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Comment: Free branding advice for MSFT: (Score 2) 352

by Rob_Bryerton (#47884255) Attached to: Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows
Free branding advice for MSFT; a variation on the classic formula:

1. Think of a brand name.
2. Does it contain the word "Windows"? If so, throw it away and go to step 1.
3. Does it contain the word "Microsoft"? If so, throw it away and go to step 1.
4. ???
5. Profit

Comment: It no longer matters. (Score 3, Insightful) 727

by Rob_Bryerton (#47715669) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
Total non-issue; the majority of computing consumers have moved on; they're using phones and tablets. Corporate users will use what they're given.

The days of paying hundreds of dollars for an operating system and compiler are (thankfully) gone. The OS is irrelevant anyways; you go to where the applications are; anything else is just silly...

Comment: Publicity Stunt (Score 1) 199

by Rob_Bryerton (#47313655) Attached to: FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones
Am I the only one who noticed the timing of this announcement by Amazon coincided with the christmas shopping season; this was nothing more than a quite successful bid for free publicity.

Not only are "drone" package deliveries technically unfeasable, they are not financially viable by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe...maybe in several decades.

Time sharing: The use of many people by the computer.