Wednesday, October 31, 2012

8 is Enough! (Day 1 of 8)


We promised an "October Surprise"and even though Halloween is over we will deliver just in time. It's not what you are expecting, no Aladdin4D 6.0 news unfortunately. But you already knew that right? Just before the end of October Windows 8 launched for phones, tablets and personal computers. So for the next 8 days (not in a row) we will be discussing why you should not upgrade or buy Windows 8 on any device. Windows 7 does the job well so we are not sure why this Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde OS even came out.

It attempts to be a kind of jack of all trades and succeeds at none. It uses a tiled interface that has failed on Windows Phone for over two years. Now since that has been a complete failure Microsoft has chosen to force their Windows customers to adopt the same interface that was already rejected on phones. It's a risky venture and uses the Windows customer base as pawns to extend Microsoft's Apple envy. Maybe they don't have a choice. Apple is worth over half a trillion dollars now and the iPhone alone is a bigger than Microsofts entire business. We knew in 2007 when we took over the destiny of Aladdin4D that Windows would slowly fade into obscurity. That's why we promised to never sell Aladdin4D for Windows way back then. What we did not know is Microsoft's greed would make them force customers to leave Windows in droves. That is what Windows 8 is doing to their market. If you currently use Windows 7 and are happy please continue. That OS like XP works pretty well and does the job if you need to run Windows hardware/software. Please don't join the Win8 experiment/horror story. That devil coming out of a small software box will harm customers for years to come. Windows reimagined into your worst nightmare.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Surprise!

While it's not 100% Aladdin4D related we do have an "October Surprise" coming up before this month ends. Stay tuned if your interested. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

AmiWest 2012 Specials

Several customers/members of Amiga.org have asked what our AmiWest specials would be. To be honest we hadn't originally planned to have any this year. But to provide good customer service we will have a few until AmiWest 2012 has ended. Some of you know Aladdin 4D 5.x for AmigaOS was offered for the price of a DVD movie before it was discontinued on October 5th, 2012. That offer ended so we can't offer it again but to make customers happy we will be offering Aladdin 4D 5.x for AmigaOS Instant Download for the price of a Bluray movie. If you want to combine a Lifetime Membership to Amiga.org and A4D together you also get the benefits that membership brings and support the Amiga.org site. AmiWest ends on October 21st, 2012 and so do the specials below.


Aladdin 4D Instant Download for the cost of a Blu-ray movie

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Aladdin 4D Instant Download for the cost of a Blu-ray movie + Amiga.org Lifetime Membership

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If your looking for more information about AmiWest 2012 please click on the links below.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lamp


Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.


Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha