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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    In doing so they have abandoned the people who make them their big money the corporations, businesses and professionals who need a real PC with a real OS not a mobile phone interface.
    I am a professional. Instead of feeling I have been abandoned by Microsoft I am very grateful for them for making an OS for me to use that really serves me well.

    I always have one laptop where I have everything I need for my work, tools, applications, manuals and everything else I need for installation, deployment, diagnostics and planning.

    Windows 8 Pro with Hyper-V enabled is everything I need. I have the revamped Start "menu" which instead of showing me a list of my programs and folders offers me a highly customizable flexible new Start "menu", which I can organize as I wish. To make it even better I use freeware OblyTile to make tiles look and feel exactly as I like. My laptop has no touch screen but I would not use it anyway, multibutton programmable mouse with a working wheel makes use of Start easy and efficient.

    Not to mention Windows To Go, a totally working and fast Windows 8 Enterprise on a USB3 stick which allows me to take the Windows with me in my trouser pocket and use it whenever I do not have my laptop with me. Just plug the stick on any computer, select Boot from USB and I am ready to go. With my own working environment.

    I come from the Unix and later Linux world. Early pre-releases of Seven took me back to Windows camp, Eight confirmed it: I will stay. Windows 8 is a reliable, fast and flexible OS to suit my private and work needs and serve me.

    Thank you Microsoft.


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  2. #22

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    @ znod

    I think both MS and Apple are moving in the direction you think
    They are all moving in this direction. I'm surprised this hasn't come sooner with the advent of the Internet. It still remains a fact that one does not need a data connection at all to run 8 except to perhaps find drivers. But, if one has a data connection, has a browser, and/or an email account, one is using the cloud in some form. I'm using the cloud as soon as I push Alt/S to post this.
    Yes, being in cyberspace is "unavoidable" for most. But, the issue is how much unwanted "stuff" do you want to expose yourself to and how much control are you willing to tolerate. My answers to both are "a very, very small amount."
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