Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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RE: It's a marketing problem
by google_ninja on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:52 UTC in reply to "It's a marketing problem"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

My guess is that one of the reasons "Mojave" got positive feedback was that no one promised the users it would "revolutionize the way you work with computers".


Who doesn't do that though? Apple's ad campeigns are made to make you feel smarter and cooler then your neighbours, hell, firefox 3 claims to give you a whole new internet.

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RE[2]: It's a marketing problem
by dreamlax on Fri 25th Jul 2008 08:26 in reply to "RE: It's a marketing problem"
dreamlax Member since:
2007-01-04

General rules of thumb:

The word "then" is always related to time.

"It happened then."
"Back then, things were better quality."

The word "than" is always related to comparisons.

"It was better than yesterday."
"Back then, things were better quality than they are today."

Edited 2008-07-25 08:27 UTC

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

google_ninja said...

Who doesn't do that though? Apple's ad campeigns are made to make you feel smarter and cooler then your neighbours, hell, firefox 3 claims to give you a whole new internet.


I was with you until you brought in Firefox....

Go ahead and download the latest Firefox. Install it and head over to addons.mozilla.org and install the following extensions:

Adblock Plus
Adblock Element Hider
No Squint
Stylish

OPTIONAL:

No Script
CustomizeGoogle
BugMeNot

After you get all that done, and selected a few basic lists for adblock Plus to use, hit up userstyles.org for some of your favorite sites to see how different they can be!

If that isn't a whole new internet, I don't know what is!

--bornagainpenguin

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

FF3 fixed some of the most glaring of bugs in the browser, but there is absolutely nothing the least bit revolutionary in it, which is how it was billed. Like it or not, IE has a more innovative interface then firefox, Opera has a huge laundry list of innovative features that firefox doesn't have, and Safari has an incredibly clean code base and very fast rendering.

FF has above average javascript support and its plugins, but the plugins in general are very poorly written, which makes the already bloated and buggy app consume even more memory and become less stable. That leaves the javascript, which doesn't even really matter unless you are using objective-j or sproutcore apps every day.

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