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11 Nov 2009   #191
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
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Apparently, strollin is one of those ppl who just isnt happy unless he's got something to complain about! I bet he posts a new complaint regarding the high RETAIL cost of Win7 Ultimate too!

ROFLOL!
It's not so much about having something to complain about but more about not being desperate enough to devote 4 hours of my life to getting a piece of "free software". For instance a local restaurant was offering a free meal today for Veterans in honor of the Veteran's Day holiday. Since I'm a vet, my wife and I went over to have dinner. When we arrived the line was out the door. We're not that desperate for a free meal to want to stand in line for it so we turned around and went back home.

BTW, I've never paid $300 for any piece of software and I certainly wouldn't start by paying retail price for Win 7 Ultimate!


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11 Nov 2009   #192
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
It's not so much about having something to complain about but more about not being desperate enough to devote 4 hours of my life to getting a piece of "free software".
Again, for us IT Professionals the material presented was worthwhile. Add to that, the fact that Windows 7 Ultimate retail is $319 in stores...means that $319/4 = $79.75 an hour. Perhaps for a computer enthusiast, it wouldn't be a worthwhile use of time...but then again...this wasn't geared toward home enthusiasts..it was for IT Professionals and Developers. For me, it substituted for 1/2 a day of work...no personal time needed. I was on the clock and getting paid. I went with 3 other employees from my company and some employees from my past company. Not a single one of us left feeling our time was wasted.
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11 Nov 2009   #193
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
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Apparently, strollin is one of those ppl who just isnt happy unless he's got something to complain about! I bet he posts a new complaint regarding the high RETAIL cost of Win7 Ultimate too!

ROFLOL!
It's not so much about having something to complain about but more about not being desperate enough to devote 4 hours of my life to getting a piece of "free software". For instance a local restaurant was offering a free meal today for Veterans in honor of the Veteran's Day holiday. Since I'm a vet, my wife and I went over to have dinner. When we arrived the line was out the door. We're not that desperate for a free meal to want to stand in line for it so we turned around and went back home.

BTW, I've never paid $300 for any piece of software and I certainly
wouldn't start by paying retail price for Win 7 Ultimate!
Except the fact that in no way were you told that you could show up, get the DVD and just leave...

How would that make sense to you...the event was about learning about Win7 and for Developers...by your logic...why do anything. They could just put up a lemonade stand and hand out Win7 Ultimate

Microsoft was willing to give you a product that was worth quite a bit of money if you would just take the time to be in the event...I know there are thousands let alone millions who would of been glad to be given the opportunity to be at the event let alone receiving a copy of Win7 Ultimate...
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12 Nov 2009   #194
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
... Except the fact that in no way were you told that you could show up, get the DVD and just leave...

How would that make sense to you...the event was about learning about Win7 and for Developers...by your logic...why do anything. They could just put up a lemonade stand and hand out Win7 Ultimate

Microsoft was willing to give you a product that was worth quite a bit of money if you would just take the time to be in the event...I know there are thousands let alone millions who would of been glad to be given the opportunity to be at the event let alone receiving a copy of Win7 Ultimate...
Except nowhere did I say I wanted to show up, get the DVD and leave which pretty much negates everything you said. However, nowhere was there mention that I had to stay thru a 4 hour session and could only get the software at the end of that session. I would have been willing to sit thru the morning session but they insisted I had to leave and come back for the afternoon session.

I expected to spend an hour or two but not four or more.
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12 Nov 2009   #195
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
It's not so much about having something to complain about but more about not being desperate enough to devote 4 hours of my life to getting a piece of "free software".
Again, for us IT Professionals the material presented was worthwhile. Add to that, the fact that Windows 7 Ultimate retail is $319 in stores...means that $319/4 = $79.75 an hour. Perhaps for a computer enthusiast, it wouldn't be a worthwhile use of time...but then again...this wasn't geared toward home enthusiasts..it was for IT Professionals and Developers. For me, it substituted for 1/2 a day of work...no personal time needed. I was on the clock and getting paid. I went with 3 other employees from my company and some employees from my past company. Not a single one of us left feeling our time was wasted.
I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro. Getting paid for my time wasn't an issue but wasting company time that could be put to better use is an issue to me. I guess I'm just too old fashioned in that regard.

As an IT pro, I will have access to Win 7 for my work whenever I need it and wouldn't need the "free copy" for work purposes. Since you all were apparently "on the clock" then the free copy you received will be used in your work and not for your personal use, right?

BTW, if anyone pays full retail of $319 for Ultimate they're a fool and I have a bridge I want to sell them!
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12 Nov 2009   #196
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
... Except the fact that in no way were you told that you could show up, get the DVD and just leave...

How would that make sense to you...the event was about learning about Win7 and for Developers...by your logic...why do anything. They could just put up a lemonade stand and hand out Win7 Ultimate

Microsoft was willing to give you a product that was worth quite a bit of money if you would just take the time to be in the event...I know there are thousands let alone millions who would of been glad to be given the opportunity to be at the event let alone receiving a copy of Win7 Ultimate...
Except nowhere did I say I wanted to show up, get the DVD and leave which pretty much negates everything you said. However, nowhere was there mention that I had to stay thru a 4 hour session and could only get the software at the end of that session. I would have been willing to sit thru the morning session but they insisted I had to leave and come back for the afternoon session.

I expected to spend an hour or two but not four or more.
So...you wanted to give as little of effort possible for something free???

You never answered what exactly did you expect to do to receive the DVD...you knew (by the details of the event) how long the event was going to be so the time needed to stay for the handout shouldn't have been a shock...

I would understand your frustration if you had to also pay for the DVD but YOU WERE GOING TO RECEIVE SOMETHING FOR FREE AS LONG AS YOU STUCK AROUND FOR THE EVENT!!!
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12 Nov 2009   #197
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro.
I think it may also qualify you as No.4 as well:

It Takes a Village Idiot: The Jerks of Online Forums - PC World
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12 Nov 2009   #198
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro.
I think it may also qualify you as No.4 as well:

It Takes a Village Idiot: The Jerks of Online Forums - PC World
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12 Nov 2009   #199
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro.
I think it may also qualify you as No.4 as well:

It Takes a Village Idiot: The Jerks of Online Forums - PC World
I absolutely loved that post and article...and I couldn't agree more...
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12 Nov 2009   #200
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Maybe i should have been more stubborn...i recieved only the 32Bit DVD...
As did pretty much everybody else. When people officially complained, some were told, "he happy you got anything for free".

Just to clarify...i wasn't complaining.
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