Re: So Windows phone
And who'll notice?
1469 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
But this is the new microsoft, so the FUD is all about itself.
It really is looking like this mythical windows phone will be scrapped before I ever see one in the wild! If anyone does come across one, keep it. Museums will be interested, otherwise there will only be the rumours of its existence as we have now.
2017: The year of Linux on the desktop, from seeds sown July 29th 2015.
Microsoft - your new windows sounds great, and I'd love to help you with this latest beta due July 29th. When it begins, where do I file bug reports?
Correct. Automatically pushing this beta to end users with no way back is stupid beyond belief. With the loathsome Windows 8.x, it needed someone with at least some tech knowledge to manage the "upgrade". The support problems on even the slightest failure will make the Win8/Vista problems seem like a summer picnic. Think of the skill level of ordinary home users, not Reg readers. Most would be pushed to even tell you what version of Windows they are running.
Because showing correctly formed webpages just doesn't give that authentic microsoft experience.
Yeah, and Elop is out of a job too - he'll be given as warm a welcome back as the burnt out platform he just scarpered from.
There's s theory his job was just to stop Nokia launching an Android phone, thus making things easier for Microsoft to launch a mobile OS of their own.
Well, the first part is done so he can fuck off now. We're still waiting for the second.
Windows 8 - no one wants because its too radical
Widows 10 - no one wants because its not radical enough
You may have a point there.
"Hi! I'm SShitty, your personal cute connectivity agent. It looks like you're trying to log in to another computer securely using some brand new key exchange based system we've never heard of before. Would you like me to constantly get in your face while you attempt to do that? "
The problem regarding how to show running apps over multiple desktops was solved by XFCE years ago - with multiple monitors too. I'm sure many other Linux desktops too. Jeez, this "it's new to us so must be new to the world" attitude got old back in the W95 days.
And we see this week the beginnings of the eventual forcing of everyone to upgrade. Upgrade they will, but not the way you think.
I never would have thought ms themselves would fight so hard to make next year the year of Linux on the Desktop. Remember that includes Chromebooks...
You're fapping it wrong.
I've been playing with Windows 10 this week, so can say with confidence there's absolutely no reason for a Windows 7 user to "upgrade".
Your extorting it wrong.
Microsoft will have to set up a really big, robust test army to shake all the bugs from this one. Do they have any history of finding people to "help" them with this?
Great move, microsoft - keep up this fantastic initiative. Please.
Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."
They are both correct in their respective local frames of reference, since the laws of physics apply equally to every point in the universe. This is why there can never be such a thing as absolute time.
And merely existing. Make 2, synchronise them then fly one round the world. The times on each now differ - which one is right?
Depends on how you define a smartphone. I say the acid test is if it can multitask properly, as indeed was seen on Symbian. Embracing full Linux naturally extends that to Android. More basic designs, such as the iPhone and anything from microsoft are more like enhanced feature phones in this respect.
When they "killed" Nokia they had almost zero market share. Look how well they've done since - Nokia must be mad to try to overtake them. Didn't they learn anything from being told they were on a burning platform?
The Green Rectangle looks like what you see in the status bar of a smartphone as its about to shut down because the battery is flat. And it told you so.
How much did someone get paid to come up with this?
Way to go on getting that market share above floor noise.
"Now we've established what you are, let's talk more about that price."
As if anyone had any doubt who Google had in mind when it took on that slogan.
Taxpayers only get to choose the method their cash is swiped, not the amount. Your choices:
The Party of Corruption: Tories - in it for themselves and chums
The Party of Incompetence: Labour - even if they mean well, they'll screw it up
The Party of the Clueless: LibDems - Policies change with the wind and even when in power none get implemented
Some combination of those plus a token minnow will get power. You can try to change things by choosing the minnow, but the system is rigged so even if elected in a coalition, the bigger party will behave as if they are the sole ones in power. Just look to the current lot being the best example, and see what policies in the LibDems similar waste of paper before the last election were implemented.
It's been that way from the start and ain't gonna change any time soon.
Do you want microsofts mighty ad machine ramming all that down your throat?
I hear interesting things about Nokia - they have a great Android tablet out (it has "apps" too), are breaking amazing ground with 5G and, as we hear today, are considering buying Alcatel-Lucent to make them rival Ericsson in the network provision space.
I'm betting the conversations between them and microsoft when the beast wants to pollute the airwaves with its quaint little toys, such as this one, on this tech will be fascinating.
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