Any of those screenshots actual in-game graphics then or what?
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Hell no! I'm a web developer since 1998 and have been reading this site for just as long.
And I also happen to run a massively popular One Direction fan site (don't ask), which has had 2 DDOS attacks itself in the past year. It's not a particularly pleasant thing to deal with, nor do our ISP like it either. We've also had a couple of incidents with the lovely chaps over at 4Chan spamming our forum.
That's "one thing" I didn't like having to clear up after.
What an idiotic comment, of course your requirements mean this situation isn't ideal for you.
But for someone who wants to use Photoshop for small-medium image editing this is absolutely do-able. Pixlr.com is a really popular web app so it's only natural that Adobe will eventually bring it's primary products into the cloud.
I'm a power user myself and for day-to-day work I could never use a Chromebook, but for weekend and evening *relaxed* work I may jump all over this. Chrome is my browser of choice, I use Google Drive for daily document editing, and I require the use of a good image/photo editor.
Why do I need everything else that Windows brings? I have Chrome apps for FTP,SSH and all sorts.
A Chromebook Pixel is close to getting on my Christmas wish list.
Wait Microsoft, you actually directly caused the DOWNTURN in the PC market! Don't you see this?
As it was, there was no user excitement in wanting to the latest, fancy new Microsoft OS, so nobody bought Win 8. With XP, Vista and 7, there was a huge clamour to upgrade. Had there been this with Win 8 it would have reverberated around the whole PC industry, and I guarantee we wouldn't be in the same position that we find ourselves today.
Shooting yourself in the foot.
The problem with Microsoft is that they're not seeing any word-of-mouth success these days. The public aren't bothered about their offerings, instead plumping for solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive.
And they're what we use as a business to share files with our customers. Not Skydrive/OneDrive whatever.
Is it time for another Outlook rebrand yet? Just what is Outlook web edition called these days?
- Microsoft Hosted Exchange
- Outlook 365
- Outlook Web Access
PS. Has anyone ever tried to login to Outlook (exchange) online and had their credentials rejected? And then realised you're trying to login to the public portal, which is also called Outlook, and looks pretty much the same?
MS = Messy & Confused
... and also Dogecoins too on another PC.
Collectively, my mining PC's have a KHash rate of about 2000, and they're making coins all the time, which are worth real money. Yes their value fluctuates heavily, and their maybe a crash at some point. Their may also be another bull run.
Roll back 5 years to when Bitcoins first came out, and nobody would have predicted their rise. Fast forward to today where we have 100's of other alt-coins and again in a few years nobody can predict what will happen. Personally I think half of the current alt-coins will fall by the wayside, but others will prosper.
It's a really interesting market thats developing.
...from The Register.
PR8 for the TheReg's domain. Nice link. And no doubt they'll get a few more from other news sites, so in a strange way they've actually got some really strong links from their negative blacklisting. Might take a few months to get back in Google's good books, but it's not the end of the road.
But thats just a problem for Microsoft. End users aren't bothered what chips their devices run on, they just want a healthy selection of quality apps.
Microsofts current OS variety is a complete mess, and is stopping developers from committing to them fully. They need a unified phone and tablet OS, and they need it quick.
Surface 2 is going to be just as big a failure as the first time around.
Hotmail, MSN, LiveMail, Outlook?
My wife, my Dad and everyone I know still refer to it as Hotmail. It has the word "mail" in it, just like Gmail. Does what it says on the in. No-one refers to it as Outlook and I don't know why MS bothered changing.
They're forever "rebranding" things most often for what seems like a pointless exercise. I've used Outlook as my core mail client for the past 10 years, and I really like the desktop version. But the web interface is horrible, and I just can't use it to manage my constant influx of email.
I only use OWA when I have to, for checking and finding the odd email - but please find me a heavy email user that can cope with just the web client.
I've used Winamp since the very first time it was released, way back in 1997 was it?
I've only ever used it to play MP3's, and I've never found anything to beat it. I lived my 20's through a series of house parties on weekends, all powered by a big Winamp playlist and a massive collection of songs. Windows Media Player, pah - bloated and pathetic. What I wanted was a slimline player where I could easily queue up a load of songs and just play them.
And one thing I liked about the software was that it never really became bloated with each new release. It always felt right just sitting there in my taskbar, waiting to receive an "Enqueue in Winamp" command.
It HAS to go Open Source. AOL, do the right thing.
How much did Microsoft pay you or indeed The Register to write that?
Your overall view essentially says "buy it because it's well made".
Well, I'd rather not buy it because...
- There's no apps
- It's too expensive
- I'd rather have a laptop for proper work
- I'd rather have an iPad or Android tablet for messing with
- It's destined to fail
Thanks but no thanks.
Is it wrong of me to be a little bit excited at seeing the eventual sales figures for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2?
We all know the figures are going to be very poor indeed, and I just can't wait to come on here and read all the comments :)
It's like MS are just not bothered anymore.
I have never used Windows 8, and I have no plans to. Am I the only person to DESPISE the lack of contrast in every single screenshot I've seen?
I hate what they've done to OWA,,I hate what they've done with their new flat styling, and I hate the lack of iconography in a lot of the UI.
I'm 34 years old and I've always been a huge MS fanboi, having rushed to install every OS since Win 95, and loved every single one of them. I even found Vista "not that bad" to use.
Now however I feel more love with Android for tablets, and Apple & Linux for desktop useage. Heck I'm even warming to the possibility of working solely in the cloud via Chromebooks. Granted it will be a while before we do away with the powerhouse desktop only programs such as Photoshop, and truly embrace a cloud-only software world, but I really feel that Microsoft are on a path of self destruction.
Expect to see an updated version of the Mac Mini. A decent little Mac if you don't want to spend too much and don't need something too powerful.
Buy the entry level model for £499 and get a separate Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse and you've got a cheap little Mac, perfect for surfing, XCode'ing etc...
Just got back from a week's holiday in Mallorca, where I took my trusty 17" Win 7 laptop, and an iPad.
Halfway through the holiday my laptop battery died so I was forced to try and use the iPad to check my email via OWA. First tried the standard website which showed me about 5 emails at once and made the worst use of the screen space possibl.
However I then tried the OWA app itself, which was something I WON'T be doing again. Everything's even bigger than than the website, and it shows even less emails than before. It makes searching through my emails and trying to do anything to with organising them an absolute pain in the a*rse.
It's like they want to make the most basic email viewing tool for people with the fattest fingers and an IQ below 50. Talk about dumbing down.
I want to see more emails on my screen, not less, and I want an interface that lets me get access to all of my emails in all of their folders. OWA is an enterprise email system Microsoft, so why give us an app that looks like its built for 5 year olds?
I actually feel a little bit sorry for big old Redmond. It's like they're making a big deal over this and new updated version of Windows 8, but no-one is actually that bothered.
I'm certainly not, and this is the only version of Windows that I've not upgraded to straight away. I have no reason or need to move away from Win 7, and 8.1 hasn't changed my mind one bit.
Bye bye Ballmer, you've certainly stepped down at the right time. But it might just be too late for a proper Windows recovery. Linux has never had a better opportunity to stake a claim for itself.
I've been a firm Windows fan for the past 15 years, and have upgraded to each OS as soon as it has een released. However, from what I've read of Windows 8 so far, i think I will wait a while before jumping in.
I am the biggest multi-tasker I know. I have 3 x 24" screens on my home desktop (I work from home), and I am on the PC for approx 10 hours per day.
My middle screen is my main screen, containing my main development apps, and my main browser (aligned to the left of the screen, approx 60% wide), but I also have subsquent browser instances on both the left and right monitors.
I restart my computer probably once ever 2-3 weeks as I have OODLES of apps open and like to have their taskbar icons and windows arranged perfectly. I run Display Fusion to have a taskbar on each monitor, with Aero functioning taskbar icons on all three monitors. At any one time I have about 15-20 apps open.
My job (web designer, developer, manager, blogger) entails that I use:
SQL Server Management Studio
Remote Desktop (2/3 instances)
Windows Explorer x 2
+ a few more
on a daily basis, many times per day. These apps stay open, all of the time.
How am I supposed to run that lot in Metro? Or is Metro not meant for me. I class myself as an extreme power user.
Do I need Windows 8?
Firstly, Google+ was forced upon us, but nobody uses it, so don't start.
I run a big music & entertainment website at onedirection.net and up till today I've only ever saw the need to include Facebook, Twitter, and yes Google+ buttons, as they're the big three.
Pinterest has grown so fast though out of genuine word of mouth. Its a site that people like, and its a great alternative to both FB and TW. So much so that Ive now added a "Pin This" button on the site.
Guaranteed, we're seeing a viable new entry in the social media market here, not just an over-inflated-about-to-burst one.
And its quite cool too. Give it a go.