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I hope Steam gets tons and TONS of sales, because I went bonkers for the Christmas deals, I'm ready to empty out my wallet again.
Stop encouraging them! I have limited funds
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I was actually shocked that there was actually a service where you pay to install an OS. I guess it's because I've done it so many times myself. For the most part you don't actually need to do anything -Just let it install and go do something else.
Yeah, but for 95% of other people, they have absolutely no idea what they are doing

Not everyone is an enthusiast.
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Yeah, but for 95% of other people, they have absolutely no idea what they are doing

Not everyone is an enthusiast.
You dont have to be an enthusuast to know how not to get a virus....
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You dont have to be an enthusuast to know how not to get a virus....
Honestly, when you've dealt with the general public for several years, you will soon understand how most people really don't have a clue. They don't know how to avoid viruses as such (they know about anti-virus software), but most are quite ignorant when it comes to virus infections.
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Honestly, when you've dealt with the general public for several years, you will soon understand how most people really don't have a clue. They don't know how to avoid viruses as such (they know about anti-virus software), but most are quite ignorant when it comes to virus infections.
The exact reason as to why I stated earlier that owning a PC should be a privledge and not a right.
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Privilege and not a right? Come on man. Dont be so elitist about PCs.
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Honestly, when you've dealt with the general public for several years, you will soon understand how most people really don't have a clue. They don't know how to avoid viruses as such (they know about anti-virus software), but most are quite ignorant when it comes to virus infections.
Those people are just plain ignorant... Too bad this constitutes the majority of people (kinda also the main reason why more people don't get into PC gaming - because they thrive on ignorance).

There are 3 general types of PC users:
Those who don't know anything about it (Majority of people)
Those who know the general intuitive stuff i.e installations etc (some, but not many)
Those who know the technical side i.e right down the building a new rig etc (very few)

Considering PC's are the most common things to have in household these days (next to telephone) it's quite sad that the majority know nothing about what potential it has as an entertainment center.
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Privilege and not a right? Come on man. Dont be so elitist about PCs.
Think about it....If people knew more about what they were doing with a PC do you think there would be as many scams and virus's out there. The only reason scams and virus's exist is because people think that if they type in free pron in google that it will be safe because they have anti-virus software installed...Get real.

If I want to drive a car I need a licence or I could cause some major trouble if I do not know how to use one properly.

Whats the difference in this case??
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I make a living off of those type of users.

Also, you can kill others with a vehicle, not the same with a PC under normal use....
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Whats the difference in this case??
Whats the difference?? Cars kill people!! Poor analogy!!
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