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Poll: Put your money where your month is (118 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you want to be sitting on Microsoft stock for the first 6 months after Windows 8 is released?

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#31 pack34

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 23:46

Your bank sounds like my wife with these penalties for early withdrawals.


HIYOOOOO


#32 Wyn6

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 23:47

Your bank sounds like my wife with these penalties for early withdrawals.


Hah! Alas, I have no comeback for that one.

#33 Ambroos

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 00:00

Could someone clarify what is actually meant with "would you sit on stock"? I couldn't really find a proper idiom that applies here. Does it mean keeping your stock or selling your Microsoft stock?

If I had Microsoft stock right now I'd be selling it before the Windows 8 release, or during if it spikes. I think Microsoft's value will drop massively a few weeks after the release of PC's and laptops that come with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows 8 is extremely inconsistent, and if there's one thing a regular user can't handle it's inconsistency.

#34 pack34

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 00:05

Could someone clarify what is actually meant with "would you sit on stock"? I couldn't really find a proper idiom that applies here. Does it mean keeping your stock or selling your Microsoft stock?

If I had Microsoft stock right now I'd be selling it before the Windows 8 release, or during if it spikes. I think Microsoft's value will drop massively a few weeks after the release of PC's and laptops that come with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows 8 is extremely inconsistent, and if there's one thing a regular user can't handle it's inconsistency.


Sitting on it means you own it but you aren't selling it. With Microsoft stock, it's not a growth stock. You make money off of it through dividends. By selling it right now you'd most likely only get an extra couple dollars per stock.

#35 BajiRav

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:21

Could someone clarify what is actually meant with "would you sit on stock"? I couldn't really find a proper idiom that applies here. Does it mean keeping your stock or selling your Microsoft stock?

If I had Microsoft stock right now I'd be selling it before the Windows 8 release, or during if it spikes. I think Microsoft's value will drop massively a few weeks after the release of PC's and laptops that come with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows 8 is extremely inconsistent, and if there's one thing a regular user can't handle it's inconsistency.

HAHAHAHAHA

#36 Enron

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:28

I wouldn't sit on stock, period.


Not even livestock?

#37 Active.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:30

HAHAHAHAHA


What's funny about that?

Explain, in Windows 8, how to:

- get to an application's toolbar
- switch to an application
- quit an application
- go into an application's preferences
- use search in an application
- open a picture
- open two pictures next to each other
- show a web page
- show two web pages next to each other
(…)

Windows 8 is inconsistent because there are two application environments in one.

#38 Hum

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:32

Poll is missing the "God Yes" option.


I thought you guys did not believe in God ... :shifty:

#39 +RedReddington

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:56

I tried buying stock once from MS, wouldn't let me because I'm not from the US. :(


What kind of BS is that? I have had a possission in Microsoft Stock before.

I must admit that from the very few screenshots I have seen of Windows 8 I really dont like the UI. It would look like they have taken a step back from Windows 7

I have a quicker way for you to waste money, send it to me.


Wait until the Buyout Rumours hit then watch that stock skyrocket!

#40 fixxxer2014

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:12

Then we will still see "I told you so thread" just from the other camp.




It could fail if customers that get Windows 8 on their new computer send it back to the OEM demanding they give them a machine with windows 7.


ill be opening up a side business on craigslist offering to re-install w7 on the customers pc's that don't want w8. i might as well make bank on Microsoft's failure.

#41 BajiRav

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:22

What's funny about that?

Explain, in Windows 8, how to:

- get to an application's toolbar
- switch to an application
- quit an application
- go into an application's preferences
- use search in an application
- open a picture
- open two pictures next to each other
- show a web page
- show two web pages next to each other
(…)

Windows 8 is inconsistent because there are two application environments in one.

I laughed at this part " if there's one thing a regular user can't handle it's inconsistency." and probably should not have bolded the other part. Windows has been inconsistent for as long as I remember (actually no OS I have used has been "consistent") and Windows 8 is no exception to that.

#42 OP +warwagon

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:44

ill be opening up a side business on craigslist offering to re-install w7 on the customers pc's that don't want w8. i might as well make bank on Microsoft's failure.


But why should a a custome have to pay an extra $200 on top of what they just paid for the computer. I say if they want windows 7 they call the oem and complain and say they want to exchange it for a windows 7 pc.

Question. Does the RTM of windows 8 still open desktop media in metro apps?

#43 Active.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:47

I laughed at this part " if there's one thing a regular user can't handle it's inconsistency." and probably should not have bolded the other part. Windows has been inconsistent for as long as I remember (actually no OS I have used has been "consistent") and Windows 8 is no exception to that.

Metro actually gets this right. Never before has Windows been as consistent as in Metro-land. Only problem is that the other side of Windows is still around and Metro is unable to replace it at this point. Which results in an overall OS that is even less consistent than earlier versions of Windows. Or, as others have called it, a 'schizophrenic' OS.

#44 BajiRav

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:49

Metro actually gets this right. Never before has Windows been as consistent as in Metro-land. Only problem is that the other side of Windows is still around and Metro is unable to replace it at this point. Which results in an overall OS that is even less consistent than earlier versions of Windows. Or, as others have called it, a 'schizophrenic' OS.

Well that's another point altogether. I was amused by regulars can't handle inconsistency part. Regulars could handle Windows 7, they will be just fine on Windows 8 and as you say more so in the Metro land.

#45 +Quillz

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 18:05

In terms of UI consistency, I still think Windows 2000 was the best. It's the last time I can remember virtually every aspect of Windows sharing a common look and feel. From XP onward, it seems there has always been at least two different UI styles (usually Windows' VS vs. the VS of the latest Office).

Maybe look and feel isn't the most important aspect of the OS, but it's what people see. It's what leaves the first impression. And the gross inconsistencies throughout Win8 just speak poorly of the product. If there is one thing Apple does better than Microsoft without question, it's consistency. Can you imagine if Mac OS X still had icons and widgets from System 9 in it? (I'm sure there are a couple, but none visible to the end user.)