Just better at marketing bullshit than Microsoft.
How many Apple servers do you have in your data centre versus Windows or even Linux ones?
AC flameproof mask as the Appletards will try and flame me.
1022 posts • joined 11 May 2007
You used to make phones so well.
I used to be a huge fan of Nokia phones, they were solid and dependable.
I love what I do for a living (if I didn't why would be a reading an IT publication) but I don't want my phone to be anything other than just that, my mobile phone, I don't want a mini replica of my desktop.
I've owned a Nokia 3310 (Excellent phone) 3510i (not bad but screen looked a bit washed out) 6230i (superb phone I'd still be using if the service provider I was with at the time hadn't given me the wrong unlocking code when I wanted to move)
I then switched to Sony Ericsson and came back to Nokia when I bought a 6700 Classic which was good but the keypad build quality wasn't the best.
Then switched to HTC (which was useless), SE and now am using a Nokia Asha 300 which is ok but does not have the solid build feel of Nokias of old.
Why don't they just go back to making phones as they used to as I'm sure there's others out there just like me that think that one Android Smartphone or Windows Smartphone is much like the next one.
Tried this on a test PC at work and could only stand it for 10 minutes its so bad.
May-Jo Foley's blog entry here http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsofts-windows-8-release-preview-whats-in-and-whats-out/12826?tag=mantle_skin;content indicates Microsoft intend to stop hacks to bring back the Start Menu.
While some can draw parellels with the demise of Program Manager in favour of the Start Menu this really is a retrograde step.
With Vista the interface looked nice but the 'engine' of the OS was neglected while with Windows 7 they fixed that but with this they've just got it all wrong.
How do you go about backing up the software images on these things or are you in the Apple situation where you are dependent on the manufacturer continuing to host the image for your particular system or are you expected to purchase a USB flash drive/HDD to back up the image onto.
Or is it dependent on a useless recovery partition?
Not sure whether you have seen the story elsewhere about the patent M$ has filed.
Somewhere in the not too distant future Windows will stream from the cloud as will Office I'll bet, why do you think the new Windows has an app store?
And then of course there's apple with Lion, Mountain Lion and their app store with no disks.
This company seems to lurch from one problem to the next.
Joined them briefly last year after having been a happy O2 customer for 5 years and not having to call on Customer Service as the thought of getting paid to give advice on the forum was appealing, however the port in process took over 48 hours and within a few days of joining their system temporarily slapped a lost bar on my phone for no apparent reason.
It was lifted the next morning by an 'agent' after I raised a ticket but it did concern me that I could be left with a non functioning phone without warning.
Thinking that they may have improved I tried again in December, port in was smoother but there was absolute carnage on the forums as many people were reporting their old SIMs had stopped working but their number was not attached to their new GiffGaff SIM so was in a no mans land.
This went on until the week between Christmas and New Year.
The other annoying thing is the forums are often hard to read because you get the same peiece of advice repeated or complete rubbish posted within a matter of seconds by people who constantly stalk the forums looking for easy money but have no clue about what they are talking about.
In the end I decided to take out a SIM only contract with Tesco Mobile so that there is some comeback if I have an issue.
I disagree with your review, had one of these and was lucky enough that where I bought it from happily exchanged it for a Samsung S7800, it just simply died after 11 months despite being properly ventilated.
When I claimed under the wwaranty they sent back a badly beaten up refurb.
Dreadful, I'd not buy a Humax again, the Samsung S7800 is a much better machine.
The news channel has been available on 211 on Freesat for a while, it is broadcast (my freesat box isn't connected to my router) so can be watched if you are so inclined.
Watched about 5 minutes as any debates on issues seem to be rather tame as you would expect.
I believe in several articles it was mentioned that the Kindle was Amazon's attempt to get someone to buy and carry the cash register (that's a till in Blighty of course but then you have to forget your roots to sell advertising on t'internet) but now you are selling excusively through this platform and forgetting those of us who prefer reading a paperback, or what about making it available via a download area after payment in PDF?
I think it's time to drop the slogan of 'biting the hand that feeds IT' as you stopped doing that some time ago.
Ofcom will always rule to the benefit of those that pay the largest fees.
The big boys care only about margins, service quality isn't on their list which is why:
1. The throttle the crap out of connections to spend less on infrastructure or don't
2. They outsource tech support to whereever they can get away with paying peanuts this month.
Contrast this with the smaller operators that cost a bit more:
1. UK based customer support
2. No throttling.
3. Regular investment in their networks.
This being an IT based site and most of us working in IT we can of course bang on about single points of failure but you should remember this is on a ship where space is limited and the kit to support the function isn't exactly small I bet.
Remember it is a ship of war and is already the size oif a small island, any bigger and it would give the enemy even easier target practice.
Is that Western governments don't force those they disagree with into forced labour camps or tear down houses without warning.
The thing they have in common is that they both spin things to their own ends and only the truly foolish don't realise this.
Even so, I'd rather be in the West any day.
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