Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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What about that thing called WGA?
by shotsman on Wed 13th Feb 2013 04:35 UTC
shotsman
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2005-07-22

you know, you have a windows system that has been functioning perfectly and legally for months and suddenly it declares

"This copy of Windows is not Genuine"

Probably because it has not been able to 'phone home' for some time to get the ok from the Redmond Mothership or something equally as stupid.

If MS were to do something like this then I wouldn't put it past them to make the phone incapable of being used when 'The WGA computer says No'.

Pah. doomed to failure if you ask me but there again, I've ditched my smartphone and gone back to a simple Symbian based nokia without even a camera so I don't really care anymore.

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