Re: Switch to duckduckgo.com
I was trying to troll, but I failed massively by not taking note of the thread is only about search engines. So its gibberish which makes no sense.
1940 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010
RFC822, aren't we forgetting your Windows laptop and your ipad.
To call people use paper cups with strings attached, to replace your phone and tablet use a mini chalkboard (I would go with a Pi, but then users would just load Facebook or Twitter and click accept on their ad preferences because they are deliberatly annoying to use).
Yes of course they are idiots for only paying £80 for a smartphone capable of using Microsoft Exchange and saving the company tens of thousands of pounds per year (I wanted the Blackberry Q10 in everywhere, thankfully noone agreed and I was over-ruled).
At that price who cares if someone drops it (Because they will), its not a £500 jesus phone, they were easy to repair (Normally the Digitizer would crack, 15 minute job to replace for a few quid).
I imagine a large enough tablet would need to be something like 20 inchs, which would probably be silly money. Then again I assume brightness is also key for it to be usable for your cousin?
I am surprised someone mentions MS doing scailing well, as I always thought that was one area Windows sucked at.
Oh dear, its bad enough joining up small systems but I can't even imagine the size or number of NHS's current systems that they would want to join up.
I hope when they do join everything the same issues can be factored in, i.e where it is almost impossible to replace one bit of software with something else without screwing everything up or requiring a stupid amount of money to do.
Running around is the sign you have been hired by someone who probably doesn't understand there are other methods to deploy software (Such as any small company where there is maybe under 25 people in the business). If a contractor is paid to update software on machines then that is what they are there to do, whatever the method available to them.
and paperwork, I would have to report that as a near miss here.
Although I can confirm Sage can be upgraded or installed fast (A simple registry file to pre-set the server, form server and TCR, Line 500 ERP Versions 5-7 with an FCE extension takes no more than 5 minutes when installed manually).
@chivo243 - Never had Google's own Apps mess with my Emails, Calendars or Contacts, had HTC's apps on a now ancient HTC Desire HD from Orange screw around with my Calendar and Contacts (Adding pointless meta data for things trying to be helpful like linking contacts between phone contacts and email contacts). Not had the issue with Motorola or Blackberry Android handsets. I also assume you only allowed the phone to update on Wifi (As every app seems to get updated at least once a week).
Anyway if you don't like Android you can always buy a cheap second hand iPhone.
@chivo243 "the OS was a cash sucker and piece of crap"
You purchased a cheap locked phone with the carriers crap apps and you blame the OS?
Crappy carrier apps have always been an issue and why I refuse to buy from a carrier any longer (Last time I purchased one was a pre Android Samsung slider phone and some stupid app started charging me £3 a month even though I hit cancel and left the app the moment I launched it), its probably the only thing apart from resale value I would recommend an Apple device for.
@m0rt Have to agree the IBM ThinkPad's we had were owned outlasted by an old P3 Panasonic Toughbook.
HP Business laptops from just over 4 years ago used to all be easily to get into (Most cases one panel with a push clip and you were able to replace memory, hd's heatsinks and heatpipes) came with ok manuals, parts were a rip off but everything in the maintenance guides meant anyone could perform simple repairs (I remember touchpads being a pain in the arse on ProBook 6730b's but most people tended to crush the screen with a pen)
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