How long until "recruitment agents" start calling it Macos?
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Dan is the man!
Dan1980 said "To the article, his best point is about the TPP/TTIP treaties, which are exactly as he says..."
This is the really important story here. The TPP/TTIP treaties are looking to place corporations over and above democratically elected governments.
In the U.K. there will be a referendum on the E.U., but the people will be lead sleep walking in to the TPP/TTIP treaties; and the general media coverage of the TPP/TTIP treaties will act as a natural soporific!
A rock and a hard place
Apple are caught between adding new features and making the old stuff work well.
IMHO I think that Apple have been too busy try to add new features and updating the GUI and have not given enough time to clean up things after them.
My favourite version of OS X was Snow Leopard; it was relatively small and fast. What it did; it did well.
I only moved from Snow Leopard when new apps that I wanted were only supported on more recent version of OS X; and then I moved from Snow Leopard to Mavericks just before Yosemite shipped because I wanted to last stable version of OS X.
I think that Apple needs a Snow Leopard moment again; i.e. clean out the crud and ensure what is there works.
Re: Surprising choice
I am writing this on a MacBook Pro; which is my main computer.
I have a HP ML115 running FreeNas, another HP ML115 running Windows 7, and a Dell PowerEdge 2900 which I plan to set up as another FreeNas Server.
A computer is a tool; and I try to use the "right" tool for the job.
Does this make me a Mac owner who is not a fanboy?
"I still want a full fat laptop with DVD player" I agree; well almost
I want the space for a DVD just so that can remove the DVD and replace it with an SSD. That way I get the speed of a good sized SSD and the storage of a good sized HD for speed. Any DVD content I need I can rip when it on the move; Rip once Copy many.
Graham Wilson - I totally agree!
if you wanted quality a radio one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a Hi-Fi one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a T.V. one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a monitor one bought Sony,
Sony products were not cheap, buy it was worth paying the extra for the quality.
I still remember with great fondness my Walkman WM-D6C Pro. A truly great product, it was heavy and ate batteries, and it sounded wonderful.
What did Sony make afterwards?
The Mini-Disc, a potentially very fine format for its day limited by excessive copy protection.
Today I can not think a product category where I would want to buy a Sony product.
Realy realy sad.
This is what we tend to forget
Apple is not a "magic" company, Apple's A4 processor is not significantly better than any other companies' processor, etc.
The significantly above average IT literate readers of The Register know this; but what we forget is that Apple gets the little things right. The "responsive as an iPhone" comment from Anonymous Coward @ 10th June 2010 13:16 GMT is a good example of this.
This is what matters to the 90% of the population, who are technologically illiterate. In the Jim Zemlin article, http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2010/tc2010069_622120.htm , he said
"... Providing a good user experience isn't paramount under the white lights of the data center.
In consumer electronics, it's a different story."
The average reader of The Register can probably jail-break an iPhone if he or she wished to do so, but the bulk of the population does not know what jail-breaking is and probably don't care.
Can't see Western Digital Scorpio Blue 640GB - Really
I bought one from yoyoTech a couple of weeks ago and it is now in my MacBook Pro.
They, yoyoTech, only have one left as I type this but this goes to show that they do exist in the wild.
Price:£100.97 inc VAT
Two letters. Sounds simple enough.
Let us imagine this
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets a letter.
Person A switches to ISP2. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets another letter.
Is this the second letter for Person A?
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets two letters.
Person A switches to ISP2.
Would ISP1 have to tell ISP2 that Person A had been sent two letters?
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets two letters.
Person A switches to ISP2. A month passes.
Person A switches to ISP1. Do the "two letters" still apply? What about after six months, or a year or two years...
Consumers needed to be educated...
"Mandy also said this morning that consumers needed to be educated about the “value of intellectual property rights” to change public perceptions about downloadable content."
Do the media companies need to be educated about the “value of intellectual property rights"?
Person A downloads a video or piece of music.
How much has the media company lost?
The full price of the retail item or the average retail price or the most discounted retail price or the rental price?
Would person A ever have bought or rented the item?
Surely all the big players are in the doing the same.
From www.hardmac.com "According to one of our sources, Apple is finalizing the future Mac Pro models. They are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU, known as Gulftown, that Intel only demoed a couple of times so far."
I would guess that HP are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I would guess that Dell are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I would guess that IBM are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I created at petition on the number10 site in the hope of ending this.
Link to petition http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/BorderAgency-DNA/
Link to original article http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/09/border-agencys.html that alerted me to this
Link to Reddit post where we can hopefully raise the profile of this issue http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/9t9kr/petition_to_stop_the_border_agencys_dna_testing/
Link to Digg post http://digg.com/general_sciences/Scientists_Decry_Flawed_and_Horrifying_Nationality_Tests
What we know...
is that just because a dialog box appears asking us to download and install software xxxxx, we do not have to say yes.
Most of the people reading the reg will think about what is about to be installed and make a sensible choice. Most people do not read the reg and they would not understand the articles anyway.
Most, if not all, Reg readers know that everything that gets installed will almost in variably slow the PC down.
I was asked to look at PC for my brother's in-law that was taking about an hour to boot. Yes I said AN HOUR. The owner clearly installed everything that had ever been offered. I am still cleaning it up. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
The last paragraph on the first page should have told me I did not need to read further...
...but I did read to the end.
The phrase "Our ratings are based on comparing iPhone-style features..." said it all.
I said very soon to a number of people after I bought my iPhone 2G.
If you want more and better features buy the Nokia N95/N96, or the Sony something.
If you want a phone that you will enjoy using buy the iPhone.
If the 400% increase in uploads from mobile handsets is true then once again usability scores over features. Those who have the iPhone will use more of the features that it has.
I have asked friends who have had Nokia N95 and 96, Blackberrys etc. "Do you ever use the internet on your phone?" and a common answer is "I tried it once."
Steve Jobs is not God!
Bill Gates is not the devil!
"Design is more than how it looks. Design is how it works."
"The Life Cycle of a government IT Project" Updated
Between Step 1) and Step 2) there should be the step which is named
"Buy all the kit for a multi-year IT project in the first three months of the project"
Between Step 6) and Step 7) there should be the step which is named
"Sell all the kit that was bought for a multi-year IT project in the first three months of the project"
From Page 66 of the Report. Is the U.K. that bad?
The 25 locations with the most computers cleaned by Microsoft anti-malware desktop products in 2H08
Country/Region------------------Computers Cleaned in 2H08
I have only shown the first three, because that is scary enough.
@ Erik Aamot and the person who title his post "Knight Rider "
Apple Dual 4-Core as a base line (only because I am lazy and this was the quick selection)
Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors
6GB (six 1GB) memory
640GB hard drive
18x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB
DELL™ PowerEdge™ T610 (configured to match above, see notes)
Manufacture 1 U.K. Price £2,513.00 (ex VAT)
Manufacture 2 U.K. Price £2,499.00 (Inc VAT)
Which one is the over priced, "translucent hues" Mac?
I hope this helps.
Note 1 This can not be an exact match because the feature set is different,
e.g. the Dell can have 8x3.5" drive the Mac only 4, and
I could see an option for a graphics card for the dell.
Note 2 I didn't add a mouse or keyboard to the price of the dell, because I assume people would have these already.
Note 3 The Dell does include an O.S.
£99 for the DVD
The one for the MacBook Air only costs £64.
But what I really like are the options:-
"Get Started Support, 2 Months limited access to Presto for 2 queries [£49.00 or £2/month1]", and
"PC Installation setup"
By installation do they mean that they put it on your lap for you every time you change location?
How to improve performance of Excel charts on the Mac
Use CrossOver, http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ , and install Office 2000/2003/XP (i.e. the PC version).
CrossOver only uses one of the cores, but it is still so much faster than Office 2008 for the Mac at editing charts.
I hope this helps.