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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Oh for god sake, How is learning OSX not learning a new OS? At least Win8 is still mostly like Win7; Mac OS is totally different. rolleyes.gif
And the whole idea behind Win8 is the synergy you are talking about. Same basic OS spread across a laptop, desktop, Win8 phone, and Win8 tablet...

She's already quite comfortable with the iPad interface. She's wanting an iPhone to replace her aging Android (which is a free upgrade in two months.

It becomes a single basic interface for all devices, something Microsoft could have had had they actualy been on their game with Win 8.

End of the day, She Who Must Be Obeyed Must Be Obeyed. Metro is a deal breaker for her. No new mainstream laptops ship without that crap, ergo, Apple OSX is the only choice I am left to support for my wife.
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Installing Windows 7 ends support which is end of discussion. I don't want my wife struggling through the crappy Metro interface. She spent about two seconds with it when I installed the Beta before she gave up and said she never wanted a computer with it installed. Get rid of that crap and I'd have no problems. I cannot get rid of that crap which means Microsoft forced a former Windows user to Apple.
End of the day, She Who Must Be Obeyed Must Be Obeyed.

I'm not going to argue with you. if you want to spend 2-5 times as much for the same hardware, be my guest. Just know that you're wasting money and your wife probably won't appreciate that either. Also you can remove it, or avoid it. You are choosing not to, and it will cost you more, end of story.
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post #263 of 307
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Oh for god sake, How is learning OSX not learning a new OS? At least Win8 is still mostly like Win7; Mac OS is totally different. rolleyes.gif
And the whole idea behind Win8 is the synergy you are talking about. Same basic OS spread across a laptop, desktop, Win8 phone, and Win8 tablet...
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She's already quite comfortable with the iPad interface. She's wanting an iPhone to replace her aging Android (which is a free upgrade in two months.
It becomes a single basic interface for all devices, something Microsoft could have had had they actualy been on their game with Win 8.
End of the day, She Who Must Be Obeyed Must Be Obeyed. Metro is a deal breaker for her. No new mainstream laptops ship without that crap, ergo, Apple OSX is the only choice I am left to support for my wife.
um i think microsoft are onto the unified platform.... win8 phone, win8 tablets, win8 laptops , and win8 desktop can all be syncronised together so its like taking your desktop with you on any device you choose to take smile.gif apple is so overpriced/underpowered theses days
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I'm not going to argue with you. if you want to spend 2-5 times as much for the same hardware, be my guest. Just know that you're wasting money and your wife probably won't appreciate that either. Also you can remove it, or avoid it. You are choosing not to, and it will cost you more, end of story.

Some things are worth more and are more important than the amount of "Money Spent"...

One day if You are lucky you might understand what this means. Life is Short
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Yeah, iOS and OSX are completely different operating systems. Win8 will be the same across all platforms, at least moving forward...
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um i think microsoft are onto the unified platform.... win8 phone, win8 tablets, win8 laptops , and win8 desktop can all be syncronised together so its like taking your desktop with you on any device you choose to take smile.gif apple is so overpriced/underpowered theses days

Doesn't matter one whit. Metro sucks and there's no getting around that ****, so it's Apple for my wife when it could have been Microsoft.

Microsoft blew it big time. They panicked and failed to deliver on what could have been. Apple has been their too long and since they own the phone and tablet space, they will now own the productivity laptop space..

My wife has been a Microsoft user for more than two decades and because Microsoft blew Windows 8 at this crucial time, she will now become an Apple user.

I'll build a new computer in a few months and will install Windows 7, but it won't make much difference. Microsoft has driven people to Apple for productivity laptop applications because they blew the Windows 8 rollout, all for the want of a default to classic Windows interface.
post #268 of 307
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Oh for god sake, How is learning OSX not learning a new OS? At least Win8 is still mostly like Win7; Mac OS is totally different. rolleyes.gif

And the whole idea behind Win8 is the synergy you are talking about. Same basic OS spread across a laptop, desktop, Win8 phone, and Win8 tablet...

Works best when you actually use everything from one platform. Thankfully, Windows and Android have no problem playing nice. I doubt the same could be said for Surface and Mac or iPad and Windows.
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You are on OCN, and don't know how to install an OS on a computer... I don't even.
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lol I agree.
Windows 7 isn't leaving any time soon and windows 8 isn;t bad AFTER you put a start menu on it (takes 3 seconds).
Also, 7 takes 11 clicks to install.

Installing Windows 7 ends support which is end of discussion. I don't want my wife struggling through the crappy Metro interface. She spent about two seconds with it when I installed the Beta before she gave up and said she never wanted a computer with it installed. Get rid of that crap and I'd have no problems. I cannot get rid of that crap which means Microsoft forced a former Windows user to Apple.

End of the day, She Who Must Be Obeyed Must Be Obeyed.

Save yourself a crapload of money, install Start8, change all image file association to Paint, and find a non-metro media player for all audio/video files. Win8 still comes with non-metro IE, just make it default.

This is like 10 mins of work. tops. And you can "disable" Start8 any time you need to send it in.
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Yeah, iOS and OSX are completely different operating systems. Win8 will be the same across all platforms, at least moving forward...

Windows Rt

Nuff' said
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Works best when you actually use everything from one platform. Thankfully, Windows and Android have no problem playing nice. I doubt the same could be said for Surface and Mac or iPad and Windows.
Save yourself a crapload of money, install Start8, change all image file association to Paint, and find a non-metro media player for all audio/video files. Win8 still comes with non-metro IE, just make it default.
This is like 10 mins of work. tops. And you can "disable" Start8 any time you need to send it in.

No support.

Deal breaker.
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