Hmmm, last evening Charlie Rose interviewed them about philanthropy and poverty in Africa.
Do you get the impression they have an "image" problem and are working hard at fixing it?
"Unfortunately, Windows 10 has been developed along a similar track as Win8
"At the event’s start Microsoft played a tape driving home how it interviewed dozens and dozens of loyal Windows customers, asking them what they didn’t like about 8, and what they wanted in a Windows upgrade. That set the tone for the new product.
"Microsoft didn’t seek out was an answer to what would require to convert existing mobile users already on iOS or Android to throw away their devices and buy a Microsoft product. Microsoft didn’t ask its defected customers what it would take to bring them back, nor did it ask the over 50% of the market using Windows 7 or older products what it would take to get them to go to Windows mobile rather than an iPad or Galaxy tablet.
"Nope. Microsoft went to its installed base and asked them what they would like. And then it built Windows 10 for its historical customers. Rather than its future customers."
"Yesterday Microsoft conducted a pre-launch of Windows 10, demonstrating its features in an effort to excite developers and create some buzz before consumer launch later in 2015.
"By and large, nobody cared
"Were you aware of the event? Did you try to watch the live stream, offered via the Microsoft web site? Were you eager to read what people thought of the product? Did you look for reviews in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other general news outlets?
"Microsoft really blew it with Windows 8 – which is the second most maligned Windows product ever, exceeded only by Vista. But that wasn’t hard to predict, in June, 2012. Even then it was clear that Windows 8, and Surface tablets, were designed to defend and extend the installed Windows base, and as such the design precluded the opportunity to change the market and pull mobile users to Microsoft. Windows 8 was a massive investment that was too late, and misdirected, costing the company billions of dollars, and untold costs in reputation and industry relevance"
I don't have time to reply in detail to your lies. One salient point -- Linux is not falling behind, Windows is falling behind because it is far too complex already and getting worse in that respect. In W7 Microsoft seemed to have learned the lesson that simpler is better, but by now the lesson has been forgotten.
One example suffices -- the New York Stock Exchange is based on Linux. Think about that for a moment. Well, you would if you were ABLE to think, but since you're not, you won't. The NYSE didn't switch to Linux from Windows because it didn't cost anything, they switched because it works well, and Windows had failed them spectacularly more than once.
LOL Windows is the worst excuse for an operating system there ever was. There were some who thought XP was not so bad, but that is now past end-of-life.
Get a clue. Microsoft didn't buy Nokia, Microsoft bought one division of Nokia.
Oh, and learn to spell "dumb".
Microsoft isn't worth hating. Nobody even mentions the company any more when they are enumerating the movers and shakers of the industry.
Microsoft?! Take another look :)
Quoting from Forbes:
"The return of the Nokia name to consumer electronics continues to gather momentum, with news that the second batch of N1 Android tablets has sold out. That’s good news for everyone involved, and increases the prospects of a new smartphone from Finland in 2016.
"The Nokia N1 is an Android-powered tablet which features Nokia’s Z Launcher software on top of stock implementation of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom chip running at 2.4 GHz, backed up by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The aluminium-chassised device went on sale on January 7th in China, and the first batch of 20,000 units sold out within four minutes."
LOL look who's talking about proof -- the shillbot that's never output a true statement.
Right on. Warfare is about winning, not how you play the game. On the other hand, one must be careful to win the war in such a way that the peace is one that's worth having and worth the blood and treasure expended.
The calculations wouldn't be done by the operating system in any case, they would be done by an application. The reason for choosing Linux for such a rifle would be that as designer you would have complete control and discretion about what parts of the OS are included, so the rifle wouldn't be unnecessarily expensive, or unnecessarily complex and unnecessarily unreliable.
Bingo. Word order matters in English. Many common errors of that ilk could be pointed out....
I ran into that prejudice head on myself, when I was developing software in support of research at a university. Those same faculty actually considered Fortran the last word in programming languages. I had to fight tooth and nail to get them to let me use a modern language, such as C or C++.
"3D Robotics is a platform for unmanned aerial drones, which Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, predicts will put drone technology “in the hands of regular people.” He told Chang that 3D Robotics is taking “what’s formerly mi
litary technology and putting it in the hands of civilians.” Still, regulation remains a roadblock. The FAA has granted only 11 companies permission to fly drones for commercial purposes to date. "
CEO Chris Anderson was interviewed at length on Bloomberg TV. I looked up the company's website, and found incidentally that the company subscribes to the Open Source paradigm for its software.
"The Open Source Advantage
"Our active developer community provides ongoing, responsive product innovation.
"Our vibrant community is constantly developing new features, making our platform highly extensible and configurable.
"Open Source is Free
"Once you invest in a vehicle platform, software downloads and updates to flight software are free.
Fifteen years ago, that would have made the company a pioneer of sorts, way ahead of the curve in software development. Today it only means that the company is not BEHIND the curve. It means the company is developing its software in what is considered the normal, sensible, modern manner.
Your interprecktation of this material seems to be seriously skewed by your ignorance of the meaning of the words "hacker" and "hacking". You probably think it means what so many journalists erroneously assume it means, having to do with the nefarious art of breaking into other people's computers. That's not what it means at all, to those "in the know".
In the simplest terms, hacking means writing software with great skill, alacrity and enthusiasm but not necessarily elegance. According to The Jargon File, the meaning goes back to a handicraft term, referring to the practice of making furniture with an axe.
The basic legal landscape of the industry may be collapsing, and could take some big players down with it... No wonder Microsoft has been wary of suing Google.