There may actually be some things to be said in favor of Powershell, but I still find it amazing that it took 35 years for Microsoft to realize its operating system ought to have a decent scripting language.
How stupid is that....
This is as strong an argument as I've seen for free software (sometimes called Open Source). With non-free software, you are limited by someone's idea of how your computer should work, not by the computer itself. Now, somebody may have ideas one can agree are well thought out. But what if you disagree? What if you think nobody has any businsess telling you not to use naughty words, for example? Not that I'm in the habit of using naughty words, but if the company thinks that is something it should dictate to me, what else might it take a notion to dictate to me?
If there is any difference between "the left" and "the right" in the propensity for misusing words, I haven't detected it.
This comes with great irony, as one cannot watch "the media" these days without noticing that hardly anyone uses words with their proper meanings any more. To take one random example, just the other day on The Weather Channel, a meteorologist spoke of the "epicenter of the typhoon". A meteorologist, of all people, should know that no typhoon ever has an epicenter; only an earthquake has an epicenter. But such usage is not surprising, because nowadays people on the air are constantly using the word "epicenter" in ways that have nothing at all to do with its meaning.
Exactly who is "we", and by what right would they *give* Texas to anyone? "We" must be someone with a Stalinist or Maoist outlook on life...
Oh, and yes I did read the article. One can only conclude that Xbox One is what is known in the industry as a kluge. If you don't know what that is, look it up.
The consumer who actually buys an XBox would therefore have no idea he is buying a poorly designed product. I would know, therefore would never buy the product.
What does that have to do with anything? Any device that runs needlessly complex software is going to be more expensive and have more problems than it should. Incidentally, that's why all Windows boxes are more troublesome and expensive than they should be.
Good advice. That's the option Microsoft is already taking with respect to Windows and MS Office. Recognizing that Windows-based hardware market is failing (though there are still some buyers), the company is making Office or equivalent product/service available on competing platforms.
Who cares? I care, because having too many operating systems tells me the "designers" are a bunch of clowns. It means the system took too much effort to put together, so it costs more than it should, and will have more problems and defects than it otherwise would.
Liar. Linux is only one operating system. There may be 600 "distributions", i.e. selections of applications.
Quoting the quote:
“The set of tasks Microsoft has been engaging in has been so large, it’s been hard for them to be as consistently innovative. … The difference between Google and Microsoft is largely that search and Android phones are on the upswing, where being the best company in a growing market is great. Microsoft’s core markets have been mature.”
— Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft, tells Charlie Rose that although the company is still “incredibly strong, strong,” it seems to be spreading itself too thin. He cites the company’s many “agendas,” which include back-office software, Windows, Microsoft Office, the Xbox video game console, smartphones and search. (By the way, yesterday we talked about another item on Microsoft’s agenda: going after Google.)
Primesense owns Primesense. However, I read somewhere that Microsoft has designed an improved version with higher resolution. Or, more likely, they hired someone to reverse-engineer Primesense and add a bell here or a whistle there to avoid patent infringement lawsuits.
No offense, but with every word you show your limited perspective. Not that I am an authority on world history, but I learn what I can of other times and places, not only current events in the US. You would do well to do the same.