The Fire Phone flopped in the famously fair but fickle marketplace
You don't fucking say.
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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!
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?
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.
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.
"Not to write any more viruses", said some Ballmer-level strategy genius.
Industry standard or Microsoft?
Its hapless users cant wait to get their hands dirty with this one.
There's a huge difference with Windows 10 which people don't realise - the EULA says you *have* to take all future updates, none of this defer indefinitely or GWX control panel malarkey. Word is, it's the last regular windows release so this is the way it has to be.
The few "upgraders" doing it now don't realise that not only is it the first hit or so that's free, but they're literally signing away their ability to get out in future.
You beat me to it.
Life for those two trying to get another job will be fun, but not as much as that dept once all the previously unhappy customers see that vid...
"Life is like a French mobile phone repair shop."
Couldn't have put it better myself, and I've often tried.
You're accepting it wrong
The way I read that article is that there is massive trouble for Apple ahead.
Not only is everyone skint, they already have a smartphone so aren't stupid. They can see the kind of quality the Android handsets costing half anything Apple has, and the Chinese are pretty much here already with that.
Apples emperors new clothes scam is finally coming to an end.
Follow the money from those who can't compete on quality, so extort instead to answer that one.
You're updating it wrong, iSuckers.
I don't think Android fans are under any illusions regarding that. The point is Apple's constant message of all being perfect in the Villa Straylight, so when it turns out to be no different the fact they've crowed about it so much brings them down to earth much harder.
Still, you get what you pay lots more for. Oh, wait...
Tut tut tut.
So little time.
I have to admit I thought microsoft were on the ball for a change with starting to refuse Bitcoin, with it being reported to be fatally broken. But no, as usual this sounds like news to them and it was down to the level of competence we've come to expect.
This reminds me of the only thing Gordon Brown got right being for the wrong reason - he held back the UK from the Euro solely because Tony Blair wanted it so much.
The purpose of Windows 10 is to stuff ads down users throats at OS level.
Microsoft are always late to the party, and when they finally get there find it changed to fancy dress but no-one told them. This time they've seen how their entire business is headed toiletwards so think they can do a Google.
That's why they got out then for the best package. Now IBM is doing the same as HPE and just clearing out the deadwood - for an appropriate "deal", natch.
Read whats really being said here.
“Personality change leads to market perception change,” he said. He acknowledged that he and his predecessor, Bill Gates, are no longer close.
Microsoft shares lost more than 40 percent of their value in the time between Ballmer’s appointment and the announcement in 2013 that he would resign.Since Nadella took over in February 2014, shares have risen more than 50 percent.
There's a glaringly obvious pattern everyone seems to be ignoring. Back in their day, people *had* to use Microsoft for pretty much everything, so choosing them, no matter how much it stuck in their throats, was a no brainer. They exploited their position and killed all rivals because, well they could, and could get away with it too, right down to writing off fines from the competition authorities as operating costs.
Today though people do have a choice, and whoopie doo, if it don't turn out that every time they have, they say no to Microsoft. Mobile? No thanks, we're ok with your competitors. Browsers? Well, we could use the one you bundle and is instantly available, but we'd genuinely prefer all the trouble of installing another. Cloud? Servers? Same deal. It can't be just a co-incidence. Could it be the decision makers of today remember being shat on yesterday, and it's time to say hello to Lady Karma?
The new Android has split screens, and we're seeing more and more desktop spins. I'd give it a couple more releases - about the time ChromeOS does the full merge - before it's launched as a full-on desktop Windows competitor. It already has 85% mobile share, so it's not exactly starting from scratch. Of course, being always based on Linux means a headless server spin must be a doddle for the Google smarts, as are the incremental refinements needed to Google Docs to prise the remaining Office users away.
No wonder we're seeing all these desperate turnarounds. They are trying to "regain" the hearts and mind of the users they never had in the first place. The writing's on the wall - potty mouth might be yesterdays man, but his new gang can't undo the carnage he's left them with, no matter how many chairs they scramble to put back in place.
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