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post #131 of 188
it should be free!! with all the advertising and demos and bull crap we gota jump thrue just for an os..shame on you microsoft..i wouldnt even pay 50 for a full version...this is when i will just wait for a free copy cause prices will be so high not even worth it.
    
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Can you buy it now and then upgrade later?
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post #133 of 188
Raise the price to suck people in? If I remember right, that's the Grey Goose method. It'll be interesting to see if Windows 8 can pull this off.
Edited by Trogdor - 1/20/13 at 11:30pm
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Can you buy it now and then upgrade later?
Yes. Key wont expire. Just the deal
post #135 of 188
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I'm loving Windows 8 personally. Runs great, boots fast, and works awesome.

I spent the lats 2 days trying to get Linux to run on my second hard drive and, after trying multiple distros (openSUSE, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Pear OS) I still couldn't get a working install. People rave about Linux and I even ran Mint as me desktop OS for a few years but that is ridiculous. I have mainstream hardware that isn't bleeding edge and the top distros still won't work. Why would I even consider using it if I can't depend on it? Ever since Vista I haven't had a single software issue with my PC.

I agree with everything you have just said.
 
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I'll install and use Windows 8 on my primary system (as opposed to the crapbox and virtual machine I have it on now), if Microsoft pays me 2,000 dollars for the lost productivity as I force myself to adapt to it's unintuitive quirks.
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post #137 of 188
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This just gives more incentive for people to pirate their software

Why do you think Windows dominates the world? If they could actually eliminate piracy Windows would lose its position.
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It was Steve Jobs quoting Picasso and wasn't referring to physical products but the ideas, inspiration, etc. that went into painting.

I'm loving Windows 8 personally. Runs great, boots fast, and works awesome.

I spent the lats 2 days trying to get Linux to run on my second hard drive and, after trying multiple distros (openSUSE, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Pear OS) I still couldn't get a working install. People rave about Linux and I even ran Mint as me desktop OS for a few years but that is ridiculous. I have mainstream hardware that isn't bleeding edge and the top distros still won't work. Why would I even consider using it if I can't depend on it? Ever since Vista I haven't had a single software issue with my PC.

I love Mint but there's no way I would replace Windows with any Linux distribution on a permanent basis. Skype on Windows works flawlessly, Linux is another story altogether, with the webcam and mic randomly not working and other problems. I do agree that as portable OS and for older hardware there is no better OS than Linux but to say that one can simply do away with Windows is pretty far fetched.

And yes, it was Steve Jobs quoting Picasso. The irony is that this same $teve Job$ then went on to sue people who 'stole' the idea's he had stolen himself.

Edit: does Win 8 have native USB 3 support? What I mean is can a USB drive be used in the USB 3 port to install Win 8? This is one limitation of Win 7 that irritates me a little.
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I spent the lats 2 days trying to get Linux to run on my second hard drive and, after trying multiple distros (openSUSE, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Pear OS) I still couldn't get a working install. People rave about Linux and I even ran Mint as me desktop OS for a few years but that is ridiculous. I have mainstream hardware that isn't bleeding edge and the top distros still won't work. Why would I even consider using it if I can't depend on it? Ever since Vista I haven't had a single software issue with my PC.
You must be doing something wrong.
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I don't understand why people say Microsoft has been copying apple with their mobile products and their desktop OS. If i'm not mistaken windows phone and RT are the only mobile operating systems that don't look like or operate like the others. If it's the fact that they are making a tablet and an operating system for smartphones, then you must be a bit wonky in the head. Microsoft has been making both of those for the last decade. Well the tablet not so much from specifically Microsoft, but companies had been making tablets using windows for the last decade. Windows 8 looks nothing like any other operating system and you don't use it like any other operating system. And whether you like the look of it or not, it's more effort than the competition has put in for the desktop... apart from not supporting any hardware but their own, OSX UI hasn't changed in like 10 years. If it's the ecosystem i still don't understand. Apart from having a more diverse lineup of products, Microsoft is using the exact same UI for xbox, tablet, phone (almost), and desktop, which is something apple has not even come close to doing. IOS isn't even on the same planet as OSX... Is it just me or has the technology industry become a bunch of companies unable to lift a finger without being called a copier. Just because apple comes out with a touch screen phone and an oversized ipod touch (don't like tablest too much lol, don't see the point) doesn't mean no one else should. It's like saying that tv's or cars should be limited to the original inventor. Apple did change the world, and how it operates... Instead of trying to stay ahead of the curve, they ran out of ideas and found themselves preoccupied in court rooms. Samsung played apple hard anyway and i think apple's going to die down quite drastically in the next 5 years. Samsung sold apple the retina display they developed and kept the AMOLED technology for themselves knowing that it had more potential (flexible/indestructable displays). ANYways, back to Microsoft... they really are the only company doing their own thing. So i would rather support them in doing so than criticizing.
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You must be doing something wrong.

No, Linux simply is temperamental. I've had my Linux distro totally mess up due to updates and now when I install propriety AMD drivers on my laptop the distro messes up. It installs the drivers and then says there was an error. The drivers can't be uninstalled or updated, only recourse is a new Mint installation. Very irritating, showing that Linux is just as buggy as Windows or any other OS.
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