created by: HAL 9000 | Oct 20, 2012

Columbus, OH

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Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 8?

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Dee

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Oct 20, 2012
 

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Microsoft makes its billions by employing designed obsolescence just as car makers do... you may continue using older versions of Windows for as long as you wish but Microsoft ceases to provide support for them as newer versions are released. I'm all for technological advancement but Windows 8 is doomed to fail because it's a radically redesigned operating system that consumers neither desire nor need. Touch screens and tiles are fine for portable devices like iphones and ipads but not desktop and laptop computers.

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

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Oct 20, 2012
 

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The only time I purposely upgraded was from Windows 3.1.x to Windows 95, 17 years ago. Every other upgrade has been the result of a new computer purchase. Look how long XP has lasted for most everyday applications. I use Windows 7 now and I bet it does just fine for at least five more years.

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I like things simple and easy to use. I don't need Windows 8 and its fancy new tile format... my Windows 7 serves me well just as 98 and XP previously did. I also don't need Windows 8's required touchscreen to collect my fingerprints while making my shoulder ache from the constant need to reach up to it... I'll just continue using my more ergonomically-friendly keyboard and mouse as I have for the last two decades. I agree Windows 8 will be a failure because its drastic redesign serves no practical purpose. As Microsoft tries to shove Windows 8 down the throats of consumers, many will respond by telling Microsoft to shove Windows 8 up another orifice.
Reality Speaks

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Oct 21, 2012
 
Bought a new Apple 27" iMac 2 weeks ago.

Had to purchase Microsoft office; but see no reason for anything else from this company.

My first Apple; and last PC ever.
JW Pepper

Columbus, OH

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Oct 21, 2012
 
Microsucks is trying to force a paradigm shift in the computing world. Windows 8 is a major fail and heads will roll in Redmond.
yep

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Oct 21, 2012
 
I've been using Apple since my first iMac G3 back in '98. I'll never own a Microsoft product. Don't need Microsoft Office since openoffice.org does the same.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

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Cleavon Little wrote:
The only time I purposely upgraded was from Windows 3.1.x to Windows 95, 17 years ago. Every other upgrade has been the result of a new computer purchase. Look how long XP has lasted for most everyday applications. I use Windows 7 now and I bet it does just fine for at least five more years.
I've used XP Pro for about five years now on two different computers and have had no major problems. Like you, I'll upgrade when I buy a new computer that has it loaded.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

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Oct 21, 2012
 

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Still using XP. Still very happy with it.

Sticking me with a defective product (Vista) on an HP Laptop, with no way to downgrade to XP (no drivers available) and no way to upgrade to Windows 7 without paying $150 soured me on those arseholes.

I'm going to ride out XP as long as I possibly can, then I'm looking for other options. By then, Google should have it's own operating system.

I'm not buying any new computers. If anything crashes, I'm buying a new hard drive. If the motherboard craps out, I'm buying a motherboard, box and processor kit at MicroCenter.

I'M STAYING WITH XP AS LONG AS I POSSIBLY CAN!!!
Enzyte Bob

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JW Pepper wrote:
Microsucks is trying to force a paradigm shift in the computing world. Windows 8 is a major fail and heads will roll in Redmond.
XP does everything I need it to do. Vista not only sucked, but none of my software (especially my billing program) would work with Vista. Office XP works like crap with Vista (very slow) but I like that version better than the current versions they have out. It does everything I need it to do and it has a cleaner look, in my opinion.

I don't even use Windows Explorer anymore. It's very slow, they try to control "rights" too much and it's virus central. I am a big fan of Google and use Google Chrome.
just sayin

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Oct 21, 2012
 

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Windows 8 64-bit requires a whopping 2 GB of RAM before you can even install it on an existing computer.

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I'm always ranting & raving on here about Apple, or should i say Mac OSX 10.8.2. As in PC..I haven't used in quite awhile, but do agree with the WinXP being it's best version. My opinion on PC is that their programs don't come with anything "pre-installed". You have to fish for programs to make anything worth working on work..All along with worrying about downloading a trojan/virus.
An upgrade is always going to take something away you like and give you something new to learn. Not always the best of things, but i think they're building more around social networking friendly upgrades, rather than user to computer knowledge. I work the hell out of my programs, not caring how fast i can get it to "facebook".
As this Win8 is suppose to be completly different from it's earlier version's, i'd recommend people to get your moneys worth, and go Mac.
BTW: On the same line here...Mac's best operating system in my book was Snow Leopard (09'- 3 versions ago).
But who cares...It's all in the user's needs
sidekick

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Oct 21, 2012
 
just sayin wrote:
Windows 8 64-bit requires a whopping 2 GB of RAM before you can even install it on an existing computer.
I use that much, just in pictures & video.
8 GB on MacBook & 16GB on iMac(32max.)
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Ouch!!! The infamous "Clueless" judge's above.
I am..Clueless maybe, but not using PC.

Since: Sep 10

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Reality Speaks wrote:
Bought a new Apple 27" iMac 2 weeks ago.
Had to purchase Microsoft office; but see no reason for anything else from this company.
My first Apple; and last PC ever.
You didn't have to purchase Microsoft Office, you chose to and not being knowledgeable or taking the time to become such you bought it.

Open office is a free suite that does what office does. There's a Mac version available.

Sucker.
tip

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You didn't have to purchase Microsoft Office, you chose to and not being knowledgeable or taking the time to become such you bought it.
Open office is a free suite that does what office does. There's a Mac version available.
Sucker.
You're bitchy today. Colon bothering you again?

Since: Sep 10

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tip wrote:
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You're bitchy today. Colon bothering you again?
You're slow, as that was written yesterday, not directed towards you and I was in a fine mood yesterday.
Bill

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Its worse than Vista. Its totally gay. It sucks. Its a bloated dead pig on the river bank. I am thinking about Linex or just getting a Mac. I'm done with windows.

If a wanted a new smart phone, then I would have bought one, but for a desktop, they ruined it. Windows 98, 2000, XP and win7 yes, but this is the last straw for me.

It looks like a gay boy on x sufferering from AIDS related dementia made it. Its totally gay and sucks to the max. I will never upgrade to 8.
Enzyte Bob

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Bill wrote:
Its worse than Vista. Its totally gay. It sucks. Its a bloated dead pig on the river bank. I am thinking about Linex or just getting a Mac. I'm done with windows.
If a wanted a new smart phone, then I would have bought one, but for a desktop, they ruined it. Windows 98, 2000, XP and win7 yes, but this is the last straw for me.
It looks like a gay boy on x sufferering from AIDS related dementia made it. Its totally gay and sucks to the max. I will never upgrade to 8.
Microsoft really screwed up with Vista. By forcing an inferior product on people, and forcing them back to XP, a lot of people like me decided XP was just fine for their needs. I'm beyond the point where I care how pretty the screen looks. XP is great for word processing, spreadsheets and surfing the internet, which is all I really need.
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Microsoft really screwed up with Vista. By forcing an inferior product on people, and forcing them back to XP, a lot of people like me decided XP was just fine for their needs. I'm beyond the point where I care how pretty the screen looks. XP is great for word processing, spreadsheets and surfing the internet, which is all I really need.
You do know why windows 8 out? Because of microsoft surface. They want to be like apple software rebadged hardware. Like the cult leaders cradle to grave theory
Amy

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Dec 18, 2012
 
I've been a mac user for years, decided to get reasonable but decent PC laptop for general purpose, cuz the macs laptops start at 1000.00 and I am not willing to pay that much.

I notice the PC world has upgrades every year like the Macs. Everytime they upgrade I can't buy any software because of compatibility issues, then I have to buy a new computer if I really want the latest software. Usually I just use my computer till it drops and will only buy new software if there are major changes and for my needs. I now have 4 computers because of compatibility issues.

I wish they sould slow down on these operating systems for the common people. Sure schools, hospitals, and any other big business can afford to buy new stuff every other year, but the common people cannot, or wouldn't want to.

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