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Showing content with the highest reputation on 09/20/2019 in Posts

  1. 2 points
    I think that might be a nod to the codename, Vibranium if I recall correctly
  2. 1 point
    Let's just move those goalposts again, eh? One excuse after another. The other guy just lied about what an OS means...ahem. Now you want to argue that it's better to leave existing security holes open in arbitrarily obsolesced hardware that is still being sold and used than just fixing them for a few generations longer?! Seriously?! Why aren't you furious about being ripped off this way by ANYBODY, not just Apple or Android? Instead, now you're trying to justify NOT supporting a company's products for more than two years because only Microsoft seems to be doing it right? Ahem. You obviously either A) Don't actually understand what I said. B) Are just a crying fanboy C) Don't even know what the ###### you're talking about or D) All of the Above.
  3. 1 point
    I used to have a 3 monitor setup ( https://i.imgur.com/Mz8GbvR.jpg ) but my new desktop is now just 2 ( https://i.imgur.com/OrMJpeW.jpg ) due to limited space. I can't cope on a single display desktop.. I can barely tolerate it on my laptop.
  4. 1 point
    Have a home and work setup. Dual 27in curved Samsung monitors.
  5. 1 point
    Yeah wouldn't expect anyone to jump on such hardware out of the gate.. Build up to it, but his is why you don't try and put everything in 1 box
  6. 1 point
    that's what i was thinking... how long until it's $99/year for windows? Death knell for Windows in consumer space if they do this. Probably not. As long as Linux is the alternative Microsoft will be fine. Average users will abandon their computers first. People that barely understand double-clicking to install something are not going to understand installing from the terminal or why one particular download requires running "chmod +x filename" on it before executing it.
  7. 1 point
    Um, you might have bought into Apple's definitions of 'graphic intense'. Like when they were calling their GPUs XBox One S 'class'. Even when Apple can say, we have XYZ TFLOPS or some other common GPU 'type' benchmark - they omit mentioning that they the GPU is half precision as well as having other performance and feature limitations that YANK their GPUs from the 'advertised' class they want people to believe. An iPad, let alone most Macs cannot run games that are as graphically intense as the 2012 XBox One, let alone the revised XBox One S, and are generations behind the XBox One X that can provide GTX 1080 ti and RTX 2070 gaming performance. For example, last years iPad Pro was announced as having - 'XBox One GPU Class' - and yet in Graphics it had trouble keeping up with a Surface Pro tablet with an integrated Intel GPU. And sadly, this is even in the most optimal of testing where the benchmark was artificial, so mobile GPU limitations were not used/touched and the benchmark was highly optimized for Metal - something most games will never be. Now, getting flight simulator on a iOS device - this is actually possible, but it isn't because of the 'FAST CPU/GPU' from Apple, it would be if Microsoft optimizes a version of OS X Metal, and not Vulkan, and uses Microsoft graphic framework scaling technologies that allows a high end game to easily run on older and less functional hardware. And this could happen. However, it will look sparse and NOTHING like it will look on the XBox One S or an entry level PC.
  8. 1 point
    Literally no other phone manufacturer does this but you are willing to bash Apple on this. Where is your outcry on others doing the same thing? My "outcry" on Android's ###### gets posted in Android OS release posts, of course. Meanwhile, when it comes to support periods, another poster asked what I would like to see...and I answered him. Microsoft is still releasing Operating System upgrades that work just fine on 10+ year old hardware and their OS integration issues are many orders of magnitude greater than Apple's. You're literally acting as an apologist for ALL of the companies doing these really ###### things to all of us. Why? Wouldn't you prefer it work in the consumer's interest (like it used to) instead of this ever shrinking planned obsolescence window where the hardware barely changes and the operating system barely changes and yet your time limit arbitrarily runs out on having your device secured against attacks?! MS is not releasing any updates on 10+ year old machines with the software they came with. Now if you replace that software with another OS, you changed the parameters as it’s no longer the same OS. Any other examples? Because that one doesnt hold any water, especially since mobile device updates contain firmware is a lot more specific than a generic OS the user can manage the updates with. Im not an apologist, I am a realist. ps- please link this same argument you made in an Android thread. Thanks! #1) If you buy an Apple device FROM Apple, 3 years ago, they are really pushing THEIR OWN definitions a bit for consumers and it is misleading. PERIOD. #2) There is NO reason Apple could not provide support for older devices and hardware, even if they had a second lower tier build. How many BILLIONS do you think it costs to maintain a separate branch (EVEN IF) there hardware issues that required a second branch. #3) If Microsoft was doing this, you and everyone here and around the world would have their hair on fire. Even with Windows 10, by NOT supporting a couple of 10 YEAR OLD CPUS - people were crazed about Microsoft not supporting older hardware, and this is when it was a compiler security limition, not a feature or something arbitrary. #4) Microsoft does provide support for OLD HARDWARE and there has been a full upgrade path for devices that shipped with Windows XP. Even Pentium 4s from 2005 work just fine with Windows 10, as well as video cards, networks cards, sound cards that are 20 years old. Bottom line - Apple could do better and SHOULD do better, and with people becoming their defenders and apologists, then they have no reason to do better. So keep defending what they do, it is ONLY HURTING APPLE customers. I avoid their crap 99% of the time, and this will not affect me whatsoever; however, I would still like to see Apple do better, as I know a lot of people that do use their products and I hate seeing them get screwed, time and time again. 1. Give your high and mighty attitude a rest. MS DID DO THIS, look no further than Windows Mobile and later Windows Phone. 2. How well are MS mobile customers supported now? Hmmm? 3. I’m not the one throwing a fit over support so please direct your comment to where it belongs by reading the thread.
  9. 1 point
    Literally no other phone manufacturer does this but you are willing to bash Apple on this. Where is your outcry on others doing the same thing? My "outcry" on Android's ###### gets posted in Android OS release posts, of course. Meanwhile, when it comes to support periods, another poster asked what I would like to see...and I answered him. Microsoft is still releasing Operating System upgrades that work just fine on 10+ year old hardware and their OS integration issues are many orders of magnitude greater than Apple's. You're literally acting as an apologist for ALL of the companies doing these really ###### things to all of us. Why? Wouldn't you prefer it work in the consumer's interest (like it used to) instead of this ever shrinking planned obsolescence window where the hardware barely changes and the operating system barely changes and yet your time limit arbitrarily runs out on having your device secured against attacks?! MS is not releasing any updates on 10+ year old machines with the software they came with. Now if you replace that software with another OS, you changed the parameters as it’s no longer the same OS. Any other examples? Because that one doesnt hold any water, especially since mobile device updates contain firmware is a lot more specific than a generic OS the user can manage the updates with. Im not an apologist, I am a realist. ps- please link this same argument you made in an Android thread. Thanks! #1) If you buy an Apple device FROM Apple, 3 years ago, they are really pushing THEIR OWN definitions a bit for consumers and it is misleading. PERIOD. #2) There is NO reason Apple could not provide support for older devices and hardware, even if they had a second lower tier build. How many BILLIONS do you think it costs to maintain a separate branch (EVEN IF) there hardware issues that required a second branch. #3) If Microsoft was doing this, you and everyone here and around the world would have their hair on fire. Even with Windows 10, by NOT supporting a couple of 10 YEAR OLD CPUS - people were crazed about Microsoft not supporting older hardware, and this is when it was a compiler security limition, not a feature or something arbitrary. #4) Microsoft does provide support for OLD HARDWARE and there has been a full upgrade path for devices that shipped with Windows XP. Even Pentium 4s from 2005 work just fine with Windows 10, as well as video cards, networks cards, sound cards that are 20 years old. Bottom line - Apple could do better and SHOULD do better, and with people becoming their defenders and apologists, then they have no reason to do better. So keep defending what they do, it is ONLY HURTING APPLE customers. I avoid their crap 99% of the time, and this will not affect me whatsoever; however, I would still like to see Apple do better, as I know a lot of people that do use their products and I hate seeing them get screwed, time and time again.
  10. 1 point
    MS is not releasing any updates on 10+ year old machines with the software they came with. Now if you replace that software with another OS, you changed the parameters as it’s no longer the same OS. This is just you justifying a lie, of course. Windows 7 (released in 2009) and Windows 8 upgraded for FREE to Windows 10 (released in 2015). XP upgraded just fine to Vista to 7 to 8 to 10, etc. That's ignoring Windows 95 to 98 to XP, etc. Since we're talking about a simple versioning description here (iOS5 to 6 to...13), your comparison does not hold water. The OS was Windows and Windows has continue to be upgraded. Apple's Operating Systems, whether iOS or OSX, have been deliberately obsolesced. I’m not justifying a lie. I’ll point out you don’t know how to read, of course. Give it another shot. As for iOS 5-6-13, they are treated as updates to the same OS, not new OSes. Windows Vista, XP, 7, 10, are all treated as different OSes and have their own warranty and support terms, unlike iOS, Android, or even macOS. You are purposely being obtuse now. Still waiting on an example of this argument being thrown at Android by you.
  11. 1 point
    Literally no other phone manufacturer does this but you are willing to bash Apple on this. Where is your outcry on others doing the same thing? My "outcry" on Android's ###### gets posted in Android OS release posts, of course. Meanwhile, when it comes to support periods, another poster asked what I would like to see...and I answered him. Microsoft is still releasing Operating System upgrades that work just fine on 10+ year old hardware and their OS integration issues are many orders of magnitude greater than Apple's. You're literally acting as an apologist for ALL of the companies doing these really ###### things to all of us. Why? Wouldn't you prefer it work in the consumer's interest (like it used to) instead of this ever shrinking planned obsolescence window where the hardware barely changes and the operating system barely changes and yet your time limit arbitrarily runs out on having your device secured against attacks?! MS is not releasing any updates on 10+ year old machines with the software they came with. Now if you replace that software with another OS, you changed the parameters as it’s no longer the same OS. Any other examples? Because that one doesnt hold any water, especially since mobile device updates contain firmware is a lot more specific than a generic OS the user can manage the updates with. Im not an apologist, I am a realist. ps- please link this same argument you made in an Android thread. Thanks!
  12. 1 point
    Literally no other phone manufacturer does this but you are willing to bash Apple on this. Where is your outcry on others doing the same thing? My "outcry" on Android's ###### gets posted in Android OS release posts, of course. Meanwhile, when it comes to support periods, another poster asked what I would like to see...and I answered him. Microsoft is still releasing Operating System upgrades that work just fine on 10+ year old hardware and their OS integration issues are many orders of magnitude greater than Apple's. You're literally acting as an apologist for ALL of the companies doing these really ###### things to all of us. Why? Wouldn't you prefer it work in the consumer's interest (like it used to) instead of this ever shrinking planned obsolescence window where the hardware barely changes and the operating system barely changes and yet your time limit arbitrarily runs out on having your device secured against attacks?! Relax.... It's not like the product stops working after it stops receiving updates... Obviously most people are perfectly okay with that since it's always been a problem in the Android world. From a business standpoint, these companies don't want to continue supporting old product. The new operating systems are optimized to utilize new hardware and as we're all aware, new OS on old hardware sometimes doesn't result in the best performance. If it costs the supplier money to provide a crappy experience to the customer on old hardware, who wins? Nobody... Have you tried running Windows 10 on a 10 year old PC? For example, an old Core 2 Duo machine. I have, and it works like absolute crap. If you can get past all the driver issues, performance is still bad. Reverting to Win 7 works much much better, which supports what we're discussing with you. Just because it works doesn't mean it's a good idea. More companies are taking hold of this process. Nvidia's latest drivers only support back to hardware from about 7 years ago. I'm sure Microsoft is going to jump on this bandwagon soon as well.
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  14. 1 point
    Although I am always playing with different browsers, I agree. Firefox works best all around for me also. Yeah, it just has a smoother feel with the extensions I use vs Chrome and Firefox is generally lighter on RAM (which I tend to have quite a few tabs open) which is another bonus.
  15. 1 point
    that's what i was thinking... how long until it's $99/year for windows? Never. Not for consumers anyway.
  16. 1 point
    Everything on the Internet is just data. Also, bye!
  17. 1 point
    that's what i was thinking... how long until it's $99/year for windows? Death knell for Windows in consumer space if they do this. Most consumer Windows sales are probably people buying a computer with Windows pre-installed anyways that even before Windows 10 they probably never upgraded until they had to buy a new computer.
  18. 1 point
    "...it has the first studio light on a smartphone." What does that even mean? It looks like it has a xenon flash, which the iconic 1020 did. No one knows what a "studio light" is. Perhaps, elaborate a little...
  19. 1 point
    don't all the new Galaxy watches run Samsung's Tizen OS? if so this shouldn't effect them in the slightest
  20. 1 point
    SUCCESS! I downloaded the Express Rip CD ripper/file converter, and it gives me mp3 files importable by Oceanaudio. Looks like I'll be able to work around the issue and do what I want. Thanks again for all your advice.
  21. 1 point
    I’m sure the people who made this font all work on Windows 10 and by you complaining about it here, they all empathize and will get right on it. I mean they are all reading this comment section and understand.
  22. 1 point
    Next year: Microsoft will no longer reveal any details of their metrics. Instead, they will provide investors with either a or .
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  24. 1 point
    I wish I had 50k to spend on stuff like this. I wish I had 50k period. That said.. if I had stupid money like that.. I'd probably spend it on ###### like this too haha
  25. 1 point
    I thought I already bought this game a few years ago but didn't play it yet but it wasn't on my Steam library so I've just added it. That the problem with having so many games, you forget which ones you bought and what you've not, even worse with multiple store fronts lol.
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