Exclusive photos, video from Microsoft Store grand opening

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  • Reply 181 of 325
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    Originally Posted by bigdaddyp View Post


    If there was not some sort of premium, real or percieved, quality Apple would not be able to charge a premium price. At least not for long.



    Sure they can. They have a cult following that believe anything they put out is gold. So we can go with preceived on many issues.
  • Reply 182 of 325
    leonardleonard Posts: 528member
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    Originally Posted by iPedro View Post


    So is this a Microsoft Store or a Windows Store?





    The logo suggests this is a Windows store, unless Microsoft changed their logo.



    Wait till Apple sues them for using a rainbow colored logo.
  • Reply 183 of 325
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    Originally Posted by cdyates View Post


    how does best buy make profits selling and servicing other manufacturers computers?



    Geek sqaud charging more to fix a computer than that brand new $300 POS emachines over there? $30 gold plated USB cables and $20 ethernet cables?
  • Reply 184 of 325
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    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    Are you really that brainwashe to believe that PC users really have that much of an issue with viruses these days? So many users are running 64bit systems. I haven't had a virus in about 7 years. Your like a 1980 Apple Ad.



    You haven't seen the line of sheep at a Geek Squad desk, have you?
  • Reply 185 of 325
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    The Guru bars should do good business.



    Heh.



    These cowboys at Redmond are absolutely shameless. *Shakes head.



    Seriously? *Eyes bulge.



    They have no shame at...all.



    When you think about Nokia taking Apple to court...



    ...and Apple taking Psystar to court...



    ..and the numerous other 'broad' patent infringements...



    ...could M$ be sued by Apple for gross copying? Look and feel and derivative? Couldn't Apple claim to have 'broadly' created the 21st Century 'Computer' Store?



    *Tongue in cheek.



    Seriously, M$ are going to get one helluva beating...they want to compare their stuff that 'just works' with Apple's Kool head on?



    Er...good luck, M$. Yer going to catapult Apple's marketshare to vertical growth in phones, Mp3 players, Macs...iPod socks...



    What can you say? Superman had Bizarro I guess...



    Lemon Bon Bon.
  • Reply 186 of 325
    rbryanhrbryanh Posts: 263member
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    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Would you rather they have shirtless guys greeting you at the door like Abercrombie 2009?



    Well, they've copied everything else they imagine might work, no?



    Seriously, you've come up with the one way I might be lured into an MS store. I don't think shirtless alone will do it, though... Maybe low lights, driving music, an open bar, and an hourly wet boxer briefs contest?
  • Reply 187 of 325
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,157member
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    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    Every walk into an Apple store and noticed there is Anti virus software on the shelf? I have, doesn't mean you actually need it.



    I guess if you are using something like Limwire downloading porn then your changes of getting a virus are high. So stop doing it.



    Few months ago a virus spread through our university network. The only thing you needed to do to get infected was to open Internet Explorer. I guess you know what ARP poisoning is?! One infected computer connected to the network became a bot and started injecting every website people visited with a script that download a trojan to the users PC, which turns it into another bot and so on. PC users without a good antivirus did not know that they were infected. Mac users... no problems.

    Sometimes it helps to be the minority
  • Reply 188 of 325
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    Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post


    You haven't seen the line of sheep at a Geek Squad desk, have you?



    Yeah most of them are seniors.
  • Reply 189 of 325
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member
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    Originally Posted by red_skittles View Post


    I'm confused. At the top of the page I read that this site is called AppleInsider yet the title of this article is "Exclusive photos, video from Microsoft Store grand opening." Something isn't adding up.



    Think of it this way.



    If the site was instead called "Luftwaffe Insider" they would probably publish a lot of stories on Spitfires wouldn't they?
  • Reply 190 of 325
    dcj001dcj001 Posts: 301member
    The comments in the Microsoft Store Video were not yery complimentary.



    Here's a good response:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=rqRWYHGxpPc
  • Reply 191 of 325
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member
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    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    You mean the way the new MacBooks look exactly like the MSI Wind? ...



    I don't think they look exactly alike at all, you are stretching the truth here.



    On the other hand, thanks for the link cause it was worth it just for this picture.





    The doggie makes me want to buy the computer even though I know it's a POS.
  • Reply 192 of 325
    That's all they know to do, COPY APPLE



    What a bunch of sad people.....
  • Reply 193 of 325
    Wet bikini contest in the store. That might do it.



    'Car wash' style.



    Lemon Bon Bon.
  • Reply 194 of 325
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post


    I don't think they look exactly alike at all, you are stretching the truth here.



    On the other hand, thanks for the link cause it was worth it just for this picture.





    The doggie makes me want to buy the computer even though I know it's a POS.



    Considering that Wind came out long after the white polycarb MB first hit, the argument should be that MSI took cues from Apple, not the other way around.



    The Wind has full driver support for installing OSx86. It?s still a crappy netbook, but compared to the others in its class, it?s not that bad. Much better than the AcerAspire One with left and right mouse buttons on the left and right sides of the trackpad, not left and right side of the bottom of the trackpad. That was a dumb idea that tok them way to long to correct.
  • Reply 195 of 325
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I wonder how locked the PCs being demoed in the store will be locked down and if they will have internet access like in Apple stores. I don?t think there is any locking to the Macs in the Apple Stores, but think that Win7 will have to be locked down hard in order to prevent people from loading viruses.



    I am pretty sure that Apple stores have a very short black list of sites (porn etc.).



    They threatened to add Facebook to it last year, but I don't think they did.
  • Reply 196 of 325
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    Originally Posted by Mastersonics View Post


    That's all they know to do, COPY APPLE



    What a bunch of sad people.....



    if you look at the youtube comments, someone pointed out the m$ store looks like the bullring, UK apple store
  • Reply 197 of 325
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Considering that Wind came out long after the white polycarb MB first hit, the argument should be that MSI took cues from Apple, not the other way around.



    The Wind has full driver support for installing OSx86. It’s still a crappy netbook, but compared to the others in its class, it’s not that bad. Much better than the AcerAspire One with left and right mouse buttons on the left and right sides of the trackpad, not left and right side of the bottom of the trackpad. That was a dumb idea that tok them way to long to correct.



    Well probably "POS" is a bit of an overstatement given it's popularity, but I didn't like it at all. Too cramped, too slow, and a lot of other things too insignificant to mention here.



    Even though when you first see one you think how small and sexy the netbooks are, I've yet to pick one up that doesn't make me want to throw it at the wall inside of about ten or fifteen minutes even with OS-X installed.



    If it has windows, then it's more like two minutes.
  • Reply 198 of 325
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,511member
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    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    You're blending everything together. Microsoft would care less if Apple brought Dell. What does that have to do with anything. Also is MS bottom feeling when many Apple users install Windows via bootcamp? Are they also bottom feeding when 85% of all housholds with Apple computers also have Windows systems? Apple will never pass MS on anything. Even SJ had to break down and admit that a long time ago.



    A long time ago, SJ had to admit that it was either make a deal with MS and play nice or go out of business. On that, we can agree.



    What that says about the concept of "never" is debatable.



    Never is a long time, extreme.



    Thompson
  • Reply 199 of 325
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,511member
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    Originally Posted by Leonard View Post


    Wait till Apple sues them for using a rainbow colored logo.



    Apple dispensed with the romper-roomish rainbow colors many years ago. Where have YOU been?



    Thompson
  • Reply 200 of 325
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member
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    Originally Posted by kotatsu View Post


    I'm more intrigued by the insanely huge American flags in one of the shots. Is MS on some sort of super jingoistic GO-USA! charge or something? How odd.



    Sadly, it's like that everywhere in the US.



    They apparently don't realise the irony. The only other country ever to worship their flag so much was Nazi Germany.



    While it's a bit startling to us non-Americans, it's really standard procedure down there. In New York there are flags on the sides of buildings many stories high. Scary at best, but mostly just distasteful.
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