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    Good Info

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    How to skip Windows 8
    Err... don't buy it? Stay with what you've already got.
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    No one has to buy Win 8. If you don't want to then don't. The whole premise of the articles is somewhat nonsensical IMO.
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    Here is another good article.

    http://www.zdnet.com/five-ways-to-sk...-8-7000001753/

    Ted is correct when he says that no one has to buy Windows 8, the rest of his statement however does not follow.

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    If you don't want a computer with Windows 8 on it in the future, just purchase a genuine Windows 7 disk and clean install it.
    Nobody says one has to go with the way OEM computer manufacturers set up their PCs. You do have a choice in the matter.

    It's not a big stretch to factor in the cost of a genuine copy of whatever OS you choose to run on any PC manufactured these days.
    (antiquated operating systems aside)
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    Come on, How to skip Win 8 is to keep using Win 7, Vista or Win XP. That's rather obvious, and consequently a no brainer, or nonsense statement. In other words, no one is forced to move on, they can keep using their present OS. Hence the whole premise of the articles is nonsensical.

    The second article is also a no brainer. I, and many others, would never consider switching to the overpriced hardware to run the fruit OS. It appears that over 95% of the worlds computing population agrees with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott View Post
    Sorry, but I see nothing in this article that's compelling enough to make me want to switch to Apple products. Its all fluff and extra features that are nice but aren't very significant. By the same token, I see little of significance that MS offering that is going to make an Apple user jump ship.
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    I almost think the few Apple users out there are more fanatical than Windows users. I would put both Apple users and avid Linux users in this same category. I suppose there is nothing wrong with being fanatical in favor of your OS, but I know of many Windows users that also dabble in iOS and some flavor of Linux. I myself, although a confirmed Windows user (Win 7 and Win 8 RP now) have used Linux for a while. It just was too geeky for me. Using the terminal for everything was just too much.
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    The Ipad and Iphone are introducing a lot more people to Apple OSes. In fact, Apple now has a net worth more than Microsoft and Google combined. They aren't all fanatics but find Apple products easier to use than Windows. I still consider myself a mainly Windows user but I find I really liked the IPad I picked up for my wife. Wasn't all that expensive either. Got a refurbed Ipad WiFi for $319 from the Apple store. Comes with a new battery and the same guarantee as the new Ipads. The Windows Ipads will have a long way to go to compete with the Ipad and its vast array of Apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I myself, although a confirmed Windows user (Win 7 and Win 8 RP now) have used Linux for a while. It just was too geeky for me.
    My main experience is on Windows, but I do not discount Linux: it's simply another tool in the box to get a job done.

    Does that make me a geek? Probably.

    Consider this though: Quite possibly, many of the regular posters here may be similarly labeled by Joe Public. I mean, come on folks, look at the big picture - we spend hours and hours downloading, installing, tweaking and arguing over a non-production released computer operating system.



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    with a bit of luck we will have the RTM in the next few days on Technet and other official Microsoft channels. That's when the real fun begins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    Sorry, but I see nothing in this article that's compelling enough to make me want to switch to Apple products. Its all fluff and extra features that are nice but aren't very significant. By the same token, I see little of significance that MS offering that is going to make an Apple user jump ship.
    I'm not planning to go to Apple, I will stay with Windows 7 until 2020, and then go to Linux, but my wife sent me this link on Sunday.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/...ntcmp=features

    She has an iPad, and she likes it. When she gets a new laptop, which will probably be at Christmas, I could see her getting a MacBook, instead of going to a Surface or other Windows 8 tablet or laptop.

    I think a lot of current Windows users will get an Apple when they get their next computer, but I don't see anybody going the other way.

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    As for me Windows 8 menu is not good.

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    Ford vs Chevy, Pepsi vs Coke, Mayo vs Miracle Whip, on and on and on.
    It's a matter of taste, preference, choice, style, etc.

    It's not my fault if YOU have no taste or style, make bad choices, and have invalid preferences.
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