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What problem does Windows 8 solve?

  1. #101


    I would just use a thumb drive for that.

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  2. #102


    Folks, I have a cloud OS on my Win 7 machine, and it is slow as molasses. But I use it to store important documents.

    Another benefit is that you can access your cloud OS from any computer, with any OS, from anywhere in the world, and some businesses are using it for communication, in addition to backing up important documents.

    Cloud computing has a long way to go. But it is improving, and I agree with MS that it will become an important part of computing.
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  3. #103


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    I would just use a thumb drive for that.
    No, because if I use Google App I can make a contract some place for one of my tech who is another place. Or I can review a quote he is making, you can open the same document at same time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Folks, I have a cloud OS on my Win 7 machine, and it is slow as molasses.
    Have you try Google apps, it's really fast, and you can work more than a person on the same document at the same time, it'S funny to see the other person add something, you see what he is writing in a document like if it was a chat.
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  4. #104


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    I doubt it


    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    Then there are the (choose your flavor) Linux users who are sick of having to run dual boot to do anything and of having to fight like dogs to find freaking drivers. They'll try win 8 just because it's so much less resource intensive that Win 7, and they won't have much trouble figuring out the controls because all they have to do is watch a couple youtube videos.
    I get the distinct impression that most Linux users, are people who hate Apple and MS "with a vengeance".

    They hate:
    • The way the Windows prevents you from easily accessing its internals.
    • dlls.
    • The Registry.


    W8 still uses more resources, than Linux distros (probably about 2x)

    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    As for reaching across your desk to tap a touch screen, I hazard a guess that most of the personal use pcs that are operating in the world are already notebooks and netbooks.
    Every business I've seen has lots of Desktops (the same is true at TAFE).
    Laptops are seen as luxury/status item, which is why management seem to be the only ones with access to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    And Win 8 is fast, and it is flashy. Win 8 permits something that Win 7 never could have: it could win back some apple users to pc. That's the problem that Windows 8 solves.
    IMO, Apple users don't use iDevices, because they are "better", they use them because they are made by Apple.

    It depends on your definition of better, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    I get that Win8 is very cloud enabled, but you really don't have to use any of those features -- you can use everything locally on your machine (and it will still run faster/lighter than win7). Can anyone explain in small words and complete sentences why having cloud operation built in = d$$ms day when using the cloud is optional and not even necessarily useful for a lot of users?
    Assuming you meant "not optional":
    They will suck a lot more money out of you, by forcing you to rent your OS, software and storage.

    They will also claim that piracy is costing them, "trillions" of dollars every year and that the "Cloud" is the only way to stop it.
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  5. #105


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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I get the distinct impression that most Linux users, are people who hate Apple and MS "with a vengeance".
    Where the H.. you get this stupid Idea, aside of few nerds, Most Linux users don't hate Microsoft or Apple. may be some hate Microsoft , But a vengeance ????? For sure many of them like the free side of Linux.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Every business I've seen has lots of Desktops (the same is true at TAFE).
    Laptops are seen as luxury/status item, which is why management seem to be the only ones with access to them.


    Luxury ? .. a good and decent Dell notebook cost only $ 500, more and more business purchase Notebook.


    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    Then there are the (choose your flavor) Linux users who are sick of having to run dual boot to do anything and of having to fight like dogs to find freaking drivers. They'll try win 8 just because it's so much less resource intensive that Win 7, and they won't have much trouble figuring out the controls because all they have to do is watch a couple youtube videos.
    oh boy you certainly have not try Linux recently, I install it on may recent motherboard without a single drivers issue. Aside dual boot ??? you never ear about VM, I don't use dual boot since 2 years. Look on this pic , I run Windows 7 with this tread open on 1 monitor and Pinguy Linux on the second one, all at the same time, all in the same PC, Do you think Youtube is only for Windows ? I can't tell you, If I don't want to spend a single cent on Windows 8 , Linux users will not do also for sure. ( Actually I will have Windows 8 include with my technet subscription, so I will not pay extra for it, and I will use it only in my lab, so it's perfect with the technet license)

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  6. #106


    Businesses buy notebooks for people who need a computer away from the office. Regular people buy notebooks because they have a fantasy that the notebook will make them special. Just like the people you see wandering the mall carrying their iPads, just in case they get a strange urge to look something up on Wikipedia.

    I don't own a notebook computer. Why should I? Everyplace I go has a computer. When I visit friends, they have computers. When I go to a hotel, it has a computer. Heck, I've even gone into stores in malls and used their computers when I had a sudden urge to send an email.

    Back to businesses. I'm pretty sure that most business computers are still desktop units because you can get a better monitor on a desktop, have the monitor in a better position, have a better keyboard and mouse, and an all around better user experience.
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  7. #107


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    Anecdotal


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I get the distinct impression that most Linux users, are people who hate Apple and MS "with a vengeance".
    Where the H.. you get this stupid Idea, aside of few nerds, Most Linux users don't hate Microsoft or Apple. may be some hate Microsoft , But a vengeance ????? For sure many of them like the free side of Linux.
    Anecdotal for sure.

    Every Linux user I personally know, hates Windows (e.g. my lecturers, my fellow students & my housemate).
    The only things they hate more than Windows, are Apple and Ubuntu.

    My Linux lecturer's OS ranking:
    • Fedora
    • Windows 7
    • Ubuntu
    • OSX


    You obviously don't visit many forums.
    When I visit other forums, there are always multiple Linux and Mac users, "rabbiting on" about things that are wrong with Windows.
    BTW, most of the so-called "problems" they rant about, haven't existed since the end of W98.

    I use Ubuntu 10 for certain tasks, but I prefer to use W7.
    I find that I have to use the Terminal more often than I'd like (e.g. trying to install software that isn't in the Repository).

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Every business I've seen has lots of Desktops (the same is true at TAFE).
    Laptops are seen as luxury/status item, which is why management seem to be the only ones with access to them.

    Luxury ? .. a good and decent Dell notebook cost only $ 500, more and more business purchase Notebook.
    Again, anecdotal for sure.

    At my last job, the business had about 40 desktops and 5 laptops.
    TAFE has 100's of desktops, but I have only seen one laptop (I'm sure that there are others).

    Certain businesses obviously would be different (i.e. mobile salesperson).
    They'd have mostly laptops.

    One of my friends, measures microwave radiation from radio towers, he uses a laptop to record the data.

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    Then there are the (choose your flavor) Linux users who are sick of having to run dual boot to do anything and of having to fight like dogs to find freaking drivers. They'll try win 8 just because it's so much less resource intensive that Win 7, and they won't have much trouble figuring out the controls because all they have to do is watch a couple youtube videos.
    oh boy you certainly have not try Linux recently, I install it on may recent motherboard without a single drivers issue. Aside dual boot ??? you never ear about VM, I don't use dual boot since 2 years. Look on this pic , I run Windows 7 with this tread open on 1 monitor and Pinguy Linux on the second one, all at the same time, all in the same PC, Do you think Youtube is only for Windows ? I can't tell you, If I don't want to spend a single cent on Windows 8 , Linux users will not do also for sure. ( Actually I will have Windows 8 include with my technet subscription, so I will not pay extra for it, and I will use it only in my lab, so it's perfect with the technet license)
    Indeed.
    What does the OS have to do with watching YouTube?

    Firefox runs on Linux distros and Windows.
    It crashes occasionally on Windows, but I've never seen it crash on Ubuntu 10.

    I can't really envisage any Linux users switching to W8.
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  8. #108


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Every Linux user I personally know, hates Windows (e.g. my lecturers, my fellow students & my housemate).
    The only things they hate more than Windows, are Apple and Ubuntu.
    How much of that hatred is just being one of the cool kids? You see that in many parts of the universe.

    The really sad thing is that so much of this hatred is misdirected. No one is forcing them to use Windows or an Apple. We are still living in a fairly free society and the government has yet to tell us which operating system to use.

    The cool kids will continue to knock Windows no matter what. Why? Because it sets them apart and makes them special.
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  9. #109


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    From a certain point of view


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Every Linux user I personally know, hates Windows (e.g. my lecturers, my fellow students & my housemate).
    The only things they hate more than Windows, are Apple and Ubuntu.
    How much of that hatred is just being one of the cool kids? You see that in many parts of the universe.
    That might apply to "my fellow students".

    "My housemate" and "my lecturers" aren't in that age group.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    No one is forcing them to use Windows or an Apple.
    TAFE is a "Windows shop" (as are most businesses).
    So they are being forced to use it, "from a certain point of view".
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  10. #110


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    That might apply to "my fellow students".

    "My housemate" and "my lecturers" aren't in that age group.
    Cool kids are found in all age groups.
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