Re: It's what monopolists do.
Yes, bing and IE are certainly monopolies
6131 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Yes, bing and IE are certainly monopolies
Then how come IE was the dominant browser for a decade and MSOffice/Windows are still the de facto standard?
"I had a call today from a friend who is a bit of a technophobe.
At home he has two machines, each running XP and IE6, IE6 that will not update as XP is the O/S."
So firstly he's the technophobe, but you don't even know you can upgrade to IE8 on Windows XP.
Secondly, he's running WindowsXP, and your solution is to install FireFox/Chrome? Never mind the OS?
Are you sure you're a friend?
With MS announcing their own iOS RDP client, maybe they plan to get into selling their own SaaS platform where you can use Office via a cloudy machine via RDP, without actually owning that PC - you simply run Office on the cloud connecting with your SkyDrive documents.
Other companies have already been trialling this but run into licensing problems, MS could quite easily do this with their Azure and 365 infrastructure.
Since MS isn't seriously competing in the tablet world (yet) it only makes sense they would try to do this. If they get a decent market share with tablets running Windows, maybe they change their mind!
Bad luck for anyone selling 3rd-party apps...
I don't think lack of DVD pushes people to iTunes any more than it does Netflix - streaming video is where the world is going.
I prefer ethernet for my main PC but other than gaming, WiFi works great. More and more people are buying laptops as their only PC these days and they generally do not use cabled networking unless they have to.
In an office, I think wired is still a requirement but that's not Apple's target market for laptops.
If you need a computer with DVD plugged in the whole time, just buy something else then. Hardly difficult is it?
Yeah, it's certainly possible to run Windows on a Mac. I run mainly in Windows so would go the bootcamp route if it ever came about. My Desktop PC and MacBook are both getting quite old...
I can see where you're coming from but think this is a stupid idea. It wouldn't really be "free", it would merely mean the 90% of people who don't want an optical drive are subsidising the minority who do.
Personally, I would absolutely love a 27" iMac, but they're just so damn pricey. I was seriously considering it as I do iOS development, but then I looked at the Mac Mini spec/pricing... the only way an iMac could be justified for me is if it replaced my existing Mac AND Windows PC.
Seems to me that Android owners are pretty obsessed to show off this fact, after all you took the time to tell everyone. open-source people are WAY more evangelistic than Apple/Windows.
Why would people downvote a)someone asking a genuine question b)someone who takes the time to give real hands-on feedback.
Get back to jacking off to the Linux source code, you bunch of spotty virgins.
So when the Android fanbois start bleating about the new Samsung/Google phone outselling iPhone5S in a few months, we can remind them that outselling an old phone isn't a big deal?
Do you have to focus on using the fingerprint scanner, or do you find if you pick it up "the right way" (!) it automatically detects your finger and unlocks without you having to think about it?
What do you do when it gets to 0 and you're still fit and well?
How do you know they can't find a way to make physical copies unique?
Thinking about it, if watermarking is deemed secure then media providers don't need to be so paranoid about how they stream/deliver you the content. They can let you have the content to do with as you see fit, and still be confident they can identify you if you start distributing it.
Is Ellison dead?
What's the current state of play with AMD Vs nVidia for consumer GPUs? Are they pretty level again or is nVidia still the Intel of the market and AMD is... the AMD of the market?
I don't care a fig if they want to pay him $millions, but it seems silly that if Surface and W8 and WP8 had all done great, he'd NOT be able to be paid much extra.
So he stunk up Windows 8 AND Surface and still gets 79% of his maximum possible bonus? What exactly did he achieve to get this 79%? OK, WindowsPhone is showing some promising signs of growth but nothing stellar.
Seems like he should be getting 21% of his bonus, not losing 21% of his bonus.
I love how some of the cars are incredibly slick and beautiful, while others look like a solar roof panel bolted onto 4 trolley wheels. A couple have a whiff of the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust about them for sure.
Running a different variant of Linux.
>>"I have a Surface Pro 256GB on order. They are simply the best tablet on the market."
>Just shows there is an idiot born every minute.
A full x86 Windows PC in a tablet by its very nature kicks Android and iOS to the side, simply because you can do literally anything on it.
The problem with Pro is basically the price, not the spec or the OS.
What a stupid thing to say. Many, many businesses use services like github, bitbucket, asssembla.
Apart from anything else there are a whole slew of tech/software companies who are virtual/decentralised... they don't have a central location or an office in which to put a server.
Keeping a backup separate is another story of course. As is the fact that with git, losing your 'central' server doesn't matter.
But a physical git server in your basement... you do realise that's just security through obscurity, right? The moment anyone does want to attack you, you are far more likely to have serious problems. "Close the git server from the web" isn't an option if you want to allow your developers to work remotely.
Allowing customers to choose - what's not to like?
Personally I think they should let you choose when you buy it which you want, and allow expert users the opportunity to re-install later.
I don't think the idea is to let you flip-flop, only to choose when you buy the phone or first use it.
A KindlePhone... a semi-smart phone which uses an e-ink screen, i.e. an actual Kindle with a phone not Kindle Fire.
I can't decide if this is really stupid, or something that anyone would buy.
I was about to post the same comment. It's a bit harsh, an iPad is still pretty enticing :)
None of the news stories have reported the cause of his death, which now makes me curious a)what it was b)why it isn't mentioned.
Thanks for your valuable contribution to the forum.
Will it even fit in a back pocket for anyone not wearing skater jeans?
Regarding heat, it does have a much bigger surface area for heat dissipation than other phones!
"... you tosser"
What are they for? Wall-fixing?
As a wise man never actually said
If all those forgotten about 95/98/NT4 PCs are running, adding XP shouldn't change much should it? I mean you're already wide open to a gazillion attacks!
Considering 7/8 are more efficient than Vista, is this really true?
Moving everything toa web-app is just another trendy way to go though. In 10 years we might be complaining about having to write desktop apps to replace them!
Isn't XP-embedded a whole other OS with different service policies anyway?
Your children likely won't even view the issue of privacy in the same way you do, just as young adults today view communications very differently from their parents (young person: I don't feel right without my phone with me. old person: I only turn the phone on if I want to use it).
Since privacy isn't enshrined as a basic human right (at least I don't think it is, though I am ready to be corrected) it's not possible to say "the old way is best" objectively.
I actually LIKE (no pun) the idea of being able to find information I've actually got access to on FB. It's bloody annoying when I remember someone was talking about something and I can't find it... compare that to gmail where it is incredibly useful to be able to dig up emails in this way.
You do realise MS actually spend quite a lot on R&D, both mainstream stuff and wacky future messing about?
Pure not wanting to support older versions of the OS.
Because you're going to have to eventually, so you might as well get it over with.
You realise you can't just stick "peak apple" in a paragraph and expect it to mean anything.
They really need to hammer the marketing on this phone. For once they have a top-of-the-line model which actually genuinely stands out and does things nobody else can, but they need to communicate how good it is.
Yes, and Google employ people, providing them the money on which to be taxed, spend in shops, etc. There is an argument that all tax should be point of sale.
Last time I checked, an increase of 53.4% is more than slight.
Tell that to a parent whose kid spends 12 hours a day on FIFA.
They don't have any background in console gaming, and most of their games are not geared towards joypads; I don't need to see the hardware to know these things.
It looks ugly and why would I expect a company who's entire focus has been on PC (i.e. not joypad based) games to know anything about what makes a good joypad?
Reads more like they just bundled tech into it to look cool. Ps3 controller is far better.
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