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Question: What will be your next computer?
Desktop - 28 (59.6%)
Laptop - 8 (17%)
Ultrabook - 4 (8.5%)
Tablet - 7 (14.9%)
Phone - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 47

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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2012, 05:22:36 PM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2012, 07:54:02 AM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.

The official DC review of Metro will be something to behold!
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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2012, 08:14:54 AM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.

The official DC review of Metro will be something to behold!


Basic Info

App NameWindows 8 Metro


Intro:

Metro Desktop ( Windows 8 ) is Horrible





Who is this app designed for:

People who hate themselves


The Good


It will eventually die


The needs improvement section


The entire thing


Why I think you should use this product


Because I hate you


How does it compare to similar apps

I hope to god there's nothing similar


Conclusions

It's crap
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2012, 08:21:09 AM »

I'll buy some Macbook just to say "man I hate this Macbook".

Also, I think I'll get some HP 635 for PC-BSD.
My Windows machine works, no need to buy a new one yet.

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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2012, 07:24:57 AM »

I plan on using Windows 8 but I have no intention of using that Metro touch-screen-centric user interface.  Job one will be making the desktop look and feel just like windows 2000, and installing Find and Run Robot and LaunchBar Commander and use those to handle desktop like I do now.

I have no desktop icons on my desktop, it's completely 100% blank.  Not even a background image.  Just my system tray of icons.  The actual desktop is a completely clean blue blank space.  And that's how I like it.
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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2012, 08:25:33 AM »

I plan on using Windows 8 but I have no intention of using that Metro touch-screen-centric user interface.  Job one will be making the desktop look and feel just like windows 2000, and installing Find and Run Robot and LaunchBar Commander and use those to handle desktop like I do now.

I have no desktop icons on my desktop, it's completely 100% blank.  Not even a background image.  Just my system tray of icons.  The actual desktop is a completely clean blue blank space.  And that's how I like it.

You plan on using Windows 8?  Dude...You don't even use Windows 7...Your still on XP  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2012, 08:33:00 AM »

* you're  Cool
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2012, 08:34:24 AM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.

The official DC review of Metro will be something to behold!


Basic Info

App NameWindows 8 Metro


Intro:

Metro Desktop ( Windows 8 ) is Horrible





Who is this app designed for:

People who hate themselves


The Good


It will eventually die


The needs improvement section


The entire thing


Why I think you should use this product


Because I hate you


How does it compare to similar apps

I hope to god there's nothing similar


Conclusions

It's crap


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!

"Because I hate you" - HAHAHAHAHAHAH~! Grin
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »

* you're  Cool

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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012, 08:36:44 AM »

I'd vote B.
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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2012, 01:41:22 PM »

I'm alternating between A and C tellme
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« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2012, 01:57:48 PM »

The question is not valid
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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2012, 09:13:48 PM »

Can I ask the audience?
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2012, 02:43:44 AM »

I'm alternating between A and C tellme

I don't know whether to alternate between A/C or D/C...  tongue
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2012, 08:52:57 AM »

I don't know whether to alternate between A/C or D/C...
Watt's the problem?
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« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2012, 10:19:34 AM »

I don't know whether to alternate between A/C or D/C...
Watt's the problem?

Being to amp'd to pick one, he tried alternating DC and just ended up going back and forth.
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2012, 12:44:15 PM »

Actually, this box looks pretty good as a general purpose home or office PC. (If you like Linux.)

Hmm...decisions, decisions...
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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2012, 03:43:40 PM »

Why not shop the United Federation of Planets in 2373 and get something that you may have problems providing power to but won't need to be replaced for a loooooong time. Any reputable dealer(i.e. not Ferengi) will be able to supply you with something that won't start World War III. If you can't do that, get an app that allows you to update your software to your choice of a future version so you don't have to do an update so often. Avoid programs that do this using the Skynet network.
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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2012, 04:00:53 PM »

http://www.ebuyer.com/341...r-hot-plug-sff-653746-421

Looks like it would last me awhile before needing to upgrade ^_^

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AMD Opteron™ Model 6276 (16 core, 2.3 GHz, 16MB L3, 115W)
 Number of processors
 4
 Processor core available
 16
 Memory, standard
 128GB
 Memory slots
 48 DIMM slots
 Maximum memory
 1TB
 Memory type
 PC3-10600R DDR3
 Expansion slots
 2 PCI-E 2.0x16 and 3 PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots standard
 Network controller
 (1) 1GbE NC375i Multifunction 4 Ports
 Power supply type
 (4) 1200 Watt Hot plug redundant
 Storage controller
 (1) Smart Array P410i/1GB FBWC
 Management software
 HP Insight Control software, including 1 year of 24x7 technical support and updates
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 None ship standard
 Form factor (fully configured)
 4U
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2012, 05:05:46 PM »

I need something portable this time. Mac Mini with linux ? I'll see if there is any similar box for linux.
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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2012, 06:22:09 PM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.

I'd get Win7.  Even a lot of the regulars on Windows Seven forum who count the days to beta leaks and releases are taking a pass on 8. It's just a stop gap so MS doesn't miss out on the finger drag market. For a desktop machine W7 is better.
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2012, 06:27:31 PM »

I need something portable this time. Mac Mini with linux ? I'll see if there is any similar box for linux.

See my post above. Cool



The MintBox. Article here.

It's made by CompuLab. If you're not interested in this particular Linux Mint configuration, there are also 'bare metal' PCs on their website. They make the popular fit-PC series that the MintBox is based on. Grab one of those and install whatever distro you like best. Cool

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« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2012, 09:11:45 AM »

I have skipped vista and win7 but I think my new PC will be a win8.
I'm still running XP on a laptop that stays connected to a 24" monitor and external keyboard/mouse (I used to move the laptop between 2 offices, each w/ the same monitor/kbd/mouse).

Sometimes it's nice to use my wife's iPad if I'm not in my office (it's never worth moving the laptop), but it would make no sense at all to get another iPad.

Like Mouser, I'm thinking of jumping from XP to Windows 8 (I'm a slow os adopter, moved from OS/2 to XP in 2003).  I'm also going to have to bite the bullet and upgrade Word & Excel 2002, so I might as well think of a big jump there too.

So I'm thinking of getting a Surface tablet, using it as a tablet on the porch and plugging it into my current office setup to learn Windows 8 and Office 201n. 

Someone offered to buy me an iPad, but I declined since it would have been a waste of money.  But I imagine the offer would extend to a Surface Pro.
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« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2012, 05:36:59 PM »

I ordered the parts for my latest and maybe last computer on May 21, 2012.

i5, SSD, 1G video card, 8G Corsair memory Win 7 Pro 64 bit.

Bought all the parts and OS from Newegg and it cost a bundle.

That's gonna be it for a while.


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« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2012, 04:17:40 AM »

I need something portable this time. Mac Mini with linux ? I'll see if there is any similar box for linux.

See my post above. Cool
 (see attachment in previous post)The MintBox. Article here.
It's made by CompuLab. If you're not interested in this particular Linux Mint configuration, there are also 'bare metal' PCs on their website. They make the popular fit-PC series that the MintBox is based on. Grab one of those and install whatever distro you like best. Cool


looks cool to me. I checked system76s box which is not yet updated for new hardware- it has Dual core atom processor I know old one. costs at 399, nice config. thinking about that for now.
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