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wottowwottow 161 posts  |  Last Activity: 3 hours ago Member since: Jul 2, 2006
  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Aug 1, 2015 1:31 PM Flag

    Neither one of us IS having the problem. Sorry, the grammar nanny can't help it.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Aug 1, 2015 1:27 PM Flag

    If Edge were "clearly superior", users could be counted upon to make that determination themselves, and tell their friends. Microsoft wouldn't have to force it on them. As it is, Microsoft is fostering resentment among users and developers, as it did in the case of IE 6.

    In other words, Microsoft has learned nothing, the company is making the same mistakes again that it made 15 years ago. I fancy I see Bill Gates' hand in this. He really needs to stop meddling.

  • Google it.


    "When you upgrade to Windows 10, your default browser will automatically be changed to Edge if you choose the “express settings” option, ignoring the preferences that you had previously chosen. There is an option to maintain your old browser, but you have to click the button that says “customize settings,” which is much smaller than the express option, and then click another button later on to actually enable customization (hint: if you put on your reading glasses, you’ll find it at the bottom left of the screen).

    "You can change your settings after you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, but it’s not easy. Supposedly, it takes much more effort and technical sophistication than previous versions."


    I thought perhaps Microsoft had learned some lessons, but apparently not.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 31, 2015 3:27 PM Flag

    LOL once again you come back with complete nonsense. No wonder Microsoft is losing out, it's defended only by idiots.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 31, 2015 9:55 AM Flag

    LOL you're STILL pretending the desktop is the world.

  • Reply to

    Linux , it's not for the simple minded

    by celtic70737 Jul 29, 2015 3:51 PM
    wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 30, 2015 12:42 PM Flag

    Leave it to a softie shill to fail to understand that "simple minded" and "stupid" mean the same thing.

  • Reply to

    Deja Vu

    by predisposable_nym_02 Jul 30, 2015 12:24 PM
    wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 30, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    Probably not a hard bug to fix, but I'm amazed that in the present state of the art anyone is imposing arbitrary size limits like that.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 29, 2015 2:35 PM Flag

    LOL evidently the truth frightens YOU. Everyone knows the foundation of a house is essential, not something "little" or "insignificant"; likewise the kernel of an operating system is not something "little" or "insignificant". It's not showy or exciting, but if it doesn't work right, nothing else works either.

    You'd think the company that claims to own the computing industry could afford to ignore Linux if it were so insignificant. But it doesn't because it can't because it isn't.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 29, 2015 12:11 PM Flag

    I suppose it's obvious why the fact that Android is based on Linux matters to me.

    But why is it so important to YOU, that you work so hard at denying it, and minimizing its importance?

    Are you really so frightened of Linux, that you have to whistle past the graveyard so loud and long?

  • Reply to

    The world's most popular operating system

    by penguinx64 Jul 26, 2015 4:35 PM
    wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 28, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    I heard just the reverse about Windows Phone -- customer centers for the major carriers seriously discourage customers thinking of buying Windows Phones becau se they know the phones will be returned, and they know the reputation of Microsoft.

    Ah, yes, NT...

    Take a stroll with me down Memory Lane. Some think NT stood for "New Technology", others observe that WNT is one step down the alphabet from VMS, a strange coincidence, given that NT was reputedly developed by Dave Cutler and friends, hired away from Digital Equipment Corporation, owner of VMS, both now defunct. My own favorite guess is that NT stands for "NeuroTypicaIl", a term used by those in the technical community with Asperger-like personalities to refer to Joe Six-Pack types.

    Be that as it may, NT I understand became the basis of Windows 2000, and all subsequent versions of Windows.

    Back in the day, I heard there was a gentlemanly rivalry between adherents of Unix and those of VMS. I saw it mainly from the Unix side. I noted that comprehensive documentatioon for Unix occupied one very thick ring binder, while that for VMS occupied an entire bookcase full of ring binders. And that Unix survived, while VMS did not. That is no doubt attributable to various causes, which can be discussed at length if you wish.

  • Reply to

    The world's most popular operating system

    by penguinx64 Jul 26, 2015 4:35 PM
    wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 27, 2015 5:20 PM Flag

    A partial response (information quoted from Wikipedia):

    "The main hardware platform for Android is the ARM architecture (ARMv7 and ARMv8-A architectures), with x86 and MIPS architectures also officially supported (the latter two became officially supported in later Android versions). "


    "Android devices incorporate many optional hardware components, including still or video cameras, GPS, orientation sensors, dedicated gaming controls, accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, magnetometers, proximity sensors, pressure sensors, thermometers, and touchscreens."


    "In addition to running on smartphones and tablets, several vendors run Android natively on regular PC hardware with a keyboard and mouse.[86][87][88] In addition to their availability on commercially available hardware, similar PC hardware–friendly versions of Android are freely available from the Android-x86 project, including customized Android 4.4.[89] Using the Android emulator that is part of the Android SDK, or by using BlueStacks or Andy, Android can also run non-natively on x86.[90][91] Chinese companies are building a PC and mobile operating system, based on Android, to "compete directly with Microsoft Windows and Google Android""


    "As of July 2013, the Google Play store has had over one million Android applications ("apps") published, and over 50 billion applications downloaded.[12] An April–May 2013 survey of mobile application developers found that 71% of them create applications for Android;[13] another 2015 survey found that 40% of full-time professional developers see Android as the "priority" target platform, which is more than iOS (37%) or other platforms.[14] At Google I/O 2014, the company revealed that there were over one billion active monthly Android users, up from 538 million in June 2013.[15]"

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 27, 2015 1:56 PM Flag

    Cool. Does Dell provide such CD"s?

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 27, 2015 12:38 PM Flag

    Someone I know recently bought a Dell laptop running Windows -- W10 I assume. Set it up with user id and password, then forgot the password. Called Dell tech support to find out how to recover the password or reset it. Was told it couldn't be done. Next question -- who else sells Windows laptops?

  • Google it.

    This is particularly interesting in light of all we've heard recently about the wonderfulness of Microsoft's management of device drivers as compared with Linux.


    "Last week Microsoft MSFT -0.3% confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised…

    "With just four days left before launch, Windows 10’s policy of automatic updates has run into its first major problem and it is causing many PCs to stop working correctly.

    Dreadful Drivers

    " The flaw revolves around Nvidia graphics cards with users taking to Nvidia’s forums to report Windows Update is automatically installing new drivers which break multimonitor setups, SLI (dual card) configurations and can even stop PCs booting entirely which pushes Windows 10 into its emergency recovery mode.

    "“Please pull these off Windows update!!!” writes Nvidia forum poster slycoder. “It makes my second monitor not work and lots of flickering! Please. I roll back and Windows Update reinstalls them :/” "

  • Google it.

    If you remember the saga of New Coka, followed by Coca-Cola Classic, you already get the point -- Microsoft, like Coca-Cola, is spending billions to undo a big mistake. And that is the most exciting news about Microsoft today.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 24, 2015 2:30 PM Flag

    As usual, the Wallybot has nothing cogent to say.

    Read what the article says -- Microsoft's business is slowing failing, for the most part. Even where it is growing, the rate of growth is decreasing.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 23, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    The softie shills want to hear about Microsoft rather than Linux. Hope this helps.

    Seriously, this article shows clearly why they want to discuss *anything* except Microsoft.

  • Google it.



    "Despite the earnings beat, why did the shares drop on Wednesday? The main reason behind the drop is the steady decline of some of its core businesses. The Windows business has continued its steady decline in the fiscal fourth quarter. Revenue from the Windows business was down by 22% year-over-year during the quarter. Microsoft claimed that this decline was due to the upcoming launch of Windows 10. Microsoft’s phone business revenue also dropped by a whopping 68%, but the phone business is not as bad as it sounds, considering the fact that Microsoft realized $382 million from the end of its phone agreement with Nokia during the same period a year ago. In reality Microsoft has sold 10% more Lumia phones than a year ago. The next important factor is the slowing growth of its cloud business, as many recognize that Microsoft’s future depends on the cloud rather than the well-known OS business. Taking into account that Microsoft’s cloud business grew by 106%, 114% and 128% in the last three quarters respectively, 88% growth during the fiscal fourth quarter is a concern for many investors. Microsoft’s Office business also moved downhill during the quarter."

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 23, 2015 2:40 PM Flag

    LOL you are so consumed with fear, that you forget that what you are paid to do is to attack Linux, and instead you attack me and others like me.

    Need I point out that this is a logical fallacy, known formally as "ad hominem". If anyone were keeping score, you would be losing points. As it is, you risk losing your job as a shill.

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jul 23, 2015 12:40 PM Flag

    Thanks for that. I agree, fear is their dominant theme.

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