1003 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007
Re: PROPER linux
Ubuntu are.... (or were) creating a TabletOS that could be installed on a select few Devices. How far along it it got I lost touch... Kinda makes me suspect that they deep-sixed the project. But, there are some Betas flying 'round the Net... Sadly nothing ever really worked in them though...
Thus why you...
a) Root it.... and
b) Install as generic as possible Android onto said Device.... Assuming that you don't like the Interface. (e.g. Samsung's latest TouchWiz...)
Re: Intel Android
How do you know they were "coded to call certain ARM only APIs"?
Well it doesn't take an Intel Engineer to work out that pretty much a good chunk of Devices (I'd dare estimate it 'round 99% of it), all use ARM Tech. Sure some of its likely proprietary over the standard design. But, AFAIK this is like the Second, possibly Third Android Device to host an Atom. The other Two being from Samsung. (i.e. Variations of the Tab 3.0)...
So it would make sense to think, and furthermore expect certain incompatibilities with a huge swath of Apps, that were very likely compiled to run on ARM, and NOT x86....
One thing bugs me about Intel Atom Chips living in a ARM World....
That of App comparability? The Numbers such as they are seem impressive.... But, what use is it to me when 99.99999% of everything was written and compiled on ARM, and Atom is simply a low-power x86 part?
Re: Well that explains...
If that's a European size, I understand why you posted anonymously...
OOHHHHH FEEL THE BURN!!!
Re: Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!
I must have missed the Word "Publish" somewhere along the way... I thought they had actually created it. Which was more or less my response at the time. However if they only just "published" this App to their "Store".... Then why were they (i.e. HP), sued over the name? Wouldn't have made more sense to go after the Author of the App in question? Seems to me going by that logic, that's how it should have worked. I can't really see Apple, or Google allowing themselves to fall foul in such a dispute. Then again, as has been stated they could afford to shed a few Apps, and not fell anything.
Sometimes you just have to get up, and say WTF?!
Really HP didn't already have enough work to do with fixing their crappy Printer Drivers... So they went ahead and, created an App for the iDoits™ with their iThings™. I knew that HP were basically just a bunch of dicks. But this takes the Biscuit!!
Re: What would be cool
As someone who had near full access to BSkyB for a time... Sans the Sports Channels. I can tell you now I still spent a good 90% on the plan 'old FreeSat Channels... (i.e. BBC, iTV, Channels 4 & 5). And, sadly (for them....), I can find pretty much anything, and everything with-in a few clicks inside XBMC. (e.g. TV Shows, and even the latest Film releases... Plus a small handful of US Stations from Pennsylvania... All free!). Sadly with the latest additions to the Fleet (Astra's 2 E & F @ 28°E), I'm no longer able to even enjoy these Channels as I had since they had started broadcasting in the clear ca~ 2005. This makes me a sad panda.... The Meds that are being constantly flogged over there in the States might have helped if I had access to them... Really I never really appreciated what "Commercial free TV" meant till I stated watching such streaming services such as "US TV Now" Which is basically an XBMC add-on.
Best part of being able to catch up on all these TV Shows is that all the Adds have already been nixed. In fact I dare say that this "Service" is soooo good that I've already canceled my Cable Provider, and have (or will have replaced my HTPC, with a small-ish Apple-TV styled), Android Box with which to continue enjoying this.
This site has seemingly purported from time to time that TV will one day be tied to the Net... I don't think that'll quite ever happpen in the States.... But, as for Europe.... I'm a firm believer now...
AMD, by being licensed to make x86 chips, has a unique advantage that other microprocessor makers do not; it can make chips that people want to buy, because they can be used to run Windows. Therefore, this ought to be something close to a license to print money.
Yes, Intel is much bigger, and so competing head-to-head with Intel is difficult, because Intel has the ability to make the best and most powerful CPUs that anyone can make, given the much larger amount of money it has to spend on the most advanced fabs. I'm surprised Intel isn't trying to pick up the loose change lying around by making better PowerPC chips than IBM and better SPARC chips than Oracle... or, at least, I would be if those markets were worth pursuing. As it is, Intel already has the Itanium to keep it busy.
>Implying that ARM isn't where the "action" of the future will be... Besides who the heck even use PPC these Days... Even Apple had to call time on it, and have since moved to Intel x86...
Re: The World (still) Needs AMD
It's hillarious how many dumb asses ended up with a Xbox, just because someone told them Sony needed competition in the gaming sector. It seems like some people are too stupid to see they are being played. "go buy an AMD64 chip", just to keep my Core 2 Duo's cheap....
And here I thought that Intel had ditched the C2D brand... 'Cause they lost some right(s), to the Core brand name, and so have switchd to the i(n) nomenclature since.
Re: I'm buying. They aren't selling
I think I like the idea of this... Replacing, the outdated PC, and its related innards. for something like a very low-power high performance Device about the size of a Mac-Mini would be very welcome 'round here. I know that x86 will never truly die, and that People want to do "real work", and they should be able to! But. In a world of ever expanding Electricity Bills I can forgo the Mad Miner Act... And, learn to live with something that I can use. Much like I do today, To just fart 'round on the Web, and to have access to Word, and Excel. As needed. Upon which note I'll probably be looking into LibraOffice soonish... Since MicroSoft also decided to kill off their only sensible version of that Software... Version 2003....
But, as long as such a device let me continue on with both my Mouse and Keyboard. I'd be a very happy camper. In fact I suspect this is where AMD, may well cut Intel off at the pass....
Considering the availability of weapons in the US and the regular ass-rodgering the public get I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more - unless I'm just ignorant of swathes of CEO's biting the bullet? (especially the banks/Fed reserve etc.)
I blame this on all those Xanax Commercials.... Christ there's not a single block of Add's airing over there right now, that hasn't got at least Three different Med's on offer... Each with possible Side-effects that seem worse then the "cure" they purport to cure...
One can only assume that the 'Merikans are all nicely sedated, and the "wack-jobs" you hear about from time-to-time... Are in fact the sane ones...
Re: Verizon can STFU & FOAD, Kthxbai.
What exactly was Verizion... (Formerly known as Bell Atlantic - e.g. The Mid-Atlantic Baby Bell), doing maintaining Copper in what was presumably Pacific-Telesis patch?
Re: In Soviet USA
Please explain further I fail to see your point.
Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley
Were all assassinated Republican Presidents.
The only Democrat President to be killed in Office (and, by coincidence the last), was:
John F. Kennedy.
So are you implying that the Republicans were killing their own? Or that the had suffered the greater losses on their side?!
Re: I just wonder
Assuming people are stupid enough to keep pushing it up... But, This is hardly worse then what Governments do by continuously inflating their Fiat Currencies. Thus making everyone wonder why that $10.00(USD) worth of Groceries last week, now suddenly costs then $18.00(USD) this week... Such "Governments" should do the world a favor and just collapse already!
Re: Perpetual money machine
Are Alienware even still a thing...? Assuming that they were. Is it still the same Alienware of the '90s. Or has it just become another trendy over-priced Badge?
Re: Every other edition...
The typing of program names is one of the things that vastly improved Windows 7. Windows 8 just continued that one.
It was something that I even installed additional software to be able to do in XP, as having to do everything via the mouse is massively inefficient.
While I do recall this being a much hyped-up thing when Windows 7 first hit the stage..... WHO THE F*** actually uses it? Unless they really are trying to find something.... Otherwise hidden, or lost on the HDD?
I mean I want to open Word... Start -> All Programs -> MicroSoft Office -> Word.... (lets call that ~4 Seconds of work).... As opposed to Start -> type word -> Click Word.... I saved what a whole Second... Perhaps 2 Seconds?! Whoopee-do! Life as they say may be short... But muscle memory is FOREVER!!
Re: Every other edition...
Its the typical Windows release.......meaning every other release is successful! Vista failed, Windows 7 successful, Windows 8 failed, Windows 9 Successful......etc.
Windows 7 was a success?! REALLY?! Since when exactly... Oh that's right since Microsoft finally killed off Windows XP, and now everyone's fighting to get aboard the Lifeboat a.k.a Windows 7.
About the best thing One might say about Windows 7 was that it was so thoroughly ignored. That is until recent times.
NOTE: I'm not knocking on or dissn' on Windows 7 it's my OS of choice right now. But, methinks your playin up Windows 7 a bit to much. If Windows 7 were the "Success" that you seemed to think it was. Then perhaps MicroSoft might have spared us with Windows 8.
As to Windows 9.... I have this uncanny felling that we've seen it already... And it was called ChromeOS. I pray for their sakes.... that I'm wrong on this count... Though I'm sure I'm not far off the mark with that thought. After which MicroSoft will have become noting more then a footnote in the "Information Age.", as the continue their transition into some-kind of Services Company, that will eventually get swallowed up by Larry Ellison's Outfit....
Mark my words... lol
You mean those above 35?
I guess I should have said those who had a memory of Windows95.... Then.
it will continue to frighten the elderly....
You mean those above 35?
Re: Who cares anymore??
I really don't give two hoots about this new start menu. Within 10 minutes of installing Win 8.1 I found StartIsBack and since installing it I've had the original Win 7 functionality without any Metro crap.
And you propose to shell out additional $$$ for a fix... Start is Back isn't free ya know! To fix a problem that MicroSoft didn't "know" it had?! If anything Start is Back looks a zillion times better then MicroSoft's "Solution"... But I have a better One....
Install Cinnamon Mint 17... And, it won't even cost ya a single Cent....
Otherwise chill-out on Windows 7 til Valve perfect their SteamOS/Box then jump ship!
Windows... Negh the whole of MicroSoft are IMHO sitting on a razors edge right now. Vista sucked... Windows 7 was practically ignored! Windows 8 SUCKS! Windows 9 had best be something special.... I have every doubt in the World that it won't be.... And, woe betide 'em [MicroSoft] if its not... As it is though.... I'm thoroughly awaiting some kind of Chrom-ium style OS in a MicroSoft Badge.... And me thinks that will be the last straw for 'em...
Thankfully for Mr. Gates he should be long gone by then... Assuming that we don't see Windows 9 before mid-late 2017 that is. Those few who think hes ever coming back to set things "right" are IMHO delusional...
Re: The ship has sailed, for me and mine
Ditto here... I have to say that in all likelihood Windows 7 will be the last MicroSoft OS I'll ever use. Given MicroSoft's insistence on Live Tiles... Of which I hated on the very first sight of WinPho7. Its clear that they've lost the plot. MicroSoft gambled that they could somehow re-invent themselves as the late-'90s/early'00s iFruit brand... Yeah... Remind me how well that's working out for them again? Perhaps had they been arsed to actually sell the Zune here in Europe it might have fared better foe them.
As it is the World+Dog can only see MicroSoft as a purveyor of Operating Systems, and Office Programs. Something of which they just can't seem to get right these days. The question is... Or in my opinion has now changed to: Are they even still interested in these "Markets". After all MicroSoft, are now a "Cloud First/Mobile First" Company. So who's to say that Windows 9 won't be like the ChromeOS of today?
I don't know how you lot would take that... I'd personally be off like a shot, to Diebian, or Cinnamon Mint, in that case. The last thing MicroSoft need right now is another Windows 8 on their hands. For I foresee a former Tech Company if they eventually lay another rotten egg like that on the World again. Questions are... 1) Do they know this? And, 2) Do they even care?!
Re: Only buy stock Android phones
Sadly all of these Android phones with the exception of the Moto E are destined for landfill long before they break. The reason is that because they run customized versions of Android they generally only ever support one version of Android. They can not therefore benefit from Google Security fixes such as the many that were introduced with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. I have a Nexus 5 phone and a Nexus 7 tablet which means that they will be supported by Google for at least 4 Years. The thing to look for over the next Year if you can not afford a Nexus phone is a Google One certified phone. In a Years time an Indian designed and manufactured Google One phone with stock Android will be a better investment than the Galaxy 6 or whatever Samsung is trying to sell you then.
Yeah because the People who come to read this Site... Must therefore be to stupid to know how to surf over to the XDA-Developers Site, and run a search on any given Device here, to see if its
A) Rootable and
B) Has the ability to run a Third-Party OS ... i.e. AOSP/AOPK, CyanogenMod or OmniROM.
Face it every Phablet ever from the sub £100, to the brutish £500+ jobs are in the end "Landfill". You sure has hell don't see Samsung supporting anything older then the Galaxy 4 now do you? 'cause I don't! Besides I get the feeling that these aren't exactly what you call long term investments...
If I could get a modest Phablet year-on-year for this price range I'd for one welcome it. As to what to do with all those old Phablets.... Well thankfully there's Fleabay for that. which would actually hopefully make the new Phablet even more affordable. Assuming that such Devices wouldn't cut into that Market, since they would! And basically make the damned things less then worthless... Landfill filler...
So I guess you think I'm just making it all up then?!
"Gates' shares were worth approximately $13.2 billion as of Friday*, or 17% of his estimated $78.1 billion net worth, as calculated by Bloomberg. That amount made Gates the world's richest individual.
At his 10-year pace of selling stock, Gates will hand over the shareholding crown to Ballmer before mid-2014.** Gates will have exhausted his holdings by September 2018 unless he stops or slows his selling."´
So if I'm guilty of anything its my crappy memory for stating that it was early 2018, and not mid-late 2018... So SUE ME!
* As of the time of writing the it was the Fourth of January 2014...
** Already happened!
Gates is a big H1B liar who got what he deserves. a hollowed out fake corrupt fraud of a company; how fitting...
You mean the Millions of Dollars hes oh so quietly raking off whats left of his "company", by selling off all his MicroSoft Stock? You do realize that the single largest investor behind all the VCs and Hedge-fund Guys is Steve Ballmer, though right?!
At the rate Gates is burning though whats left of his Stock he should be free, and clear of MicroSoft sometime by early 2018, at the latest.
Re: building "productivity" software for all
Thanks to the interbutz, and O365, its more likely then you'd think.
I'd guess the hatred is in the fact that it'll become increasingly more harder to own a Full Box (i.e. Off-line), copy of the Software.
Re: Samsung unclear about why the rebrand had taken place
>Implying that anyone uses these things save to get the One, or Two Free Games that you get when you register the Device for the first time.... I don't know how "good" the Samsung "App Store" is... Going by what a utter steaming pile that it was... I'd say the Amazon App Store would give it a good thrashing.... And, Amazon can't even begin to hold a candle to Google Play...
Not that I care much, having owned both the Galaxy S, and the Original Tab (Oh why didn't they at lest use the same TW Gingerbread UI on that!). It all sadly becomes rather meaningless the moment you install something less invokingly Eyeball-bleeding as the latest Touch-Wiz Laucher on such devices, by installing something more sane like CyanogenMod. or even better OmniROM. Which break those few TW Apps. Such as their Store App. Let alone how they manage to break their own Apps more or less the same way.
Samsung Galaxy.... Good Hardware... Great Numbers --- i.e. great community support! Let down by their own crappy Launcher.
On the topic of "Subscription Services" and, SAAS...
How are Adobe banging on with their "Creative Cloud", these days?!
Re: Well, well.
It's amazing what one can get through the content filters here.
Here's a thought.... Change the bloody password(s) to the account, and DON'T FECKKING GIVEN 'EM OUT! Lil' Johny, and Mary Sue Who... Want to shop on Amazons poor arsed excuse of an App Store.... (Well the German One anyway!). And should they ever wish to then they can purchase their own pre-pay "Credit" with their allowance as such they may earn.... This might even give them an early real-world experience of the value of money... Such as what of it remains... But, thats another argument.
Same for Google Play, and Apples iTunes.... Really WTF is the problem here. I suppose these are the same Parents that "trust" their sweet little angels aren't surfing RedTube behind their backs either.... And think somehow its someone else's fault.... WHEN THEY DO!
My guess is that, Cr-apple are just being a dick right now 'cause China recently pissed in their bowl of Siri-flakes, and have to find something else to kick. 'cause its hard to find yourself in the receiving side of an IP suit... GO CHINA!!!
I must be a moron 'cause I'm fairly sure v2.3.6 Gingerbread had the option to lock down an account that required you to tip in your pass key for every purchase!! Same as on the current 4.4.4 Kitkat version. Granted its NOT the default behavior. But, it should be!!
Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....
According to the Switzerland-based Google engineer that turned up the vulnerability, Michele Spagnuolo, sites that are/were vulnerable to the attack included various Google domains, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and eBay.
I was not aware that the Ompa-Lumpa's had recently snapped up Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr much less Fleebay.... Does this bode well that Google might consider using PayPal someday?!
Re: What's to look forward to?
Get with the times. Look at what the kids are using now - that's the future. Just like us on our personal computers - but we've had our time now.
There's a slight difference, between the arts of production, and consumption.... LEARN IT.
Phablets are never gonna replace things, like the Netbook, Notebook or Desktops for the production side of things, that your "Kids" are consuming today. And they're not gonna be for a very VERY LONG TIME YET.... If ever...
Re: Battery Times
Each car can go around 25 minutes on a full charge at race speed. Since races are expected to be an hour long, each driver will have 2 cars and swap during pitting(The batteries take 45 min to recharge)
Assuming this is the case... Then when can we expect Tesla to implement this tech into their Cars?
Since your so hot up on facts... Fact is Hydrogen is the cheapest & cleanest plus fastest Tech we have today.... So why not push this instead?
So how many laps can these Milk Floats make before they KO themselves out with a +16h recharge? Or does "Formula E" have the means to replace not only flat Tires, but the Batteries too?
Re: thats a bit closed minded !!
If this is in anyway "relevant" then it should be done either in a privately funded institution, or barring that in a public university. Where normal people need not front this type of uselessness. The US is in enough debt as it is with out having to shell out for crap like this over on top of everything else.
What really worries me is that this toilet breaking research (couldn't call it ground breaking could I?) is funded by taxpayers money...
Hay where else are you gonna learn about "Flatulating Bovine" blowing a massive hole in the Ozone, if not by some outfit (presumably with some "agenda" or other), that wasn't raking off Cash from the Government.
Re: Grow a pair
(Here's a hint, England tried that and it gave the US fabulous opportunity to steal the stolen copyrighted works from them, translate them and ship them round the world).
As they say on the Interbuttz.... [CITATION NEEDED]!!
Amazon did this so why not someone else?
One Word (and, at a guess), "Patents"...
Their proof-of-concept demonstrated that they could use urine to create “highly porous carbon containing heteroatoms such as N, S, Si, and P.
I'm sure that this makes the Homo, and other LGBT atoms unhappy that they're not getting any more recognition.
I've given up on the incredibly inflatable US Dollar.. And I'm just waiting for it to go "POP!". When the Chinese, and Russians start demanding payment...
Re: German unions
As per the course with all the Temp Agencies in Germany. You'd be lucky to find out that your clearing a 1/3 of what the contemporaries are clearing for having done the exact same job. Yet your expected to work 2/3s harder then those other guys!
Lifes a bitch, these clowns should just be thankful to even have a job!
Re: Perhaps it's time Amazon delivered a solution.
What Borders? I assume you've heard of this concept of the European Union, and Common European Currency. The only hangups as such would be local Tax, and that shouldn't be that big of a deal. And Cutomes in the event you accidentally have to wait Six Months for your "Package" to arive from China, and an additional Month on top of that to then actually clear Customs.
But, unless I'm off my arse here. THERE IS NO CUSTOMS (i.e. Import Duties due on inter-europe commence. The bit with overnight shipping wouldn't (or shouldn't be that affected). Given the way such Networks (UPS, FedEx or DHL) are already setup. The only losers here are the Union cronies as is proper and correct!
The best thing Amazon could do is to scrap the Drones and find a way to further automate these Warehouses, thus reducing such dependence on these malcontents.
Really its been over a Month now since the last BOFH... Justr say'n...
Re: Sounds mint
Serves me right for trying to install and then uninstall some shady software without backing up first.
Heck I didn't even know you could find "shady Software" for Linux.... I thought, that was a market, solely owned by MicroSoft, and to lesser extents Apple, and Google.
It's 2nd June now - I'm assuming it wasn't proposed yesterday and approved today?
Amazing what 850,000,000€(EUR) will buy you these days... lol
Care to explain the thumb down thumbdowner?
I was just trying to bring some rational dicussion to the fore, rather than the OMGZ111!!!2! Truecrypt PAN1C headlines that seem to be littering the tech media.
There's always at least One arse here that downvotes everything. Irregardless if the actual comment made, I just try to ignore 'em.
You looked at reviews for a kettle? Wow. Thats' some commitment to the tea making process. I just bought one that looked ok when the previous one died. Which is pretty much what I do with computers/phones these days too.
When it comes to Phablets.... You always want to know the Specs... Specifically how much RAM it has.. Of which the BARE MINIMUM should be no less then 1GB, and there are plenty of Landfill carp out there that still only has 512MB RAM in it... And these um "Devices" are really best avoided.
- ASTEROID'S SHOCK DINO-KILLING SPREE just bad luck - boffins
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great