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Well, the thing about the "Cold" is wrong anyhow. 'Cause with Vista's new admin stuff and simply has a lot harder time getting infected. I mean c'mon, how many computers with Vista have actually been mauled? I've seen one. And it was right clicked and ran as an admin.
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I hope there not attack ads like Mac
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I'd have guessed MS spends very little on advertising, but I'd have guessed wrong:

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Want to know what top companies like Microsoft, Google, and even Coca-Cola spend on advertising? Here’s a breakdown by percent of revenues in 2006, starting with the most first (according to this article):
  • Microsoft - more than 20 percent of their annual revenue or $11.5 billion
  • Coca-Cola – more than $2.5 billion
  • Yahoo - more than 20 percent of their annual revenue or $1.3 billion
  • eBay - 14 percent to 15 percent of its revenue - which was $871 million, much of that to advertise on Google
  • Google – In the millions rather than billions of dollars – with $188 million
  • Starbucks - $95 million
I'm glad Apple is gaining ground. Hopefully it'll force MS to do something about their stagnant OS.
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You're using the most highly polished turd you can find, Windows XP. now get the fudge off my interwebz
Your jealousy overwhelms me...

Must be one of those kiddies talkin here... "interwebz"... heh... you kids just tickle me.
Edited by DarkFury - 7/9/08 at 6:29pm
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The thing that always gets me is the fact that a Mac IS a PC.
A PC is a computer running Windows.
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The thing that always gets me is the fact that a Mac IS a PC.
Quote:
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... the term "PC" is often used only to refer to computers running Microsoft Windows.
noob.
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A PC is a computer running Windows.
PC = Personal Computer. Nothing more, nothing less.
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A PC is a computer running Windows.
Pretty much, yeah; that's the lingo we use today. But these guys like to be cute playing semantics and all.

Does m$ really need to advertise to get their stuff to sell? It is essentially forced upon every computer user anyway, so I don't see what the deal is.
post #29 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
PC = Personal Computer. Nothing more, nothing less.
Not in modern times and you know that.

On a side note : I hope they do a good job, i'm tired of dispelling rumors.
Edited by Licht - 7/9/08 at 7:50pm
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Does m$ really need to advertise to get their stuff to sell? It is essentially forced upon every computer user anyway, so I don't see what the deal is.
Was that a serious question?

With Linux and Macs becoming less transparent in the business world, Microsoft is forced to put their "good name" back on the market.

I am a IT admin for two companies, and let me tell you guys, Macs/Linux (not configured for work) is a ***** to mess with. Windows, I can take an OEM system and have it ready for everything in less than an hour. Macs? Ya freaking right! Linux is another story but I don't get much Linux at my job.
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