"i'm no microsof Trojan"
Thankfully, I use Linux.
If I do that on Windows, Windows assumes that I'm handicapped and starts trying to turn on "I have no fingers" mode.
me too, unfortunately i use WinXP at work... so i have to resort to tapping on the desk making a banging/clicking sound instead of the melodeous sound of a well worn shift key.
don't know y, but sometimes the wintendo I have to run outlook on turns on the naranator...
If I do that on Windows, Windows assumes that I'm handicapped and
starts trying to turn on "I have no fingers" mode.
Yeah, I get that shit ALL the time at work. Drives me batty and you can't turn it off.
just heard an insider comment that nokia probably did more harm to meego than do usefull stuff in the end.
You know those QR codes that are popping up everywhere? The ones that you can point your phone's camera at and it'll automatically bring up a web site, app install, contact, or whatever? The ones that have already started showing up on the sides of buses and buildings in various parts of Asia? The ones that work on iPhone, Android, and lots of other devices?
MICROSOFT MADE THEIR OWN FORMAT INSTEAD.
Without a monopoly in mobile devices to leverage. Against an existing format that has already become the standard.
I am incredulous that they actually think they can pull off this routine in a market where they can't leverage Windows or Office. It really gives us a glimpse into the kind of thinking that goes on in Redmond. They actually still think that they're awesome. The reality that Microsoft has no place in the mobile world still hasn't sunk in.
They really don't see that they're following the same path that IBM did.
grr... why mess with a format that's already established as a standard... this is going to FAIL
Brings new meaning to the blue-screen-of-death.
I am incredulous that they actually think they can pull off this
routine in a market where they can't leverage Windows or Office. It
You'll notice that they do this over and over again.
They see somebody else do something, then copy it and it fails and they go on to the next thing. Even if there's already ane existing standard.
Although the did win with the xbox360 and the kinect.
I only recently discovered QR codes. I use them to embed mini-editorials in my signature blocks and avatars on various sites. I wish I'd known earlier; I would have done my last drill letter entirely in QR codes.
So here's my prediction: within a year you're going to see an extension controller for the Kinect that allows the user to have some handheld buttons -- essentially reducing the Kinect to the equivalent of a Wii.
You heard it here first.
Kinect Sports works pretty well. The problem is that there's no standard for a button-less interface.
Moving beyong the Microsoft Monoculture
For the last 15 years we have been living in a Microsoft monoculture, which has had very real knock-on consequences for everyone online -- not just for users of its products. Today, though, that monoculture is fading away, to be replaced by something much more complex.
(An article in The H Open by Glyn Moody. No real surprises in this article, but it's a nice summary.
One of my friends just bought a new laptop to replace his previous one (his kids got a hold of his old one... destroyed it).
The first words out of his mouth to me after buying the new one were "Yeah, you're putting Ubuntu on this for me... I hate windows.". It came preloaded with Win7Pro. The first time he booted it up, there were 41 updates and he couldn't get rid of the bloatware/crapware they put on the stupid machine (norton security, aol bullshit, ... the list goes on).
He hadn't even unboxed it yet and he told me to get my Ubuntu installation ready for him lol.
Goes to show, even audio production professionals prefer Ubuntu over Win7.
This is one large reason why Linux desktop market share is actually closer to 10% than the 1% touted by detractors. Most of our desktops show up in the official counts as Windows machines because it's so hard to avoid being forced to take a copy of Windows with a retail computer sale.
System76 et al are great but you end up paying more for a bare computer than you would for a big-brand machine that comes with that unused copy of 'doze.
well, the '7 licenese of this notebook wasn't even bootet once, and i'll sell it...
refunding is a little to much fuss.
last weekend I spent an hour on my fathers '7 box... its such a horror. gave up after an hour to convert some f'n mp3 to a wav to add a nice sound to his thunderbird/iceowl reminder so he takes his pills (which he fails to currently :-( )
even finding the god damn right place to put icedove to so it autostarts, _and_ being allowed to write to it took me ten minutes. fucking peace of crap.
much to intuitive for me.