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Biolaja Tista
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2007.12.12 01:27:00 - [91]

Here's a thought: Why not make everything compatible with everything else?

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.12 01:35:00 - [92]

Originally by: DjemboS
Iíve owned a lot of computers with multiple operating systems.

I feel Microsoft has the most user friendly system although fanboiís may prefer their linux or macs

There are many wonderful things about macs and they seem less likely to get hit with a virus.

I know many programs

I like linux too. I dual boot linux and windows.

Sometimes I boot linux, windows xp, and windows vista.

All the operating systems have proís and conís.

People can adapt. Many will go for windows because it is conveniant.

System competition is good.

Simplified. Now if you dont mind I need to go find a aspirin.

Posted - 2007.12.12 01:40:00 - [93]

It was simply a matter of time before microsoft realized that vista needs a whole lot of optimizing and modification for those that care about such things to use it. even the best manipulative PR couldn't avoid this from happening.

and as we all could see 2141241 au away, the dx10 for vista only was nothing but a sales ploy, and anyone who knows anything about what directx is (just a 3d programming api made by microsoft, no more no less) would understand that it is easily ported to xp

so with that said, let's enjoy the possibilities this foreseable change will incur Wink

fly safe.

Posted - 2007.12.12 01:42:00 - [94]

Edited by: 7shining7one7 on 12/12/2007 01:45:23
Originally by: Biolaja Tista
Here's a thought: Why not make everything compatible with everything else?

It would be incredibly easy, design some standard interfaces/protocols/standards and get on with it.

the only thing, and i honestly mean the ONLY thing that stands in the way of this, is big business, money, and offcourse the ever increasing proprietory standards, which tends to flow in unison. atleast up till these recent years.

meaning that they would actually have to sit down and give up their sovereignity in the form of the proprietary standards, for the good of all consumers.

your argument is sound, and eventually we will get there too. and then things will be a whole lot easier for everyone Cool

Rawr Cristina
Posted - 2007.12.12 12:29:00 - [95]

Originally by: Dark Shikari

They did a survey and 88% of Windows users said that they were not planning to upgrade to Vista in the next year.

The only copies of Vista selling are coming with new machines, and even Dell was forced by their userbase to start selling Windows XP on their computers again.

I think you overestimate the average consumer.

I work in a PC store, my job is to sell machines pre-installed with Vista (and nothing but Vista) and hoardes of people happily come and do so. We don't even sell a boxed version of XP anymore.

Surveys of that nature are decieving as they don't represent the entire spectrum of Windows users. I'm sure 90% of the members of a popular tech forum, for example, wouldn't be planning on upgrading to Vista in the next year - but that dosen't automatically mean those same figures can be used for all windows users as it simply dosen't represent them.

When you or me are looking to upgrade, we don't get the latest OS until we actually need it. Most people arn't like you or me though, as they're just looking for something that does the job for the next 3-5 years at which point they'll just buy an entirely new machine for the following 3-5 years, saving on the complexities of upgrading or building PCs themselves (which also voids warranty) and almost certainly coming with the latest Microsoft OS.

Caiman Graystock
Cornelius Starship and Computer Design
Posted - 2007.12.12 16:43:00 - [96]

your mom?

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