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2012-08-08 02:43:10 PM  

SithLord: Who buys boxed software anymore?


ALOT of people... i sell between 30-50 copies of 7 per week.. and some office (i try to talk people out of buying office as its overpriced) but plenty of people still buy boxed software... and most don't know how to download and burn a OS or put it on a thumbdrive to install..
 
2012-08-08 02:44:40 PM  
What people whining about Win 8 every day are doing...

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-08-08 02:45:29 PM  

Icetech3: SithLord: Who buys boxed software anymore?

ALOT of people... i sell between 30-50 copies of 7 per week.. and some office (i try to talk people out of buying office as its overpriced) but plenty of people still buy boxed software... and most don't know how to download and burn a OS or put it on a thumbdrive to install..


plus its also easier than buring a backup to reinstall later. this way you already have it.
 
2012-08-08 02:52:29 PM  

Perlin Noise: Its a farking box ...who gives a flying shiat...

It could have a golden turd on it and it would not matter.

This is similar to complaining about the art on a Coke can ...


i.imgur.com

Golden Turd is more fitting, though.
 
2012-08-08 02:53:00 PM  

MightyPez: Mikey1969: MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

Nope. Not even close. I did the public beta of 7 and told everyone how awesome it was, and how there wer no problems. We've been deploying it at work the whole time also. My network admin removed 89 within the first day of testing it though.

Yeah, I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages.

But I guess it's harder to paint things in a light that you want without making shiat up, right MrSteve007?


Let's take a trip in the Fark wayback machine, shall we?

[Fail] 66% of Windows users still use XP. Tag is for Microsoft: - 04 Oct 2010:

sab6300 - "Show me a list of things I can do in Win 7 that I can't do in XP. And I will show you a list of things I could give 2 shiats about."

YixilTesiphon - "XP works just fine for what I need (Excel, OneNote, and Chrome, basically) on my craptacular work computer. Why would I drop money on an upgrade?"

namatad: "unless you are having problems, why would you replace working with new, other than just to have new? I only went with win7x64 with my new machine inorder to get bazillions of tons of memory.
and all I have is problems because some software I NEED wont install on x64 ...."

flaminio: "I have a lot of clients who use Windows XP and Office 2003. They don't want to learn any fancy new OS or fancy new productivity app. XP/2003 does everything they would ever want to do."

Fark Me To Tears: "I have XP Pro on two home machines. XP works just fine on both. I haven't found a reason to spend the money to upgrade."

True, there were plenty of people who were saying that Win 7 was great - but in just a single Fark thread about Win7/XP, nearly a year after the OS launch, plenty of people who said: "I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

So yeah, EBOD.
 
2012-08-08 02:53:40 PM  

Irving Maimway: I loathe the "Start screen" and Metro apps suck arse, but once you slap on a start button replacement, put the quick launch bar back on, it's pretty freaking solid. Boot fast as hell too.

//Got Technet
//Will download next week.


BTW, a good Start button replacement is free from the good folks at Stardock Software.
 
2012-08-08 02:57:02 PM  

Bijin: Are those boxes from 1993?


No, this is Windows 8. The boxes are from 2012.

I am not sure what you're confused about. Try googling Windows + 1993.
 
2012-08-08 02:57:37 PM  

MrSteve007: MightyPez: Mikey1969: MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

Nope. Not even close. I did the public beta of 7 and told everyone how awesome it was, and how there wer no problems. We've been deploying it at work the whole time also. My network admin removed 89 within the first day of testing it though.

Yeah, I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages.

But I guess it's harder to paint things in a light that you want without making shiat up, right MrSteve007?

Let's take a trip in the Fark wayback machine, shall we?

[Fail] 66% of Windows users still use XP. Tag is for Microsoft: - 04 Oct 2010:

sab6300 - "Show me a list of things I can do in Win 7 that I can't do in XP. And I will show you a list of things I could give 2 shiats about."

YixilTesiphon - "XP works just fine for what I need (Excel, OneNote, and Chrome, basically) on my craptacular work computer. Why would I drop money on an upgrade?"

namatad: "unless you are having problems, why would you replace working with new, other than just to have new? I only went with win7x64 with my new machine inorder to get bazillions of tons of memory.
and all I have is problems because some software I NEED wont install on x64 ...."

flaminio: "I have a lot of clients who use Windows XP and Office 2003. They don't want to learn any fancy new OS or fancy new productivity app. XP/2003 does everything they would ever want to do."

Fark Me To Tears: "I have XP Pro on two home machines. XP works just fine on both. I haven't found a reason to spend the money to upgrade."

True, there were plenty of people who were saying that Win 7 was great - but in just a single Fark thread about Win7/XP, nearly a year after the OS launch, plenty of people who said: "I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

So yeah, EBOD.


Farkers were shiatting on something under the banner of a sensational headline? Say it isn't so! If that's your sampling, I can only laugh.

Reviewers liked it, techno-geeks liked it, and despite Fark headlines; it had a pretty snappy rate of adoption.

And you can Egyptian Book Of the Dead too!
 
2012-08-08 03:00:34 PM  

SithLord: Who buys boxed software anymore?


You can say the same thing for pr0n.
 
2012-08-08 03:03:21 PM  

MrSteve007: MightyPez: Mikey1969: MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

Nope. Not even close. I did the public beta of 7 and told everyone how awesome it was, and how there wer no problems. We've been deploying it at work the whole time also. My network admin removed 89 within the first day of testing it though.

Yeah, I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages.

But I guess it's harder to paint things in a light that you want without making shiat up, right MrSteve007?

Let's take a trip in the Fark wayback machine, shall we?

[Fail] 66% of Windows users still use XP. Tag is for Microsoft: - 04 Oct 2010:

sab6300 - "Show me a list of things I can do in Win 7 that I can't do in XP. And I will show you a list of things I could give 2 shiats about."

YixilTesiphon - "XP works just fine for what I need (Excel, OneNote, and Chrome, basically) on my craptacular work computer. Why would I drop money on an upgrade?"

namatad: "unless you are having problems, why would you replace working with new, other than just to have new? I only went with win7x64 with my new machine inorder to get bazillions of tons of memory.
and all I have is problems because some software I NEED wont install on x64 ...."

flaminio: "I have a lot of clients who use Windows XP and Office 2003. They don't want to learn any fancy new OS or fancy new productivity app. XP/2003 does everything they would ever want to do."

Fark Me To Tears: "I have XP Pro on two home machines. XP works just fine on both. I haven't found a reason to spend the money to upgrade."

True, there were plenty of people who were saying that Win 7 was great - but in just a single Fark thread about Win7/XP, nearly a year after the OS launch, plenty of people who said: "I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

So yeah, EBOD.


Those people hadn't even tried it (the laughably incorrect comment about x64 is a prime example) yet.

I liked the beta, and had all my systems switched over to Win7 by launch.

In comparison, I've also tried Win8, and it's nasty. Remove Metro as the "Default" interface, and bring back the Orb (not going to call it the "start" button), and Win8 would be a good upgrade, but trying to subvert 25+ years of good, efficient UI design to turn desktops into tablets, just to establish a common "walled garden" for the massive mobile market and the desktop market is just plain stupid (I can't even call it merely "misguided" - the move is purely a money grab by Microsoft execs).

Removing visual cues and simple button clicks for basic operations only drops productivity on a desktop. Wasting screen real estate and reverting BACK to a tiles "full screen" interface also reduces productivity. Hiding 80% of the functionality because it is only used 10% of the time reduces productivity.

Sure, these moves make SENSE on a tablet, where we are still figuring out the best ways to make it do the tasks we put to it - but a tablet and a dfesktop are VERY DIFFERENT beasts. Throwing out 25 years of optimized user interface design for desktops to flail around with a mobile UI is shortsighted, if not completely idiotic.
 
2012-08-08 03:08:13 PM  

JoeJitsu:
BTW, a good Start button replacement is free from the good folks at Stardock Software.


That's the one I've been using. I'm sure at some point Stardock will charge a couple bucks for it and I'll buy it.
 
2012-08-08 03:13:06 PM  

MightyPez: And you can Egyptian Book Of the Dead too!.


Link

Knows about books of the dead

/Love that song
 
2012-08-08 03:19:17 PM  

MightyPez: Farkers were shiatting on something under the banner of a sensational headline? Say it isn't so! If that's your sampling, I can only laugh.

Reviewers liked it, techno-geeks liked it, and despite Fark headlines; it had a pretty snappy rate of adoption.


I love it. First you say: "I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages" and accuse me of making things up.

Then I give a link to people in these very same forums, backing up my claims that there were a fair number of people that didn't want to move to Win 7, and now you instead only want reviewers and techno-geek opinions.

Now we have people poo pooing Win8. Some of their complaints are valid (yes, I know, people don't like UI changes and will go kicking and screaming into the future with their eyes closed), but for the most part, today's complainers are likely the same curmudgeons who complained at the last product cycle, & complained about the ribbon UI. There's quite a bit to like in Win8 - I especially like the tighter integration into cloud based profiles (both to private servers and skydrive), overall OS speed is improved nicely, system wide spellcheck is very nice, a taskbar that finally works on multi-monitors, it has a smaller footprint and allows for USB booting. Let alone it'll finally have a touch UI for my work and home tablet PCs.

Will I deploy it day-one across the offices I manage? No, not likely. 6-months down the line? Probably. I will be installing the RTM version via my technet subscription on my workstation and home laptop when I can get my hands on it. I'm currently 50/50 on installing it on my home desktop, but will likely move that way in the coming month, as I tie more settings to skydrive.
 
2012-08-08 03:20:25 PM  
Who gives a fark about the box?

Do people keep them as some type of collector's item or something?
 
2012-08-08 03:24:56 PM  

Wise_Guy: Who gives a fark about the box?

Do people keep them as some type of collector's item or something?


This.

Everything sucks!
 
2012-08-08 03:26:28 PM  

MrSteve007: I love it. First you say: "I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages" and accuse me of making things up.

Then I give a link to people in these very same forums, backing up my claims that there were a fair number of people that didn't want to move to Win 7, and now you instead only want reviewers and techno-geek opinions.


So when you said this:

MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."


Who were you addressing? A handful of farkers? Because that seems pretty damn silly. I assumed you weren't talking about a minority of rage-prone internet people, but I guess that was my mistake.

I guess I can start posting this in threads after I heard 2 homeless guys agree on it last month:

"Last month: The king of Spain broadcasts anti-semitic meatloaf recipes with his penis from the moon!"

Or, you know, I could try not to use a broad brush based on the opinions of what is a vast minority.

And with that you can Executive Board of Directors
 
2012-08-08 03:29:22 PM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-08 03:30:57 PM  

MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

Except that never happened.
 
2012-08-08 03:33:43 PM  

spawn73: Bijin: Are those boxes from 1993?

No, this is Windows 8. The boxes are from 2012.


www.motifake.com
 
2012-08-08 03:37:48 PM  

Wise_Guy: Do people keep them as some type of collector's item or something?


I still have a power glove in the box ...

plus all these:
C128, and Drives
Amiga 1000, 2 monitor boxes
TRS-80
NES (regular and top loader)
About 50 NES games
Atari 7800
10-20 various Atari games
Several Pong machines
Massive (nearly complete) Intelivision Game Collection
About 200-250 C64/C128/Vic-20/Amiga games and apps
About 10 of my very favorite older PC games (Daggerfall, Duke Nukem and the like)
And much more that are either too mundane or not coming to mind

and that's just my boxed stuff

There is something to be said for looking back at the graphics and text on those old boxes. I know its odd, but I find it fun. Especially looking through some of my really old game magazines.
 
2012-08-08 03:40:11 PM  
cdn2.sbnation.com
Ah, it's the view from the outside of the window:
stepsandleaps.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-08 03:41:31 PM  
cdn2.sbnation.com

Am I the only one seeing a praying mantis and a dalek giving a cleveland steamer to Sonic the hedgehog?

\what?
 
2012-08-08 03:41:45 PM  

Perlin Noise: Microsoft is an extremely dysfunctional work environment full of only two motivations. Greed and EgoGreedo.


It's quicker and cleaner that way.
 
2012-08-08 03:42:48 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Am I the only one?
 
2012-08-08 03:44:25 PM  

downstairs: [upload.wikimedia.org image 352x350]

Am I the only one?


♫Her name is Metro and she dances on my screen!♫

Great, I'll have that in my head all night.
 
2012-08-08 03:46:36 PM  

Mikey1969:

B: WTF Microsoft? WTF Apple? I DO NOT want my desktop OS to look and act like a farking tablet.


Running Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, and my desktop looks nothing like an iPad interface.
 
2012-08-08 03:49:19 PM  

Perlin Noise: Wise_Guy: Do people keep them as some type of collector's item or something?

I still have a power glove in the box ...

plus all these:
C128, and Drives
Amiga 1000, 2 monitor boxes
TRS-80
NES (regular and top loader)
About 50 NES games
Atari 7800
10-20 various Atari games
Several Pong machines
Massive (nearly complete) Intelivision Game Collection
About 200-250 C64/C128/Vic-20/Amiga games and apps
About 10 of my very favorite older PC games (Daggerfall, Duke Nukem and the like)
And much more that are either too mundane or not coming to mind

and that's just my boxed stuff

There is something to be said for looking back at the graphics and text on those old boxes. I know its odd, but I find it fun. Especially looking through some of my really old game magazines.


How many boxed operating systems have you saved?
 
2012-08-08 03:56:59 PM  

MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

The same people today:
"I hate Windows 8! Windows 7 is great, it does everything I'll ever need."


Ummm... no. I don't remember Windows 7 getting much, if any, hate. Most people thought 7 was a breath of fresh air after the abomination against God and Man that was Vista.
 
2012-08-08 04:01:37 PM  

Wise_Guy: How many boxed operating systems have you saved?


Well, let me think. I have a couple Win95s, 2 Dos 6.22, Amiga 3000 original OS and Kickstart binder (sortta a box), I'm not sure but I think I have an OS/2 box lying around. Except for the Amiga stuff it is all sealed too. What can I say... I am a bit of a computer hoarder.

You are right though, when it comes to any modern OS I usually use an LSP style copy from work or, because I work and Indiana University, we can just buy a disk for about $20.
 
2012-08-08 04:02:04 PM  

MightyPez: downstairs: [upload.wikimedia.org image 352x350]

Am I the only one?

♫Her name is Metro and she dances on my screen!♫

Great, I'll have that in my head all night.


OH fark you!
 
2012-08-08 04:02:15 PM  

Theaetetus: [cdn2.sbnation.com image 640x359]
Ah, it's the view from the outside of the window:
[stepsandleaps.files.wordpress.com image 800x600]


I'm sure in the future we're going to argue about something -- but that was awesome (and topical).
 
2012-08-08 04:02:16 PM  

Wise_Guy: Who gives a fark about the box?

Do people keep them as some type of collector's item or something?


Yes people collect them. Boxed copies of some early versions of DOS and Windows have sold for hundreds of dollars on ebay. I still have my boxed copies of OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 95 and a lot of my old desktop programs.
 
2012-08-08 04:07:14 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Running Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, and my desktop looks nothing like an iPad interface.


Apple has already announced their intention to start making the feel as "unified" as possible. They made this announcement at least 2 years ago.

Here's a quick article on just a few of the similarities in Mountain Lion.
 
2012-08-08 04:17:00 PM  

Hand Banana: have my boxed copies of OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 95 and a lot of my old desktop programs.


Oh yeah ...I have at least one Windows 3.0

forgot about that one.
 
2012-08-08 04:18:47 PM  

Hand Banana: I still have my boxed copies of OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0


my os/2 warp box was huge and heavy because I think it came with like 50 disks.
 
2012-08-08 04:30:11 PM  

Tax Boy: Hand Banana: I still have my boxed copies of OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0

my os/2 warp box was huge and heavy because I think it came with like 50 disks.


Mine are the CD versions but they still weigh a ton because of all the books and manuals they come with.

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-08 04:31:00 PM  

jayhawk88: How about these awesome weather/stock/mail/picture widgets I have on the Start Menu by default? Aren't the great? Well I'm going to remove them all if you join me to a domain. No, I'm not going to give you any kind of hint or indication how you might get them back. What are you doing on a domain anyway? Sell out.


The irony is that Enterprise edition must be joined to a domain to sideload line of business Metro apps.

The bludgeon is that the cheaper versions cannot join a domain at all.
 
2012-08-08 04:31:16 PM  

Perlin Noise: Now all we need is the Pointer Sisters to sing when it pops up:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 477x342]

1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10... 11, 12

/doo, doo doo, doo doo doo doo, doo etc...


YOU SONOFAbiatch. I hope to gods that song's on YouTube. If you got that stuck in my head, and I can't get it out, I will hunt you down.
 
2012-08-08 04:40:15 PM  

MrSteve007: Bschott007: Actually, as I look at my bookshelf, I wish to revise my statement about the box art looking like Office for Mac. It looks more like the old box art for Adobe products (Photoshop 3.0 specifically). So 90's Microsoft.

Hmmmmm:

Windows 8 box:
[cdn2.sbnation.com image 640x359]

Photoshop 3.0:
[0.tqn.com image 491x425]


Take a closer look at the PS3.0 box and then Win 8 box.

Specifically the area near the brushes, the pallet, and left side of the painting on the PS 3 box art. Nearly identical except for spacing and the brushes are reversed in the angle. Also, just the late 80's early 90's color selection and graphics. Look at the user who posted the Duran Duran "Rio" cover art to get what I am referring to.


Photoshop CS5:
[graphixshare.com image 405x500]


Try Phtoshop CS (by the color gradients and "artsy" look.)
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-08 04:45:33 PM  

civileng: Bijin: Are those boxes from 1993?

Ha! My thoughts exactly.


Same here. It's like I'm looking at WordPerfect, Lotus123, or a cheap screensaver (toasters!).
 
2012-08-08 04:47:21 PM  

Hand Banana: Tax Boy: Hand Banana: I still have my boxed copies of OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0

my os/2 warp box was huge and heavy because I think it came with like 50 disks.

Mine are the CD versions but they still weigh a ton because of all the books and manuals they come with.

[i46.tinypic.com image 500x316]


Totally. I remember the Windows 2000 Server (?) box having some sort of encyclopedia of every single device in the world that it works with or didn't work with.
 
2012-08-08 05:09:29 PM  

Bschott007: Specifically the area near the brushes, the pallet, and left side of the painting on the PS 3 box art. Nearly identical except for spacing and the brushes are reversed in the angle. Also, just the late 80's early 90's color selection and graphics. Look at the user who posted the Duran Duran "Rio" cover art to get what I am referring to.


I can see where you're going with the similarity with the shapes behind the "window," just as I'm sure you can see how the foreground layout is very similar to the newer version of Adobe's software. As for the 80's color choice, if you haven't noticed, much the mid 80's color pallet, especially neon, is becoming exceedingly popular again. FYI - Duran Duran's Rio album was released in 1982 - which I wouldn't qualify as late 80's-early 90's.
4.bp.blogspot.com
/can't wait for flannel and grunge to make a comeback.
 
2012-08-08 05:12:34 PM  

MrSteve007: Bschott007: Specifically the area near the brushes, the pallet, and left side of the painting on the PS 3 box art. Nearly identical except for spacing and the brushes are reversed in the angle. Also, just the late 80's early 90's color selection and graphics. Look at the user who posted the Duran Duran "Rio" cover art to get what I am referring to.

I can see where you're going with the similarity with the shapes behind the "window," just as I'm sure you can see how the foreground layout is very similar to the newer version of Adobe's software. As for the 80's color choice, if you haven't noticed, much the mid 80's color pallet, especially neon, is becoming exceedingly popular again. FYI - Duran Duran's Rio album was released in 1982 - which I wouldn't qualify as late 80's-early 90's.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x316]
/can't wait for flannel and grunge to make a comeback.


My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.
 
2012-08-08 05:44:56 PM  

Bschott007: My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.


Yeah, I was a bit incredulous about the latest styles - but I noticed my middle school nephew and nieces wearing skinny jeans, zebra print pants, neon and pretty much the same stuff as in LMFAO videos. All we need now is a return of hypercolor t-shirts.
 
2012-08-08 05:48:17 PM  

SuperT: why is there a pro version of a tablet OS? Enterprise is never going to move to win8. Just like they never moved to vista.


The Pro version is for Intel/AMD powered tablets
RT is for ARM powered ones
 
2012-08-08 06:01:11 PM  
Wait, you can still buy software in boxes?
 
2012-08-08 06:05:36 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: SuperT: why is there a pro version of a tablet OS? Enterprise is never going to move to win8. Just like they never moved to vista.

The Pro version is for Intel/AMD powered tablets
RT is for ARM powered ones


There's Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, both versions can be used on x86 tablets.
Windows 8 Pro is like Windows 7 Professional.
Windows 8 is like Windows 7 Home Premium.

Windows RT is new and it's more like Windows Embedded or Windows CE.
 
2012-08-08 06:21:49 PM  

MrSteve007: Bschott007: My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.

Yeah, I was a bit incredulous about the latest styles - but I noticed my middle school nephew and nieces wearing skinny jeans, zebra print pants, neon and pretty much the same stuff as in LMFAO videos. All we need now is a return of hypercolor t-shirts.


Oh jesus. Zubaz, wrist snappers, Hypercolor t-shirts, No-Fear, mood rings, Bedazzler, Twist a Bead necklaces, parachute pants, puffed sleeves, Elastic belts, paint splatter clothes...

The horror that they are 'fashionable' again or the fact that I would die from laughter at people who thought sporting these today is 'fashionable'....I can't decide if I would want to see these again or not.

www.liketotally80s.com
 
2012-08-08 06:25:44 PM  

MrSteve007: MightyPez: Mikey1969: MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

Nope. Not even close. I did the public beta of 7 and told everyone how awesome it was, and how there wer no problems. We've been deploying it at work the whole time also. My network admin removed 89 within the first day of testing it though.

Yeah, I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages.

But I guess it's harder to paint things in a light that you want without making shiat up, right MrSteve007?

Let's take a trip in the Fark wayback machine, shall we?

[Fail] 66% of Windows users still use XP. Tag is for Microsoft: - 04 Oct 2010:

sab6300 - "Show me a list of things I can do in Win 7 that I can't do in XP. And I will show you a list of things I could give 2 shiats about."

YixilTesiphon - "XP works just fine for what I need (Excel, OneNote, and Chrome, basically) on my craptacular work computer. Why would I drop money on an upgrade?"

namatad: "unless you are having problems, why would you replace working with new, other than just to have new? I only went with win7x64 with my new machine inorder to get bazillions of tons of memory.
and all I have is problems because some software I NEED wont install on x64 ...."

flaminio: "I have a lot of clients who use Windows XP and Office 2003. They don't want to learn any fancy new OS or fancy new productivity app. XP/2003 does everything they would ever want to do."

Fark Me To Tears: "I have XP Pro on two home machines. XP works just fine on both. I haven't found a reason to spend the money to upgrade."

True, there were plenty of people who were saying that Win 7 was great - but in just a single Fark thread about Win7/XP, nearly a year after the OS launch, plenty of people who said: "I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

So yeah, EBOD.


So you say people HATED windows 7, and you could only find ONE guy who actually said it was bad? And that guy was seemingly misguided?

And WE are the ones who should E a B of Ds?

There is a difference between not finding a product useful, and hating it. I do not find Top Gear useful. I hate Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The above comments are more like what I'd say about the former than the latter.
 
2012-08-08 06:36:16 PM  

Perlin Noise: Microsoft is an extremely dysfunctional work environment full of only two motivations. Greed and Ego.


Uh, yeah! Most IT places are filled with people who have massive frickin' egos, and want shiatloads of money. I know, since I'm one of 'em!

/admitting you have a problem, the first step!
 
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