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  1.    26 Mar 2014 #21

    Hi there
    I like the fact that loads of these "Mini PC's" come without an OS at all -- I'll bet a lot of the Bloatware providers HATE this trend.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       27 Mar 2014 #22

    Articles headline calls it a Collapse ,and the word was change to a Decline in the rest of the article[what I read of it] ,300 million + units sold in 3 or 4 years ,if that's a collapse then I think most things we use on a daily bases are in trouble
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       27 Mar 2014 #23

    Computers are just a fad, I thought everybody new that. :wideyed:
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       27 Mar 2014 #24

    alphanumeric, post: 21149, member: 152 said:
    Computers are just a fad, I thought everybody new that. :wideyed:
    Yeah. I'm glad I got rid of mine. I had to reboot the damn thing every time I sent it down a flight of stairs!


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    Ok, so graphics isn't my thing.
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       29 Mar 2014 #26

    MilesAhead, post: 21160, member: 195 said:
    Yeah. I'm glad I got rid of mine. I had to reboot the damn thing every time I sent it down a flight of stairs!


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    Ok, so graphics isn't my thing.
    I find you have to push them though or they stop half way down. It almost seems they have got bored. I tried throwing them straight to the bottom of the stairs but it was slightly unsatisfying both for me and (presumably) the metal spring.

    EDIT: Now I'm thinking, does this observation help when considering computer operating systems. If you shove Windows XP (as a spring) does it tumble all the may to the bottom? Does windows 8 sit on the second stair and sulk?
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       29 Mar 2014 #27

    What scared me was I opened the case of a custom build I had someone do for me. Where one would expect the power supply, that spring was sitting there.

    Not only that, but when I tried to copy and paste in Explorer the CD door opened and this brown putty was in it.

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       29 Mar 2014 #28

    does your putty bounce? I'm sure mine did when I was a kid...
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       29 Mar 2014 #29

    adamf, post: 21462, member: 112 said:
    does your putty bounce? I'm sure mine did when I was a kid...
    Yeah. But the downside of bouncing is it picks up dust. Makes it tough to get a clean copy.

    But I'll say one thing. It did morphing way before computer software.
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       29 Mar 2014 #30

    funny stuff ,I have actually seen 1 or 2 over the years brought into repair shop I sometimes help out at .that were down over quite a few stairs and the guys actually thought they could be fixed ,it was the women that tossed them that knew they couldn't .lol
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