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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:41 PM
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13. Most IT Professionals I Know Hate it
Perhaps the best example was a funny tech support guy I talked to two weeks ago. I'm an IT professional myself, but my area of expertise leans towards software. During a hotel stay in Denver, the hotel's wireless became uselessly slow. Most hotels just don't have enough access points to support wireless users when they're at capacity, but I figured I'd give tech support a call because sometimes the network just needs to be reset. So guy picks up, I explain the problem and we cover a few preliminary bits of information. He asks me what OS I'm running and I say I just switched back to XP. There's a pause, and the guy says "Hell yeah, they can have my XP when they pry it from my cold, dead laptop!"
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  -CNET NEws: Why Microsoft must abandon Vista to save itself Commie Pinko Dirtbag  Sep-27-07 04:25 PM   #0 
  - I think I'll keep xp for a while  catmandu57   Sep-27-07 04:30 PM   #1 
  - Millions of others are doing just as you are.  billyskank   Sep-27-07 04:34 PM   #2 
     - I hope they offer refunds to Vista users, if they are going to abandon it.  HypnoToad   Sep-27-07 04:36 PM   #4 
     - I'd be surprised  billyskank   Sep-27-07 04:44 PM   #6 
        - The downgrading thing isn't actually new. A company I worked for years ago wanted to develop in VB 6  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Sep-27-07 04:48 PM   #7 
        - In the meantime, I am downloading Ubuntu Feisty to put on my old laptop  billyskank   Sep-27-07 04:51 PM   #8 
        - I've heard a few good things about SP1 Beta...  HypnoToad   Sep-27-07 04:52 PM   #9 
     - I am too. And actually considering buying a Mac  unpossibles   Sep-28-07 10:45 AM   #28 
  - I will stick with  jasonc   Sep-27-07 04:35 PM   #3 
  - I have Vista at work and to say I hate it is an understatement  LibraLiz1973   Sep-27-07 04:36 PM   #5 
  - I think Microsoft and Windows should be abandoned!  tigereye   Sep-27-07 05:20 PM   #10 
  - I have seen flame wars  Gilligan   Sep-28-07 01:19 AM   #23 
     - Sorry...  regnaD kciN   Sep-28-07 01:26 AM   #24 
  - I'm using Linux on my laptop at this very moment  ironflange   Sep-27-07 05:31 PM   #11 
  - Do any of the emulators run Office 2007 and Photoshop CS2 well?  HypnoToad   Sep-27-07 05:32 PM   #12 
     - I don't know  ironflange   Sep-27-07 10:31 PM   #19 
  - Most IT Professionals I Know Hate it  NeedleCast   Sep-27-07 05:41 PM   #13 
  - A few weeks back  Coyote_Bandit   Sep-27-07 05:46 PM   #14 
  - I liked it at first, but it's certainly had some really annoying things about it  DS1   Sep-27-07 05:54 PM   #15 
  - I'm more annoyed that they've started releasing some software for Vista only already.  DarkTirade   Sep-27-07 07:50 PM   #16 
  - As a MCSE, I got a beta Copy of Vista last year and knew .....  BlueJazz   Sep-27-07 07:54 PM   #17 
  - Microsoft will do an about-face on Vista...  regnaD kciN   Sep-27-07 08:54 PM   #18 
  - Yes, the market responds to Microsoft, not vice versa.  Lionel Mandrake   Sep-28-07 01:14 AM   #22 
  - yep, Getting a Mac.  skyblue   Sep-27-07 10:38 PM   #20 
  - Well, I suppose that means I can keep using XP Pro for...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-27-07 10:42 PM   #21 
  - Microsoft will never dump Vista  Downtown Hound   Sep-28-07 01:26 AM   #25 
  - "Abandon Vista to save itself"?  Orsino   Sep-28-07 08:59 AM   #26 
  - My Vista experience has been mostly positive...  B3Nut   Sep-28-07 10:41 AM   #27 

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