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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

riis138 Re:what's the point anymore (113 comments)

You know what they say, if it ain't broke....

about a month and a half ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

riis138 Re:Finally! (222 comments)

Don't forget gamers/enthusiasts. The amount of money that this segment pumps into the desktop/laptop market is astronomical.

about 2 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

riis138 Re: And, Microsoft has always done this ... (379 comments)

I don't know too many people outside the industry that know what Tizen is, let alone know enough to get excited for it. Samsung needs to realize, the reason people buy their phones is because of android. the hardware and gadgets are cool and all, but when push comes to shove, people are buying the Android ecosystem, not Samsung.

about 2 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

riis138 Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Yes they are...but I agree with you that Microsoft is falling behind with the current generation of kids. This enterprise first strategy will work for them in the short term, but they are forgetting when made M$ such a powerhouse in the first place.

about 2 months ago
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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

riis138 Can you blame them? (200 comments)

Honestly, I feel that many of the news services that have reported this story got the motive all wrong. I think that the Chinese government not wanting to adopt Windows 8 has much more to do with a convoluted interface and inflated licensing fee than spite over the Windows XP support debacle. Of course this is just my opinion, but from what I hear in the workplace every day in regards to Windows 8, there is a very similar narrative going on here at home.

about 2 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

riis138 Re:Shame Google dumped Motorola (234 comments)

I love my Moto G! I was shocked when I picked one of these up as a filler until my contract was up with my current provider after my Windows phone bit the dust. I couldn't be happier with it. Never once has it felt like I am using a budget smartphone.

about 2 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

riis138 Can't wait (234 comments)

I used to be one of those people who had to have the latest flagship phone on a 2 year plan. Then I wised up, realized I could buy a $200 phone with a quad core cpu and plenty of storage via removable SD card, and pay $50 a month for service. My current moto android running kit kat is every bit as good as the latest iOS device and Samsung flagship, and I paid half the price. I think we are about to see a huge drop in price as more people come to the realization that many of the features on flagship phones these days are gimmicks that only 1% of users with actually take advantage of.

about 2 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

riis138 Re:No. Absolutely not. (113 comments)

I find it odd that Toshiba would not honor the warranty on good faith. I have always had very good experiences with them in the past being an owner of multiple Toshiba laptops.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

riis138 I've been there (415 comments)

I'm happy to see others drawing attention to this annoying issue. I ended up switching to Sprint after Verizon and Apple were powerless to help me when I swapped my Iphone for an Android. I tried having my friends with iPhones delete my contact info, add me under a new name, etc. Nothing seemed to work. A quick Google search will show you that many others have had this problem.

about 2 months ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 Re:Comcast lying to raise rates... (103 comments)

and they provide crap service. The funny thing is, people here in the Midwest think they are getting "fast" internet. Little do they know we are far behind the rest of the world.

about 3 months ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 The real criminal (103 comments)

The real crime here is that Comcast is using this to force another rate increase on those of us that are given no other option for an isp.

about 3 months ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

riis138 Re:What now? 1 billion! (285 comments)

Is there any reasoning behind this vitriol? There is simply not a replacement that offers the sheer breadth of features available in MS Office. As soon is there is, maybe another suite will be a viable alternative, but until that day, I will stick with MS Office.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Brings Office Online To Chrome OS; Ars Reviews Windows Phone 8.1

riis138 Re:All I can say to that is... (69 comments)

Libre office is solid, I have used it on a few machines I built for customers that did not want to pay for an office license and I have heard few complaints. It does lack much of the polish we have grown accustomed to in Redmond's offering.

about 3 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

riis138 lol (92 comments)

Would you like us to send a refresh signal to your cable modem?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

riis138 Re:Security (189 comments)

Because Android is the model of security. /facepalm http://tinyurl.com/leuy8y5 I have a wp8 and have not had anywhere near the issues that came along with an android device.

about 6 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

riis138 Beta (197 comments)

Please learn the lesson that M$ should have learned with Windows 8. Don't push a cantankerous and cranky user base towards a pseudo-modern U.I.

about 6 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

riis138 Wow (664 comments)

I don't know anyone who would put up with this. Even from a management standpoint, the cost this would require to implement would far outweigh the benefits.

about 6 months ago

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