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#61 Pouria

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

but pirating movies is illegal you would steal a car would you.


I always thought downloading songs and movies was legal but uploading and sharing those movies and songs on the internet was illegal. If that was the case, then wouldn't taping live broadcasts and movies on your PVR and VCR be illegal? In Canada, I don't think there are rules that says it is illegal to download movies and songs off torrents. It is a different story in US.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

Don't. Pirate the movie you want, get a video converter to change the file to mp4, then put it on the iPhone. Really easy to do and completely free. To do with the Windows 8 tablet, if I had the money I'd get it. ONLY if I could get Google Chrome on it somehow. Posted Image


Why the hell would I want to go through the hassle of converting video files of a 720p HD movie to an mp4 file so I could watch it in a tiny ass screen. It just defeats the purpose of being convenient and it is pretty stupid to watch it on a tiny screen when I could just watch it on a 60" screen at home with surround sound OR watch it on my 10-12" netbook if am at the airport getting bored. No need to go through that whole process of converting and then uploading to the iPhone so I could finally watch it on a 2" screen and go blind.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

I remain unconvinced about the new start screen and all that metro-themed garbage. Now I'm hearing they've removed the Start button too... Dumb UI decisions.

It seems like you're right. If you hover in the bottom left is still brings up some options though.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

Windows 8 Beta - February 29th


Microsoft revealed today that it plans to launch the highly anticipated "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8 on February 29th. The company will hold an event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 29th to launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview between 3PM and 5PM (CET).

Developing...

http://www.theverge....w-february-29th

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

IMO Tablets are quite useless, they accomplish nothing that my iPhone can't.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:18 AM

Got a nice toaster in the kitchen? I hear some are quite a bit faster/safer than others yet we all get toast.


Yeah, but some toasters fill your kitchen with posters and toolbars that you don't want and will never use.
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I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:06 AM

So Win 8 is coming down the pipe and I just upgraded to win 7 a few days ago... The Win 7 Home Premium Deluxe Al Dente 64 bit Super Sport IT Comp Air was on sale at NCIX for $90 something so I picked it up. Finally. I still get my porn and get to make stupid comments on CDC so it works fine. Ill prob be holding off on Win 8 for a few years anywho. Let the early adopters be the beta testers.

Oh, and I reverse my negative comments about tablets. They are actually a lot more useful than I expected. Got a Asus E500 16g boxing week for cheap and I use it every day. Who woulda thought it. Android kicks Apples sorry ass.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:32 AM

Oh, and I reverse my negative comments about tablets. They are actually a lot more useful than I expected. Got a Asus E500 16g boxing week for cheap and I use it every day. Who woulda thought it. Android kicks Apples sorry ass.

Glad you're enjoying your tablet. Now imagine an operating system with the capability of Windows on one. Easy on, easy off, no hassle. You always use your PC for heavy duty work.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:47 AM

Should be out today around 6. I'll update it in the morning.

Edit: this sentence makes no sense but you get the idea.

Edited by -Goose-, 29 February 2012 - 12:48 AM.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

It's out now.

http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

I really don't like the metro start screen. I find Windows 8 irritating to use - not a fan.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Updated the OP, prices are out, the $0 upgrade should be out soon (hopefully), and ads are coming on TV - saw this during the football game:


Edited by -Goose-, 14 October 2012 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

I bought a laptop last month with windows 7 from best buy, i get windows 8 pro when it's released for $15.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Got it for free from my school, been using it for about 2 months now. Not much is different other than the start menu being replaced by the tiles screen, but I am liking it so far.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

If anyone has used both Windows 8 and Android on tablets, which would be better for someone who is almost completely technologically illiterate?

I've tried teaching my mother to use the computer in the past with very frustrating results, a lot of it stems from her lack of dexterity with a mouse (she actually does better with a laptop touch pad), so I'm hoping to take it out of the equation and help her pick out a tablet.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

Windows 8. Can't wait. Gonna be great. Fornicate.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

If anyone has used both Windows 8 and Android on tablets, which would be better for someone who is almost completely technologically illiterate?

I've tried teaching my mother to use the computer in the past with very frustrating results, a lot of it stems from her lack of dexterity with a mouse (she actually does better with a laptop touch pad), so I'm hoping to take it out of the equation and help her pick out a tablet.

Most Windows 8 Tablets come with an optional keyboard+touchpad combination
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:56 AM

I've been using Windows 7 since they released it, and I've loved it! Don't think I'll switch unless Windows 8 turns out to be really, really good...
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

IMO Tablets are quite useless, they accomplish nothing that my iPhone can't.


Except flash. Which turns out is quite valuable.
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I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

Heads up - Launches tonight. Upgrade is $40 for pretty much anyone that's bought a windows machine in the past decade.

http://windows.micro...o_Home_FPP_Null
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

Anyone looking at preordering or buying the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet?!

I was thinking about it but thought I'd wait until they were in stores so I could try it out before making that kind of investment.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

I wish Microsoft would stop releasing new versions of Windows and focus on making just ONE good version. I swear XP has been their last half decent platform, Vista and 7 were garbage and I expect 8 to be no better. Damn you, Windows.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

Anyone looking at preordering or buying the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet?!

I was thinking about it but thought I'd wait until they were in stores so I could try it out before making that kind of investment.


There's going to be a store in Metro Town that should open up tomorrow. I think the Surface will be there.

I'm personally in need of a laptop so I decided to get the Lenovo Yoga. Plus I'd rather have the backward compatibility with Windows software.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVRt5KhRh_M

I wish Microsoft would stop releasing new versions of Windows and focus on making just ONE good version. I swear XP has been their last half decent platform, Vista and 7 were garbage and I expect 8 to be no better. Damn you, Windows.


Heh. You must be the first person I've heard of that think Windows 7 is garbage!

Windows 8 is pretty much faster across the board in every regard.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

double

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

I wish Microsoft would stop releasing new versions of Windows and focus on making just ONE good version. I swear XP has been their last half decent platform, Vista and 7 were garbage and I expect 8 to be no better. Damn you, Windows.


I know Vista is garbage but how is Windows 7 garbage? Are you ranting just for the sake of ranting or what?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

So it says Secure Boot isn't compatible with my PC. Should I expect any issues with the upgrade?
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

windows tablet looks sweet on the commercial
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

I wish Microsoft would stop releasing new versions of Windows and focus on making just ONE good version. I swear XP has been their last half decent platform, Vista and 7 were garbage and I expect 8 to be no better. Damn you, Windows.

+1

I'll await the test bunnies to see if Windows 8 is worth getting unlike Vista and 7 disasters (I had to fix too many of those machines, and I'm glad I stuck with XP, wish it was feasible to stay with 2000) ... my hopes are not high at all.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

So it says Secure Boot isn't compatible with my PC. Should I expect any issues with the upgrade?


No. I don't think that should effect it at all.

By the way, is the download working for you? I thought it was unlocked at 12pm Pacific.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:29 AM

I am happy with W8, it has the same feel as the previous ones.



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