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Comment: Re:Let the bitching begin.... (Score 2) 558

by art123 (#40849131) Attached to: Windows 8 Is Ready

Did you just put .NET in the does not work pile and Objective-C in the does work? I think I see flying pigs out my window.

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.

Comment: Re:MS and opportunities (Score 1) 282

by art123 (#39078363) Attached to: Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

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",

Comment: Re:easy. (Score 1) 260

by art123 (#39032671) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application?

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.

Comment: Re:Best Buy is not dying! The article is WRONG! (Score 1) 491

by art123 (#38995977) Attached to: The Gradual Death of the Brick and Mortar Tech Store

I would have to agree. In my area, there are 3 Best Buys for the 2 county region of about 700,000 people. They are usually busy. They are well organized. One has a nice musical instrument section and a higher-end home theater section (Magnolia).

I've purchased washer, dryer, laptop, and xbox 360 from them in the last few years. No problems.

The most annoying thing they did was to push their Geek Squad services on the laptop (install anti-virus and remove crapware). I had to say about 5 times "no thanks".

I will never buy appliance or large tv mail-order due to hassles of returning item.

Comment: sounds like he's describing my crappy Sprint store (Score 1) 435

by art123 (#38881457) Attached to: Nokia CEO Blames Salesmen For Windows Phone Struggles

I can confirm this is absolutely the truth at my local Sprint store. They know nothing about Windows Phone 7. I had to show them that it had out-of-the-box syncing to Gmail contacts, email, and calendar (easier to setup than iPhone). Then they say they will wait for dual-core version. Of course WP7 runs very reasonably on single core but that doesn't matter -- they are all Android fan-boys who only think about number of cores and RAM, not about experience.

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