Given his torturous and embarrassing "iPhone Funeral", I wonder if this is how Ballmer views his nemesis, now:
Except it happens on every Windows machine I've used.
Boot Camp. It does this whether the copying is done within the Windows partition, from a FAT partition on another drive to Windows, and from an HFS+ partition on another drive to Windows.
Also, I just have a couple drives left as FAT32 for r/w between OS X and other Windows machines I encounter. I can't futz around with OS X NTFS drivers right now, and it's just easier that way since not all Windows machines are running Apple's HFS+ read driver. On my Mac itself, I never copy to, only from. It's not really inconvenient; what's inconvenient is Windows locking up any time I copy anything.
I mean, the literal five plus minutes I have to leave it sit every single time it boots before it will reliably perform the commands I tell it to perform is one thing, since that has been the case with every version of Windows since 95, but something as simple as copying a file? Makes me feel as though Windows has never actually had OS multitasking.
And don't get me started on how Windows 8 doesn't support the Radeon 4xxx series and boots to 640x480 every single time I start it.
All that would do is get me the ability to drag to my Windows partition from OS X. It solves nothing about how Windows can't copy a file.
Try reading the post. That's Windows starting up; not copying a file.
And somehow it's now my fault for buying a Mac Pro when I did? It's my fault that Apple's included driver doesn't work properly?
Given what we know of Microsoft's management structure I have no faith whatsoever in their ability to pick a successful replacement for Ballmer. I think it will be more failure from them, for the foreseeable future. They are a company that have selected "yes-men" in the management area; they would be more likely to find a visionary among the programmers than anywhere among the suits.
That would be Awesome! Microsoft Bob is like Forstall's skeuomorphic wet dream. He could bring back Bob, Clippy and that super cool animated doggy search companion. Just think how amazing Bob could be with 3D glasses! Like when you open the desk drawer to try to get the dog to find your document, the drawer could actually extend out of the computer monitor!
Wow. That would be poetic. Ballmer, wronged by the company he loves, gets even by giving Apple Microsoft's old secrets and lies. Heck, were he to give Apple the truth about all the evil Microsoft has done, I'd be okay with Apple hiring him to do… something non-critical to hardware or software. Since he's a businessman, maybe he could come under Tim Cook's wing, shadowing him for a few years.
I have an idea... Ballmer could help Apple deal with the DOJ :p
But it's still a guess. Given a choice between Windows being insufficiently good and TS having bad memory, I'd guess on the former...
Let's start a guess club. We could even have merchandise, like I don't know, Guess belts, Guess tshirts...
The question stands: was it planned, or not.
I wouldn't put it past Steve to actually wave the fact iPad shunned Flash in the face of Adobe...
Well, I haven't actually ran Windows 8 myself, I was "kind of" happy with Windows 7 on my mac though (hey, you gotta play those Windows games on a Windows).
What Microsoft needs is someone with a passion for 'user experience'. They started with someone with a passion for bits&bytes (and with many misses, let's not forget how much energy was spent on hopeless AI-like ventures and promises of cool stuff that was only vapour), Ballmer is a 'passion for money' type; user experience as just a way to make money. But it doesn't work purely like that. Most Microsoft's stuff isn't used for the experience, but because people have to. Maybe Xbox is the exception.
I mostly agree with you, but sadly "passion" never was within Microsoft DNA. I think SJ got the best overview of M$
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