Detailed Windows 8 Rumors Emerge
Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:46 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:14 PM
Seriously, who uses the "Aero" features? Sure, it looks nice, but all it is, is another library to load at start up.
Windows is definitely the best PC platform there is, they just need to focus on their core demographic: businesses. The reason people still choose windows over mac is functionality, not how pretty it looks.
Ipads are worthless crap. They are simply a fad that will likely fade away. Nobody in their right mind wants to purchase an $800+ internet/music player that doesn't even have an SD port or a keyboard. Let apple have this market, it's a dead end. There are only so many 'apps' one can create, and then the devices will meet their ultimate end.
Think about windows media center...anyone actually use that? I don't think they do.
Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:56 PM
Amen! I've stuck with Windows since Windows 3, but Microsft is acting like the victim of some kind of mania that compels them to ignore functionality in favor of disputably cute complexities. Maybe my next "PC" will be a "MAC." At the very least they should keep something like XP mode as a kind of alternative in future upgrades that are genuine system upgrades.
Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:41 PM
Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:34 AM
I now have Win 7 on all three gaming computers here and it's great, but I always seem to be asked to build computers for people I know, and I always load them up with UBUNTU Linux as an OS. All of them have stayed with it too. Happy as Clams.
If Microsoft wants loyalty, they should buy a Dog.
This post has been edited by RealNeil: 30 June 2010 - 05:38 AM
Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:37 AM
Microsoft is leanring that customers loyalty must be earned again with each new product version. The market has become competitive once again. I think this is somewhat because Microsoft stumbled so badly with Vista, but even more so because they have done such a poor job of adjusting to a market that has become much more mobile. Microsoft's complete lack of innovation with their mobile phone OS may go down as one of their biggest failures. Apple did a great job of seeing a tremendous opportunity where consumers were being offered mediocre products that made poor use of the technology that was available. This is similar to what the did with the iPod, but with a broader scope.
Meanwhile our governments have been going after Microsoft for bundling web browsers and media players with little to no real effect other than the raking in a fortune in fines from Microsoft.
Windows 7 is a good product.
Making Windows notebooks, netbooks, and other mobile devices recover faster from sleep mode would be a significant improvement. Making Windows quick and simple for occasional use would decrease the desire for devices like the iPad, especially if it can extend usable battery life on mobile devices.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:11 AM
Happy as a clam until that customer calls asking for help because a graphics card driver upgrade caused her GUI to disappear, or GRUB refuses to load properly. Speaking from experience. It's very difficult to talk someone through the fix over the telephone, then they have a negative opinion of Ubuntu and Linux in general. They probably also blame me for putting it on their PC in the first place.
I enjoy using the Linux distros - and Ubuntu is among the best - but the support structure is not out there yet. If Windows crashes, chances are a neighbor, co-worker, or family member will likely know how to fix it. If a Linux distro crashes, getting in-house or telephone support is tough.
Commodore 64 with Modem cartridge. Tape drive. Zork. OKI thermal printer. 13 inch RCA color TV with tuning knob busted off. Atari 2600 joystick, and a list of all the best BBS numbers.