Pushing metro apps over Win32 programs has nothing to do with the burden of legacy support. It is all about getting their hands on the same 30% of software revenue that their competitors (Apple and Google) are getting, instead of the 0% Microsoft makes on every Win32 application sold. You're never going to convince companies developing for the Win32 sales model to start giving you that money, so you have to create a new distribution network with new rules and try to convince people to switch to it.
Did you think Microsoft just woke up one day and suddenly cared more about beautiful source code than money?
The article shows that: 1) There is more space, even with the Ribbon, than in Windows 7's Explorer and 2) You can hide the Ribbon
But don't let the facts get in the way of a rant
The Windows 7 explorer configuration they are comparing it to includes the Details Pane, which I have to assume is turned off by anyone who cares about vertical space and is running Vista or 7. Hiding that pane makes the Vista/7 explorer window take up much less space than the ribbon UI and without any loss in functionality (unlike hiding the ribbon).
There are only two things that make me hopeful about this new explorer format: using the Quick Access Toolbar with minimized ribbon (still a PITA that you have to configure it all yourself), and the return of the parent directory button (what they call the "up arrow").
What is the rental rate on BluRay disks? How bad is it for BD? I don't own a BD system and likely never will. If I did own BluRay, that would be my only reason for hanging on to the mailer.
If you're asking how much more it costs for the ability to get movies on BluRay, it depends on the plan. For an N out-at-a-time plan, the added cost for BluRay is N+1 dollars.
Customers of Cablevision, the cable and Internet provider that owns Newsday, and people who subscribe to Newsday in print will still be able to browse Newsday.com unfettered
Would any of the currently proposed net neutrality laws prevent Cablevision from charging other people for web content that it gives to its own ISP customers for free? Or is this considered an acceptable competitive practice?
I wonder how this trend compares with non-internet related events, such as:
- Increase in popularity of highly opinionated "news" talk shows and cable TV shows (and similar decline in the popularity of objective reporting)
- Consolidation of news businesses (particularly acquisitions by News Corp.)
- Reduction in staff and budgets of the journalism and reporting departments within newspaper organizations
...I happen to know of a school with a computer lab full of those Physx cards, and the majority of them have ATI/AMD cards for graphics. For them at least, this update renders all those standalone cards useless.
The article says this problem is in the new forceware drivers, not the standalone physx drivers. If the computer does not have an NVIDIA card, why would they be installing the forceware drivers?
I don't believe that. CNN's article quotes the letter as saying "According to the records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you have a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
That wording implies the letter is an explanation of benefits, not a notification of diagnosis. I'm sure the intended recipients were people who had already received the diganosis in person from their doctor.
The only people for whom this would have been the first mention of the diagnosis for would be the ones who received it in error.
Num Lock is all the way over there, do you think I have the energy to move my entire arm that far? I've had auto-run bound to Q since EverQuest.
Caps Lock, on the other hand, is often the run/walk toggle in stealthier FPS games. Much easier than holding down shift for extended periods of time.
Finally, if you want to make Escape and Delete easier to hit, make the keyboard larger so you can place them in the correct locations. Making them bigger isn't going to stop me from having to hunt them down if they're 3" away from where they should be.