fleeb: I do agree with you about cut-and-paste not being so simple when it's in a browser window. It does make me wonder, though, how, or even if, Google solved this issue in Chrome OS.
To get somewhat back on-topic, though...Today I had to pull a mess of data from a web application we use for test tracking, and import it into an Excel spreadsheet. I noticed that Excel has a button to import data from a web page. I thought, "Great! This will save me some time." Of course, that opens up the web page in an embedded Internet Exploder window and our test-tracking web app doesn't work in IE!
Cut and paste *can* work with a browser window but it's dicey at best. Good web apps will offer you the ability to "download as CSV" or whatever format is appropriate for the data in question.
This lack of any working copy&paste in google docs is among the biggest showstoppers. The overall crappyness of userexperience and the fact that it comes from google forcing you to use their SSO login on any google affiliated service is what makes me only use it in porn/privacymode of firefox.
Have they finally given up on their proprietary "Microsoft Tag" format that nobody uses but them?
It's nice to see a proprietary format go down in flames once in a while, especially when it's one belonging to the Great Satan of Redmond.
In germany, they have huge advertisment posters with cute kittens and an extra domain praising the benefits. Will take a photo next time i see one.
Ten years ago, people looked at the sfeatures
of Firefox and thougt, "Only geeks would use
those. I'm too stupid to learn this stuff.
oOooh, look, Married with Children is on.
Today, now that Microsoft includes similar
features a decade later, these same people
(a) will have forgotten about Firefox's
features, thus thinking they're new, and (b)
will now think that those few features they
DO remember are sufficiently dumbed down
enough for use by he Married with Children
Wed May 09 2012 17:29:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredMicrosoft always takes the credit for things they steal from others. They call it Innovation(tm).
WAIT! they did invent having a throbber in the center of the screen when the system is busy if the system doesn't have a visible mousepointer. At least they have a patent on that.
you), the workers clamor for (and get) a semi-modern version of Firefox. I think the masses have figured out that IE
=/= the intarweb.
Today, I used some fushitsu tablet running windows7. First, I thought it was a joke and somebody had an x86 emulator running under android, booting up the win7. But then I realized it was for real and only some stuff was amazingly sluggish, like... booting. Or actually starting any program. But then, when it was booted and programs finished starting, it was quite a desktop experience. Only that the interface itself was not quiet precisely usable, everything was like using a touchscreen on a small mobile phone while you ride a rollercoaster.
So, if you are not too fond of the crashes, prepare to be amazed by windows8 on the tablets.
...now you know why they're trying to get a tax from android; Windows tablets are going to be to expensive to get a pitch inbetween android and apple.
while billiboys pet project the "tabletcomputer" never took of, with a locked boot loader there realy is no reason to buy a windows tablet, since its going to be even more expensive than compareable android tablets; and most probably going to overprice the much nicer Isomething tables also.
I guess while doing the firestomping on the netbook market to stop linux from entering the desktop market they totaly overslept the apple development.
Now that Google and Apple have shown Microsoft how a touch-optimized UI is supposed to work, they've set themselves to the task of building one. I personally think it's garish and clunky, but we'll see what happens.
want a free compiler? write managed code.
want native code & non-metro capable ide? pay.
Sounds like the gcc windows port could gain more traction, since there is no free in beer alternative anymore.