Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 24th Jul 2012 13:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Depends on your definition of dead. I've used linux on the desktop since 1998 without any interruptions on the availability of updates or new applications. I have not had the same experience with windows mobile platforms. RIP, my lovely ipaq.

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by lucas_maximus on Tue 24th Jul 2012 17:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
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Linux as a desktop OS really needs someone who knows what they are doing ... aka fix it via the command line when things go wrong.

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RE[3]: Comment by ronaldst
by plague on Tue 24th Jul 2012 17:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst"
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Not that argument again. It's been invalid a long time, especially since distributions like Ubuntu have made it very easy to use them. People just don't believe it because they haven't even tried.

But if you don't buy that then I have another for you:

Considering how little it takes before Joe User is completely helpless even on Windows or Mac OS, I'd say it's a toss-up in that regard.
The regular user cannot fix even the simplest of issues, regardless of the OS.

And I'm not just saying that, I help people with their computer "issues" for a living.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Well, that's neither here nor there in terms of its state of living, but I'll gladly take a system that requires a little knowledge and requires some learning along the way.

In fact, in one of the threads yesterday about cleartype, another poster was trying to convince me that windows on the desktop was dying, because windows 8 is for tablets or some silliness. Of course it isn't.

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