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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    Not really on-topic, but am I the only one getting weird 'vibes' from this Balmer guy? Just something about him...

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    What do you expect the poor man to say. He is stuck with this stuff and probably spends most of his time trying to figure out how to put the shards back together.
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  3. #13


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I think there are a lot of people that see Balmer as somewhat of an oddball.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The best of Steve Ballmer - YouTube

    Well..... he is an oddball, but in a good way?

    But as a CEO of Microsoft, not the very best at all. Everyone that doesn't like Windows 8 will generally point the finger at Ballmer, but even HE had little part in that. It was the top people of the Windows division that said to him that user experience is what sells, and he was like, "Ok."
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  5. #15


    Chicago USA
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    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    ....I was reading a story yesterday about a small business with about 15 people. The guy had a mishmash of tech, a MacBook Pro, laptops and iPads etc for his staff. I think he'd ordered 15 Surface Pros and said he couldn't wait to get rid of all the other stuff and just have one ecosystem which was easily shared.....
    I can't speak about 15 Win8 devices being "easily" shared but I can speak about Win7/Win8 devices not playing nice together. I have one Win8 computer set up to share with two Win7 computers and they simply won't share consistently. It is a now you see it, now you don't from my Win8 computer. Homegroup, Workgroup, mapped drives and shared printers appear and disappear at random. Wireless or wired makes no difference. Every tutorial posted here has been tried and retried several times. I went back to my old Win7 setup after spending countless hours trying to get the sharing issues resolved. I like the Windows 8 but I am going to shelve it for a while until some of the sharing bugs get ironed out.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Not really on-topic, but am I the only one getting weird 'vibes' from this Balmer guy? Just something about him...
    I can't imagine why. . .

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  7. #17


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    ....I was reading a story yesterday about a small business with about 15 people. The guy had a mishmash of tech, a MacBook Pro, laptops and iPads etc for his staff. I think he'd ordered 15 Surface Pros and said he couldn't wait to get rid of all the other stuff and just have one ecosystem which was easily shared.....
    I can't speak about 15 Win8 devices being "easily" shared but I can speak about Win7/Win8 devices not playing nice together. I have one Win8 computer set up to share with two Win7 computers and they simply won't share consistently. It is a now you see it, now you don't from my Win8 computer. Homegroup, Workgroup, mapped drives and shared printers appear and disappear at random. Wireless or wired makes no difference. Every tutorial posted here has been tried and retried several times. I went back to my old Win7 setup after spending countless hours trying to get the sharing issues resolved. I like the Windows 8 but I am going to shelve it for a while until some of the sharing bugs get ironed out.
    I'm not sure if you can blame Windows 8 for that, I have the same issues in Windows 7, I think it's more of an IP conflict thing. Even in Windows 7 I often have to remap the drives on the NAS.
    Homegroups I've never worried too much about as I share everything through the NAS, but I'm going to have a bit of a go at it just for something to do. I tried a couple of weeks ago, but forgot I had two routers on and the PCs were on different networks, so I'll have to turn one off and try again.
    I think the biggest thing with Windows 8 is Skydrive, it's so unobtrusive especially with Office 365 that you don't even realise you're using it yet you can go on another machine and just start where you left off. I realise there are other cloud options but they're not as easy as Skydrive.
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