It should be called "Bill Gates has not suffered a slow and agonizing death yet; please correct this ASAP."
How about.... Internet Fecesfinder
okay no I wont.
Unless I because worldly famous and need one for a place holder. I would make one message, "facebook sucks, I
don't need you to like me and you need to lead people not follow them."
Gah... wrote my own netstat.exe utility for Windows such that it looks as much like the original as I could manage at the moment. It has a slight improvement, as the netstat -aob command actually shows multiple services to a svchost.exe instead of just the one that Microsoft's shows.
I did this only because the original one would crash under certain situations, and I figured I coudl probably write a version that wouldn't.
oh, monkey steeve quits.
Oh, that's neat.
Maybe Microsoft really is changing. He was one of the principle assholes of the company.
Maybe Microsoft really is changing.
Yeah. And hell is freezing over.
Sure they are: they're becoming less and less relevant. There aren't really any mainstream applications that require a PC anymore. All that's left is niche stuff...
This is true. I'm sure they're shitting in their pants as people mvoe away from them.
A Mac running Office is too pricey though. That's their last remaining stronghold...
A Chromebook running some of the basic office-related apps available to GMail users, though, can't be comforting to Microsoft.
It's their own fault, really. They could have implemented this a decade ago and cleaned up, but instead they held on to their desktop monopoly as long as they could. It won't be long before Microsoft's market share in desktops is as meaningless to the industry as a whole as IBM's market share in mainframes.
They might lose their monopoly on private desktops. I see more and more osx users at the university. Though, even in computational science, the majority is still on windows (even win8.x). Some surfaces or asus win8 rt tablets are around.
On the business desktop, windows will remain predominant. The single reason for this is, that even the fattest applications like CAD tools are at their core still the same as they were on windows2000 or even earlier. The whole structure still uses pathes that adher to the 8.3 filename length dogma. The main UI might look fancy and polished, but under the hood it uses obscure methods. One of these CAD tools uses multiuser database files which separate by tab indention and length of spaces for certain names.
over at gemalto lync was the single most application which I couldn't substitute.
Chatting worked with pidgin, but screensharing or voice calls didn't (the later due to missing encryption support)
There would have been a commercial client, which I was going to test once they supported screen sharing, but the problem was solved by itself. No more "security to be free" for me.
I have the exact same problem. I can join the audio portion of a conference from my phone but video and screen sharing require a Windoze VM. Very annoying.
Subject: Leaked screen shots of Windoze 9
The "leaked" (yeah, right) screen shots of Windoze 9 are here.
No surprises here. Faced with the prospect of people abandoning the platform, Hitlersoft put the Start Menu back in, in more or less its original form, but with Windoze Phone crap attached to the right side of it. I guess you can ignore that.
They also seem to have introduced a way to run "Modern/Metro" apps in floating windows that can be dragged around the screen. Wow, it's almost as if they realized that people want desktops to act like desktops but they aren't willing to let go of your screen touching finger quite yet.
Whatever. I'll stick with real operating systems.
Subject: Re: Leaked screen shots of Windoze 9
but, ain't that virtual -- dddd esktops?
welcome to 1990.
Oh and they brought the light blue back, as a reminiscence of Win7
Well this sucks. Both of my kids are into Minecraft. The desktop version bores them but we all play the mobile version together; every running copy automatically becomes a server and you can share it out to everyone on the same network automatically, and presumably run it on the Internet as well (haven't tried it yet).
Now it's been announced that Microsoft is acquiring Mojang, the publisher of Minecraft, and that Notch and all of the other original developers are leaving. The graphic appearing below displays my feelings on this new development: