Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Feb 2011 20:54 UTC
Windows So, Mobile World Congress is going on over in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and there, Steve Ballmer held a little speech about Windows Phone 7's past, present, and future. Especially the future interests us, as a lot's been planned for this year: copy/paste, hardware-accelerated mobile Internet Explorer 9, and, yes, multitasking!
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RE[3]: Translation
by MollyC on Tue 15th Feb 2011 07:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Translation"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

I tired of MS constantly failing and simply refusing to die. Granted, WP7 is interesting but WM and Kin and Zune should really have killed the beast. If this were any other company such a string of fail would have slayed them for sure...


Um, why do you care? Just don't buy the Microsoft products. I don't get this "rooting for company X to die" nonsense.

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RE[4]: Translation
by drahca on Tue 15th Feb 2011 10:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Translation"
drahca Member since:
2006-02-23

Um, why do you care? Just don't buy the Microsoft products. I don't get this "rooting for company X to die" nonsense.


Yeah, just don't buy Microsoft products, all those whiners! (disclaimer, this was all some time ago)

Mmm, the University I work at has changed their mail server to Exchange, now I cannot even read the emails I send to myself. Strange, let's call tech support.
Tech support: "So, why are you not using Outlook?"
Me: "Em, I have an SGI and a Linux box."

Ok, so I'll just use the web interface for Outlook in Firefox. Mmm, that doesn't look right, where did all the functionality go?
Tech Support: "Yeah, the 'advanced' web interface only works with Internet Explorer. Just use IE!"

I'll just use my own client.
Me: "I can't authenticate."
Tech support: "You have to use Kerberos."
Me: "I am using Kerberos"
Tech Support: "Are you using Microsoft Kerberos?"
Me: "Huh? Ehm, no ..."
Tech support: "Well, there is your problem."
Me: "Sigh"

Ah, I have mail. Let's see. Oh a Word document. Let's try to open this with OpenOffice. Mmm, that doesn't look right.
Tech support: "Sigh, just use Office10 ..."

Why doesn't our company page load in Firefox? Optimized for IE6? Uh oh ...

Tech support: "Ok, we have had it with you. We'll fix all your problems. Here! A brand new Windows box to accompany your antiquated tech on your desk."

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RE[5]: Translation
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 15th Feb 2011 10:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Translation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Then your university is incompetent. All those tools you mention work just fine under Linux and Mac OS X - my university uses the same tools, and they properly support Linux, Mac OS X, and all browsers.

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RE[4]: Translation
by WereCatf on Tue 15th Feb 2011 14:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Translation"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't get this "rooting for company X to die" nonsense.


It's basic human psychology: if you have a preference for certain parties you know any additional players in the same field are competitors and will weaken the stand of your preferred ones. This reflects as a direct attack against you as well in your subconscious, ie. "your preference is not good enough." Some people are more susceptible to act out on such subconscious threats without even realizing where their aggression comes from, especially in males as it is in their instincts to protect their territory.

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RE[4]: Translation
by Surtur on Wed 16th Feb 2011 10:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Translation"
Surtur Member since:
2009-04-15

"I tired of MS constantly failing and simply refusing to die. Granted, WP7 is interesting but WM and Kin and Zune should really have killed the beast. If this were any other company such a string of fail would have slayed them for sure...


Um, why do you care? Just don't buy the Microsoft products. I don't get this "rooting for company X to die" nonsense.
"

If it would be that easy. Just because you don't buy it does not mean you are not influences by it in a negative way as "drahca" describes it further.

Network externalities 101. Nevertheless that does not mean I agree with the parent on the "just die" part but the reasons therefore are quite obvious. IE6 anyone?

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