Is it wrong I will not buy Microsoft again?

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  1. Cozumel Gator

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    We purchased Chromebooks in 2012 and never turn on our windows 7 laptops. 99 percent of all our work can be done on Chromebooks. It is so enjoyable to open the Chromebooks and 10 seconds later we are on the internet. Microsoft you have lost us.
     
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      Microsoft sucks.
       
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        I like the surface books
         
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        You would.
         
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        Ubuntu.
         
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          :lol: the “book” is the full laptop with detachable tablet screen. It’s good. Wouldn’t buy a regular Surface
           
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          You f'n millennial wussies. I'll bet you loved the one button mouse from Mac in the 80's. In my day, we started with tape reels and punch cards AND LIKED IT. When the world of DOS arrived, we batch filed our way through productivity and became text editing masters blessed by the upgrade to wordpad. So much for building character and earning your way in the world. You sit there with your Siri and Cortana, with your touch screens, surface books, and detatchable tablets and I shake my head. What has this world come to. I'll tell ya what ya need, a f'n Commodore 64 with a cassette player for a hard drive, then you aren't a slave to this namby pamby GUI ease of use net nanny safe technology. Back then you EARNED your way to getting anything done. If you needed a tool, you BUILT it yourself! You didn't have a dozen free apps to download and do it for you. You lazy SOBs.
           
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            I have an SSD Lenovo yoga. Takes about five seconds to boot up.
             
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            If you are going to live by the chromebook, make sure your firewall and security is up to date at all times. All times.
             
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            iPad Air just works....first time, every time....

            Microsoft is rivaled only by RIMM at missing the boat.
             
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              I have been having issues with Windows 10 using a lot of resources, and running the fan. Probably not getting a chrome book.
               
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              I have a nearly decade old ASUS laptop with an i5 processor running windows 10 and the Asus has an instant on feature. Comes up nearly as quickly as the Chromebook I use for work.
               
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              I miss the high end Vaio’s from 2005-10... and my Commodore 64 ;)
               
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                Respect the Vaio.
                 
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                I still have three of them. They were so small, incredibly powerful, and had internal blu ray read write.
                 
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                I had a Vaio from that period. Very good machine.
                 
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                  And all of mine survived and performed in some hellish environments
                   
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                  I can imagine. I think I had a Dell notebook after that and then switched to a MacBook. Had as much to do with curiosity over the OS as anything. I've stayed Mac ever since. I really do like the simplicity of the Mac OS and the durability of the hardware even if it remains a Windows world.

                  At the office, it's all PCs. At home, I like Macs. Were I to switch at home, I'd do another Vaio in a heartbeat.
                   
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                  It isn't a Windows world.

                  You probably have 30-50 Linux devices in your home.

                  Your printers, routers, television, dvr, dbd players, remote control, cars (multiple per car), garage door remote, garage door opener, refrigerator, freezers, stove, ice machine, maybe an electronic bbq grill, hvac, thermostat for hvac, hot water tank, alarm clock, electronic calculator, and dozens of other things, basically anything programable.

                  There are things Linux doesnt do well, like gaming or high end video or graphics manipulation, but for browsing the web and typing a doc that is all 95 percent of users do, it works great.
                   
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                    Sony dumped computers a couple years ago and Vaio is stand alone now and I haven’t tried another one yet. I’ve stuck with windows because I’m a big Office user and no, the Mac version just isn’t the same when all the files you work with are from Windows environment
                     

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