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Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47940747) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The challenge is, how do you sell a product to a demographic that is immune to traditional interruption marketing, sees sales as an evil profession, is more likely influenced by their online affinity circle than specifications documents, and brands corporations as evil?

Well clearly that doesn't work here, people are always called out for that and if not their point is rebutted. The problem is most of the time they are called out on it - like in this instance - is just because the person calling them out doesn't agree with their subjective opinion. There is no rebuttal, just an accusation because he/she cannot come up with a valid rebuttal.

Saying "Anyone who disagrees with me is a paid shill" is no different than "Either you accept the entirety of the progressive/liberal beliefs or you are a ignorant, racist, homophobic, xenophobic hayseed clinging to guns and religion evil rethugnikan" - A clear sign of an immature, deluded person who thinks with their emotions rather than their brain.

Correct, that's why I called this guy out on it.

+ - Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police-> 4

Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan (2529412) writes "By Craig Timberg September 17 at 9:51 PM
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.

The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal dilemma: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that makes it almost impossible for the company – or anyone else but the device’s owner – to gain access to the vast troves of user data typically stored on smartphones or tablet computers.

The key is the encryption that Apple mobile devices automatically put in place when a user selects a passcode, making it difficult for anyone who lacks that passcode to access the information within, including photos, e-mails, recordings or other documents. Apple once kept possession of encryption keys that unlocked devices for legally binding police requests, but will no longer do so for iOS8, it said in a new guide for law enforcement.

“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said on its Web site. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”"

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Comment: Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47932737) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9
I think it's software more than drivers, but that's an issue to take up with software vendors. Desktop Linux is technically a great operating system, even Windows Phone, webOS and Meego are technically a great operating systems but ultimately they all fail as operating systems from the point of view of being able to run applications and that's the primary job of an operating system, that's all anybody cares about.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47932715) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

Ok but hang on, that is not a "known fact" in this instance at all. While you might say this is commonplace because PR people suggest it that doesn't appear to be the case here, in this case it clearly is "if somebody has a different opinion on a subjective matter to me i'll brand them a paid shill", apparently "Surface and Windows desktop suck" and anybody who doesn't agree with that is a paid shill, that's just braindead idiocy.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 2) 534

by exomondo (#47924267) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

It is a known fact Microsoft pays recent graduates to troll forums - and it ir rather obvious here.

Can you point me to the factual basis? I have heard that quite a lot but it's always been from people who use that as a rebuttal rather than making a real argument.

I'm sure many people can manage without Windows when they're just doing basic computing tasks like email, browsing and documents, but in that situation iPads are much more the device of choice than Linux PCs and everybody needing CAD, CAM, CAE. photo/audio/video editing, simulation & analysis, etc ... will continue to use Windows or OS X.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 2) 534

by exomondo (#47924055) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

Buying a surface pro is a non-sequitur. For that kind of money I am FAR better of with a MacBook Pro machine.

That all depends what your use case is, obviously you don't need a touch screen or active stylus input. Saying your better off with an MBP than a Surface when you don't need the features of the Surface is as redundant as saying you are better off with a boat than a car because you need to travel across water.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 4, Insightful) 534

by exomondo (#47924037) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

Oh get over yourself, nobody is "shilling". The reality is that nobody cares about an OS, it exists purely to run applications so even if you have the technically best and technically most advanced operating system ever created it is utterly useless unless it can run the programs that people need to run to accomplish the tasks that they need the computer for. Windows - and in large part OS X - accomplish this on the desktop for the vast majority of people, Linux accomplishes this largely on servers and smartphones. Windows fails at this on smartphones and Linux fails at it on desktops.

Nobody is saying Windows is a superior operating system to OS X or Linux from a technical perspective - in fact I don't think you'll find an overall winner in any category - but from the perspective of being a desktop operating system, by and large it is. Just as Android and iOS are on smartphones and Linux is on servers.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47923671) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

You better know what you are talking about. People are jailbreaking them for some reason

You could always google it. They are jailbreaking the non-Pro Surface models, we are talking about the Surface Pro, which is not ARM and - like any other certified Win8+ system - it has secureboot turned on by default which you can turn off.

And I do not want MS products even for free.

Ok, well if you had just said that upfront we wouldn't even need to discuss it then.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47923479) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The only real problem I have with Surface is it running Windows

So install Linux on it then, it's commodity hardware that is used by all manner of other laptops and the bootloader isn't locked down or anything like that. The fact that it runs Windows is a good thing for me because many of the programs I use don't run on Linux.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate (Score 1) 534

by exomondo (#47923081) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9

The only real problem I have with the Surface Pro is the small screensize (though that seems to be mostly resolved with the 3), so instead I found myself using my MBP more if I needed a laptop for lengthy amounts of time. Definitely prefer web browsing with a touchscreen and you can just use it as a tablet when doing that stuff and aren't stuck with the laptop formfactor.

I'm sure people will find use cases where the Surface isn't ideal and pretend that this makes entirely useless for everybody but I do think it is a great device. If you don't need Windows and/or don't like touchscreen or stylus input then you probably would be served better by something else.

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