This won't knock the Amstrad Em@iler of the phone throne, it doesn't even run Spectrum games.
Paris, because I'd be her apprentice.
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I remember in 1999 we were set to start our second year of computer science at college. The C programming tutor had some kind of breakdown leaving us with a void in the curriculum. The solution? We all had to learn Cobol for a year instead. It really wasn't the progression from Pascal we were hoping for, and I'm glad to say I have never had to deal with it ever since then!
Happy birthday Cobol.
I think people are missing the point on this. For a start how many of your applications aren't compatible with Windows 7 in native mode? Not that many at all.
XP Mode is really there to draw a line under 32bit Windows and legacy code. It gives Windows 8 the ability to jettison all the old code and cater for backwards compatability through virtualisation and move on to a leaner code base.
I can't see why you would bitch about this, it's the best new feature to appear in Windows for years.
@Eddie....Active Directory? Come on seriously? you think NT4 is worth sticking with?
@Stuart I think you'll be surprised if you actually use it. I'm running Windows 7 on a 2ghz Pentium-M and it's just as quick and responsive as XP. Vista didn't last 2 days on it.
I think MS are referring to virtualisation in the style of Xen or Hypervisor. It's not a large additional overhead, it's only virtualising the application, not a copy of XP for each and every old app you run.
OSX included the virtualised environment for legacy compatability, and it did the trick for the transition period until everything went Intel native.
This atually really great news for Windows. By virtualising everything made for XP and before, when Windows 8 arrives MS can strip out all 16/32bit legacy code and have a really quick and lean OS.
The Registers articles are getting less and less credible lately.
I'll eat when I get hungry
I'll drink when I get dry
If the life I live don't kill me
Then I guess I'll never die
I'll tune up my fiddle
I'll rosin up my bow
And find a girl to hold me tight
Anywhere I go
Corn liquor corn liquor's what I cry
If you don't give me corn liquor boy
Somebody's gonna die
Somebody's gonna die oh lord
Somebody's gonna die
I use windows mobile 6 with the company exchange server. Push mail works a treat, google maps plays nicely with the gps. Granted it's not the prettiest OS but it works for me, I think people are being a bit over the top when it comes to bashing it.
Yes it's starting to look aged and needs some new features, but it works.
I just got an email from MS...a technet update about Windows 7, and in the first paragraph it says:
"So what are my first impressions? Well, for me it's those small changes which make it an exciting new OS. When I first tried to access my wireless at home it asked for the network key. But now the default is to display the characters, and the option is to hide them. Hurrah"
How is that secure? come on MS, get the basics right!
It's not a bug, but a risk. If malware can turn off UAC it current;y doesnt pop up and prompt the user. Therefore the malware can silently disable it.
It's Beta. It's hardly earth shattering news. Beta has flaw. shock horror.
We can moan if it's in the final. UAC is as someone else put it, a bandaid.
Stop putting "everyone" or "domain users" in the local admin groups. Stop running as admin.
I'm impressed with the Windows 7 Beta so far.
If they release 1 sku it will be the icing on the cake.
I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked to install a server for a small business, and found they are all running XP home (no domain option).
Make it small, fast, secure and affordable....and MS will be on to a winner
....that unless Linux takes a giant leap into precompiled, click and go usefulness the masses will never "get it", and Windows will continue to eveolve.
Linux was handed its chance with Vista. After testing Windows 7 Beta I think that door is about to be closed for another 3 years.
The sooner companies are forced to strip the crap out of their OS's the better.
I want my OS to be small, functional and fast. I don't want it to include applications, only system tools. I'll choose the applications thank you.
But is a browser now an essential system tool, or an application?
reasons Linux isn't suitable for *me* yet:
It's not windows itself that stops me from switching full time, it's the functionality that's available to me in an understandable and accessible way. God knows Windows is flawed, and Linux has the potential to destroy it, but these 3 things are what keep me with Windows.
I had 3 Tyttn2 phones in my office last month, one on orange, one of vodafone and one on O2. All the same handset.
I wanted to use push email with a self signed certificate, 2 of the phones installed the cert no problem, the Orange refused.
Despite numerous HTC the handset makers revealved all. They told us that Orange use their own firmware and that we should email a special orange address to have the certificate made in to a signed cab file that will work on the phone. It worked. Just a shame Orange themselves were completely clueless about it.
I for one will not be going near orange any time soon. They are up there with BT for poor customer service.