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stefalopod

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So I'm in Norway. On Wednesday I went down to visit my husband's friend at a startup work space in Oslo, at this place: Introducing Startup Summer 2012 teams | Startup Norway

It turned out we had missed the representative from Microsoft by about half an hour. He was down there to give a presentation on Windows 8, the developer environment for Metro apps, and the Surface. And just in case people needed some encouragement to go listen to the Microsoft fellow, he had brought along 144 beers for fewer than 20 people.

I was really bummed that I missed the Microsoft guy, evidently they only have one developer in the work space working on a metro app, and that guy has never used windows 8 on a touch device. It might have been fun to ask interesting questions about things like: "Hey Microsoft! Did you know that developers are making apps that are dependent on the codecs they have installed on their own machine without telling the user what codecs she'll need?" And "What do you intend to do about it?"

Oh well, I was in time to get slightly fewer than 7.2 free beers.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8
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    Viliv S10 3G
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    Atom Z530 (1.6GHz)
    Memory
    1GB DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz)
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    Intel GMA 500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    1366/768
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    SanDisk 64GB SSD
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    6.41/5.47 MBPS
    Other Info
    WiFi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Internal 3G (Huawei EM770W:
    HSPA/UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
    HSUPA: 5.76Mbps (UL) / HSDPA: 7.2Mbps (DL))

poppa bear

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So I'm in Norway. On Wednesday I went down to visit my husband's friend at a startup work space in Oslo, at this place: Introducing Startup Summer 2012 teams | Startup Norway

It turned out we had missed the representative from Microsoft by about half an hour. He was down there to give a presentation on Windows 8, the developer environment for Metro apps, and the Surface. And just in case people needed some encouragement to go listen to the Microsoft fellow, he had brought along 144 beers for fewer than 20 people.

I was really bummed that I missed the Microsoft guy, evidently they only have one developer in the work space working on a metro app, and that guy has never used windows 8 on a touch device. It might have been fun to ask interesting questions about things like: "Hey Microsoft! Did you know that developers are making apps that are dependent on the codecs they have installed on their own machine without telling the user what codecs she'll need?" And "What do you intend to do about it?"

Oh well, I was in time to get slightly fewer than 7.2 free beers.
Hope they visit Australia ... I might be able to get drunk enough to stop the recurring kaleidoscopic nightmares I have of Win8! :party:
 

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  • OS
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM
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    Self assembled
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    Ist PC: Intel quad core i7-960 2nd PC: Intel quad core i5-2400
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    DX58SO2 Extreme; Intel DH67CL
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    12GB Kingston DDR3 1300; 8GB DDR3 1300
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    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard graphics
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    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard sound
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    Samsung S24B300H; S23A350H
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    124GB Corsair Performance SSD SATA3; 120GB Corsair Force SSD SATA3
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    Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced; Centurion 5 II
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    CPU, Back, Top & Rear extraction fans both PCs
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    Microsoft Wireless Multimedia
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    Microsoft Wireless Optical
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    Theoretical max 100MB/sec Actual 0.5MB/sec

Coke Robot

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7.2 beers? Never a bad day with that in my book... :cool:
 

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    ASUS
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    AMD FX 8320
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    Crosshair V Formula-Z
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    16 gig DDR3
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    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
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    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
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    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
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    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
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    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
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    Microsoft Touch Mouse
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

z3r010

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I've been running Windows support forums for 7 years and the most I've had from them was a bag of jelly beans and a grow you own chillies kit :cry:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    me
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    i9

adamus

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They conduct preview and with beer.:thumb:
Would people appreciate what they have presented!? :D
 

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    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
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MadHorseman

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I reckon given the price of beer in Norway it would have been cheaper to give away Win8 licences.....
 

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  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
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    Homebuilt
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    Intel I7 920
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    Asus P6T-Se
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    6Gb
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    Sapphire HD5770
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    On-board
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    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
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    1920x1080
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    2 x 500Gb
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    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
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stefalopod

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I might be able to get drunk enough to stop the recurring kaleidoscopic nightmares I have of Win8! :party:

Do you suppose there's enough beer in Australia?
 

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  • OS
    windows 8
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    Viliv S10 3G
    CPU
    Atom Z530 (1.6GHz)
    Memory
    1GB DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366/768
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk 64GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    6.41/5.47 MBPS
    Other Info
    WiFi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Internal 3G (Huawei EM770W:
    HSPA/UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
    HSUPA: 5.76Mbps (UL) / HSDPA: 7.2Mbps (DL))

poppa bear

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My Computer

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  • OS
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self assembled
    CPU
    Ist PC: Intel quad core i7-960 2nd PC: Intel quad core i5-2400
    Motherboard
    DX58SO2 Extreme; Intel DH67CL
    Memory
    12GB Kingston DDR3 1300; 8GB DDR3 1300
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard graphics
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24B300H; S23A350H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    124GB Corsair Performance SSD SATA3; 120GB Corsair Force SSD SATA3
    Case
    Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced; Centurion 5 II
    Cooling
    CPU, Back, Top & Rear extraction fans both PCs
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Multimedia
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Optical
    Internet Speed
    Theoretical max 100MB/sec Actual 0.5MB/sec

stefalopod

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I reckon given the price of beer in Norway it would have been cheaper to give away Win8 licences.....
Lol, I wonder if people would have been quite as happy to accept them ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Viliv S10 3G
    CPU
    Atom Z530 (1.6GHz)
    Memory
    1GB DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366/768
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk 64GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    6.41/5.47 MBPS
    Other Info
    WiFi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Internal 3G (Huawei EM770W:
    HSPA/UMTS 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
    HSUPA: 5.76Mbps (UL) / HSDPA: 7.2Mbps (DL))

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