Honestly, I was very surprised that chose Windows 10 over Windows One.
Agreed, this is the big takeaway, that they are moving off 6.*. The reason they skipped 7, 8, and 9 is rather obvious, that Microsoft wanted to align the kernel version with the product version.
It's not like skipping 7, 8, and 9 causes any additional compat issues.
Yet I don't remember the other clown providers making headlines like this. Microsoft seem to have a tradition forming all by themselves.
Then your memory is very short lived. Amazon, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and others have all had very notable cloud outages over the past few years.
Spending a cool million to dig up dirt on 8 people?
Wouldn't it be cheaper just to hire them?
It's kinda a slap in the face when they only offer an upgrade for [Windows Phone]
But this isn't the case at all. Perhaps you need a slap in the face just to knock some sense into you.
And further, this is actually an exciting development, it shows more of a commitment to keeping its older devices modern.
Apple supports mobile OS upgrades for its devices for at least 3 or 4 major versions. Android manufacturers tend to do the opposite, you'll be lucky if you get even minor version upgrades through your 2-year contract period. (My Android got point release updates for a few months, then surprisingly one large update about 1 1/2 years later. I seriously doubt my phone sees anything newer and I still have months left on my contract.)
WP looked like it was firmly trending toward the Android upgrade model, what with even new WP7 barely being supported the second WP8 was announced. Perhaps, at least for first-party devices, we are starting to see support timelines that look more like Apple... and that should make any user of WP8 devices happier.
Unless the summary changed, the words
News suggesting that Microsoft plans to offer Windows 10 upgrades for all its Windows Phone 8 devices broke today.
does not parse the way you say it does. There is no situation, other than not reading, that parses the way you suggest.
And just as much as you are harping on it potentially not being free, I'll harp on the wonderful possibility that it could be free! And you know what? Neither of us know anything about their plans because they just now kinda-sorta gave us a hint as to the future roadmap of these devices.
Lay off the FUD.
How about this scenario:
1) Dollars Bank has a contract with Edward in the form of a savings account to hold his $1 million in cash.
2) Faye sues Edward because he destroyed her $1 million house.
3) Edward only has $5 in his wallet.
What can the courts do here? Using the logic above, I'd be tempted to say that Faye can only get the $5 he has that isn't under contractual agreement.
And sure, perhaps banks are special in this regard, but it wouldn't take much thought to find a loophole that didn't involve a "bank".
The difference? MySQL allows more than 30 characters for table/column names.
Actually they are doubling the allowed app size in the starter edition:
We are also doubling the size limit on apps that can be created with Xamarin Starter Edition, so that you can build even more capable apps for free.
Yes, that is a rational answer... but not the only one. "The problem doesn't exist", "the problem exists to a lesser degree", "this problem doesn't exist but a confusingly similar one does" are all also rational answers to many questions.
Advertisements should always be marked as such. I do not trust any service that does otherwise. (Not that this was the only thing keeping me from trusting Facebook.)
Would people complain as much if Apple called it the Apple WristComputerWithTouchScreenAndBluetoothSpeakerAndHealthMonitoring?
I mean, that's what it is. But Apple's marketing decided on a somewhat better name.
That isn't the same thing at all. It might be if the artist is contractually/legally restrained from ever drawing new characters, but obviously that is not the case.