145 posts • joined Saturday 4th August 2007 11:43 GMT
Obligatory reply to the amusing comment about there only being a small number of Windows Phone users.
Re: Hmmmm . . .
"Including established user base"? What, like saying Sony has overtaken Panasonic in TV sales, but then complaining that there are way more Panasonic TV's out there in use so it's meaningless?
Re: good news about Microsoft?
What a ridiculous question - Of course I'm not a stockholder.
What I am; is an IT pro who's built his entire career on planning, deploying and supporting Microsoft technologies for the next part of 20 years - why the hell shouldn't I care about them?
What is wrong with people these days? Does no one actually have any *feelings* about these companies? They are the reason most of us have been able to pay our mortgages - you're damn right I care about them. I don't want them to fail - and frankly neither should you.
You know, yesterday; IDC came out and said Windows Phone is now "third" in the worldwide market share, having just overtaken Blackberry. And I smiled.
Yes ok, you could probably come up with many Eadon-related reasons why the "numbers are dodgy" or "you can't trust analysts to count sheep let alone figures"; but it was cheery news as far as I was concerned (I note El Reg hasn't bothered to mention that article either by the way, but correct me if I'm wrong).
There's not a lot of good news about Microsoft these days (hell, these *decades*) but now and then something is published that lifts my spirits.
And then I visit the Register, and it's all destroyed in 60 seconds.
Bravo chaps. Bravo.
Re: Windows 8 destroyed the PC>
No, it didn't, hasn't and won't.
Microsoft could have not bothered with Windows 8 and we'd be up to Windows 7 Service Pack 3 by now - it would have made no a single jot of difference:
People don't refresh their computers every year
Content consumption devices are plugging gaps in "need" for most, hence the rise of the tablet
Technology is moving from a capital expenditure model to a subscription based one - though admittedly not with Windows (yet).
Re: Colour me shocked
If Microsoft had released Windows 8, complete with Start button, Full (and only) Desktop and NO metro whatsoever they'd have been lampooned for not keeping up with technology - and PC shipments would STILL decline.
This has got nothing to do with Windows 8 - despite what Eadon might want everyone to think. MS could have done nothing for the past two years and kept releasing Windows 7 service packs and the numbers would be no different (in my opinion worse, but then, I like Windows 8).
Re: As ever ...
As long as you're also happy to accept that when Microsoft reports it's sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, you apply the same logic.
8 inch tablet running full Windows?
I'll take 5.
FM Radio will be enabled in the PR2.0 update, due shortly; along with double-tap the screen to unlock and a fixed clock display even when locked...among other things.
We tried debating with you all at a sensible level, but found that you simply "shouted" back at us in CAPS LOCK, ending your sentences with the word "FAIL".
It amuses me and depresses me in equal measure when I read the responses to articles on this site. I love technology, and I love Microsoft - and yes, they're not perfect, but they are a big player in our industry; what gets me down is the constant, endless, drowning-out of any reasonable analysis by the AC's, and yes, frankly, you Eadon.
I know you despise Microsoft - but I do read with amazement sometimes that you take the time to comment on nearly every article that has even the most vague connection with Microsoft. I find it disappointing, and to be honest; it makes me not bother wanting to come to this site anymore. Which I'd rather not do, because I do like the Register. I'm just so very, very tired of seeing the same old diatribe.
Re: Google is now occupying a stupidity niche
Awwww. Come on Eadon. Is that the best you can manage?
There's simply no way of escaping the fact that Google have produced a shiny slab of useless.
No delusions of "game playing" here, just a good old fashioned f**k up.
Re: Into Africa
Eadon, I think you'll find Bill Gates priorities in Africa also include his efforts to eradicate Polio and Malaria, and donate much if his entire fortune into AIDS research.
Believe it or not he might be part of the "evil" Microsoft, but he's still a human being trying to do some good.
Buy your way out of trouble
Sorry for a moment there I thought I'd stumbled across a story about Microsoft.
But no, it seems all that glitters in Mountain View is merely fools gold, as only a fool (and a French one at that) would not be able to see through this one.
Re: Really a problem for Google?
Google have created this monster - and now it's starting to run out of control. So the cancer has now spread to 80% of the market - "yippee".
Cut the tumour out, before it becomes inoperable.
Only on this site...
...could an article about Facebook's new "Graph Search" be turned into an "anti-Microsoft angle". If anyone should be worried, it's Google - let's not kid ourselves into thinking otherwise.
If Bing suggestions for "Restaurants near my friends" are presented below the Facebook results and people are clicking on those suggestions - then that's a result for Bing, it doesn't matter where the query originated.
Google on the other hand has to sit outside and look in through the Window (pun intended) - which at the moment, is taped-up with a bin liner.
Re: 15 million more androids
I can only assume Eadon, that you're not based in the UK. Unless there's a good reason you woke up at 6:35 in the morning just to come on here and deliver yet another tired anti-MS posting?
"Joke Alert" or not, you sir have issues.
They are delivering results - it says the tool takes 20 seconds to jailbreak it - it doesn't say it took 20 seconds for them to work out HOW to break it.
As usual from The Register, biting the hand that feeds IT...so long as it's not Google.
Oh for heaven's sake. I'm thoroughly sick and tired of this constant refusal to accept the blindingly obvious.
As I pretty much stated before Windows 8 launched, it will sell "in the millions".
Wait! What's this? It HAS sold in the millions! Colour me 'effing surprised. The media, nay, the vast majority of the MS bashers on here just don't want to accept it do they? They're happy in their Google-y world where everyone uses open source and Microsoft are about to go bankrupt. Reality check - Google may have the mobile and search space, but they've a long, LONG way to go before they are a credible threat to Microsoft's dominance on the desktop, and a lot of people out there need to accept that and get on with it.
Are there 60 million people out there actively using Windows 8? Probably not (though the figure won't be far behind that). Does Microsoft care? Of course not! They've made a sale - 60 million of them, and they will continue to make sales in their millions for the rest of this year and beyond! It's a cold hard fact that seem to have escaped the anti-MS brigade out there. Windows 8 is a SUCCESS - it's a success now, it will be a further success in the future; it is inescapable and inevitable.
There's nothing more that needs to be said.
Re: More than a B5 Ripoff
And don't forget a suicide.... the scene where a Vedek throws herself off he promenade and hangs herself is the single most shocking thing I'd ever seen in any Star Trek series - a clear sign that this was a show willing to take Gene's vision to the absolute limits, and then some.
Re: More than a B5 Ripoff
I was sick and tired of the constant DS9 / B5 comparison arguments back in the 90's - and I see nothing has changed.
Give it a rest for the love of the Prophets - they were both excellent shows.
You people are hilarious. If we take your ridiculous posturing to the extreme, let's have Microsoft release a patch that blocks access to all of Google's services from your computer.
That' almost 1 billion desktops, laptops and Servers out there who can't access Google.
What's that you say? Unfair?
Deal with it.
Re: personal experience
What "hack" would that be? The one where Windows Media Center can be obtained for FREE from Microsoft until January?
Oh my my my. How the commentards are out in force today.
But you know what? There's nothing biting here I'm afraid!
Microsoft have SOLD 40 millions Windows 8 licenses. They've not "shipped-40-million-and-we're-waiting-for-OEMs-to-sell-them-all-and-then-pay-us"... it's 40 million licenses IN THE BANK - and they're laughing all the way to it!
"I don't like Windows 8"
"I can't work out how to shut it down"
"I hate Metro blah blah BLAH".
Do you think Microsoft gives a flying f**k if a few Fandriods on this website don't know how to use it?
They're selling licenses at a faster rate than they did with Windows 7! You're predictions of doom are the only "fail" on here - and they're truly epic!
"It would boot faster than Win7 or Win8"
Re: "Microsoft actually writes fantastic software."
I see fantastically GOOD software written that allows me to get my work done, allows me to play games, listen to music, read books, browse the internet, edit my accounts, write my letters, send my emails...the list goes on. Do other operating systems offers this? Of course they do - but I don't want other operating systems. I want Windows, I've always had Windows, and I always will - as will many millions of others.
And if you're going to throw the "security" arguement in there you've clearly not been paying attention for the last 10 years - Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative pushed forward personal computing security not just for themselves and their customers, but also because it forced vendors and third parties to up their game too.
And as for roaring uptakes, I see Google has clearly learned lessons from the roaring uptake of Android - by packing it all with more buggy features, and standing by whilst their App store is littered with apps containing chinese root kits. Utter, utter, UTTER turd.
Re: Didnt Pre-ordered mine last night
The entry level iPad is £399 for a 16Gb version.
The entry level Surface is £399 for a 32Gb version.
Surely "dear" is relative is it not? If you've decided the iPad (in any form factor) is too expensive, then you need to go and get yourself a Nexus tablet, because the Surface was never going to come in at those prices.
Pass the tissues
I've picked the Disney ones for all your Fandroids to wank furiously over how much you all hate Microsoft and want anything they do to fail; because just like Cinderella, your wishes are pure and utter fantasy.
Enjoy your Nexus Pumpkins, wankers.
Re: Yes Microsoft does the EXACT same thing and gets a free pass.
Please, spare us your vaunted Google fandroid chatter.
If you think Google is being "upfront and honest" in pretty much anything it does you're one wireless router short of a StreetView data slurp.
So when Microsoft introduced application checking, user access control and anti-malware into it's Operating systems, the response was "why has it taken them so long?!!!!!11111!1"
But when Google do it it's called "improvements".
Go fuck yourself Google - your time will come, and you'll be assigned to the annuls of history like all the others.
Someone had better tell Kleenex to increase tissue shipments towards the end of October.
The amount of wanking the open-source shills are going to be doing whilst they work themselves up into a frenzy on how awful Windows 8 is could run a sperm bank for a century.
Re: What is the compelling reason to buy this then?
Select versions of Office 2013 will come bundled with Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 x86 tablets.
So potentially you won't have to pay for it at all - just the hardware it's running on.
There, that better?
It's simple, stupid.
What on earth is the point of this article? The thing isn't even out yet.
Future elReg article years from now:
"Windows App Store hits 25 Trillion - STILL NOT ENOUGH TO COMPETE WITH APPLE AND GOOGLE"
Having read many of your articles Andrew, I found myself agreeing with most of this one.
But as an aside - that "Notro" thing you do is starting to tire in the same way as the Mico$oft's of old. Give it up, please - you've already stated Microsoft are highly unlikely to move away from it any time soon - so how's about you just accept it and move on?
Re: Nokia need to put out Android phones
Nokia do not "need" to go to Android at all - where would that leave us all? With the exception of RIM, you'd have a market cotrolled by two companies - are you seriously suggesting that environment would be good for consumers? We should encourage choice, because that's the only way to get prices down for the consumer - not choosing "A or B" - but appreciating that there is a C and D out there that do the same things, in different ways.
The "Android way or the high way" attitude is totally self-defeating and will ultimately do nothing but grant Google a total monopoly over the market - precisely the thing most open-source advocates have groaned about Microsoft for the last 20 years - the hipocracy is stratospheric.
Re: Another Flop
Have you seen the size of the frigging lens on the back of the original PureView? Not exactly "pocket friendly" is it?
They're not going to slap the 41 mp beast on the back of a mainstream mass-market phone, and they never will. You want a high-quality photos? Go buy a DSLR.
But they wont put Android on it.
They'll never put Android on it.
Get over it.
Wait, aren't you the one who keeps wanting them the bring back David Tennant as "The Doctor"?
Oh do shut up.
Can anyone on here, with any certainty; defend the consumer position of getting value for money, against the following:
Assuming WP8 fails, along with Blackberry and "all the others" of little market share, how is a mobile industry controlled by only two companies (Apple and Google), offering two choices (iOS and Android), good for anyone but those two companies?
Are we really all perfectly happy with an industry that offers only TWO choices?
Would we be happy choosing between only a BMW and a Vauxhall?
Would we be happy choosing between only the BBC and ITV?
Would we be happy choosing between only Tesco and Aldi?
I fear greatly for a tech press and IT populace who do nothing but argue over whether the iPhone is better than the latest Andoid. We are paiting ourselves in to a very scary corner - the market needs choice, the more the better. I'm not even suggesting that Microsoft should be that third choice, but something else has to be allowed to succeed.
There's nothing wrong with having an opinion. But so many other people on this fucking website do enjoy crowing about it SO, SO MUCH.
The relentless, utterly fixated bile and hatred towards anything that has been touched by Microsoft on these forums has made me hate visiting this site, and I'll likely have to stop soon; as it's not doing my blood pressure any good. People seem to just post shit about Microsoft or one of their products for the fun of it - it's trolling, pure and simple.
Now clearly, if you have used it, tried it and diskliked it as a result - great! But why not simply dicsuss it? Why the poor tatse jokes, the insults, the pointless flaming? It is the single most irritating thing about this site and it spoils it.
Re: Life's too short
Do you perhaps think also, that life is "too short" for coming on to Tech websites and typing out an anti-MS rant?
Just a thought.
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