Which software would you get if you could get one for free

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by zanyspy_dude, Feb 20, 2008.

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Which one

Poll closed Feb 23, 2008.
  1. XP PRO

    21.7%
  2. Vista ULT

    65.2%
  3. Vista Buss

    4.3%
  4. frontpage 03

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. office sharepoint designer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. corel word perfect x3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. endnote

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. mathematica 6

    4.3%
  9. maple 11

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. spss 15 or 16

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. minitab 15

    4.3%
  1. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    Windows XP Pro
    Vista Ultimate
    Vista Business
    FrontPage 2003
    Office SharePoint Designer
    Corel WordPerfect X3
    EndNote
    Mathematica 6
    Maple 11
    SPSS 15 or 16
    Minitab 15


    So which one and why?
     
  2. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    Vista... before Microsoft got rid of those ultimate extras
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    vista ult. it's the most expensive of the listed products that I would actually use.
     
  4. Stemby

    Stemby Whoooose House? COOOOOOOOOOOOGS HOUSE!

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    Vista Business because it does everything i need. and screw the media center feature in ultimate.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Office 2007 Professional. It wasn't on the list, but that's what I'd want if I could have it.
     
  6. 1999TL

    1999TL New Member

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    Reading this makes me love that I have access to Office 07 for free and Vista Ultimate for $10.
     
  7. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Yea.. you're special...:ugh:
     
  8. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I can get access to most of them for free. :bowdown:

    Gotta Love being a CS major at a University.:wiggle:
     
  9. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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  10. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    i personally would go for Photoshop. while gimp is ok, it is still a little quirky at times.
     
  11. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    ^^I would have gotten photoshop if it had been on the list, lol

    I went with vista ult. Thanks for the input.
     
  12. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    ah, i take it this is a list that you were given to select off of. i was under the impression this was more of a theoretical exercise, though a strange list put together. given that the list was an actual list you were stuck with, i would have gone with vista ultimate as well.
     
  13. CodeX

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    Photoshop CS3 (already have it) - $1000
    Maya Complete 2008 (Have Maya 6) - $5000
    3D Studio Max 2008 - $3500
    Unreal Engine 3 developer licence - $750,000
     
  14. Swerve

    Swerve OT Supporter

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    CPanel, not on the list
     
  15. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I hate cpanel.
     
  16. The Weasel

    The Weasel Lakers, Packers, Flyers, Backpacking, Halo Crew OT Supporter

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    XP Pro with SP3. I really don't like Vista right now...I probably won't convert until SP2 comes out for it.
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You know, I think I've figured out what makes statements like this one first irritating, then amusing. You never just dislike something, nothing's ever a little annoying, you never simply prefer one thing versus another. You either love it or hate it. It's either gold or shit.

    The world isn't black and white dude.
     
  18. Silfx

    Silfx New Member

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    voted Vista ultimate, if it were on the list I would have gone for 2008 server X64.
     
  19. FartLighter

    FartLighter Resident Fart Expert OT Supporter

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    Mathematica 6 definitely. It's bitchin'. Microsoft is just begging to be pirated, otherwise I would say Windows or Office.
     
  20. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Dunno man, I'm straight and you're queer... seems pretty black/white to me. In fact it's served me alright in life, thus-far.

    If you're not first, you're last!
     
  21. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Unless there's also someone behind you. Then you're in the middle. I suppose you could say you're still losing, but that's a value judgement.

    Value judgements might be black and white, but the world being judged is not.
     
  22. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't have a problem with that view. In fact, I tend to take things that way myself.
    Which is why I tend to stay out of arguments with you on hardware.

    Look 10 years into the future, and you going with Fortron, PC&Power Cooling, Intel mobo, Lenovo, etc... You are going to have a few less snafu's than a lot of people will.

    But doing a bit of homework, knowing who's bombing and who's not, I can take the Gigabyte P35, the Antec case, the Antec True Power Trio that I know is made by Seasonic, the specific Patriot memory that is tearing ass in benchmarks, the Dell 24" monitor that even after prototypes is doing well for everyone, and at the end of that 10 year period of time have a pretty damned good track record.

    In fact, the only piece that I messed up big time on, was getting a Soyo motherboard a year after they went to shit. Remember, they were total badass for a while there. I don't know what happened to them, and I missed it when it did. But other than that, I can honestly say that I've been running a near perfect record on hardware selection, and it hasn't taken all that much homework to do so.
     
  23. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    soyo was always shit.

    The gigabyte board is "meh" at best.

    The antec case is :greddy:

    The antec psu that you "swear" is made by seasonic -- isn't. Antec licensed the design from seasonic. Antec still builds it. So they use a seasonic-designed pcb and chassis and then throw infamous antec-grade shitty components in it.

    That dell monitor is :greddy: That prototype-issue was just plain illegal.
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    yo mama!

    The Soyo Dragon was fucking unreal for a year or so there.

    And I'll take that :greddy: Antec case over a Lian li with those great high speed turbine 80mm fans, anyday.

    And Gigabyte meh? Negro please.
     
  25. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    bitch, please!

    unreal in it's horribleness, yes. I knew a guy that wouldn't stop sackriding those pieces of shit. I laughed soooo hard when it failed... TWICE. Third time around he got a MSI and shut the fuck up.

    :greddy: 80mm fans can be quiet if you do it right... But that's not the point, I prefer 120mm fans, too. That's why you choose the RIGHT case. LianLi does make cases with 120mm fans, ya know.

    Explain this:

    Intel makes the CPU -- the best money can buy, now.
    Intel makes thet northbridge -- the passion that brings it all together
    Intel makes the southbridge -- the soul that makes everything useful
    Intel makes the reference board -- the same reference board that gigabyte, abit, msi, asus, etc try to COPY

    Why the fuck do you insist on not using the Intel mobo? I mean common-sense clearly leads to Intel knowing how to fucking implement their own product. Not to mention that they have a two-decade-long track record of excellence in reliability.

    I mean 10 years ago you didn't use Intel boards because of cost. But now, they're the same price as any other enthusiast board. Save for some colorful PCI-E/DIMM sockets, Intel has the best boards.
     

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