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$40 for win 8 pro direct from microsoft until 1-31.  
The price goes to $200 on Feb. 1.  

I never thought I'd move from xp to win 7, but it wasn't long before the security issues in xp forced me to upgrade to 7.  

I'll probably get a tablet soon, so I'll want the laptop and desktop to have the same operating system.

I just finished a trial in a new federal courthouse. What a pleasure it was to have all documents on th screen with the ability to highlight, expand, underline, circle and draw arrows on the touch screen.  Even the few last minute paper documents that got displayed on the elmo could be marked up on the touch screen.

I used a laptop as an electronic trial notebook, but it seemed a bit awkward to be using a mouse and then switching to the touch screen for jury presentation.  A tablet for my trial notebook would have worked much better.
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No Win 8 for me, low price notwithstanding.

Win 7 is perfectly fine for my non-touch home desktop set up.  And for my travel use, I'm keeping my Android tablet.  There are Android apps to fit all my needs -- including creating/editing Office type files.

But a few years down the road... when hardware catches up in both added power and better efficiency... so that a Windows-based tablet can be just as light and thin and powerful and battery efficient as any Apple or Android equivalents out there... then I will likely buy a "do it all" tablet + docking station for both home and travel use.  No need to bother with syncing.  But I reckon by that time, we'll be looking at Win 9 or 10.


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Pimping ain't easy... :D

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They're already discussing the possible release of Windows 9 by next year.

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They're already discussing the possible release of Windows 9 by next year.

Getting almost as bad as Apple

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Windows 8, at is core has a lot going for it.
People, generally, don't enjoy the interface however.
I'm holding off on this one as well.
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Sale?  They would have to pay me to use Windows 8, and I would demand at least 20 times the purchase price, maybe more.
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In it's defense, as long as shut off all the Windows 8 interface, it's not that bad. Mind you, it's pretty much just Windows 7 at that point.

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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?
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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?

Regular crashes.

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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?

Regular crashes.

If you manually set the IRQs and memory, it was stable as a rock.


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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?

Regular crashes.

If you manually set the IRQs and memory, it was stable as a rock.

Yeah, 'cept Win 3.1 was meant for general public usage.


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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?

Regular crashes.

If you manually set the IRQs and memory, it was stable as a rock.

Yeah, 'cept Win 3.1 was meant for general public usage.

Back then, if you had a computer...you were a geek. There was no such thing as general public usage. I'd be surprised if 1 in 10 people had a computer.

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So what's wrong with Windows 3.1 ?

Regular crashes.

If you manually set the IRQs and memory, it was stable as a rock.

Yeah, 'cept Win 3.1 was meant for general public usage.

Back then, if you had a computer...you were a geek. There was no such thing as general public usage. I'd be surprised if 1 in 10 people had a computer.

Really?  My first computer at work was back in 1983 -- an IBM PC.  Fast forward a bit to 1987 -- different company -- and we had a computer in every office and almost every cubicle.  Being a semi-lowly supervisor, mine was an IBM XP clone.  Managers and higher all got IBM AT clones - whether they needed them or not.  Fast forward a bit more to 1994, yet another company, and we had a PC in every office and every cubicle -- all running Win 3.11.  My home computer -- a Packard Bell aimed squarely at general consumers -- ran Win 3.1.  That was also the year I started surfing the web -- Netcomm browser -- although speed wise (@ 9600) , it was more paddling the waves than surfing.

The first Win OS that I actually liked using was Win XP.  And my current Win 7 is even more robust.   Only ever saw the blue screen of death once -- ironically, just two days ago!


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Win 3.1 was a very good OS.  XP was dnag good as well.  I don't have extensive experience with any later versions, but those two were good.  Actually 95 was good but lacked robust security.

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I've used 3.1, '95, XP and now Vista. Never once have I seen the blue screen of death and I've never really had any problems. What am I doing wrong?
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I looked it up out of curiousity Ben. Windows 3.1 came out in March of 1992. In 1993, 22.8% of the US population owned a computer. I'll see if I can find a world-wide stat but that already leads me to believe I'm pretty close.

http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p23-207.pdf

Edit: This is as close as I could come - It give you stats per year per country:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph....te=1992

Looks like around 1 in 10 to me.


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I looked it up out of curiousity Ben. Windows 3.1 came out in March of 1992. In 1993, 22.8% of the population owned a computer.

http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p23-207.pdf

Imagine a nation with 23% geeks!  :D

Actually, if you add in the bunch who didn't own computers but used them at work... I bet the total would be a lot higher than 23%.  Win 3.x was sold to the masses -- it ain't no Heath kit.


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Oh, I was hoping you meant they were going to stop selling windows 8. Rats.  :D

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Uh...i was also going to post about a sale at REI but i can see now that it would just lead to a heated debate about whether green potatoes are poisonous.
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