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LOLMicrosoftstore?

Headline: Microsoft Planning to Open Most Exciting Retail Stores Ever! (punctuation mine):

It looks like Microsoft is planning to take a page from Apple’s playbook, with rumors of plans to open a number of retail stores dedicated exclusively to Microsoft products. It’s not clear what that will entail exactly, but I’m guessing there will be a big focus on Vista.

Gizmodo artist’s rendering of what the new stores will look like:




Seems to me he forgot something, though:


(Via Amazon Currents)

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4 thoughts on “LOLMicrosoftstore?

  1. Oh boy! I can’t wait to run right out and buy a Zune! Yeah! That’s the ticket!

    Sheesh. Two years, guys. In two years, I buy an Apple, and ditch Windows only machines forever.

    You read it here first.

  2. Come to the Dark Side, Randy…

    Actually, you may not have seen the comment I left at Bill’s a week or two ago regarding the laptop I recently installed Ubuntu on — or rather, my friend Jeremy did it for me — but I have now planted my feet in the Linux world too. And I have to say, I’m liking it a lot. So I’m no longer exclusively a Mac geek myself, although OSX remains my first choice.

    And I can promise you, after having seen so many of my friends go this route, that you’ll absolutely despise OSX for the first month or so — after which you’ll wonder what the heck took you so long to switch. No, Apple isn’t by any means the cheapest option out there in pure dollar terms. But it’s worth it, if only for not having to worry about malware, viruses, and such-like. Sure, the day may well come when we do. But it ain’t today, it probably won’t be tomorrow, and that’s something in and of itself.

  3. I’ll make an admission right here that I advise the non-techies I know to stop anguishing over trying to keep 6 year old PCs running and go buy a Mac…

    As for me, I know enough bargain shop and swap out hardware when needed.

    When Jobs allows me to buy the hardware I WANT, I’ll buy his OS…until then, he can kiss my furry butt with his tongue hangin’ out.

  4. Mike – I had no idea…Knew you were on the Mac tip, but wasn’t aware you were playing with teh linux boxen. Yeah, Ubu is a great introduction…I’ve been blissfully free of M$ products in my house for years now, and am a Unix admin at work; so I rarely, if ever have to touch a windoze machine.

    Steeper learning curve, but far less damaging to one’s mental health in the long term.

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