Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
wilber_xbox
User Rank
Author
Re: Confused
wilber_xbox   7/30/2014 3:02:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I think Microsoft is as lost as its newly acquired mobile company. MS is trying to reinvent what Apple and Andriod invented for consumer electronics. 

TonyTib
User Rank
Author
Re: Confused
TonyTib   7/29/2014 11:14:42 AM
NO RATINGS
For desktop use, I second the use of a start button program (such as Classic Shell, which I'm trying, or StartIsBack or Start8).  I have to say, Windows 8 does boot very quickly, and might have some other advantages.

I think there's some potential there; the Metro mode really does work better for touch than classic, but the whole point of a Win8 hybrid is to also be able to run all the old stuff so I can get work done.

Measurement.Blues
User Rank
Author
Re: Confused
Measurement.Blues   7/29/2014 9:55:35 AM
NO RATINGS
I just bought a new laptop. Windows 7 with Win8 license. If Win9 is any good, then maybe I'll upgrade to Win8 to get to Win9.

Or not.

selinz
User Rank
Author
Re: Confused
selinz   7/28/2014 8:37:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Everyone that I know that has Windows 8 has also loaded "classic shell," a freebie that makes Windows 8 look like Windows 7... Including myself (although I resisted for several days)..

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Author
Re: Nuns on the Run (1990)
Anand.Yaligar   7/27/2014 4:35:05 AM
NO RATINGS
@betajet: My concerns precisely. If he has removed 15000+ employees and still wants to believe the company can get back up before the beginning of the new financial three-quarterly, then he?ll have to pull some serious cards. Moreover, Microsoft cannot rely on the popularity of Windows alone. I think Nadella should release some of the contingency funds and use at least as much employees as he can, to work on newer projects.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Author
Confusing approaches by Nadella
Anand.Yaligar   7/27/2014 4:34:23 AM
NO RATINGS
Nadella is approaching the business mechanisms in a confusing manner. First he lets off 15000+ employees in the Nokia merger because he has a vision for long term stability, but is steadily riding the flop wave with the newest series of tablets and other things not to mention, with the services offered while using Windows 8 as well. Good job confusing us Nadella, good job.

krisi
User Rank
Author
Re: Confused
krisi   7/24/2014 7:36:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Unfortunately Bert (or fortunately, depending on ones point of view) this indicates that you are poor CEO material ;-)...I don't understand anything here either and suggest Google to introduce CEO to English translation in the next release of its OS so we can all learn how to use meaningless language!

krisi
User Rank
Author
Re: Nuns on the Run (1990)
krisi   7/24/2014 6:47:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Yeap, it is 3 or more but for marketing simplicity let's call it one! You got to admire CEO thinking...most of us would not be able to come up with this briliant strategy ;-)...perhaps that is why he is 100x highly paid than average engineer

betajet
User Rank
Author
Nuns on the Run (1990)
betajet   7/24/2014 6:29:31 PM
NO RATINGS
When Nadella says Microsoft is making "one" Windows, he still means there will be different versions for different device types and different groups of users.  If that sounds confusing, here's Nadella's more nuanced description of the transition...

So what when Nadella says there will be one Windows, by one he really means three?  Is this like the scene in Nuns on the Run (1990) when Robbie Coltrane tries to explain the Trinity to a baffled Eric Idle?

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
Confused
Bert22306   7/24/2014 6:19:15 PM
NO RATINGS
I'll admit that these descriptions of strategic thinking, by corporate CEOs, almost always leave me puzzled. It's hard to make out what they are saying.

In this case, the initial rhetoric sounds like a replay of the Windows 8 introduction. Then we get a hint that Microsoft learned its lesson about the UI, acknowledging that the UI displayed ought to depend on the device in which the OS is installed (good thinking!), and/or the mode in which the device is being used (Surface with and without the keyboard). All good. Of course, Windows 8 can also be made to do that, but the user has to set the UI manually.

I'm not sure, but I believe the real difference here will be the apps, not so much the OS? The apps will be the same across platform types, and will adapt the way they interface with the user according to the platform type?

If this is the case, then I'm not sure why those same apps wouldn't be able to behave this way when running over Windows 8? Is this more of an apps news story?



Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...