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by Revcb 07:19PM Tuesday Jul 12 2011

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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Tulsa, OK

"Granted, I pay $5 a movie..."

Granted, you're an idiot.

While I agree that Netflix has a huge problem, I really hate pundits who parrot the content extortionist position that we all need to pay tons of money for their "content".

It's gonna be awfully cold in hell before I'll pay $5 each for a "streamed" movie or TV show.
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Donut

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Romulus, MI
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Re: "Granted, I pay $5 a movie..."

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ARG....... is that a new movie I see. Because thats what the RIAA is pushing people to do. Good job guys.
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88615298
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West Tenness
Yep people talk out of their asses. Just like the complainers here how Netflix is ripping them off with the price increase then say things like they're going to rent form Apple to Amazon which charge PER MOVIE.

His notion that the shipping part of Netflix makes money is a joke. One DVD at a time from Netflix is $8 a month. OK even getting a discount form the USPS they're still paying a couple of dollars per DVD if not more to be shipped. If I rent 4 movies a month that's the entire $8. Not to mention the cost of the movie itself and all the other expenses like storage, envelope costs etc etc.
Kearnstd
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Netflix being 16/mo for both is not that bad. its only $1 more than a WoW subscription.
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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Yes, requiring Net Neutrality would be so "burdensome"

... NOT.

Can you be any more sold out? Morally or otherwise? Nope.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Forced obsolenscence...

Microsoft revs dump-XP campaign, says 'time to move on' [computerworld.com]
MS drops support for XP, leading other companies to do the same, then says "See, you should upgrade because nobody is supporting XP anymore."

They don't care about users, all they care about is forcing people into their latest cash-cow, Windows 7. Their entire business model depends on forcing people to re-buy essentially the same thing over and over. If people don't buy Windows 8, their whole plan falls apart. So they will do everything in their power to cram Windows 9 down everyone's throat whether they want it or not. Who cares if it's got more bugs than all the previous versions of Windows combined, they need for people to buy Windows 10. And who cares that the system requirements keep going up or that there are serious incompatibilities with older software? Windows 11 is the best thing to ever happen to computers! So go out and buy your copy of Windows 12 today!
chimera

join:2009-06-09
Washington, DC

Re: Forced obsolenscence...

Microsoft keeps a pretty well established support plan for their products, they extended Windows XP's window of support well beyond this range because Vista proved to be a bust, but Windows 7 isn't, it's actually a step forward on pretty much every level. Just like Ubuntu doesn't still support version 1.0 you can't expect Microsoft to keep supporting a decade old product that they retired two years ago forever.

If you aren't a fan of this model, there are plenty of other operating systems out there for you to use. At which point your complaint shouldn't be directed at them for releasing new versions of their product, but for having deals with large retailers so you can't buy desktops without paying for at least some version of Windows on them, even if you plan to have your business run entirely on some flavor of Linux.

Also remember that Microsoft makes the vast majority of their profit for wholesale licenses to businesses and OEMs, both of which come with a built-in upgrade path. A Windows Vista VLC purchased within one to two years of Windows 7's release also provided licenses for Windows 7 in most cases. Likewise most home users only upgrade their operating system when they replace their computers and since Microsoft doesn't change anything more for the newer operating system that means you're still not being charged more for the newer product. So this isn't a huge cash grab. It's about them trying to stay competitive in a rapidly advancing field by ATTEMPTING to improve both the user experience and the administrator experience.

Now if you want to use your argument feel free to replace Windows with Office and hardly anyone would disagree with you. Then there is the issue of setting arbitrary versions such as Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate / Enterprise in an attempt to soak up more revenue, but that isn't about releasing new iterations of Windows. That's it's own issue.

r81984
Fair and Balanced
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Im glad this is the only way the shitty IT people will upgrade computers to Win7. XP64 is horrible.
At my work all the computers come with win7 and they clone them to XP64, what a joke, but yet all the IT workers have Win7.
Win7 runs smoother on any computer.

I still think microsoft should support win 3.11, how dare they force me to upgrade. I can't find a driver for my usb wifi adaptor.
Anyways just because microsoft no longer supports an OS does not mean you cant use it. It only means stupid people should not use it as microsoft will not help them.
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chimera

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Washington, DC

Re: Forced obsolenscence...

When I worked in IT that really got under my skin as well. Windows 7 runs smoother than XP, gives better reporting tools, is easier to image, offers far better protection than malware and supports some really nifty group policy features that make it easier to manage in a domain environment. Yet some companies still just image everything with XP... it's a shame.

r81984
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Re: Forced obsolenscence...

and use the same easily crackable windows admin password on the clones, lol. It took me a few minutes to crack the password from the sam file (LM hash FTW, LOL). I just cannot understand the incompetence of IT professionals sometimes.
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88615298
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West Tenness
said by Rekrul:

Microsoft revs dump-XP campaign, says 'time to move on' [computerworld.com]
MS drops support for XP, leading other companies to do the same, then says "See, you should upgrade because nobody is supporting XP anymore."

They don't care about users, all they care about is forcing people into their latest cash-cow, Windows 7.

XP is 11 years old. Should MS and everyone still support windows 95 too? Windows 7 is MUCH better than XP and the sooner people upgrade the better.
They said 1000 days. That will give you over 2 1/2 years to move on. By then windows 9 will be out.
Kearnstd
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People have had plenty of time to move away from XP, Sure Vista was the Windows ME of the NT Kernel generation but Windows 7 is a truely well made OS(even for Windows).

you cant expect a software company to keep supporting the original software for decades.

Windows is not like a Car and there is no benefit for keeping your 2000 model year operating system when there is a clearly superior version out.
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Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Re: Forced obsolenscence...

said by Kearnstd:

Windows is not like a Car and there is no benefit for keeping your 2000 model year operating system when there is a clearly superior version out.

Unless you count the fact that you might not be able to use all of your software and hardware on it. Not to mention that even if the program does work, they broke the configuration of a lot of programs by not allowing them to write to their installation directories. Then there's the way they completely changes the UI around, to the point where average users get lost trying to find features and options that were easily accessible in previous versions. For example, how do you get WMP to load a file that isn't associated with it? Just go to the File menu and select Open. Oops, there isn't a file menu! There also doesn't seem to be any way to access My Documents other than through Windows itself. Attempting to use a file manager to access the documents directory produces an access denied error. Plus, small portable programs which you used to just be able to unpack and create an icon for, now have to be placed on another partition or in the root directory of C, because you can no longer directly access the Program Files directory (at least I couldn't find any way to do it, even as Administrator).

Oh, and if W7 runs so much better than XP, why are the system requirements higher? What's the performance like when you install it on the average XP system?
chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

thousands threaten to quite netflix

»technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20···t1=43001

r81984
Fair and Balanced
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Katy, TX

Re: thousands threaten to quite netflix

It is funny what $6 does to people.
Their DVD plans got cheaper and their streaming is the same price, but now you have to pay a little more if you want both.
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88615298
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Re: thousands threaten to quite netflix

said by r81984:

It is funny what $6 does to people.
Their DVD plans got cheaper and their streaming is the same price, but now you have to pay a little more if you want both.

yep people are dumb and Netflix would be more than happy to see 1 DVD at a time people quit using their service.

DeSublime

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Re: thousands threaten to quite netflix

I hope to see Netflix fail because of this, its a jackass move... I'm moving to Amazon for streaming and RedBox for DVDs, it will save me money in the long. I can count the number of times I held on to a DVD from Netflix for far to long making it non cost effective.
GraysonPeddi
Grayson Peddie

join:2010-06-28
Tallahassee, FL

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I will keep the Netflix streaming option (Amazon Prime might be a good alternative, but I will not be in it with too small of selections that are available) and will go with Redbox for DVD rentals.

Update: Me and my mom cancelled subscription to Netflix. For me, I'm tired of getting only stereo sound out of my home theater 5.1 surround system. To me, it's not worth watching good movies without surround sound. I cannot afford PS3, though and I don't want an external box for streaming Netflix movies. My alternative is RedBox and maybe websites (CBS/A&E/NBC/ABC) if they stream TV shows over the Internet.
Plus, there's YouTube and maybe there might be other online entertainment options that might become available in the future. Well, who knows?

I think I might want to start doing some exercising, since "Circle K" (W. Pensacola Street) and Walgreens (W. Tennessee Street) which have Redbox are 1.8 miles away. That will change as soon as I move almost toward the center of Tallahassee (somewhere among N. Monroe Street, as I currently live near Tallahassee Community College.
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Re: Forced obsolenscence...

They said 1000 days. That will give you over 2 1/2 years to move on. By then windows 9 will be out. Lets move on folks. Win95 will be for sale on the Antiques Road Show soon.