Sooner or later people will pay big bucks every month to watch TV on their phone. Maybe you are not charging enough?
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"despite user antipathy, "always on" gaming is set to become the norm."
I have given up on PC games do to this and other DRM crap, (and buying games that don't work, wait for weeks to download a giant patch so it sort of works). I buy the odd old game but mostly replay stuff I already have.
If console games go the same way... I don't need one.
Banks tended to be conservative, it was not long ago that ATMs were still running OS/2. But of late they are cutting corners at the same time they want to add new services. Integrating new systems with the old while outsourcing stuff to India at the same time. The result is lots of string and sticky tape patching stuff together.
They just need to add a classic mode checkbox (with AD control) to make desktop/start menu the default (still let you run not-metro apps, and in a window for high resolution screens).
But as long as they think putting TIFKAM on computers will sell phones it's not going to happen.
They could call it Windows Crap, and Windows Still Crap, but then what would they call 8.3?
"5) I've worked for banks too, I can assure you that this is not the case."
You might want to read the card agreement that came with the chip and pin cards. At least in Canada there are paragraphs of text that boil down to chip and pin is perfect, it's your fault. All of this text was new for chip and pin cards. In any case where chip and pin is used they assume you gave your card to a "friend" who bought stuff while you setup proof that you were someplace else at the time, then got the card back later.
I think I saw my first winphone 8 in the wild yesterday. A big square brick a, 900 I think. Guy was reading something with the text set to large and full justified so only three or four words per line, with BIG white spaces between.
Forget iPhones or Blackberry, I've seen more Nexus 4 phones on the subway then I've seen all windows 7/8 phones. I've seen more Samsung S3s today then I've seen winphones.
They will add more and more ads, until they have stuff wall to wall, and they will cut corners on making it look right until people can't stand them any more and they don't have any value so they have to add even more ads.
How long until they start changing dialogue too.
If you bought a Dell or HP and never added anything to it maybe.
Something like an ASUS motherboard BIOS would be FULL of problems for the first few versions, but even a Dell Optiplex 960 had a Display port that didn't work. With version 06 Bios it would work if you plugged in the monitor after Windows booted, it was not until version 08 of the bios that it would boot with a Display Port and VGA monitor plugged in.
That's only the secondary purpose, their main purpose is to make lots of money. They will sell you an expensive patented pill with loads of side effects where an aspirin would do.
Actually I think not paying any tax might be #2.
Not that that's an excuse for the people hacking them, it's just more people who want to make lots of money.
For broadcast, we need to get 1080 first. Right now what we get is so compressed on cable that you really can't tell the difference between an up sampled DVD and what they call HD. And there is the Hollywood crap "Ultraviolet" for more compressed to hell junk.
Are you really that stupid or are you just pretending?
If it's just the same people who bought XP Tablet, or Win7 Tablets then Surface will be a total fail. MS is NOT looking to sell to Engineers, they want to sell to all the people buying iThings. They want BYOD people to buy them.
They are selling them from booths in shopping malls. They are running lifestyle ads for them.
Do Engineers buy their specialized tablet computers from a booth at the mall?
"What problem? Tethering in Win8 runs the same as in Win7. Select network, enter passphrase and go"
No, Bluetooth tethering, no wifi...
First you go to settings.
Change PC settings
Select Devices, add device, pair your phone.
Now the stupid part. You have to go to the control panel, Devices and printers (not the other device screen, not the networking...).
Select the phone, Connect using, Access point.
There is lots of stuff like this, half in not-metro and half in the desktop. I expect it's the same half baked process with Windows 8 Pro.
My netbook running XP was easy, took about 30 seconds to figure out, things were where I expected them to be.
"netbook/notebook/ultrabook with extra capabilities".
Netbook??? or even notebook at that price? NO.
Ultrabook? well the price is right, but the only extra capability is you can use it as a tablet. You are not going to be doing much typing on it, at least with the pen it's usable with desktop apps. Add the keyboard and it's still useless in your lap as it's too top heavy, you need a table (I know I have an RT with keyboard*).
So the Surface Pro is a tablet that can function as a real computer in a pinch. Add the keyboard and you have a crappy Ultrabook. That might be a good combo for a few people, but it's not going to be mass market.
* The Surface RT was a gift. It spends most of it's time sitting on the table next to my chair at home in case I want to google something. When I go out I take my Nexus 7 with me, or if I need to type or use Office my Netbook. Both are easy to tether to my cell phone with bluetooth. I had to google to find out how to tether the Surface to my phone, why is it such a pain to do stuff in Windows 8?
I could see them counting the digital copy thing.
I've tried using them twice. Had trouble with the code both times, the one that I got to work looked like a VCD.
Most of the time they have expired when I get around to buying the disc anyway. I'll just rip my own copy thank you.
If they had included a "default to desktop with start menu" option (no some 3rd party fix) I might be intrested. But as it is I would not give them 50 cents for their Frankenstine in a dress Operating system.
I just had to RDP into a machine to fix something and I was about ready to shoot something.
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