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Usually a white-on-white killing doesn't get this much attention.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Would it not be great if you could get a phone with a fully-blown Windows (8.1) installation? I have been craving this for ages, the device would have a micro-HDMI-out and a micro USB port. Then we could plug in a keyboard, monitor and mouse for a fully-blown PC with Visual Studio in your pocket for fixing problems on the go. A few mods to the software to enable easy calling and 3G and hey presto "Windows Blow Me". Pleeeeaaase!
Would it not be great if you could get a phone with a fully-blown Windows (8.1) installation?
Yeah, it's called a Beaglebone Black with Ubuntu or Debian and I've seen someone put together a cell phone cape for the thing, I think! As for not having VS on a BBB, I'd rather just remote in to my main computer from my BBB!
Windows 8.1? Gross. I will never buy a Windows phone (or an Apple phone.) Guess that leaves me with Android.
windows 8.1 on a phone, thats a crap idea. did Amstrad not try computer phones, they went out of business. What a great idea, yep Microsoft should do it. I have a suggestion for Microsoft try finishing something before you release it, make sure it works first, remember you dont build hardware so stop preventing hardware manufacturers from writing compatible drivers - try helping them. When a tile OS screen looks crap on a desktop try listening to your customers. In fact just try and make something simple that works out of the box. 99% of your customers are not programmers.
the day will come when you can bang any old OS into a machine and it will run plus run any one else's applications then the monopoly of Microsoft is over. Now that's an idea.
Well, that's the direction they went with Surface, and it was a disaster. It's hard to make one device that can adapt to both mobile and desktop environments well. I don't think that I'd want to use VS on a phone anyway.
MS will be fine. They're hurting right now due to a marketing guy's decision to kill the Windows desktop platform, but once Windows 9 comes out they'll be in good shape again. If they sell it at a reasonable price (and they should), then it will sell like hotcakes. Most Windows desktop users are hanging on to Windows 7 and waiting for a newer version of that, which should be Windows 9. This includes IT departments, MS's most important customers, who largely skipped Windows 8. There's a lot of pent-up demand out there.
MS just isn't good at the consumer side, they'll never be Apple, I hope they understand that now. They lost on MP3 players, phones, tablets, search engines, etc. They need to stick to what they do best: boring productivity tools for getting work done.
So instead of texting emoticons while driving I can debug post-build events or analyze code coverage. What could be better than being tethered to my employer beyond the 14 hours a day they are already getting out of me?