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18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2010, 09:43 Ant
 
nin wrote on Oct 27, 2010, 09:38:
2 GB of RAM does fine for me.


You must not run much, then.

Yep, just mostly Mozilla's SeaMonkey, PuTTY, sometimes, VMware Workstation v4.5.1 (mininum RAM for Windows OS'), sometimes games, Trillian v3/v4, DVB Viewer Pro, K-Lite Mega Codec Player, etc.
 
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17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2010, 09:38 nin
 
2 GB of RAM does fine for me.


You must not run much, then.

 
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16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2010, 09:10 Ant
 
avianflu wrote on Oct 27, 2010, 08:28:
holding onto winXP 32-bit deprives you of 64 bit memory architecture. That's fine for now I suppose ,but you'll want 64-bit soon enough.
2 GB of RAM does fine for me.
 
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15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2010, 08:28 avianflu
 
holding onto winXP 32-bit deprives you of 64 bit memory architecture. That's fine for now I suppose ,but you'll want 64-bit soon enough.  
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14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 26, 2010, 10:44 Verno
 
The underlying user elements haven't changed that much since Windows XP. It's mostly aesthetics and under the hood operating system improvements that the user doesn't need to worry about.  
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13. Re: Windows 8 two years away Oct 25, 2010, 21:43 Jim
 
Creston wrote on Oct 25, 2010, 12:31:
Desire for new Windows 12 years away. Microsoft baffled why new version is not selling.


Seriously, do they just not get it? Who the hell wants to upgrade their OS every two years?

Creston

Just when all the users get accustomed to where all the controls are and what they are called, MS will change them all around and fuck everyone up again. It's pretty obvious that its not about the users, its about the vendors and partners.

I bought my first Mac 6 years ago, but still use Windows as well.
 
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12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 20:32 Ant
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 25, 2010, 14:49:
I doubt anyone will be forced to upgrade. Just like many kept running Windows 98SE or Win2K rather than going to XP. If it's a better OS and has features that I want and are worth the price, then I'll probably upgrade. Simple as that.
For me, XP is just fine. I don't need anything in Vista and W7 to do what I need to do. I will upgrade, but not any time soon. I will probably upgrade when MS and others don't support XP SP3 anymore.
 
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11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 19:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
So why complain about a 3-year upgrade cycle for the OS? If it's not worth it, then don't do it. If enough people choose not to upgrade, then MS may not release so often. Then again, if Apple is any indication, then there are a lot of people who do like incremental upgrades, at least at the $100 or so price-point. It all comes down to what features they offer and how stable the OS is. With incremental upgrades to Win7, they should be able to keep it stable and keep offering more useful features. I'd like to see that on a 3-year cycle.  
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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 18:09 VoodooV
 
nice strawman. No one here was complaining about being forced to upgrade. It's an issue of cost and it's an issue of benefit.

In all likelyhood, Win8 will cost a lot of money, and it won't even be a major update to Win7. So why get it? On top of it, many people will need to upgrade their computers to run Win8 decently. so again..if you're not exactly hurting where you're at right now. Why the hell would you waste your money on a needless upgrade?

Most people don't even know what RAID is...so not very many people were hindered by the floppy disk limitation of WinXP RAID drivers. It didn't even become a mainstream issue until the last few years when SATA RAID controllers became commonplace on most motherboards.

There's this little thing called value for your money and MS doesn't seem to get that. I'd love to upgrade my home computer to each new OS that comes out, but it simply doesn't make financial sense for me to do so.

 
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 16:23 Steele Johnson
 
I don't use Apple products which means that I'm cooler than people who do!  
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 15:22 Verno
 
Oh no, there are people that cheap on these boards and they try to play that "but I dont need to upgrade for Halo 2 DX10 lolol" thing to hand-wave away their fear of change.  
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 15:15 CJ_Parker
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 25, 2010, 14:49:
I doubt anyone will be forced to upgrade. Just like many kept running Windows 98SE or Win2K rather than going to XP. If it's a better OS and has features that I want and are worth the price, then I'll probably upgrade. Simple as that.

Exactly. All the whiners need to shut the fuck up. I think it's great that MS is going back to a more frequent upgrade schedule because this way Windows will be adapted to new technologies in a timely fashion and we will have native support for stuff like USB 3.0 or SATA 3.0 without the need to wait several frickin' years before MS decides to pull their finger out of their ass. That was just plain horrible how you still needed a floppy disk drive for something as simple as a RAID driver because Windows XP was so hopelessly outdated. Come on. No one can seriously want to go back to shit like that. A new Windows every ~3 years sounds about right to me.

 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 14:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I doubt anyone will be forced to upgrade. Just like many kept running Windows 98SE or Win2K rather than going to XP. If it's a better OS and has features that I want and are worth the price, then I'll probably upgrade. Simple as that.  
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 14:10 VoodooV
 
well..it would be three years since Win7 is one year old..but yeah, I wouldn't want to upgrade an OS every three years either.

Is there any indication that Win8 be anything significantly different from Win7? If not then I'll probably leapfrog it and wait for Win9.

MS really needs to give customers a little better incentive to upgrade to new operating systems. It's just ridiculously too expensive as it is now especially when you consider the standard MS mentality of not making an operating system that works great on current computers, instead it's great for future computers.

This isn't the 1990's anymore.

...and space captain beat me to it. ipods are fine....until the battery eventually craps out. Then your expensive little trinket becomes a useless brick.
 
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 14:00 space captain
 
best for the money my ass

try replacing a battery on an ipod
 
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3. Re: Windows 8 two years away Oct 25, 2010, 12:47 Beamer
 

Seriously, do they just not get it? Who the hell wants to upgrade their OS every two years?

Apple users?
Of course, they pay $99 for it.

Batman, the only Apple products I have are iPods. Strip them from the shit that is iTunes and they're still the best for the money.
Anything else, though? Not even close. Especially not the new iTV.
 
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2. Windows 8 two years away Oct 25, 2010, 12:31 Creston
 
Desire for new Windows 12 years away. Microsoft baffled why new version is not selling.


Seriously, do they just not get it? Who the hell wants to upgrade their OS every two years?

Creston
 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2010, 11:31 xXBatmanXx
 
Melinda Gates: No Apple Products in our Home. Not even the fruit.

None here either.
I pride myself in not paying for over priced "hay look at me" hardware.
 
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