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Comment Re:What he took away is more precious than given (Score 1) 1613

I couldn't agree more. I personally do not care for Apple products for the same reasons many around here often cite.

However, I think they have their place. When a friend or acquaintance mentions they got an iPhone, I generally think "Yea, you're probably better off." because they're very simple-minded people when it comes to technology, they don't really know what they want and are content to have things walled up. These are usually the people who would install anything that popped up on Windows; it really is better for them to have a walled garden.

Comment Re:Launchy did it for me (Score 3, Interesting) 862

Am I the only one who actually spends the time to keep my Start menu organized? I have root categories (Productivity, Utilities, Internet, etc) under which I place all applications. My Programs menu pops out to a starting list of main categories, then branches out into easy to find sub-categories. The first thing I do when I'm at the "Finish" screen of a setup wizard is uncheck the "Run {program x} now" box, go to the desktop to remove any icons it put there and drag its Start Menu group into the appropriate folder.

Sure, I keep 3 programs pinned to the taskbar, but I use the Start menu all the time since I don't want my taskbar or desktop cluttered with shit. Also, I'm a big mouse user and don't want to type what I want to run.

Comment Re:A refurbished iPad is $300. (Score 1) 291

12"? Pssh.

I want my 24" tablet which has a dock with DVI and USB ports, that way I can drop it in have it be the display for my desktop, or plug in my keyborad and mouse for full tablet usage, or take it on the go.

I can see it now, whipping out my 24" tablet in would be glorious! Who's the alpha hipster now, biatches?!

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce