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Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« on: 18 Aug 2012, 07:22 »

Just your friendly neighborhood Strip-by-Strip guy, now in the world of Windows 7.

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #1 on: 18 Aug 2012, 10:52 »

Welcome to the wooooooorld of tomorrow!
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #2 on: 18 Aug 2012, 12:31 »

Funny how nobody is getting Fail8 even though there is a £15 upgrade deal.

What does that tell you, Micro$oft? Hm?
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #3 on: 18 Aug 2012, 13:07 »

The moment you start using stupid fucking nick names for products and companies like that is the moment I realize you're being an idiot.

Doesn't change me not feeling like bothering with Metro.

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #4 on: 18 Aug 2012, 13:44 »

Yea, probably. In my defence, they are the only two nicknames that I use for these things. I just think it's a little silly to suddenly all but axe the UI that people have got used to over the past however-many-years (27?) and expect people to roll over and take it. I know that Windows 1.0 is much different to Windows 95, which is in turn different to Windows 7, but at least those were more iterative changes. Metro is...well, Metro.

Also, the space bar has just fallen off my keyboard. No idea why.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #5 on: 18 Aug 2012, 14:10 »

No worries.

I will give them some defense on the design choice, and that is that they are going for a long haul design choice. If the Surface does well, then they already have a pc replacement device  os that can still run all the software that you likely already own and use. It will make the transition pretty seamless one tablets become the norm.

Of course if the Surface fails then Metro is pretty fucked.

I'm pretty seriously switching over to Linux when Valve finishes making Steam compatible though.

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #6 on: 18 Aug 2012, 14:24 »

Funny how nobody is getting Fail8

Well, that could be because they're not time travellers or MSDN subscribers (though you can now get hold of a time-limited trial based on the RTM code).

I just think it's a little silly to suddenly all but axe the UI that people have got used to over the past however-many-years

"All but axed" as in "kept", eh?
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In order to support existing Windows applications, and for applications which are not suited to Metro, Microsoft is keeping the old Windows desktop running in Windows 8 alongside the Metro-style user interface.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #7 on: 18 Aug 2012, 18:30 »

Still using XP Pro

I reserve judgemnt on 8 - Especially after the Vista fiasco
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« Reply #8 on: 19 Aug 2012, 01:36 »

Well, that could be because they're not time travellers or MSDN subscribers (though you can now get hold of a time-limited trial based on the RTM code).

Oops. I used it on quite a few of my friends laptops at college so I just assumed it was released. I feel something of a prat now.

"All but axed" as in "kept", eh?

The desktop is still there, but unless the version that I used has changed much (it probably has if it was a preview), it throws Metro at you  if you so much as sneeze near it, the start menu and taskbar are hiding somewhere off-screen, and the bar at the top of Explorer windows is replaced by that dreadful ribbon thing. I suppose we shall just have to wait and see.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #9 on: 19 Aug 2012, 02:12 »

I haven't bothered to try Windows 8 yet, but I expect to have access to it shortly (I'm a computer manager in a university).  Microsoft knows that it cannot afford to alienate its business customers too much - hence, for instance, the fact that support on Windows XP is not yet ended (compare with Apple's support which is for only current and previous systems, hence about two years).  So I expect that it will be possible to make Metro less intrusive than you describe; but that's a guess based on my feeling about commercial realism.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #10 on: 20 Aug 2012, 22:52 »

Still using XP Pro

I reserve judgemnt on 8 - Especially after the Vista fiasco

Vista was a disaster. 7 is worth upgrading to, though. Reserving my judgement on 8.
I wonder if Windows releases will end up being like Star Trek films.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #11 on: 21 Aug 2012, 03:00 »

I am beginning to think, and have agreement that every second Windows release is decent,

As for star trek movies, that doesn't really work, because goddamn Wrath of Khan is good (Is on my tv the now)

As for pc's, im hoping to get a new custom rig come january.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #12 on: 21 Aug 2012, 09:39 »

What's a windows?
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #13 on: 21 Aug 2012, 11:42 »

Something you throw computers out of.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #14 on: 21 Aug 2012, 19:23 »

 :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #15 on: 21 Aug 2012, 22:33 »

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #16 on: 22 Aug 2012, 05:12 »

I thought of the word, looked it up, couldn't figure a play on it.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #17 on: 23 Aug 2012, 19:14 »

New computer arrived this afternoon.  A Desktop, 4 GB RAM, 2 TB hard drive and miscellaneous other goodies. 

I am busy transferring data from my backups to the new computer. 

It came with Ubuntu, which, after a few hours of use, I dislike as much as ever.  I may go to Mint 13, just to see if it is any better. 

At any rate, my new computer is here.  Hurray! 

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #18 on: 24 Aug 2012, 07:19 »

Yay!

I actually considered using the Windows Classic theme on here. It just doesn't... seem right, for some reason.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #19 on: 24 Aug 2012, 09:08 »

I have been using Mint 11 for the past several months and I really like it (my first experience with Mint). 
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #20 on: 16 Sep 2012, 20:21 »

My dislike of ubuntu has increased to a much more intense feeling, which has spilled over onto Canonical and Shuttleworth. 

I have installed Mint 13 (Maya) instead. 

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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #21 on: 16 Sep 2012, 20:28 »

Just ordered the parts for my new system on Thursday. I'll be building off an ASUS motherboard with an Ivy Bridge i5 3550 3.3 GHz processor and a 750W power supply. Gonna salvage my GeForce 9500GT 1GB card, hard drive w/ XP installation and CD drives out of my old system for now, then puchase a PCIe 3.0 card and another HD for a Win7ult install later on down the road.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #22 on: 16 Sep 2012, 23:55 »

My wife gave up waiting for me to (re)solder the new jack into her laptop, and got a new (used) one.  A Toshiba - It's very nice. 


Then she spilt most of a cup of coffee on the keyboard... the computer still works, but the keyboard's fried.  She bought a $10 external keyboard. 

Works fine, but it's Just not nearly as portable now...
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« Reply #23 on: 22 Sep 2012, 19:45 »

I ruined my 2007 MacBook Pro doing what should have been a routine repair and maintenance Sunday morning and made a 4-hour round trip to Ann Arbor to pick up a brand new one.
The old one was a little slow but ran the latest Mac OS and all the software I needed. I was eyeing a new one but thought I'd wait until the old one crashed.
The optical drive had failed. I have a choir rehearsal CD burning project this coming week, so I'd ordered a replacement rather than open up the old one. The new one slid in easily. The fans had been noisy, so I moved them aside to blow out some dust. One had to be disconnected.
Had I RTFM, I would have known to pull on its wires. Instead, I used a blade as a spudger and ruined the receptacle mounted on the logic board. No left fan, I assumed, means no certainty that the computer will cool adequately, and it often runs hot.
I guess I was looking for an excuse.
The little receptacle shouldn't be hard to find, but I've no successful experience with surface mount soldering.
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« Reply #24 on: 23 Sep 2012, 10:33 »

Carl, do you have any experience with SMD soldering? Wish I could find a gifted amateur to restore my 4-pin receptacle for a case of Yeungling or equivalent.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #25 on: 23 Sep 2012, 15:21 »

I've come into a Toshiba Satellite A105 computer from my dad. It's slower than whale molasses in January, but after maxing out the RAM, it could be a passable on-the-go laptop. Gonna have to go to my local comp shop and see if he's got a SoDIMM for it.
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Re: Hi, I'm (on a) New (computer)!
« Reply #26 on: 23 Sep 2012, 17:10 »

Whelp, the motherboard I got is bad. Time to ship it back and get a replacement.
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