577 posts • joined Thursday 17th January 2013 14:47 GMT
Re: Solid Servers
"While the stupid Metro start menu made it's way into the Server 2012 UI"
2012 doesn't have any UI by default and there is no need to install one. Use the Remote Admin tools if your PowerShell isn't good enough....
"that you are involved in Copyright Infringement"
Hosting torrent files doesn't infringe any copyright. What you could do with the torrent files might but that's not the same thing.
It is like arresting you for murder because you have a knife in your kitchen.....
Re: so wait
"Do remember that a Surface uses over 16GB for the OS!"
No it doesn't. It uses most of that space for a recovery partition and the hibernation file. Both of which can be removed if you really want to....
Re: Oh not this again
"THE. CREATOR. DOES. NOT. GET. PAID."
That still doesn't make it theft. They don't get paid any extra if I watch a movie round a friend's house either.
Re: What about fitness-for-purpose?
"it is a lifetime warranty"
The majority of claims are limited to 6 years under the Limitation Act 1980. This limit includes claims under contract law and for most torts (but not all).
Re: WET SPOT found on MARS
Did they have to roll it in flour?
"If the last 15 years are an anomaly"
The are likely due to natural ocean cycles. It is a near certainty that the respite is only temporary and average surface temperature will start climbing again:
The average ocean temperature is still increasing by the way - so there is still warming going on....
"all this global warming we aren't having"
It hasn't stopped - the oceans are still warming.....The ice is still melting, the sea is still rising...
Re: Standardised connector
" I recognise that they may quite legitimately have simply tried to improve on Micro USB."
They tried to improve the cash return over using Micro USB....
Re: Standardised connector
"\What we'll end up with is something with all the appeal and elegance of a SCART connector"
At least that was better than the American bodge of a dozen + RCA connectors to do the same thing...
"And most of the non-idiots can trace their direct lineage to Scotland or Ireland."
Ahh yes - all those prison ships full of the scum of the earth....It was a better model imo than letting them hang round London railway stations abusing passers by with a can of Super Tenants in hand....
Re: The dumb
"For my parents, it's Yahoo."
Wow - they must be really old....
Re: "Of those online holdouts, over a third said....
See here if not sure:
How is this completely uninteresting puff piece in anyway relevant news?
Re: Combi boilers v Old Boilers
Over 90% actually...
Re: What a waste of time and money
Do you live in Death Valley, or on Venus?
Re: About time for SIM to go
Starts at $799 PER SERVER ?! What planet are they on?
Re: Lost strategy
"Ok, Nokia are in the shit "
No, Nokia are now a profit making business with lots of cash and plenty of credit lines (and were forecast to head back into profit this quarter even if they hadn't sold their mobile business). Nokia have always leveraged their IP assets. For instance against Apple:
Re: Now we know...
"I can't see HTC being too enthusiastic about releasing many more WinPho models, that's for sure."
What has this got to do with Windows Phone? Nokia already sold their Windows Phone and mobile device business to Microsoft (subject to shareholder vote)...
Re: Now we know...
"the real reason why Microsoft is buying Nokia..."
Microsoft are NOT buying Nokia.
" "a bloated public sector"
If every one is complaining of massive cuts to services how can this be?"
Because Labour added ~800,000 public sector employees (mostly up North of course) in their last stint of wasting tax payers' money and subsidising freeloaders...Even with drastic cuts, it takes a while to reverse that kind of profligacy...
"A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zero) attack or threat is an attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application, meaning that the attack occurs on "day zero" of awareness of the vulnerability. This means that the developers have had zero days to address and patch the vulnerability"
Re: At this rate...
"Office is now losing market share to both QuickOffice and iWorks"
Clearly you would like to think so, but that simply isn't the case. Office is still growing revenue - especially via Office 365 which is growing rapidly:
Re: Birds of a feather
Hardly surprising the French security services are reverse engineering things. Anything to do with the French military always has historically gone much faster in reverse.....
"Ubuntu is always free"
If your time has no value....
Re: How does this help?
"Did you know that Ubuntu is much better supported than any of the Microsoft Windows iterations?"
Really? Can I still get standard enterprise support for a 13 year old Ubuntu version like I can for Windows XP?
Somehow, I doubt it...
Re: Optional @AC 12:35/13:07
"It is simply a work of fiction."
No - it is public knowledge that the estimated cost of the Munich project was $30 million MORE for Linux than Windows at the time the Linux bid was accepted.
It was never going to save money with such a vast gap, so suggestions that it did versus the Microsoft solution are ridiculous. The claimed cost savings are against their legacy stack, not what Microsoft had offered in parallel to the Linux choice....
Re: Optional @AC 12:35/13:07
"Here you are RICHTO, a few recent reminders to jog your memory"
Just for the record, most of those are not posted by me! The content is a pretty good summary of the Munich mess though.
As per the recent HP study, Munich would have saved €43.7 million if it had stuck with Microsoft....
Re: Nice idea, but...(perhaps try Win7 instead of XP??)
"I did a Server 2008 R2 install today. Installing the core OS took about 30 mins.
Then it took more than 2 hours to Download and install all the patches and then reboot umpteen times"
If you really need to run a 5 year old OS version, then why havn't you slipstreamed the updates into the installation image? It will probably take you no more time than patching once...
Re: About time!
Will considering Silverlight and .Net are installed on pretty much ever Windows PC, if those bugs were actually realistically exploitable (e.g. just visit a web page) then I would have expected to see exploits. But I havn't....which says to me that Java's security sucks a lot more...
"Apple will probably (finally) push proper security forward with fingerprints"
LOL, I think that use of that (at least ten years old) system will be short lived in mobile phone devices. I'm betting it won't be too long before an iPhone theft involves the use of a meat cleaver:
Re: even office documents have their own compression
"Sure. If you use the Office 2010 format."
Actually, Microsoft Office started using the "zip" archive format in 2003 for their Office Open XML .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc. files, which became the default file format with Microsoft Office 2007...
Re: simpler to move to FLOSS?
Citrix Xen Desktop?
Perhaps not the best example of Microsoft's uniqueness....
There are plenty of features that Microsoft does have that are a long way ahead of the competition though. A good example would be Dynamic Access Control....
It's a pretty good product too....
Yep - their advertising is terrible.
Re: But wait
I never said that.
My view is that Windows Phone will eventually take 2nd place. Blackberry are dying, and Apple are falling out of fashion.
Microsoft are the only vendor really offering a secure and manageable alternative stack to Blackberry for corporates with Windows Phone - I think they are likely to be the new Blackberry in that space....
That's the crappy US copy that uses Hershey's vomit flavoured 'chocolate'. The real KitKat site is here: http://www.kitkat.co.uk/content
Re: Use Play Store, don't use Unknown Sources
Not true - Malware has also been previously found in the Google Play Store apps....
Re: Patents & Nokia brand
The US isn't a globally significant mobile market though. It's small in comparison to say Europe with over 500 million mobile subscribers, and it's saturated.
Nokia used to be #1 phone manufacturer globally without even selling in the US....
Re: Swings and roundabouts....
"indeed, but then you aren't able to "go through every single line of code and validate it" with Microsoft,"
Yes you are:
Re: Who's Kim Kardashian?
Well she certainly has no shame. Reminds me of that Episode of Harry Enfield - when Waynetta Slob says "I want a black baby like all the other mothers on the estate".....
2 WP OS versions is hardly comparable to the hundreds of flavours of fragmented Android....
"Out of 149,078 currently live (active) content items that we are currently tracking in the Windows Phone 8 Store, 331 (0.24%) are not compatible with 512MB devices. When just looking at the games category, which has the highest proportion of incompatible content items, these figures are 65 out of 17,029 items (0.361%)
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