A Primer for those remedial “I can’t (insert complaint here) on my Surface” people

Ok. This is going to be short because it’s a really easy concept. In the Microsoft Surface family, the ones intended to be laptop/desktop replacements are the “Pro” devices.

You can install whatever apps you like from the Windows Store on anything in the Surface family. However, if it doesn’t say “Pro” in the name then it won’t allow you to install any DESKTOP software except for an exclusive handful of things in the Microsoft Office suite.

If you want to install desktop software (like alternative web browsers) then you should select a Surface Pro.

Simple.

Take notice, however, that this is BETTER than what you get with either iPads or Android tablets; you can’t install ANY desktop software at all. PERIOD. You can’t install the desktop version of ANY browser. AT ALL.

Simply put, the non-Pro Surface devices are meant to compete directly with their iOS and Android counterparts. They all offer about the same physical specifications.

If you want to get mad at someone do it at Google as they have been actively hostile towards any competing Microsoft product since day one. Ask them why they don’t create an RT version of Chrome. The same can be said of Apple and Safari.

Stop posting ignorantly because you are cheap and also didn’t take time to do your research or read the product card in the store. Like the person in the attachment. The only possible argument that *MIGHT* (and I stress might) keep this person from being a complete ID10T is if the salesperson told him/her the wrong thing. And I doubt that happened.

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A Primer for those remedial “I can’t (insert complaint here) on my Surface” people

Blockbuster Express, you officially suck starting Nov. 8th…

I finally took the time to read this email from Blockbuster Express… and what it’s telling me is that unless I want to rent an old and dusty DVD (which in 99.9999% of all cases I don’t)  I might as well get my movies on Pay-Per-View?!?

#EpicFail. #YouJustRemovedAllIncentiveForDealingWithTheKiosk. #YourSelectionWasPoorAtBestAnyway.

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” BLOCKBUSTER Express will launch an easy, $3-$2-$1 pricing structure on November 8, 2011:

For the first 28 days, new releases on DVD (our Hot Movies) will be $3 plus applicable tax. After 28 days, Recent Releases on DVD will be $2 plus applicable tax for the initial night. After 90 days all movies on DVD will be $1 plus applicable tax for the initial night.

Hot Movies and Recent Releases carry our In-Stock Guarantee.

Additional nights are only $1 plus applicable tax – even for Hot Movies, Recent Releases and Blu-ray movies.

For movies on Blu-ray, simply add $1 plus applicable tax to the first night’s rental charge.

With our $3-$2-$1 pricing structure, we are able to bring you the latest releases, with our In Stock Guarantee, as well as offer hundreds of movies for only $1.

When you want a new release, we’ve got the movie you’re looking for. Our Hot Movies and Recent Releases carry our In-Stock Guarantee. So, if that movie is out of stock when you want it, you’ll find instructions on the movie detail page on how to text us for a promo code for a discount off another rental.

Remember, we’ve still got hundreds of movies for $1. Sign-up for an online account at http://www.blockbusterexpress.com to get a $1 movie night on us.”
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Seeing as how I didn’t buy my expensive TV and Blu-Ray player to play DVDs I believe that, for 99.9999% of all cases, you just lost a previously ridiculously loyal customer. Way to go guys!

#WhoeverTalkedYouIntoThisNeedsToBeFired. #Period.

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Blockbuster Express, you officially suck starting Nov. 8th…