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Comment: Re:Microsoft Works? (Score 1) 112

by tepples (#48271099) Attached to: Microsoft Works On Windows For ARM-Based Servers

it's pretty blatant that Microsoft wanted to just flat out copy Apple's mobile model. Problem is they apparently missed the memo that Google had already outdid Apple in that arena, and did so without using a walled garden

And Android gets the reputation among news outlets for being the most malware-filled mobile operating system precisely because it doesn't use a walled garden.

Comment: Re:DVR patents (Score 1) 296

by tepples (#48271001) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter
So why aren't more companies selling boxes with preloaded MythTV? A lot of members of the general public (that is, not the hardcore geek demographic overrepresented on Slashdot) don't want to have to buy a dedicated PC and spend hours learning how to secure it and set up MythTV.

Comment: Re:What's the point of cable? (Score 1) 296

by tepples (#48270545) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Why don't the cable companies don't do something like youtube, where show producers just upload new episodes onto the service once a week or whatever

Here they call that "Hulu Plus". But you still need to buy suitably high-speed, high-cap Internet access from the ISP (which is often also the cable TV company), and that alone can be as expensive as or more than an Internet+TV bundle.

Comment: NBCNews.com, WANE.com, Weather.gov, etc. (Score 1) 296

by tepples (#48270051) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

How do you get your news , both local and national?

Local and national news channels tend to run web sites. Is it that much less convenient to read instead of watching? For local weather, I key a ZIP code into the National Weather Service's web site. Besides, local and national news can be received OTA periodically throughout the day.

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