Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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thom....
by eantoranz on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:57 UTC
eantoranz
Member since:
2005-12-18

... We're talking about Microsoft here so.... What the fuck did you expect? That microsoft would suddenly stop working the way it has since it's creation just because you bought one of their phones? I think that's the definition of wishful thinking.

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RE: thom....
by kragil on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:27 in reply to "thom...."
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Exactly.

MS is by far the worst company in tech(even worse than Oracle). They do so much evil stuff everywhere on this planet (see http://techrights.org/?stories) and their technology is so crappy it wastes our resources left and right, it is hard to excuse buying their shit IMO.

Everyone who buys WP8, RT, XB1, W8 or their other crap needs to get his head checked.

Banning their products from your life, family and country is the best thing you could do.

Yeah, sure. I am a hater, but with good reasons. I have strong feelings about where society, technology, education and freedom should be in this day and age, but MS stands pretty much exactly for all the things I don't want: Collusion, bribery, lock-in, closed source, patents, aggression, spying etc.

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RE[2]: thom....
by kurkosdr on Fri 12th Jul 2013 17:26 in reply to "RE: thom...."
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

Banning their products from your life, family and country is the best thing you could do. 


I don't know how the eff this got a score of 5, but if you use desktop Windows AS A PROGRAM LAUNCHER and don't use any of the mediocre bundled apps, Windows is open enough for us Average Joes that make up the 99%, and has a really wide variety of software. Which is what matters really.

Windows Phone... Who cares? They dropped the ball with the WP7 -> WP8 transition by banning upgrades to WP8 even if the OEM wanted to release an upgrade for a phone. For example the Galaxy SII got ICS, Samsung WP7 phones didn't got WP8. Even if they give free upgrades to whatever the next major version after WP8 is, it would be too late, as the OS war would be over by then. Windows Phone had one card, upgrades, and burned it. Nobody cares about it, almost got duped into getting one personally but fortunately didn't.

Edited 2013-07-12 17:28 UTC

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by Wafflez on Fri 12th Jul 2013 17:59 in reply to "RE: thom...."
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Really? I'll soon upgrade my PC.

There's only two options: Microsoft and Apple. If you're suggesting Linux for pleasant and pro (like video driver crashes don't wipe out your document in word processors, starting copying file, hibernating, then waking up the PC and resuming copying file, etc.........) desktop experience, then you are the one who should be checked, seriously.

And ofcourse I'll go with Microsoft. Because for decent Apple specs I can order an "uber" PC. ;)

And "good enough"? Okay, .NET is just good enough Java? Please, I sometimes watch my collegues work with Java. So primitive.. Good enough is only in mobile space. Now. I don't care how MS was 10 years ago, I do not use that.

Edited 2013-07-12 18:00 UTC

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RE: thom....
by Luminair on Fri 12th Jul 2013 15:27 in reply to "thom...."
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

gates microsoft was fine, they made a lot of good products.

ballmer microsoft has made... fewer

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