Well, Packard Bell will tell you that it's a new computer.
Panasonic, or Slashdot? Are we talking about their app rejection reason or site redesign here?
About a year ago, I was pulled over for speeding. (Incorrectly, a similar vehicle had driven past me at the speed that the officer said I was going). While I was pulled over and the CHP officer was talking to me, someone who was driving past reported the police there. It piped up and helpfully told me that police was reported ahead, in 0 feet. The officer found it kind of amusing, and I was able to talk my way out of the ticket.
California has mobile SMOG checks that are also "voluntary". Vehicles are flagged out of traffic by a CHP officer, at which point you're allowed to choose whether you want to have your car smogged. Although if you refuse to have your car checked, your license plate is recorded and logged for later analysis.
"The license plate numbers of vehicles whose operators decline to participate in the Roadside Inspection Program are recorded and entered into a laptop computer for later analysis."
At that point in time, the iPod had around 10 GB of storage, which may not sound like a lot, but a lot of other MP3 players at the time had something like 64 MB of storage.
Less space than a Nomad.
You can also get a mechanical keyboard that will rival the Model M.
But can I beat someone to death with this like I can with a genuine Model M? Also, is the knockoff dishwasher safe for easy cleanup like a genuine Model M?
Windows is cheap. The myriad of other servers, and their licenses that businesses require aren't cheap.
A MUCH smaller subset actually wanted the old start menu back. I know I don't. There are elements of the old start menu that I liked, but most of it was a bad idea. Start -> All Programs was a complete disaster -- lets put a hierarchy of everything installed on your computer in a small non-resizable popup menu.
Most users don't use the heirarchal menu very often. They usually either type the first few characters to search, or use one of the recent programs listed. But if you're in one of the instances where you're trying to access a program that you don't use very often, and don't remember the exact name of it, the hierarchical menu is light years beyond the start screen.
For example, take a look at what my Windows 8 start screen looks like. It's an absolute mess, and nearly unusable in my opinion. The Start8 menu that I installed is much easier, quicker, and far more intuitive to use. I suspect that many users feel the same way as I do.
Except that they totally missed the point of what everyone wanted.
Yes, there is a start button there now. But all it does is bring up the start screen, the same as pressing the Windows key. The start menu, which is what most people really want back, is still missing from the OS.
I've got a client that's a non-profit group home for abused kids. Because of what they do, and their funding sources, they have to send daily activity reports for each of the kids, including medical, psychological, behavior, school notes, etc...
Every day, the reports are hand written on to forms, which are then typed into a computer, which are then printed, which are then faxed to the county (Typically 75-100 pages of fax each day), which is then entered into the county's computers, which is then printed out and filed.
Between the original handwritten report, printed copy of the entered report, received fax, and county copy, multiplied by around 100 pages per day amounts to almost 150,000 pages created every year for something that could very easily be done almost entirely electronically.
The word that you're looking for is hovering. As in "hovercraft".
That's just bad design. At the lowest setting it should be off.
Why on earth would you want the back light totally off? That's unusable in every situation. At that point, just turn it off.
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Yes it does; it's just disabled by default (?!?!?!)
If WinDOS weren't king of legacy apps, you would see a mass exodus. Even despite, you might see a lot of people cling to the previous version as long as they can (like they did with Vista).
It's anecdotal, but I'm seeing a lot of small businesses beginning to look at Macs. Most wind up buying Windows 7 systems for now, but people are starting to look at other options. Microsoft's removal of Exchange from their SBS suite, and the availability of Google Apps for business seems to be encouraging this trend.