*laughs* Probably true. But it's better than falling asleep!
Hmm ... conference calls ... using Windoze ... dunno which is more unpleasant!
For those of us who don't use Windoze, please explain what the "recycle bin trick" does?
hm, using lync and some good headset connected to your wintendo isn't that bad after all for a telco.
microsoft managed to successfully embrace & extend here; its a wild mashup of video / voip, xmpp and your outlook inbox.
I think they currently only do big cooperate deployments.
When the siemens attemp to replace the POT with voip ended up with everyone using their mobile instead to stop the pc/phoneconnection from crashing, experiences with lync aren't remotely as bad. Its using the company phonebook, so you can search for collegues you want to phone/chat/conference/desktop share...
you can even send outlook invitation mails for meetings containing URLs spawning lync and making it join the conference. While its opening the internet exploiter inbetween, and its a shabby slow cludge its a working solution.
Subject: Windows 8 history lesson
Subject: Re: Windows 8 history lesson
not exactly news, but yes, entertaining.
Subject: Re: Windows 8 history lesson
How dare you insult AOL by comparing Windows 8 to them.
Subject: Office 2013 to support being an ActiveSync client?
Well, this is interesting.
This is the "Add Account" screen for Outlook 2013. For those of you who can't see the screenshot: the choices are:
- Microsoft Exchange Server or compatible service
The words "or compatible service" in the first choice, and the fact that the second choice exists in Outlook, seems to indicate that Microsoft has finally given up on their efforts to make Exchange the only server that has full functionality with Outlook.
Either they've realized that the compatible software is so good now that there's no point, or they're comfortable with Exchange's market share, or perhaps they think they can make more money on ActiveSync patent licenses.
In any case it's good news for Citadel because when we finish our Z-Push back end we'll have full compatibility with not only every major smartphone and tablet, but also Outlook 2013. I was planning on building an OpenChange back end eventually, but now maybe there's no need.
Subject: Mainstream windows 8 bashing
I just love it that the mainstream news media agrees with me about windows 8 sucking.
I just saw this on FoxNews
I think just about the most damning thing I've read yet on windows 8 was the quote from the first link:
"It was very difficult to get used to," he said. "I have an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old, and they never got used to it.
They were like, `We're just going to use Mom's computer."'
Hah, even the kids can't get used to it!
I can see that I'm going to enjoy dealing with that operating system someday.
Ah, there's a new Windows? I suppose I will have to buy it next time I replace my laptop.
Shazam, there's Android, and Chrome OS, neither of which are amazingly technical, both of which are simple enough to use for your average user (in fact, Android is already in mainstream use).
Sounds a bit like the cybermen, but without the Brittish accent.
Thu Oct 25 2012 14:58:39 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored
heh. especialy liked the conclusion:
The trouble is, these analyses always take into account current trends without factoring in unknowns (because how could they?).
What if-and this is totally out there, but hear me out-people actually like Windows 8?
well, we'll see, right?
At least point(er)less devices with touchscreens are going to emerge.
And, Peripherials are becomming more and more smart, so i.e. using a webinterface from your android (or an easy install app...) to operate a smart 'printer/scanner/tv..' via your android device might serve as replacement to having to plug it in somewhere and install a driver.
.oO(if the smart device isn't running some sort of android in first place)
What if-and this is totally out there, but hear me out-people
actually like Windows 8?
I've installed it in a Virtualbox to play around. Not a good UI design. Power users will be pushed into 27" monitors just to fit all their cutesy tiles on the screen. Many basic things about the system are totally hidden. It's no longer possible to point, click, and explore: you need to know arcane secrets and magic keystrokes. I'm just shaking my head.
To some extent Microsoft has done this sort of thing with every new release. But this time they've outdone themselves.