Netflix app is better than the browser interface.
Ah shucks, anonymous coward is butt-hurt over simple facts from.the financial statements of a publicly held company.
I've been reading this site since day one. I guess MS is playing the long game when it comes to astroturfing. Yup, that must be it.
Ha ha. Good one. Last 7 quarters with $5 billion operating income per quarter.
M$ Vista Xbone Windoze sucks hard. Ha ha.
>A year or so ago I complained about Netflix using silverlight. I said that it was a stupid choice and that Silverlight was a Microsoft also-ran. A few people replied that they knew programmers at Netflix and that they were very smart and knew far more than some simpleton like me.
Silverlight was the better solution one year ago. Now there is parity so it is an option. Is that really too hard for you to understand?
Your links shows Q3 2013 iOS sales of 33.8 million versus Windows Phone 9.5, so WP was 28% of iOS (which may or may not include iPads [not clear from the data]);
Windows Phone sold over 20% of what Apple iPhone sold in Q3 of 2013. I think that is very viable.
Did you just put
You sound like you know nothing about Microsoft APIs. MFC is a C++ framework to make Win32 UIs a little easier to write. WinForms is the managed wrapper for Win32 UIs. WFC has nothing to do with UIs.
The OS team at Microsoft has always been about C and COM. Nothing has changed.
I got my kids the http://www.magiscope.com/ when they were that age. Has a cool light tube to direct light instead of a mirror or light bulb. Has a nice gear-less mechanism for adjusting focus. Uses easy to find threaded objective lenses. Pretty much indestructible..
Microsoft made LightSwitch to meet this same business need of quick-and-dirty database applications - the tag line is "build custom business apps, coding optional".
I believe the relatively new Lightswitch is an attempt to meet this exact need with the added benefit of creating a web deployable front-end.
Skydrive just upped the max file size to 300MB when using the browser interface (I can confirm this because I had some PDFs I used to split but I replaced them with single files this week).
I also believe that they allow 2GB file size for the desktop client.
Surface - so you admit that Microsoft is innovating and trying to create a new market where one didn't previously exist.
Metro - so you don't deny the fact that Microsoft is the first to make a unified UI from 3" screen to 80" screen and all form factors from phone to tablet to pc to gaming. You thinking it is a bad idea does not change the fact that Microsoft is innovating and not just cloning a competitor after "they're sure a market exists",
Surface == first commercial thing of its kind
Kinect == first commercial thing of its kind
Metro - unified UI across Phone, Gaming, Tablet, Desktop == first commercial thing of its kind
In none of those did Microsoft "wait until they're sure a market exists".
Wow. I just read "Digital Exams on the iPad" and it sounds like something Rube Goldberg would come up with if he was still alive.
They go through a ton of trouble to use the iPad only to end up with a printout of a PDF.
So why didn't they just use a printed test to being with?
Talk about using technology for technology's sake alone.