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Comment: Re:the root of the problem (Score 1) 1009

by slomike1 (#46016963) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
Saying that Metro is keeping people from leaving XP is ignoring the fact that Windows 7 is still an alternative. The people who wont leave XP are either cheap (unwilling to pay to upgrade OS or computer), stubborn (unwilling to accept any change), lazy (unwilling to do the work of upgrading) or stuck with legacy apps.

Comment: Re:This has nothing to do with Surface RT or Win8 (Score 1) 571

by slomike1 (#42176697) Attached to: Microsoft Steeply Raising Enterprise Licensing Fees
Surface RT wrokes well for what it does. It is v1.0 product in a new ecosystem. More apps are being made available everyday. Windows 8 sales will improve when the OEMs finish with their new hardware. There are very few windows 8 PC available and most don't take advantage of the new windows 8 features.

Steak-Scented Billboard Entices Drivers 282

Posted by samzenpus
from the steak-and-diesel dept.
In addition to car exhaust and road grime, travelers along Highway 150 in North Carolina can now enjoy the smell of a barbecue thanks to a new billboard. The work of ScentAir, which provides custom scents for businesses, the advertisement for a local grocer emits the smell of charcoal and black pepper over the highway. "Marketing director Murray Dameron said the beef scent was emitted by a high-powered fan at the bottom of the billboard that blows air over cartridges loaded with BBQ fragrance oil. 'It smells like grilled meat with a nice pepper rub on it,' he explained."

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