I need VMWare and have to disable Hyper-V for it to work...
So WSL2 is not going to run on the box. VMWare runs Linux properly anyway.
35 posts • joined 17 Oct 2010
They always change the tech, making it uninteresting to invest time and energy in learning it.
In Creator Update they removed the ability to even have UI fonts bold etc, requiring one to use AeroTweaker to fix it. Very annoying for accessibily. I wonder how grandpa can actually see those super fine characters (actually, a lot of managers have the same issue as far as I can see).
I've got a 4K screen and having all of that font stuff right in Win10 is doable, despite Microsoft actively being actively blocking the abilities.
So, it is all nice to have the super goodies but get the basics right first.
I always end up thinking that there are various groups inside MS that have their view on things should work and this ultimately gives that pile of historical leftovers (read more or less failed experiments).
FWIW I am writing this from a box running MATE on CentOS.
Got a new PC for hooking it up to the telly, it came with Win10.
But for the real work, it is 8.1 Pro. I do not want telemetry etc.
Anyway, most of the time, this is to boot some Linux VM to do development.
What Windows is good at is to get the hardware supported properly. Provided the hardware maker follows up. Samsung actively discouraged to upgrade to Win10 due to driver issues.
FWIW, I am typing this from an old MBP mid 2009, which works perfectly well with the latest macOS.
I doubt I could get things working that seamlessly with the equivalent laptop of old. I tried and it failed.
Doing any extrapolation on such a changing market is really silly.
Look at phones from a year ago. What? So old? So out of date already?
What about next year? What about things like WhatsApp and stuff that will change the whole ecosystem?
These devices are *all* turning into powerhouses. I wouldn't be astonished to see these running emulations of each other (ala VMWare) in a couple of years rendering all of this Apple vs Samsung vs whoevere ridiculous.
And let's face it: Apple makes damn cool hardware that is not giving us stuttering framerates like we can still see on a quad core Android box. It is going to be creative destruction all the way down.
And I was playing with a windows phone some time ago, things were quite smooth as well!
Frankly, my Bold 9000 suffered problems and the customer care of RIM was basically utterly low end. There isn't any other word for their ability to serve me as a customer.
So, after going through that, I went Android. And boy, that wasn't as good for my productivity when it comes to texting and writing content on the phone. So, there is a definitive advantage to all of their shortcuts and stuff for the power user.
If they do get their act together, like merge Android with their expertise on keyboards and productivity, I'll all be back in with them. Now, we have WhatsApp that covers much of what BBM has to offer. And it works nicely on even a super cheap phone.
Let's have RIM give us value for money and we may be back with them. Not sure the dismal failure of the Playbook (that heavy little brick) and the bad customer service will help in getting there in any way.
I would sure pick one as a target for games development on Android.
Got an iPad2 for iOS target, this one would be perfect as Droid target.
The question is now: 3-screens, 2 tablets, 1 or 2 mobes on the desk... Well, I will need to wall mount them in this age of mobile. Mobile development is not that mobile for sure :-)
Office on the iPad. All right, now what?
Microsoft does a ton of business in the enterprise. I can look all I want but at a lot of places, CxOs may have their iPads but these aren't on the corporate network. 3G links but no direct.
Apple is not interested in the enterprise space, it is now a customer company.
And stop forcing us to jailbreak to get decent features (like basic file upload in Safari, filesystem access, USB port that works without bugging me with "Too much power", and other stuff).
I own an iPad, quite a bunch of apps, develop on the device. It is still in infancy and not ready to take on the ton of things MS Win does. Do CAD/CAM work on an iPad, we'll talk later.
And the tablet is a slow beast. Vector editing with several layers just sucks when things gets tough.
A large TV, a bunch of laptops and some gadgets that will gather dust.
I guess that the gold rush is over and this is all mainstream by now with only incremental improvements instead of innovation.
Maybe biotech will bring us some consumer fun... Well, until Deux Ex era comes to reality that is...
If money's not an issue (and if you run your own business, 1K is really ridiculous pocket change), that's really a great box.
2 USB? So what, it is hooked to a 7-port stackable USB hub here and there is no single problem. You can stack hubs on hubs for "as many ports as you need."
I've got a MBP 13 from 2 generations before and it is really a pleasure to work with it.
Mine lives into a Henge dock http://www.hengedocks.com/ and is hooked on a 24" display.
There are plenty of other PCs with XP, Vista, ... and Linux Mint over here. Needless to say, most work happens on the MBP13". And I was a PC guy. That says a lot.
Take me down as well :-)
We will not affect this much. We'll buy devices based on our financial capacity.
And I have no issue having Android and iOS tablets. Basically, tablets are for consumption of media. And games.
But the developers are what makes a brand work. And Apple currently has a huge lead here. AppStore, iTunes, those are what kids use. They even buy MBPs.
As an iPad 2 user, I have to say that the tablet is great. There are computers all over the place here but I find myself using the tablet for most mundane computing tasks: surfing the web, reading docs, email and photos. Watching movies is also working nicely.
The key success factors is the instant-on functionality, the fact that I can hand it to someone else for a quick review and the Notes+ app that helps me keeping notes. And the ecosystem of apps is better than on Android. I am currently developing an app for kids and making money there will be much easier than on any other tablet. So, why concentrate on other platforms?
OpenOfffice has DMaths and the equation writer, something that makes MS products irrelevant for me in that area.
Agreed that OO may not be for everyone, but it works well enough for us. Even if I do have Office2003 here, I have no intention of using that crappy ribbon interface from hell.
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