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Comment Re:Easy one... (Score 1) 558

You are making a funny but....honestly its not that hard to just strip out anything you don't care for. You an use a tool like RT7Lite or VLite to strip it yourself or if you have a Windows 7 or 8 Ultimate key just go to TPB and pick up a copy of "Win 7 Lite" or "win 8 Lite" and you'll have an OS that is thin and frankly has less of a footprint than XP RTM while having pretty much every bit of bling and extra stripped out. Just for shits and giggles I tried Win 7 Lite on a 1.8GHz Sempron from 2004 and...it ran damned nice actually.

So its not like you have to put up with Windows running crap you don't like, you an strip it down almost as far as you an strip a Linux or BSD build, it just takes a little time or a trip to TPB ;-)

Comment Re: Full of BS (Score 1) 292

Exactly, you can keep the data in a single pool which the entire office has access to thus ending all the duplicates on desktops and with Ms and BYOD there really isn't a need for a full desktop anymore. This is why the consumer market is where more and more of sales are coming from as the consumer an't (yet) do such data consolidation (although ChromeOS is pushing it), not to mention the privacy issues since Joe Consumer can't run his own cloud yet.

In any case without consumer sales you are dead meat and OCZ burned that bridge, no coming back for them.

Comment Re:THE DEATH OF PC GAMING (Score 1) 272

Wow, thanks, I so rarely get to use this in a sentence...WHOOSH! Way to completely miss the point! I was talking about games that RIP OFF those titles, hence why I used ONLY triple A hit titles in that description. For an example of what ripping off those titles get you? See Duke Nukem, Kane & Lynch or Yahtzee at ZP with his "Like God OF War BUT" stamp which he slaps on the bazillion knock offs of GOW.

Nobody is saying you can't make shooters, only that you have to bring more to the table than a poorly made copy of what is hot.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 5, Insightful) 231

You are being funny but ironically the roles have reversed now, now its MSFT and IE that is making the standards complaint browser and Google that is putting in Chrome tags and making their own forks that break compatibility....EEE anyone?

I guess it doesn't really matter who is on top as being on top seems to automatically turn you into the evil asshole, I'd guess its one part greed mixed with 2 parts fear that someone will come along and beat you that makes these companies start turning nasty when they make it to the top.

Comment Re: Full of BS (Score 1) 292

Again that is a completely different use case than what killed OCZ which is the consumer market. Lets face it, with VMs you just don't buy the hardware that you used to so its the consumer market where the money is and OCZ burned that bridge a long time ago. Buggy firmware, shitty CS, they made every mistake you can make and THAT is why their sales are crap.

Comment Re:THE DEATH OF PC GAMING (Score 4, Interesting) 272

Sigh...correlation does NOT equal causation folks. PC sales are NOT down because of tablets, its because PCs have become insanely overpowered and therefor you don't need to replace every couple of years like during the bubble that was the MHz war.

Take myself as an example, LOVE hardcore PC shooters, practically the games that built the PC gaming business. I used to build a new PC every 2 years like clockwork and gave it a major upgrade at the 1 year mark, now? My AMD Hexacore is pushing the 5 year mark with nothing more than a GPU upgrade. I mean why should i buy a new one, when the one I got plays every game I want to play at over 30 FPS without fail? Its got 8GB of RAM, 3TB of space, I might add a caching SSD for my BDay but other than that there really isn't much more I can do that will really affect gameplay.

And THAT is why PC sales are down, its because even the low end gamers have insane amounts of cycles to spare. Hell my youngest has an AMD triple we unlocked to a quad and an HD7750 and he plays every game he wants to play at over 30FPS and his system cost less than $400! Even the low end systems are just so insanely overpowered its not even funny and with the XBone and PS4 going with a netbook chip? Really doubt we are gonna be needing octocore PCs to game any time soon.

As for TFA...how about making games that don't suck? How about that? Make smaller games that target a market instead of some crazy costing AAA title that you have to make as generic as possible to have "broad appeal" which is pretty much a codeword for "boring generic crap". Look at Payday the Heist, they listened to those that bought the first one, gave them what they asked for, they made a profit before the game even came out just on preorders. Make something special? Folks WILL buy. Make generic "Call Of Honor: Halo of Killzone Edition" and watch the numbers suck. It really IS as simple as that.

Comment Re:Full of BS (Score 1) 292

To me the real bitch is when they bricked there was ZERO way to wipe the drives and their CS would give no guarantees as to what the fuck would happen to the drive once it was sent back so my gamer customers ended up just throwing them in the trash rather than risk some Chinese refurb worker having their bank details. Needless to say I washed my hands of OCZ gear and never looked back.

Comment Re:Full of BS (Score 0, Troll) 292

Uhhh...how EXACTLY does gaming SSDs and enterprise products have ANYTHING in common? Other than who made them nothing is comparable, after all Dell still makes good servers but that don't change the fact the Dell units in Worst Buy are garbage.

What you and the other enterprise guys fail to realize is...you're a dinosaur. I'm sorry but you are, consumers simply buy waaaay more product than you do and with VMs you'll be buying less every year. What killed OZC wasn't their enterprise kit, it was the fact their consumer lines were shit, end of story.

Comment Re:China and Russia continue to modernize.... (Score 1) 214

If you are talking about the one they bought from the Russians and refurb'd? I wouldn't exactly call that building, more like what Brazil did and patching the hell out of an older hull so it can get a couple more decades.

This is why I've been saying for years we need to quit cranking out the carriers, we have 10, next biggest country? TWO. Sorry but that isn't a threat, that's a joke. Not to mention those new sea skimmer missiles could be used as a Macross Missile Massacre and they wouldn't even need a carrier to take out a carrier task force anymore.

Comment Re:They Just Can't Catch a Break (Score 3, Insightful) 178

This is something I've argued for years, every MSFT victory? Was preceded by "and then the other guy did something REALLY dumb", from the owner of CP/M blowing off IBM to go flying to BeOS choosing to start out on an ultra nice AT&T "Hobbit" CPU it has ALWAYS been "and then the other guy did something REALLY dumb. What happens when the other guy doesn't politely shoot themselves in the face? Zune, Kin,Sidekick, WinRT, one bad move after another.

Comment Re:Tiniest violin (Score 2) 292

If you make a boat engine, call it a boat engine, advertise it as a boat engine, but then tell people AFTER THEY BUY that the ONLY way you'll support it is if they have installed it in a hovercraft? Well enjoy your bankruptcy, you can join OCZ on the fail pile.

Comment Re:Tiniest violin (Score 1) 292

And now you see why OCZ is going out of business. Never heard of the customer is always right? Or how about the simple fact that over 90% of the PCs ON THE PLANET use Windows, so not having a tool that will work with Windows or at the very least a boot image ready for a flash stick is fucking stupid?

Let me explain a little bit about retail Chuck, you treat one customer right? He tells four people thus increasing your positive word of mouth, you fuck them over? They will tell TEN people what a POS your products are and kill your business, see TFA for a perfect example.

Comment Re:Full of BS (Score 3, Informative) 292

Hell it don't take Steve Jobs to know OCZ is shit, just talk to any system builder. i have several gamer customers and they ALL ended up getting burned by OCZ at least once. I'd tell them "Look at the reviews, they are burning folks" but all they cared about was their rank on the boards...well they all ended up with paperweights. OCZ is a classic example of "treat customers like shit and watch them dry up".

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