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Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's pace

  1. #101


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    See, you cant help yourself, no matter how much you try to disguise it, you're a naysayer, and you keep bringing up pretty pictures to back you up. It must be like a knife in your stomach every time there is positive news about Windows 8 or WP8.

    I'll bet you've got a doll of Steve Ballmer at home.

    You are hilarious. Truly! I've only ever heard of such devotion and righteous anger being displayed by Apple fanboys.
    UHHMM, what don't you understand about my using Apple, Android and Windows as well as a lot of flavours of Linux. I'm not angry, like I said the other day, that's you looking in the mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    See, you cant help yourself, no matter how much you try to disguise it, you're a naysayer, and you keep bringing up pretty pictures to back you up. It must be like a knife in your stomach every time there is positive news about Windows 8 or WP8.

    I'll bet you've got a doll of Steve Ballmer at home.
    You are hilarious. Truly! I've only ever heard of such devotion and righteous anger being displayed by Apple fanboys.
    UHHMM, what don't you understand about my using Apple, Android and Windows as well as a lot of flavours of Linux. I'm not angry, like I said the other day, that's you looking in the mirror.
    I must say, the cultural differences being displayed here are quite something. Across the pond, here in Oz, there would be very few who would have thought that your previous post was that of a happy, conciliatory, chap. Implying that someone has a voodoo doll at home (I can't see it to mean anything else), just adds to that impression that you're a mere few degrees from boiling over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    "You can have a 1000% increase of nothing and it's still nothing"

    See, you cant help yourself, no matter how much you try to disguise it, you're a naysayer, and you keep bringing up pretty pictures to back you up. It must be like a knife in your stomach every time there is positive news about Windows 8 or WP8.

    I'll bet you've got a doll of Steve Ballmer at home.

    Oh, and all those dates, before Windows 8 and WP8.
    I found this to be rather comical!
    So did I, yet I'm being told I'm about to boil over, I'm not even one teensy bit angry, just stating the facts that he keeps bringing up negative stories and figures. Why would I be angry over WP8 gaining market share, that would only make somebody angry if they were continually hoping for the downfall of Windows 8 and WP8.

    10000 times nothing is nothing, doesn't sound positive to me.
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    Here's something for you to read, digest and ponder Bill, perhaps it may change your attitude to calling me and others 'naysayers': The Power of Negative Thinking - WSJ.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Here's something for you to read, digest and ponder Bill, perhaps it may change your attitude to calling me and others 'naysayers': The Power of Negative Thinking - WSJ.com.
    Yeah well, we all know what happened to Steve Jobs, I think I'll stick with Woody Allen's way of looking at things, I think he's still around.

    If you're going to go through life in a negative way, why bother getting up in the morning, you'll probably get hit by a bus anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Here's something for you to read, digest and ponder Bill, perhaps it may change your attitude to calling me and others 'naysayers': The Power of Negative Thinking - WSJ.com.
    Yeah well, we all know what happened to Steve Jobs, I think I'll stick with Woody Allen's way of looking at things, I think he's still around.

    If you're going to go through life in a negative way, why bother getting up in the morning, you'll probably get hit by a bus anyway.
    I don't think you actually understand at all what the article was about, if you even bothered to read it. However, the gist of it is that being positive about every new idea etc is not always a good thing. It often pays to question the changes etc, rather than just blindly accept new proposals. I've worked in the corporate environment for most of my life and if there's one thing that means is change, not always for the better or for any net gain.

    A CEO or division head may one day attend some snake oil presentation, get a bee in his bonnet and suddenly the entire organisation is now embarked on a new venture or direction. There's no reflection allowed and everyone is then told to think positive about the changes and anyone who points out the obvious issues is questioned as to whether they are a team player or, in your vernacular, a naysayer.

    Inevitably, the whole thing falls apart sooner or later because so many of the details were not fleshed out and assessed, as it was just a bull at a gate approach. Short term glory for an individual, with long term pain for everyone else. You obviously come from a background of accepting everything and anything thrust upon you, because someone above you has deemed it's a good thing.

    I, on the other hand, come from the opposite spectrum. I don't take things on face value or because someone says it's the only or best way. I want evidence and analysis to back up the claims before I provide my support. It's never hurt me in my corporate career and saved organisations quite a bit of money in the long run.

    But then, I have a positive attitude towards life, which is why I question everything.
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    Well I don't think anyone got a bee in his bonnet, I think this thing was thought through thoroughly, and I think they know which direction they're travelling in.
    Naturally there will be some storms along the way and mountains to climb and rivers to cross, but if they stick it out they could end up with a brilliant product, or not.
    If you want to put in your two bobs worth go ahead, but don't keep repeating what others have done for the last twelve months, I'm sure Microsoft has got the gist of it.
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    Yes master!

    Now I'll just keep doing what I want.
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  9. #109


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    Wow! Reallyy, MS?! It's a bad day when you can't even manage to outsell the #1 worst Windows OS in history. I had thought 8 would at least beat out Vista. Guess not..........
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    Two months versus seven years..... Wow, Windows 8 sucks!!!! Ugh!
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