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  1. Fredledingue

    No Windows 9

    Microsoft is going more logical this time. Instead of atempting to bring RT into PCs, they bring Windows into phones. I agre with the development saving on this. Program Interfaces are completely different from one screen size to anohter, but core datas processing should be the same. In this...
  2. Fredledingue

    No Windows 9

    No matter the number, it seems that they adressed most of the demands: resizeable metro apps, the real start menu is back, option to start with Start Screen or Desktop etc. That's realy new from Microsoft! I'm very glad of it. Common sens prevailed.
  3. Fredledingue

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    I agree about security and adds. It's boring. With security there is nothing you can do because even if your computer is safe, their server may not be. You depends on somebody else for your safety, reliablity and spam sorting. Most of the time it's good but sometimes you want it different. What...
  4. Fredledingue

    Why Are PC Sales Up And Tablet Sales Down?

    Laptops are too large to travel with. (many poeple have to pay extra cabin ligage fee when flying low cost airlines because their laptop doesn't fit in their suitcase). A large tablet or a convertible would be my choice ... should I need one. Because if you go mobile, you need something mobile.
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    Why Are PC Sales Up And Tablet Sales Down?

    I also do developement (occasionaly) and many other activities on my pc, but all of them would be difficult or very boring to do on the cripled interface of a tablet. I can think that it's nice to bring an altra small, light weight computer with you, but if using it is boring, what's for? The...
  6. Fredledingue

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    My father also got upset with W8. At first Metro looked nice to him, and he stil likes it... but too many things irk him constantly like not being able to install his favorite game from store, irritating behavior of the interface, impossible to log on as administrator or to know wether you have...
  7. Fredledingue

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    Speed. But that's my experience, maybe your have a much faster display of internet stuff, eventhought that javascript should slow down your computer nearly as much as mine. By the time I open an mail webpage, I have downloaded the 10 or 20 e-mails I receive daily (save when somebody sends me a...
  8. Fredledingue

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    $100 a year is not cheaper. Over 5 years it makes $500. Much more expensive. But there should be different subscriptions for different users, with the same OS. (Instead of different OSes)
  9. Fredledingue

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    It became Windows Mail and it's pretty much the same concept. CountMike: That's the exact opposite of my experience, but that's fine. Of course a mail client depends on the volume of useless datas spammers send to you (like companies sending their entire pdf catalog twice a week) but with a...
  10. Fredledingue

    Ballmer steps down from board, cuts last official tie with

    Wasn't him who said that only over his dead body the Start Menu will return to Windows? :D
  11. Fredledingue

    Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

    I agree with Jimbo that webmail is an abomination. Just good for your trashbin mails. Webmail portals are slow, that's the worse thing about it. I like to get things within the millisecond. I can't stand waiting for the webpage and the 1Mb of javascript to download every time I want to check my...
  12. Fredledingue

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    If I understand with a cloud based OS you wouldn;t be able to use you computer without an internet connection... That will be totaly impossible for me to use such a system. As for paying a yearly $20 subscription instead of $200 upfront, I'm all for it. But I doubt it will be that cheap.
  13. Fredledingue

    Microsoft launches new Windows Apportals

    Metro Start Screen can open Windows application on an operating system which supports Windows Applications and these operating systems are so far working only on computers. Ballmer and his team wanted to bring with Metro lower capability on PCs. Today they want to bring highr capabilities on...
  14. Fredledingue

    Increase to OneDrive storage plans announced

    Cocke Robot, Forcing you to make a copy of every file and folder you want to upload to One Drive is silly. But like this you have yet one more back up of your files (if it's on a separate physical drive). Why not use your OneDrive folder as your normal document folder? alkaufmann, MS should have...
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    Microsoft launches new Windows Apportals

    As I understand they re-invented the folder structure pre-existing in the classic Start Menu. Instead of cascading columns in the Start Menu, you have cascading full screens in the Start Screen. It seems that it can be used to browse for folder and files on top of launching applications but they...
  16. Fredledingue

    Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'We will reinvent productivity'

    It's clear that MS never know what to do with their excess money after they were done with Windows and Office. And when you don't know what to do better keep on improving your existing product than trying to do new ones just for the sake of it, or running after the others. All big names are...
  17. Fredledingue

    Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'We will reinvent productivity'

    The good news is that he focus on the poeple ("the person") and on productivity. Two key words extremely important because they adress the most criticism against MS in revent years. Failing to listen to poeple was what cost Ballmer his CEO position. And it cost Microsoft billions. The bad news...
  18. Fredledingue

    New edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing

    Alpha, just look at the money Google has been doing in recent years and the answer is obvious. They want Bing to be #2 with adds revenues. Worth a few entry-line windows licenses IMO. As for the bloat, I think you can gather all the softwares you can imagine that could come with a windows...
  19. Fredledingue

    Google unseats Microsoft as the U.S. browser powerhouse

    The webpage you are viewing has a greater impact to consumptions than the type of browser IMO. It depends how much javascript, flash and other garbage are loop-running when you try to read the page. Disabling Javascript and Flash may increase your batery life as it reduces resource use...
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