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by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
Why are you a member of a tech site whose primary purpose is to push the latest tech news?

Keep it up and the impending lock is on you.

WOW!
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Oh my. I was issued a total ban warning by Captain Ned. I'm so naughty for voicing my opinion.
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

bthylafh wrote:
becoming obsolete. This is Windows 7.

Whew. What a relief. I feel soooo much better. :o
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Corporate users typically do not upgrade until official support ends. (And sometimes not even then.) Does not change a thing. Windows 7 is ancient and as obsolete as the headphone jack or a manual transmission (and I ******* love manual transmissions). Yes, yes, every device needs to be completely ...
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Say goodbye to the Enterprise "GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees." Yeah, OK. See, I don't deal with Predix, but I do routinely deal with its direct competitors and you have abs...
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

USB 3.1 Gen 1 in the new Surface Book 2 I really don't understand this terminology. Wouldn't it be simpler and more accurate to refer to these ports as "USB 3.0"? I'm following what the standards body has outlined. USB 3.0 morphed into USB 3.1 Gen 1. USB 3.1 became USB 3.1 Gen 2. It gets ...
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

K-L-Waster wrote:
End User wrote:
USB 3.1 Gen 1 in the new Surface Book 2


Now you're definitely trolling.

Er, no. USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports have no business being on new hardware in 2017 (and beyond). USB 3.1 Gen 2 was released 4 years ago! The fact that the Surface Book 2 is limited to USB 3.1 Gen 1 is just appalling.
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows on ARM: Not dead yet
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Windows on ARM: Not dead yet

A platform with next to no apps will be a success? This reminds me of something:

https://twitter.com/joebelfiore/status/ ... 7370595328
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

USB 3.1 Gen 1 in the new Surface Book 2
by End User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Microsoft's bread and butter has always been SMB and Enterprise markets. They lost the mainstream market to Apple years ago. Say goodbye to the Enterprise "GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 e...
by End User
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Let's not feed the troll, folks. You label people you disagree with trolls? Do you encourage people to use an 8 year old OS? Shame on you if you do. Windows 7 hangers on are one of the major reasons why Microsoft crashed and burned in the mobile space. Just look at the state of the Windows Store to...
by End User
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

just brew it! wrote:
Corporate users typically do not upgrade until official support ends. (And sometimes not even then.)

Does not change a thing. Windows 7 is ancient and as obsolete as the headphone jack or a manual transmission (and I ******* love manual transmissions).
by End User
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

A major client of ours shipped us a "new" laptop that allows us to QA our product on their platform. It is running Windows 7 Enterprise. :roll: Except that Windows 7 is still supported. Not that I have any love for Win 7 (Win 10 works fine for me) but this thread is able obsolete IT. :rol...
by End User
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

A major client of ours shipped us a "new" laptop that allows us to QA our product on their platform. It is running Windows 7 Enterprise. :roll:
by End User
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1902
Views: 59388

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Not being a coffee drinker, I never have to deal with that issue. :wink: Instead I get to whine about lack of non-mainstream beer choices at many restaurants (though this has gotten a lot better in the past few years). On the plus side, I'm finding that even many local joints and regional chains in...
by End User
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Monitor help! Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Monitor help! Please help.

I need glasses when I read text on my 38” 3840x1600 display (visible pixels). I need glasses to read text 12.9” tablet with a 2732x2048 quad pixel display (no visible pixels). The bottom line is I need glasses to read. I zoom if I am not wearing glasses. The difference between the two displays is th...
by End User
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

BTW, my server is 7 years old, my gaming PC is 5 years old, and my car is approaching its 6th year (I am hoping it goes to 10+). Both of our cars are 15 years old. The Camry just needs some exhaust work. The Chrysler mini-van still runs great, but leaks a little oil (maybe I'll get around to replac...
by End User
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

*big list of apps* Dang! Here's my list, the vast majority are built into the OS, or at least 1st party. Well, I guess we know why he always needs the latest and greatest shiny thing. I'm sure many of those apps have services that are always running in the background, and that kind of load would pr...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I use almost 0 apps, my phone is primarily web browsing/email and texting, so the whole "app-gap" hasn't bothered me at all. Good grief. I'd die. Tweetbot Safari Chrome Microsoft Edge (ha ha jk) Pocket Notes GreenP Uber Beck Taxi Rocket Man Hertz Air Canada Citymapper Tomtom mtrip city gu...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

We will find out sooner rather than later. Poor Vega. Everyone gave a sigh of relief when we found out Vega had GTX 1080 class performance and that was a year and a half after the GTX 1080 launched. Vega is in its own bubble. The big problem with Vega is the availability of the custom cooler varian...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Yan wrote:
users simply stayed with Windows 7.

Windows 7 is going to surpass Windows 10 usage!

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey?platform=pc
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

drfish wrote:
all because they couldn't live without Waze. :-?

I can't live without Google Maps on my phone. After Apple/Google broke up the lack of Google Maps on my iPhone was so painful that making the switch to Android was a real possibility.
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Yan wrote:
End User wrote:
Classic Shell made Windows 8 useable.

If your OS is only usable if users install another program, you've got problems.

Exactly. Microsoft were so close but their Mobile UI fetish doomed Windows 8 and pushed customers away.
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Windows Mobiles negative influence on Windows 8 directed the momentum away from Microsoft in the consumer space.
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I think Microsoft forcing the tile-based UI on desktop Windows 8 ended up backfiring on them; MS obviously did this with the intent of using their desktop monopoly to get people accustomed to this UI, and thus want the same thing on their phones. Only people ended up hating it on the desktop, so wh...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Yeah, wife and I were very happy with our Lumias but the app gap just got worse and worse. Once our bank stopped supporting their Windows app we had to switch. I've been on a Galaxy S5 for a couple years and hate it. Tasks that were fluid and instantaneous on my 2011-vintage Windows phone somehow l...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

I was fairly certain that Volta is not aimed at desktop gamers, but compute users. The miners will lap up Volta, but don't expect massive gains in gaming performance like we had from Maxwell to Pascal. Volta is the replacement for Pascal. Volta will have a range of products, as did Pascal. The arch...
by End User
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

Chrispy_ wrote:
I was fairly certain that Volta is not aimed at desktop gamers, but compute users.

The miners will lap up Volta, but don't expect massive gains in gaming performance like we had from Maxwell to Pascal.

Volta is the replacement for Pascal. Volta will have a range of products, as did Pascal.
by End User
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 63
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

MileageMayVary wrote:
I gave up mine a year ago but it was a damn good OS. Way better UI than Android and iOS.

Apps > UI
by End User
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

I have a GTX 1080. I bought it at launch (well over a year ago). I can't recommend that you purchase a GTX 1080 now. Wait for the next generation of GPUs from Nvidia.
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