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    • Microsoft the innovator...

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      duncan_stive

      Before people flame me saying how MS's primary stratagy is taking other peoples ideas not creating their own let me clarify:
      Microsoft DOES NOT invent, They innovate. Just a few examples (correct me if this isnt accurate... some of this stuff was before my time): Office was an innovation over the products of then market leader Lotus, Internet Explorer was an innovation of Netscape's products and finally Windows was an innovation of Apple and other flegling companies products.

      So regarding this I have both a prediction and a question, first the prediction:

      Microsoft will win out of start-ups like google and the firefox foundation. Why? simply look at the history as well as whats happening now, Windows and its products fell a bit behind. IE was filled with security holes and lacked some advanced features introduced by Firefox now the MSN toolbar allows tabbed browsing in IE and Windows live supports RSS feeds. Google maps allowed massivly cool satillite pictures of earth and now MSN virtual earth allows the same thing in what seems like a slicker package and in many cases offers closer views (this is true in my city and some other areas I looked at, and while it might be disputable now its just a matter of who has the most to invest in improvments... guess who that is?). The trend is just starting out but it seems clear already that Microsoft is shifting into high gear (who hasnt heard about that leaked memo?.. deja vu anyone?) and if I were a stock aynalist I would rate them as a very strong buy about now.

      Also the question for people who bothered to read this far:
      What EXACTLY is it that makes MS products so attractive?
      I consider myself fairly good at preceiving what makes somethign desirable but I prefere Microsofts products to there competitors almost universally and I cant even accuratly say why. An example:
      I use OpenOffice at home (since I am a cheap bastard but I dont like software piracy) and Office 97 here at work (we have the latest version of outlook and we ARE getting upgraded soon). Even though this version of Office is stone age compared to the version of OO I have at home it just seems so much better. Sure the OO spellchecker is a little off and office has few neat features but not THAT much difference.... yet I prefer office by a HUGE margine it just seems so much more "polished" and functional.... I can't define it better than that and my hand are getting tired so I'll stop here and hope someone else can expain exactly why Microsoft products are so "good" without being that much better than their competitors (if at all).

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    • WOW!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      over 2 days online... Do I get Karma for that or something? its been going up randomly (even when I havnt made a post in awhile)

      I keep this window open at work.. thus if I have a moment I can hop on RvB hence a lot of time on here... if that gave me karma it would be teh ownage

    • GODDAMMIT!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      My 7800 GTX is obsolete before I even have the motherboard!... hijo de una perra! I guess the 256Mb GTX is still a good card...

    • My new house owns

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I'm renting a new house (as opposed to just the upstairs of one. Out of the city (Lexington, KY) limits I pay less taxes, my ISP is $20 a month cheaper for faster service, since I'm renting with my sister I pay $100 a month LESS in rent and she will pay for my Vonage phone service (I have a cell and never use Vonage anyway... but I take it to work so she will be using it) all and all I will be able to pay for the gass and insurance for the car I bougth (I biked to work in the city) and still have the same or slightly less in the way of monthy expenses and I have a yard and TONS more space plus can play Halo at higher volumes and the like... Very cool

    • No random... you guessed it!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      wtf.. I am a level 2 n00b magnet for people that can't spell
      NO RANDOM FRIEND REQUESTS!

    • MMM... Brains...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I know making Rvb every week is hard but its been two weeks without an episode now with no explanation... Did everyone at RT get turned into zombies and are now walking around inside the RT offices with jerky, disjointed motion searching for brains? If so can someone get over there and brave the smallish zombie herd for the sake of recovering any footage they might have filmed before zombiefication?

    • The sadness...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      With a tinge of sadness I cancelled my faithful Insight broaband yesterday and prepared to venture bravely into Adelphia territory... Insight will continue to work until saturday at which time I will be gone and Adelphia is already workign so I will not expirience any interuptions. It is with hope that I look forward to the new phase of my life and plan for the joys that will come if Adelphia delivers on their promise of 768K uploads... ah well... I suppose change is the only constant...

      Oh.. btw Im moving to a new house... minor detail...

      ALL HAIL NERDS!

    • Wow!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I Beat the cairo boarding sequence in Halo 2 on legendary in a VERY short time usig the ungodly power of the n00b combo. Freaking unstoppable...

      Reaquantting myself with the joys of halo's campain mode made me realize all over how awesome it is. Sure its to short but any game thats fun is to short... only a crappy game can be to long. That game FUCKING RULES and anyone who says otherwise is out of their mind, not a fps fan or just wants a flame war. I am dead serious... best game ever HANDS DOWN!

    • Has anyone else had this problem?

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      My gamertag stats randomly dissapeared.
      My gamertag is linked and everything is as it should be (since it has been working just fine) but I signed in one day and it said the player could not be found... w t f!?
      I wonder if I was somehow banned... I hate modders and never mod or standby but I have a fast connection so I get host alot and the house I live in has brownouts (voltage drops on the AC line) fairly often which of course cause my modem to reset (and sometimes my xbox and PC) so maybe they thought I was standbying. I am moving soon and have packed my box so I will have to get it out and see if I can still enter matchmaking.

    • Come ON!!!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      Did RT just forget about the next episode?! I am at work and I have finished my time constrained project and need soemthing to do!

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