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On 03/10/2013 03:53 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Right. That's why I don't fly in these knock-offs of a 110 year old design by two guys who worked in a bicycle shop.

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On 3/10/2013 8:26 AM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

Well said ...
The ONLY smart way to decide upon an OS is to chose the software that does the job you need done, then chose the OS that runs it best.
Denigrating other folks choice in an operating system is the unmistakable sign of an ignorant fool.
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Linux users remind me of a religious cult.
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On 03/10/2013 06:41 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Windows users remind me of Democrats.
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On 3/10/2013 8:55 AM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

Damn, what a low blow, Bubba!!
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On 03/10/2013 08:52 AM, Swingman wrote:

BTW, I wonder how may linux dissers have android tablets or phones?
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Doug Winterburn wrote:

Have a lot or respect for Windows, I see.
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On Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:55:14 -0700, Doug Winterburn

Oh ouch, that hurts. You're just plain *mean*!
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On 3/10/2013 8:55 AM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

As I said a while back, we all use the slurs we misunderstand best...
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On Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:53:30 -0500, HeyBub wrote:

I wonder what "other" is?
Linux will always have a small share. It doesn't force hardware sellers into exclusive agreements, it doesn't advertise except by word of mouth, and it requires a user to have a bit more computer savvy than MS or Apple systems.
And, to be fair, it is lacking in some areas, like CAD and high end games.
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Gramp's shop wrote:

they let a few nutjobs take over the design of this OS when the A-team was out to lunch. Nothing is intuitive. Simple things, like moving a file from one folder to another, require one to use Explorer. Even "my computer" no longer resides on the desktop. There are two interfaces -- the tiles version and one that kinda mimics the familiar XP version. The former is loaded with a lot of junk.

I appreciate your sharing your experience as I have been looking at laptops. Windows7 is superior to the new one, huh? Does yours have a touch screen?
Bill
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I have a friend that is the head IT engineer for a school system here. We get together and test out bourbons and smoke cigars and talk things over in general.
He assured me at our last outing that I needed to buy myself a copy of Windows 7 and put it aside for later use. He snarled and bristled for a half hour about all the things that were wrong with Win 8, and assured me it was as bad as the change to Vista from XP, and probably even worse.
According to his opinion, 8 was designed to be compatible with the Windows Phone and its upcoming OS, not for desktops or laptops.
Yet another misfire from the good folks at Microsoft.
Robert
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Gotta disagree on this one ... IT folks are the most change resistant bunch on the planet, bar none, and have to be dragged kicking and screaming to anything new that upsets their current technical infrastructure.
I'm willing to bet with anyone that the next decade sees more "Win8 type" UI in Enterprise computing than most can currently imagine. Might not be a MSFT OS, but it will certainly be a similar iteration GUI, and it will not be readily accepted by IT, just as tablets and iPhones were not welcomed by IT just three years ago.
But, and it's a big but ... We gotta go through the FUD cycle first, just as was done with Vista's UAC component, which caused most of the teeth gnashing.
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On Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:34:51 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@aol.com"

Wonder what SP1 of 8 will address, or will they continue make a IBM like decisions when the PC emerged?
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Bill ...
I bought a Lenovo with 4gb ram and a 500gb HD. $350 from Best Buy. No touch screen. Like the computer but (H)8 Windows 8.
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Gramp's shop wrote:

attach to a big screen tv, so I have been looking at those with HD, 1080P (1920x1080)--matching the TV. Most (all?) of the candidates seem to have "4000HD" (integrated) graphics. Has anyone tried streaming video from web pages this way with success in the way of video quality? I have a hunch it will be hit and miss. I doubt Roy Underhill's show is recorded (at PBS) in HD, for instance, but I'm assuming a laptop as described would give the best possible configuration. I'll be sure to try to avoid Windows8until I hear kinder words said about it! I was mildly enthusiastic aboutthe touchscreen concept, but now I think I'll sit on thesideline and hear more what those on the front line have to report. :)
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Dave wrote:

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That one you have selected is HDMI on both ends. It will only work if your video card has an HDMI output. Otherwise, you're going to have to go with a USB to HDMI cable.
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Dave wrote:

Well, that's good to know. I will be sure to check that the unit I get has an HDMI output jack. I was rather taking it for granted that an HD laptop would have that--and I know it's not good to assume...
My wife talked me into going to Best Buy tonight (really), and I was surprised how many different laptops and tablets they had. Virtually all had Windows 8. There are definitely more 1080P units than they had just a few months ago, and more afffordable ones too.
So am I to understand that you can make Windows 8 play just like Windows7? I should have tried it while I was at the store...
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