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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Upgrade versions "are" full versions.

 

And Windows 8 is a far better OS than Vista, which along with ME is the worst MS have released.

The start screen takes some getting used to but it's quicker to boot, quicker to run and more secure.

 

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

After installing the "upgrade" version of Winblows 8 over Vista, then getting hacked off because nothing worked properly, last week we upgraded the wife's entire business (well, ten PCs anyway) to MS Office 365. 

So I had to go back to Windows 8.  This time I took the original Windows Vista boot disk and hid it away, bought a new hard disk and did a clean install. 

Result?  Google Earth works, AutoCAD 2010 works,  MS Office 365 is brilliant value for money considering it works out at just 20 Dollars a year per device (at home), more for the business versions. 

And apart from those annoying things some nerds in Microsoft were "brilliant", or "fab" or whatever nerds say these days, which the nerds forgot to test on people who actually go outdoors once in a while and date real girls and stuff like that, it's pretty good.  Microsoft does have a habit of straying way off the "if it ain't broke don't mend it" philosophy, and I, for one, would wish they just speeded things up, added new stuff and didn't b*gger about with the menus and buttons we've only just mastered after the previous release.  It's likme Ford coming out with a car with steering pedals instead of a steering wheel, every flipping time they release a new version.

It does boot faster than Vista (mine was Vista SP2, which is pretty close to being 7 anyway), 7 (possibly).  I'm looking forward to the de-nerding or "coke moment" Service Pack, however....

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

And apart from those annoying things some nerds in Microsoft were "brilliant", or "fab" or whatever nerds say these days,

The 'nerds' will be using Linux.

Real nerds are people who first have to buy some clothes online should the need to leave the house ever arise.

They wouldn't be found dead* with a copy of Windows.

*Due to being buried under a landslide of pizza boxes usually.

 

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

chebby wrote:

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

And apart from those annoying things some nerds in Microsoft were "brilliant", or "fab" or whatever nerds say these days,

The 'nerds' will be using Linux.

Real nerds are people who first have to buy some clothes online should the need to leave the house ever arise.

They wouldn't be found dead* with a copy of Windows.

*Due to being buried under a landslide of pizza boxes usually.

 

 

Geeks then?  ROFL

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