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Windows 8 Pro price slashed..........

  1. #101


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Lets put it this way, if Apple had done what Microsoft did and merged the full-blown ipad with a macbook air(which honestly, will probably happen eventually), Apple fanbois would be genuflecting at the temple of Jobs.
    Apple would have done it in a way the customers like.
    If they had served it on a bed of nails, the Apple customers would have liked it and asked for more. Apple customers aren't exactly hard to please.

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  2. #102


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hiya Tony,

    Tony
    I personally think that price and choice of apps is a major factor.
    I think you will find price is a factor in most purchasing decisions, is it not?

    Do you think people who are not going within 10ft of win 8 know what the app situation is?
    Hello mate,

    I'd agree on the price point. I think if someone was going to replace an iPad with a Surface they would be mad not to review the App situation first, how gutted would you feel if all your favourite apps were not as good or not available after spending 700 on a Surface . I wonder how many windows 8 users have an iPad and how many of them intend to replace it with a surface in the future.

    I'm a bit of a secret Apple hater (bit strong of a word) but own an iPhone and iPad because there's isn't any thing as good hardware and app wise. As a tweaker and tinkerer I hate the fact Apple products are such a closed shop and I will never own an Apple computer for that reason, if I couldn't get on with Windows 8 or future MS O/S's then I would have just stuck with Vista and probably upgraded to Win 7. A lot of people knocked Vista but it was rock solid, XP used to have to be reinstalled every few years due to it slowing down, worms, virus attacks or just boot errors, my Vista install lasted 5 years without a major problem. Windows 8 latest a week before I couldn't boot it up and required some major open heart surgery but has been fine for the last month so perhaps it was a one off.

    I've gone from a Windows 8 hater or lover, I did install Start8 so now I have the best of both worlds, I think we should be in full control of our own computers by having the choice of using the desktop or Metro, I'd like to see resizable metro apps in the future but if I buy a new widescreen monitor the I will be able to snap the apps to the side of the monitor so maybe I won't need to.

    Thanks

    Tony
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  3. #103


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Lets put it this way, if Apple had done what Microsoft did and merged the full-blown ipad with a macbook air(which honestly, will probably happen eventually), Apple fanbois would be genuflecting at the temple of Jobs.
    Apple would have done it in a way the customers like.
    That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard since I've been on here.
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  4. #104


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Bill

    What's a tablet, I don't know but I'm due for mine.
    I wouldn't dispute that.
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  5. #105


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Apple would have done it in a way the customers like.
    That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard since I've been on here.
    People only buy Apple products, because they are expensive and don't work.
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  6. #106


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Apple would have done it in a way the customers like.
    That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard since I've been on here.
    People only buy Apple products, because they are expensive and don't work.
    Nah, you are stetching it. They do work.
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  7. #107


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    That is the most ridiculous statement I've heard since I've been on here.
    People only buy Apple products, because they are expensive and don't work.
    Nah, you are stetching it. They do work.
    Apple only builds stuff to suit their bottom line, not because the customers like it, they have virtually admitted that themselves, Steve Jobs made reference to it. If they built stuff for customers you'd be able to do anything on an iPad, you can't unless you jailbreak it.
    And when someone does jailbreak it they immediately seal the leak, like they've just done with IOS 6.12.
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  8. #108


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    Vista and Win7


    Did you know that jailbraking a device is even illigal in the US.
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  9. #109


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    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Did you know that jailbraking a device is even illigal in the US.
    Not illegal to jailbreak but it is illegal to unlock currently. There is talk to overturn that.. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...-jailbreaking/
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  10. #110


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Did you know that jailbraking a device is even illigal in the US.
    I couldn't care if its illegal or not, I don't do it. What I'm saying is that to do anything mainstream on an iPad that's what you have to do. I don't need to because I have plenty of devices and PCs.
    Thats why I'm hoping Microsoft succeeds in their attempts to unify everything, then I can get rid of all my little toys and have grownup stuff. I can't stand having my iPad out in public because I'd feel like a pretentious you know what. But I'd walk around with a Surface type tablet no problem at all.

    I'm not really an Apple type person and I don't like having it, but at the time some of it was the best at what it does. Now the world is moving on and I can move back to what I like best.
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