I agree. Fancy features like the OP mentioned are worthless if the app itself sucks at doing its primary function. Laggy, bloated, ad-laden, crippled, non extensible, garbage. When it is horrible at managing music, I cant see the point of giving a damn about remote ratings.
I agree. I would go furthur. If your users are even aware there is a filesystem or locations for them to save work, you have a problem. Define workflow, manage it, and make it obvious what you expect them to do and why.
You are WAY over simplifying the mystical licensing systems in Windows. It is one of the most confusing things to manage, and yes I know what I am doing.
Second, I never really understand this training with office products. The best training you can give anyone is to teach them to stop using office products becuase the last thing a company needs is a bunch of random content producers. Get your work into a content management system (and NO that is not Sharepoint), and force workers to only create content as it specifiucally relates to their job, and not via word processors and spreadsheets.
LOL thanks. The second film got even more stupid.
Shiny object theatre for sure.
Difficult to be entertained while doging the minefield of plot holes. An hour of Hot wheels crashing in mid air with circus music and lens flare would be about the same as Abrams Trek.
What? Abrams is a moron. He hasnt done anything, and I mean ANYTHING worth while. Its like he heads in the right direction and then flies of a cliff (or lans flares a time warp) whatever.
I would have been happy if they had stopped with A New Hope. The slope of suck just got steeper with each additional movie.
I would rather just see a new space movie and skip the star wars altogether.
There is only 1, which is number 4. All others are a travesty, so adding another wont hurt much. The horse already has lost its scent its been down so long, but hey they keep smacking it.
With unlimited minutes and free long distance to just about anywhere, I dont think your argument makes any sense....
Yes, buggy. Slow, and often WRONG. Analysis using their product is sketchy at best. Better watch your data types, they play fast and loose with conversions in the internal code (INT to FLOAT for example).
Worst part is that they sell you a viewer, then charge to edit, then charge more to analyze. Please, between PostGIS, Sextante, R, Geoserver, and QGIS I really cant see the point of using ESRI at all.
Thats because you don't need all of that. PostGIS --> Geoserver --> Web page. Need a GUI? Qgis. Analysis happens at the database level, just like any other query.
Yes, but being a GIS expert means you can use projects, datums, etc. PostGIS has over 700 functions, and the database is more than simple features. Planer systems are not that complicated, you can do it without ESRI. ESRI uses GDAL and PROJ4 in their own systems, yet this is open to you.
The difference is that most GIS folks dont understand that a update to a record is nothing more than just that. The spatial column isnt special, analysis is available through functions, and the output is available via a GUI (Qgis) or a Web presentation (geoserver).
Its a situation where any data person can deal with this information, its not as specialized as ESRI wants you to believe.
Dont you find it odd that Microsoft has a bolt on product to protect the parent product? Why wouldnt that protection be there already? Of course it is free, it should be free, a computer vendor should take security seriously.
When I have to make a recommendation to someone unfortunante enough to be running Windows wont bother to move to a secure environment, I do reccomend MS Windows essentials or MS End Point. It is the least obnoxious of all the system protection.
I too like linux format. Great monthly magazine. I really enjoy finding out about new software or techniques that I may not have heard about or tried before. Beats the other linux mags hands down too.
So you are saying Linux had a desktop you liked at one time, but no longer? At least Linux had a decent desktop at one time, unlike Windows.