Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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RE[5]: WindowzzZ
by marcp on Wed 31st Oct 2012 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: WindowzzZ"
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

You see? that's what I'm talking about. You're constantly aggresive. You treat discussion as if it was some kind of stupid war. Come on, man, put that irritation off for once and try to be POLITE.

It's not about me, really. I'm observing you for quite some time and you're just almost always like this: you reply to posts with such repulsive manner. People are not your enemies, but fellow human beings.
Oh, and there is no "you're right = you win" stuff going on, whether you know it or not. It's an ego that makes people think this way and treat others as enemies.

I didn't really intend to defend that guy initially, but I'm just tired with people like you: aggressive, impolite types, willing to bash others at any chance.

Just to leave good impression in your mind: I wish you all best [sincerely], so please don't get me wrong. I have no interrest in being your or anyone else's enemy [or friend]. I just hope for the better internet and better communication between people.

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RE[6]: WindowzzZ
by Morgan on Wed 31st Oct 2012 14:07 in reply to "RE[5]: WindowzzZ"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And now I know without a doubt I'm being trolled.

I'm observing you for quite some time and you're just almost always like this: you reply to posts with such repulsive manner. People are not your enemies, but fellow human beings.


That's just plain creepy. I suppose I have a new stalker then. But if you've really "been observing" me for a while you'd know that that is simply not true. I am an easygoing person who is easy to get along with, but I'm not afraid to call out bullshit when I see it. I also respond in kind when I'm attacked, though lately I've been as keen to ignore the discussion when it reaches that point.

99 times out of 100, if you see me being defensive it's exactly that: A defensive posture against someone who chooses the low ground first. Also, people can engage in a friendly but heated discussion with no ill will towards one another. I have several "friends and fans" on here (check my profile -- oh wait, you've got a poster of it on your wall!) who I've had some lively discussions with but we get along fine.

Anyway, since you've outed yourself you should savor this post as it's the last time I'll ever respond to you.

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RE[7]: WindowzzZ
by WereCatf on Wed 31st Oct 2012 14:55 in reply to "RE[6]: WindowzzZ"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Also, people can engage in a friendly but heated discussion with no ill will towards one another. I have several "friends and fans" on here (check my profile -- oh wait, you've got a poster of it on your wall!) who I've had some lively discussions with but we get along fine.


This discussion of yours doesn't involve me and neither of you probably even care about me chiming in, but I just have to say I agree with Morgan here: having a heated argument with someone does not automatically mean less respect towards the other person or reflect how one sees one's opponent. I can certainly be quite opinionated myself at times and this can even lead to insults back and forth, but after the argument has cooled down I usually hold no ill will any longer.

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RE[6]: WindowzzZ
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 31st Oct 2012 17:02 in reply to "RE[5]: WindowzzZ"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

You see? that's what I'm talking about. You're constantly aggresive. You treat discussion as if it was some kind of stupid war. Come on, man, put that irritation off for once and try to be POLITE.

It's not about me, really. I'm observing you for quite some time and you're just almost always like this: you reply to posts with such repulsive manner.


Seriously? For one, it's genuinely funny to see that sort of phrasing used ("repulsive manner") partially in defense of ParadoxUncreated - someone with a history of spewing hateful, homophobic insults at the drop of a hat.

For another... SERIOUSLY? IME, Morgan is one of the few regular commenters here who isn't permanently stuck in "flame warrior" mode.

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