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News Microsoft pulls back on Cortana efforts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Jan 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Really not a surprise that they would scale back Cortana's level of integration with main systems, after all, it's only three and a half years since she tried to take over the galaxy.
     
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  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    R.I.P. Cortana search integration in Windows 10, you won't be missed, certainly not by me anyway...
     
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  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What is Cortana? I certainly have never used it.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I was hoping they would give us the option to turn off that resource-sucking Alabama tick.
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Isn't it a car from the sixties?
     
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  7. Guest-56605

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    My usual response when installing a new build OS...

    “Hi I’m Cortana”

    “F*ck off Cortana”
     
  8. jb0

    jb0 Active Member

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    "Hey, Cortana. What's a complete marketing failure?"
     
  9. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

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    Paper Clip *ahem* er I mean Cortana...
    When will M.S. learn?
     
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  10. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    From '62 to '82, I think. I know my parents had an '81 one when I was a kid. That thing was a tank.

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    Cortana was nice on the Windows Phones. It was a shoehorned in pointless curio in a desktop OS. I still hope for the day when Microsoft actually allows users to decide "I don't need that bit, I won't install it, or that bit... or that bit..." I'd end up with basically File Explorer and DirectX.
     
  11. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Completely pointless **** that should never have existed. I remove it as soon as I can.
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Paradigm Shifter - RIGHT? I don't need effing candycrushsaga and xbox to run my mill.
    At the very least, they could compile all the checkbox control into one place. -Maybe with a toggle from "win98 interface/full control" to "win 10 idiot mode."
     
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  13. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    "Hi, I'm Cortana"

    *Wife from another room*

    "Who the F^&% is Cortana and why is she talking to you?!"
     
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  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I've still yet to get an explanation why someone at Microsoft okay'd naming their virtual assistant after an AI that, ostensibly, goes insane (Or.. Rampancy, as per the game lore) in the latter years of their deployment.
     
  15. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    The zombie corpse of Microsoft Bob is unlikely to be dead yet.
     
  16. thetech1

    thetech1 New Member

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    Good riddance, hopefully. New installs of OS get muted immediately.
     
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