Aw look a $ sign instead of the S
Like it's 2002.
706 posts • joined 15 Aug 2006
Like it's 2002.
"I don't have to pay for licences and certified retraining"
.NET Core, ASP.Net, SQL Server Express, VS Developer Edition, all free and who's making you do certified training?
"We also never hear what MS feels about Googles Firebase platform"
The one where you have to pay for licences?
EDLIN? Go on out of that with your bloatware.
copy con myfile.txt <enter>
line 1 <enter>
line 2 <enter>
Is '.Not' this decade's version of 'M$' ?
Cut my teeth on DEC Pascal in a room full of VT220 terminals connected to a VAX 11/780. When all the terminals were in use a 100-line Pascal programme could take 30 minutes to compile.
As far as I can see, yes. Nobody has yet demonstrated to me that we are any closer to an actual artificial intelligence that we were when neural nets were invented. Basically these days you could call a Hangman game on the BBC Model B an AI and get away with it.
Neither does this.
Yeah, people still use it because for most people it works perfectly well most of the time, and they might want to play some games, or use Office, or especially the software that is used to run businesses, run payrolls and so forth.
That July update was a shitshow in many ways.
As an OS it was not bad, especially if you tied it to a wider Windows ecosystem and you didn't mind a Microsoft version of the Apple walled garden approach.
The problem was with apps of course. The Facebooks et al were there, if grudgingly updated at a quarter of the frequency of the iOS\Android equivalents. The killer for me was the lack of 'second tier' apps - your local transport company or energy provider, or college. They all have iOS\Android apps, why would they bother their holes getting stuff rewritten a third time for a platform with a tiny market share?
This is the biggest revolution since the microchip, it must be, the men on the internet said. Not clear whether it's before or after everyone is using touchscreens and the keyboard and mouse is dead, or after.
... but let's hear it for the NT kernel.
"Atari STE was a giant among machines - probably the best all-round home computer platform across all arenas on the market at the time"
Aha. Ahem. Yeah.
Yeah, point me at the codebase of tens of millions of lines that has zero bugs. You have no idea do you.
There is no AI.
> Went ti update powershell - a fucking command shell. 500M download.
Well then it updated a load more than PowerShell. PowerShell 4 is part of the Windows Management Framework download, and that's under 50MB even with everything included.
What is this, 2002?
Years ago I used to work in an office of dimwit tech support people. I had to print out an A3 sheet and stick it on the wall, as follows:
(picture of racecourse) = EPSOM
(picture of printer) = EPSON
(picture of popular Gaulish cartoon character) = ASTERIX
(*) = ASTERISK
... before I disemboweled one of them.
I'll miss CHM files. Yeah, it's all online, but not every device is online always. Plus the search facility on the online equivalents tends to suck.
I'll still be driving myself thanks.
Is there a good open source ERP? Because there hasn't been any time I've looked.
3D TV, VR ... if you have to put something stupid on your head, it'll be niche at best.
Do they? Without a human there just in case? No.
The facts are as stated - the software they need mostly doesn't exist on Linux and LibreOffice is a poor relation for any sort of serious corporate use. It's blindingly obvious. It's why every company I walk into uses Windows. They're not 'all about the pork', they're about running the software they need to do business with the minimum of bullshit.
"By then the MS lock in will be total" - when you're a city council it doesn't matter if you're locked in. Had they got the Linux project to work, they'd be locked into that. It's not like they'd be able to change distros or something at the drop of a hat.
Didn't really get traction in the US because high-end Apples being cheaper but a major success everywhere else.
The men said, on the internet.
... why didn't he evaluate the internet situation before moving there?
for something that isn't artifical intelligence.
it means Linus thinks he won.
When Microsoft make Windows a Linux distro, then he'll have a point.
The software that homes and businesses want just isn't there. Don't say LibreOffice. It looks like a 1998 shareware application.
But so what? The desktop is not the be all and end all like it once was.
As an OS it was very slick. Of the two 'walled garden' phone operating systems, I'd take it over Apple's Fisher-Price UI any day.
What killed it for me was app support. Not necessarily your Facebooks et al, but 'mid range' apps. Your local transport provider's real time updates app. Your local gym chain fitness class booking app. They all have iOS and Android versions, but never Windows.
Isn't that a LibreOffice problem?
... wait until big patch 1 at the earliest.
so don't feel bad.
since even if we weren't a very long way from it being realistic technically, it's solving a problem that doesn't exist.
there is no AI
Our organisation is on it. Around 10k employees in all corners of the globe.
There are some things that are easier with a GUI and some things that are easier with a CLI, world withoud end, amen.
they go and recover them?
I'll crowdfund you.
AND I WANT IT.
Chrome of course pure as the driven snow in this respect.
It's not like it's some new technology at this stage. Gouging.
Is it even possible for tape backup?
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