Re: Sod all this tweaking this, faffing around with that and getting started on the other
Well there's alway linux!
2103 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Well there's alway linux!
I think JJ's posts are amusing enough. The angry responses are better!
No. There are business reasons why that's not possible on android. Google are clever, if they wanted an update mechanism everyone could use they'd make one.
No, it's not. MS have already had large fines imposed by the EU for exactly this sort of thing. Apple don't provide their OS to anyone else and don't have a large enough market share for the commission to consider them. Google provide the OS that is on the majority of modern phones, making this situation very similar to MS and Windows.
The commisioner was very clear that they see Apple completely differently. Apple sell devices that have an OS on, they don't provide that OS to other manufacturer's. In this case Google are seen as more like MS than Apple. It's the pressure on the other manufacturers to exclude competing services that is the problem.
If Apple had a monopoly on handset sales then the EU would doubtless look at them. With their current market share they're safe. (And Apple wouldn't want everyone to have an iPhone, that'd ruin the cachet.)
...so that they could be updated without a full firmware update. That's pretty important as a lot of carriers and manufacturers rarely provide firmware updates.
The solution to this problem (carriers and manufacturers not providing updates) is to cut out the middle men and have an update mechanism that works without them. I don't expect my internet provider to manage pc updates for me, why should my mobile provider be updating my phone?
Too right. Good censorship like this is awesome. It's the bad censorship, where they ban things that I like, that's the problem.
So this "research" must be bollocks.
Also, "Women seek to gain power by getting control over men." is just the truth! FACTS can't be sexist either!!!
And we all know what that means!
Microsoft have been doing quite a bit of that too recently. So maybe there is hope for the year of the Linux desktop!!!
Quality troll JJ!! The freetards really can't take a joke.....
Boo! Also makes it difficult to write apps that work for all the different versions....
How quaint! Like my gran!
Why are you logged into skype on four different devices at once?
Really? It's quite simple to imagine. A child that isn't interested in computers sees that it's easy to construct something using drag'n'drop and realises it can be fun. After working with that for a bit they then want to go further and branch out into more advanced languages and development environments, eventually establishing a career in IT and creating something useful.
You need to work on your imagining, that was easy!!
Yeah, that was pretty unprofessional....
Indeed. If only the Conservatives were in government.
Wouldn't hold your breath for that....
I wonder if there's a tech news site anywhere with a forum full of them??
Well surely some of us must be. Did you mean "Hope we are not all fools"?
Yeah, that's leaving your negativity at the door.
It's almost like they're a company!!!
If they were aware that's what they were doing then maybe, but as it's happening silently the vast majority won't notice.
This whole site oozes snide. If it causes you offence when it's directed at Google then I guess there must be a little bit of Google love there....
Voting for it will turn him into an IT professional!! That's some fancy legislation.
Indeed, but I could show you lots of shit C++ code, does that mean that C++ is also crap? (ok, bad example, but true for any language!)
Wow. You should work in government.
Look! Over there! MS are evil!!!!
So it's when the story breaks that's important to you, not when the vulnerability is introduced?
"It's 2016 and clicking a link can pwn your Linux pc"? Worried about how much it would upset the freetards??
But, can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?
Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?
Because all non-religious people are independent thinkers? Yeah, right.....
Arghhh! My Eyes!!!!!!
Doesn't stop any of you pounding them out again though, ad bloody infinitum....
No, when lot's of people get something wrong it becomes right by weight of numbers!
Is that the differentiator? Sure it's not just "For those unfamiliar with linux"?
Wind your neck in.
How's the wrist holding up?
Slightly OTT. They own your pc.
Hardly, the whole point of using GIT is that you have a full repository locally. And you can post updates to each other without using github if you have to get someone else's code. At least that's how it was sold to me....
An AC with a logo? Why are they hiding their posting history when posting such un-controversial stuff?
Hey, you built it! You should fix it!
If you don't like opinionated reporting you're on the wrong site.
Sometimes the settings have default values in code and the registry is only necessary to change them from the defaults.
Sounds interesting. A quick google reveals:
Kaffeine is a media player for kde. while it supports multiple phonon backends, its default backend is xine, giving kaffeine a wide variety of supported media types and letting kaffeine access cds, dvds, and network streams easily.
Sorry, none the wiser....
And if the customer insists that you support feature X on an iPhone and on Chrome and the only way to get paid is to use a webkit prefix? Even after you've explained how much of a bad idea that is? You'd close your business rather than implement something browser specific?
The problem with IE6 sites wasn't that they only worked on Windows, it was that they only worked on IE6. Your critical difference actually makes this worse, there's even less reason for the move to standards.