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[#] Sun Jan 16 2011 21:02:10 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Someday a farm of servers will be a bunch of old smartphones all tied together.

[#] Tue Jan 18 2011 05:26:42 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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lol.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/37912/windows-phone-7-launch-dissapointed

maybe starting without a navigation app though in upper price segment is also a reason?



[#] Tue Jan 18 2011 08:04:45 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Could be.

Or it might be the lack of customization, perhaps?



[#] Tue Jan 18 2011 09:33:23 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, wasn't customizing your 'homescreen' one of their most praised features?



[#] Tue Jan 18 2011 11:12:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It seems that no one is really getting excited about Vista Phone 7. And why should they? Because it's from Microsoft? Our non-friends in Redmond still haven't figured out that Microsoft does not have brand loyalty. People who buy Windows do so because they still think that "they have to" or "there is no other choice" ... not because "OMG I love teh Windows and I can't wait to see teh innovative new version!!!1"

They've been shitting on the whole industry for decades and now it's time for them to sleep in the bed they made for themselves. No lock-in? No sale.

Now if Vista Phone 7 was really something exciting then perhaps it might generate some interest, but aside from the people who have invested in it (LG etc) no one really sees that happening.

[#] Wed Jan 19 2011 00:53:06 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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you mean "I'll buy this version because maybe it sucks less than the previous version" isn't a sign of brand loyalty...?



[#] Wed Jan 19 2011 11:07:09 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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There's a fine line between brand loyalty and codependency.

Wed Jan 19 2011 12:53:06 AM EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

you mean "I'll buy this version because maybe it sucks less than the previous version" isn't a sign of brand loyalty...?



 



[#] Wed Jan 19 2011 16:53:51 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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In Microsoft's case, the deathmarch is more enforced as they stop supporting older versions of their operating system... requiring you upgrade OSes occasionally so you can keep the machine from becoming infested.



[#] Wed Jan 19 2011 18:17:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Old IBM used to soothingly refer to this as "the migration path." And you were expected to continue sending money their way forever, much in the same way that some people simply plan to always have a car payment (lease or otherwise) forever instead of going through periods where the car is paid for. Microsoft has made multiple attempts to get to that position (Software Assurance, anyone?).

[#] Thu Jan 20 2011 04:48:26 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/when-does-windows-phone-7-get-its-grand-opening/2878

reads a little like "its just a flesh wound"

and... it seems as if android is the primary mobile platform they want to compare too, iphone and blackberry are out of reach...



[#] Thu Jan 20 2011 10:54:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Remember the late 1990's when Microsoft automatically dominated any market it entered just by leveraging its desktop monopoly?

I'm soooooooo glad those days are over.

[#] Thu Jan 20 2011 11:45:57 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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<likes this>



[#] Sun Jan 23 2011 10:39:53 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, did something change? googling for something like struct hostent b[r]ings up links to msdn?

http://www.google.com/search?q=struct+hostent&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=iceweasel-a



[#] Sun Jan 23 2011 21:48:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ms has an implementation of a lot of posix stuff and as there are a lot of msdn developers a lot of reference bubbles up to the top.
I find it odd and annoying when I specifically ask for w3c stuff and msdn comes up first.
Don't go by msdn reference, sometimes it's standard like but a lot of times it's got a MS slant to it and it's wrong for your purposes.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2011 22:54:51 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Remember that Google adjusts its search results as it learns the kind of things that you tend to be interested in. Stop clicking on MSDN links and you'll eventually see fewer of them.

[#] Mon Jan 24 2011 22:27:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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for a while there you were able to vote things up and down, that seems to have gone away.
Or was that igoogle or something?

[#] Tue Jan 25 2011 10:00:47 EST from Quahog @ Uncensored

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Jan 23 2011 10:54pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd
Remember that Google adjusts its search results as it learns the kind
of things that you tend to be interested in.

Only if you eat their cookies ...

[#] Fri Jan 28 2011 10:17:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Jim Shrager, a clinical professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of Chicago and a consultant to many companies, suggests that Microsoft should voluntarily break itself up [http://tinyurl.com/4lgjjan]. The problem, he says, is that Microsoft is too unfocused, and that's why a lot of large companies eventually get themselves into trouble.

Shrager says that Microsoft "would wow the market if it sold off everything but Office and Windows."

Now this does happen to be written from a financial perspective, so perhaps it fails to address the decline of the desktop.

[#] Mon Jan 31 2011 05:27:17 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.netbsd.org/ports/emips/

hm, microsoft ported netbsd to the emips platform, and bsd-licensed its work? fancy. Maybe thats what windows 7 phone is running on top of?



[#] Mon Jan 31 2011 08:38:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Windows 7 phone is most likely the same product they originally called Windows CE, with fresh coat of paint.

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