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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

19 Apr 2013   #911
Lone Browncoat

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You might show them the delights of Linux Mint.

It runs on very low spec hardware and comes with Libre office, Firefox, email client, media player, etc.

PCLinuxOS is fundamentally easier based on Mandrake/Mandriva.


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19 Apr 2013   #912
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is my approach too. The Ford Edsel looked very good under the hood too, but it still did not sell. LOL.
Now it, like Atari computers [didn't sell well in N.America, Apple too strong influence] are collector's items.
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19 Apr 2013   #913
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You might show them the delights of Linux Mint.

It runs on very low spec hardware and comes with Libre office, Firefox, email client, media player, etc.

PCLinuxOS is fundamentally easier based on Mandrake/Mandriva.
I find Mint (Mate Nadia)very easy and nice to setup. If you want to try it, here is a set of tutorials.
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19 Apr 2013   #914
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magicdave26 View Post
^^ My buttholes worth - 3 out of 4 enthusiasts are sensible if this stat is true

Win 8 does nothing to improve the PC users experience unless the PC user is a monkey
Plus tablet use means paying for WiFi use [at least around here] , I have enough bills, happy with my hard-wired desktop. I come home, hit the power switch, go to the galley/kitchen, grab something, return to the den,adjust the keyboard skin (to keep it clean) and communicate the way I like.

Does that make me a dinosaur now?
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19 Apr 2013   #915
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I find Mint (Mate Nadia)very easy and nice to setup. If you want to try it, here is a set of tutorials.
Actually, coming from the Sinclair and other kit computers, I started with Unix and these days, given 30 years of open source development, they're all easy and it basically boils down to professional or casual user and other various choices in each distro. Personal choice lies largely now on how one likes the look and feel of one distro vs. another.
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19 Apr 2013   #916
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lone Browncoat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magicdave26 View Post
^^ My buttholes worth - 3 out of 4 enthusiasts are sensible if this stat is true

Win 8 does nothing to improve the PC users experience unless the PC user is a monkey
Plus tablet use means paying for WiFi use [at least around here] , I have enough bills, happy with my hard-wired desktop. I come home, hit the power switch, go to the galley/kitchen, grab something, return to the den,adjust the keyboard skin (to keep it clean) and communicate the way I like.

Does that make me a dinosaur now?
Hmm, that is interesting. Why would you have to pay extra for WiFi. Don't you have the possibility to attach a router to your line/modem ?? Routers are cheap.
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19 Apr 2013   #917
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, that is interesting. Why would you have to pay extra for WiFi. Don't you have the possibility to attach a router to your line/modem ?? Routers are cheap.
I was talking about when you leave the house, don't you have to buy a service? My router is a switcher, all hard-wired.
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19 Apr 2013   #918
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lone Browncoat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, that is interesting. Why would you have to pay extra for WiFi. Don't you have the possibility to attach a router to your line/modem ?? Routers are cheap.
I was talking about when you leave the house, don't you have to buy a service? My router is a switcher, all hard-wired.
In most places here (Florida), the WiFi is free. In Europe, some of the hotels levy a charge. But Airports, McDo, Starbucks, etc. have free service. I even get a free WiFi at my dentist. That's where you need entertainment most, LOL.
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19 Apr 2013   #919
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

It's like the phone, in 2000 the employer I had got rid of the VHF radios, saving them the cost but then everyone had to get a cell, passing that cost to us. When I moved I left the landline behind and kept the cell. Though changed carriers but I'm not tethered to it and it often gets left at home because it only gets in the way at the restaurant, theatre or other places..if I can't be bothered to lug around a laptop, I feel no compunction to buy a tablet.

If I ever buy another motorcycle,even just a used one, the whole idea, either a casual ride or serious trip, would be to get away from all that.
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19 Apr 2013   #920
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Tablets are useful for quick information retrieval. I have a 7" Android Nexus 7 tablet and I actually get some use out of it. It is not made for doing any serious work, but for navigation, trip planning, free phone calls, and some entertainment, it is OK. I even sometimes look at my mail. But typing any longer text is a challenge with the on-screen keyboard.
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