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Comment: Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (Score 0) 526

by sillybilly (#48032703) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

They are trying to kill the desktop to usher everyone onto the cloud based, will not run off the network, smart phone world, by potty training everyone on the desktop to use it like a smart phone. I like that my computers can run offline, with files stored offline, but the NSA and the like, don't. What if there is an economic crash, and a zombie apocalypse, and the internet goes down, and all my cloud based files halfway across the continent are inaccessible? How about if the cellular system crashes and goes down, how will I use my phone offline? I don't have smartphones, but the cellphones I have refuse to run without a SIM, or they run in 911 mode where I can't even look at the images stored on the phone's memory.

Comment: Re:OMFG, stupid (Score 0) 526

by sillybilly (#48032599) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

I install the two recovery DVD's full of garbage software crap on this HP Mini 200 or 210 Netbook, uninstall garbage crap, the whole process taking like 8-9 hrs, then switch to Linux, erase system volume information, recycled and the like, replace Program Files/Internet Explorer folder with a blank file so no folder of the same name can be recreated, and the like, media player, etc, all the snooping spyware crap that comes built in with Windows, then back up all the files from C drive. The next reinstal of this stripped down system, via a simple linux file copy takes like 15 minutes instead of 9 hours. Oh and I use Lighthouse Puppy 4.1.2rc1 for this. Yes, rc1, because as soon as I started using it, the project was hijacked by impostors, and even rc2 was crap. And the latest puppy linuxes named Lupu, Wary, Quirky are downright mocking in their names, so obviously the project is hijacked, you can tell simply by the shit smeared names they give their releases.

Comment: Re:OMFG, stupid (Score 0) 526

by sillybilly (#48032519) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Look at it from the bright side, at least it wasn't called Windows One.

Or Windows A in hex.

But bringing back classic things is a good move, but only if they can cut the code size too to classic codesizes. For instance I thoroughly despise dotnet and refuse to run it or anything dependent on it on any of my windows computers, but if they could cut the runtime size to 55 KB, I'd be like "Yay, dotnet! Gimme more of this lovely stuff!" But as long as the runtime is over 2 MB I'm treating it like an infection plague and not willing to touch it with a 10 foot stick.

Comment: Re:Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to (Score 2) 526

by Bogtha (#48029335) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Fuck everything, we're doing Windows 10.

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of operating systems in this country. Windows XP was the operating system to run. Then Apple came out with OS X. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called Windows Vista. That's Aero UI and a sidebar. For widgets. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened - the bastards went to mobile. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling a desktop operating system with a sidebar. Aero or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to Windows 10.

Sure, we could go to Windows 9 next, like the competition. That seems like the logical thing to do. After all, 8 worked out pretty well, and 9 is the next number after 8. So let's play it safe. Let's make a better UI and call it the Start Screen. Why innovate when we can follow? Oh, I know why: Because we're a business, that's why!

Comment: Re:Does Swift work on older iOS versions? (Score 1) 310

by Bogtha (#48029273) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

it would have been much easier and more polite to point that out instead of ranting nonsense for two posts minimum now

Not reading the sources I provided is impolite. I haven't been "ranting nonsense", I've been pointing out how and why you are wrong.

As I said: I'm full ear ... but not for rants. For information and facts.

I linked to these. You didn't read them.

+ - Microsoft shows off Windows 10->

Submitted by UnknowingFool
UnknowingFool (672806) writes "Today Microsoft unveiled the next version of their OS but it will be called Windows 10 instead of 9. No reason on the skip in version numbers but Microsoft hasn't been known for their consistent naming conventions before. Windows 10 will be "mobile-first, cloud-first world" and operate both tablets and desktops. Some considerations however have been given for desktop users with Windows 7 type features. Also a feature called Continuum will change the UI depending if the user is in desktop mode or tablet mode. It is due to be released in spring 2015"
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Comment: Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (Score 0) 257

by jkrise (#48027059) Attached to: Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

I've been using a desktop for more than 15 years. It is not a good habit to pin apps to the task bar. Putting up the shortcuts for the browser and email client is good enough most of the time.

When rarely used apps need to be called up, the Start Menu is the best way to do it.

Using a keyboard instead of a mouse on the desktop is like using the mouth instead of the penis for sex. Some like you seem to like it that way but do not speak for the rest of us.

Comment: Re:Exploit that only affects Mac and Linux (Score 1) 154

by UnknowingFool (#48026985) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

This is the kind of thing people on the slashdot of yesteryear thought were impossible. Remember when people would post that Apple computers and/or Linux wasn't vulnerable like Windows?

No what people have said is that Windows was vulnerable in different ways than Linux or Unix. Viruses were/are a huge problem for Windows machines and largely a Windows problem. All machines can be compromised with a Trojan if the user allows it to run. Vulnerabilities affect all systems but Linux, Unix, and OS X are built differently than Windows.

Comment: Re:This was the point (Score 1) 47

by jkrise (#48026343) Attached to: Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

Why should MS decide what tablets and phones need as minimum hardware?

Not only minimum, but maximum as well. MS gets to decide the biggest screen size, the highest speed CPU that can run Windows - tablet edition, on a non-desktop form factor. MS does not want vendors selling full fledged Windows on tablet form factor devices even though it is technically feasible.

Hardware had to be compatible to sell bundled with Windows.

MS does not want to encourage vendors who also provide open source drivers with their hardware. In this day and age, if MS made a reference standard for writing drivers hat did not require any signing, many vendors would only be too happy to innovate.

MS's goal is not to promote innovation, but to restrict vendors from making PCs that can also run Linux flawlessly. Having lost the tablet and phone business to Linux and Android, MS wants to keep on stifling the Linux desktop for as long as they can. One way they do this is to give incentives to vendors that make only Windows compatible hardware. Also the driver signing and Windows Update gives them a lever to destroy any vendor who gets too cosy with the Linux world.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-u...

From Vista and up, the hardware can be designed to give out intentional error messages that are ignored by Windows, and thus the hardware becomes unusable in Linux.

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