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Dec 30, 2013, 07:08
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 15:26:
An even better idea: Dual boot Windows and Steam OS. Given that so many home users own windows for the games...

I like this idea.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 30, 2013, 02:44
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Yeah I know I'd want to dualboot into a android OS on a normal system with a buttload of 3ghz+ cores and assloads of ram. please it's a toy/appliance OS so leave it there not on actual lap/desktops.
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Dec 29, 2013, 23:14
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Dec 29, 2013, 23:14
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 22:22:
IIRC a Win8 license works for Win7..

Sort of but it doesn't really apply here. Users can downgrade as per the official Microsoft documentation with some restrictions. They need to first have a Windows 8.1 machine, agree to the EULA and then perform the downgrade themselves. I don't really see any OEM in their right mind deploying that. So yes it's technically possible but not realistic in consumer sales.

The problem is that Microsoft controls licensing and it doesn't want to continue licensing Windows 7. I don't think OEMs will have an easier time selling Windows 7 machines up against the tablet/smartphone craze either.
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Dec 29, 2013, 22:22
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Redmask wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 19:47:
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 14:50:
A rebellion would be if they all said they were going back to Win7 and refuse to touch Win8 in its current state.

They can't because they don't control the licensing for Windows, Microsoft does. You can't 'go back to Windows 7' when you don't have the ability to give your users product keys for it.

IIRC a Win8 license works for Win7..

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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 29, 2013, 19:47
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Dec 29, 2013, 19:47
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 14:50:
A rebellion would be if they all said they were going back to Win7 and refuse to touch Win8 in its current state.

They can't because they don't control the licensing for Windows, Microsoft does. You can't 'go back to Windows 7' when you don't have the ability to give your users product keys for it.
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Dec 29, 2013, 16:02
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Dec 29, 2013, 16:02
 
Not just steam OS, they need to make linux dualboot a kind of standard. We NEED user friendly versions of these operating systems with program install methods that do not fail! Most popular builds today offer painless program installers but the moment that installer fails to install something, the technical knowledge required to troubleshoot it increases by 10 fold.

Android dualboot is kinda.. nah. Having android on a stick you can plugin to TVs is cool.. having it on my clunky PC not so much. And the games arn't there. That is the key factor in steam OS that might make it successful, game support! If you can create an alternate OS where all the games be.. you have a good chance of pulling people who spend money on PCs away from MS.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 29, 2013, 15:26
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Dec 29, 2013, 15:26
 
An even better idea: Dual boot Windows and Steam OS. Given that so many home users own windows for the games...
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 29, 2013, 14:56
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Dec 29, 2013, 14:56
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 14:50:
A rebellion would be if they all said they were going back to Win7 and refuse to touch Win8 in its current state.

Didn't MS stop Win7 OEM sales already?

In any case, it's good they're doing something. Why they've stood by silently and watch Microsoft rape the PC in favor of a futile effort to battle with Apple/Android on the tablet market is beyond me.
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Dec 29, 2013, 14:50
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A rebellion would be if they all said they were going back to Win7 and refuse to touch Win8 in its current state.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 29, 2013, 13:44
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They should pre-install StartIsBack Plus on their boxes, I think that would be more rebellious of them. I know some do have a "Start Menu" replacement but the ones I've seen are borderline spamware.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 29, 2013, 12:47
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PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES.

Not sure this will have too much effect, but I applaud them for trying SOMETHING.
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