* Posts by Tilting_at_windmills

4 posts • joined 17 Apr 2012

Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry


Two issues I see here.

1. People decrying developers writing apps to IE6/ActiveX/etc.

These developers write to the capabilities of the machine in front of them - expecting MS to continue to support them. Nobody performed an architectural review of the components/interfaces used prior to application deployment. The fact that the vendor was leading them up s**t creek is largely an MS issue.

2. Upgrades not performed.

Vendor upgrades are always carrot and stick to entice the customer to upgrade. MS has been unable to create an enticing enough carrot in all these years - so meet the stick. Customers have been warned for years about this potential - but never felt threatened enough to sign the cheque. We can only hope that equation is now somewhat rebalanced - at least for the short term.

Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud


Free Upgrade

I was surprised at the seemingly generous nature of the free upgrade for all recent hardware with Maverick.

Now I am looking for the 'Sponsored by your friendly NSA' sticker!

Microsoft lobs licensing liposuction at Server 2012


"clearly weren't enough sales of WHS"

Well of course not - once Drive Extender was removed, there was no incentive to pay good money to 'trade up'. I still believe there is a market with peoples growing volume of pictures, movies, mp3 etc for a home server - just MS does not understand how to address it.

Dad sues Apple for pushing cash-draining 'free' games at kids


Re: Dangerous

Never store your CC on the phone - always buy the Itunes cards for online redemption.

Call me paranoid - but it preserves my particular brand of sanity.

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