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Old 05-24-11, 11:35 AM   #7
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Default Re: Windows 8 to hit retail in 2012!

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Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Wow... are you guys serious???

MS biggest mistake was Windows XP- letting it sit for so frikken long and now everybody is spoiled wanting to just sit on their current version of windows indefinitely.
I was pretty happy with Windows XP myself.

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And six storm, how about all the incremental version to OS X you have to go out and buy if you want to be up to date and current? What makes it even worse is if you've a Mac that came with 10.5 or older and does not have an Intel processor guess what? No 10.6 for you! Yup, you have to go out and purchase a whole new mac! People think an extra $150 for the new version of Windows is bad, try dropping $1500 just to go from 10.5 to 10.6 simply because your older mac didn't have an Intel CPU.
Can't say much about the PowerPC to Intel move, that only happened 5-6 years ago? I don't know of many people who own Macs that still use PowerPC. People will upgrade their hardware because it's old and they don't mind upgrading.

Also, I'm still running 10.6 that came with my Mac. I don't really have any plans on moving up to 10.7 when it comes out next month because there's really nothing to upgrade to. I don't want my MBP to turn into an iPad.

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Furthermore, Apple releases new OS versions much more frequently than MS releases new Windows versions, and Apple charges for each new OS X version as well.

Sure, it might only be $30 but it's still the hassle of the upgrade process. And if it's $30 every 1 - 2 years, that's about $60 - $90 by the time the new version of Windows is out. Only going from one version of Windows to the next is usually a pretty monumental change. Likely MS could charge less for it.
Sure you can spend money if you want to upgrade. No one has a gun to your head.

I just wish that MS would stick with XP or 7 and continue to work on it instead of release, support the problems for a few years and move on. Why not tweak what you have and make that OS even better? I know businesses have to make money but then again they have a reputation to uphold. I would've loved to see Windows XP further tweaked to incorporate better features in the past few years. I would love to see Windows 7 get tweaked to perfection. But if Windows 8 is coming out, that says to me that MS will abandon Win7 and just throw out security fixes, no new features. Does that not disappoint you?

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I absolutely loathe people that insist on bashing one platform or another. Do you realise, Six storm, that just last week we checked in about five Macs in a single day for the Mac Defender Virus? Here's another linky for you about it as well.
If you are talking about my post above, then I'm just making fun of all the Windows 6, 7, 8, 9 and IE 8, 9, 10, 11 and DX 10, 11, 12, 13 that comes out in about 3 years time. Just making some fun bro, chill!

I've never had a problem getting viruses on any platform so I can't much about this either.



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I've not once thumped my chest about how epic Windows is or isn't, or how pathetic OS X is or isn't. Because that's dumb, both have their strong points. Just use the rig and quite bitchin'. I don't hear you bitch and whine every new OS X release. Why do it over the Windows releases? If MS didn't release Windows this frequently you'd complain about how they sit on the same OS for so long supporting outdated hardware and technology while Mac OS X was current and supporting all the new technology because it's always getting upgrades... there's no winning for MS! Good God!

My whole point is that this bias stupidity is just that- stupid. For every flaw somebody "points out" regarding Windows, I could point out a flaw in OS X. Neither is perfect, so stop putting one on a pedastal while belittling the other. Only going to make yourself look foolish in the process.
Again, take a chill pill bro. I was just making fun, not disgracing your family name!
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