"... stable volume in 2018"
When Android Desktop will be in full flow.
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When Android Desktop will be in full flow.
The icon says all.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Have an upvote.
5 Get a high court super injunction
The problem with that though is it's just like a candle in the wind - it's no sacrifice on todays internet where sorry seems to be the hardest word.
At these prices it looks like I'll need a new spambucket email address.
It's 2016 and there are people *really* using windows as a server? Wow. Does Clippy set up the accounts for them?
Tuttity fucking tut.
You are spot on. You can smell their desperation.
Microsoft predicted the decline of the new PC market, where traditionally all their windows license sales came from. They knew it was being displaced by mobile, so someone took the strategic decision to let Blamer handle it for in the crucial decade all this was playing out. Hence they are in todays position of not only being nuked out of that market, but scrambling round to try to squeeze money from their existing PC users, because as we've just seen the number of new ones is declining dramatically. Forcing W10 down the throats of their current customers is about the only option.
In their minds they think they've tried the carrot and are just now turning to the stick. Users would disagree with the former.
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How much I've enjoyed all El Regs stories on the beast this week?
It's been epic, thanks a million..
I think there were some smart moves from Google here. For example, how on earth do you get the idea of what this is about over to the common man? It's very difficult to explain without getting into coding details. So, they brought up the idea of a food menu. Say it has burgers, fries and drinks on it. That's a generic menu - the kind of thing you see outside burger joints. Then you consider actual food using this and you have McDonalds version of a burger called a "Big Mac", whereas Burger Kings are called "Whoppers" - and the same variation for the other foods, and other burger joints. Clearly the "Big Mac" is an actual specific burger that McDonalds has invested billions in the branding and development of, and they quite rightly own every detail of it, and so do Burger King for theirs. It is, however, merely a burger.
So this is trying to claim you own this generic food menu, the result being every vendor from these global conglomerates to the hot dog cart outside your local football ground must then pay you to use. When put like that...
I wish this server would give me a lot less information about what's going wrong. I love Googling "" to see if anyone else has had this error in this situation, Googling "stuff.stuff.stuff.stuff()" let's me find the answer right away, and I'm an Oracle consultant paid £250 an hour.
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?
Oh, and Donald Trumps wigmaker.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Thought your private files were safe? Think Different, iSuckers.
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.
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