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Posts by SmokingJoe

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  • AP Source: Donald Sterling hires investigators

    06/14/2014 6:53:56 AM PDT · 26 of 36
    SmokingJoe to Oliviaforever
    Donald has no case.”

    No. Th NBA has no case.

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 6:39:44 PM PDT · 61 of 65
    SmokingJoe to ShadowAce
    Yeah—because we all know that wealth indicates intelligence. /sarc”

    You can't found a company like Microsoft from scratch, build it into the world's biggest software company and hold that position for for decades, and in the process become the world's richest man for 14 straight years, and America's richest man for even longer, in a super competitive business like technology, by being a dumbass. You need plenty of smarts, determination, grit etc.
    Looking down the Frobes 400 list of the richest Americans(and leaving out those who inherited their wealth), I can't see even one person at the higher echelons of that list, who I will not consider pretty smart.
    http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/

    If you think its so easy, try making a billion, and see where you get.

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT · 60 of 65
    SmokingJoe to gibsosa
    Yep, been purchasing computers there and other sites for my customers

    Yeah?
    So why do you persist on posting the fiction that people are forced to buy Win 8 PC’s because Win 7 PC’s are not available for sale then?

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 6:21:37 PM PDT · 59 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Wurlitzer
    ce try but you seem to be wrong! I attempted to buy 2 laptops with p>

    Telling tales out of school again to push your anti-crosoft agenda eh? Chuckle! Won't be the first time Applebots have tried that particular trick. They have being doing that for years. The fact of the matter is that Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart and other top PC retailers are still offering Windows 7 PC’s as well as Win 8 PC’s. I just gave you a link to Amazon in my previous post. However you persist on living in your little fantasy world where Microsoft is “forcing” hapless Applebots to buy Windows 8 PC’s, something that is just not the case, no matter how many times you keep repeating it.

    Win 8 is the biggest piece of crap since the virus known as vista”

    Naaaah. However I can't say the same about you and your viral postings.
    In another few months, Win 8 will overtake the entire install base of all OSX versions (despite the easy availability of Win 7 PC’s), then the Applebots can really go crazy. :)

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 2:40:12 PM PDT · 51 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Wurlitzer
    “Usage statistics are completely worthless and meaningless as when you go to purchase a new laptop/desktop from many Mfgs, they will only sell Win8 which is crap.”

    Wrong on every count.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 2:16:13 PM PDT · 46 of 65
    SmokingJoe to MayflowerMadam
    If Gates were smart, he’d haul out good ol’ XP and slap a “Windows 12” sticker on it and everybody would be happy

    The Luddites say, "HELLO!"

    Of course, if Gates were smart, at the outset he’d have picked up WordPerfect instead of Word to include in the Office bundles.

    He is only the richest man in America, Has been for over 15 years. Of course he is not smart. Not at all. /sarc

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT · 44 of 65
    SmokingJoe to gibsosa
    It’s just about forcing the consumer to buy their product, if they want a Windows PC

    Ever heard of Amazon.com?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 1:56:12 PM PDT · 40 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Hot Tabasco
    Well, yes they are, especially when having previous versions of Win then being forced to swallow Win 8......

    Again, you can buy Windows 7 PC’s from all the leading electronics retailers. I gave you a link before right here, which you of course chose to ignore, only to spew out the same garbage again. Not to mention Applebots are not going to be buying Windows PC’s anyway, let alone being “forced to swallow” Windows 8.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · 39 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Hot Tabasco
    I wonder why?.....LOL!

    Corporates always take their time to evaluate a new OS before eventually deploying it..sometimes over years. When did Win 7 come out? Back in 2009.

    Sort of a contradiction to your previous post to me isn't it?..........

    Nope.

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 1:46:54 PM PDT · 38 of 65
    SmokingJoe to ArrogantBustard
    Wow ... XP is still hanging on in a strong second place. I wonder if the folks in Redmond can read the hand writing on the wall ..

    The folks in Redmond will probably be thinking that just 2 years ago, XP had a market share of 48.3%, which is now down 11% to 37.17%, and that there is a huge XP install base to sell Win 7/ Win 8 computers to, especially when XP support stops in 2014. Pure upside.

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0&qpsp=2011&qpnp=3&qptimeframe=Y

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT · 31 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Hot Tabasco
    Any mention of how many were stuck with Win 8 that came bundled with the new desktops they purchased? In other words, Win 8 by default or by choice?

    Ummm..you can easily buy Windows 7 PC’s from all the popular electronics stores if you want. You don't gotta buy Windows 8 if you don't want to. As a matter of fact, most corporations are still sticking with Windows 7, with some still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7. No one is forcing anyone to buy Windows 8 PC’s if they don't want to. Windows 8 PC’s are being sold in exactly the same way, Windows 7, Vista and XP PC’s were sold before them, pre-installed on new PC's. Say does Apple/Google sell their laptops with no OS installed on them?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 1:11:13 PM PDT · 24 of 65
    SmokingJoe to Hot Tabasco
    I don’t know who they are polling but every person I’ve met with a new computer running Win 8 says it’s absolutely awful!

    Yeah..like we will take the experiences of the very few people you personally know, over the scientific data that is compiled from the approximately 160 million unique visits per month from over 40,000 websites, that span the globe that Netmarketshare uses. Applebots are not exactly known for statements that make much of any sense are they?
    http://www.netmarketshare.com/faq.aspx

  • Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium

    07/02/2013 12:32:36 PM PDT · 1 of 65
    SmokingJoe
    Another few months and Windows 8 will overtake the combined web market footprint of all OS X versions. Meanwhile, Windows still accounts for a massive 91.51% share of the world's desktops.
  • Apple May Face First Profit Drop in Decade as IPhone Slows

    05/05/2013 5:15:37 AM PDT · 68 of 68
    SmokingJoe to Swordmaker
    For Apple to report a drop in profit would be absurd, and is only possible because this ANAL-lyst used the most pessimistic assumption possible and worst case scenarios and already debunked rumors released during the quarter, to make his prediction.

    If anything, the analysts were too kind to Apple. In reality, Apple's net profits fell 18% to f$9.55 billion, or $10.09 a share, down from $11.62 billion, or $12.30 a share, a year earlier(as against the down 2 percent to $12.8 billion, or $13.48 a share that the analysts predicted).
    Still in denial are we?

  • Samsung Trouncing Apple Gangnam Style

    04/26/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT · 1 of 37
    SmokingJoe
  • Court Denies Motorola the Billions It Wanted From Microsoft for Standards-Essential Patents

    04/26/2013 6:55:48 AM PDT · 1 of 6
    SmokingJoe
  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/05/2012 6:56:01 AM PST · 83 of 84
    SmokingJoe to Kegger
    Nice iSheep fairy tale you got going there, mate.
    In real life..

    http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=

  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/05/2012 6:55:53 AM PST · 82 of 84
    SmokingJoe to Kegger
    Nice iSheep fairy tale you got going there, mate.
    In real life..

    http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=

  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/05/2012 6:43:32 AM PST · 79 of 84
    SmokingJoe to Yosemitest
    Duh?
    What year did Windows XP come out,

    Win 8 has so far, also sold faster than Windows 7 and Vista, which only came out a few years ago. I see you conveniently left that out of your little rant.
    Chuckle!

    “and what was the population then?”

    The populationtoday, is not four times bigger than it was in 2001(when XP came out), I can tell you that. Yet Win 8 has so far, sold 4 times faster than XP did.

    Many military people, both retired and active duty, that I communicate with, have dumped Windows for the less virus prone Apple Operating Systems.”

    The iSheep never fail to disappoint.

  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/05/2012 6:43:19 AM PST · 78 of 84
    SmokingJoe to Yosemitest
    Duh?
    What year did Windows XP come out,

    Win 8 has so far, also sold faster than Windows 7 and Vista, which only came out a few years ago. I see you conveniently left that out of your little rant.
    Chuckle!

    “and what was the population then?”

    The populationtoday, is not four times bigger than it was in 2001(when XP came out), I can tell you that. Yet Win 8 has so far, sold 4 times faster than XP did.

    Many military people, both retired and active duty, that I communicate with, have dumped Windows for the less virus prone Apple Operating Systems.”

    The iSheep never fail to disappoint.

  • Anti-gun sports columnist Jason Whitlock: ‘The NRA Is the New KKK’ [AUDIO]

    12/05/2012 6:32:32 AM PST · 35 of 41
    SmokingJoe to neverdem
    ““I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer,” he continued.”

    I am fairly sure I have traveled, lived and worked abroad and for much longer and in far more countries than Jason Whitlock would ever do if he lived to be a hundred years old, and I can safely say that this statement of his, is the most idiotic statement I have heard for a very long time. It has nothing to do with reality, and is typical of ignorant(of foreign cultures/countries) African Americans who (falsely) believe that living in some other country would somehow, magically solve all their (mostly self inflicted problems), and don't realize how lucky they are to be living in America, and enjoying the freedoms all Americans do.

  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/04/2012 6:18:53 AM PST · 10 of 84
    SmokingJoe to Yosemitest
    Really?

    Yup.
    From the article

    Previous versions of Microsoft operating systems sold considerably fewer licenses than Windows 8 in a comparable period, with XP shipping 8 million units in the month following its launch in 2002, and Microsoft Vista selling around 10 million licenses in the first 30 days following its introduction in 2006. “

    In raw figures, Windows 8’s first month has been around twice as strong as for Windows Vista, and four times as strong as that of Windows XP"

  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/04/2012 6:10:57 AM PST · 4 of 84
    SmokingJoe to TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
    You would.
    You probably think Elvis is still alive too.
    Chuckle!
  • Windows 8 outsells Windows 7

    12/04/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · 1 of 84
    SmokingJoe
  • More 2012 Election Myths: Yes, Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election

    11/24/2012 11:48:09 AM PST · 29 of 30
    SmokingJoe to SeekAndFind
    Where was the Tea Party when one of their best candidates was running in Florida? ALAN WEST

    The Tea Party was responsible for helping Richard Murdock defeat Dick Lugar in the Indiana primaries... where were they in the November 2012 elections?

    Face it, there just aren’t enough Tea Party supporters.

    I see you carefully avoided addressing the point about the 2010 elections that I raised, and instead contended yourself with repeating the same spiel that I addressed in the last post. An Allen West or Richard Murdock in a congressional district and one US Senate election does not invalidate the Tea Party tsunami that swept Republicans into power at all levels of government throughout the country in the 2010 elections. Local factors, as well as the fact that the top of the GOP ticket, Mitt Romney(who was no conservative), may very well have played a part in the relatively low turn out for the GOP in general in this 2012 elections.

  • More 2012 Election Myths: Yes, Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election

    11/23/2012 2:26:21 PM PST · 22 of 30
    SmokingJoe to SeekAndFind
    Now you’re telling us that Tea Party supporters boycotted the elections en masse... enough to have given Romney the over 3 million votes he needed to defeat Obama in the popular vote?

    Where’s the evidence of that?

    The 2010 elections where the Tea Party driven GOP proceeded to obliterate the 0bozo lead Democratic Party not just in the US congress, but in the state governorships as well as the state houses of assemblies in one of the biggest electoral swings/defeats for the Democrats or or any party in history(if not the biggest electoral swing)?

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/23/2012 2:21:52 PM PST · 148 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    She quit her office, that is the fact”

    She did? Oh no!
    /sarc That is the first I am hearing about that in this thread /sarc
    Your maniacally repeating your already dealt-with and discredited far left talking points is not doing you any good is it?

    She had money coming in, so don't act like she was going to be homeless”

    Again that has already been covered in earlier replies to you. You can cling to your Daily Kos/DU craziness as much as you want, you still won't make any converts here.

    When the Americans signed the Declaration of Independence, they pledged their fortunes,as well as their lives and honor”

    When is the last time you or 0bozo or any of your far left pals(Bill Maher etc) risked even an inch of your precious hydes to defend any country(outside spewing out insane anti-Palin from the comfort of your chairs hate that is)?

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/19/2012 2:00:46 PM PST · 135 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    Palin made a fool of you guys last year by teasing you with entering the primaries

    **Rolls eyes**
    Did Gov Christie “make a fool” of all those powerful forces in the GOP who wanted him to run, after he failed to run too? What of all the numerous potential candidates for various offices in the past decades who considered running for office but then on further consideration decided not to?
    When are you going to get it into your head that whether anyone runs for office or not is entirely up to them and their family. Supporters/pundits etc can only wish/hope that those they support run. If they decide not to run, that is fine. No one is “making a fool” of anybody.
    You need to get over your obsession with Sarah Palin and your inability to resist depositing excreta on every Sarah Palin thread.

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/19/2012 1:45:21 PM PST · 134 of 148
    SmokingJoe to Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
    You have it ass backwards. Sarah Palin was actively involved in, endorsed and campaigned for several GOP candidates in 2010 (who she helped win elections, including Susan Martinez and Nikki Haley btw), NOT because the RNC agreed to pay her anything in advance. She was actively involved in campaigning for GOP candidates long before the RNC came up with any checks(which were for the main part for fund raising activities on behalf of the RNC).
    The operative phrase from the offending post being “The reason Palin was so active in the 2010 elections was because the RNC agreed to pay half of her legal bills in exchange for her campaigning for Republicans.”
    That was clearly NOT the case. She was campaigning for GOP candidates long before any offers from the RNC. She did NOT campaign for GOP candidates because of any financial offers.
  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/19/2012 6:54:53 AM PST · 130 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    I didn't know losing money was a reason to quit an elected office.

    Exactly how does one carry on with the business of taking care of a large family including very young children (let alone governing a state), when one is being rendered bankrupt with legal expenses from an endless stream of politically instigated law suites, and legal expenses that are several times higher than one’s salary from being governor?
    Its kinda funny, how obsessive loony left crazies like you keep spewing out your mindless garbage over and over again on every Plain thread, shrilly demanding that others sacrifice their families for their office, even while at the same time you left wing nuts have never been known to be prepared even the slightest inconvenience to yourselves for the greater good.

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/19/2012 6:44:45 AM PST · 129 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    The point wasn't writing books, the point was that she wasn't hurting for money

    Nice try at rewriting history there. That Sarah Palin and her family were being bankrupted by Obozo instigated, malicious, but idiotic law-suites(all of which were ultimately dismissed) is not in doubt. Whatever money's she made was AFTER she'd resigned as governor.

    For whatever reason she quit, she still quit”

    Being made bankrupt is reason enough for anyone.

    So, to sum it up, she was elected as governor, no one drafted her, she chose to seek the office.”

    To sum it up, you need to stop smoking crack and spewing out garbage nonstop when you wake up in the mornings.

    She quit the office”

    For a better reason than anyone else I can think of.

    She waited until the last moment to let her supporters know she wasn't going to enter the primaries”

    So which is it that bothers you then? You are not one of her supporters so what do you care one way or another?
    Sure, I'd have backed her over any other presidential candidate, but then its not up to me to dictate to anyone whether they should run for president or not. Its a very personal decision. Get over it already.

    She isn't running for anymore offices-get over it.”

    And just how would you know that?
    I have no idea of she will run for office again in her lifetime or not, but then unlike you, I don't presume to make a diktat one way or another. You may need to get a life, instead of obsessing over Sarah Palin.

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/19/2012 6:44:23 AM PST · 128 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    The point wasn't writing books, the point was that she wasn't hurting for money

    Nice try at rewriting history there. That Sarah Palin and her family were being bankrupted by Obozo instigated, malicious, but idiotic law-suites(all of which were ultimately dismissed) is not in doubt. Whatever money's she made was AFTER she'd resigned as governor.

    For whatever reason she quit, she still quit”

    Being made bankrupt is reason enough for anyone.

    So, to sum it up, she was elected as governor, no one drafted her, she chose to seek the office.”

    To sum it up, you need to stop smoking crack and spewing out garbage nonstop when you wake up in the mornings.

    She quit the office”

    For a better reason than anyone else I can think of.

    She waited until the last moment to let her supporters know she wasn't going to enter the primaries”

    So which is it that bothers you then? You are not one of her supporters so what do you care one way or another?
    Sure, I'd have backed her over any other presidential candidate, but then its not up to me to dictate to anyone whether they should run for president or not. Its a very personal decision. Get over it already.

    She isn't running for anymore offices-get over it.”

    And just how would you know that?
    I have no idea of she will run for office again in her lifetime or not, but then unlike you, I don't presume to make a diktat one way or another. You may need to get a life, instead of obsessing over Sarah Palin.

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/18/2012 10:01:41 AM PST · 106 of 148
    SmokingJoe to fortheDeclaration
    Three months before she quit she signed a book deal worth approximately $7 million.... plus she was getting $100,000 per speech”

    How many self promoting books did Obozo write about his life BEFORE he even run for president and how much did he make from it? And Hilary?
    And when did writing a book and making money from it became a crime or automatically disqualify anyone from running for president?

    I can see if she thought the hassle of being governor was not worth the trouble. But lets be serious. She didn’t quit because she was going broke”

    You can try to re-writen history all you want. That won't change the facts. She DID quit because she and her family were being bankrupted by Obozo and his Chicago gangsters goons and their surrogates.

    And yes, she did ask for and receive help from the GOP. She was paid $250,000 from the RNC to cover her legal expenses from the ethics probe”

    Legal expenses she wouldn't have been saddled with if she hadn't been nominated VP,k and an amount that did not cover the legal expanses she was saddled with.

    The reason Palin was so active in the 2010 elections was because the RNC agreed to pay half of her legal bills in exchange for her campaigning for Republicans.”

    You might need to take up a job as a stand up comedian. You'd be perfect for it.

    So yes, the Republican Party DID help her... did defend her... did support her. Regardless of how many times her supporters deny it”

    Yeah..the GOP defended Sarah Palin like Obozo defended the 4 Americans that were killed in the US consulate in Benghazi.

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/18/2012 9:43:43 AM PST · 105 of 148
    SmokingJoe to Strategerist
    GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted

    With the super high unemployment and the economic disaster that the Obozo regime has inflicted on the American people over the past 4 years, it shouldn't even be close. GOP turnout should have been much higher than in 2008.
    Plus, tell me this..is the US population in 2012 not higher than in 2008?

  • Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

    11/18/2012 9:34:39 AM PST · 104 of 148
    SmokingJoe to x
    “Real leaders don't back out, or rely on excuses, or shift blame”

    You are talking about Obozo and his total lack pf leadership, shifting of blame , excuses and backing out over taking any action to save the US consulate that lead to the total disaster at Benghazi and the death of 4 Americans including the US ambassador, yes?

  • 5 Reasons Amnesty Would Be Political Suicide For The Republican Party

    11/13/2012 1:15:32 PM PST · 57 of 87
    SmokingJoe to SeekAndFind
    Amnesty for illegals(most of whom are Latinos and Mexicans who overwhelmingly vote for the most extremist left wing candidates) is the dumbest idea I ever heard of..unless you are a far left Democratic Party fanatic. It's against the interest of most Americans, even moderate Democrats.
  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    11/07/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · 32 of 33
    SmokingJoe to BlessingsofLiberty

    Thanks, mate.

  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    11/03/2012 1:11:32 PM PDT · 27 of 33
    SmokingJoe to ken in texas
    When assessing quality of life I look at things like family and friends, not by how easy it is to operate an electronic gadget.

    Yeah?
    How do you think those of us New Yorkers, who have had to do without electricity since Hurricane Sandy struck are doing in the quality of life department?

  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    11/03/2012 1:08:15 PM PDT · 26 of 33
    SmokingJoe to BlessingsofLiberty
    Well, that was one weird technology review. Sounds like the guy needs some psychological help to me

    Naaah.
    Sounds to me like its the iSheep that need psychological help, not Ron Enderle, a guy who's reputation, sanity and soundness of mind I'd back against that of the mindless iSheep zombies any day.

  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    10/31/2012 1:33:53 PM PDT · 1 of 33
    SmokingJoe
  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 10:56:25 AM PDT · 54 of 78
    SmokingJoe to Mr Rogers
    It took 4 years of not having XP machines on the market before 7 took the lead, and you consider that evidence that folks were rushing to buy 7?

    Yup.
    How big do you think the entire XP install base was to start off with, and how many PC’s are sold per year?
    Also, back in 2008, the netbook craze started,and most netbooks run on XP, because Microsoft sold XP cheaply to the OEM’s , making it the only way Microsoft was able to compete with and beat Linux which had earlier on dominated netbook sales.

    And just how many people like buying a blank machine and installing their own OS? Not very damn many.”

    Not relevant. You claimed that “ MS left me with the choice of using 7 or going to Linux or Mac”. I merely pointed out that you had the choice of buying a blank machine and installing XP if you really wanted to, and gave you the links to where you can buy em.

    Well, then goodby to a techno geek who wants the latest regardless of how the latest performs. Change for the sake of change isn’t progress”

    Win 8 is NOT change for the sake of change. Win 8 is Microsoft finally bringing Windows into the tablet age(Win 7 wasn't). You may have noticed that tablet sales have exploded, with little to no participation from Microsoft. Win 8(as well as Surface) is Microsoft's answer to tablets as well laptops, netbooks, and desktops. This is badly needed change.

  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 10:34:39 AM PDT · 52 of 78
    SmokingJoe to Mr Rogers
    Ummm...yes. After MS stopped selling and supporting XP

    Ummmm..Microsoft initially, officially stopped selling XP way back in 2008(http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/software/2008-06-30-microsoft-xp_N.htm?csp=34&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-TechTopStories+(Tech+-+Top+Stories)), but that still stop XP from having by far the biggest desktop/laptop install base by far for another 4 years. It was only in August this year that Win 7 overtook XP. So you can't claim that merely stopping XP sales caused Win 7 to overtake XP
    Futher, you entirely fail to mention the netbook craze which started in 2008, and sold tens of millions of netbooks, most of which run XP, which Microsoft sold at a cheap price to OEM’s in order to undercut and overtake Linux in then etbpook market, Linux having earlier on been dominant in netbooks, until low cost XP powered netbooks from Asus and others clobbered Linux in netbooks.

    That is why I now have Windows 7. But I would be happy to still be using my XP machine, except the keyboard wore out and the USB ports were dying.”

    Speak for yourself. Win 7 is vastly superior to XP,and is vastly more secure and easier to administer in a Windows server shop than XP. Most corporates decided to move to win 7 for those reasons, even tho Microsoft is still supporting XP till 2014.

    Windows 7 didn’t do anything that helped me, but MS left me with the choice of using 7 or going to Linux or Mac. “

    Nope.
    Its very easy to buy a modern, new PC with no OS installed on it,and simply install your own OS if you like. You had plenty of choice, mate.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=119&name=No%20OS%20Systems
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_nf=3&gs_mss=buy%20a%20pc%20wi&cp=20&gs_id=26&xhr=t&q=buy+a+pc+without+os&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=buy+a+pc+wiyth+no+os&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=39618ea2901acf65&bpcl=35466521&biw=1920&bih=989

    The interface change between XP & 7 was minimal. If faced with that choice for 7 going to 8, I might defect and use a Mac”

    Good riddance to a professional whiner, that's what I say. Meanwhile, win 8 pre-order sales have been pretty brisk, and Win 8 will proceed to sell in the hundreds of millions, with or without you.

  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 9:38:57 AM PDT · 45 of 78
    SmokingJoe to KarlInOhio
    How much of that is because you get Win 7 when you buy a PC

    You have been getting Win 7 on new computers since 2009, and before that Vista since 2006 on new computers, and that still didn't dislodge XP from having the biggest installed base. Windows 7 acquired the biggest installed base of any desktop/laptop OS on the planet in 3 short years, because its the best desktop OS out there. Period!

    It isn't exactly a victory for Microsoft when they win because the XP computers are being replaced because of age attrition.”

    It is, given that attrition never stopped XP before from having the biggest installed base. XP has been out since 2001.

    Vista got in the way of using the computer.”

    Vista was fine. Just so happens that most of the hardware that Vista was initially shipped on, didn't have the power to run Vista. Microsoft screwed up by low balling the system requirements for Vista. Running Vista on one of them low powered machines was a nightmare.

    I don't know about Windows 8, but it looks like it will get in the way more”

    Nonsense.
    This 3 year old found using Windows 8 a doozy.:
    http://microsoft-news.com/3-year-old-shows-exactly-how-hard-it-is-to-learn-windows-8/

    Even with a mouse interface I look for the keyboard shortcuts so I don't have to take my hands off the keyboard for most operations”

    Both RT and Windows 8 work fine with keyboards and mice, maybe even better.

  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 8:56:56 AM PDT · 39 of 78
    SmokingJoe to Mr Rogers
    Why should I learn something new when I’ve been happy with the interface since XP? The problem for MS is that most people don’t feel a need to upgrade at all.

    Speak for yourself mate. You are not "most people:
    Windows 7 Overtakes Windows XP As the Most Popular Desktop OS
    http://news.yahoo.com/windows-7-overtakes-windows-xp-most-popular-desktop-053648086.html

  • Microsoft Surface RT entirely sold out in the United States

    10/22/2012 8:47:03 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    SmokingJoe to Dr. Sivana
    I could see this selling well in the Enterprise.

    These pre-orders are not enterprise sales. They are consumer sales to individuals. But your bigger point is well taken. However, its the full Windows 8(in its laptop,desktop and tablet devices) which will dominate the enterprise, not the Windows RT version,which is what we are talking about here.

  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT · 36 of 78
    SmokingJoe to Psycho_Bunny
    We installed the developer and consumer previews of 8...simply put, it’s an epic fail we’ve been laughing about for months”

    Yeah?
    I have been laughing about something quite different, the iPhone 5 and Apple's funny maps:

    Forbes:
    Apple Maps’ Six Most Epic Fails

    1. 747 Rendezvous. As CNNMoneyTech reported, Apple Maps provides an incorrect address for Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport and directions to it that “could get a driver arrested and possibly run over by a 747.

    2. Brooklyn Bridge Plunge. WeKnowMemes provides a comparative image of the Brooklyn Bridge from Nokia Maps and Apple Maps. The Nokia image looks right, but the Apple one depicts a sharp plunge in the road — if drivers used that image, they’d prepare themselves for sudden death and be pleasantly surprised when it did not happen.

    -—snip-—

    4. Israel missing its capital. As Haaretz reports, Apple Maps — unlike all the other mapping programs out there — does not show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — moreover, it does not affiliate Jerusalem with a country. Let’s hope this Apple Map epic fail does not set off another Middle East conflagration.

    5. Florida hospital replaced by supermarket. The Times reports that Apple Maps labels a Jacksonville, Fla. Publix supermarket as the Riverside Hospital. In 2002, that location was a hospital, but if you were having an emergency and followed the Apple Maps directions to Riverside Hospital, chances are excellent that you would not get the free care about which Mitt Romney bragged in the Publix fresh produce aisle.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2012/09/27/apple-maps-six-most-epic-fails/

    Apple Maps Dark Knight Parody Movie HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llyq-zyE-wU

    Watch the video..its a hoot!
    Chuckle!

  • Microsoft Surface RT entirely sold out in the United States

    10/22/2012 8:25:26 AM PDT · 1 of 10
    SmokingJoe
    WSJ:
    “According to component suppliers in Asia, Microsoft has placed orders to produce 3 million to 5 million of these tablets in the fourth quarter”
    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/10/16/microsoft-plans-large-volume-production-of-surface/
  • If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands

    10/22/2012 8:11:56 AM PDT · 27 of 78
    SmokingJoe to SeekAndFind
    Normal anti-Microsoft FUD anyone?

    This 3 year old found it very easy to learn Windows 8:

    3 year old shows exactly how hard it is to learn Windows 8
    Video here:
    http://microsoft-news.com/3-year-old-shows-exactly-how-hard-it-is-to-learn-windows-8/

    From the link:

    I read these tech pundits and journalists discussing how hard it’s gonna be for the general public to learn the new UI of Windows 8. Nonsense. This video (sorry for the poor video quality – I have no proper video equipment whatsoever) is my response to such pessimism.
    For the record, I do whatever I can to keep my boy *off* the computer. We watch some sesame st videos at night and play a game or two during the day. And over the past month that we’ve had Windows 8 on this computer this is how well he uses it. I could easily teach him some of the even more in depth operations of the system if I didn’t think it more important that he interact with the real world.

    The long and short of it is: If my 3 years old son can learn Windows 8 through very moderate usage, anybody with half a brain can do so too.

    So next time some-one tells you how difficult Windows 8 is on the desktop, tell them to ask the nearest 3 year old for some help.”

    Meanwhile, Windows 8 has been at the top of the Amazon software best seller list since it went on pre-orders 11 days ago.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/software/ref=sv_sw_0

  • Tokyo Court Hands Win to Samsung Over Apple

    09/01/2012 6:22:19 AM PDT · 1 of 7
    SmokingJoe
    Thank heaven quite a few courts outside the US, are not as stupid as American juries from California(OJ Simpson anyone?).
    Back in July, a British judge actually ORDERED Apple to publish ads in British newspapers saying that Samsung did NOT in fact copy the iPad, after ruling against Apple.:

    "U.K. judge orders Apple to publicly say Samsung did not copy iPad
    July 19, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez

    A U.K. judge has ordered Apple to publicly say Samsung did not copy the iPad.
    A U.K. judge has ordered Apple to publicly say rival Samsung did not copy the iPad with its line of Galaxy tablets.

    Specifically, the judge ordered Apple to post it on its U.K. website and in advertisements in British newspapers that Samsung’s tablets don't infringe on the designs of the iPad."

    Sadly, Apple managed to get that order suspended pending an appeal.

  • Apple vs. Samsung verdict: It doesn't matter

    08/24/2012 6:39:07 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    SmokingJoe
    "This case really shows only one thing. The patent system, especially when it comes to software, is utterly and totally broken. While I tend to side with Samsung—come on Apple you really believe that your patenting the rectangle makes sense in any sane world?--the whole fouled up patent system is doing nothing but blocking innovation, raising end-user prices, and enriching no one except law firms."