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  •  How is this different from Apple? Almost seems (0+ / 0-)

    like what you describe is Microsoft following the Apple model. (I'm not a techie and really don't know if there is a difference).
    If I'm right, then doesn't that mean a narrowing of access to the non-approved (either by Microsoft or by Apple) world?

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:00:28 PM PDT

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    •  Not really. (2+ / 0-)
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      Windows 8 is intended to unify desktops, tablets and smartphones. Although Apple has moved some IOS type features to Lion, clearly they consider PCs and mobile devices to be 2 different animals and I think this is correct because keyboards and fingers are much different tools.

      That said, I think MS will make a lot of changes from the Beta to final version of Windows 8 to make it more PC friendly - or suffer the consequences.

      Personally, I run Snow Leopard and purposely skipped Lion on general principles because new OS tend to be buggy, by my wife uses Lion and likes it fine, and I don't find any major issues sharing content between OSX and iOS; even iCloud, for what it is, works good on Snow Leopard - unlike the mess that was MobieMe LOL.

      By the way, OSX is based on Unix, and is actually more friendly running non-native applications than Windows. Using Boot Camp, Parallels or VMware, one can install Windows on a Mac in a double boot configuration (Boot Camp) or run both OSX and Windows at the same time (Parallels or VMware) with Windows running in a virtual machine. Likewise, Unix or Linux machines can run OSX or Windows provided you have a virtualiztion utility (VMware, whatever).

      I run Windows 7 on my MacBook using Parallels and can toggle between OSX and Windows applications with no issues. Try that on a Windows machine.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 08:28:39 AM PDT

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      •  well I understood maybe 40% of what you said (1+ / 0-)
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        which isn't bad, from my point of view.
        I'm on Vista on this computer. Our netbook is Windows 7, but it's my husband's and he never uses it. He comes back to my desktop for just about everything (I've bought him 3 computers and each one has ended up neglected while he parks himself in front of mine and gets in my way. He's a lovable guy so I guess I'll just have to accept that he needs to use my computer, no matter what computer he himself has).

        We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

        by Tamar on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 10:15:16 AM PDT

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        •  You have my sympathy. (0+ / 0-)

          I suffered through Vista for more than 6 months on a company notebook before requesting the IT department to wipe it and install XP, and the guy said "What took you so long to ask? We thought you actually liked it. No problem."

          Windows 7 runs fine. In case Windows 8 is a clunker, at least we have that to fall back on. In my work we have Windows 7 running some high resolution graphics and large database apps and it's rock solid and never seems to crash, which is pretty remarkable for any non-Unix/Linux OS.

          Even Bill Gates admits Vista sucks. And Jobs admitted MobileMe was "not Apple's finest moment". Incredibly awesome moments of candor.

          BTW, I love your Barney Frank quote. And there are so many lovable Barney Frank quotes to be had.

          What about my Daughter's future?

          by koNko on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 09:47:18 PM PDT

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