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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

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    Oh, oh, how underhanded can they get, how dare they drop the price, what a sneaky trick.

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  2. #272


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Windows 7 is most pirated obviously, as Microsoft kind of turned a blind eye about that as it meant people were getting off old platforms especially vista. They actually said they were allowing updates to pirated versions....
    MS changed their policy after the XP WGA debacle.
    It was also pointed out, that by not allowing pirated copies access to updates, giant botnets could thrive unhindered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That start menu takes up half the screen...
    That isn't surprising, considering the 150% magnification and the unusual resolution of that picture.
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  3. #273


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    whs... we have one thing in common...

    Attachment 17785
    I use 150% of DPI, else I see very little. In Linux Mint that was more difficult because changing the DPI is not that easy. Here I did it with the Theme and Skin. Works great too.


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    That start menu takes up half the screen...
    That is because the snip was taken from a small virtual screen. In full screen mode, the start menu takes a lot less of the screen. All is relative.

    Here is a screenshot with full screen. You may also notice that the right pane of start is now 'Favorites' in lieu of All Applications'. I switched it because my snipping tool is parked there. This is a very handy feature. All my frequently used programs that did not make it to the taskbar are in Favorites. And I toggle up on the right where it says 'All Applications' with 1 click.


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    Last edited by whs; 06 Mar 2013 at 11:44.
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  4. #274


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Bill

    Oh, oh, how underhanded can they get, how dare they drop the price, what a sneaky trick.
    How is that a sneaky trick ? Is anybody suggesting that ?

    No. It might not be appreciated by those few who want the thing - and can't access that price for whatever reasons. The thing is selling very badly. It is a response to the market. It is not clear to me what else they can do at this point.

    They will have the opportunity to turn it around with Blue ( or whatever it will be called ). It seems more and more likely they will take that opportunity.
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