* Posts by willyampz

5 posts • joined 1 Sep 2011

Microsoft: Everyone stop running so the fat kid Win RT can catch up

willyampz

Yes its a great performer and very efficient at swiping screens and twiddling its tiles. Unfortunately there isn't much more for it to do!

Waiting for a Windows Phone update? Let's talk again next year

willyampz

Re: single kernel

The kernel doesn't necessarily have anything to do with how the user apps are developed. It only allows windows phone to support things like multi-processor, maybe more hardware devices, and makes the windows kernel more like the linux kernel, which has already been running on arm for years (not to mention mips and others). Just like in android, you don't have the same APIs (Java) as in desktop linux,(C/GTK/Qt), yet the kernels are the same.

Microsoft raises 'state of the art' son of NTFS

willyampz
Stop

MICROSOFT RAISES 'STATE OF THE ART' SON OF NTFS

If there ever were types of proprietary software not to get involved with, its things like OSs, and filesystems. Proprietary has its place particularly for competitive, cutting edge apps. Only use apps from a vendor that does not also sell OSs.

Ballmer: Windows Phone can win third place in mobile!

willyampz
FAIL

Doesn't bode well for win 8 arm tablets (er fondleslabs, as you brits seem to know them). If android could get where there are now, but barely a blip for winpho7, they are in trouble. I know the tablets will be positioned simply like PCs with their keyboards broken off. If you go to walmart for example, one whole aisle is lined with about 25 laptops, all windows based of course. In the phone aisle, I don't think there is one winpho. Obviously they can't count on brand loyalty, unlike apple. This just shows that the "popularity" of windows based PCs is simply because of legacy lock-in.

TomTom fights falling satnav sales with iPad app

willyampz
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tablet navigation

I velcro my 10" droid-based fondleslab to the dash, right over the radio (not needed) so it doesn't obscure the windshield. I use the built in google navigation and it is awesome! (best with mobile connection, though)

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