Mayhap it will knock them out of the phone business. As happened with Nokia.
Given their volume in phones 'twould be a small loss to the overall industry though significant in and to Taiwan.
"Wed, Dec 10, 2014 - Page 13"
"As of last month, the company has sold 80,000 smartphones locally and expects to sell a total of 100,000 units by the end of this year, Huang said.
“We aim to double our sales volume of smartphones next year, driven by our upcoming smartphones, and rank fifth in [local/Taiwan] market share,” he said.
It pains me to say. I concur with treword here.
Last Monday you said "I am the world biggest skeptic and it takes solid logic or impressive data to sway me."
Equivocation on the word "you" invalidates your syllogism. It is not a logical analysis leading to your conclusion.
If it were the then your collection of pseudonyms would demonstrate your lack of correctness. in fact it stands on its own irrespective of them.
And you will not see it. Even when you look right at it.
Although the article does declare that "It is interesting that although Microsoft operating systems still have a considerable number of vulnerabilities, they are no longer in the top 3. Apple with OS X and iOS is at the top, followed by Linux kernel.", the chart shows a cumulative 248 vulnerabilities for the Microsoft operating systems all of which run the NT kernel.
Let us hope for the sake of the users that there is a great deal of duplication in the chart but it clearly doesn't compare things on a like-to-like basis.
The author also fails to address the number of successful attacks and the cost of those to businesses and consumers. A vulnerability is not the same as a successfully executed exploit.
I shan't run it at all. Likely neither will the Turbulator.
That was a transparent ruse on his part -- with which he looks to have gaffed you.
Installing Windows involves resources and obligations that you seem neither to assess nor to value appropriately; the virtual machine is likewise a ruse on my part in keeping with his.
Running such a program as Windows Movie Maker in a container is both efficient and unencumbered by the above mentioned resources and obligations but of no real value to me: I won't ever run it.
You may or may not wish to discover what a container involves and provides. I do not sense that you are truly interested in the process just in a rhetorical coup counting. You have missed with both.
Will it work with a straw as well as a pen?
Your allegations appear completely inactual: What did Homeland Security have to say about the legal status of this [non-unlocking] unlocking?
Did "Jack" or anyone at all get any jail time? Fines? Even questioned?
Is bait and switch illegal?
"Microsoft's Baffling Move With The Windows 10 For Phones Preview"
"During its demo of Windows 10 for Phones, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore showed a number of the new features coming to the OS using a Nokia Lumia 1520, which is the largest and one of the most powerful Windows Phone-based devices available. It is also the device that I carry around daily, and I happen to have a couple on hand for experimentation and testing purposes. After seeing the demo, I thought I’d be good to go once the technical preview became available. Unfortunately, Microsoft MSFT -0.66% thought it was a good idea to show the technical preview on a device that doesn’t support it.
Yup, Microsoft released the Windows 10 for Phones technical preview without supporting the device it used for its demo. It also doesn’t support the Lumia Icon just yet. Or the Lumia 1020, which was semi-popular amongst photogs, due to its powerful camera setup. The Windows 10 for Phone preview only supports six devices at the moment, the Lumia 630, Lumia 638, Lumia 635, Lumia 730, Lumia 636 and Lumia 830, none of which have really grabbed the interest of fans of Windows Phone."
How much is the fine for that?
"Cell Phone Unlocking FAQs | FCC.gov"
"The new standards, which are fully in effect among all nationwide mobile service providers as of Feb. 11, 2015, give consumers greater freedom and flexibility while increasing incentives for service providers to innovate.
Here are several FAQs to help you better understand cell phone unlocking and how it relates to you:
Q: What is mobile phone and device locking?
Some mobile wireless service providers use software "locks" on their devices. These locks are meant to ensure that devices can only be used on the networks of specific service providers.
Q: Why do providers lock mobile wireless devices?
In many instances, devices are sold with subsidies (or discounts) in exchange for a required service plan agreement, often months or years in length, or subject to a device installment plan. Most service plan agreements have an early termination clause that includes a penalty to be paid to end the agreement ahead of schedule. Locking software is meant to ensure that devices will be active for a certain period of time or amount of usage on the network of the provider that sold that device with a subsidy (or discount) or with a device installment plan.
Q: Is my cell phone currently locked?
Unless you purchased a phone or device specifically sold as "unlocked" at the point of purchase, you should assume that it is locked to a specific service provider's network. This is true whether you purchase the device from a service provider, at a general retail outlet (in person or on the web), or through a third-party.
Q: How can I unlock my mobile phone?
Contact your mobile wireless service provider. Devices can be unlocked with unlock codes or other software updates provided to you by your provider. Some providers will complete the unlocking process in-store, others will unlock your device remotely and automatically."
What is the population of your city, Mayor?
"Samsung and Microsoft reach mystery settlement in high-stakes Android patent dispute"
"Whatever the terms of the settlement, the effect of the agreement could ultimately be visible in Microsoft’s upcoming financial results. The company reports royalty revenue from the patent licensing deals as part of its Windows Phone results. Microsoft has been estimated to make as much as $2 billion each year from licensing its patents to makers of Android devices — much more than it makes on licensing Windows Phone to device makers."
Does this explain why they waited until after earnings to settle? To make it less likely that the outcome will be obvious?
"Microsoft, Samsung Agree To Settle Android Royalty Payment Dispute"
"The settlement surely bodes well for Samsung as it relies on the Android operating system on more than 90 percent of the smartphones manufactured by them. However, Samsung is said to be keen to manufacturer affordable Windows-powered smartphones affordable handsets.
Meanwhile, a few of the smartphones and tablets that Samsung manufactured powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system are not reportedly selling very well."
"Microsoft Corporation, Samsung Group End Royalty Battle With Confidential Settlement"
" Up until 2014, when Samsung deemed the contract invalid, it had paid Microsoft around $1 billion in royalties for using its Android operating software.
Last year, Microsoft took Samsung to Federal Court and sued it for invalidation of the contract and demanded that Samsung pay the royalties of the smartphones it had sold since it stopped paying them. According to the specifics of the lawsuit, Microsoft claimed $1 billion in royalties, while $6.9 million would be the interest accumulated over that time period. Analysts predicted that even if Samsung pays $5 for each smartphone shipped out, it would amount up to $1.6 billion – as per how many smartphones Samsung had sold (318 million units in 2014).
On Monday, a joint statement was released by the companies: “Samsung and Microsoft are pleased to announce that they have ended their contract dispute in U.S. court as well as the ICC arbitration.”
The settlement agreement is being kept confidential and we may never know what the revised deal between these two companies is but Microsoft is well-known for triumphing in its legal battles."
I see you still lack both honesty and shame. To wit:
What the message title describes is not what is meant by the phrase confidential settlement.
Samsung's rate of $5.00 for each handset was the lowest for any manufacturer.
The remaining prattle is of no merit either.
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"Did I see that Warren Buffet has a fund where he only has 3 stocks in it:
No. Those are the 3 largest stocks. Not the only 3.
The video can be seen on the MSFT Summary page. The title to look for is "Buffett's winning bet" and the fund is the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (Admiral class).
The whole video is about 100 seconds. The part that describes the fund starts 45 seconds in.