1429 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: Microsoft is finished
What a waste. Even though there ain't half been some clever bastards behind windows mobile, I don't think microsoft employees will find many reasons to be cheerful at its demise.
@ShaolinTurbo All that, plus mobile Clippy as the UI, and I'm in.
Btw typo in orig post, of course I meant "but likely a Nokia/Samsung" ...
In 2011 microsoft were deciding whether to go with Android. They chose not to, and eventually bought, raped and murdered Nokia. They are now completely irrelevant in mobile.
There are two fascinating what-ifs around this. First, had Nokia been able to resist them, and release their own Android phone, we'd not see the massive Samsung Android dominance we have today, but likely a Nokia/Android equal split with both more than capable of innovating and delivering the quality needed to keep ahead.
The other one is Symbian. Don't laugh - this is 2011 days. Given that microsoft decided to go their own way anyway, what would have happened if they had done this but instead used the massive engineering resource they just bought to further develop Symbian to the point it had the same iOS/Android features? Would we today see the duopoly, with microsofts own at < 1%, or would "Microsoft Symbian" be a realistic 3rd contender with all the mindset, ecosystem leverage and brand loyalty that came with it, if handled right?
Just keep him away from any old folks homes and you'll be OK
Oh, and Donald Trumps wigmaker.
Re: Here's the Windows 10 future I see ... it will be used to download Android desktop
Every day more and more legs are kicked out from under the once mighty microsoft. They must despair watching their empire crumble, even though they keep very quiet about it, for example the way it's trying to wrap up its comedy antics in the mobile space.
Who'd have thought the desktop OS market would open up again, and all entirely of their own doing.
Here's the Windows 10 future I see ... it will be used to download Android desktop
We've seen the start of the Android Desktop releases, now there's an actual PC out. This sounds like the timeframe needed to ramp them up and refine them will match exactly the one needed for Windows 10 to die. Imagine what that'll be like when Google start pushing their own...
Mark my words. There is a piece of software coming which will send Redmond into a bigger panic than Camerons aids when he mentions he's thinking of helping rural farmers by holding a photo shoot in a pig sty. Things are not mature enough for it to be needed yet, but when they are, this is what everyone will be talking about. You heard it here first, folks. It's the Windows -> Android desktop migration suite.
Any of the old staff coming back?
What else do you expect when your entire business model consists of jumping on the latest tech bandwagon, lying to your customers and hoping they won't talk to each other so you can keep on conning the next set of mugs you deal with.
Outsourcery aren't much better, either.
Re: "Google is not a closed eco-system kind of company"
All the big name IoT players are in that article - it covers things well and the upcoming battles will be very interesting.
Just to reinforce the state of the industry, when viewing it press Ctrl-F and type "microsoft".
All things considered, is Windows 10 worse than Vista?
Re: Removed How?
Microsoft have said they want Windows 10 to be the last windows ever, and just constantly update it online.
Gosh, Microsoft screws up an existing installation they found to be not running Windows 10.
You're saving it wrong
Thought your private files were safe? Think Different, iSuckers.
Windows is Burning Platform 2.0
Watching their decline is like an ultra slow car crash where the camera pans round to mobile, zooms into browser market share loss, flies over cloud irrelevance as it heads for The Road Ahead of IoT which is, and always will be, a Microsoft free zone.
Because they are dying and know it.
Sure it's not part of the real forecast?
"And today as you can see, we expect a huge pile of shite to descend down on the good folks of Iowa from which there is no escape. Reports indicate this will happen more and more frequently as the desperation of those behind it increases. Citizens are advised to stay indoors and close their Windows. For good."
You're selling it wrong
Zero innovation, flops like their overpriced pointless watch, a toxic hellstew of malware hitting them on all sides and of course the iSheep seeing the quality of these half price new Android devices.
Android is on 82% market share with Apple having the lions share of the dregs. The next interesting figures will be these during the same period.
We really did hit peak Apple a few years back when they ran out of things to copy, or as they put it "thinking different".
Paris, for she also hit her pinnacle a while ago but is experiencing more and more flops as time goes by.
[FIXED] Re: I upgraded a VM from 15.10 to 16.04 over the weekend
I'd better correct this, for the record.
I'd always used the excellent X2GO as a remote desktop client into these machines.Turns out its just that client that's at fault. I actually upgraded a spare laptop to prove this and locally the new Ubuntu is excellent, it only loses all the user settings when I remote in this way under XFCE, and even that situation will be fixed soon as the devs of this 3rd party client are onto it.
I upgraded a VM from 15.10 to 16.04 over the weekend
It trashed by XFCE desktop settings - no apps in launcher, none of the custom icons I'd set up, not even the wallpaper I'd used. The same command line "do-release-upgrade" from 15.04 to 15.10 on the same machine worked fine last time round. That's why I do this in VM's - I'd suggest waiting for the dust to settle a while, or do it on something not critical.
What a co-incidence
Re: Azure stinks.
Re: Office 365 stinks.
Re: PHB speak or Orwell
There's as much chance of microsoft going bankrupt as there is of David Cameron asking Jimmy Carr if he fancies a quick one down the Pigs Head.
Unfortunately, the industry will be paying for the decades of brainwashing its customers suffered for some time yet. They are waking up, and know now there are better alternatives, but inertia is one hell of a powerful force.
Sums up microsofts Linux policy.
The Fire Phone flopped in the famously fair but fickle marketplace
You don't fucking say.
When microsoft was hit with this but for browsers, it complied by offering users a choice of alternatives at installation time, one being Googles Chrome, which became the market leader. Now it's the same thing but mobile search on Android, so if Google can find any credible search alternatives it might well do the same.
Googling "torsorophy" might help narrow down the quality of these, and of! course! we! need! to! see! if! the! Daily! Mail! will! follow! through! with! their! threat!
The bet on aliens landing
Can't find the reference so this might be an urban myth ;-)
The story was someone placed a bet on the US gov officially recognising aliens from space landing on US soil before the end of the last century, and it was paid out. When the Russian cosmonauts teamed up in orbit with the space shuttle or whatever, they flew back down with the Americans and when they landed turned out they had no passports, so the official term for them was indeed "aliens". It's all in the wording, folks.
Curious - that's me too, and it's been like that for years. Anyone else?
Hmm, the daily mail buying Yahoo.
So you'll now get to see columns of what the wannabe celebs are wearing on a beach next to your search results?
They spied, got caught and now can Phuck off.
Re: Sick of this charade
Facebooks role is to collect all the shite of the internet together in one handy place for thinking people to avoid. I too have no account, and no matter how hard I try can't come up with anything I'm missing. There does seem to be a big attraction to many people though, just as The Sun is the UK's best selling newspaper. Just sayin' ...
@cambsuguy One word: torsorophy. Try searching for it, using a search engine.
"Why not just use the Linux method, and just don't crash ever?"
Even better - build one of those tiny linux distros right in there, boot to it and then offer the "report this/get more info" functions from a fixed menu, which of course could still be blue and have any graphics you wanted. Some motherboards already do something very similar.
"We are putting a lot of trust in the developer”
"Not to write any more viruses", said some Ballmer-level strategy genius.