then reboot. Better still, put the chmod in your
I was greatly dismayed to see how many apps expect access to my email, location and contacts directory, most with no need whatsoever for such information.
Yes, that is really annoying. I tried to install a Flashlight app the other day. I had to go thru about 6 of them before I found one that didn't need any permissions. I mean really, why does a flashligh need permission for the network? Do I really need to see an ad for the 5s seconds I have the flashlight on to find the keyhole to my front door in the dark?
It's a law. Like any other law, if a group doesn't like it, they should try to get it hanged or repealed. In this case, the Republicans, after having passed the law, tried to get it repealed 42 times, including a jaunt into the Supreme Court.
Why does everyone keep saying the Repubicans passed the law when every one of them voted against it and 34 Dems voted against it too. The reason it passed was because the House was controlled by the Democrats. Or at least I remember it being that way and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act#House does too, unless I'm really misremembering and I can't read.
The question I have is: Is the Win8 interface bearable on a tablet? That's important because I hate it on a desktop. The next most important question is: Why isn't the Surface 2 half the price it is? If it was, then it would be truly competitive.
Which, exactly, are those 'desktop' applications that people can't wait to run on their tablets?
For me, the reason to buy a tablet running Windows is to always have OneNote with me. Is that a good enough 'desktop' application for you?
Of course until I try one of these out in the store, I'm not sure how I'll feel about Win8. I hate it on the desktop, but I hear it's bearable on a tablet. Still, even if I can deal with Win8, the Surface 2 pro price will turn me elsewhere. OTOH, the ASUS T100 has a very tempting price and might be under the the Christmas tree
There's a long recent history of Nokia management monkeying around with things, and infighting between the departments (for example, the Symbian folks successfully grabbed projects away from the Maemo folks and otherwise inhibited Nokia's attempts at developing any more future-proof alternatives).
How many other ideas and features were strangled in their cribs by management? How many useless and misguided goals were set by that same management, monopolizing the time that entire departments had for things that any engineer on the ground could have told management was pointless? Certainly, I think, it was a primary reason for Nokia's inability to keep up.
That -- far more than is publically known. I worked at Nokia from 2005-2011 and I can tell you there are/were some very smart people there. However, all too often they were hindered from doing their best. Worse, many times when the error was pointed out (along with a solution), minds of management couldn't be changed. The Maemo/Meego stuff was really cool, but it couldn't get traction because the other groups wouldn't let it (in broad terms). It was really frustrating to watch.
Bottom line? Don't make me learn new interface stuff. I hate it. If it takes a non-zero amount of time for me to think about it, it's not a value, add; it's a value-subtract.
Users want the interface to stay the same and stable, other than bug fixes. MS needs to make changes to they can say they have something new for everyone to upgrade to and so they can make money. Those 2 things don't mix well.
Personally, I'm with you. Give me an XP that handles 64bit hardware well and I'd be happy
So my normal prodedure when installing a new machine after it's up and running is to go to
I wouldn't try to create my DB schemas on my netbook (and the software would be horribly slow anyway), but I find the machines easy to carry around and useful. In many ways, the ASUS Transformer would be ideal for the way I use a netbook if only it ran MS-Word and MS-Onenote. There are replacements for Word (and now we have Word for Android as of recently); I'm still waiting on the Onenote replacement that I can use without a network connection. Once that comes, I can wave good-bye to MS and full laptops.
The thing about netbooks (tiny laptops) is that they still allow for content creation, assuming you don't have large hands and fingers. I find that incredibly useful.