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June 2012 Retro Gaming Article


June 4, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

SmartGlass sounds interesting, but I don't allow Microsoft products in my house

Microsoft's SmartGlass sounds like an interesting option if it really works with enough devices that have the horsepower to do something useful with it.

Burnt toast from Microsoft Windows toaster

Apple Logo Toast Aside from MS Office, I don't let Microsoft's invasive, spyware attracting products into my home. I'm pretty indifferent towards their offerings and associated terms of use. I find my life is easier by ignoring their products whenever possible. Of course there's always that person who insists on sending me a docx file, not knowing I'd have been just a happy to get a PDF.

Their Windows Phones have been largely ignored by the public and it often surprises me how successful they've become since buying their way into the video game industry. As someone who greatly enjoys movies, I'm not sure I want to watch an epic flick on a large hi-def TV and then compress that scenario into a tiny cell phone screen despite the Neat-o factor of SmartGlass. I guess the bottom line is Microsoft has never created a product that I felt would benefit my world to the point at which I'd make a purchase. Above all else...

I'm fairly certain a toaster running Windows would ruin toast in the blink of an eye.

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