quote: You mean instead of charging, like they usually do? Pay for Win95, and pay again for the Win98 fix. Pay for WinME, and pay again for the Win2k fix. Pay for Vista, and pay again for the Seven fix.
quote: It's the Microsoft way after all. Pay and pay some more, never mind that most of their products are half-baked junk.
quote: which reportedly will allow users to boot to desktop
quote: return some semblance of the Start button (albeit one that dumps users into Metro)
quote: Just stop f%cking around already and do what any sane person would do - put the normal Start menu and desktop back in, without any further molestation thereof.
quote: Glad Microsoft came to its senses and released this as free.
quote: For example, window titlebar and taskbar colors are now linked. If you want a green window title bar and a light gray takbar, you are out of luck as the colors of these elements are now linked
quote: In a statement at the conference Ms. Reller stated, "We need the flexibility of ARM"
quote: There's not much Microsoft can do about the legacy compatibility issue, other than to try to foster the growth of ARM-compatible apps in the Windows Store.
quote: There are still a couple things I wish I could do with it, like a serial terminal for programming switches and raid arrays and a VNC client software, but you can't win them all.
quote: Haswell should help bridge this gap...
quote: People see a fast x86 chip that uses more power, so they divide the power consumption by the speed multiple
quote: In other words, if an Intel chip is 3x faster than an ARM chip but uses 4x more power, they think the ARM chip must be more power efficient.
quote: x86 just can't compete with ARM SoCs when it comes to the sweet spot of portability and battery life.
quote: If the Surface Pro had 10 hours of battery life you wouldn't be able to find one. Microsoft wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.
quote: Windows RT Isn't Going Anywhere Until... x86 tablets get better battery life. And even then, ARM will always be ahead of the curve.
quote: ARM will always be ahead of the curve