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Comment: Re:Meh (Score 2) 398

by Windowser (#45153065) Attached to: Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

Problem is, most people - and that includes this embedded systems engineer - just want the damn thing to *work* without having to mess with it for some update or other every damn day.

Install Debian stable and you will be pleased. Even a major version upgrade just works (ex.: from 6 to 7)

Comment: Re: the oracle at... (Score 1) 185

by Windowser (#45084419) Attached to: South African Education Department Bans Free and Open Source Software

Delphi is basically object oriented pascal. Back in the early days of Windows it was as popular programming environment but its popularity began to wane as Visual Basic/C++ were much better suited for Windows 95 development.

Visual Basic better suited ... you must be kidding !
Visual Basic is good for nothing, not even fast prototyping.
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Comment: Re:Not being well reviewed ... (Score 1) 616

by Windowser (#44938157) Attached to: Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

A UI that is fun to use?

Nope. According to everybody I talk to, Windows8 UI sucks.

Skydrive / cloud storage? Yep.

With the space Win8 takes on the device, it better comes with a huge cloud storage.

Nice looking device? Yep.

Not better looking than any tablet on the market. Actually, I find the Galaxy Tab and iPad to be way more nice looking than Surface.

What exactly are these missing features that everyone wants that they can get from Android and iPad tablets??

A good android tablet cost at least 50% less than a Surface.
The better question would be : what are the features that Surface is providing that you can't have on an Android tablet for half the price ?

Comment: Re:Microsoft will pull back (Score 1) 426

by Windowser (#44885035) Attached to: With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

If you are in tech, you are stuck in windows. Period. All of our industry tools are windows only.

Strange, as I work in the tech industry and I run Linux on all my machines.
I only have a Windows VM for a grand total of ONE program I must use that is still windows only: a cellular router configuration GUI.

Comment: Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

by Windowser (#44705309) Attached to: Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM
Ubuntu is not Linux. And yes, Ubuntu sucks on lot's of things (don't get me started on Unity).
You should try the same Linux NASA is using in space : Debian
Ubuntu is based on it, except they take the unstable development branch and put custom patches on it to make it more unstable.

Comment: Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

by Windowser (#44702907) Attached to: Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

It took a ridiculously long time, and I had to reboot 3 times with more updates each time, but that was all there was to it.

Only 3 reboots ? WTF ??
I can upgrade a Debian stable machine from 6.0 to 7.0 with only ONE reboot.
I'm glad I don't use windows anymore.

Comment: Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

by Windowser (#44702887) Attached to: Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

The CentOS install I have doesn't let you unlock the screen. You have to switch users to get back in.

What the f**k did you screw with to have a machine that won't let you unlock the screen ?
I have a laptop with ubuntu, one with Mint, a desktop with Debian stable and a server with CentOS : all of which are letting me unlock the screen.
Hell, my laptop automatically locks when I walk away from it and unlocks when I get back to it thanks to BlueProximity.
You must have worked really hard to come up with it or you are just full of shit.

Comment: Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

by Windowser (#44702755) Attached to: Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

I won't even buy an OEM install because it's got so much crap on it -- my mother in law and my wife's laptops took so much time to disable all of the shit it wasn't funny. What should be on paper a decent machine with nice specs is full of shit that slows it down and makes it unusable, because there's no memory left.

I was tired of removing crap and just ordered a nice machine from these folks without any crap on it

Comment: Re:Product death ... (Score 2) 146

by Windowser (#44511383) Attached to: MS: Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Vulnerable, Cannot Be Patched

.....You do realize Windows Phone market share is growing faster than any other currently?

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they hide is vital.
Take this simple example :
Company A as only 1 user of their phone. Then another person buy the phone. Now there is only two user, but they just doubled their users, 100% increase !
Company B as 100 users of their phone. Then another person buy the phone. Now there is 101 usersm but only 1% increase

If you only look at the stats, Company A is growing way faster than Company B.

Comment: Re:WHY IS THIS MODDED UP???? (Score 1) 800

by Windowser (#43864309) Attached to: First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

It is complete and total bullshit. Why do mac fan boys continue to claim that OSX is more secure when time and time again this is has been proven false.

Me, a Mac fanboy ?
Look, I have an Android phone, I run Linux on all my servers and laptops.
I was given an iPad and I sold it because I refused to have a computing device I could not do WTF I want with it.Same reason I will never buy an iPhone
Hell, my Android phone is a Google Nexus because I want to have total control over it.
If you think I'm an Apple fanboy, you should go read the definition.
b.t.w. OSX may not be totally secure, but it's sure as hell way more secure than Windows.

Comment: Re:If you don't like metro... (Score 1) 800

by Windowser (#43861733) Attached to: First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Quoted from the article : "On any single monitor, more than two applications can be run simultaneously. Instead of Windows 8's fixed split, where one application gets 320 pixels and the other application gets the rest, the division between apps will be variable. It'll also be possible to have multiple windows from a single app so that, for example, two browser windows can be opened side-by-side"

Nothing more to say !

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