"Ever tried connecting a Surface Pro to your company's Active Directory and implementing GPO?" - this is a big red flag to me you are either spreading FUD knowingly or you genuinely don't know what you're talking about. All Surface Pro tablets can use full AD and that's been documented for years.
So add a trusted root authority certificate to the list and job done?
"You haven't lied, yet stayed away from telling the truth as well. " - it seems you have your own version of selective reality too. Windows 8 is a big shift from traditional Windows but you seem to imply there'll be no change to this, which is very unlikely to be the case. As Vista was slow to get people off XP, Windows 8 will is similar in that respect (albeit for different reasons; Win8 is mainly a UI paradigm shift instead of a kernel one) but the point is that most will get there in the end as they did XP -> Win7.
News at 11. Glad to see the circle-jerk here is just as strong as ever - gotta reassure ourselves that MSFT is (still) on the brink of doom after all.
Some people don't want 2 devices for 2 separate functions; there's a real market for one device that can scale up when necessary, and the Surface 3 Pro is aimed at those people. Not everyone of course - some people enjoy having multiple devices, but a decent chunk, myself included just want one that you can accessorise into a full-on power PC if you want, which this does nicely.
Let's generate some outrage! We want to be angry about Microsoft!
Yes, how dare they refuse to support older patch levels of the same OS. Outrageous.
...if Microsoft has released something with a bug like this. Somehow I doubt there'd be so much analysis. To me this demonstrates that open != secure necessarily; how long has anyone been able to read the source-code here and even known about it for months? Let's just all agree that open-sourcing code is no guarantee of any kind of quality.
And so the circle-jerk of Slashdot continues. The echo-chamber in this place is too much sometimes.
I came here to read about why this relatively unknown guy would clearly mean doom for MSFT, by people that have never worked there with very public disdain for pretty much all the products MS make.
I was not disappointed.
You must be a blast at house parties.
I love coming to Slashdot to hear about why MSFT is doomed each day. I've been hearing it for years yet annoyingly, the MSFT share prices just won't tank. What a shame! I wonder if investors know something the anti-MS crowd on
No, you showed me some text and a graph on Neowin that asserts Microsoft lost $10 billion over 2 years without a shred of evidence to back it up. Talk is cheap; this is no evidence of anything at all.
It takes one to know one.
The MSFT stock price disagrees with you.
You have no evidence to support the assertion Xbox hasn't broken even. That's where the discussion ends.
From the last quarter (Q3) - http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY13/Q3/default.aspx
"The Entertainment and Devices Division posted revenue of $2.53 billion, an increase of 56% from the prior year period. Adjusting for the recognition of revenue related to the Video Game Deferral, the division’s non-GAAP revenue increased 33% for the third quarter. Xbox LIVE now has over 46 million members worldwide, an 18% increase from the prior year period."
I call shenanigans.