SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Off Topic

just an observation

(27 posts)
  • Started 5 years ago by 0zSpitt
  • Latest reply from 0zSpitt
  • Topic Viewed 1645 times

0zSpitt
0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

a lot of vista posts are for simple things like settings, etc. that's 90% of what i've read. but, in the XP forums most are trying to repair a trashed system while leaving the comment "vista sucks"! just thought that was amusing...

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@0z,
Reply is posted with no comment.
(LOL) (LOL) (LOL) (LOL)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Was laughing so much I double posted.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

and "there's your sign" [lol]

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i usually just take the os for what it is and just look at the good points and some of the flaws that they can have :)

and that is a good observation lol

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@mpc,
What county in TN ??

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
techgranny
techgranny
Posts: 1443

@Oz, I noticed the same thing:)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

@RICK, knox county in knoxville. GO VOLS!!
mike

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Mike,
Lincoln county here.
GO - Vanderbilt and Texas A&M for many reasons!!! (lol)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

@rick,howdy neighbor.vandy looks alot better than the vols so far. nice to see another Tennessean here.hope you dont mind me using your real name.you can use mind.
mike

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Mike,
Don't mind at all.
Have noticed that as members become friends, first names are widely used.
Grew up in TX, have lived about everywhere in US and retired in TN.
Remember, when a college has a bad year, just think of it as one of those building years (lol) (lol).
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

@RICK, welcome to TN. building year? ok that works for me. [lol].
mike

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Oz, Your observation is correct. BUT, I would not read too much into it. Most of the Vista users that we see are probably quite new to Vista (or PC's all together) and are still wrestling with the basics. The XP crowd on the other hand are more seasoned users who can deal with simple problems - they come to us when they get stuck on more complex issues. And then you have this large group of "double booters" - but that is a very special topic. May the good lord have mercie with them.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@whys,

I'm confused by your last post.
Are you ending your post using nice language for the clique "multi-booting sucks" ?? :) :)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
whs
whs
Posts: 17584

No, I don't think it sucks; but they seem to encounter so many difficulties that they need all the help they can get.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@whs,

I'll tell you what really sucks.
Folks asking for help when they never ask for, never purchased, lost or just plain threw away their Restore CD Disc's and/or their Original Genuine CD Copy of MS Software. These types of irresponsible behaviors would get one dismissed fast if they worked for a company. It's analogous to seeing if (100-dollar-bills) will blend in reference to the "will it blend" off-topic postings.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Funny that you say that. I said nearly the exact same thing to the wife an hour ago. I was just sorting my CD's into those that stay here and those that have to travel. A $10 CD holder and a little bit of organization should keep all your CDs safe. And the same goes for product keys. I keep a copy of them in the same place.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i think that dual booting is only a real problem for the people who are not too computer savvy and then try to got about doing a dual boot and have most likely never even done a reformat and install before. that is where they can run into some real trouble

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
0zSpitt
0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

speaking of the cd organizer, when i ordered the xps it came with a really nice leather case for cd's, ear buds, papers, etc. another thing to watch out for is opening an account at newegg. i racked up my online credit card, now i'm buying stuff with my debit card.

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@0z,

May (NOT) be such a good idea using a Debit Card to Your Bank Account. If the number were to be stolen, you would be responsible for every bit of debt the card thief racked up including over charges. Your total bank account could be wiped out with no legal recourse.
With a regular Credit Card, you are only responsible for I think $500 bucks or less of debt if the card number is stolen and used.
Something to think about when purchasing items on-line using a card.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

Posted 5 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

Get Free Articles in Your Inbox!

Join 134,000 newsletter readers

Email:

Go check your email!