Wed May 09 2012 17:29:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredMicrosoft always takes the credit for things they steal from others. They call it Innovation(tm).
WAIT! they did invent having a throbber in the center of the screen when the system is busy if the system doesn't have a visible mousepointer. At least they have a patent on that.
you), the workers clamor for (and get) a semi-modern version of Firefox. I think the masses have figured out that IE
=/= the intarweb.
Today, I used some fushitsu tablet running windows7. First, I thought it was a joke and somebody had an x86 emulator running under android, booting up the win7. But then I realized it was for real and only some stuff was amazingly sluggish, like... booting. Or actually starting any program. But then, when it was booted and programs finished starting, it was quite a desktop experience. Only that the interface itself was not quiet precisely usable, everything was like using a touchscreen on a small mobile phone while you ride a rollercoaster.
So, if you are not too fond of the crashes, prepare to be amazed by windows8 on the tablets.
...now you know why they're trying to get a tax from android; Windows tablets are going to be to expensive to get a pitch inbetween android and apple.
while billiboys pet project the "tabletcomputer" never took of, with a locked boot loader there realy is no reason to buy a windows tablet, since its going to be even more expensive than compareable android tablets; and most probably going to overprice the much nicer Isomething tables also.
I guess while doing the firestomping on the netbook market to stop linux from entering the desktop market they totaly overslept the apple development.
Now that Google and Apple have shown Microsoft how a touch-optimized UI is supposed to work, they've set themselves to the task of building one. I personally think it's garish and clunky, but we'll see what happens.
want a free compiler? write managed code.
want native code & non-metro capable ide? pay.
Sounds like the gcc windows port could gain more traction, since there is no free in beer alternative anymore.
hm, big question Y the openbsd guys not rather had chosen openwatcom instead of pcc...
I still miss using my old Newton MessagePad (the 2100 was great - the hardware finally caught up to the software) - there were things it could do that current tablets can't. It's pretty much eclipsed now, but it was still great stuff.
Of course, since it doesn't have Angry Birds, it doesn't matter any more. Wait - someone's writing a clone of it for the Newton.
hm, big question Y the openbsd guys not rather had chosen openwatcom
instead of pcc...
Because they're just as brain damaged as Richard Stallman, but in the other direction. They ought to just use GCC.
"Microsoft used to be run by an evil genius. When it came time to replace him, the board grossly misinterpreted which of those two qualities was the important one."
Nokia is on its death bed, which doesn't bode well for Vista Phone 8. Microsoft is also trying to push its own tablets now, using the "Surface" brand which some people associate with the myth that Microsoft invented multitouch. Hmm.
If we go with the classic notion that every "platform" market eventually consolidates around two players, Microsoft will continue to be an also-ran in mobile (both phones and tablets).
So basically, we now have 3 evil overloards instead of one....
It makes me cool. Microsoft is evil because it is an operating system that wants you to use their word processor, their spread sheet,
their web browser, their search engine. They also take over other companies.
<laughs> You mean like forcing you to sign into all Google services if you use an Android phone? Oh wait, that's what M$ does....