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I hope if there ever is a change in power someone will get the sense to release a business version of win 8 without tiles and "apps".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edN4o8F9_P4 The face of MS. Good grief!

 

...my freaking lord..

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post #43 of 49
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...my freaking lord..


What did i just watch?

He sweats so much, his shirt looks like a waistcoat to me. (im colorblind though...)
post #44 of 49
"Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power" Can you not see that just by looking at the guy? He looks like he would through you under the bus for a doughnut. That is judging a book by its cover, but first impressions are everything?
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What did i just watch?

Roid Rage wheee.gif
Edited by cayennemist - 1/24/13 at 2:15am
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ME wasn't stable to begin with, but could have been repair with an SP if MS wanted to..Thank god they didn't (I'd rather NT like XP than the DOS Hybrid that ME was)

I've also heard that some of the issues relating to system stability was actually due to a lot of RAM sticks being faulty around then.

It wasn't system stability only, that OS was a legit HD killer. One of my buddies in school was a huge computer geek and he inherited a Gateway with ME installed, messed around with it a bit, and decided he liked NT better. So, right in front of me, he formats his HD and tries to install NT, which reported the HD as non-functional. He tries again and no dice. So he breaks out the ME disk and tries to re-install ME thinking there was some funky embedded DRM. That HD was deader than a skunk on the side of the road. He ended up snapping the ME disk in half and installing a backup HD so he could have a functional desktop.
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Sounds like business as usual for all levels of corporate hierarchy. The society of backstabbers is one of the reasons I removed myself from that culture.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

ME wasn't stable to begin with, but could have been repair with an SP if MS wanted to..Thank god they didn't (I'd rather NT like XP than the DOS Hybrid that ME was)

I've also heard that some of the issues relating to system stability was actually due to a lot of RAM sticks being faulty around then.

It wasn't system stability only, that OS was a legit HD killer. One of my buddies in school was a huge computer geek and he inherited a Gateway with ME installed, messed around with it a bit, and decided he liked NT better. So, right in front of me, he formats his HD and tries to install NT, which reported the HD as non-functional. He tries again and no dice. So he breaks out the ME disk and tries to re-install ME thinking there was some funky embedded DRM. That HD was deader than a skunk on the side of the road. He ended up snapping the ME disk in half and installing a backup HD so he could have a functional desktop.

Yeah, if it was an OEM rig with OEM RAM that only increases the chance of a faulty stick...Faulty, but not dead sticks of RAM can play hell with all parts of a system, the HDD may have just been dead already, if it truly was a HDD killer you'd think more people would say because that is kinda a pretty big issue with the OS.
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post #48 of 49
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Can't say I'm that surprised, Ballmer doesn't seem like the kind of person who'd hold power in ms for long without some underhand tactics

Business in the corporate world is nothing but underhanded tactics.
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Business in the corporate world is nothing but underhanded tactics.

Yep. I work for a privately owned corporation in midtown Manhattan. Do you know who gets promoted to managerial positions? Females who s.... you know what. Do not get me started on males. thumb.gif


I hasten to add it is no different from politics. Unfortunately people are very corrupt and lack moral backbone to change anything. I am not talking talking about some kind of religious morality but being able to differentiate a poor choice from a good one, fair from unfair, meritocracy from ass kissing etc...
Edited by Iching - 1/24/13 at 2:36pm
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