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Comment: Re:What numbers? (Score 1) 863

by pckl300 (#43462921) Attached to: ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

The 15% drop in PC-sales last quarter, that's the numbers they are talking about.

But the real numbers are of course that 92% of desktop users world wide are using Windows. Hell, they could lose almost half their users and they still wouldn't be over.

And what percentage of consumer computers are desktops? 50%? The market has shifted.

Comment: Re:have you tried it? (Score 1) 863

by pckl300 (#43462707) Attached to: ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

After using W8 for a few months (due to hardware support for a slide scanner) I don't see much basis for all the hate. Yeah, the UI is retarded and flashy and gets in the way of getting things done , but I've learned to adapt.

Well, there you go. Good interfaces should be natural. You've adapted to not getting things done. No OS should obstruct your productivity simply because it wants attention.

Comment: Re:Pull Your Head Out of Your Ass (Score 1) 542

by pckl300 (#42873521) Attached to: Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age

Do you really think that the IRA bombings are purely religious? That the Holocaust wouldnt have happened without a religious target? That the people in the Westboro church would be cuddly kittens if only it werent for religion?

(emphasis mine) It's difficult to say with certainty, but I'd like to think so. The idea of having a deity on your side is an intoxicating one.

Comment: Re:... and the EULA for the authoring tool... (Score 1) 376

by pckl300 (#38800019) Attached to: Apple Nets 350K Textbook Downloads In 3 Days

As a consumer, no. A significant portion of the value of a textbook, to me, is that I can keep it for life and use it as a reference, let other people borrow it, and, heck, pass it on to the next generation. (Certainly, when I was young, I spent a lot of time with my Dad's old text books.)

Does your intended use still make you a "consumer" in the sense of one who uses & discards? If not, then you're not Apple's target.

Comment: Disagree (Score 1) 319

by pckl300 (#38484444) Attached to: Average Web Page Approaches 1MB
Videos are hugely helpful for learning DIY stuff on the web. I can't fathom the number of times videos on the web have helped me learn how to do something I would normally not be comfortable doing.

Just today, I took apart the glovebox in my car because I watched someone do it on Youtube and realized that it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson