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Topic: Should I buy Windows 8 or 7?   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:44:20 AM(UTC)

I got Windows 7 for my brother when it was on sale at newegg, because he is the only gamer in the family.  I have done a lot of research on Windows 8, and I think it is a horrible idea.  Microsoft is making a huge business mistake.  I will not support Windows 8.  I am switching everything, and everyone that I can to Linux.  




Topic: Should I buy Windows 8 or 7?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:24:08 PM(UTC)

I see, that is a very good solution.  Thanks.

Topic: Should I buy Windows 8 or 7?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 4:56:49 AM(UTC)

I have for better or worse made the linux switch.  I'm currently using KDE.  So personally I really don't care what Microsoft does, but other people in my life only use Windows.  I'm looking to do my next build soon, and my current build always get hand me downed.  I use to try and sell the parts, but I know to many people that could use it, and the money just isn't worth the trouble of selling anymore.  So when I hand me down my current rig I was thinking of putting Windows on it.  I got a copy of xp, but thats old.  I like windows 7, but I can get windows 8 for $70 right now.  A lot cheaper than windows 7.

Now I think its really interesting.   Ubuntu and Gnome have moved away from the normal idea of a desktop  Macs have been that way for a while.  I thought it was always funny to watch a long time mac user try and use a PC.  The question is always, "where is the search?".  I've even had hard core mac friends ask me, "how do I formate this drive to FAT from NTFS"?  I have never owned a mac in my life, why would they ask me.  

See before the internet you just kind of had to figure things out on your own. but now that we do have the internet everything is just a search away.  And thats great!  But I wonder whats going to happen when no one can figure stuff out on their own anymore.  Who is going to post it on the internet?  

I use KDE, and I find myself using the, what you would call in windows, the start menu less and less, but I'm glad its there.  It helped me when I was adjusting.  Now that I know what the names of the programs I use and how to launch them I could totally do without them, but it wasn't until I knew what I was looking for that I could do tha.  Search, icons, widgets, and apps are a lot faster, but at least give me the option to choose

I loved Gnome 2.  It was so easy and simple to use.  Th Unity and Gnome 3 came out, and it was really hard to use, and I hated it so much I switched to KDE, but I got to admit that that app bar is pretty cool, and the search works really well in Ubuntu.  

SO why can't we have both.  Yes Metro is faster and cooler than the old stat menu, but why can't we have both.   Yes there is a faster easier way, but let people discover it on their own, don't force it on them, like windows 8, Unity, and Gnome.


But I can save $34 if I buy windows 8 no, which isn't a bad deal.  Girlfriend says Windows 7 or stick with xp.  I'm thinking widows 8.  They are doing what almost everyone else has already done.


Personally I think this debates is funner than the presidential debate.   Tell me what you thin.  Windows 7 ot 8?



Topic: Trapped Chilean Miners Supplied with PSPs   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:26:54 AM(UTC)

I just wonder if they are still on the clock. That would be a lot of OT.

Topic: Blockbuster Inches Closer To Failing, Has To Delist From NYSE   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:18:22 PM(UTC)

So the only way to save the corporation would be to replace the "BL" With a "C"!


Probably would work. That and games. I think if they had switched to games they might have done okay. Its been a while since I have been there, and I know they have a game section, but there selection and prices always kind of sucked. If they had slowly started increasing there game section, while lowering there prices, they might have done better.

Topic: IBM Flips IE the Finger, Fist Bumps Firefox Instead   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:39:57 PM(UTC)

I've personally been having problems with both Firefox and Chrome lately. Just in the past month or so, and I'm not he only one. The long delay in page loads on Chrome is bad, and I hear there is a beta that fixes it, but not a good sign. Chrome still has a ways to go before it can catch up to the veteran browsers in my opinion.

Topic: What to say when asked a stupid question   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:13:52 PM(UTC)

bob_on_the_cob wrote:

This is my favorite response.

Friend: How much is the logitech G500.

Me: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Logitech+G500+price


that is so awesome, I'm going to start using that all the time.

Topic: What to say when asked a stupid question   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7:58:15 AM(UTC)

Somone might have already come up with this one, but I don't think I've heard it before

I get asked a lot of questions all the time,and it can get really annoying.  Its like, I have a life, and better things to do then to answer all your questions.  If not that, my girlfriend starts asking me question after question after question, and it gets to the point where the questions are rediculious, to the point where the questions are about things I don't know, and I don't care to know about.

I just thought of a good thing to say at times like those

"I don't know, what do I look like, Google?"


"How the hell am I suppose to know.  What do I look like, Google?"

its also reversable

"What do I look like, Google.  How the hell am I suppose to know?"


This two guys came into one needed to use the bathroom the other one started talking to me, and I got things to do and I don't want to talk to him.  Said he driven up from San Francisco to go on a hot air balloon ride, and at the last minute they called him and said it was too windy.  Then he starts asking me all these questions.

How can they do that, does the wind change so rapidly that they don't know if they can fly the balloons until the last minute?

Well it has been really windy lately.

Right so couldn't they have known, and told us a lot sooner?

I know this happens a lot, and they just can't go up in certain weather conditions , like rain and fog.

I know that, but shouldn't they have someone that can tell if its going to be windy, and tell us before we drive all this way?

I don't know, what do I look like, Google?

Is what I should have said.  I don't work for the balloon ride company, and I'm not meteorologist.  I don't know, and I don't care.  Why the hell is this guy asking me all these questions.  You want to know so bad, go google it, and leave me alone.

Topic: Itunes slows down PC's   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:12:21 AM(UTC)

Der Meister wrote:

the thing that i don't particularly care for about itunes which is why i don't have it is all the extra stuff it comes with. You want itunes so you need quicktime, and the apple support program, and the apple update program. even with quicktime you get the last two which i quickly delete of my system.

Why don't you use quicktime alternative or QTlite.  I've found that it sometimes works better than quicktime

Topic: Itunes slows down PC's   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:32:58 AM(UTC)

I would have to agree.  I always wondered why Microsoft sided with the entertainment industry rather than its customers.  But if you think about it, if they didn't play ball then they wouldn't get access to future media types, like Blu-ray support, and they wouldn't make money off of said Zune marketplace.  

But I don't think thats the reason that itunes bogs down systems.    I have a copy of XP SP1, which was released before itunes became popular, and I bet you it would still bog down the system.  I think its has more to do with all the background and services and applications that come with itunes.  Quicktime, bonjuir, ipod service, just off the top of my head, and they seem to keep adding things.  It also uses Windows native services that aren't normally used by everyday users, like smart card service.  Why does itunes have to have the smart card service running?  It won't run without it, which I think is weird.