Alternative suggestion: Go to a concert. Most music is best experienced live.
The other $650/month of that premium is probably paid for by his employer as part of his benefits package.
L+R used to be the third button click when mice only had 2 buttons.
Shocking, I know, but all scroll wheel mice are three button mice. If you click down on that scroll wheel instead of scrolling it, you get the third button click.
I looked at my wife's iPhone 4 after she upgraded to iOS7 and I was actually shocked at how bright and saturated all of the colors were on the home screen. It was actually kind of painful to look at.
Windows 8 actually isn't that bad. If you knew me in person, you would be totally suprised. I've been a big Linux user and anti-MS person for years. Had to use Windows 7 for the last few years at work, and for the last few months have used Windows 8 as my primary workstation. To me it seems like (other than the Metro start page) Windows 7 with a few cleaned up features like the new Task Manager. The amount of time I spend using any of the Metro UI: less than 1%. I don't even notice it any more, since I just hit the Windows key and type the name of the app I am looking for. I mostly spend my time in Remote Desktop into various 2008 and 2012 servers.
I use the same apps I always have (RDP, Outlook, Office, etc..) and I really don't see what the big deal is that the Start menu is now a Start page. To me it seems like they stole the Start page idea from Gnome 3.
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