I guess he will try to stop microsoft being a 'me too' company, as it has been ill faited in the last year with netbooks, phones and tablets.
nokia was dead already when they bought it.
dialed them. Meh to all the others. I think it was the Nokia 6110-C. (AT&T employees got it first) The lastest
software version and had this new feature called "text messaging", we had no idea why someone would want to use
that. The general public couldn't text message yet as it was in the testing stage, but we got a few text
messages sent, "Why would someone text?" before they turned the feature off.
I find it puzzling that he wants to push Microsoft into a company that's innovative.
Large companies generally fail at innovation. They can't get around their own stupid large size. When they wish to innovate, they gobble up a small company that truly was innovative, and subvert the technology to their own insipid ends.
Computers run by MS OS can run fine, if the users are not given admin rights, only use a handful of sensible programms. Secretaries for example: They only use productive software, do not procrastinate with facebook or any other unclean pages. Our driving simulator ran for 7 years with XP, without updates, antivir software, but also without internet access. Stupid users with admin access kill their systems regularly, especially when they install "My free X converter". Rather common. Or children installing games from dubious pages.
I do not think that MS now comes to reason, nobody ever wanted windows phone/mobile OS software, they were always a niche market. Buying Nokia in the first place was an error. I am really sorry for all the Nokia staff, I really liked Nokia. BTW, here is an analysis of the email used to axe all those jobs: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/microsoft-lays-off-thousands-with-bad-memo.html It starts with "Hello there" :D
well, at least they managed to offer a mobile platform which offered the ability to write apps with much less agony then for symbian or palm OS.
However - yes - when HTC sold its first android I knew that this was comming to an end.
At least the french had the cochones to tell us face to face they're going to fire us instead of sending us an email...
However, talkig about a win win situation...
oh, wait, it is the win win bullshit.
Except that we knew, oh, meeting with undisclosed number of hosts anounced by HR, and HR+Bosses on the way into the building - ok thats it.
Doing this with an email is realy cowardeus, but what 'd you expect from a microslut mole...
Computers run by MS OS can run fine,
Yes, but they stopped selling Xenix years ago.
Thu Jul 17 2014 02:00:47 PM EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored
Oh, but for uptime, I hear solaris is the king. Is that your experience?
Made me sad to have to reboot, but hardware fails sometimes.
Humungously long uptimes 'mongs linux folk is the geek equivalent of penis envy... <evil grin>
Mine is bigger, errrrr, never mind.
the empire strikes back. sort of.
You're paying mostly for the OS. Fucking Microsoft doesn't really get it.
Bottom line: in spaces where the monopoly desktop cannot be leveraged, no one wants what Microsoft is selling. All of the spaces where Raspberry Pi is selling like gangbusters -- embedded, hobbyist, maker, mobile, prototyping -- are places where Windows has never been welcome, isn't wanted, and there's no reason to introduce it.
After this thing fails, Microsoft will probably try to slap a $15 bogus-patent royalty on every Pi.
linuxgizmo has a little more to tell about this:
(i.e. the microsoft page ommits mentioning the android compatibility and that it DOESN'T have a network connection for that price ;-)
If it's supposed to be a dedicated development board, it would have made a lot more sense to avoid packing the connectors in so densely like that.
Run 'em all out to the edges so the developers can see what they're doing.
Not that it matters; the intended audience is developers working on a class of products nobody wants.
The banner on the web site said "This site is stuck in 1995, and we are unaware of any advancements in technology. Mobile does not exist. The dynamic web does not exist. We think everyone has a 100 MHz Packard-Bell and a huge CRT monitor."
(Actually it said "requires Internet Explorer" but the above is a correct translation.)
Because they want to infest your machine with the virus embedded in their ActiveX control, most likely.