10-24-2013 10:07 PM
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  1. AaHaa's Avatar
    Was it slow due to hardware/software issues or just not being entirely familiar with or use to using it?
    It was due to a lot of very little things that made it feel so sluggish. When I stored a file on the desktop, I couldn't just go to the desktop like on Windows, they told me I had to open Finder, go to the desktop, and open the file. There also was a ridiculous amount of drag-and-dropping, where in Windows, I'd just use the right mouse button. Ah and that's another one, I didn't have a right mouse button, so I had to use the Wacom all the time to be a bit productive. Oh and it was a HUGE Mac, like 30", and for some reason the mouse sensitivity was extremely low, so I spent all 8 hours of my day dragging the mouse from one corner to the other. I could'nt change it because someone else worked on that Mac as well, and he liked the mouse that way...

    I'm just curious; does the quote rhyme in Dutch like it does in English?
    No, it doesn't. I actually figured out it rhymed when I translated it to English :P The one-on-one translation would be something like "Once you use a Mac, you don't ever want to use anything else gain"
    10-17-2013 06:38 AM
  2. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    I agree, the good news though is that the windows store on win 8/RT is growing quickly. What needs to happen is MS merging windows RT and wp together and merging the windows stores together, something that they have already been talking about. Then if you can code an app that works on windows 8/RT, windows phone, and Xbox One, then you just gave app developers more reasons to make apps for the platform seeing as 1 metro app can work on 4 (3-ish) different platforms. What I don't understand are the companies that seem like they are trying to actively avoid windows, like instagram, they say its been coming forever, so explain to me how something like facebook has an app that gets regularly updated and instagram does not. Unless I'm wrong and they did release an app of course.
    10-17-2013 06:38 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    It makes me really quite sad that they don't understand quality over quantity.
    The problem is that WP is lacking in both. I assume from what you wrote that you believe that what WP lacks in quantity it makes up in quality. If that's the case, then I don't agree. For the most part, official apps that are in WP are not as good as their iOS or Android counterparts. Other apps that aren't official, such as Facebook, are seriously lacking in quality. A few WP apps are as good or better, such as most of Microsoft product apps, but as a whole the quality is lower.
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    10-17-2013 07:06 AM
  4. ag1986's Avatar
    I agree, the good news though is that the windows store on win 8/RT is growing quickly. What needs to happen is MS merging windows RT and wp together and merging the windows stores together, something that they have already been talking about. Then if you can code an app that works on windows 8/RT, windows phone, and Xbox One, then you just gave app developers more reasons to make apps for the platform seeing as 1 metro app can work on 4 (3-ish) different platforms. What I don't understand are the companies that seem like they are trying to actively avoid windows, like instagram, they say its been coming forever, so explain to me how something like facebook has an app that gets regularly updated and instagram does not. Unless I'm wrong and they did release an app of course.
    On Facebook, it's possibly because MS owns a good chunk of FB stock?
    10-17-2013 07:38 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    I agree, the good news though is that the windows store on win 8/RT is growing quickly. What needs to happen is MS merging windows RT and wp together and merging the windows stores together, something that they have already been talking about. Then if you can code an app that works on windows 8/RT, windows phone, and Xbox One, then you just gave app developers more reasons to make apps for the platform seeing as 1 metro app can work on 4 (3-ish) different platforms. What I don't understand are the companies that seem like they are trying to actively avoid windows, like instagram, they say its been coming forever, so explain to me how something like facebook has an app that gets regularly updated and instagram does not. Unless I'm wrong and they did release an app of course.
    Is the promised Instagram app coming from Instagram, or Microsoft? WP's Facebook app is actually from Microsoft, not from Facebook. Which means technically it's not an official, or 1st party, app.
    10-17-2013 08:33 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    My Surface RT is great. I can watch a live stream and have conversation on facebook without having to jump between both apps. My Surface is more convenient than the iPad, but it doesn't have the shiny fruit on the back, therefore its a lesser tablet.
    I guess that's a handy feature when you're watching programmes that you don't like.
    10-18-2013 08:58 AM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    I guess that's a handy feature when you're watching programmes that you don't like.
    people can type and watch something else at the same time...it doesn't necessarily imply a person needs to focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking is a huge feature, especially for a productivity device.
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    10-18-2013 02:57 PM
  8. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I guess that's a handy feature when you're watching programmes that you don't like.
    In my case its hockey games, so I dont always have to pay attention.
    10-18-2013 11:15 PM
  9. ajst222's Avatar
    I think this was true about 6 years ago but I feel that people have toned down their shunning of Microsoft since then. They still aren't viewed like the "God" that Apple has become but they're not truly hated either



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    10-19-2013 06:43 AM
  10. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I think this was true about 6 years ago but I feel that people have toned down their shunning of Microsoft since then. They still aren't viewed like the "God" that Apple has become but they're not truly hated either



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    Where do you live? No, honestly, because I live on the east coast, and around here, most people loath Microsoft. Most people give me a freaky look when I say Windows Phone ("Windows on your phone?! Why would you want that?!"), oh, and don't get me started on how much people hate Windows 8. Most here have Windows 7 and like it, but they also all look to Apple as some mysterious and desirable creature. Not necessarily a god, but maybe like a stereotypical teenage girl at a Justin Bieber or One Direction concert.

    I would say it's better than before, but Microsoft still has a pretty bad rep here, not even neutral. Google and Apple are the "cool" companies, in these parts. :/
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    10-19-2013 12:40 PM
  11. ajst222's Avatar
    Where do you live? No, honestly, because I live on the east coast, and around here, most people loath Microsoft. Most people give me a freaky look when I say Windows Phone ("Windows on your phone?! Why would you want that?!"), oh, and don't get me started on how much people hate Windows 8. Most here have Windows 7 and like it, but they also all look to Apple as some mysterious and desirable creature. Not necessarily a god, but maybe like a stereotypical teenage girl at a Justin Bieber or One Direction concert.

    I would say it's better than before, but Microsoft still has a pretty bad rep here, not even neutral. Google and Apple are the "cool" companies, in these parts. :/
    I also live on the east coast. In Massachusetts. And I do live in Apple country. A lot of people love Apple, but I notice they hate Microsoft less and less...to the point where they are open about it. While Windows 7 still is number one, I notice that people are coming around to Windows 8. Windows Phone 8 seems to intrigue people which is why it is (if I remember correctly) the fastest growing mobile platform
    10-19-2013 03:53 PM
  12. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I live in Massachusetts too and I don't know if I ever seen outright hatred for MS ever. I mean I would imagine like most, most of the people I know were raised on Windows PCs and currently own a Windows powered PC. Most of the gamers I know own a 360. Do there can't be that much hate. Sure, there's alot of misinformation and ignorance on Win8 and Windows Phone. But most of that is stuff really effective and smart marketing would help and MS has done neither up until this point. In my opinion, of course.
    10-20-2013 12:01 AM
  13. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I think this was true about 6 years ago but I feel that people have toned down their shunning of Microsoft since then. They still aren't viewed like the "God" that Apple has become but they're not truly hated either
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    What? I guess you haven't been following xboxone news at all or Microsoft buying Nokia? The hate for Microsoft is still strong!
    10-20-2013 05:38 AM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    What? I guess you haven't been following xboxone news at all or Microsoft buying Nokia? The hate for Microsoft is still strong!
    everyone isn't hating on MS because of Xbox One...they wish the price was same as PS4. when both consoles are released lets compare them...Sony has been all talk, I what to see that console in action and if it still needs updates every other day like ps3.
    10-20-2013 11:10 AM
  15. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    everyone isn't hating on MS because of Xbox One...they wish the price was same as PS4. when both consoles are released lets compare them...Sony has been all talk, I what to see that console in action and if it still needs updates every other day like ps3.
    I will have plenty of time to compare both since me and my friend are getting a PS4 and a Xbox one to make life after school a little more interesting.
    I have to say that Microsoft Xbox Live Compute (cloud usage) is interesting and that is probably the reason why Xbox will win on the long run.
    I used to be all about PlayStation, but I don't know... They are lacking...
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    10-20-2013 12:07 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    I will have plenty of time to compare both since me and my friend are getting a PS4 and a Xbox one to make life after school a little more interesting.
    I have to say that Microsoft Xbox Live Compute (cloud usage) is interesting and that is probably the reason why Xbox will win on the long run.
    I used to be all about PlayStation, but I don't know... They are lacking...
    Also, aall the rumors about Ps4 being 50% more capable than Xbone (hehe, awesome short name)...im betting this is a secret attack from Sony paying off the indie devs. I'm still not 100% sold on either, leaning more towards xbone. I have both a ps3 and 360, use my Xbox 95% of the time...just not a fan of the Sony controller. Still exciting time for gamers, both consoles look great...still think it'll take 6 months to iron out the kinks on both.
    10-20-2013 12:13 PM
  17. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I also live on the east coast. In Massachusetts. And I do live in Apple country. A lot of people love Apple, but I notice they hate Microsoft less and less...to the point where they are open about it. While Windows 7 still is number one, I notice that people are coming around to Windows 8. Windows Phone 8 seems to intrigue people which is why it is (if I remember correctly) the fastest growing mobile platform
    The universe just loves to prove me wrong, but in a good way this time.

    Was at a swim meet today, and everyone was gawking over my phone, looking at it like a mysterious artefact. All I could hear was, "Oh yeah, it's that phone from the play commercial!" or, "Hey, it's that new Nokia!" or, "Could I please see a photo?!"

    It was pretty awesome, it turns out Windows isn't as obscure as I thought, people do know something about it, and they're very interested to see it in person. Maybe that's part of the problem, everyone knows there's an Apple Store where you can go in a play with all of their shiny new products, yet many people I know are completely unaware a Microsoft equivalent now exists. Yes, I know the Microsoft Stores are spread far and thin in-between as of yet, but hey, they're still there.

    Based on my new observations, it appears everyone is curious about revamped Windows, but due to bad things they hear (thanks to places like iCNET), they're too scare to take the plunge and try it out. As such, it appears to be essential to get more trail blazers out into the world, because once people see what Windows is really capable of, suddenly, things like iOS and Android look a little stale. Sure, they're both fast and have great features, but they've just grown stale.

    Microsoft and Nokia have been successful in the endeavor to create curiosity around they're products, now they need to get them in people's hands so they'll try them out.
    10-20-2013 12:23 PM
  18. Jas00555's Avatar
    Also, aall the rumors about Ps4 being 50% more capable than Xbone (hehe, awesome short name)...im betting this is a secret attack from Sony paying off the indie devs. I'm still not 100% sold on either, leaning more towards xbone. I have both a ps3 and 360, use my Xbox 95% of the time...just not a fan of the Sony controller. Still exciting time for gamers, both consoles look great...still think it'll take 6 months to iron out the kinks on both.
    I've never personally believed it. The only thing that I know based on facts is that the Xbox has a better CPU and GPU and the OS takes up less RAM, BUT the PS does has a better type of RAM for gaming. Also, iCNET has reported that the touchpad on the PS controller is a big 👎
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    10-20-2013 12:50 PM
  19. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I've never personally believed it. The only thing that I know based on facts is that the Xbox has a better CPU and GPU and the OS takes up less RAM, BUT the PS does has a better type of RAM for gaming. Also, iCNET has reported that the touchpad on the PS controller is a big
    I don't know anything about gaming really, I've always been a casual gamer (Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Taptitude, etc.). But I still find the Xbox appealing for all it's other living room features and extras, it looks really cool how everything comes together, especially if you're already integrated in the Microsoft ecosystem. "I just works," as the old mantra goes. I've never cared much for gaming, nor a gaming console, yet the Xbox One does leave me curious.

    However, I'm already going to be breaking bank and burning away the last of my lifeguarding money on the Surface Pro 2, and a good chunk of it went towards the Lumia 1020. Christmas is out of the question, as my parents are going to let me go on my swim team's annual training trip, in San Diego this year (very excited and very thankful). The Xbox One looks interesting, but I don't care enough for gaming, nor do I have the funds, to buy it.

    Maybe next year. After all, the TV is soon to be the last of the four major "screens" in my life Microsoft hasn't taken over (1020 for phone, Surface Pro for tablet/desktop, and the Xbox One would be TV). The other living room options look great, but combined with the cost of the device + the cost of Xbox Live, I'll have to pass. I'm an amatuer gamer and home etertainment type person, the Xbox One requires at least enthusiast in both or advanced in one, none of those qualifications do I meet.

    Again, maybe when I have enough money and it has matured a little, but for now, I'll have to pass.
    10-20-2013 01:52 PM
  20. chezm's Avatar
    I know the feeling, since im getting the Surface Pro 2 im holding off my console purchase until 2015...although I know when I see NHL 15 I'll be drooling inline to buy one next year lol. The rumor that Xbone can play Windows Apps?!...man, that would really help sell the ecosystem with cross Windows App Store support.
    10-20-2013 05:28 PM
  21. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I know the feeling, since im getting the Surface Pro 2 im holding off my console purchase until 2015...although I know when I see NHL 15 I'll be drooling inline to buy one next year lol. The rumor that Xbone can play Windows Apps?!...man, that would really help sell the ecosystem with cross Windows App Store support.
    It will run W8 apps and many Xbox titles will be available through the app store(I think).
    10-20-2013 06:07 PM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    It will run W8 apps and many Xbox titles will be available through the app store(I think).
    yes, and that's a big advantage MS should market to get more users to move to W8/8.1 when its released. I thought the Xbone was running a variation of W8...
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    10-20-2013 06:57 PM
  23. spaulagain's Avatar
    I'm the UI designer and developer at my company and its the joke of the company there that I like Microsoft and its products. Everyone thinks its so weird that a designer likes Microsoft.

    I just laugh back and make sure I show the weakness Apple and Google have when the discussion comes up. Now that Microsoft is finally making solid good looking UIs the joke is wearing off. And I made sure to point out the copy cat that iOS 7 is when it launched.


    That being said, until recently I've always thought Microsoft products were very uncool and often a nightmare for some of the simplest tasks. I was loyal mostly due to my being raised on Windows since my father is .net enterprise developer. I also knew in the long wrong the company had the power to do great things.

    Once WP came out, I became nearly 100% loyal to Microsoft. I knew they were on to a good thing and have been extremely happy with them continuing to unify their portfolio.

    Companies have reputations. A positive reputation is easy to lose and can happen over night. A negative reputation is damn near impossible to shake and will linger for years.
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    10-20-2013 07:51 PM
  24. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    everyone isn't hating on MS because of Xbox One.
    I didn't say everyone did. I just use the xboxone as an example.

    ...they wish the price was same as PS4.
    Some do, some don't care at all.

    when both consoles are released lets compare them...Sony has been all talk, I what to see that console in action and if it still needs updates every other day like ps3.
    I agree, but as of today, PS4 is killing xboxone in preorder sales.
    10-21-2013 03:56 AM
  25. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    Do they even know why they hate Microsoft or is it just because its cool to do so?
    You made so many good points... An unbiased, balanced tech article is hard to come by. Search engines are flooded with opinions funded by competitors. It's sickening.
    10-21-2013 04:55 AM
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