I guess this is a necro, the amateur forum cops might hunt you down but..
I found the thing to be utterly unusable. I couldn't get it to be stable enough to run the games I own. Thank goodness the game that lead me to reinstall it was purchased through Steam. I never got to play it.
OK, so apparently, as of now there are people that have lost their jobs that still don't know it.
edit: Now is 2024-01-26 3pm eastern
That's disgusting, there are less awful ways to do awful things. This isn't it.
Think of all the publishing and corporate roles that were duplicated. It's going to be interesting to see where the axe fell.
Duplication doesn't mean equivalency of course, dumb slashing can gut very specific and capable institutional knowledge, I'm assuming(hoping) they didn't rush this for...
ABK had a ludicrous number of employees before the buyout, I read 17k(?) total or some silly number. I don't know which divisions are laid out by these, or how many were there right at buyout time, but there will have been a shit-load of duplicate divisions between MS and ABK.
Again, I don't...
Kidding aside, I think the Google loss has something to do with how inconsistently Google's fees are applied to various companies. Like, sweetheart deals to "convince" large companies to not set up their own stores on Android or some such.
I think it came down to Google leaving a paper trail of...
Once all the sleaze bag grifting calms down machine learning will be an incredibly powerful tool for people.
In the meantime grifters will use AI to make almost everything a little worse than it was before.
I think they'll make a lot more money off of the "new maxed out iPhone every single year" set than they will developers, that's why they've made it so public and available.
Apple has had some great products, god knows I own a bunch of them. There's a certain subset of Apple customers that are...
I used to love those buckling spring keyboards, especially back when they were still called "Catastrophic Buckling Spring". I still have a couple of them, one's in the box. Today's mechanical switches have surpassed them, but it took 30 years.
That will never happen there's an astronomical level of incredible creative genius behind "Yeah that same story but this time he's a strong black single mom that don't need no man."
Or gawdawful super hero CGI fights.
Or toy franchise advertising disguised as a manifesto of liberation and...
Back in the olden times I used to put seal stickers on just about everything we deployed, we weren't out to screw anyone but I could figure out where to start hunting for problem by which ones were broken.
It could be sampling, or sample control. I seldom assume the worst of a person with a quality reputation. I do, however, always view the actions of a corporation with suspicion. Even great companies can have shitty people on board.
I'm not saying it's either, but we can wait a little while...
But they are, they're by far the largest tech company in the world and every awful thing they do inspires the industry to be that little bit shittier along with them.
When Apple does anything they have to do it on a scale that no other tech company on the planet can match. Where Apple leads...
I never even thought of that one, their MAC SKUs are the first hing I thought of... Especially when iPhones are so easy to identify, so it's not like they don't know how to make product name and generation clear. this is clearly deliberate confusion.
I think the champion might be Intel's server...
The only thing I can't figure out is which tech company has the most (deliberately) confusing naming scheme. They won't get one over on us very often, but these deliberately misleading product names are to confuse or outright fool the off-the-shelf BestBuy sort of shoppers.