Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Nov 2013 21:35 UTC
Windows

The Verge reviews the giant Nokia Lumia 1520:

Samsung and others have proven that there is a market for giant smartphones, warts and all. But that doesn't mean that just any smartphone is better if it's bigger, and the 1520 is a prime example of that. It's bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone yet, but it's not necessarily a better Windows Phone because of that. If all you've ever wanted in life is a Lumia 925 with a magnifying glass on top of it, the 1520 is exactly that. It's a tour de force in resolution and speed, but it's not a great smartphone or even a great replacement for a tablet.

And yet, it'll be a better tablet than any Windows 8.1 RT device. There's something poetic about that.

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RE[3]: Somehow I doubt it
by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Nov 2013 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Somehow I doubt it"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I was having a conversation with the architect yesterday. He was saying he has 3 laptops 1 for work (Win 7), 1 home (Win 8) and a Chromebook.

He tends to the use the chromebook for pretty much everything and most of the dev is done in the cloud/remotely.

I been doing the same with Windows VMs. My main machine is pretty much just a thin client.

Personally I find it better to work this way and the old way of doing things (the official way at work) we are just bypassing because the rest of IT at work is just miles behind.

Edited 2013-11-19 08:19 UTC

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RE[4]: Somehow I doubt it
by moondevil on Tue 19th Nov 2013 09:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Somehow I doubt it"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I been doing the same with Windows VMs. My main machine is pretty much just a thin client.


OS/360 is the new future!

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RE[4]: Somehow I doubt it
by bnolsen on Tue 19th Nov 2013 20:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Somehow I doubt it"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Nice to see you finally caught up to the 1980s (hehe). I think the only time I worked local was when I was at hughes/raytheon working on solaris in the mid/late 90s. Builds were always fully distributed.

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