... what does IBM do? I've forgotten....
14 posts • joined 27 Feb 2013
I remember being hooked on these books back when I had sodastream fuelled acne.
I spent the best part of a day transcribing one of the books into BBC Basic before giving up the idea as my fingers gave out.
Then I "borrowed" a copy of "The Quill" for my Spectrum and then invested in actually buying a copy of PAW (Professional Adventure Writer). I remember telling my mother that it was important that I'd do this and that I'd make money with it.
This brings to me a misty-eyed remembrance of holding a mouse for the first time. Prior to that, my life was filled with DOS, CP/M, Wang WP, DisplayWriter. and other things with small monitors and massive floppy disks.
What really kicked off the success of Windows was MS Office. MS Word 1.0 wasn't too good, but I remember being wowed by Word 2.0c. Like garlic bread, it was the taste of the future.
I still miss Norton Editor though, using EDLIN was such a pain in the arse.
The really odd thing I find about the survey is this:-
There's no mention at all of Internet Explorer, which surely must be the most used Metro app out there. Did Soluto simply not give people the option of choosing it?
Personally, it's the app I use more than anything else on Windows 8, so the numbers I can't really see the use of these numbers.
For disconnected use, not long - but then, what's the point....
When you're connected back to the net, XBL will compare your save games against those held on the cloud and remotely brick the console if any shenanegans have been detected.
I'd hate to think how much money that hackers have wasted buying consoles only to have them trashed by Microsoft. For some, it's a way of life.
I'm in my mid forties, and old and cursty enough not to get bent out of shape over details that don't mean that much to me.
It's probably against Reg forum regulations to be positive about something, but what the hell.
My Nexus 7 has an app where I can control my Sky HD box on the fly and can view channel list/planner etc (most of the time, the app won't connect to the box, but that's another issue). So if there's an API set that allows this kind of functionality, there's no reason at all why the Xbox One can't be the front-man for my Sky box.
Honestly, I'd love that. Being able to swap between TV/Games/Streaming/Smart TV stuff without having to swap HDMI inputs and pick up whatever remote control really appeals to me.
If Xbox One can deliver all that, I'd be bloody chuffed to bits.
If it can't, I'll still buy one.
It might be worth pointing out that existing Office 356 subscribers won't be upgraged immediately to Office 2013. We'll get upgraded "throughout" 2013 at a timescale determined by Microsoft.
I signed up for Office 365 a couple of months ago. I expect to see my system upgrade happen sometime before Christmas.
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