While I cannot say what Lenscrafters runs on the back end, they do use Linux extensively in their shops. I'm guessing they are using home grown applications, but they didn't let Linux prevent them from running an optometry and eye glass operation.
Perhaps I am not understanding, but if someone has physical access to any tablet that has a reader, don't they have access to every book you own? The Kindle app for both Android and iOS are like this as is iBooks...but I know most of Apple's stuff will require a password again to download.
I have a Fire and utilize the lock screen password. Why people keep saying it doesn't have a lock screen baffles me. You get the full keyboard so you can use a rather complex password if you like.
Personally I really like the thing. It has some software bugs and I would prefer hardware volume buttons, but it hasn't been a deal breaker. My wife has even commented on how much I use it.
Except hospital visits tend to cost more than repairs to a vehicle. Hence the liability.
The thing that baffles me is this dead horse has been beaten before. The problem lies mainly with the size of vehicle we Americans think we need. Europe and large parts of Asia all drive much smaller vehicles due to fuel prices and smaller roads (especially in populated areas that were around before the auto) and don't have fatalities go up with the push for more fuel efficient vehicles.
Another casualty of all the SUVs and tucks is the belt-line of cars has had to be raised giving us smaller windows on the sides of most new cars to compensate for the higher bumper/frontal area of said SUVs and trucks. I do rather like the 300's retro chop-top look though.
It seems the judge is trying to force them to settle now instead of dragging it out. He is telling Oracle to lower the damages while looking at Google and telling them if they lose he will side with Oracle if they opt to force the stop of Android until the code is fixed which would obviously be a bad thing.
Our IT department (Which I am a member of) is not typical then. We run a mix of Windows and Linux for our server structure and Macs and PCs (with a small number of Linux laptops) for the end users. iPhones, Android, Black Berry, Win Mobile, and WebOS on phones...a few iPads too. And we have no issue supporting them and making them work together...and we know how to lock down features of the Mac OS if we need too, but thankfully we have had no reason to do so.
We integrated 30+ Macs into our AD environment, and it was not painful at all. The domain is a mix of 2008 R2 and 2003, so you can imagine that most people would figure it would be difficult to integrate them, but it wasn't. All of them are on Snow Leopard, so maybe that's the difference from your experience? We have all of them logging in using their domain accounts and it was not much more difficult than it is to add a Windows PC to a domain, although some additional information is required to be entered in the Directory Services tool to get them attached.
One thing I do enjoy from a support standpoint is the ability to remote control our work from home folks...we end up doing screen shares with the sales and other regional managers and any training or software issues have been resolved rapidly with that built in tool.
RTFA. It comes with a 3g data connection for the $20/month. Unless you travel to an area that has no cell connection and no wireless you are fine.
You have to add a monthly expense to the Thinkpad to cover the provided 3g data connection that this offer from Google comes with.
I think you missed my point. I bought SC1 and had three races worth of single player content. SC2 came out with just one: Terran. And they have told us that we will be buying 2 more expansions just to get the story for the remaining two races.
SC1 had an expansion and it included story lines for all three races. Do you see why I don't like the way they are doing things now? Both SC1 AND its expansion both had all three races from the start.
And now they've set themselves up on a slippery slope with the battlechest options. Do players jump and buy at full price or just wait it out for the battlechest for a largely discounted price to get all three races campaigns? Guess which one I will be doing in the future? They will get a lot of people that have to have it at release. I, by choice, no longer fall into that category. Hell, I had SC1 the day it released - April 1st, 1998. I remember the release date because I had pre-ordered and I thought the guy was trying to pull one over on me when he called. I had the expansion for it the weekend it came out at the end if 98.
I don't understand where you think I inferred that add-ons were offensive. I have all the expansions for WC2, SC1, D2, WoW, etc. Perhaps my expectations for Blizzard are high based on how they've operated in the past?
That's certainly in their best financial interests to release this way, but it doesn't work for me. As such they now have to work harder for my gaming dollar.
The reason I didn't mention WoW is because an MMO is vastly different than a release such as a RTS or a Diablo like game. Blizz does have to maintain the back end for both (battle.net), but neither one has persistent worlds to play in and as such the expectations are different and always have been.
If only they released things when they were done now. Take StarCraft 2 for instance. Prior to Activision taking over we would not have seen SC2 released until all three races single player campaigns were in place. Now we are going to get charged 3 times to get the entire experience. I fear what they will do to get D3 out the door, and how much will be cut and us players will get charged for later. Because of them wanting to charge for each of the SC2 campaigns I'm taking a huge wait and see approach with anything from Activison/Blizzard from here on out.
Android has more market share based on the fact the carriers are heavily discounting Android based phones and giving them away in buy-one-get-one free offers. Not on technical superiority alone.
And Android phones should be outselling everything else with the carriers giving them away with buy one - get one free offers and heavily discounting others in the process. When the carriers are doing this Android's market share had no where to go but up for those that wanted a cheap smart phone. I realize that not all Androids are heavily discounted, but a majority are. How many times has Verizon doled out bogos on them? T-Mo? I can count several in the central OH area for both carriers. My wife got her Aria heavily discounted ($50) a couple of weeks after it launched.
We had looked at this a year or so ago and opted not to go with it based on cost. The total cost of this was approximately the same as MS Exchange 2010 for our environment for the initial outlay, then Open-Exchange wants a yearly maintenance fee on top of that. With the Exchange package we purchased we don't have a yearly maintenance fee to pay outside of our spam filter (different company), and we have three years of support and upgrades.
So long as companies are going to tout themselves as open source yet charge as much (or more in some cases) as an established player they won't gain much traction. I'm all for open source, but this one was not a cost effective solution for our company.