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  1. #271


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    "A smartphone is only as smart as the person using it." Which, if you look at today's average smartphone user, the future of an intelligent, enlighten society is getting bleaker by the day.
    If I may say so, Cokey, one thing I like about your posts is the way you are so positive. And have to agree there's a difference between having a smartfone and using it smart. Also agree with the outlook for an 'enlightened society'. Probably shouldn't be pessimistic, but outlook is not exactly inspiring. But then again, if you can bear a bit of home philosophising, they say the best flowers grow out of dung fertilizer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I whipped out my Windows Phone, flipped on the front facing camera and took a picture of the top of the hole on the bar and saw that my idiot brothers assembled the top incorrectly. Everyone was like, "Whoa, I would had never thought of ever doing that" when I used my phone. Really?
    I may have been bit harsh in my criticism of mobile devices. That is brilliant use of a mob.

    I'd forgotten but just recently I helped a friend shift home. He's a mechanic by trade but not that good with PC/Entertainment electronic stuff. However, he was smart enough to take pics on his mobile of the back connectors of his home theatre set up. And that was enormously helpful as he relied on me to re-set it up, and it was quite a complicated job as you couldn't see the backs of the set top box recorder, DVD player, home theatre system, etc; as there were only small holes at the back of the cabinet. You had to pull the cords through from the back and connect them with the device half in the cabinet and at right angles to the back wall.

    One thing with my Sony Android mob, I don't have a plan for the net. I pay as I use, but never use my account to connect. I just go into McDonalds, Subway or similar where it's free. And in Perth, the capital of West Aussie, the whole central business district is soon to be free if the mayor gets her way. I don't know her political views, but I'll take the freebie!
    Last edited by Mustang; 01 Oct 2012 at 05:03.

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  2. #272


    I will be putting Windows 8 on my laptop just because XP needs replacing, I will carry on using 7 on my desktop, nothing wrong with it at all
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  3. #273


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by roysie2010 View Post
    I will be putting Windows 8 on my laptop just because XP needs replacing, I will carry on using 7 on my desktop, nothing wrong with it at all
    I'll continue to use W7 on main machine, and maybe W8 either as virtual or possibly even main OS over Vista licence on backup machine. May even buy el cheapo 3rd machine form a friend who buys/repairs/sells 2nd hand PCs ... just for W8! And even that's a big turn around for me.
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  4. #274


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Well... At this point I'm running Win7 Home Premium and it's going well. I have tested out Win8 RP and I really like it. Am I going to take the plunge and upgrade?? I plan on getting the DVD from Amazon when I can or as soon as they can make it available.

    Or I might just download the upgrade from MS on the 26th. At this moment the upgrade seems like a good option for me.

    If all goes wrong with Win8 I still can reinstall Win7 and just keep that setup. My only loss would be 39.99. It's money but at that price why not give it a shot,

    My 2c Jeff
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  5. #275


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    "A smartphone is only as smart as the person using it." Which, if you look at today's average smartphone user, the future of an intelligent, enlighten society is getting bleaker by the day.
    This really is no joke, as much as one would like it to be.

    I think there are a lot of generalities being thrown around as well.

    Quite honestly, people look at one thing and the don't see the usefulness of it, in a practical since. Then they generalize it as that is how they will always do a task, when that really isn't the case. It's a helpful tool to get a job done more efficiently. Such as, a Word Doc that you have on Skydrive that you realize sitting in a cab, at lunch whatever, you either A.) Don't have your Laptop/Tablet with you, but you do have your phone, easy, add, edit delete what you want then you don't have to try and remember it later.

    There are vast possibilities.

    So I created a Recipe in One Note on my phone, was it easy? no, but it worked, and it was when the notions hit me, I had a shopping list made out of the recipe at the same time and when I got to the store, I didn't have to try and remember it, Also, i had checks I could mark off as I went. I didn't have to try and remember it, it was right there

    I got home, pulled it up on my desktop and completed and fleshed it out, then made it.

    I had all the stuff I needed and didn't forget anything,,, this is just one simple example, and by no means even a very good one. But an example that was extremely useful none the less, and I hate writing on paper and putting it in my pocket then have to retype it,,, in this case most of it was already done. I didn't have to try and recreate anything or re-remember anything.

    The point is, many people are missing the usefulness of the tools that are provided on a WinPhone with Skydrive and Office Access. Especially when you are in a location that doesn't provide an environment suited for pulling out a Laptop/Tablet.

    These things Phones and Tablets are tools to be used in the capacity they are designed, not a replacement for everything you have. I think people loose sight of that fact and over generalize the usefulness and then write them off as useless.
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  6. #276


    This really is no joke, as much as one would like it to be.

    I think there are a lot of generalities being thrown around as well.

    Quite honestly, people look at one thing and the don't see the usefulness of it, in a practical since. Then they generalize it as that is how they will always do a task, when that really isn't the case. It's a helpful tool to get a job done more efficiently. Such as, a Word Doc that you have on Skydrive that you realize sitting in a cab, at lunch whatever, you either A.) Don't have your Laptop/Tablet with you, but you do have your phone, easy, add, edit delete what you want then you don't have to try and remember it later.

    There are vast possibilities.

    So I created a Recipe in One Note on my phone, was it easy? no, but it worked, and it was when the notions hit me, I had a shopping list made out of the recipe at the same time and when I got to the store, I didn't have to try and remember it, Also, i had checks I could mark off as I went. I didn't have to try and remember it, it was right there

    I got home, pulled it up on my desktop and completed and fleshed it out, then made it.

    I had all the stuff I needed and didn't forget anything,,, this is just one simple example, and by no means even a very good one. But an example that was extremely useful none the less, and I hate writing on paper and putting it in my pocket then have to retype it,,, in this case most of it was already done. I didn't have to try and recreate anything or re-remember anything.

    The point is, many people are missing the usefulness of the tools that are provided on a WinPhone with Skydrive and Office Access. Especially when you are in a location that doesn't provide an environment suited for pulling out a Laptop/Tablet.

    These things Phones and Tablets are tools to be used in the capacity they are designed, not a replacement for everything you have. I think people loose sight of that fact and over generalize the usefulness and then write them off as useless.
    Right on Bro! I wish I had today's technology 40 years ago! These are very useful tools. An intelligent society has good schools to develop such technology.
    Last edited by Barman58; 02 Oct 2012 at 02:28. Reason: Corrected Quote tags
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  7. #277


    I will not upgrade my current PC, which seems to be a perfect fit with Windows 7. But I have no doubt that my next PC will come with Windows 8 preinstalled. I am not concerned about it - I have used every preview since the DP, and also the Enterprise trial. I know how to work around the things that irritate me about Win8. But I will miss Aero ;-)

    I am a fossil desktop user - no interest whatsoever in things mobile and touchy.
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  8. #278


    Posts : 17
    Win 7


    No, I will not upgrade to... that interface. Can't stand it and couldn't through all the public releases right up to the 90 day trial.

    Ugly visuals aside, I hate the interface, as a great many do. Even just buying it for the $40 upgrade price, that would say "I like where this is going" to microsoft. I don't, so I will speak with my money and not buy it. This is Windows, Not Window, which is where they seem to want to go.
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  9. #279


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by tannim View Post
    No, I will not upgrade to... that interface. Can't stand it and couldn't through all the public releases right up to the 90 day trial.

    Ugly visuals aside, I hate the interface, as a great many do. Even just buying it for the $40 upgrade price, that would say "I like where this is going" to microsoft. I don't, so I will speak with my money and not buy it. This is Windows, Not Window, which is where they seem to want to go.
    Ah hahaha, "Window"

    Similarly I'm voting with my wallet, I have 5 active machines at home and none of them are going to be upgraded to 8 (First time ever I've not upgraded to the latest offering), there is simply no point. None of the mildly upgraded internal features are worth the rest of the horror.

    So even at $40, there's $200 MS won't be seeing from me.
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  10. #280


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    FS - you are fortunate to have the choice.

    Many who need to buy a machine will be inflicted with win8.

    They won't know how /be able to upgrade to win7.

    Even Vista is an upgrade.
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