pad
- Surface Mini (if that's it I will laugh)
- Surface 3
- Surface Light
I particularly enjoyed the "whooshing" sound of the Calcium ions in the video.
Intel price list says "no"
For the last few years Intel has not been competitive on their chip prices.
Years back when AMD came out with new chips Intel would start to reduce prices. Pretty much every Intel price list revision would show decreases in quite a few areas. These days a price reduction on any chip is an unlikely occurrence.
It would be interesting to see some sort of geographical or national breakdown.
Pops likes it
Just picked up a new ASUS minitower for my dad to replace his old creaking XP box.
Nice machine on sale for $369. 6GB memory, 1TB disk, zippy AMD A8-6500. Came with Windows 8. Upgraded it to 8.1, set dad up with an outlook.com account which gives him online email synced with Windows 8's mail application (replaces old Outlook Express).
Automatically recognized his new Samsung laser printer no problem when plugged in first time. He likes the fact that printing works the same now in all Metro apps (from charms). Now does a nice print preview as well which is a nice touch.
After about an hour dad had it all figured out and thought it was pretty cool. Big smile on his face. He likes the metro UI with the bigger icons and the single-click requirement. Yes he actually liked it, and liked it using a mouse. All the basic apps included such as weather, news and stocks aren't too bad at all, especially for a non-power-user.
So based on my one-person conversion experience for a typical web-browsing and emailing use-case 8.1 seems to work quite well.
Re: Hey El Reg, here's a better source of some of those tasty Twitted comments
And of course the inevitable follow-up.... #Snarknado
I don't think the product managers realized what they were asking for when they demanded a bullet-proof design!
Well obviously for large computational loads
They are looking for improved floating-point performance.
I'll get my raincoat...
They are following Microsoft's lead again
Microsoft's newest tablets are shipping with office built in. For example the newest Dell Windows 8.1 Pro machine (Venue 8 Pro) comes with Office Home and Student pre-installed. For $299 and up that is a heck of a deal!
Apple is starting to feel the pinch more and more!
Had a good laugh - the googleads inserted item was for a movie:
They See Your Every Move
In theatres August 28