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Microsoft is the most trustable company and brand

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    With Windows, you can probably still install 8.1 on a PC 10 years old.

    This you can't do with mac os.
    I installed them on even older ones than that and worked just fine. 32 bit plain vanilla ones mind you but worked just fine. You may safely say that anything that would run win 2000/XP has no problem with W8.
    AMD Athlon, socket 754, 1.6 GHz, 2GB memory, the last one couple of days ago and no drivers in "red". Works even better than XP that was on it before.

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    You might just as well have said that the old STASI in East Germany were the most reliable Police service in the world !!!

    Brand loyalty DOES exist of course (if it didn't would APPLE even exist as a company today -- hideously expensive products - but buyers love the brand), however the trustworthiness of companies is somewhat of a dubious statistic.

    I'd probably TRUST the CIA to get the job done (whatever nefarious activity that might be) - but that doesn't mean to say that I LIKE that particular organisation .

    Same with Ms -- people probably Trust the Windows / Office brands (within the known limitations) however that also doesn't mean to say they LOVE Ms.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    You might just as well have said that the old STASI in East Germany were the most reliable Police service in the world
    rofl

    With Windows, you can probably still install 8.1 on a PC 10 years old.
    Got 8.1 on an old 'atom-powered' netbook (3G ram), classic shell + a few adjustments to alleviate the load, not what one could call fast but works fine. Despite my opinions on metro-modern and it's philosophy, am always impressed by MS's ability to make things work in the end.
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  4. #14


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    stock market value of apple is almost half a billion dollars ,so said a market analyst on a Canadian morning news show today,
    so it seems it matters not how much anyone likes either giant,they still make money


    as for me ,i like my used mackbook i paid 280.00.cdn for it .,but would never pay 14 or 15 hundred for one ,i would not spend that much for either a windows of mac computer
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    With Windows, you can probably still install 8.1 on a PC 10 years old.

    This you can't do with mac os.
    Yes, because of a complete architecture change on the CPU itself. Guess what, you won't be able to install Windows RT on a desktop computer make 4 days ago for the very same reason.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    my macbooks specs,and all i can update it to .is 10.6.8
    it still works good but i would like to be able to go 10.7

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1
    Serial Number (system): W882419P0P0
    Hardware UUID: F9F5D7E8-5176-583E-86BD-84714F35BFDF
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    You might just as well have said that the old STASI in East Germany were the most reliable Police service in the world !!!

    Brand loyalty DOES exist of course (if it didn't would APPLE even exist as a company today -- hideously expensive products - but buyers love the brand), however the trustworthiness of companies is somewhat of a dubious statistic.

    I'd probably TRUST the CIA to get the job done (whatever nefarious activity that might be) - but that doesn't mean to say that I LIKE that particular organisation .

    Same with Ms -- people probably Trust the Windows / Office brands (within the known limitations) however that also doesn't mean to say they LOVE Ms.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yeah, that's pretty much what the finding was, people trust Microsoft the most, find them to be "trailblazers" oddly enough, and say that Windows as well as Office are just simply the only way they can do anything with PCs. Also it was mentioned that people can relate themselves to Windows better.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    my macbooks specs,and all i can update it to .is 10.6.8
    it still works good but i would like to be able to go 10.7

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1
    Serial Number (system): W882419P0P0
    Hardware UUID: F9F5D7E8-5176-583E-86BD-84714F35BFDF
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
    That'll run Windows 8.1 perfectly.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    my macbooks specs,and all i can update it to .is 10.6.8
    it still works good but i would like to be able to go 10.7

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1
    Serial Number (system): W882419P0P0
    Hardware UUID: F9F5D7E8-5176-583E-86BD-84714F35BFDF
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
    That'll run Windows 8.1 perfectly.
    i know , my old dell optiplex has almost the same specs and runs 8.1 very well ,
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I should say so! I have to TRUST my Windows Computers to connect to my Apple computers and devices! Heh.
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