* Posts by George 24

112 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009


Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

George 24

Windows 8.1

My 2 cents worth (talking from a desktop perspective, not tablet):

Windows 8.1 is a good OS. It is stable, integrates well in active directory, runs just about any programs that was running on Vista and 7. The biggest issue by far is the modern UI. It does not make sense when the OS is used on a desktop or laptop for that matter.

If MS decided to listen to the customers and managed to detect the hardware platform and docking status to present either the classic desktop with a real start menu if no touch screen is available, if it is a desktop chassis, if it is docked or the modern UI if it is tablet chassis and it is not docked, the OS would be much more accepted.

We are about to roll-out windows 8.1 in the corporate environment. Classic Shell is our savior. From a user perspective, with classic shell loaded, it is like using XP or 7 (close enough), no re-training needed.

As a tablet, I am not a fan. Android and IOS are far friendlier to use, but they don't run our corporate apps...

Maybe Windows 9???

Microsoft spruces up crap apps in early Win8 update

George 24

Re: All these apps for news, sport, weather, video etc..........

I just hope that Apple has not patented the "one app for each thing" M$ could find themselves in court.

Telstra to extend reach of 4G network

George 24

66% of the population

That is: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and maybe Perth.

'$199' Surface tablets: So crazy it might work, or just crazy?

George 24

hope they do

Because if MS can manage to release the device at that price it will bring the price of every other device down.

It would also show how Apple has been overpricing their devices. Of course there will be the law suits because bundling hardware and OS will deemed unfair. The lawyers are already spending their Christmas bonuses....

Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

George 24

Re: Are you watching, Neelie Kroes?

Lets hope all manufacturers, including Apple, will be subjected to the same standards. It will widen consumers choices.

George 24

Rather than

spending time and money to make it harder to pirate the OS, sell it cheap enough so people just buy it....

George 24

Re: And if I don't want Windows?

Same as if you buy a Mac with intent to run another OS on it....

Tax office will let you deduct virtualisation software

George 24

What a load of

Who in their right mind would purchase virtualisation software and/or windows OS just for the purpose of lodging a tax return? Can you deduct your time to install the software at IT rates? If the ATO really wants you to lodge on-line, it should provide software that runs on multiple OS.

Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40

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Outside the US and Canada

I just hope that this will be available to the entire world, not just the U$ and Canada like it was the case for discounted pre-sale W7.... And for those who don't like Metro UI, don't upgrade, very simple.

Dell Windows 8 tablet, hybrid details leak

George 24

Low specs!!!

Why bother with an atom processor? If one wants to have a low power tablet, get an ARM... If you want to run x86/64 then get a i5/i7 or a AMD APU. 2GB RAM, including graphics?? What is wrong with 4GB? Better resolution is also needed. Could also have larger SSD.

The duo format is not the way to go, the tablet has to be removable, ASUS transformer style.

Dell does not seem to have learned anything from the failures that Latitude ST and Inspiron Duo are.....

Dell flees netbook market, dumps Minis

George 24

Sounds like

Dell tablets are not too far away. In the style of Asus transformer hopefully. Windows 8 either in x86 or arm. Bring it on

Microsoft to offer dual upgrade path for Windows 8

George 24

The most complicated

The most challenging and complex process in upgrading to win 7 was to find out what licence was needed. Too many editions, too many different options for different countries. Lets hope MS has this sorted as well.

Mozilla promises more speed with Firefox 9 beta

George 24

Firefox road mao

13 Nov - FF9

14 Nov - FF10 Beta

17 Nov - FF10

FF28 due on Christmas day.

As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

George 24

Ground breaking

What is ground breaking in iPhone 4s? Obviously the ability to contribute a bit more to global warming....

Cable employee admits replacing Superbowl feed with porn

George 24



Apple versus Samsung: key points in the ruling

George 24


Toyota sues Hyundai because their car has four wheels, and looks like a Corolla. Apple you suck.

Apple wins for now: no Galaxy 10.1 in Oz

George 24
Paris Hilton

Let us hope

that Samsung does not introduce a "design fault" in the next batch of screens they build for Apple. That would be a laugh...

Paris, because she is vindictive.

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

George 24

A great mind is lost

The world is poorer for the loss of Steve. His legacy will go on. Condolences to his family.

RAM prices set to 'free fall'

George 24

Once upon of time

A complete os needed only 64 kb....

Windows 8 ribbon entangles Microsoft

George 24

Yes but

Please, consider that the current version of office is 2010, not 2007. The ribbon in office 2007 was so bad it was significantly and for the better in the later version. So if you have to have a ribbon, base it on 2010. With screens getting wider, the realestate is on the horizontal plan. Putting fat ribbons at the top does not make sense anymore.

Dell puts gun to Streak 5 tablet, pulls trigger

George 24


The streak 5" has been my"phone" for a while. Like most who like the streak 5 I don't use the phone much, but it is a nice add on to a good size tablet. I understand it is not for all. it will be a pain to have to carry 2 devices to achieve the same.

Hey dumbo, Facebook isn't sharing telephone numbers

George 24

Too easy

Facebook has yet again made it too easy for phones to sync contact info to the site. All info sharing should be off by default and then it should be made difficult to enable. Once enabled it should warn before the first few syncs. And removing sync and info should be made superb easy.

Nokia's software exits the US market

George 24

Is it genius or madness?

Then difference between genius and madness is success. Is it possible that M$Okia are seeing something that is missing? A mobile OS that integrates with corporate systems running on good quality devices? After all that is how blackberry made a squillion back in the old days when emails to mobile was the ultimate integration.

Microsoft preps 13 updates for August Patch Tuesday

George 24

If your os was a car

It would be doing 500 kph and consume 2 litres per 100 kms. Sure it would need restarting once in a while. Ask per bagging M$ for software that need patching. Show me a os that doesn't.

Microsoft man saves drowning woman

George 24


It had been a Google employee he would have placed an ad for personal floating devices.

PCTV NanoStick T2 USB TV tuner

George 24


TinyTwin usb tuner from digitalnow has been out for years. Nothing new here.

Samsung-Apple Wars: Galaxy blocked Down Under

George 24

For f... Sake

, Cost of hardware 10% legal costs 90%. Crapple sues Samsung, Samsung sues HTC and HTC sues Crapple. And the consumer forks out the bill.

HTC sues Apple in the UK

George 24

How much cheaper

would smart phones and tablets be if CrApple stopped sewing Samsung who stopped sewing M$ who stopped sewing HTC who stopped sewing CrApple.... Hardware $20, legal fees $600.

VMware taxes your virtual memory

George 24

VMware is paving the way

for hyper-v. M$ must be pinching themselves. Hyper-v may not be as good yet, but of VMware becomes money hungry, M$ could catch up.

Aussie carbon tax in actually-makes-sense shocker

George 24

Simple maths

Oz gvt will give back 50% of the tax to ordinary Aussies. Since there is no way businesses will absorb the other half, it leaves the compensation around 50% short.

So cut the political crap and just admit it will cost us to clean the air.

Apple patent: 'Pour' your data from iPhone to iPad

George 24

What a waste

of processing power. It is useless, but if Apple sells it, it will be a hit.

Deep inside AMD's master plan to topple Intel

George 24


Let us hope that AMD will produce a great processor and give intel a kick up the butt. If the processor is good enough, it will become popular.

Behind Microsoft's $15 Samsung Android royalty claim

George 24

Out of court settlement...

Could it be that ms is getting close to have win 8 mobile ready? I can smell a "put our os on your hardware and we forget our patents"

Ballmer leaves investors speechless in Seattle

George 24

Bill Gates

Had a vision. Yes he did. Today we have standards. Files can be shared between different systems. if it had been to Apple or IBM, we would be buggered for sure.

Love or hate M$, the contribution is enormous. Balmer should retire ASAP. Give the job to that guy, you know... Linus T. That would be inovative!

Tag Heuer readies €4700 Froyo phone

George 24

Brands and fashion

The price to pay for brand name. Really it is like paying Louis Vuitton price for a suitcase or Dior for a perfume... Some just have too much money.

Telstra announces copper retirement agreement

George 24

Only if

Telstra is obligated to on-sell its fiber services. I would hate to return to the old monopoly with a company as unscrupulous as Telstra.

Galileo 'can deploy 24 satellites with existing funding'

George 24


Glad to see the EU providing competition to the US. I wonder how many patent quarrels this will generate.

Google bypasses admin controls with latest Chrome IE

George 24


Is over stepping again. There are many valid reasons why corporate pcs are locked and if google wants to gain ground in the corporate environment, it should look at ways to better fit in, not ways to bypass controls. The site is now on my black list.

Mac OS X Lion to include browser-only boot

George 24

Browser choices

Will the EU force Apple to offer the feature with multiple browsers???

Apple pilfers rips off student's rejected iPhone app

George 24

Try using one of crapple icon

Crapple would sue the pants off anyone using just the icon from their os or app, let alone the idea or technology. iHypocrite

Mac trojan evades Apple's brand new security fix

George 24


It is a trojan.....

Apple admits scareware problem, at last

George 24

Microsoft is expected...

To remove malicious software. It releases an update for this purpose every month. Having said this, the corporate line for many organisations, IT or not, is denial of issues to start with, then comes the real solutions. Apple, Telstra, M$, Governments all do it.

Steve Ballmer window-dresses Windows 8

George 24

I can't wait

Bring it on. I don't care if you love or hate M$ or Apple or Linux (what ever flavor). The more choices we will have in the tablet space the better. And if we can finally have a tablet that will run corporate applications and activeX, fantastic.

Before bagging M$, wait for the OS to come out, it may be real good... who knows.

Aussies demand Poms cough up first 'Australia' map

George 24

If Australia is so bad

Why are there so many poms living in OZ? As per the map, it belongs to England.

Why Microsoft is Acorn and Symbian is the new CP/M

George 24

windows an os?

Windows 3, 95, 98 is a gui for dos, same a mac os is gui for unix. The other variant in mobile world domination is the current stronghold of Ms in the enterprise market. This will force many to use win7 phones and in 2030 it may well be the no 1 mobile. In th 80's, enterprise were running mainframes, not exactly what your average home User would have in his lounge room.

Windows hits 25

George 24

happy birthday

And to celebrate twenty five years, I finally removed the dual boot from my laptop and run 100% Linux. Long live windows, still one of the best around.

Most smartphone users breach employers’ security, says survey

George 24

no surprise

If employees were not constantly trying to abuse their employers networks, security would not have to be so tight.....

ICO reopens Google Street View privacy probe

George 24

the postman

The postman is standing in your street, you waive your arms, he comes to your door, you let him in your house and he steals your wallet. Its not illegal because you invited him in?

Two-year wait for Windows 8, MS blurts

George 24

take your time Ms

Please, take as long as you want. Make 7 last as long as xp. 7 is a very good os, and with 6+ years support and sp's, I willow be very happy.

Google: Street View cars grabbed emails, urls, passwords

George 24

The Authorities

"We want to delete the rest of the payload data as soon as possible and will continue to work with the authorities to determine the best way forward."

Could this mean the authorities want to have a good look at the data before deleting it ..... or not?



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