Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

Never, luckily ;) I hear it isn't the best place to work.

And thanks for insinuating I'm a MS shrill because I happen to like one of their products ;) I'm typing this on my T60 running FC16... so... yeah.

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jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

Come on, I was having a bit of fun with you, thats all. But, if you look around, there IS a LOT of astroturfing going on from Microsoft in the various forums.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Heh, I wouldnt be surprised :p I usually dont comment on many forums. I do it on OSN out of habit, lol.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

The sad part is they don't even give them fresh scripts! Point out that win 8 is gonna fail on any mainstream (or even some of the geek sites like slashdot) and watch as just like the sunrise they come. the sad part is they are SO obvious as the script they have them using is total market drone speak, the last one I saw had the phrase "consumer experience" like FIVE times in it! Who talks like that?

I mean you'd think that someone with the money of MSFT would get like the writers of 30 rock or some other top tier show to write them some compelling scripts, instead we get words like "synergy" and "consumer experience". I bet it would make a funny send up though..."Microsoft...where even our astroturf sounds like something from a Dilbert comic"

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

How Desktop agnostic is Windows Phone 7? Does it mount as a USB drive? Are the music files sanely stored with the same file names before you transferred, or do they end up with random numerical names?

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

It's in no way desktop agnostic, lol. It supports syncing under windows and OSX.

That is the most annoying part for me but it really hasnt been an issue. I run win7 on my desktop for various reasons (games, etc) and I occasionally sync my phone to it.

WP7 uses MTP, iirc, so it can, in theory, sync with other programs. You can't mount it as a mass storage device, though.

None of this matters to me, though, because I have a tablet that I use for everything and my phone is... a phone and light internet terminal.

But you do have very valid points which a lot of people should take into consideration.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Funny how OS X is more neardily ok considering the company is much worse.

Edit: UNIX badge?

Edited 2012-04-19 20:11 UTC

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I dont get that. I'll use whatever strikes my fancy; osx, windows, *linux, *bsd...

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