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Bleeding Edge FTW!
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
the term "bleeding edge" is a marketing buzz phrase. let's not turn it into a mainstream phrase, please. "cutting edge" is every bit as descriptive.

i will fine anyone caught using the phrase "bleeding edge" in this forum. that is all.


also, a lot of us XP users have the Vista look without DRM or driver issues. an OS for the masses should be easy to use. all this talk about fixes and workarounds simply proves that Vista is not ready for the spotlight yet.
i don't know what everyone is talking about with DRM... i have had no trouble at all with playing anything. I haven't really had that much trouble with drivers except for the fact that i can't control the fan speed (which i have seen a fix for i think but I haven't tried). the more people who just switch to the OS, the faster MS will get enough feedback and fix any problems that some people are having.

bleeding edge
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On the first page someone said a strictly gamer OS, what would that be? It would have to be able to run all other programs. Would it just involve having alot of drivers to make games compatible? What problems is XP having now? The only one ive had is .net framework and i just needed to install it.

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i'm quite serious about saying "bleeding edge." just stop it!

and regarding the "pure gamer OS," that's simple: it's called a console. get a 360, PS3, or a Wii if you just want to play games. they're a lot easier to deal with and cost a fraction of a PC.
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Fraction of a PC. That is where you are DEAD WRONG.

I can build you a <500$ AMD dual core machine that will game on par with the nintendo wii (sans the controllers) and itll be WAY more efficient than the 400$ XBOX or the 600$ PS3.
    
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Fraction? Hell no. And computer has a mouse and keyboard which are essential for some games. And a console is mearly a computer with an OS that allows you to play their special DVDs.

It was a question of interest. What would make it a gamer's OS? What would be different about it.
    
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Im staying with xp until really all the games become dx10 then ill install my vista.
 
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Originally Posted by pato88 View Post
Fraction? Hell no. And computer has a mouse and keyboard which are essential for some games. And a console is mearly a computer with an OS that allows you to play their special DVDs.

It was a question of interest. What would make it a gamer's OS? What would be different about it.
I think he means ZERO extra stuff. (I don't know what you would want to cut out though...I would not want LESS functionality)
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Funny, they release this when they are trying to kill off XP..
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i wasn't saying i prefer console gaming over PC gaming - on the contrary. but you can buy an X-Box 360 Core System for $300 that will knock the socks off any $300 PC. also, you don't have to worry about reformatting/reinstalling Windows, viruses and spyware, compatibility issues, minimum requirements, constant upgrades, etc. etc. etc.

i love my computer and would never get rid of it - but if you *only* want to game, PCs are overpriced and more complicated than they need to be.
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