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lamina

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If only it weren't a joke.
 

72930

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If only vendors were like that guy, how many PC World guys would recommend a mac?
 

®îçhå®?

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If only vendors were like that guy, how many PC World guys would recommend a mac?

I would if they had accepted me for a job. They dont sell macs there because they dont have any specialist knowledge of them. Oh how i wanted to change that
 

Queso

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The PC World on our street sells plenty of Macs. I've always had the feeling that it's to people who know what they want before they enter the shop though :rolleyes:
 

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I would if they had accepted me for a job. They dont sell macs there because they dont have any specialist knowledge of them. Oh how i wanted to change that
They sell macs in my local PC World, but they get updated rarely (e.g. Core Duo macbooks...)
 

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They sell macs in my local PC World, but they get updated rarely (e.g. Core Duo macbooks...)

It does depend on who works at the store. If they have a mac guy, they will probably sells macs but mine doesnt and they probaly arent being updated because no one is buying them
 

ErikCLDR

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Seriously, if you have to think this hard to decide which OS version to buy, how easy is it going to be to use??

maybe they'll come out with some more versions
Vista Special Edition Home
Vista Special Edition Home Premium
Vista Special Edition Business
Vista Special Edition Business Premium
Vista Ultimate Edition Special Edition
Vista Ultimate Edition Special Edition Premium
Vista Premium Home Edition
Vista Premium Biz. Edition
Vista Premium Ultimate Edition


Why are are we calling it Windows Vista, it should be called windows Vistas
 

someguy

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Seriously, if you have to think this hard to decide which OS version to buy, how easy is it going to be to use??

maybe they'll come out with some more versions
Vista Special Edition Home
Vista Special Edition Home Premium
Vista Special Edition Business
Vista Special Edition Business Premium
Vista Ultimate Edition Special Edition
Vista Ultimate Edition Special Edition Premium
Vista Premium Home Edition
Vista Premium Biz. Edition
Vista Premium Ultimate Edition


Why are are we calling it Windows Vista, it should be called windows Vistas
You forgot Windows Vista Super Duper Edition and Windows Vista Ultimate Ultra Mega l33t hax0rs 3diti0n (no product key or activation necessary). :p
 

Jasonbot

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someguy said:
You forgot Windows Vista Super Duper Edition and Windows Vista Ultimate Ultra Mega l33t hax0rs 3diti0n (no product key or activation necessary). :p

Um, thats commonly refered to as "Pirated Windows" or "Cracked Windows" sometimes just "Illegal"
 

Jasonbot

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someguy said:
No, I have that already. This is new. Better. Or at least different somehow.. apparently.. or so I'm told.

I've actually been living a lie...

Yesterday I was told that every version of Windows is just another GUI for something called DOS!!!??? So can I just get the skin instead of buying the new one? Or have they rewritten this "DOS"? It could just be a Tiger skin for DOS AFAIK, we'll just wait and see.
 

Nermal

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They left out my favourite... "Vista Ultimate Edition for Developers with Licences for 10 Computers of Which You Are the Primary User" :eek:

I actually have that one, although it's not actually called that :p
 

someguy

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I've actually been living a lie...

Yesterday I was told that every version of Windows is just another GUI for something called DOS!!!??? So can I just get the skin instead of buying the new one? Or have they rewritten this "DOS"? It could just be a Tiger skin for DOS AFAIK, we'll just wait and see.
Don't you know anything? DOS is the base (the "code" if you will) beneath all operating systems, even Linux. Tiger, Ubuntu, and "Windows" are all just names for GUI's written to work with this DOS program, which of course was engineered by the late Bill Gates (who invented Linux as well as electricity).
 

Nermal

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I've actually been living a lie...

Yesterday I was told that every version of Windows is just another GUI for something called DOS!!!??? So can I just get the skin instead of buying the new one? Or have they rewritten this "DOS"? It could just be a Tiger skin for DOS AFAIK, we'll just wait and see.

Presumably you're taking about MS-DOS, which was Microsoft's first major operating system. Windows 1, 2, 3 and 4 (95/98/ME) all sat on top of DOS.

Windows NT (including 2000/XP/Vista) sits on top of OS/2 instead of MS-DOS.
 

phungy

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So jokes aside how many versions are there?

What versions of Windows Vista will be available?

There are five different editions of Windows Vista designed to fit the way you intend to use your PC:

Windows Vista Business
Regardless of the size of your organization, Windows Vista Business will help you lower your PC management costs, improve your security, enhance your productivity, and help you stay better connected.

Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Enterprise is designed to meet the needs of large global organizations with highly complex IT infrastructures. Windows Vista Enterprise can help you lower your IT costs while providing additional layers of protection for your sensitive data.

Windows Vista Home Premium
Whether you choose to use your PC to write e-mail and surf the Internet, for home entertainment, or to track your household expenses, Windows Vista Home Premium delivers a more complete and satisfying computing experience.

Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Basic is designed to deliver improved reliability, security, and usability to home PC users who just want to do the basics with their PCs.

Windows Vista Ultimate
If you want all of the best business features, all of the best mobility features, and all of the best home entertainment features that Windows Vista has to offer, Windows Vista Ultimate is the solution for you. With Windows Vista Ultimate you don't have to compromise.

One too many :p
 

BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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They sell macs in my local PC World, but they get updated rarely (e.g. Core Duo macbooks...)


At my local PC World (OK, it's about 20 miles away!) they are still selling old (as in not even the latest rev's before the Intel transition) iBooks and PowerBooks at full price.

If they were heavily discounted I'd be buying a 12"!
 

phungy

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Dec 5, 2006
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At my local PC World (OK, it's about 20 miles away!) they are still selling old (as in not even the latest rev's before the Intel transition) iBooks and PowerBooks at full price.

Ouch. I feel sorry for those who actually paid full price for the iBooks/PowerBooks.
 

BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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You also must consider the retail version, open license, site license and OEM. Do add a multiplier of four to everything.


Plus the 'download-able' versions that their going to be selling.
 
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