That monkey needs to incorporate!
The "everything turned on by default" concept is part of why Windows is bloated and insecure.
This is changing, but part of what I like about Linux is that it makes less assumptions about what you are doing and assumes a (at least somewhat) skilled operator. Part of what I dislike about Ubuntu is that it makes too many assumptions about what I want to do. It's also why multiple Linux distros that target different audiences are a good thing.
The points here are that :
1. All optimizations or assumptions make something better for a certain task or use scenario.
2. Any optimization that makes something better for a certain task or scenario will be worse for a different task/use scenario.
Think of strong versus lightweight -- it's a tradeoff.
Seriously, I tried Menuet a few years ago. It's crazy fast on even ancient hardware.
It just needs a couple of killer apps.
Superheterodyne radar detectors would interfere with each other and lessen the sensitivity.
The Internet is a war zone. Not running some sort of script-blocker is like flying through an asteroid belt with your shield down.
Microsoft lulled users into poor security practices with "just works". Java is just too vulnerable to not have some kind of click-to-play or white-list.
I'd recommend a monochrome laser (I use a Samsung) for actual printing and an all-in-one for color printing/scanning/faxing. Inkjet ink is just too expensive for day-to-day printing.
It's like saying, "Yea multi-tools are nice, but you might want an actual knife or an actual screwdriver if you plan on using them much."
Where at the point where all outside facing devices need a mechanism for automatic updates, or at least automatic notification of updates.
I imagine that most of the ReadyNSA users have no idea they are vulnerable.
How about end-to-end, strong crypto by default? How about AES-256 built in to Ethernet adapters?
I agree that Samsung is "cooler" than Android. There are a lot of total crap Android devices. I can remember when Google was cool. Sometime before they want public....
I mod you to +6
I think a huge part of their problem is with branding. Apple and Android are seen as cool and sexy whereas Microsoft is perceived as uncool and business-oriented. XBox is the only exception I can think of. The exact same hardware, delivered by a cool, edgy start-up, could have done much better.
To be fair, I haven't even touched a Windows phone, but my perception is that it's going to try to lock you into MS offerings (Apple does this too) and it will try and keep you from doing cool things if that doesn't somehow make money for MS.
Is this really true, is this just my perception, or is this the general perception? Bear in mind that first-hand experience (reality) has nothing to do with the perception of those that haven't touched it.
I would like to see all faculty ratings (somehow) adjusted for the students' GPA and class grade. Too may students have an "I got an A, so instructor deserves an A, I got a C so instructor deserves a C" mentality.
I almost put something in that post about how "the business side would never go along with is because it dilutes the market for
I've met a few programmers that are in love with Visual Studio. But I have to ask, "Do you know how to program or do you just know Visual Studio?" Without it, many seem lost. The tool seems to be becoming the focus rather then the actual programming.
Consumerism convinced us to buy a lot of things that we don't really need or seldom use so, now that times are getting tougher, we're lending/renting our excess.