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Windows 7: Microsoft - can it be beaten

06 Oct 2009   #21
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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The majority of Microsoft products are useful, useable and good to look at. Plus they just work. None of this compiling nonsense.

+1, Thank you!
This!!! that is why I hate Linux ao much... it's so complicated to install ONE software. On windows, a double-click AND IT WORKS.
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06 Oct 2009   #22
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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The majority of Microsoft products are useful, useable and good to look at. Plus they just work. None of this compiling nonsense.

+1, Thank you!
This!!! that is why I hate Linux ao much... it's so complicated to install ONE software. On windows, a double-click AND IT WORKS.
I am not saying that you are an average user but this proves my point.

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Not everyone is a programmer though.
I'm not a programmer either. And you don't need to be to compile software as long as you can read the directions either included with or on the website where you get the downloaded source code.
What we are not realizing is that people want to press the big button on the fron of this big square block...wait a min or two (not to long though...)...click their familiar name...type a short and easily recognizable password...wait a few more minutes...then double click that icon that looks like a big "e" to go to the internet or one of the Microsoft Office applications

I could go on but I think you are starting to get what I mean. People do not want to:

1. Read instructions just to run their favorite software
2. Search and install their favorite software
3. *The Golden One* Do any effort past doubling clicking to run their favorite software.

The vast majority of folks fall in the steps above and this is where Microsoft stands the most powerful in: Usability. Most people buy some shiny new PC they seen on a commercial and 9/10 it just works due to it running Microsoft software. I personally would love to use linux full-time but that will not happen until their usability greatly increases. I know Ubuntu is getting there but it just isn't there yet and going against the Microsoft mindset may turn out to be a suicide run
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07 Oct 2009   #23
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I think a couple of you have hit the "Nail on the head." It has to be easy to use, and that is what Microsoft has done (Apple also), made it easy to use. This "Easy" is what the large corporations want. They are looking for a way to keep the training levels at the lowest possible point. This "Easy" is what the average computer user is looking for, not something that requires them to read some long drawn out instruction. Because of this need for things to be easy is why Linux will not make it in the world of big business.

As to Cloud Computing; do we really thing a large corporation is going to put all it marbles on the internet. Come on, that is just not going to happen. If you think so just look at the problems all the large E-Mail providers have with hackers. Not sure about all of you, albeit it will be a cold day in you know where before I would trust any thing of mine to a web site.
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07 Oct 2009   #24
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I think a couple of you have hit the "Nail on the head." It has to be easy to use, and that is what Microsoft has done (Apple also), made it easy to use. This "Easy" is what the large corporations want. They are looking for a way to keep the training levels at the lowest possible point. This "Easy" is what the average computer user is looking for, not something that requires them to read some long drawn out instruction. Because of this need for things to be easy is why Linux will not make it in the world of big business.

As to Cloud Computing; do we really thing a large corporation is going to put all it marbles on the internet. Come on, that is just not going to happen. If you think so just look at the problems all the large E-Mail providers have with hackers. Not sure about all of you, albeit it will be a cold day in you know where before I would trust any thing of mine to a web site.
I agree Lee...Cloud Computing is an innovative concept that will hopefully gain some use in the market but I highly doubt that it is "the future". There are many factors (security, accessbility, etc) that make Cloud Computing not as favorable as most see it.

Time will tell but to tell time right now would be to say that Could Computing is not the best leading innovation going 2010 and beyond
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07 Oct 2009   #25
Antman

 

The PC is the new thing - cloud computing is nothing new. Only the network connection has changed. Dumb terminals are in everyones's future.
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07 Oct 2009   #26
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I hope not. I want complete control over what goes on my computer.
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07 Oct 2009   #27
Antman

 

Your network is the cloud.

Your daughter's dumb terminal is at her school/dorm room.

If I am the admin, I like the cloud. If I am the consumer, I want my PC.
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07 Oct 2009   #28
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Not all readers can code.
Not all coders can read.


EDIT: but I see you already pointed that out 423 posts ago
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07 Oct 2009   #29
Antman

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Not all readers can code.
Not all coders can read.


EDIT: but I see you already pointed that out 423 posts ago
You almost provided the proof. Wish I had caught this before the edit.
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07 Oct 2009   #30
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Not all readers can code.
Not all coders can read.


EDIT: but I see you already pointed that out 423 posts ago
You almost provided the proof. Wish I had caught this before the edit.
<BS> It's a forwards/backwards reading thing. Stacks grow backwards in memory. </BS>

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFGFCt-oHC0"]YouTube - Kelly's Heroes Oddball Shows off His Tanks[/ame]

EDIT: BTW, if anybody knows the name of that bellydance track in the background, please tell me. I've spent most of my life looking. Ta.
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