Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Morgan on Tue 13th Nov 2012 07:25 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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I guess it depends on the region. Here in the southeastern United States, it seems that metonyms are much more common than in the rest of the country. I know that there's also a divide between techie types who call them "Android phones" or even by the actual device name, and your average user who tends to call any smartphone that's not an iPhone a "Droid". I've even heard someone call a BlackBerry Torch a "Droid" because it was a touchscreen device.

Of course, down here most people refer to wireless headsets as "Bluetooths" which is wrong on so many levels!

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