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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RE: thom....
by kragil on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:27 UTC 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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RE[3]: thom....
by toast88 on Sat 13th Jul 2013 20:12 in reply to "RE[2]: thom...."
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

And you have no problem with the NSA spying your ass?

Adrian

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RE[2]: thom....
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[3]: thom....
by Nelson on Fri 12th Jul 2013 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: thom...."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

People overlook the insane amount of innovation going on in many parts of Microsoft, they have a chokehold on the enterprise sector. They have incredible developer talent in DevDiv pumping out awesome tools. There's really a lot going on in the company.

Its just unfortunate that the thick rhetorical bullshit that gets posted here by some is upvoted into the clouds because Microsoft shit in someone's cornflakes apparently.

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RE[3]: thom....
by toast88 on Sat 13th Jul 2013 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: thom...."
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

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.


Really? You are insulting people because they're not using Windows?

Son, FYI, Linux is paying many people's bills nowadays. Major companies and stock exchanges are running Linux. I haven't touched Windows for ages.

I am sorry for you if you're tied to a proprietary product, but that doesn't mean free software is bad.

Adrian

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RE[3]: thom....
by grat on Sat 13th Jul 2013 22:25 in reply to "RE[2]: thom...."
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

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.


I don't know what spectacularly crappy computer / OS combination you've been using to base your Linux experience on, but I've been using Linux as my primary Desktop OS at work and home for more than 8 years now, and haven't encountered any of the issues you describe.

Of course, I don't grab a 10 year old computer and try to make Linux work like a brand new Windows computer, and I make sure all the hardware in my machine is well supported (typically NVidia with binary driver, because I don't really care about the difference between BSD and GPL licensing).

At work, the two applications I absolutely have to use Windows for (seriously VMWare? STILL no linux console?!?), I run within a VirtualBox VM.

There are things I don't like (Akonadi, Gnome 3), but all in all, it's a solid, reliable desktop.

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RE[3]: thom....
by shotsman on Sun 14th Jul 2013 07:36 in reply to "RE[2]: thom...."
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Ah yes, the never ending patches on top of patches to that bugfest that is .NET.

Stable and secure it is not. Sadly not a lot different from Java.

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