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Old 14 February 2019, 10:58   #21
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This thread is deliciously ironic, BTW.
Glad someone else said it before me
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Old 18 February 2019, 09:40   #22
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You can't stick to a phone forever, lots of popular apps need some form of network connection and will eventually not be updatable anymore. But you will need updated versions to keep connecting to the backend.

Thou shalt consume.

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Old 18 February 2019, 21:24   #23
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britelite it is, but my assumption would be that they like it, maybe reliability/Office/lack of strange changes offering no extra functionality. I could definitely see why someone wouldn't want a wafer thin bar of soap, made of glass phone, as long as you can run a reasonably recent OS version (this goes under deprecation for non-technical reasons).

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Old 19 February 2019, 08:08   #24
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britelite it is, but my assumption would be that they like it, maybe reliability/Office/lack of strange changes offering no extra functionality.
Yeah, I used Windows Mobile up until some months ago, and would probably have continued using it for a while longer hadn't my phone died.
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Why do people use any version of Windows?


You must be a much smarter man than me then. I can't understand why anyone would want a slow, bloated, vulnerable, dumbed-down piece of unusable shit on their computer at all.
LOL! Point well taken.
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Old 19 February 2019, 11:16   #26
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Point not well taken, that is just childish 90's hate. At this point regurgitated to the point of self-ridicule.
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Old 19 February 2019, 12:23   #27
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Nothing childish about that, it's the truth. No one can argue with it.
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Old 19 February 2019, 13:15   #28
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I quite like what Microsoft are doing with Windows 10. They're finally stripping back the many layers of legacy user-interface crap in there and trying to consolidate everything.

There's not such a reliance on Wizards, which I hate with a passion. (Next > Next > Next > "Pretending to search the internet for an answer" > "Sorry, can't help you").

The gesture-based crap, 'gems', full-screen start menu and other Windows 8 UI atrocities have gone.

They seem to be trying to put forward a consistent theme instead of a mish-mash of icons and gadgets covering 95/NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Can a company of Microsoft's size not get someone to redraw some bloody icons?

The ancient control panels are finally being consolidated into something modern. The networking preferences in Windows have become more and more laughable with each version. There's preferences that date to NT 4. There's wizards. The're some weird interface where preferences are accessed by clicking on the arrow between your computer and a park bench. There's a tray icon with pop-up options. There's a modern preferences app that in Windows 8 only contained the most basic settings. That stuff should've been fixed 15 years ago.

They've got a long way to go to fix the mess that Windows has become from XP on, but at least they're trying now. I'm not sure if it'll ever make me switch from Mac & Linux though.
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Nothing childish about that, it's the truth. No one can argue with it.

It is childish and pathetic. I've had a good chuckle lately at your attempts to assert your opinions as 'truth' or 'fact'.

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