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  • It's called...

    @evildictaitor:Do you think Intel strong armed them (no pun intended) into going back to Intel.  It sure seems that way and Intel has really gone out of their way to make power efficiency important to their new offerings.  Nothing scared Intel more than ARM processors and Microsoft supporting them ( heard from some engineers at Intel I met at Build)

  • It's called...

    , TheJoe wrote

    Millions of dollars and countless programming hours and people complain about the ... name.

    I like it .   I thought it would be Windows 15 (2015) but now I see the wisdom in Windows 10.   Xbox is really 10 box.  We were just too dumb to know that.  Microsoft is also honoring Chief 10 bears for his bravery and naming windows after him.   It really is called Windows 10 Bears.   This is what marketing dreams up after 10 beers.

    Chief 10 Bears


  • It's called...

    @Sven Groot:  I take it as a compliment. 

  • Windows 10 Start Screen

    Everything looks flat.   Where is the shading and light source?  Where is the border?  Looks like the cover of a 3rd graders crayon coloring book.  Very unprofessional and childish with many cartoon characters and comic book looking icons.   Is Microsoft serious about delivering product to the business world?  Maybe Windows 10 means its for 10 year olds.

  • Windows TH?

    Well I see the 's' on the end so its not Window.  Window is a good name for Windows 8 since we regressed backwards to having only 1 window to fill out entire 24 inch monitor.  I still don't understand having a flat single window interface and calling that progress.  Maybe we should just get rid of color too.  That being said, it looks like Windows E for everywhere is the next windows name.

  • C9 same design for years?

    I would like flat to go away.

  • 2,5 Biolion only for one game ?

    , bondsbw wrote


    But they aren't selling their creativity.  They can still come up with other cool ideas, and now they have a lot more money to put behind those ideas.

    Maybe they will come up with something new and maybe they wont.   It is easier to grow organically then start an idea and grow it.   I guess we watch and see but you will be surprised that the next cool idea won't be as easy to do.   Look at Apple,  nothing really new with all those billions they rake in and all the smart people working there.  

    I hope Satya does not wreck the company but it will eventually need to conform.  It takes about 3 years before the assimilation is complete.

  • 2,5 Biolion only for one game ?

    I think the owners will be sorry for selling out.   This is their baby and their little kingdom and now they are giving it all up.  Money, they will soon find out, wont fill their creative needs.   Plus they will watch all their hard work and their great friends get screwed by the big bad corporation.  They wont be able to do anything competitive with Microsoft so they will be floundering about looking for something that will drive them like the company they created.   You can only golf and party so much before you start feeling useless and wanting more.   Its always better to go public and retain control.   They already had millions so I don't understand the need to sell out.  Plus 2.5 billion wont even get you your own NBA team anymore..  that's 3 billion now.

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    @bondsbw: So maybe they realize that you should have options.  That's where Sinofsky really irked me is when he just eliminated a feature and totally replaced it with something new.   Its always better to give a user what they are used to and let them ease their way into a new feature when they are ready.   There are a lot of things that were removed from windows 7 to 8 that should not have been.   I don't like clicking on my network on taskbar and getting the metro network listing.  Try to delete a wireless access point that the OS remembered.  Not easily possible in windows 8.  Where is this in Windows 8 >>Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks?  Its not there.

  • Apple exemplifies everything that's wrong with Silicon Valley

    , ScanIAm wrote

    Only in movies and silicon valley wet dreams.  The reality is that even the best day at work is still worse that not being at work and if you give people all kinds of freedom to do whatever they want, they'll do nothing useful.  This mindset is great for workers who are in demand (such as ourselves), but if you think that McDonalds is going to get better customer service by putting a Ping-Pong table in the back and letting workers take a break at will, you are wrong.

    Again, this only holds true in special situations.  For most people, work is a means to the end of obtaining money to do things outside of work. 

    Yes I was not talking about McDonalds or some Chinese sweatshop.  It requires a job where you have a value add higher than a robot.   If you only work for money and get nothing out of the job then you need more than facebook to keep you happy.   You have a mucher lower opinion of the general public than I do but that could be because we have different environments to deal with.  

    The opinions here seem to reflect that most people will just screw off if they have the social media tech to do it.   The hard workers have to pick up the slack.  Not a very liberal way to think.