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Thank You Microsoft
« on: March 14, 2013, 11:29:29 AM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 11:32:28 AM »
Microsoft is just showing that they can be just as annoying as Adobe and Apple :)
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 11:39:05 AM »
Thanks for moving this. I really wanted some technical help.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 12:41:19 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 01:10:55 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. :police:

Edited to specify which version.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 01:17:02 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 01:25:32 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 01:28:20 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity. :police:

Hey, SimCity 4 and its predecessors were good.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in Windows 8 were pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 01:30:57 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity. :police:

Hey, SimCity 4 and its predecessors were good.

Good point, I edited my post to reflect which version I was talking about.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 01:32:18 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 01:34:12 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

I don't recall Asteriktos specifying which version of Windows he was on. Besides, we were responding to something Vamrat said.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 01:36:24 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

UI? User interface?  I'm using windoze 7, btw.  Also, the original SimCity still owns all.

Also, I wish my browser would stop autocorrecting things for me.  I'm gonna have to figure out how to turn that off.

Though I will say that my browser seems to be working less sluggishly today.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 01:45:22 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 01:48:38 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Meh, IE 9+ isn't too bad actually.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 01:51:32 PM »
Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

I don't recall Asteriktos specifying which version of Windows he was on. Besides, we were responding to something Vamrat said.

I must have been confused by Asteriktos' reference to "changing the visual presentation of the internet" to an OS upgrade. I haven't launched IE in forever, let alone upgrade it to 9.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 01:53:28 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!


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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 02:11:39 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!

Firefox, dawg.  Firefox.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!

Firefox, dawg.  Firefox.

Indeed. That's what I'm talking about.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 03:04:19 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. :police:

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 04:11:45 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. :police:

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.

the NHL series is pretty good, but in most other sports, why change anything if you dont have competition *coughMadden*


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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 04:23:19 PM »
Windows sucks.

Period.

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013, 05:44:35 PM »
Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. :police:

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.

the NHL series is pretty good, but in most other sports, why change anything if you dont have competition *coughMadden*



Because its made by Canadians  :D

But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 06:25:06 PM »
But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.

*starts praying: please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age... *

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 07:01:15 PM »
But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.

*starts praying: please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age... *

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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2013, 08:39:04 AM »

^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2013, 10:04:35 PM »

^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
Would society have been better off his dad had contributed more in another way...?
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 04:25:35 AM »

^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
Would society have been better off his dad had contributed more in another way...?

Dunno.... But he wouldn't have the blood of murdered children on his hands.  His son made an OS that without doubt changed computers, but even his son contributes to Planned Parenthood now.... Can't wait for linux to fully take the market.  It is definitely growing.
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2013, 01:32:58 PM »
I just want to thank Microsoft again for all the fine work they do. In this particular post I want to give a shot out to the excellent Internet Explorer. I love how it's 2013, but they have still kept a certain quaint feature with IE, where I will close one browser and it will refresh and just generally screw up every other browser I have open.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
 :D I started out with DOS, and am not that my skills have progressed much beyond that. Still Apple seems to have met my undemanding needs.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 04:08:22 PM »

Why are you using IE?
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2013, 05:25:09 PM »
IE would not work for me with a certain website (a Google-owned website...  ??? ), so I had to use Chrome. Maybe I still have other browsers on here, I don't recall, but that's the first one I saw. I was quickly reminded of some of the reasons I abandoned them and went back to IE.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2013, 05:56:11 PM »

It's personal preference.

I prefer Chrome. :)

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2013, 08:38:55 AM »
Netscape Navigator FTW.

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« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »
I always found the general order of preference for me out of the 'main' browsers was Chome > IE > Firefox.
Firefox is just so... clunky.

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« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »
Netscape Navigator FTW.

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« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2013, 08:49:54 AM »
LOL love it :)
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2014, 07:48:55 AM »
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

Now in the same boat. My windows XP Pro corrupted, can't use File Explorer properly. Tried to restore Backup Image to drive but this doesn't boot up past login. At least all my data stored on separate drive, and backed up to external drive.

Now just ordered Windows 8.1 from Amazon.
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2014, 11:19:44 PM »
^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2014, 04:28:47 PM »
Microsoft is just showing that they can be just as annoying as Adobe and Apple :)

 How is Apple annoying? I mean, outside of branding and prices of it's products. I've never had any Apple products but the ones that I've used have worked rather nicely. A lot more so than various Windows products.
The user should probably be sleeping by now.

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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2014, 04:31:30 PM »
Lord have mercy xD
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Re: Thank You Microsoft
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2014, 06:30:24 AM »
^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv



http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

Good point - I didn't actually check this.
The PC is  Dual Core Pentium, 4 GB ram, 250 GB Hard Disk, Direct X 9 compatible Graphics Card - I self-built it a few years ago - I am hoping it will be ok.

What's the difference between Windows 8.1 and Edward Snowden?
Answer: One works for the NSA, and the other used to!

What's the difference between Granny's Quilt and Microsoft Windows?
Answer: Granny's Quilt has less patches!
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