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Is it Windows7 or Linux?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by drhowarddrfine, Feb 6, 2009.

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    ZDNet took to the streets and showed people Linux running KDE4 but told them it was Windows7.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Feb 6, 2009 IP
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    I like windows 7 because it loads faster than xp and looks cooler than vista.
     
    mark9510, Feb 6, 2009 IP
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    they COPIED this: http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ ;)
    so not just windows copies from other operating systems.
    you're just... FUD
     
    Yankee85, Feb 7, 2009 IP
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    marketingandstuff Banned

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    exactly what I was thinking
     
    marketingandstuff, Feb 7, 2009 IP
  5. drhowarddrfine

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    ZDNet Magazine put that together and put it on the web. So you're response is to attack me?! What kind of a low life are you?
     
    drhowarddrfine, Feb 7, 2009 IP
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    Brilliant.

    You could probably do the same with OS X if you managed to hide the Apple Logo...
     
    GavM, Feb 7, 2009 IP
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    In essence what they have done here is taken some unique software and portrait it as the next big thing. The problem will be if this spreads around and people learn about it, the real Windows 7 will be rejected as a cheap rip off.

    Think about it this way:
    If you went into a store and saw a preview for a great new video game and bought it next week. Provided it was much worse than the previews, you would tell all of your friends that it was a piece of crap and not to buy it. It only makes sence that this is bound to happen if hundreds of thousands of people see this movie.
     
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  8. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    You miss the point. Apparently you don't know that ZDNet, the makers of that video, is a computer magazine. For fun, or just to see what would happen, people showed KDE4 on Linux and told them it was Windows7. The interesting reaction was that people loved it while dissing Vista and XP. Which not only tells us something about Vista and XP, but also tells you something about KDE4 and many people's misguided notions of what Linux is like.
     
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    no but.. i just tried linux.. and i had to still use command line for doing most of the things.. which is not so cool
     
    priyankeshu, Feb 11, 2009 IP
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    No you didn't. Or you did because you chose that route. In any case, read the story of Master Foo:
     
    drhowarddrfine, Feb 11, 2009 IP
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    many operating systems work well but its the ease of use and availability that makes windows the market leader, nothing more
     
    Ebayguy, Feb 12, 2009 IP
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    I Use Kubuntu and think this OS better Vista or 7. Interface.. m-m-m-m... The Best
     
    tomka, Feb 13, 2009 IP
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    well.. Windows 7 is just the fixing of the vista annoyances as far as i think...
     
    syedharis01, Feb 15, 2009 IP
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    Do you see Fedora or Kubuntu or Mandrix?
     
    tomka, Feb 20, 2009 IP
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    Command line is fun but most people will simply be too intimidated by it to ever want to get their hands dirty and discover how quick and simple it actually is.

    Nothing like running an install from command line, so quick and clean yummm.
     
    ninjashoes, Feb 21, 2009 IP
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    You are also more in control with things that run from the command line. When you just have point/click, things run on their own and you can't stop it or control what's happening. Customization is usually more available, too.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    windows 7 is the best, can't wait till i'll try it
     
    ClipShare, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    I saw that video on CNET, it's obvious to techy-types like me, I have a beta copy of windows 7 so I would obviously know :)
     
    tempscript, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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    Does it really? Windows 7 is faster than XP?
     
    phaoloo, Feb 22, 2009 IP
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