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Cash rich Microsoft announced today that it's going to lay off a whopping 5,000 staff. (At the worst of all times for those trying to revive the economy. So much for patriotism.) Anyway, I'm concerned for I'm a PC. That would be sad if he goes - he tries so hard.

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So did IBM and Intel.

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Just wait till NEW new old Vista crash'es and burns.
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And here I thought your concern was regarding the possible upcoming SAG strike? Yes, again.

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Just wait till NEW new old Vista crash'es and burns.
Windows 7 is actually a very strong showing for Microsoft as it stands thus far. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

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that's what I've heard.. I have yet to bother with a VM to beta it in though

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It's definitely worth trying, they've got quite a few nice refinements, particularly with UAC.
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Of course, we all know what our OS of choice will be I'm staying with Leopard no matter how good 7 is Maybe Snow Leopard as that sounds promising on disk saving
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7 looks good, I saw a video of it. It has a couple of Mac like features that im a fan of.
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Of course, we all know what our OS of choice will be I'm staying with Leopard no matter how good 7 is Maybe Snow Leopard as that sounds promising on disk saving
Not me. I use whatever works best for me. If that's Windows 7, you can bet I'll switch back. Now, chances are it will mostly stay like it is at the moment and so there will be no compelling reason to switch (I can't even understand how Microsoft could sell refinements and UI improvements as a full OS upgrade, but I digress).

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Ohhh, if only I were looking for a "straight man" (...for a comedy act). :-)
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CWA where is the loyalty?

Peronally I'll stick with OS X cause I know it has a nice future ahead of itself. But W7? I dunno where it will go in the future.
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Funny how Microsoft are struggling and Apple has just released the news they have had the best quarterly profit!

Linky to BBC article.
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Funny how Microsoft are struggling and Apple has just released the news they have had the best quarterly profit!

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Showing a profit, even exceeding expected earnings has little to do with layoffs...

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CWA where is the loyalty?

Peronally I'll stick with OS X cause I know it has a nice future ahead of itself. But W7? I dunno where it will go in the future.
Don't get me wrong, I love OS X. I just don't care for Apple hardware. I personally believe in function > form. Apple's hardware is very pretty and that's great, but I've grown weary of the sacrifices I have to make that wouldn't be necessary on a Dell.

If I could legally run OS X on a Dell XPS M1330, I wouldn't be typing this on an Apple machine right now

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