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10 Reasons You Should Love Microsoft (rather than bash Microsoft, Maybe it's time to praise it)
Business Insider ^ | 07/28/2010 | Jay Yarow

Posted on 07/28/2010 10:40:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: Tarpon

I don’t even know what you’re responding to there. Nothing I said.

There’s OSes on the smart phones. That’s been my point, which you keep studiously ignoring, all along. Even if all of your predictions about smart phones come true (which they won’t) there will still be OSes. The iPhone OS, the Android OS, the Palm OS. The OS as a concept will never go away, it’s a necessary piece of code in every single complex computerized device.

And investors fleeing from MS are morons. Their sales keep growing. 1.1 billion customers and MORE coming. Even if the pads are taking over (which they aren’t, nobody is actually ditching their computers for pads) it’s still going to be at least 6 years at current adoption rate for their to be as many pads out there as Windows computers right now.


51 posted on 07/28/2010 1:41:21 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Tarpon

Sorry but you’re wrong. The mass market is is screaming HELLO:
http://topnews.ae/content/23038-global-pc-sales-rise-while-prices-moderate-gartner

Sales up 20% over same quarter last year, third consecutive quarter with double digits growth.


52 posted on 07/28/2010 1:44:34 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I spend almost no time dealing with the OS. It’s just there running my apps. Everybody’s millage varies but half the time at work I have to extend the start menu to figure out which version of Windows I’m even on, my stuff just works without me even bothering to notice the OS.


53 posted on 07/28/2010 1:49:00 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Tarpon
Have you tried Ubuntu netbook remix?

Not the netbook remix..Im running Ubuntu on one of my systems to run GNS3/dynamips to lab up my Cisco routers for my CCIE lab

The irony of being the guy that fixes the Network, I need to have as much as possible on my local system and not dependent on the Network as my job is to fix the Network when it's down

Some time people do not get this basic chicken/egg paradox....

Years back I was working at a service company when we had the inhouse system go down...we needed a part to fix it that we had in our own stock...

But the parts dept head would not give to use because the inhouse system down!(yet we know, that what we need the part for, to fix the inhouse system for you, you fool!)

The moron in charge of parts just didn't get it...We finally had to get it by distracting her so one of the guy in the parts cage could tossed it out the back door to us while she was not looking

54 posted on 07/28/2010 1:49:34 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: CodeToad
No single company created me, no single company can destroy me.

Yeah, but two terms oughta do it.

55 posted on 07/28/2010 1:51:05 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Tarpon

“It’s not a myth, nobody needs an OS anymore.”

That’s like saying cars don’t need engines any more because dashboards are going all digital.

Half the time people talk about operating systems they don’t even know what one is, conflating OS with GUI - those are two different things.


56 posted on 07/28/2010 1:51:19 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: discostu
my stuff just works without me even bothering to notice the OS.

That the whole point of the OS to handle all the housekeeping, to do the heavy lifting with out you noticing it, the OS to you, is the frontdesk at the hotel, you don't want to or need to see the kitchen or housekeeping, etc.

57 posted on 07/28/2010 2:27:43 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: CodeToad

Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.


58 posted on 07/28/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: AmusedBystander

“Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.”

Not really. Acting like an idiot is not the same thing. People make stupid choices and they are free to do so. It isn’t my responsibility to protect you from yourself.


59 posted on 07/28/2010 3:00:26 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

“Microsoft finally got a worthy successor to XP, and one that’s almost as good as its target, OS X. “

Better actually but we’re not supposed to go there remember.

“Microsoft loves to use and abuse temps though. “

Most big companies do.


60 posted on 07/28/2010 3:36:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: CodeToad
It isn’t my responsibility to protect you from yourself.

Thanks for the reply Bill. I'm sure you'll never do any time.

61 posted on 07/28/2010 5:20:56 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: AmusedBystander

Sorry you have.


62 posted on 07/28/2010 5:48:59 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: driftdiver
Better actually but we’re not supposed to go there remember.

Yes we can, just don't get nasty. I come at this from the point of view of a Windows expert user and admin from v.2 to present, having switched to Mac three years ago for personal use. Windows 7 is good, and I have spoken rather kindly of it here. But in my experience in both worlds, it doesn't quite beat OS X yet. I felt slowed-down on Windows after just a month or so getting used to OS X. Windows expert >> OS X newbie = already faster on OS X.

As far as Microsoft and treatment of temps, they were actually busted for it. Sadly, this resulted in many temps losing even the temp jobs they had as Microsoft modified its temp practices to comply with the law.

63 posted on 07/28/2010 6:55:23 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

“I come at this from the point of view of a Windows expert user “

I come at this as the owner of a security company who tests government, healthcare, and financial institution systems for security and compliance with security requirements.


64 posted on 07/28/2010 7:04:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
I come at this as the owner of a security company who tests government, healthcare, and financial institution systems for security and compliance with security requirements.

Somewhat different approaches. I also come as a developer specializing in HCI, so usability and UI efficiency is a big thing for me. So you're one of the guys doing the DIACAP audits, huh? Those are fun to go through if you're ready, a nightmare if you're not.

65 posted on 07/28/2010 7:19:00 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

Just say DIACAP is funnnnnnn, repeat as necessary.


66 posted on 07/28/2010 7:29:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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