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> We tried to go all LO internally, but we can’t control documents from outside, which are almost always MS Office formats.
> And as long as we have to do business with people who use MS Office we will have to do round tripping.
This is lousy argument I am hearing for decades... "xxx is fine, but we're vendor locked-in at yyy so it has to be that way, BECAUSE EVERYBODY..." (sucks).
It sounds like "ya know, everbody around us are fools, so we have to be too".
F* that, even drug dealers diversify their own suppliers.
FTFY: The fact George W. Bush was regularly contradicted by civil servants (albeit quietly) and his own intelligence services gave me hope that once he's out of office, things will improve.
Bush&Blair, Trump&BoJo, what's the difference?
on-topic: Trump just made wrong order of steps. It should start with forcing British to drink bleach first; banning Huawei & forcing chlorinated chickens later would be much easier.
I disagree. China is holding so many treasury bills because they have nowhere else to put all those US dollars that the US is sending over to buy their goods.
Nope, China is trying to get rid of US Dollar as soon as possible - buying gold for example (and not only China). Because of that, China is not the biggest USA creditor anymore, now it is Japan.
Clock is ticking...
> Why don't you go take a trip to China and, while there, refer to President Xi as Winnie The Pooh, the Dictator who put his boot on Hong Kong.
FYI: Hong Kong IS China; officially the "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China" (HKSAR).
What's next? "BAME people are just "immigrants from Africa etc, not US citizens, so we can choke them, run over with Police SUV" ???
As somebody said about Murrica: "If the USA saw what USA is doing in the USA, USA would invade USA to save USA from the tyranny of USA."
When Apple switched from PowerPC to x86, do you remember that, anybody? It is quite possible that Micros~1 is porting Win10 "desktop environment" to Linux already. Windows is in transiton to WaaS ("Windows as a service") already, officially.
You see how lockdown changed everything instantly? "Work from home" is now a new standard. Everything is in the cloud, already.
Now imagine 5G, heck - 6G worldwide, new hardware adapted just for that + fast WebAssembly interfaces all around, on top of any OS. New standard for gaming will be Stadia alike, most probably. It does not need Windows for that; beside, whole those cloud gaming software will be made in some Linuxoid, probably.
FTFY: "7. Here I'll have to make some corrections for you. Windows stays forever on desktop, Linux finally binned into oblivion for desktop, not much rejoicing - just as whole desktop concept. At least not from me."
I believe you. At some time, whole civilization and IT industry will be driven by cloud, ultra mobile, foldable devices, even using neuro-implants (hint: Musk efforts right now)... all of it will be driven by some unixoid, probably Linux. Still, you'll have plenty of old farts using archaic "desktops" with "Windows", like dinosaurs.
>> Also, GIMP is to Photoshop what a ZX Spectrum is to a Mac Pro. Inkscape is still no Illustrator but it's much closer ...
BS. I am using Photoshop and GIMP for many years; last few years I don't even bother to install PS, it is just a bloated crapware. I do not need pseudo "3D features" or "smart objects" to apply what I need. Things like AnimStack or G'MIC just do not exist for PS, and plenty of other things (btw Liquid Rescale or Continuous Droste works much better then PS equivalent). Advanced scripting in GIMP is uncomparable to anything related to PS.
There is one thing only, related to CMYK colour space (e.g. colour separation for physical press): you have to use Krita for this (e.g. proper importing of CMYK .psd files). It is still doable with GIMP (CYAN add-on recommended), but too much complicated imho. CIE LAB is much more advanced colour space standard then CMYK, but this one is legacy standard. However, we're in 21st century, we depend on digital media and streaming to paperless society.
Speaking od Inkscape vs Illustrator, it has much more accurate tracer then other one. It is also very lightweight. I do not have problems switching from Linux to Windows and back, instantly, in Inkscape (GIMP, Krita, Scribus, MyPaint...), working with same project. I'll rather use Vectr, Affinity or Gravit Designer then Illustrator. CMYK support is also reduced a bit, but again, it is not a bottleneck.
> Someday, RISC-V will be popular. But unlike ARM, Intel doesn't need to buy a license for RISC-V. So it could churn out RISC-V chips whenever it felt like it.
Yeah; it is called autocannibalism. Shoot your left foot so that other one become stronger.
Just as few already said: If China decided, China would do it (...whatever). Surprise, surprise: China is already doing it. RISC-V is base for their (incoming) supercomputers.
> "So, basically, an attacker needs to run some software on your computer in a tiny period before the processor has been switched on, let alone started running even the OS? That sounds like a risk I'm happy to take."
How about "if my brain is dead just for a tiny period, it sounds like a risk I'm happy to take." ?
Tiny in deed.
Now you're gonna have to submit your App through three bureaucracies to get it to market, and deal with three tomes of requirements ...
Probably, but as a user you'll have more choices, no?
Competitiveness should be a positive thing imo.
I'm just wondering does idea to force "Team China" happening came from Orange One himself, or Putin instructed so...
It was half-sarcastic (or self-ironic) statement, obviously. Directed to absurdity of Play Store "monopoly". At the same time, Mr. Wu pointed at fact that AppleStore doesn't require GMS either. But this sarcasm came from Richard Wu, not Mr. Hughes.
What is warrying me is hypotetic situation when even mighty ElReg could not (or won't) recognise it as sarcasm. Instead, half of article is written to "debunk" that statement about HMS weight. Wait, HMS? Yes, whole article is (should be) about HUAWEI Mobile Services (and not just AppGallery that is part of), yet author did not find the reason to rmention it, nor even acronym of same. FYI: HMS is match for GMS; AppGallery for PlayStore, eventually.
Now, it is quite realistic that "lion's share (of "nonamed ecosystem") is likely in Mainland China"; still, author forgot to mention lion's share of $billions (invested/investing in HMS), going to Germany, Sweden and other development centers worlwide.
I suppose it has something with partiality for some iCompany that lacks foldables, 5G and losing momentum globally,
Or is it just BoJoism spreading?
Somebody said that he just c&p'd Pentti Kanerva's work (fact check: "wiki", "clipboard").
But those Finns are doomed for that. Now Trump is supposed to copy & paste idea for assimilating (rest of) Nokia, as a salvation of MAGA idea (this time 5G instead win mobile). And Linus already saluted c&p to WSL. So, it has to be Larry.
So much FUD here.
1) swissrobin is talking primarly about complexity - non-productivity of Wasm coding. Then he concluded (wrong) about need of "high-level languages" LOL...
Please, just take a look at https://mbebenita.github.io/WasmExplorer/
Pick e.g. "testFunction" from C/C++ "EXAMPLES" on menu, left. Now check it.
According to swissrobin: C/C++ are so-high-level languages? "Wat" is less-productive because it's so-much-less-readable then JS (btw you can code for Wasm in JS too)? What is e.g. Forth then: ultra-high-level or ultra-low-level language? Btw, did anyone see 6502/Z80 ASM/MC (and it is 8-bit!)? Please, check it and compare to .wat/.wasm is it more/less complex.
NOW you're concerned about "Browsers becoming OSes ... what is there to guarantee that they're "correct"" - but what is your garantee that OSes are correct right now (whatever "correctness" means)?
> "CPU manufacturers start adding WASM execution cores to their chips so that browsers don't have to bother themselves? Then we're back to square one, aren't we?" - You're oversimplifying; this is philosophical, rethoric question. Yes, at that time browsers (as we know) will be useless middle step, because browsers will become OSes (> Chrome OS). Now spot the difference: CPUs asm will be multi-compatible through the web-asm. Now you just have to turn-off the humanity (as useless middle step) and you are at square zero. ;)
> "If WebAssembly is a low-level language, then coding directly in it will result in poor programmer productivity. So WebAssembly isn't typically going to be the source code"
OMFG you have clearly written in article: "There’s a binary format for distribution (.wasm), as well as a human-readable text format (.wat). The .wat and .wasm formats represent exactly the same thing." - heck, you have a screenshot proof of WasmExplorer!
Jérôme Laban, Uno Platform CTO... OK, MS found brand new De Icaza, new apprentice in search for his own green card.
Speaking of Miguel, please let him retired. Mono, Silverlight, Moonlight... again? "Anything a Silverlight application can do, you can do with Web Assembly." WOW.
Next step will be Xamarin-Uno ActionSript API, adapted to WA through WxWidgets XAML version, which could run anywhere if your browser is Edgium with UWP patch which will merge TIFKAM with brand new version of XNA for xCloud that is easily controlled by slightly modified version of ASP.NET Razor.
So simple. The future is bright.
The system works today, Laban said. "Mono for Web Assembly needs to improve, ... so lots of things need to move for the whole thing to be more efficient. But it is in a damn good place for now. It actually works. It is not efficient enough for some specific scenarios...
...just like the rest of De Icaza XimianXamarin's few hundred unfinished projects (aka "the purest Xamarin" ADHD quality) .
> By the way, you STILL haven't told us why you think brexit is a good idea.
Because people voted for! Putin approved, so nothing shady there, bloody remaoners.
"The Tory party donors ... include Alexander Temerko, who has worked for the Kremlin defence ministry and gifted more than £1.2m to the Tories over seven years."
Or: "It is beautiful, just it does not working."
If you leave "S" mode (that is for "Stupid, no Software here"), suddenly it will become sluggish (and unpleasantly hot... and forget about 15h of autonomy).
But you forgot the main feature: it will warm your fingers at cold winters... just beware of overburning ;)
The situation is not that good for Huawei. It only sold 47 miillion smartphones in Q3, a 9 % decline YoY, and 12 million less than in Q2.
Where did you get those numbers? FoxNews? Huawei sold around 60m every each quarter, 58-59m @Q1 iirc. It means at least 60m @Q3 (185m total in first 3 quarters). Btw, YoY constant growth.
soup iPhone for you.
I don't beleive it until I see "reunification" like this one:
btw: Windows 7 going out of support in January 2020 ?
Nope, Tim. 2023. You should start reading ElReg ;)
This is a relict from Sinofsky's "One strategy, One OS, One organization..." (OneDrive... renamed after Vista's Windows Live SkyDrive, Windows Live Folders, Windows Live Mail... such a buzzwords... One, Live, Neo... where is Morpheus btw?).
Which in turn was adaptation of "Ein Volk, ein Reich..." that is quote from much less funnier author.
Sinfosky was fan of Tolkien too, obviously ("One ring to rulle them all": x86, ARM; 32-bit, 64-bit; mobile, desktop...)
You know SS? MS CEO that turned SurfaceRT into the skateboard... At least, Megiddo will not have the opportunity to make the same with SurfaceNeo. Not because he is so much more serious guy then SS (look at his statements @yt about Win10S, where chatbox described himself as a "mobile warrior"), but just because of dimensions of SurfaceNeo. But you never know. He is mobile warrior, after all; don't underestimate him.
> You lost the public voted just accept it.
omfg that referendum was like it is made by Malcolm McLarren, not Cameron.
You know, "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle". Just, it is not RnR at all, now more like weird, trashy requiem.
Dominic Cummings is not McLarren that's for sure. As Cameron said, some type of psychopath.
"Anarchy in the UK", in deed.
Shame on you, Gareth & El Reg. Whole article sounds like weird agit-prop propaganda from Bolton &co cuisine. Bloody deja vu.
1. "Little Red Book" connotation is plain fictionary work of Garfield Corfield. Nothing similar there to Mao Tse-tung, Cultural Revolution nor glorification of (OMFG) communism. "On the Record: Huawei Executives Speak to the Public" - is exactly what title is saying. Not more, not less.
2. Common practice of corporations is to make some kind of guerilla marketing PR when companies struggle to achieve common, desired impression. The truth is that Huawei is under witch hunt, aranged by orange baboon and his jolly fellowship. It is sad to see that El Reg joined to that dishonest mission. What's next? Nonexistent "Weapons of mass destruction", this time from China instead Iraq? BoJo & Trump instead Blair & Bush?
Why didn't you judge "One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making" from ex MS CEO Steven Sinofsky? It is real succesor of "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer" PR agenda, product that Goebels would not be ashamed of.
3. This pic of plain is just imaginary, fiction illustration. It is nowhere said that this photo is authentic WW2 document. Beside allusion in this El Reg agit-prop article, of course. But: do you really think that MS ex CEO made his "surface skateboard" by his own hands, or did he really use it anywhere beside lousy PR Surface promo campaign?
...and so on. It seems that El Reg is preparing for Trump's post-brexit era. BoJo forever. omfg