Touchy Subject: Acer Announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks and V5 Notebooks with Windows 8

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captainjack

Unless I'm reading this wrong, why you ever, Ever, EVER sell exclusively from Best Buy? It's a dead company that just doesn't know it yet.

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Andrew.Hodge

I'm sticking to my same old "touch is unergonomic on a laptop" argument. Touch works great on phones and tablets (more so tablets. I have a tendency to fat finger buttons, even on my note- One of the reasons I miss my blackberry) because there isn't the inherent need to move your hand from the primary controller (mouse/ keyboard) to the screen. Your hand is already there. On a laptop, you have to break flow to work the UI. I don't like that. Just my two cents.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

"Manufacturers are launching touch-friendly Windows 8 devices at a breakneck pace"

Like when advanced format drives began selling at a breakneck pace in early 2011 when ALL manufacturers stopped manufacturing XP compatible drives

Like when SSD's began selling at a breakneck pace to get everyone off of XP instead of adding the offset required for XP to the SSD's firmware

Like when Microsoft refused to update Direct-X in XP so everyone would need to buy Vista, 7 & 8 to game on the cutting edge of DRM

Yes, it sure is amazing how fast this NON-XP compatible hardware sells when you start breaking XP compatibility to secure future profits

I wonder when Microsoft will turn Windows into a spyware platform as is required under current Law that was in affect before Vista came out

Sorry
Deja Vu

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Andrew.Hodge

You think windows 7opens you up to be spied on? Just by running XP, you are guaranteed to be being spied on by every lowlife botnet and spyware running hacker out there.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

The DIFFERENCE is WHO is doing the spying

United States Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens is DEAD because the attackers knew that these products were State sponsored spyware platforms

If they had use Microsoft products to plan their attack, the CIA would have had the intelligence information needed to stop the attack

Maybe you people should stop listening to the dirty joo basterdz who are providing you with security and getting you killed

There's a Storm Coming!

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Andrew.Hodge

Windoze is so old!

Linux 4 live!!!!!!!!! U live no windoze evvur spie onyou!!!!!!

lol!!!!

cya

l8r :o)

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Andrew.Hodge

Windoze is so old!

Linux 4 live!!!!!!!!! U live no windoze evvur spie onyou!!!!!!

lol!!!!

cya

l8r :o)

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Happy

Wow. Anti-semitism and blaming the Ambassador's death on spyware? Jesus Christ. I didn't realize you were so far off the deep end. I don't have a problem with conspiracy theorists (there's a lot of reason to be a conspiracy theorist) but I draw the line at racism and needless linking of current events to one's own particular obsession regardless of lack of evidence.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. You have made two extraordinary claims and offered absolutely zero evidence.

From now on I shall be taking your posts with a large grain of salt Bullwinkle.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Good for you

Joo's around the World should be demanding public access to Microsofts sourcecode if you are correct

you know what I mean?
Access for me as well as you...

since it is such a serious topic and we wouldn't want there to be any misunderstanding before WW3

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Andrew.Hodge

You think windows 7opens you up to be spied on? Just by running XP, you are guaranteed to be being spied on by every lowlife botnet and spyware running hacker out there.

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winmaster

I'm pretty sure XP works with new hard drives, SSD's, and modern games (albeit with DX9).

Also, XP is 11 years old, its not like its easy to make everything magically work with it anymore.

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satrain18

That 'Windows is a spyware platform' bullcrap is getting old. If you're that paranoid, stop using PCs.

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SirFrag

That's because XP is an outdated operation system that was released 10 YEARS ago! It is no longer supported.

Are you still running Windows NT on your 386 and trying to upgrade to XP or what?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

XP is outdated ?

I have Windows 7 and 8 DVD's right here yet I'm using XP by choice due to it's superiority

I can block ANY default Windows components in XP from accessing the Internet

You can't do that in Windows 8 can you?

I can run X86 programs in XP that Windows 8 cannot even dream of running

When Windows 8 tracks everything you install and use on your machine, how is it not spyware?

When Windows 8 allows Windows components to access the Internet regardless of your Firewall settings, how is that not malware?

How can you have security when you have no control over your own system?

Oh, that's right, it is no longer "YOUR" system
Read the fine print

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Hilarity

Give up. XP was built back when DVD's were new. Its not built for new DirectX, its not built for 3TB HDD's, its not built for SSD's, its not built for anything modern. You can't just patch it in either. Its too fucking old and insecure. I can't wait when Microsoft drops XP in 2014. Then backwards idiots like yourself will HAVE to upgrade or use an unsupported decrepit shit old OS that will be infected every single day.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Hahahahaha

You're funny

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