They all cheered the T-Rex
When it ate the lawyer in the movie Jurassic Park.
760 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007
When it ate the lawyer in the movie Jurassic Park.
Unless Microsoft almost gives away WinRT for 7" tablets, there will not be any competition with the 7" android tablets - the OS costs too much at that price point. If Microsoft makes a 7" tablet, they could compete with the 7" android tablets, but would piss off the other hardware manufacturers.
Our boa is about as big as that young Burm (full grown female Burms get as long as 18 feet), and it isn't dangerous to circle the neck like that. But too much bigger, and it would be a problem.
<<Windows Phone 8 has 120,000 apps available and 46/50 of the most popular apps on iOS/Android>>
Of course, those are WP7 apps that are at the single fixed WP7 screen resolution, and not taking advantage of the newer phones higher resolution screen.
When the Nokia WP7 phones were first sold in the US, there was one color of one model that sold out - and it was repeatedly mentioned for months that the Nokia WP7 phones were so popular that they were selling out.
Not only do I visit the sites, but I often see other news articles at those sites that I'll read, too.
I don't think so for this Christmas. I'll guess:
Nexus 7 8GB $150
Nexus 7 16GB $200
Nexus 7 32GB $250
Nexus 10 16GB $300
I've got a plasma Panasonic TV - according to Consumer Reports, a better picture and more reliable than Samsung.
I bought some stuff on Amazon years ago for my kids when they were little. I still get suggestions for similar things, but they are both in college now.....
<<Doh, the iPAd is a standard 4:3 screen whilst everything else out there is wide 16:9.>>
The Google Nexus 7 is 16:10.
Usually Microsoft's latest OS takes a couple of service packs before they get it right. With WP8, it's such a dramatic change internally I expect that there are going to be quite a few teething problems.
Of course, someone will point out how much testing it has gotten, but Vista was heavily tested, too.
We have a cat. It is a nasty, evil thing. Too bad our boa is too small to eat it.
Why would you put the memory in a place that would be susceptable to damage?
Well, it would give us a place where we could export a whole bunch of lawyers to.
<<<People seldom like to learn to use new interfaces/desktops when the old familiar way to work is available to them.>>>
<<<So to me, if 25% of new users actually favour W8 over W7 I'd say that's a pretty good sign.>>>
Yes, but most of those who are running W8 right now are not your typical Windows users.
<<<There's a solution: Simply bring an asteroid into orbit around the Earth to block out the Sun.>>>
Sounds great - what could possibly go wrong?
"I suspect it won't be long before I can get a 7" tablet for £100 or less."
You can get several 7" tablets at newegg for around $75. Of cours, they probably are not very good.
When the Amazon fire came out, it had a BOM of close to $200. After around 9 months, the BOM dropped around $50. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Nexus 7 BOM drops similarly. Take away the Google Play credit, and you are down to $125.
They loaded IOS6 onto their iPhone 4, and then couldn't find the Apple Store because of the broken maps.
In the US, most smartphone users are on a two year contract that subsidizes most if not all of the cost of the phone. It's been well over two years since the iphone 4 was introduced, so there is alot of pent up demand for the iphone 5 - much more than if the iphone 5 would have been introduced on or before the 2 year annaversary of the iphone 4.
Since you are a former It support analyst, I'm surprised that you forgot that on XP some software won't run w/o admin priviledge.
Prices for tablets are dropping - a cheapo 7" tablet is less than $100, and decent ones will be at that price in a year or two. A 7" windows8-RT tablet w/ MS office will be quite a bit more - 50% to 100% more, unless Microsoft decides to subsidize them by giving their OS + Office for free. That could happen if Microsoft believed that they could make it back from their app store.
I'm waiting for the prices to drop on both the black drives and the mybook live units. BTW, the mybook live runs debian Linux and is fairly easy to jailbreak. I use rsync to keep my linux boxes at home backed up, and you can nfs mount the drives, too.
"WP8 is such a huge leap from WP7"
We've heard this for years.
WP7 is a huge leap from WM6.5
WP mango is a huge leap over WP7
WP tango is a huge leap over WP mango.
It's dead since app development will move to WP8, and there will be little to no backporting to WP7.
"1. WP8 now starts with an app store of over 100,000 apps. WP7 started with only 300. And all of those WP7 apps will run on WP8."
That's really great if you have a top of the line WP8 smart phone - all of those apps are in the old WP7 screen resolution, so they look like crap on a HD resolution screen.
Don't forget the added G forces from the catapult - think of the elderly and small children. Also, they have to beef up the structure to take the loads - increasing the weight of the aircraft.
They will probably go to a low G forcees system - a mild catapult effect to minimize the above problems.
As an atheist, most of the Christians I talk to don't believe in things like a 6000 year old earth - but they come from more mainstream churches liike the Catholic Church, Methodist Church, etc.
But since it has rounded corners they owe Apple another billion $.
"Are we really all perfectly happy with an industry that offers only TWO choices?"
It seems that way on the desktop - Windows by a huge margin, and a small percentage by Apple.
"Nokia may have dumped any plans to do Android at the same time as Windows, but if it does bomb they can still switch and rebuild."
Who knows what their contract with Microsoft allows? They may have to repay part of the money from Microsoft if they switch.
And that's why you buy a Nexus......
"Obama wouldn't, however, drive 12 hours with a dog strapped to the roof rack of his car."
Obama wouldn't do that - it dries out the meat.
Florian wasn't just flat out wrong - he was wrong by many orders of magnitude. And this wasn't the first time he was way off.
Rumors have WinRT going for $65-$85 to OEMs, so I doubt if they would price it the same.
I'm certain it won't be long before there will be claims that this will cause cancer or other medical problems.
I think it is Verizon that has licenced "Droid" from Lucas.
Exclusive worked for Apple because normally an exclusive deal works in a carriers favor, but Apple got control of the iphone and appstore in return. Nokia really gets nothing in return other than getting somebody to carry its phones.
My son upgraded from an iPhone to a Galaxy S2. He had quite a bit of itunes stuff, going back 5-6 years. He likes his S2 far better than his past iPhone and any current iPhone. And he isn't impressed by the rumors for the iPhone 5.
RHEL/CentOS tends to be quite a bit behind on the versions of software they are running - older, but very stable. RHEL6 is based on 3+ year old software, updated with security patches and bugfixes. (only a few packages are relatively new, such as firefox version 10). So getting it to run on RHEL would be alot harder than a distro that is based on recent versions of software.
"The cost of re-training is high, "
Of course, there are retraining costs with MS office - the new Metro interface might be a bigger change than switching to LO/OO, of Google Docs.
I'll have to admit that sometimes I just don't understand the "retraining" issue - you just poke and prod around it for a little bit, and off you go.
They could always call it XboxTV.
But we know it *won't* be called:
There will be an uptake in sales as people buy the remaining Windows 7 PCs to avoid the new Windows 8.
The I3 2105 was Intels "answer" to the Llano A8 series. Instead of the usual HD2000 graphics used in the other i3 processors, it has the HD3000 graphics to better compete with Llano.
At this size, it will only travel at 1 - 1 1/4 knots maximum speed. Will that be enough to outdo any currents and wind? Due to stability considerations, the solar cells will be fairly close to the water - more susceptable to being covered in salt and debris (reduction in power), and water damage.
Kia is doing well, setting sales records, getting great reviews.
No Kia? Just the opposite.
While WP7 apps are supposed to run on WP8, apps written to the new WP8/W8 are not compatable with WP7. So there is a question in terms of how long will developers support the WP7 apps?
CDs / DVDs have enough momentum in the system that there will be readers for them for quite a long time - maybe not 50 years, but at least 25 years.
It may mean that every 10 years or so you have to copy all of your archived data to a new format. Hoepfully capacities will keep on increasing which would make the effort to copy less.
"Plasma is hanging on because of demand for low-cost 2D models among cost-conscious consumers."
Plasma also has the best picture (as long as the room isn't excessively bright). As an example, my BD season 1 set of Game of Thrones (bought due to the Reg's excellent review of it) is amazing on plasma - the darks don't get washed out.
Linus says a couple of naughty words. Steve Ballmer throws chairs. Which is worse?
I can see it now - A picture of a car with a flat tire, with the slogan below it:
Windows 8: It's flat, too.
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