I always bought the tablet series of the X thinkpad. I own a x60t an x61t and now a x220t.
I recently compared the x201t to the x220t. Its a serious backstep.
It lacks quite a few leds on the bottom screen. It has a huge think frame around the screen. The frame is also very thick around the keyboard. The keyboard layout was changed. The Touchpad now was to be curbesmly pressed to generate a keypress, no longer dedicated buttons. The keyboard also has been changed to something less klicky.
The cablelayout outside is a mess. Especially that the power cable has moved to the back, and the ethernet to the right, where formerly everything was on the left.
I also miss the screen locking mechanism of the old series, a solid latch. Instead i now have rubber pads that constantly go missing.
The plus side is an ips panel and multitouch screen, decent speakers.
I will see if lenovo is buyable in the future....
(Disclaimer: I'm no fan of M$)
First of all: It wouldn' t be the first market that they rolled up from 0% marketshare: see the whole xbox stuff. They have the money reserve to fight a long uphill battle.
If you look at the big picture things start to make sense in their strategy: Basically they want to bundle everything. It doesn't matter where you enter your data (pc|phone|tablet) it will be synchorinzed with skydrive. Your dashboard will look the same regadless of what device you have. Some of the applications will be on all your devices.
They even add all the xbox stuff so you buy your game on your phone and will arrive home to find the game on your xbox.
As for nokia? well they will be on the lifeline until windows 8 is out..
Lets see what kind of marketadoption this will get.
Windows 8 is mainly a feature redux. But this will lead to it that many people who shy away from complex things will buy such a phone.
Switches offer tactile feedback, both that it was pressed and what position it is in. You can find it blindly after some practice.
Touch-screens try to augment this (badly) with vibration, visual or audible cues. This is fine on a phone. In the car the audible works good. But you never know whether you have pressed the right thing.
Also touch screens are fine as long as you are on a smooth road.. but as soon as it gets rough you will have difficulty to operate them.
In Airplanes its even worse. I fly gliders as a hobby.. in the mountains the acceleration forces are so great that you can't even reach the dash properly. Even less hit a certain spot on a flat surface touchscreen. It requires a lot more attention and concentration than "just hitting a switch".
It also helped the jews survive. The Nazis simply did a sort on the list with jewish bank accounts and their ammounts. They just killed and targeted everyone starting from the top. Appropriating the money themselves in the process.
Which was one of the reasons why the swiss adopted bank secrecy laws in 1935.
(I don't work for them, nor am i their customer)
They have set up all the payphones and highly frequented places with wifi. Their mobile subscriptions offer a transparent authentication process for these hotspots. So if you have a mobile phone from then then it will automatically join these hotspots if you are close.
What they did:
* Modularize/Standardize Infrastructure, e.g. storage & computing power
* Build provisioning systems
* Virtualize everything
When they say that they are flexible, they mean that they have a lot of dark hardware lying around.
Mistake #1: Application obviously runs as root
Mistake #2: Permissions on directory should not be 644 but 600!
Mistake #3: Server with VITAL Data obviously publicly accessible. It should be firewalled in, separate from the webfrontend...
Mistake #4: You use CSV for storing the data???? This is a voting machine? You people SCARE me! This should be WORM device for audit purposes!
I really don't want to know what the rest of the "application" looks like.. Please fire your implementor. This is really asking for it. You are doing a disservice to the people you are supposed to serve!
Freedom, also means having the right to commit a "crime" and maybe even a chance to get away with it.
Java is the language taught to all these part-time it / project manager types of people. Its the only thing they know. This is why java has become a synonym for "Oh,OH, danger! Amateurs at work."
ATC Systems are highly political, i therefore doubt that the choice of language was up to the programmer. The project was probably cash-strapped, over budget, late etc. Now people are trying to force it down users throats.
In the forum you see a lot of discontent users, that reads to me like a classic project fail along the lines of: Boss:"We need to go digitial!" As to the how was never properly analyzed. And now people are stuck with a sub-standard system.
Its alarming to see this in the aviation industry. Its actually one of the more sane fields of it-work.