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  1. #21


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Just look at that TV series Continuum -- the computers in that are TINY but project their images anywhere and "I want one too".
    They have some nice Sci-Fi gadgets in that show.
    One thing that is extremely credible in "Continuum", is the Corporations usurping the Government.

    It will be interesting to see how long it runs for, since the protagonist is basically an enemy of democracy/humanity (worse than the terrorists).
    Haha.. we may disagree on the PC, but i'm in complete agreement over Continuum. Love that show.

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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    I really do think what you're going to be seeing is a shedding of the OEM's. There was a time that you could sell a knockoff 'Windows Machine' and the no-name OEM could go hide in the corner raking in the profits. Everything is going Branding now, and everyone is expecting over-the-top well-made Design when it comes to mobile products. Simply Average kills your sales. The only company to really survive being an OEM is Samsung, and that took completely ripping off Apple's iPhone wholesale. .
    Those cheapo corps aren't always a good thing.
    Two years ago one of the the companies I do tech support at bought a bunch of Computers from TigerDirect, which were from a company that just prebuilt them using off the shelf parts. The power supplies on three failed, and now we can't use the warranty we paid for because the computers "don't exist in their system".
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  3. #23


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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


    Maybe the new OS will be called "Big Blue" when RTM'd. Might be fitting.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Haha.. we may disagree on the PC, ...
    Since you only joined a few days ago, you are probably unaware of my position on W8, which I stated several times during the previews (DP, CP, RP & Ent).

    1. Metro is awful.
    2. The actual Windows "bits" are OK.

    Specifically the:

    • Reduced resource demand
    • Operating speed
    • Improved security
    • Hyper-V program (although I use VMware)


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    ... but i'm in complete agreement over Continuum. Love that show.
    I don't love it (it's OK so far).

    I feel obligated to support Sci-Fi shows, since they often get "canned" because of low ratings.
    Sci-Fi shows often require many episodes to set up the scenarios and characters.
    A lot of Sci-Fi shows were" just getting started", when they were "canned".
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  5. #25


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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    Count me in among the Continuum fans. Love that show, it's intelligent, easy to follow, nice.

    Luckily for us fans of the C, it is a Showcase production primarily for the Canadian market, and it was well received there and renewed on the basis of that. It doesn't depend on the syfy knee-jerkers.
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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I feel obligated to support Sci-Fi shows, since they often get "canned" because of low ratings.
    Sci-Fi shows often require many episodes to set up the scenarios and characters.
    A lot of Sci-Fi shows were" just getting started", when they were "canned".
    Well.. this is from Canadian TV.. so as long as a couple of Moose tune in.. it gets renewed :>.

    I actually watch it off Amazon for $1.99 per so i can get the Widescreen ratio. Figured i'd toss them a couple bucks and not have to watch double boxing off the cable.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    I really do think what you're going to be seeing is a shedding of the OEM's. There was a time that you could sell a knockoff 'Windows Machine' and the no-name OEM could go hide in the corner raking in the profits. Everything is going Branding now, and everyone is expecting over-the-top well-made Design when it comes to mobile products. Simply Average kills your sales. The only company to really survive being an OEM is Samsung, and that took completely ripping off Apple's iPhone wholesale. .
    Those cheapo corps aren't always a good thing.

    Two years ago one of the the companies I do tech support at bought a bunch of Computers from TigerDirect, which were from a company that just prebuilt them using off the shelf parts. The power supplies on three failed, and now we can't use the warranty we paid for because the computers "don't exist in their system".
    Yup.. probably not even decent off-the-shelf parts either. Some dude's sister soldering them together in the back haha. Most of my PC's have been off-the-shelf comps and never had much problem.
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    Does anyone know when Blue is supposed to be released. I thought it was supposed to be released this month. But I do not see any service pack 1 or anything in my updates. Just a bunch of security updates.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chiumiento View Post
    Does anyone know when Blue is supposed to be released. I thought it was supposed to be released this month. But I do not see any service pack 1 or anything in my updates. Just a bunch of security updates.
    I'm betting later this fall, like in October or September. The speculation is that the Blue wave of updates will hit ALL of Microsoft's shores a year after they initially relaunched. The Bing apps and such will be updated first before Windows 8, then Windows Phone, then Outlook then Bing and so on and so forth.

    A developer milestone preview of Windows 8 Blue might be this summer though.
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Haha.. we may disagree on the PC, ...
    Since you only joined a few days ago, you are probably unaware of my position on W8, which I stated several times during the previews (DP, CP, RP & Ent).

    1. Metro is awful.
    2. The actual Windows "bits" are OK.

    Specifically the:

    • Reduced resource demand
    • Operating speed
    • Improved security
    • Hyper-V program (although I use VMware)


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    ... but i'm in complete agreement over Continuum. Love that show.
    I don't love it (it's OK so far).

    I feel obligated to support Sci-Fi shows, since they often get "canned" because of low ratings.
    Sci-Fi shows often require many episodes to set up the scenarios and characters.
    A lot of Sci-Fi shows were" just getting started", when they were "canned".
    Do you feel that obligation with Windows 8.
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