To sell rubbish.......
......you have to drop the price.
600 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
...has versions numbered 10.2.54126.96.36.199 (or whatever), you just KNOW there is some inherent problem.
I remember when having to provide support for Oracle apps, it was ESSENTIAL to get EXACTLY the right version of Oracle (which was always a PAIN to install), because there seemed to be no onwards/backwards compatibility with Oracle and, of course, no "Oracle Update" as per Windows.
If we ever got a new Oracle application to support, we knew support costs were going to be MUCH higher than comparable non-Oracle apps.
1) The box was CRAP. Nearly every time it rained heavily, the box went titsup. We know it was the box because the same aerial feeds the Freesat box.
2) The cost was totally unnecessary (we ARE weird, we don't watch football). Cost savings paid for the box in under 9 months.
3) We finally stopped being a Sky (Phone and Broadband) customer altogether because Sky tried charging us extra "because we were not using their TV service"!!!!!
...the Windows Registry.
If ever a long-standing bug needed stamping on, the whole concept of the registry must surely qualify?
Goes along with the concept that an application needs to be "installed" to the operating system. Applications should be separate from the OS for security reasons.
Not being independent is why OSs (particularly Windows) are open to malware. The OS should be COMPLETELY UNMODIFIABLE by any application. And as for DLLs - HELLO!?!?!?!?!? If you want a different subroutine, keep it IN your application, DON'T go modifying ones belonging to the OS.
This may all take up a bit more disk space but it would dramatically reduce malware.
In a previous incarnation as MDIS, they floated on the stock exchange at an inflated price of around £2-40 if I remember rightly.
When the shares sank to around 30 - 40p, they stopped trading on the stock exchange.
Had to laugh, even though I did lose a bit on my employee-purchased shares. Motorola must have been well pissed off at the time, as MDIS paid a huge bill in shares!!!
SKY!?!?!? - my girlfriend had Sky until they kept putting the price up, then tried charging her for services she did not have or want.
DON'T DO IT! get a FREESAT box and someone else's phone/internet service (unless of course you are desperate for Sky's excess of sport channels.
At last, it's time to confess - I was the person who modified the PDP8 RIM loader tape so that when you tried to load a binary tape, the ASR33 printed "HELP LET ME OUT" and went chattering away dumping the entire (magnetic) core) memory onto paper and ringing the "End-Of-Line" bell.
Ah! - Happy days. Was it 1967 or 1968?
...er.... didn't they make the RUBBISH Sky+ box which keeps throwing a wobbly and crashes if it rains?
I was wondering about these YouView boxes, but if they are Amstrad produced, Alan Sugar can keep them!
I will wait till Samsung bring out something equivalent.
....if she was responsible for Notro AND the Ribbon, it is all going to be downhill.
I give her 6 months during which the sales of Windows 8 do not meet Salesman Ballmer's expectations and she is given the boot.
If Microsoft had given users SWITCHABLE options: Ribbon or Drop-down, Metro tiles or REAL Windows, then users would accept it. Enterprise customers don't want it - the training costs are horrendous when you have fundamental changes like these.
.......The reasons Samsung are doing well are:
1) They make BLOODY GOOD kit (Phones, Laptops and TVs)
2) Most of their phones have user removeable/replaceable batteries
3) Most of their phones have replaceable (ie: upgradeable) MicroSD card slots
4) They use industry standard MicroUSB connectors on their latest smartphones.
5) They use standard-sized SIMs
The last four being very good reasons why I will NOT buy an iPhone.
...I think Microsoft are suffering from Alzheimer's or some similar mental degeneration.
If they implemented most of the recommendations in the article, it would be brilliant, but I cannot see it happening. Ballmer doesn't have the brains to see the problems like Gates did. He is just a salesman.
Port Android to Intel platforms big time and Microsoft will be heading for the graveyard.
VM never claimed it would work IN the tunnels.
Mind you, it wouldn't work very well in the stations either if they used R36 of their crappy SuperHub which is so bad it has been renamed the "SuperDUD".
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