MS saved us from Bethesda! That company was awful. Let's face it Activision isn't a nice company either.
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Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain
"There are two reasons for what we're doing. First, we want to have a direct relationship with our customers wherever we can
I think they actually meant google takes 30% and google takes 30%. Updates will be a pain in the arse there is no reason to use to use their site. Like the rubbish unreal installer. Its all about the cash.
Look at all those wonderful alternatives insight.....Oh wait
I want one that works. Lets not overlook the fact that Google forcing manufacturers to not fill phones with crapware has done wonders. I love my phone restoring in no time. I like consistency. Most variants are just abandon ware with a poor user experience at best, those that arn't such as FireOS should be.
Android is now very popular because you know what you are getting when you buy it.
Re: The thing about Linux Desktop
Wasn't there a very high return on Linux boxes when they started selling them on the highstreet?
People don't like change and moving from Windows to Linux is a kick in the nuts. Its horrible to get used to. You also have to learn all new programs as most wont run on Linux. For a small fee the user can stick with windows and be happy. That is why Linux doesn't sell.
You also have to:
retrain Staff to use the OS
Retrain staff to use the Open office or some half baked option
Retrain other companies when office wont open the files that came from that software, or they look like crap.
Hire more expensive staff to maintain it.
Custom build all of your software because no one supports it on the desktop.
It goes on and on. No one produces software for it, no knows how to use it, no one wants the hassle of learning how to use it to save a tiny cost in the grand scale of things.
Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads
You know that the internet is optional? You guys can go back to writing your own content on A4 paper? Or you could start a movement so that everyone pays for access to sites!!! whats that you dont want to pay? People blocking ads will mean less people use them which will mean more garbage ads and less content. the ads most people hate are sites that no one would want to advertise on or providers desperate for revenue. By blocking ads surely your just making this worse? And to those who say "If i have to see ads i'll go somewhere else" You chose to use an ad blocker rather than avoid a site so i doubt that.
Re: Great Table
What kind of tech person still uses XP on the internet? Or at all?
22% in a year isnt bad for a free OS. Linux is 20 years old and still has almost no interest for people as an everyday driver. Im not sure "Its so secure if you know what your doing" and "All windows users are retards" is working as a sales pitch.
I dont think most people really care that Microsoft take usage statistics because we give worse away to tescos and google. But we do get better services because of this.
I think it depends on what bargain basement parts have been fitted to the machine. I had a Lenovo with an old intel wireless card. Had to mod the fecking bios to install a different card as they locked it down. Now Windows 10 runs like a dream. I would imagine Samsungs problem is they used cheap parts and their 2 man team for software updates for the entire company are a little over worked.
wtf is a kilometre everything is in miles in the UK. We drive on the other side of the road so we can stab you in the face with a sword with our best arm! And the reason we have roundabouts and traffic lights is we are too rude and inconsiderate to wait for someone else turn! However unlike Americans when we see someone in need we do help. We dont just shoot them, hit them with the bible or throw them in a volcano if your tom cruise :P
Re: When is ad-blocking ethical?
I guess its also their site so they wont show it to you in that case :P Obviously what you want is premium level internet access for a fee per month. Google have already trialled it but people are just too tight to pay for services. People gota get paid!.
The worst in advertising usually comes from porn, piracy, copy cat sites and facebook. So you could avoid those. People should at least consider supporting sites such as theregister because you are too tight to pay per month for it.
Turn it off to support the sites you enjoy so you dont ruin it for everyone!! Tight ass people like yourself have already brought Micro Transactions upon mobile games, lets not do the same for the rest of the internet.
Re: "Freezing out third-party apps"
Ad blockers are no better than piracy for free websites!! You either pay for it or you get adverts. Having said that maybe anti virus solutions should start blocking ad networks that are either intrusive, carry malware or are facebook. There should be something more central to kill off bad add networks or force them to reform.
Re: Keep on with the autoplaying auto-expanding video, sound, and light-show free-for-all
Targeted adds arnt really that bad are they? Apples news, music, assistance and mapping all suck because they cant draw from this information. Its a small price to pay for much better service if you ask me as you cant get a personal service without it.
Unless your up to no good. In which case you should go with Apple.
Re: I am not a fucking product.
Your right lets not buy Windows we shall use.................Nope nothing comes to mind.
"What about Linux" - its free but nothing supports it not even its own community half the time. Its just abandon ware on a grand scale. Its great if you want to be messing around with the OS all the time, but id much rather be blowing stuff up on Just Cause 3.
What about Mac OSX - I'm sure fisher price do a cheaper product with more use.
Will anyone ever switch to Linux. every update to anything in windows or osx gets this same reaction and no one ever switches because Linux is a waste of space for most people. the learning curve is vertical and no software supports it. That combined with the fact that their community is mostly unhelpful prick's who look down on everyone because they use a free office alternative to create files no one can open. Yes we all love free stuff but most things are free for a reason.
Re: Would you believe Windows XP market share went UP last week?
Who would install XP willingly or under torture? There is no hardware worth running that would run better on XP.
10 is a very good OS so far. Not work ready quite yet but very close. Its an excellent home OS with a few settings tweaked and an SSD for good measure.
Re: Service pack
Half the time is abandoned by the manufacturer. I don't think anyone should buy a phone that isn't a Nexus variant if you want a good experience with android. Cyanogen and all that bollocks can sod off as well, half the time they seem like they are about to fragment. Its a die hard few, or people with abandoned phones that turn to it.
You skipped a few intel chips to make them seem better?
Pentium - You added Athlon so why not :P
Duel Core - That means 2 processors taped together as they hadnt mastered cores
Celeron - This means duel or quad processor that could be newer or older than an atom, but is it better or worse than atom?
Atom - Low powered Celeron? who knows, they run cold and stick them in crap tablets
i3 - good
i5 - better
i7 - best
Athlon - Defunct brand
FX4 - 4 Core
FX6 - 6 Core - This probably gets confusing as intel dont really do more than quad :P
FX8 - 8 core
A8 - Low power good
A10 - Low power better
FX<insert random number here> - ?
Re: My main gaming rig is AMD...
Radeon is the same as calling something g-force. I in no way could tell you what the best nVidia card is :P Intel chipsets are still retarded, and they have the processor names Atom, i3, i5, i7, Xeon, celeron and a few other crazy ones, but then which one has multithreding, how many cores? Its retarded. Especially the Xeons.