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People must be dreaming. MS is too big to fail :).

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No,

Most people were doing that even before the release of Windows 8! I just had my first real chance to play/work on a Windows 8 laptop yesterday. My goodness, what an awful cluster f**k!! I now know for absolute certainty I WILL NOT ever upgrade my Windows 7 machines to that mess!! In fact, I'd go back to XP before Windows 8!! :x

Wow, way to go giving us an actual explanation as to why Windows 8 is problematic - but then again given that you're 64 years old (assuming 1958 is your date of birth because why the hell else would you put it on the end of your nick name?) I guess change is difficult thing to digest.

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I prefer to wait until Microsoft issues their Q4 statements. We should know more then.

where is the fun in that? :p All aboard the FAIL boat, NAAW!

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Wow, way to go giving us an actual explanation as to why Windows 8 is problematic - but then again given that you're 64 years old (assuming 1958 is your date of birth because why the hell else would you put it on the end of your nick name?) I guess change is difficult thing to digest.

Ageist much? Wow, kiddo, did yer math wrong too... A person born in 1958 would be 54, not 64. Stay in school, alright?

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Ageist much? Wow, kiddo, did yer math wrong too... A person born in 1958 would be 54, not 64. Stay in school, alright?

Wow, I make a small mistake and you ignore the point of the post.

Way to go replying to my post when it was directed at cork1958 - are you cork1958? if not then shut up and don't reply to posts that aren't directed at you.

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Even if it were true that Microsoft had no answers to this threats it would still be wrong to call apple the threat. Apple is already on it's way down, Microsoft should be afraid of google.

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Yesterday it was Apple going down the drain, today it's Microsoft's turn. Funny how even the tech articles follow the 2012 doom trend. Very refreshing.

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Microsoft missed the boat on something with Windows RT / Phone 7x-8x.

If they would of implemented Group/Enterprise Management on these devices they could of been the first to do it and made them very attractive to business.

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To the OP: SERIOUSLY?

MS will fall when Apple falls - how about that? Which means that it won't happen any time soon.

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Is this a joke? Sorry, not buying any of that bull****. I take issue with every single one. MS has problems, but not those.

#2 for example, "As more people get comfortable with Apple's mobile products at work, Microsoft will have to worry about them converting their Windows-based computers to Macs at work, too."

:laugh: Spoken like a true Apple dork.

its hum. why would you take anything he says serious? Apple kids are still mad that there are still more vista (windows supposed failure) users then mac and Linux combined.

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Didn't people say similar stuff about IBM in the 90's? they are still humongous and make TONS of money

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40 million and growing sounds pretty successful to me. ;)

The issue with you and Microsoft is, they could release a virus which annihilates the entire human race and you would think it was the best thing they ever created :yes:

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The issue with you and Microsoft is, they could release a virus which annihilates the entire human race and you would think it was the best thing they ever created :yes:

So MS would release a computer virus that would exterminate life? Yeah, that makes sense. :rolleyes:

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So MS would release a computer virus that would exterminate life? Yeah, that makes sense. :rolleyes:

Yeah it makes your rig turn into a Decepticon. At least I'll die knowing it could play Crysis... :rofl:

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As an IT manager, I agree with #2. Last year when I built 50 brand new computers for the office, I opted to install Linux (Ubuntu) instead of Windows 7. At the same time I killed my Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain controller and switched to Ubuntu Server and LDAP for login. It was a time consuming transition, but honestly after completion I have never been happier. I rarely ever have to go in and fix anything. Everything simply works, and works great. And I've gone from 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 LTS without really ever having to pay a cent or do anything but install the updates from online. Its really quite genius.

Also, I use an Android tablet to manage pretty much EVERYTHING in the office. I very very rarely use an actual desktop computer at all anymore, except when I'm working on web design stuff. The only Windows machine I really use anymore is my HTPC on my TV at home, running Windows 7. I was thinking about giving Windows 8 a whirl though, as it seems like the UI might work out quite well on a TV screen.

Great, its easier for you. What about the employees? What do you do when you have a program they need that they can't run? Do you just tell them to use an online alternative?

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As an IT manager, I agree with #2. Last year when I built 50 brand new computers for the office, I opted to install Linux (Ubuntu) instead of Windows 7. At the same time I killed my Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain controller and switched to Ubuntu Server and LDAP for login. It was a time consuming transition, but honestly after completion I have never been happier. I rarely ever have to go in and fix anything. Everything simply works, and works great. And I've gone from 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 LTS without really ever having to pay a cent or do anything but install the updates from online. Its really quite genius.

Also, I use an Android tablet to manage pretty much EVERYTHING in the office. I very very rarely use an actual desktop computer at all anymore, except when I'm working on web design stuff. The only Windows machine I really use anymore is my HTPC on my TV at home, running Windows 7. I was thinking about giving Windows 8 a whirl though, as it seems like the UI might work out quite well on a TV screen.

Wait, are you saying tablets are used by IT folks for "serious enterprise stuff"? I thought tablets are for consumers only!

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The issue with you and Microsoft is, they could release a virus which annihilates the entire human race and you would think it was the best thing they ever created :yes:

damn dude your theories are as bad as your jokes, then again your the same guy that had a hard time using windows 8 search lol

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So MS would release a computer virus that would exterminate life? Yeah, that makes sense. :rolleyes:

Except he didn't say "computer virus", just "virus". Actually reading things through before posting a comment helps.

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damn dude your theories are as bad as your jokes, then again your the same guy that had a hard time using windows 8 search lol

oh common, there is a lot of money to be made in biological weapons, heck it explains why gates is so into pharmaceutical tech and development lately :shiftyninja:

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Didn't people say similar stuff about IBM in the 90's? they are still humongous and make TONS of money

Sure, although you'll notice there's no OS/2 section on this site.

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Except he didn't say "computer virus", just "virus". Actually reading things through before posting a comment helps.

What he said made no sense. MS is a SOFTWARE company so logically it would be a COMPUTER virus. MS doesn't do bioengineering so why would they release a biological agent?

It make-a no sense but since it was Warwagon that goes without saying.

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I hear Microsoft is working on developing nanoprobe technology... I guess assimilation is better than nothing, right? ;)

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What he said made no sense. MS is a SOFTWARE company so logically it would be a COMPUTER virus. MS doesn't do bioengineering so why would they release a biological agent?

Oh wow. It's clear you don't get what he's saying and take things way too literally.

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Sure, although you'll notice there's no OS/2 section on this site.

OS/2 a OS made by MS with IBM... that was a partnership, I mean the entire company as a whole, the article is written like MS will die off, IBM didn't we also don't have an AIX forum either.... doesn't mean it isn't widely used

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Oh wow. It's clear you don't get what he's saying and take things way too literally.

So says the guy that wrote this:

"Except he didn't say "computer virus", just "virus". Actually reading things through before posting a comment helps.

:rolleyes:

Anyhow, the original article is pure and outright *********.

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