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Comment: Re: I prefer a tablet for some things to a smart p (Score 1) 307 307

Watching video is also much better on a tablet. Easier on the eyeballs, for sure. A tablet is also a must if you're going to work on documents of any kind. Too bad that the Google Play Store doesn't make QuickOffice available for tablets.

Comment: Two burning questions (Score 1) 239 239

First of all, why didn't they include the ability to read or send messages to/from accounts other than Gmail, like Gmail currently lets you do now? Second, how is Inbox able to fill in blank avatars from business email addresses with company logos? Is it getting help from Chrome or something? Nice feature though, just wonder how it works.

Comment: Re:This is so 1990s (Score 2) 132 132

MATE is a simple, neat destop that ... "just works". I'm just old fashoined and don't need a fancy UI.

Using Xubuntu here for that same reason. Not to mention the fact that I have a lesser machine (an eMachines EL1358G) with not quite enough RAM to run full-on Ubuntu. Canonical seems to have done some nice things with its spin of XFCE used here.

Comment: Re: What's the difference? (Score 1) 296 296

Yup, most certainly looks like video game systems of the future will somehow have to battle 'Roku syndrome' as a result of manufacturers thinking they can put everything but the kitchen sink into these so called gaming systems, not that it matters me much.

Comment: Re: not low enough (Score 1) 186 186

AFAIK, Windows 8 is Windows 7 with the Start button ripped out of it and replaced by the Start screen, which after you've gotten acquainted with it, is pretty darn easy to work with. Launching desktop apps from there seems kinda pointless though. Hope this issue is resolved in Windows 8.1.

Comment: Re:The move to HD hurt them (Score 1) 212 212

The Ouya does that better at lower cost, no soft-mod required.

Not to mention the availability of non-game apps on the device. Does TuneIn ring a bell? Not sure if the Ouya has the right video innards, but it could probably run Netflix or Hulu and become yet another Roku competitor.

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"

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