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#31 Simon-

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:44

Even if I don't like Windows 8 or choose to buy Windows 8, I'm not going to boycott the company for the rest of my life over it. I will just use what I want and move on. If they make another product in the future I'm not going to have second thoughts because of Windows 8.

By this logic you would have stopped using Microsoft products after Windows ME & Windows Vista.


#32 James812

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:44

Yep still will, The removed start menu is so minor and got used to Windows 8 very quickly. Anyone actually never going to buy anything Microsoft just because of Windows 8 is just dumb.

#33 firey

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:52

skipping 8, sticking with 7, that said.. aside from mice and a copy of office I have never purchased anything from microsoft.

#34 Nothing Here

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:58

skipping 8, sticking with 7, that said.. aside from mice and a copy of office I have never purchased anything from microsoft.


Umm, ok? You have only purchased mice and office from Microsoft? You must have purchased Windows 7 also. Might want to edit your post there firey.

#35 Syrah

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:05

Would I buy anything from Microsoft after Windows 8?

Sure. Why not? If I find they released a great product that seems enjoyable and/or is likely to increase my productivity.

#36 firey

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:06

Umm, ok? You have only purchased mice and office from Microsoft? You must have purchased Windows 7 also. Might want to edit your post there firey.


I must have? What makes you think that?

#37 Dot Matrix

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:09

Umm, ok? You have only purchased mice and office from Microsoft? You must have purchased Windows 7 also. Might want to edit your post there firey.


I got Windows 7 for free legally through MSDN:AA.

#38 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:11

Ummm...
Office
Anything XBox related
Just two of their products I will always support. And I am sure there are a whole lot of other products.

Just because they make one dud, which FTR I have not even tried Windows 8 yet so I have no opinion, does not mean I am going to write off the entire company.

That is like me swearing off all flavors of Snapple because I do not like one of their more popular flavors.
Or going to a famous restaurant, and just because I do not like their signature dish, refusing to try any other dishes.
Or not watching a specific channel on cable TV because I hate one of the shows it airs.
I can go on and on, but I think you get my point.

It is absolutely silly IMHO to write off an entire company due to not liking one of their many, many products.
Granted that product is an OS, but Windows 7 is not going anywhere, at least no time soon.
But hey, if it makes you sleep better at night, more power to you.

#39 billyea

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:11

"I hate Windows 8, therefore I wil hate Microsoft forever" is a bit of an extreme philosophy, and sounds like something Stallman would say.

#40 +Phouchg

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:14

I will not upgrayedd to Windows 8. But I will get it so that I'm familiar with new things.
Dreamspark (ex. MSDNAA) has kindly provided me with free stuff since 2006. Except Office, but I got that one with a hefty ISIC discount, too. I intend to keep it that way.

#41 menifred

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:15

I'm thinking of Office 2013 and a Surface Pro.

#42 scaramonga

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:19

Never, ever again!

#43 BajiRav

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:29

By this time tomorrow evening, I will have one Server 2012 and 8 VMs running at work and my home system will be Windows 8 Pro.

I will buy Halo 4 on 11/6
I will buy Surface or some other Windows RT tablet in Oct/Nov.
I will buy a few more Xbox games between now and December.
I will probably buy a Microsoft mouse sometime soon.

Do I need to say what option I voted for? :p

#44 +Chris123NT

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:42

I'll buy 8, and I'm using 8 RTM right now, I've gotten used to the way it works and have absolutely no problem using it.

#45 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:18

Have those been released yet?


No, I'm guessing they won't come out till just before retail release

"I hate Windows 8, therefore I wil hate Microsoft forever" is a bit of an extreme philosophy, and sounds like something Stallman would say.


Just before he snacked down on a bunion or two