top Microsoft's Surface RT Was Doomed From Day One
"From the outset, Surface RT had an issue with the potential to mightily trip up Microsoft: While Windows RT looks exactly like Windows 8, it can't run legacy Windows programs built for x86 processors, limiting users to what they can download from the built-in Windows Store app hub."
I'm thinking of the PC, Jr.
top Judge Rules Apple Colluded With Publishers to Fix Ebook Prices
OK. Apple is evil. Happy?
top RC Plane Attack 'Foiled,' Say German Authorities
Disagree here. Weaponized bacteria delivered by aerosol spray.
top Don't Panic, But We've Passed Peak Apple (and Google, and Facebook)
The complete reliance on external expansion by the new Mac Pro could be seen as, perhaps not a "game changer," but certainly as a new direction for a desktop workstation.
top Amazon Reportedly Working On Set-Top Box
Skating to where the puck is, instead of where it's going.
top CERN Gives Away Higgs Boson Particles To 10 Lucky Winners
ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
top Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'
If I had half a clue how to mod you up (I'm an old fart) I'd mod your post to 11, brother.
about a year and a half ago
top NASA To Encrypt All of Its Laptops
Yep, they seem to be 90% Mac from what I see on the TV news. So I take it OS X's built-in FireVault won't do the trick. So what else is out there in the World of OS X security packages?
about a year and a half ago
top Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe
Meh. We hear the old refrain every time Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows. "It's the worst thing ever.". "People will be migrating to OSX/Linux/whatever in droves."
The sad fact is that businesses and IT are so heavily invested in the Windows ecosystem that they have no choice but to eventually upgrade. Think of all the specialized apps out there on the Windows platform: banking apps, auto shop diagnostic apps, imaging apps, etc. Even if developers want to switch to another OS, how are they going to migrate their users? Tell them they have to throw out their PCs and buy Macs? Or wipe their drives and set up an Ubuntu partition?
top Why Your IT Department Needs To Staff a Hacker
Richmond from the IT Crowd.
top IT Positions Some of the Toughest Jobs To Fill In US
The next time your kid says the college advisor told him/or her about the great careers awaiting Western Civ graduates, smack the crap out of him/her and MAKE them go to engineering school!!!
top Iran Deleted From the World's Banking Computers
They will just run their transactions through Chinese and Russian intermediaries. Inconvenient but not crippling.
top Kodak Sues HTC and Apple
Answer: The Titanic had a band.
top Why 2012 Will Be the Year of the Android Tablet
Apple is not all about "winning" or largest market share. Their philosophy seems to be to push innovative products into the market place at a healthy profit, and let the chips fall where they may.
top First Person Dungeon Crawlers Making a Return
Played these on an Atari 800. The graphics were pretty primitive, but boy were those games playable.
top How Google Killing Accounts Can Leave Androids Orphaned
Google's bullshit and Apple's walled garden. What's the solution? Be like Jason Bourne: prepaid dumb phones, baby.
top Google Fights Back Against Android Fragmentation
I'm no expert in open source use conditions, so I won't mind being *ahem* corrected if I display my ignorance here.
I totally understand Google wanting to exercise control over the Android OS to avoid some of the nightmares that are happening with carrier customizations, etc. But if they wanted to manage Android that way, shouldn't they have developed (or purchased) their own OS, and not used open source?
top Shareholders Push Hard For Apple Succession Plan
Rumor mill says Eric Schmidt.
top Moscow Has Eyes On WikiLeaks, Too
Any Slashdoters out there who sell Polonium detectors could make a fast sale.
top Windows Phone 7 Sales Continue To Struggle
One thing that does not bode well for Win 7 phone is the fact that MS is silent on sales figures. A Google search yields exactly one fact: they sold 40,000 units on the first day. I would assume they would crowing about their phone sales the same way they are bragging about their Kinect sales figures.
Thurrott's site was talking Win Phone 7 for six months. Now, except for a link to his Win 7 Phone Guide, there is zero mention of the phone on his site.
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