Misdirection operation ...
That is to thaw Chinese Spies into investing time hacking WinXP while all the time, they are using WinNT
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Now if Red Hat could get back to their claimed dev model then I would be happy: develop in Fedora, evolve/test/evolve/test, push to RHEL.
Lately the "develop in Fedora, evolve/test/evolve/test" part has been missing, with tons of buggy software pushed straight to RHEL. It's got so bad we are beginning to consider alternatives.
ebay ceo is a little late. drones are everywhere for everything. there will only be more. In his own town there is TacoCopter.
He comes off as a jealous clown who missed out.
Bezos scored a PR bullseye.
oh and does anyone remember paypal outer space payments? long term fantasy anyone?
Beam me up.
i really don't understand Microsoft anymore , they fail to understand the concept of "choice" , simply give us a freaking menu at installation or 1st startup for preinstalled jobbies that asks what configuration you want for the device that you are installing it on , ie most people installing it on a desktop system will opt for the classic windows 7 look which works well yet they try to shovel their tile system on it which i no doubt is fine for tablets etc but absolutely dreadful for desktops , also give us an advanced mode or idiot mode for people who have used windows for years and those just starting out ,how hard can it be?? , unfortunately they seem to be going down the route of forcing people to use their crappy new ideas which just don't work for everyone used to the older versions of windows , until they do this i am sticking to Windows 7 and Kubuntu and i have absolutely no intention of ever installing another version of windows until they sort this disaster out.
i don't hate them , i just wish they would get their act together , if anything i feel sorry for them being unable to dig their way out of the sizable hole they have made for themselves Maybe now they have ditched that prick Ballmer they may have a chance provided they also give windows 8 the boot as well.
I never understood the rage against Win8.
I'm now using Windows 8 myself. My mom (who is the least tech savvy person in the world) uses it. A friend's father is using it. It's easy to use and not cluttered for the people who get confused or aren't tech savvy enough to understand the options. Metro may be a tablet UI, but as a side effect, simplifies things for the average person.
If you want desktop applications, you can still download them like you would Win7 and earlier. This hasn't changed. Hell, I spend all my time in desktop mode because I don't need to be babied. I spend literally just seconds each day in the Start Screen for searching for settings and whatnot (muscle memory has not changed since Vista/7: click /press start, type.). For me, Win 8 behaves pretty much the same as WinXP - there's just simple defaults for users who don't want to run around downloading Adobe Reader or a photo gallery application..
Uhh... let me be more direct... Obviously it is necessary.
First, that hypothetical someone may have tried and hated it, and duly returned to another os. Not using it (in the present tense) does not disqualify one from passing judgement.
Secondly, I did not ever drive a trabant either, and I mostly had fiat or renault derivatives, but I can guess what a junk a trabant is when I see one, and how superior a mercedes is compared to the ones I drive.
Your reference sample of people actively using win8 is biased. For once, it may (I don't say "does") contain mostly ignorant people who can't discern a good os from a bad one. Or they may be inherently happy types, and when you give them junk, they may pull a Pollyanna with it.
Therefore, we have to fix the bias of the sample. Disqualifying people who do not use the OS is not the way to go.
Well... You have 2 groups of people: The ones who like 8, and the ones who don't.
Those who like, use it, and well... like it. You consider these as acceptable data.
Those who don't like it... guess what? They don't use it. But because they don't use it, they do not count as a reliable source for you.
Do you notice any problems with that line of reasoning?
My phone and tablet can connect to a TV through a small adapter (about the size of a large camera battery). I can use a bluetooth (or wired) keyboard and mouse.
Take the Asus Transformer series or the Fonepad.
Translation: the netbooks haven't died. They've transformed into other platforms.
Dear editorial person posing as a news-writer,
The entire premise of your article is invalid. I'm not sure about your planet, but here on Terra, one is allowed to purchase a spare battery. Problem solved, take whichever crappy Chinese electronics you wish to - assuming that it has not been designed by and for halfwits and therefore has a user-replaceable battery - and just pick up an extra battery.
Have a nice day.
I think it's worth mentioning that a qualcomm bug in the firmware is preventing Nexus 4 devices from going into dpee sleep - so the cpu stays on the whole time. Qualcomm have fixed the bug, but Google haven't pushed an update yet. The update doubles battery life. If you don't mind running a non-vanilla kernel you can get the fix right now. Google "msm_hsic_host wakelock" if for more info.
True, and even Windows users can use a different PDF reader if they wish. Adobe Reader is overkill (and a security risk) for just about everyone.
Also, it sounds like the OP may be failing to distinguish between Adobe Reader (a free tool that many people still call "Acrobat" because it used to be called Acrobat Reader) and Acrobat or Acrobat Pro, which are non-free software for massaging PDFs in various ways. Most people have no contact with Acrobat / Acrobat Pro.
"Is this in fact stating that "dark energy", whatever that might be, is effectively being created out of nothing, and thus is a completely different beast from the energy we know and love and which cannot be created or destroyed?"
Space as we know and love cannot be created or destroyed either. And yet The Universe does exactly that at its expanding borders. Conceivably, it's quite a different environment out there. If this 'dark energy' really is a property of space ('vacuum energy' anyone? ;-), it must have been created when space came into existence.
Just allow Metro to be disabled, and reinstate the start menu. Without those two things fixed, Win 8 has no interest for me.
I have played with it for a few days, and it just makes everything more awkward. There's no reason for me to upgrade from Win 7 just to give myself added frustration.