top Dropbox Wants To Replace Your Hard Disk
Wants to do the same thing with SkyDrive. I wonder who has the advantage?
about a year and a half ago
top Is Windows 8 Microsoft's Riskiest Bet?
If you look at it from Microsoft's point of view Windows 8 makes plenty of sense. They gain tablet and phone market shares by leveraging their desktop monopoly. Further they will finally be putting antivirus companies out of business by integrating it into the OS and strongly encouraging Metro apps (They're making it as hard as possible to run unsigned applications. Before they had that support only in IE). They also improve the security of their OS by locking it up and making it a walled garden. They convince developers to pay them for releasing applications that they could release for free before.
top You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8
I wonder if the same people at MS who are insisting on Metro on the desktop are the same people who insisted on the desktop interface on WinCE phones. Maybe MS thinks touch monitors will take over on the desktop or tablets will largely outsell desktops.
top The World's Greatest Competitive Programmer
Many companies will choose immediate profits over maintainability. Sure maintainability is nice to have but if you have to choose you pick the money you can earn sooner over the potential savings later. Your customers don't pay you more because you have more maintainable code.
top Microsoft Drops 'Metro' Name For Windows 8 UI
Start UI? They removed the Start button. Their alternative is a usability nightmare. Maybe they want to help grow the market for third party Start buttons.
top Facebook Abstainers Could Be Labeled Suspicious
top Microsoft's Lost Decade
Lock in was how MS got so much control. Without they are actually forced to respond more to market forces like everybody else.
top Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?
What about the migration of people to Linux that was supposed to happen because of how bad Vista was?
top Microsoft Lays Out Money-Making Options For Windows Store Developers
The problem is open source developers generally are clueless about what users actually want in an OS. Backwards compatibility and usability. With Microsoft fumbling Metro on the desktop this would be a perfect opportunity for other OS's.
top Higgs Data Offers Joy and Pain For Particle Physicists
Jesus believed in Adam and Eve and Noah's Ark. Consider Mathew 19:4-6 and Mathew 24:37-39. It also doesn't say that the Earth does not move. In fact at Job 26:7, it also says the Earth is hanging upon nothing.
top Higgs Data Offers Joy and Pain For Particle Physicists
Like you said there can't be multiple true faiths that conflict with each other. There's only 1 Bible that's the most widely available book which contains explains fully the past, present, future. It is also scientifically and historically accurate and contains fulfilled prophecy. In the Bible God tells you what happened, what he's doing about it, and what the result will be. Also there's only one hearer of prayer that would care whether people want to listen to him (Psalms 65:2, 2 Chronicles 16:9). If you pray to him with sincerity for guidance and he answers you by helping you understand his Bible and learn more about him that would certainly provide evidence.
top Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink
There's no such thing as a centrifugal force (http://xkcd.com/123/)
top The Death of an HTML5 Game Breeds an Open Source Project
There should be a way to pause tabs till you actually switch to them?
top Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked
Well Microsoft is trying to force everyone to like Metro. They probably think if they can make the desktop look more bland the metro UI might appear a little more appealing. However, it goes against their plans for Windows 8 to have a software rasterizer to allow gpu poor machines to run Aero. Ideally that is what they should have done for Vista. That way there would have been less outrage about not being able to run Aero on Vista compatible PC's.
top Comparing Today's Computers To 1995's
Programmers back then knew how to right optimized and reliable code that took full advantage of the hardware. Also many programmers knew assembly language for extra optimization. If the programmers from back then were writing for the hardware we have now software would be much more efficient.
top A Defense of Process Patents
Part of the problem is that patent lawyers want patents worded as broadly as possible. However for most software ideas are cheap but the devil is in the details.
top .NET Programmers In Demand, Despite MS Moves To Metro
I always thought what hindered
.Net was Microsoft's refusal to adopt it wholesale. Supposedly, the original Vista made more use of it even for explorer. If they can't convince themselves it's the right way to go why should anyone else. Like you say, it seems for certain things .net can make sense just not for everything. When they adopted it wholesale in VS10 people complained that part of the reason it performed so badly was because of that. There were also alot of limitations that were introduced that weren't there in previous VS versions.
top Windows 8 To Reduce Memory Footprint
What you're saying sounds like what the WM_COMPACTING (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms632618%28VS.85%29.aspx) message was designed to do for 16-bit apps.
top Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business
There's still alot of value in DVD's by mail. The studios will likely continue to increase the prices for streaming. ISP's continue to impose bandwidth caps. DVD's provide portability without using mobile bandwidth which is even capped more. DVD's have close captions and extras. You can buy DVD's if you really want to own the content.
top Ballmer Hints At 'Metro-ization' of Office
This is not that big of a deal. They'll probably have both a metro and desktop version. It's the same thing they're doing for Internet Explorer. The metro version can then be used on windows phone and tablets.
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