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Comment Re:Win10 is good OS that has bolted-on malware (Score 1) 152

Malware is not the correct name as it assume malicious intent. So saying this means you are either ill informed about what Windows 10 actually does or are trying to please the /. crowd.

Here's a detailed description of what it does from a concerned user: http://www.zdnet.com/article/w...
here's MS's comprehensive documentation on it's configurability and what is collected: http://www.zdnet.com/article/w...

Comment Re:Lots of companies want Win10 (Score 1) 152

In fact, the safe bet would be to assume that it's not secure.

That's true of all software, open or closed. Any software that has the potential of being a security concern is either making use of outside libraries developed by someone else or depends on hardware that has firmware running on it that could also be potentially vulnerable.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but "enough" does not mean the same thing "as good as the other". It may very well be the case that mobile will get fast enough for most people...

I'd argue that when you reach less than 2% of the population using them is pretty much elimination as it's more of a niche product at that point with special requirements.

but improvements that make mobile processing faster also result in faster desktop processing as well, and the demand for more power will *always* be there

I disagree with the last part. The number one sign of this is that the replacement rate has decrease while the cost has significantly dropped. Additionally with bandwidth and network speeds increasing, it's become far more effective to transfer the work load onto specialized servers with unlimited amounts of resources to handle said requests. This is what most of the major CGI studios do now. Big servers, regular client hardware (usually macbooks). Most CAD and creative software suites are also pushing this way of working.

My team supports a large team of engineers using 3D modeling software for generating manufacturing programs and instructions. They also model actual air and fluid dynamics which is very intensive both on the CPU and GPU. All this information is transferred to the server (small payload) and processed 30 times quicker than previously on an expensive server that is a fraction of the cost of them all getting generation 6 Intel i7. Now realistically the mobile processing power isn't good enough for these people YET but it will eventually be as their requirements have only decreased. Some of these engineers are running 5 year old equipment and other than asking for bigger and better displays are very happy with the performance they software currently runs at.

Comment Re:Its the content creators that need them! (Score 1) 113

A huge display isn't very useful if the smartphone-derived operating system's window manager doesn't allow displaying more than one app at once on that display.

That's today and the software of today is built for today's hardware. This can easily be remedied so it's far from being a real concern.

And once I've burned through those 10 GB, which would take eight seconds at 10 Gbps, what else can I do for the rest of the month before my data plan resets?

I think your confused. What limit are you talking about? Cellphone plan limitation? Are you grasping on to straws to make a point because it's not coming across. 10Gbs WIFI is something that is already reality. Read up on Quantenna Communications.

Stop thinking that current tech is the end of the line. I'm surprised to see the lack of imagination of tech people on Slashdot. Today is only the tip of the iceberg.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

Big display, keyboard, docking station

You either didn't read what I wrote, created your own understanding for the sake of your argument OR simply didn't understand parts of it because you aren't update to date on emerging tech. Regardless, you are miss understanding the whole point.

The point is that the tech that in your pocket can replace your desktop PC and even laptop. Displays will no longer be required with augmented reality sets. The only issue left is handling input devices. With AR you don't need a mouse but you still need a keyboard. There are pocket size keyboards that unfold into a full keyboard. They provide feedback but none mechanical like an actual keyboard.

So to sum it up, the only questionable item at this point is whether you want to carry a full mechanical keyboard or not. Once processing power is sufficient (and it is for some applications), you no longer need to buy a tablet, desktop or laptop since you have everything in your back pocket. Additionally you could argue that televisions and speaker systems are history. Read up on AR and you'll be surprised at what will be available only 3 years. The market expectation is that by 2022 at least 10% of the population will be wearing at least one smart tech item.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

wireless that gives you 10gb or more maybe 10GB max per AP and then you need a lot of them and in big office building just hope that there is no cross talk.

For one, I was trying to make a point that you can't limit resources available because they theoretically won't be obstacles later on. Additionally most network requirements are BURST which means 10gb for 20 users is a ridiculous amount of bandwidth by today's standards.
Second, do you know what tech will be available in 10-20 years?
Do you remember the readily available wifi speed offered in 1999? It was 11mbs
Do you know the speed offered today? 1300mbs
At this rate it's not unreasonable to think 10gb wifi will be a reality in 10 - 20 years.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

I know people are obsessed with mobile, but there will always be those who require hardware and software that allows more flexible user-defined workflows

You are limiting your imagination. Back up only 25 years and look at how much processing power you could get into a device the size of a Samsung S7.
The performance per square inch is continuously increasing. I have users operating advanced 3D modeling software with hardware from 7 years ago. They are getting full performance with up to date software. The only features that have increased requirement for performance are high precision rendering and physic simulations which can easily be offloaded to server since the payload is small. No need to give everybody a $2500 machine for the one off when they can easily send the request to the server. The biggest power requirement will be coming from augmented reality sets and they will be handling most of the data crunch a similar to what current GPUs do.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

I'll give up my desktop just as soon as I can have a 32inch 4K screen, full size hardware keyboard and an internal 1/2" tape drive on my phone.

I think you are miss understand the whole point. The desktop PC isn't required if you have docking or even better yet, augmented reality. Want a 60" screen, create one. That's where its going. Feel free to quote me on it 10-20 years from now.

Comment Re:Its the content creators that need them! (Score 1) 113

- Say you have enough processing power in a mobile device (we know this can and will happen)
- Say this device can hookup wired or wirelessly to an augmented reality device (you know have a display as big as you can handle
- Say now you have a revolutionary method of input or even just a docking station (should you absolutely want a hard keyboard)
- Say you have a network connection via some form of wireless that gives you 10gb or more

All this now has replaced the need for a desktop. This is a reality I expect we will see within 20 years.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

I hate to say it but you are very WRONG. You are assuming that what you don't know won't happen. Hear me out for a second.
- Say you have enough processing power in a mobile device (we know this can and will happen)
- Say this device can hookup wired or wirelessly to an augmented reality device (you know have a display as big as you can handle
- Say now you have a revolutionary method of input or even just a docking station (should you absolutely want a hard keyboard)
- Say you have a network connection via some form of wireless that gives you 10gb or more

All this now has replaced the need for a desktop. This is a reality I expect we will see within 20 years.

Comment Re:What's the commotion? (Score 1) 90

Are you one of them? I'm willing to argue that more than 95% of the adult population would have agreed with the authorities leveraging this kind of power to take down child pornography. As far as most are concerned, we will deal with they're abuse of power when it's not in 99% of the population's interest (and we already do).

Comment Re:Security that the USER cannot control. . . (Score 5, Insightful) 194

Are you new to the industry?

If you work for a company that lives in Windows you should be living in Windows as well. It forces you to live like your users. After all, you're the technical expertise and you will see opportunities for improvement that users many not see.

My 2 cents.

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