Is it Windows 7 worth the money?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ugly charles, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. djarrum

    djarrum New Member

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    If the constitution is so irrelevant as you say, then you no longer have the right to publish your thoughts, and as they are clearly rubbish, I demand that the US Government forcefully remove your writings and imprison you for acts of sedition and treason.

    In almost the same breath you say the constitution is irrelivant, yet you yourself own a website where you publish controvercial material on how to "revolutionize" our governement. In places like Cuba, China and North Korea, you're website would get you thrown in prison for the rest of your life at best and at worst you'd probably be executed. Think about that next time you attack the first amendment.

    I can think of no better way to spend my time and wealth. To be honest, I'm not going to take the advice of a so called "Journalist" who doesn't even have the stones to publish their real name with what they consider "work." If your publication is so profound, why hide behind an e-mail address? I mean where the hell are they going to send your Pulitzer prize nomination? I read through your Journalistic masterpiece and I would point out the flaws in you're thinking, but I really think your education would be better served by some alone time with you and some high school civics and government texts. I'll give you a push in the right direction so you can reform your thoughts with regard to the first heading of your dossier. Study the three branches of the US government, why they are separate, why they are necessary and how they interact with each other. I think after you have an elementary understanding of how government works, you will understand why there is no 12 step program to government. Truth be told, a lot of what you write is nothing more than bad journalism that you've interpreted and regurgitated. Now, get busy the world needs you to lead the next revolution.
     
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    Micosoft will also

    offer a family pack for like $200 off if you had to buy 3 copies separately. The family pack is for Home Premium and you get 3 copies for like 149.00.

    I think Windows 7 blows Vista away in for business with its applocker and the new migration tool to allow businesses to migrate from XP to Windows 7. It doesn't migrate so easily for the home user but it may be best that it doesn't for performance issues.
     
  4. maddmaxx

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    All of you with A.D.D. raise your hands. How did we get from "Is it worth the money" to pirated software? If you were smart and paying attention you would have pre-ordered it for $49.99 from New Egg like I did and believe me that is very reasonable for an OS. I do think however that other companies should offer the same type of deal and they would realize more profits and less pirating of their software. After all they come out with new versions every year and at those high prices it's hard to stay current. I mean let's be honest here if it comes to upgrading hardware or spending hard earned bucks on software, what do you think the majority of people will opt for? I'm not saying that I haven't tried a friends copy of something or other myself, but with the change in the laws it's just not worth the risk. I run mostly the free versions of software that I can't afford to buy. ;)
     
  5. Stevo

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    You forgot bashing the goverment which is even more off the question asked. I totally understand how pirating comes in as price point is always an issue.

    Most people if they are smart aren't going to mess with beta bugs and in July is when the first RTM came out, if my memory suites me properly, so having the time and a machine to play with 7 probably isn't going to happen for most and I personally won't buy something blind as a general rule. I now wish I would have been on the ball and played with 7 back then as I definately would have bought 6 copies of Ultimate. Now it looks more like 3 to start with at around $570 from NewEgg I won't waste my time with the limited Home. MS definately charges too much for their OS and Office but what can you do other then using Linux and Open Office. People wouldn't be as apt to pirate if MS wouldn't gouge and that goes for others like RIAA & the MPAA for music and movies. You'll always have pirates but much just less if you keep the price reasonable.
     
  6. tblount

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    What did you ask? I forgot? I was distracted by a shamwow commercial.



    Maybe you have some ADD... go back and read where the guy RECOMMENDS we pirate software.... then when it was explained to him that software piracy and hacking was re-classified as an act of terrorism after 911... and carries a 15 year prison sentence (without parole) and it may not be a good idea to promote piracy where his recommendations were recorded and archived... he went off into a rant about the constitution.

    What do you think? If $49 is good is $0 better?
     
  7. maddmaxx

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    No A.D.D. here just old timers disease. Well free is better of course, but this is a Capitalistic society. Whatever happened to a fair price instead of profiteering? The economy is in the shitter and it's as if business doesn't have a freaking clue. You know their bottom line has been affected but instead of lowering prices they raise them. I guess none of them studied economics. Or perhaps they don't give a damn. I'm betting on the latter.
     
  8. tblount

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    Sounds like the old free notebook deal. Nothing is free. :rolleyes: On a side note my purchased copy will be here tomorrow.:)
     
  11. tblount

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    YES... it's worth it.... windows 7 will save you 6 weeks per year you would spend twiddling your thumbs waiting on Vista... if you are on your computer 50 hrs a week. That's a lot of games of spades!
     
  12. strgzr

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    Apparently MS just releases these new OS's so these major comp. manufacturers can unload new pc's on us for just a little more than MS wants to charge us consumers for there product. Get the os for $300 or a whole new box for $499. Hmm. I feel as though they expect us consumers to subsidize the entire computer manufacturing industry by paying up the ass so they can give it to Dell and HP and their ilk for nothing.
     
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    It's the Microsoft "Stimulus plan" probably the only stiumulus plan that works. Support the economy and buy a new computer ! By the way... Dell recently fell to #2 Acer is now the top dog.... probably buying Gateway didn't hurt them either.
     
  14. djarrum

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    Economy be damned. I say get a clue, Learn a bit about Computers, take that $500 that you would have spend on a POS Dell, HP, Acer etc and build a machine that's leaps and bounds better that anything you can get with a brand name badge on it. Then when you are all done, install Linux on it and thumb your nose at the ivory temple of Microsoft. I find comfort in knowing that my money doesn't line the pockets of corporations that don't give a damn about the economy, just their share price.

    Personally, there is no business that's "too big to fail." If your business practices cause your company to fail, so be it. The government should have let the banks crumble. I'll grant you that the depression would have been worse, but it would also be over quicker.

    PS If you have never built a PC yourself before, Just Google "How to build your own PC." Then open a browser and set your home page to Newegg.com and start building your shopping cart. when you have the right combo of hardware that fits your budget, take the leap and start assembling a rig that will be hands down better than anything you can buy at Best Buy or Walmart!
     
  15. strgzr

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    socialism

    Building a box is no problem. It's what I have always done. And I like windows! I just don't think it's right for consumers to seemingly bear the brunt of the cost of the OS just so POS computer manufacturers can sell there stuff cheaply.
    It's WRONG!
     
  16. tblount

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    Bottom line.. you are still buying new hardware and stimulating the economy ... thanks to Microsoft
     
  17. tblount

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    Don't forget we had to buy dvd players to replace VHS... then we had to dump them to buy BlueRay

    Before that we had to dump 5 inch floppies and replace with 3.5 hard flopplies... now they are all gone and we have to buy USB

    Before that our records were 12 inch, then tape decks, then smaller tape deck, then cd players

    Consumer always "bears the brunt" of new technology


    My first lover was ugly but I upgraded when i married... :eek:
     
  18. strgzr

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    None of the examples you cite even remotely resemble the scenario we have here. I'm pretty sure if dell had to pay $299 for utimate than the price of their boxes would jump up to $799.
     
  19. tblount

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    You can wait for Window 8 then the price of Win 7 will be cheap. I still can't afford a HDTV
     
  20. strgzr

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    Well your in luck. Unlike the software industry, the prices on those seems to be dropping.
     

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