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Which OS do YOU use?

Windows
622
75%
Linux/Unix
118
14%
Mac
68
8%
OS/2
5
1%
DOS
7
1%
Phantom OS
4
0%
Croquet
5
1%
 
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Postby Bezombia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:00 pm

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If this doesn't convince MS that Windows 8 was a failure, then nothing will.
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Postby Thurask » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Bezombia wrote:If this doesn't convince MS that Windows 8 was a failure, then nothing will.


They fired Sinofsky too late.

Anyway, how is XP x64 even on the list?
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Postby Bezombia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:04 pm

Thurask wrote:
Bezombia wrote:If this doesn't convince MS that Windows 8 was a failure, then nothing will.


They fired Sinofsky too late.

Anyway, how is XP x64 even on the list?


It was one of the best Windows releases ever?
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Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
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Postby Thurask » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:29 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Thurask wrote:
They fired Sinofsky too late.

Anyway, how is XP x64 even on the list?


It was one of the best Windows releases ever?


But for gaming? All I ever remember XP x64 being used for enterprise stuff, seeing as how it's Windows Server 2003 deep down. I doubt server OSs are much good at that.

Or they meant XP for Itanium *spit*.
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Postby Meritocratic States » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:13 pm

Bezombia wrote:(Image)

If this doesn't convince MS that Windows 8 was a failure, then nothing will.


It's still early in the lifetime of the Win 8.

Let's not make any early conclusions.
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Postby Bezombia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:16 pm

Meritocratic States wrote:
Bezombia wrote:(Image)

If this doesn't convince MS that Windows 8 was a failure, then nothing will.


It's still early in the lifetime of the Win 8.

Let's not make any early conclusions.


I wouldn't say it's "early" when a major service pack has been released and Win 9 is scheduled to be announced within the month.
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Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
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Postby Meritocratic States » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:23 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Meritocratic States wrote:
It's still early in the lifetime of the Win 8.

Let's not make any early conclusions.


I wouldn't say it's "early" when a major service pack has been released and Win 9 is scheduled to be announced within the month.


I am really living under a rock.

-sigh-

Welp. I guess the Win 8 is a Vista moment for Microsoft.
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Postby Novaya Tselinoyarsk » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:05 pm

Meritocratic States wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I wouldn't say it's "early" when a major service pack has been released and Win 9 is scheduled to be announced within the month.


I am really living under a rock.

-sigh-

Welp. I guess the Win 8 is a Vista moment for Microsoft.

Microsoft is living up to their stereotype of bad-good-bad-good-bad-good releases.
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Postby Bezombia » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:12 am

Novaya Tselinoyarsk wrote:
Meritocratic States wrote:
I am really living under a rock.

-sigh-

Welp. I guess the Win 8 is a Vista moment for Microsoft.

Microsoft is living up to their stereotype of bad-good-bad-good-bad-good releases.


And, considering they said that Windows 10 was going to be "cloud-based", it's likely that they're already planning to continue that trend.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby RiderSyl » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:13 am

Spoder wrote:Umm...what PC gamer still uses disc installs except for old classics like NWN2?


I do, because my internet options are limited in my rural location and downloading games digitally to install them takes forever and puts me over my monthly bandwidth allowance immediately.

With a disc, I don't have to worry about that stuff.
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Ashihara no Nakatsukuni
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Postby Ashihara no Nakatsukuni » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:58 am

Ridersyl wrote:
Spoder wrote:Umm...what PC gamer still uses disc installs except for old classics like NWN2?


I do, because my internet options are limited in my rural location and downloading games digitally to install them takes forever and puts me over my monthly bandwidth allowance immediately.

With a disc, I don't have to worry about that stuff.

Too bad a lot of the newer games force players to download Origins, whatever the crappy thing Ubisoft uses, etc., even when installing from disc. Very stupid.

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Postby Meritocratic States » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:01 am

Ridersyl wrote:
Spoder wrote:Umm...what PC gamer still uses disc installs except for old classics like NWN2?


I do, because my internet options are limited in my rural location and downloading games digitally to install them takes forever and puts me over my monthly bandwidth allowance immediately.

With a disc, I don't have to worry about that stuff.


I don't like saturating my network with my downloads, despite my unlimited internet plan.

I still use disc on BF4 and Skyrim.
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Postby Spoder » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:32 am

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-exe ... 0-6408777/

Yeah, I'm going to have to side with the Epic Games CEO and call that bullshit.

Hah. If this dumbass exec is referring to integrated HSA support, the Kaveri APUs have that.

They're using AMD's current generation jaguar architecture. There is nothing next-gen about the consoles.

Heck, AMD's Mantle won't be available for consoles, and neither will freesync.

I just can't help but laugh that a man like that could know so little about the business he's in.
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Postby Torisakia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:03 pm

So I downloaded Ubuntu and I'm liking it so far. Runs a lot better on my computer too.
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Postby Geilinor » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:13 pm

Meritocratic States wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I wouldn't say it's "early" when a major service pack has been released and Win 9 is scheduled to be announced within the month.


I am really living under a rock.

-sigh-

Welp. I guess the Win 8 is a Vista moment for Microsoft.

My opinion is that Vista was far worse than 8. I installed the Classic Shell start menu for 8 and I've had no problems since.
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:14 pm

Geilinor wrote:
Meritocratic States wrote:
I am really living under a rock.

-sigh-

Welp. I guess the Win 8 is a Vista moment for Microsoft.

My opinion is that Vista was far worse than 8. I installed the Classic Shell start menu for 8 and I've had no problems since.


At least Vista was designed with desktops in mind.
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Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:19 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Geilinor wrote:My opinion is that Vista was far worse than 8. I installed the Classic Shell start menu for 8 and I've had no problems since.


At least Vista was designed with desktops in mind.

At least Windows 8 was too.
I don't get what the hate is about.
"Oh no, they made my start menu UI bigger so that it take up the whole screen and is easier to navigate!"

Bah humbug.
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:22 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
At least Vista was designed with desktops in mind.

At least Windows 8 was too.
I don't get what the hate is about.
"Oh no, they made my start menu UI bigger so that it take up the whole screen and is easier to navigate!"

Bah humbug.


More like "I shouldn't have to pretend I'm using a tablet to access system settings".
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:23 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:At least Windows 8 was too.
I don't get what the hate is about.
"Oh no, they made my start menu UI bigger so that it take up the whole screen and is easier to navigate!"

Bah humbug.


More like "I shouldn't have to pretend I'm using a tablet to access system settings".

More like "Why do I give a fuck when it is easier because the icon is bigger and more obvious."

Seriously. It's not like the Windows 8 UI is as bad as OSx!
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
More like "I shouldn't have to pretend I'm using a tablet to access system settings".

More like "Why do I give a fuck when it is easier because the icon is bigger and more obvious."

Seriously. It's not like the Windows 8 UI is as bad as OSx!


It really is.
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:29 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:More like "Why do I give a fuck when it is easier because the icon is bigger and more obvious."

Seriously. It's not like the Windows 8 UI is as bad as OSx!


It really is.

It is way more accessible.
And a lot easier to understand, because I can still tell what the file icon is.

How am I supposed to know what a blue face means?
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:32 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
It really is.

It is way more accessible.
And a lot easier to understand, because I can still tell what the file icon is.

How am I supposed to know what a blue face means?


iOS is more "accessible" and "easy to understand" then Win95. You can be damn sure that I'll choose Win95 over iOS 100% of the time.
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Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:33 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:It is way more accessible.
And a lot easier to understand, because I can still tell what the file icon is.

How am I supposed to know what a blue face means?


iOS is more "accessible" and "easy to understand" then Win95. You can be damn sure that I'll choose Win95 over iOS 100% of the time.

Windows 8 is not iOS.
I would choose Windows 8 over either 100% of the time.
I really do not understand the Windows 8 hate.
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:36 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
iOS is more "accessible" and "easy to understand" then Win95. You can be damn sure that I'll choose Win95 over iOS 100% of the time.

Windows 8 is not iOS.
I would choose Windows 8 over either 100% of the time.
I really do not understand the Windows 8 hate.


Here's a first hand account from someone on another forum I frequent:

"
I built my system about 6 months ago and gave it Windows 8. I read both sides of the argument, people saying it was amazing and people saying it was terrible. Stupidly, I listened to the former and didn't go with 7.

At first I thought it was ok. I installed startisback instantly, making it appear as if the app screen didn't exist. Then my first problem happened: I was trying to change an extremely hidden setting (I can't remember what it was), so I was following a guide on how to get there. Now, on Windows 7, I never had any problems following a guide because you could have the browser open on one side and the required program on the other, but in 8 it's just a big F you. You want to look at two things at once? Too bad! Every time you want to go to a setting that isn't in the control panel, you lose full access of your computer. How stupid is that?

Also, I just installed 8.1, which required me to log in with my Windows account, and now everything is tied to it for absolutely no reason. I'm never going to use microsofts cloud drive and I'm never going to use their app store, but now I have to constantly have the Windows Live ID thing going, which sucks.

How can anybody defend this OS? Sure, there may be small upgrades here and there, but anybody who thinks the Tablet style screen is a good idea is completely mental. I got tricked into believing that I would never have to look at it, but oh was that dumb.
"
-http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68941266


My experience with Windows 8 basically consisted of about an hour of trying to figure out where the fuck Device Manager was and then completely giving up on that dumbed down shitos.

And, for the record, I'd still be using Windows XP if games supported it more.
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Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Torisakia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:41 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:It is way more accessible.
And a lot easier to understand, because I can still tell what the file icon is.

How am I supposed to know what a blue face means?


iOS is more "accessible" and "easy to understand" then Win95. You can be damn sure that I'll choose Win95 over iOS 100% of the time.

I'd choose MS-DOS over iOS anytime. And over Windows 8 for that matter.
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