Microsoft Stock Rises After Beating Profit Forecasts

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LatiosXT

Oh boy, more people saying "Microsoft paid MPC to become fan boys for their new OS!"

I would say something different from what the rest of the sheep think, but I'm afraid people here will jump on the "he got paid to say nice things!" bandwagon ;)

EDIT: In all honesty this sort of commenting is pretty much accusing someone of being a witch with all the ignorant egotistical stupidity of historical witch hunts. It's easy to say "he/she was paid!" without casting any real proof other than assumptions. And it's really easy to get other people who have a similar opinion to jump on that bandwagon because you just want that reviewer to replaced with someone who will say the things you want to hear.

I'm pretty sure if I was a "professional reviewer" and did Beyond: Two Souls, I would be cast that accusation because most of the other gaming industry seems to call it a "meh" to "it sucks" game, even though I enjoyed it.

But I guess whatever I say doesn't matter, because sheep will be sheep.

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pastorbob

And the S**T just keeps on coming. We can always count on the tired old "I hate Windows 8!" and "I love Windows 8!" posts with every article about Microsoft and all things related.

My God people! Get over it! It's a matter of personal preferences. Move on with your lives.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

"even notoriously skeptical Deputy Editor Gordon Ung has come around."

He was probably told to write that.

Regardless, they can build a better mousetrap, or they can f••• off, taking Windows 8, overpriced tablets, and smart phones with them.

I get a kick out of marketing speak. Maybe they can take that to the bank?

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Mikey109105

I agree, I can't see Gordon having agreed to let that be written without his permission, lol. I agree with you, Rusen. I despise Windows 8 or anything related to it. Except, of course, smartphones and tablets, which is where it should have stayed. Instead they brought it and it's amazingly craptastic metro ui to desktop, and then gave us a start button we've all been howling for, except they screwed us again by making it go right back to where no one wants to go: the metro screen. Sure, there are third party apps that will go around all this and give users what they want, but I'm one of those users who would rather MS listen to their user base and give us what we want. Of course, since when have they done that, lol.

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JosephColt

So, it's harder to click a large icon then navigate through a small menu that you would rarely ever use anyway?

Metro does need more work, I will say that, but the operating system is fantastic, and metro isn't all that bad with the 8.1 update; it will be a lot better in the future I am sure.

Things change, you don't like it? To bad, this is the way things are headed. They are not going to revert back to the classic start menu.

People hate change at first, way things go, now quick crying.

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Baer

I agree, I have grown to look past the Metro/Modern UI and the poor excuse for a start button and just use the desktop. The OS itself is actually fast and lean and works well. 8.1 fixed most of the issues I had so I am now comfortable with it and I will use it on my new build (Come on ASUS, get the Rampage IV Black edition out will ya?)
One thing I bought from Microsoft last month that I am glad I did was some of their stock :-)

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

"Don't complain, or I'll call you names!"

I just can't argue with logic like that.

How about you and all the other MS marketing apes stop playing cyber bully? It's not effective damage control.

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JosephColt

"Call you names?" I don't see any name calling? Show me.

You actually believe Microsoft would send people to a small, and almost dead site like this?

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DeltaFIVEengineer

Oh wow, this is getting rich with irony. Who would have thought that MS could have single handedly turned the tide of geek rage from an "Us vs. Them" argument to "Us vs. us vs. them."

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crwlngkngsnk

"Don't complain, or I'll call you names!"

I just can't argue with logic like that.

Hahahahahaha. Oh shit, that was super funny.

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Mikey109105

I happen to use said small menu very frequently every day, and prefer it to having to click on large tiles. I prefer my small shortcut icons that I put in little fences using Stardock Fences to maximize desktop space so I can use rainmeter to add widgets that give me vital system info, as well as the weather and the time. I don't hate change. In fact, I like change most of the time. I just don't like this particular change. As for crying about this particular change, well, I'll cry about it all I want. If you don't want to see my crying, as you put it, about it, then simply don't read it. Doesn't get any simpler than that.

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JosephColt

Crying about something solves nothing. If you hate it that much, take it to the next level and actually do something to get Microsoft attention to change it back or offer it as an alternative.

If you hate that little change there is no reason to disregard the entire operating sytem. Since you use plenty of 3rd part applications for customizations, Start8 shouldn't be an issue for you.

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RandomInt

- "So what do you do for fun?"

--- "I constantly cry like a little bitch. People love when I do that."

- "Cool. Oh hey, I just remembered I have to be somewhere. Somewhere else. But good luck with the crying thing."

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Surefinger

You will find Rusen and Mikey are one of the first to complain on any MS article, no matter what it’s about. Take Mikey’s advice and just ignore their posts seeing as they ‘cry’ about the same thing, almost like their getting paid per negative post.

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Mikey109105

I do not complain on every MS article. In fact, if you want, I'll point you to two newer articles that are about MS that I haven't, and don't plan to, commented on. The only ones I normally comment on are the ones that have to do with Windows 8. The other MS articles I normally leave alone, unless someone in one of those articles starts on a rage fit against Windows 8 that I feel compelled to enter into, which is almost never. Also, if I were getting paid per negative post, I would have made a few thousand negative posts, lol. My posts thus far aren't negative, their'e just my opinion on things. I actually think 8 is a great OS on the inside where it does all it's work. it's just what you see on the screen that bugs me. If they'd made Metro UI optional, with a start button that doesn't go to Metro, I'd have bought it in an instant. In fact, I was going to buy it when I heard they were putting back the start button, until I found out it would bring you right to Metro. So really, my only beef with Window 8 is the Metro UI. otherwise, it's a great OS.

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Renegade Knight

8 is a good OS. MicroSoft's practices though leave something to be desired. My laptop was set up with a local account. When I upgraded to 8.1 it forced me to use my MS account. I'm going to reformat and see if I had any option to opt out of that kind of crap. I do not want my computer to have a connection to the MS mothership.

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crwlngkngsnk

Oh man, if you have to have a MS account I'm going to have to start using this Ubuntu partition in earnest.

Whew. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-change-to-a-local-account-in-windows-81/