Re: Windows App Store
"Even if Windows continues to be open, the very fact that a store is built in is an unfair advantage to Microsoft."
They lost the built in / default browser wrangle in court. Do they not expect this to be challenged?
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Last year I tried getting a fibre connection from Verizon on Broadway, New York. I'm tellin' ya, those Verizon guys could even give the French lessons on how not to serve the customer! (When, that is, they aren't out on strike.)
Eventually got a microwave link from Rainbow and then a bunch of fibres from TimeWarner. But at least in a business heavy area like downtown NY there are alternatives. If you're in a local monopoly area and you friendly local monopolize is bad....
Droplets having PPC code requiring Rosetta Stone will probably be enough to stop an upgrade in our shop in its tracks.
But Adobe have known for years that this needed fixing and they didn't do it. If fingers are pointed anywhere it will be at them, not Apple.
The irony is that if we ever migrated away from Adobe software products our reason for keeping Apple hardware would disappear with them.
"true hybrid cloud systems will enable applications to be launched first in the cloud and then migrated internally when the server refresh gives you more local processing power to work with."
Once working in the cloud that's where it will stay.
The only thing that would persuade PHBs to bring it back in would be real identifiable cost savings, something very difficult to arrange. Especially persuading the PHB with CapX to spend money so the PHB with OpX can save some.
The next server refresh will result in less not more processing power.
Spend a load of time and effort setting up application virtualisation because while dozens or even hundreds of users might need a particular app over the course of a year only one or two needed to run it at any given time.
Then the application vendor changes the licensing terms to prohibit this.
Thank you Microsoft.
When Aggrieved and Litigious rock up to my cloud provider's head office or data centre with a writ of seizure in their sweaty hands will the law in whatever jurisdiction it happens to be support them or me?
Or will it never be put to the test because the cloud provider caved in at the first sign of a suited shark?
although you can still get iSDN2e or (as we have) iSDN 30 for business from BT.
That's a shame because iSDN was supplied with new copper to the exchange and once you had that you could ditch the service, persuade some engineer to transfer your phone to the new copper and then get brilliant aSDL way past the published exchange distance limits.
I've had a XL One Europe for some years and I'm not seeing anything here that is an incentive to "upgrade" especially at that price.
The XL has successfully navigated me to Palermo and around obscure parts of Sicily, Siena and Venice, Barcelona and various trips around France. Would this model actually do any better at its basic task?
So from January datacentre managers will either have to permit "desktops" into their racks or find an alternative platform for their applications.
For my part any new budget request for Mac hardware will be shunted to developers to write software that will work on something else.
Advice that doesn't sit well with the company doesn't get into the plan.
Advice that does, does.
The plan goes to steering committee where people who think they understand technology try and improve it. Then finance committee which thinks its sole purpose is to knock zeros off the bottom line ("if we're not filling these racks immediately can just cable the ones we need and do the rest later?").
Once the danger of a little knowledge and the danger of no knowledge have been negotiated you end up with what you knew you were going to get before spending 000's on consultants but somehow those in control now think it's acceptable.
Consultants aren't there to give advice that will be taken seriously. They are there as a big baby-blue safety blanket for the management who don't understand what they're managing and don't trust those who do.
What a way to run a business.
Back in the early nineties France Telecom decided that all new phone connections would be wired with solid copper suitable for ISDN and old ones replaced - this on the back of an earlier improvement program dating from the 1981 start of Minitel. It turned out that those wires were also very good for ADSL. I a bit of serendipity.
The UK still has masses of poor exchange or street box to consumer cabling - some of it 50 year old aluminium pairs - that is the most significant limitation for ADSL.
What we should have is fibre to the box + UTP to the home (leaving scope for fibre all the way later) which should future-proof us for any reasonable speed. But of course no on wants to pay for it.
The SORN online facility isn't the only one that's functionally brainless.
You can declare as a disabled driver and get your tax disc discount.
But if you buy a vehicle from such a driver and want to change the status - ie pay them the full amount - you have to go to one of their so-called "local" offices.
"Vodafone tells us it's working on an iPhone version, but Apple doesn't allow interception of outgoing calls so we can't help thinking it's going to take them a while."
But Voda owns the cells. For many large corporate accounts a pico-cell in the basement. So it might not take them as long as you think
Does no one feel even the slightest awe at what is produced these days?
Tried a rough comparison with the first data device I ever owned, an Apple HD20SC. If you could put enough of them together (which you couldn't, but this is a game) to equal this storage you'd have to have 1,639 of them, that'd make a cube just over 2 meters on a side and if running would consume 10 KW.
Try putting that in a phone. :)
Yeah, mine's the one draped over the Zimmer frame, thanks.