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Windows 7: Which mundane PC question do you hate the most?

View Poll Results: What question irks you above all else?
Which Browser is the best? 3 14.29%
PC vs Mac 2 9.52%
Which Anti Virus is the best? 2 9.52%
Intel vs AMD 2 9.52%
Which OS is the 'best' 1 4.76%
Nvidia vs AMD 0 0%
Overclocking is BAD vs Overclocking is GOOD 0 0%
60HZ vs 120HZ monitors (eye cant see over 24fps blah blah...) 1 4.76%
Metro sucks vs Metro is great 1 4.76%
Android vs iOS 0 0%
Console vs PC 2 9.52%
XP Forever! vs New OS Never! 1 4.76%
Other (please specify) 6 28.57%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

16 Dec 2012   #1

 
 
Which mundane PC question do you hate the most?

Every single day, these "Which is better/what do you use etc" type of questions are asked ad nauseum all over the internet.

PC vs Intel, PC Vs MAC, Which A/V, Which Browser et al.



Sometimes these questions are borne of ignorance. Other times they are 'confirming/comforting' questions which validate an impending or already purchased option, current usage habits, hardware assurance and so on. Lots of reasons in other words.

Then there are the intentional trolls who like to light a fuse and step back to watch the show.


Basically we have all encountered them in one guise or another.



However there is often one question that angers a person more than the others. What's your trigger?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I voted for Which browser is the best? Well, they are free, download and do your own research then you'll know why you think it best. Anti-virus would be next, but I can understand a newbie looking for perhaps two or three to try rather than wanting to experiment much with security.

"Then there are the intentional trolls who like to light a fuse and step back to watch the show."

LOL. Loaded questions stand out pretty well and I stay clear of such threads except maybe when extremely bored and then it can be very funny to see how some get their blood pressure up over something that just isn't important in the larger scheme of things. Some people obviously need to get a life.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I voted "other". Actually I wanted to select all of those "Which is best?" questions but as I could pick only one, I had to select "Other".

I have never understood the hype around something that's supposedly "best" or better than all other alternatives. Every OS is the best for someone, every browser and mail client and email provider and so on.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

The most stupid question is the one that has never been asked.

Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
The most stupid question is the one that has never been asked.

Rich

Good one !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I voted Console vs PC everyone knows hands down the PC is much more powerful then a mortal console but yet we still have the epic question
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I voted PC vs Mac.

Mainly because those tend to get in the most heated debates as neither side is reasonable enough to yeld.

Quote:
60HZ vs 120HZ monitors (eye cant see over 24fps blah blah...)
This is out of ignorance. It's easy to close the discussion though. Anyone can detect the difference between 24 and 60 fps and there are websites with animations to help everyone see for himself, and there are reports that prove that people can detect stuff up to 100 fps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2012   #8

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

Other: What did you do to the network ? When they have known for years I have no control over the network. ( This about co-workers.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2012   #9

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I voted "other". Actually I wanted to select all of those "Which is best?" questions but as I could pick only one, I had to select "Other".

I have never understood the hype around something that's supposedly "best" or better than all other alternatives. Every OS is the best for someone, every browser and mail client and email provider and so on.

Kari
I used to get quesitons about which was the best OS, back when the Amiga, Atari, etc. were around. I told folks to find the software that did what they wanted, and buy a computer/OS that ran it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2012   #10

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

I dislike any question asking "Which is best?" since what is best for me may not be best for someone else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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