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9. Re: Old stuff FTW! Dec 20, 2012, 10:20 Ant
 
Dades wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 23:31:
PCs are at critical mass and why should people keep upgrading? Their old shit still runs all of the current software. The market is healthy but they just aren't giving people a reason to get new hardware. New versions of Windows champion how much better they run on lower hardware and Microsoft just wants to make dinky IOS style apps so it can pretend its going to be relevant in the future. It's not a hardware problem, its a software problem.

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Ditto. I still use my old machines, hardwares, etc. with Windows XP Pro. SP3. It's not just computers too like my 20" Sharp CRT TV from 1996, VCR from dotcom days, Casio calculator watch, analog hearing aid model from 1994 (third one now), analog speakers, landline for rare phone and dial-up Internet backup usage, etc.
 
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8. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 20, 2012, 10:12 HorrorScope
 
More like Wall Street writes... because user count and the number sold are very solid. Now is it a booming YoY growth monster? No. Wall Street sad.  
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7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 08:50 Steele Johnson
 
Tablets are just way more convenient than a laptop and specifically a desktop. Desktop pcs are only for people who want the monster size graphics card (pc enthusiast), and most laptops don't have a good touch screen. The best thing MS can do is push their business software as much as possible. Build its office suite and make it really easy to sync those apps with all devices (phone, tablet, laptop). That's really the only way they can catch up to Apple and Google. Otherwise, all consumers will eventually be using iOS or Android. Why buy a pc when you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device? There's just no reason unless you need it for something those platforms don't offer. In this case, business software. So yes, in the end, it's all about the software, not the hardware.  
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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 08:06 Beamer
 
Dades wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 07:08:
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 07:01:
So you want Microsoft to artificially make the OS more bloated so that people have to buy new computers?

That's what you just asked for.

That's clearly what I meant, you sure puzzled it out genius.

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You complained about them championing running on older hardware. What, exactly, do you want Windows to do that requires newer hardware? Graphical whizzbang? What could Windows possibly add that needs more than a damn Core2Duo? Other than, you know, artificial bloat?

But it baffles me how many people here fight the notion that people don't want big, annoying, loud, clunky boxes. That people try to get away from being tied to a desk.
 
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 07:08 Dades
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 07:01:
So you want Microsoft to artificially make the OS more bloated so that people have to buy new computers?

That's what you just asked for.

That's clearly what I meant, you sure puzzled it out genius.

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4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 07:01 Beamer
 
Dades wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 23:31:
PCs are at critical mass and why should people keep upgrading? Their old shit still runs all of the current software. The market is healthy but they just aren't giving people a reason to get new hardware. New versions of Windows champion how much better they run on lower hardware and Microsoft just wants to make dinky IOS style apps so it can pretend its going to be relevant in the future. It's not a hardware problem, its a software problem.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

So you want Microsoft to artificially make the OS more bloated so that people have to buy new computers?

That's what you just asked for.
 
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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 20, 2012, 03:23 TurdFergasun
 
It's not a software problem, it's a marketing and accounting problem.

....It's not really a marketing and accounting problem either though. it is a systemic social structural issue thats formed by a caustic intent to control, and monitor everything everyone does or thinks, and the trickle down effect is finally glaringly visible in areas nerds and geeks pay attention to.
 
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2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 19, 2012, 23:31 Dades
 
PCs are at critical mass and why should people keep upgrading? Their old shit still runs all of the current software. The market is healthy but they just aren't giving people a reason to get new hardware. New versions of Windows champion how much better they run on lower hardware and Microsoft just wants to make dinky IOS style apps so it can pretend its going to be relevant in the future. It's not a hardware problem, its a software problem.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!
 
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1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 19, 2012, 22:15 Shok
 
I would have bought my wife a new laptop for Christmas except for two reasons:

Every laptop sale online has Win8 and no touchscreen
No option to configure it for Win7 instead
 
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