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Delta loves Windows 8 - will equip pilots with Surface 2 tablets

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    Ray7

    Not sure there was a need for the 'blue screen' comment at the end.

     

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    babelshift

    , Ray7 wrote

    Not sure there was a need for the 'blue screen' comment at the end.

     

    It was a joke. And actually, it's not far from what has actually happened to me. While this isn't Delta's fault specifically, I have been to airports where the computers that controlled the departures screens were blue screened.

    Similar to this: http://objsam.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/airport.png

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    Jim Young

    , Ray7 wrote

    Not sure there was a need for the 'blue screen' comment at the end.

    I agree. Although meant as a joke it really comes across as ignorant. Windows 8 doesn't have the legacy kernel error blue screen and the Surface RT and Surface Pro are very robust hardware. I've been using a Surface RT since launch (typing on one now) and it has never once generated anything resembling a blue screen or kernel error.

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    Bas

    Forget about the blue screen joke being informed or necessary, who has actually laughed at these since 2005?

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    kettch

    @Bas: That's probably the last time I got an actual blue screen that wasn't due to some kind of hardware failure.

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    babelshift

    Lighten up, Francis.

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    bondsbw

    Heh, had a blue screen last night.

    But it really almost never happens, and 80% of the time it happens around the time I install a new driver or device.

    By comparison, my wife's Macbook has gotten the gray screen of death much more often over the past several years.  But then again, my Macbook Pro has never gotten it in the 5 months I've had it.

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    Blue Ink

    , Bas wrote

    Forget about the blue screen joke being informed or necessary, who has actually laughed at these since 2005?


    Microsoft released the "Lone Server" video in 2008, and it was good fun. </nitpick>

    Seriously, though, the fact that someone can write a comment like that lightly is actually a good sign IMO.

     

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    ScanIAm

    , Jim Young wrote

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    I agree. Although meant as a joke it really comes across as ignorant. Windows 8 doesn't have the legacy kernel error blue screen and the Surface RT and Surface Pro are very robust hardware. I've been using a Surface RT since launch (typing on one now) and it has never once generated anything resembling a blue screen or kernel error.

    Same here, but to be fair, it has just quit working correctly, which isn't a better experience.

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    spivonious

    I get a BSOD at work every once in a while. I think my onboard video is going bad, because it always happens if I'm trying to do too many things with video at once. The error usually mentions a video scheduler.

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    cbae

    , spivonious wrote

    I get a BSOD at work every once in a while. I think my onboard video is going bad, because it always happens if I'm trying to do too many things with video at once. The error usually mentions a video scheduler.

    Just yesterday while watching a YouTube video in Chrome browser, the display started wigging out big-time--bunch of weird lines oscillating back and forth and a gawd-awful loud, piercing noise coming out at full volume. In an instant, my computer brought me back 30 years to a time when I spent hours trying to make out boobies on the TV screen while I had the cable box tuned to a blocked Playboy Channel.

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    magicalclick

    I think it is a good news. IFF it runs VS, I would get a Surface 2 as well.

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    blowdart

    , magicalclick wrote

    I think it is a good news. IFF it runs VS, I would get a Surface 2 as well.

    Surface 1 runs VS, why do you think Surface 2 wouldn't?

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    magicalclick

    , blowdart wrote

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    Surface 1 runs VS, why do you think Surface 2 wouldn't?

    There is no such thing as Surface 1. Only Surface Pro and Surface RT. But if you mean Surface RT, can I have the link please. I would be totally sold. I want to upgrade my laptop. I couldn't find it, please help. I can skip all legacy apps, but, not VS.

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    cbae

    , magicalclick wrote

    *snip*There is no such thing as Surface 1. Only Surface Pro and Surface RT. But if you mean Surface RT, can I have the link please. I would be totally sold. I want to upgrade my laptop. I couldn't find it, please help. I can skip all legacy apps, but, not VS.

    I think he meant Surface Pro (1) and Surface Pro 2.

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    spivonious

    If you want VS on your Surface RT, just remote into your desktop. It's really seamless. Personally, I could not work in VS on a 10" screen, but whatever floats your boat.

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    kettch

    @spivonious: Some people just want to replicate the experience of seeing somebody code during a presentation using a crappy projector.

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