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User Info: gibby_1982

3 years ago#11
Seems more like it is a direct response to Apple who released OSX Mavericks for free earlier this year.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

3 years ago#12
I have to be worried though, almost every week MS is getting caught selling more personal information.
Do we really want an operating system that was built around the sole purpose of farming personal information and selling it?

Oh wait.... we did that with Android and iOS.
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User Info: Killah Priest

Killah Priest
3 years ago#13
Windows 8 is pretty awesome once you adjust to the small changes.

It definitely ***** slaps windows 7 across the galaxy.
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User Info: Tireseas

3 years ago#14
This is the googlebook era. You don't have "personal" information anymore. Just data that hasn't been collated yet. As for being a response to Apple, that's highly unlikely. MS is going for the value market with this, something Apple will more or less never do.
More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.

User Info: Mudkip57

3 years ago#15
jokrayz posted...

They are "in-game friends" so i don't take their words to heart.. I don't know them in real life. So maybe they are wrong. i just haven't found a big reason to upgrade from win 7 to win8.

Strictly speaking, there's little reason to upgrade from 7 to 8. However, there's no reason not to go with 8 when given a choice between 7 and 8

User Info: Doomkilla

3 years ago#16
No I'll just stick to 7. Thank you very much.
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User Info: skychan

3 years ago#17
with bing....
i dont get it
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User Info: Fenriswolf

3 years ago#18
Steam just got pwned

User Info: MC RaZaR

3 years ago#19
This does look interesting. I'm a bit confused with the 'with Bing' feature as well. I hope it's not something forced upon.
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User Info: the_simurgh

3 years ago#20
sad thing is with my xp i probably wouldn't get it free.
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