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Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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CopyingAppleIsDangerous
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5/22/2013 | 2:58:01 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Please. I live in Texas. That means that, by law, I have the right to record any conversation that I have, with anyone in the world, at any time, for no reason, without notice, as long as one of my feet is on Texas soil.

I am inclined to call Dell, have the salesman/saleswoman admit to me what they at first admitted circuitously, and now admit without hesitation or provocation, and post that junk up on YouTube so the whole world can hear the truth about what Dell thinks of Microsoft's Windows 8 stunt.

Let me ask you this: True or False:

Dell had several meetings with Microsoft after the beginning of this year basically gently-but-firmly stating to Microsoft that Dell will continue to sell Windows 7 machines whether Microsoft liked it or not.

True or False?
Terabyte Net
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5/21/2013 | 7:07:32 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
So when you go to Linux and the first time something breaks who are you going to call? Also, talk about usability issues. There are tons of builds of Linux out there and most are not compatible with other builds so you're forced to buy software for your particular build of Linux. Enjoy that.
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5/21/2013 | 7:05:51 PM
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It's called Classic Shell. NO need to e-mail him.
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5/21/2013 | 7:03:39 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
So when the microwave was introduced to the masses in the 80's we should have all ignored them? I guess electric stoves in the kitchen or dishwashers should all go too? Come on, sometimes you have to remodel the kitchen to make it more functional. The kitchen analogy is tired and illogical. Or perhaps you all still cook over an open fire pit, not even on a wood stove.
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5/21/2013 | 7:01:07 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
There are no viable business alternatives to Windows. 95% or more of business software is written for the PC. You cannot run a business on an iPad, it's really an expensive toy with a 40 year old GUI. Most point of sale products are written for PC. Yes there are some business apps for Apple and Linux, but they're generally much less mature with far fewer features.
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5/21/2013 | 6:49:17 PM
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Might be a wonderful world, but have you read the Apple EULA? You're likely breaking the law. Gotta love Apple and their draconian EULAs.
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5/21/2013 | 6:47:48 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
You're comparing apples to oranges. Vista was Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise. Certainly not 9 versions. Win8 has 3 "real" versions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows 8 RT (essentially an embedded runtime version without a lot of options). Win7 also had 4 versions (though no RT). If you don't like or have the touch screen option install Classic Shell and you then have the version for non-touch devices. Reducing the # of builds Vista had was a smart move as it reduces the amount of testing that has to be done for compatibility for patches, programs, drivers, etc...
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5/21/2013 | 6:43:24 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
I'm not sure what hardware you're running these OSs on, but every test I've seen and done says Win8 x64 is much faster than XP and marginally faster than Win7 x64.
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5/21/2013 | 6:42:32 PM
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Couldn't disagree more. As a consultant in the Dell Consultant Network I've not heard what you're claiming either from customers or from my reps at Dell.
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5/21/2013 | 6:41:28 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Install Classic Shell and you problems are over. It's 5 minute download/install and you have your classic desktop back along with the speed, security, and stability of Windows 8. Best of both worlds.
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