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Ok, just making sure we're not missing something simple. We all do it.

And you read them the key you had on the boxes or stickers? Sounds like you got an idiot of a rep that time if the one 2 months ago activated it for you.

I'm telling you she was hell-bent on selling me Win8. Last time I had to give them the code from the disc. This time she didn't even ask for it and seriously didn't want to assist me. I don't know, but I got the impression they don't want to service Win7 anymore. They did the same with XP when Win7 came out. If you couldn't solve your problem online then you had two choices, upgrade or re-load XP. I upgraded, and never looked back. I don't like Win8. I had the Beta for several months. It's not made for a desktop. But I would like a tablet with it on it. I despise Apple even worse than Microsoft, so an iPad is not an option. If my boss didn't pay for my phone (and bill) I'd dump my iPhone in a heartbeat. After saying that, Steve Jobs is actually one of my heros! Not a better businessman/visionary out there. Sad he left this world at such a relatively young age.

Personally I think they're getting incentives on getting people to buy Win8 and she was doing it wrong. I'd call back and try again.
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I'm telling you she was hell-bent on selling me Win8. Last time I had to give them the code from the disc. This time she didn't even ask for it and seriously didn't want to assist me. I don't know, but I got the impression they don't want to service Win7 anymore. They did the same with XP when Win7 came out. If you couldn't solve your problem online then you had two choices, upgrade or re-load XP. I upgraded, and never looked back. I don't like Win8. I had the Beta for several months. It's not made for a desktop. But I would like a tablet with it on it. I despise Apple even worse than Microsoft, so an iPad is not an option. If my boss didn't pay for my phone (and bill) I'd dump my iPhone in a heartbeat. After saying that, Steve Jobs is actually one of my heros! Not a better businessman/visionary out there. Sad he left this world at such a relatively young age.

How do you reconcile those, since Apple is basically an extension of Steve?

That, and I resisted the iPhone camp until last month. OMG soooooo much better than anything but the bleeding edge Droids. Sometimes the walled garden is nice, even if all it does is keep out the riffraff.
 
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How do you reconcile those, since Apple is basically an extension of Steve?

That, and I resisted the iPhone camp until last month. OMG soooooo much better than anything but the bleeding edge Droids. Sometimes the walled garden is nice, even if all it does is keep out the riffraff.

My main issue with Apple is that it doesn't play well with others, if at all. I don't have any Apple apps on my computers. They cause nothing but problems. But as far as a business plan and the implementation of new ideas, Steve was at the top of his game. The only other person I know of that had as much insight, intuition, and intelligence was Nikola Tesla. Einstein had these qualities too, but he constantly doubted himself, which neither Jobs nor Tesla ever did. Tesla got screwed by Edison and was never able to recover. Jobs got screwed by his board of directors and came back with a vengeance.

What I need to do is get used to Ubuntu. I've got a rig that I'm running a "hot" copy of Win7 on (no product key) that I'm going to put Ubuntu on and start learning how to use it. I bought me a book that shows all the tricks and methods, so maybe I can get educated. Then I'm done with Microsoft.......
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My main issue with Apple is that it doesn't play well with others, if at all. I don't have any Apple apps on my computers. They cause nothing but problems. But as far as a business plan and the implementation of new ideas, Steve was at the top of his game. The only other person I know of that had as much insight, intuition, and intelligence was Nikola Tesla. Einstein had these qualities too, but he constantly doubted himself, which neither Jobs nor Tesla ever did. Tesla got screwed by Edison and was never able to recover. Jobs got screwed by his board of directors and came back with a vengeance.

What I need to do is get used to Ubuntu. I've got a rig that I'm running a "hot" copy of Win7 on (no product key) that I'm going to put Ubuntu on and start learning how to use it. I bought me a book that shows all the tricks and methods, so maybe I can get educated. Then I'm done with Microsoft.......

 

Try WikiBooks on Unix.

 

Tesla was epic, sadly way ahead of his time and highly underrated.

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Sorry to see you go CSW, but best of luck in life.
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Sorry to see you go CSW, but best of luck in life.
Same here! Thanks!
    
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Same here! Thanks!

Yeah, It's been good folding with you CSW. Hope all goes well and we'll see you when you return.
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That pic made laugh in good way. Good luck to you. smile.gif

I still have to leave the Donkey bait. wink.gif

    
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