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#151 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:00

For my work 10.7 (CS6 & FCX run incredibly stable) :cool:
For my games Win8 (steam and origin run flawlessly) :shiftyninja:
For my roms, emulators, & older games WinXP (need it for "patching") :pirate:

Because OSX sucks for gaming or anything "emulation" related, but color accuracy and profiles are MUCH better than that of Win7, Win8 and even winXP

Because Win8 sucks for anything pro-level workflows and mission-critical software, not to mention the lack of FCX and Avid/Scenarist

Because XP sucks at everything referenced above besides running outdated software, but flies during
emulation-based gaming under modern hardware.


And because who in the right mind would do EVERYTHING in a single system and expect good results ? :D

Like buying a Ferarri, and expect it to do good in every race front there is, from F1, to Rally, to LeMans, ONE specific "Car" for each specific race


#152 johnporter29

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:06

Windows 8 here at home. Proberly Windows 7 (very slim chance of upgrade to Windows8 tho) at work.

#153 kaffra

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:22

im happy with win7 & snow leopard currently.

#154 Javik

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:28

In no way is anyone ever "forced" to create a Microsoft account. This has been brought up before and covered extensively.

If you feel that you should have the right to use the Windows app store without creating an account to manage your purchases with like every other ecosystem in the universe, then your feelings are misplaced. If, on the other hand, you have no interest in the Windows 8 ecosystem, you will never encounter a feature that requires a Microsoft ID. Chill.


Not completely true, it wouldn't even let me update the built in apps without signing in. Granted, you can switch files to open with the desktop apps instead, but if you use any of the apps you really have to have a Microsoft account. IMO pre packaged apps should be updated automatically but for everything else the account is pretty much a standard feature for app stores.

#155 bitbucket

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:29

Windows 8 at home, windows 7 at the office

#156 airedwin

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:32

Windows 8
I have windows 8 on two desktops, a tablet, and surface (windows rt)

#157 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:34

Not completely true, it wouldn't even let me update the built in apps without signing in. Granted, you can switch files to open with the desktop apps instead, but if you use any of the apps you really have to have a Microsoft account. IMO pre packaged apps should be updated automatically but for everything else the account is pretty much a standard feature for app stores.


Just like it has been on OSX and nobody seemed to complain. Even with bundled Apps, no apple ID, no app updates.

#158 sean.ferguson

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:38

Im using Arch Linux (kernel 3.7.*) as my main operating system. It does what I need and enables me to have installed only the applications, services and libraries that I need.

#159 Nick H.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:42

Sure enough, I'm now on Windows 7 at work. I'm struggling with it at the moment, but I'm hoping that will change with time.

#160 CJEric

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:50

Just like it has been on OSX and nobody seemed to complain. Even with bundled Apps, no apple ID, no app updates.

OS X Software updates for the OS and its bundled apps do not require you to sign in with an apple ID, despite the fact that the App Store UI is used to deliver them. Neither are you required to sign in with an apple ID before you can even use bundled apps like Mail or Calendar or Messaging (like you have to do on Windows 8).

#161 mikeleo

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:25

Bought a new a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 per-installed. So far it works fine.


#162 DKAngel

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:45

is allready windows 8

OS X Software updates for the OS and its bundled apps do not require you to sign in with an apple ID, despite the fact that the App Store UI is used to deliver them. Neither are you required to sign in with an apple ID before you can even use bundled apps like Mail or Calendar or Messaging (like you have to do on Windows 8).


u dont have to be signed in to use the apps at all i just installed winodows 8 on my sisters laptop and she doesnt use a ms account

#163 metallithrax

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:52

Home - Windows 8 Pro 64bit
Work - Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#164 68k

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:52

Where's DOS? A lot of (I should add "large") retail outlets in Australia still use it (their contracts with IBM go back to the early 90s). The hardware still does the job!

I still see Windows 98 around the place too.

#165 CJEric

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:55

u dont have to be signed in to use the apps at all i just installed winodows 8 on my sisters laptop and she doesnt use a ms account

Maybe I'm doing something wrong then. How do I proceed once I get to the following screen after I launch e.g. Mail or the Calendar app? Cancelling gets me to the second attached shot.

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