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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

As a user, I went from XP to Win7 because Vista never presented a value proposition compelling enough to make me want to switch from XP. In fact, it was only after much of the PC gaming world went to 64 bit OS as a requirement that I went to Win7.

As I have yet to have encountered any software that I'd like to have but can't have because it runs exclusively on Win8 and not 7, I'll be standing pat until the market forces me to upgrade again.

I mean, heading over to MS' own feature list for Win8, there isn't anything there I want or need enough to plunk down dollars to get it. Don't use the mail or calendar (Thunderbird with Lightning plugin), don't use IE10, don't use either the Defender or Firewall, and don't use Office. I'd suspect it likely has some claimed performance upgrades over 7 but then again, I can still break open my desktop and toss an additional asston of RAM in there if things start to get sluggish.

Upgrading an OS is an enormous pain in the ass so unless there is an exceptionally strong reason to, I don't until I'm pretty much forced to.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

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View Post5thWall, on 31 January 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

I want to see someone take the Valve model to an OS. Free to download and use, but you have to pay to change desktop background/screensaver/sound theme/etc.

Edit: By "Valve model" here I mean what they've done with TF2. Free to play, but you pay for the hats.

this is the worst idea ever.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

I've been on a roll with worst ideas ever lately (it's buttery and delicious), but that's for a different thread.

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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

View PostCraig328, on 31 January 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

As a user, I went from XP to Win7 because Vista never presented a value proposition compelling enough to make me want to switch from XP. In fact, it was only after much of the PC gaming world went to 64 bit OS as a requirement that I went to Win7.

As I have yet to have encountered any software that I'd like to have but can't have because it runs exclusively on Win8 and not 7, I'll be standing pat until the market forces me to upgrade again.

I mean, heading over to MS' own feature list for Win8, there isn't anything there I want or need enough to plunk down dollars to get it. Don't use the mail or calendar (Thunderbird with Lightning plugin), don't use IE10, don't use either the Defender or Firewall, and don't use Office. I'd suspect it likely has some claimed performance upgrades over 7 but then again, I can still break open my desktop and toss an additional asston of RAM in there if things start to get sluggish.

Upgrading an OS is an enormous pain in the ass so unless there is an exceptionally strong reason to, I don't until I'm pretty much forced to.



Windows 8 bothers me a lot...

There are a few apps that do some kind of full-screen fuckery, and in full-screen, there is no red X, and alt-f4 has been redefined to be harmless and non-violent (IE, alt-f4 does not kill things like it should, it just opens a menu which does not have an option to kill without remorse, maim, or even tap on the shoulder!)

There's a free shell replacement that makes windows 8 a really ugly windows 7ish thing (mostly gutting that stupid dashboard with a freakin' scroll bar on it), but the full-screen apps still can't be killed in an obvious way, and sometimes when you're moving your mouse around in the 7 style list of related tasks (IE, dozens of open IE windows) it will switch magically to the full-screen app.

luckily, ctl-shift-esc still launches the task manager which still allows you to kill things.

All that nonsense just makes me love Linux even more. I wish I could hug stallman and torvalds while thanking them for saving me from that corporatarded crap.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

You mean hat fortress 2? The hat trading simulator with an optional fps built in?
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Yeah, but this one would be different. This would be a wallpaper trading simulator with an optional OS built in.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 31 January 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

they don't want a machine, they want a toy. An entertainment system. And that's pretty much where the direction is going. Simplifying the UI and now simplifying the payment method to that similar of TV. Computers are the TV of the next generation.


Great, that means you will have to pay for porn again.

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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 31 January 2013 - 02:31 PM, said:

You mean hat fortress 2? The hat trading simulator with an optional fps built in?

TF2 has an FPS?
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

At some point it was an FPS, but they've already patched that bug.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

TF2 is a traders galore. Everywhere you go someone tries to sell you something. Much like gypsies in Europe.

On the other hand, top content creator(s) for TF2 makes upwards 500k a year.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.c...-our-customers/

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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

View PostMikhail, on 03 February 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

TF2 is a traders galore. Everywhere you go someone tries to sell you something. Much like gypsies in Europe.

On the other hand, top content creator(s) for TF2 makes upwards 500k a year.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.c...-our-customers/



Okay...now I know I'm doing it wrong.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

I dont own an Xbox because of that feature... Monthly fee to update your operating system that you paid probably over a hundred bucks for?
No thank you.
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Wow you have to pay money to use a service others have to manage indefinitely? Say it ain't so!

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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 03 February 2013 - 06:32 PM, said:

Wow you have to pay money to use a service others have to manage indefinitely? Say it ain't so!



It ain't so! You can always use Linux.. You can even participate in the management of it!
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Re: Would you take this deal?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Except for the fact that the people working on Linux aren't on a payroll. Xbox Live Gold/Windows OSes cost money because hundreds of people who manage thousands of servers and lines of code need to get paid.
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