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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

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    Well, I did head off to college rocking 3.1 with a 386, a 40 mb hard drive, no sound card, and a 2400 baud modem*.
















    *my awesome folks promptly upgraded me to a soundblaster, 100 mb hard drive, and 14.4 k baud. And the year after that, it was pentium 60. My folks are pretty great. I can still feel the excitement of finding a new local BBS to download shareware from. 14.4 baud felt like lightning speed after 2400. And then ethernet a couple years later? That was like landing on the moon.
    That's powerful, my college had a VAX 11/780 and my first PC on the job had an 8088 CPU with no graphics card and DOS 2.1.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Well, I did head off to college rocking 3.1 with a 386, a 40 mb hard drive, no sound card, and a 2400 baud modem*.
    How did you fit all that on the back of your triceratops?
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

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    I hope Microsoft tells China to go **** itself.
    Which company in its profit driven mind would do that to billion consumers?
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    the fact is microsoft shot itself in the head with windows 8.
    i don't nkow very many corporations that are leaving 7 after the upgrade from xp.

    i know my company only orders windows 7 boxes.

    windows 9 doens't look to be anymore promising just what windows 8 probably should have been.
    until they come out with another windows xp/7 model they are going to have a hard time getting anyone but consumers to switch.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    the fact is microsoft shot itself in the head with windows 8.
    i don't nkow very many corporations that are leaving 7 after the upgrade from xp.

    i know my company only orders windows 7 boxes.

    windows 9 doens't look to be anymore promising just what windows 8 probably should have been.
    until they come out with another windows xp/7 model they are going to have a hard time getting anyone but consumers to switch.
    Remember vista and win 2000? Something will come out that will make sense. You know what I hate about windows 8...it is like apple ios. Passwords and logins for everything. Apps. Not what I wanted at all.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's powerful, my college had a VAX 11/780 and my first PC on the job had an 8088 CPU with no graphics card and DOS 2.1.
    yep, slightly before my time, at least schoolwise. we did borrow a TRS80 from the school once when i was a kid, though, and i took a class to learn how to program it. mostly, i used it to play B52 Bomber and Oregon trail.

    our high school was equipped with a lab of Tandy 1000s. that meant GWBasic and Turbo Pascal with a healthy portion of King's Quest and Space Quest during study hall.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Remember vista and win 2000? Something will come out that will make sense. You know what I hate about windows 8...it is like apple ios. Passwords and logins for everything. Apps. Not what I wanted at all.
    i had vista i didn't mind it but it was a resource hog. 7 runs much faster.
    windows 2000 ugg even the server version was a disaster. server 2003 was much better and way more stable.

    yea i don't know why they did that. i know they were trying to integrate tablet and everything else, but they went about it the wrong way.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    How did you fit all that on the back of your triceratops?
    i remember when i got that 100 mb hard drive, and set up the 40 mb as a slave drive. i was so excited, and thought that there was no way i'd ever need that much storage space.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    the fact is microsoft shot itself in the head with windows 8.
    i don't nkow very many corporations that are leaving 7 after the upgrade from xp.

    i know my company only orders windows 7 boxes.

    windows 9 doens't look to be anymore promising just what windows 8 probably should have been.
    until they come out with another windows xp/7 model they are going to have a hard time getting anyone but consumers to switch.
    No...MS didn't shoot itself in the head with Win8.

    Talking about corporations using or not using Win8 is irrelevant. MS knows that business use of a new OS never happens quickly. It didn't happen quickly with XP or Win7...it won't happen quickly with Win8. The fact is, Win8 is aimed directly at the consumer. MS's aim is to change the way people use their personal computing devices...from phones to tablets, laptops and pc's. They want people to get used to an OS that has the same look and feel across all those devices. But they know that'll take time. It's not a problem for them.

    Businesses are still slowly working on switching to Win7. Win7 is also used by massive numbers of consumers. The consumers who stop using XP will be switching to Win8...some to Win7. No problem for MS...they sell their OS's either way.

    All MS has to do...in fact, all they ARE doing...is to add content and refine their Win8/Win9, etc., direction. Make improvements. Add content and capabilities. Change the way people use their computers. Cortana is one of those capabilities...kinect is another. In 10 years, more people will be using Win8/Win9 than Win7 and corporations will be bringing up the rear...slowly changing...as they normally do.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Mac or bust. I got tired of XP and Vista crashing Photoshop, switched to Mac OS and never looked back.
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