why the Windows 8 Phones don't have wi-fi ?
Since I'm a new user here, I'll explain a little about my expertise level. I'm a software packager. I started out with computers with DOS 2.0 or so. So long ago, I don't even remember the exact version. I started building and repairing PC's when having more than 2 active com ports was unheard of and a 10mb hard drive was the size of 10 Samung 7" galaxy notes stacked on top of each other. IRQ WHAT!!!!! These days I am a Windows Installer package creator.
That being said... I Picked up a new laptop today with Win8 on it. I've never even looked at it before. I fired it up and had this new unfamiliar screen in front of me. I started fooling around with it and it really wasn't terrible. I saw this new interface on Windows 8 and thought, "Is this it, No start menu?, ACK!!!" So the first thing I did was google, "Windows 8 start menu". WOW! F'ng incredible! Now I'm using the classic start menu. Problem 1 solved.
Immediately after doing that, I read the thing about only having to open 1 window open at a time and instantly thought, "Wait a minute, I think I just had more than 1 window open at 1 time. Matter of fact, if you Alt-Tab, you can see exactly what windows you have open. Pressing the windows Key brings you to your desktop where you can open as many windows as you desire. WTF is that duy talking about?
So yeah.. that report is a bit skewed. Now I haven't done much more than stream music and remotely access my work PC's via remote access but I will say this much; To me, it's not much different than Win7 and so far has actually added what appears to be a nice feature.
Is the average person going to figure out what I was able to figure out or am I not giving the average person a little credit. So many people I know can't turn the damn thing on, let alone figure out what ALT-Tab is.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to using this forum and hopefully learn something new and maybe help out if I can.
A few things I've checked and so far so good... Regedit, control, appwiz.cpl, cmd.exe, etc... basic stuff, and it's all there and it all works.
So far I'm happy.
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Near Field Communication
- Wi-Fi Channel bonding
- WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Qi Wireless charging
- WPA2 (AES/TKIP)
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that a completely new OS is going to be a tough sell for businesses until everyone adapts. A lot of folks love W7 and are uncomfortable with W8 for now, so naturally they will stick with familiar territory, which is W7. Given the fact W7 is one of the best, if not the best, OS on the market, why wouldn't it be a tough sell for businesses early on?
I can tell you right now, my guess is No.
"Look here is the new Start Screen. See how it puts all your icons all jacked up, and it's not easy to organize them?"
"Yeah, that's not very good, I think I will stay away from that, what else do you have?"
"Well, I have this over here....................
Again, blind leading blind.
Go back and read my other posts on this, This is exactly the stuff I was referring to.
Windows 8 is quite a different scenario. It doesn't add much in the way of dramatic new functional capabilities. It just adds this Metro start screen, and Metro app paradigm which making the PC act more like a giant cell phone. This works well with a few apps, but not many (e.g. detailed content creation apps). And it takes away some things the users had adapted to that worked well for them. As minute as the start menu on the desktop seems, it gives prior Windows users the impression that Microsoft is trying to force them away from something that worked well for them. And please, no analogies with horses and buggies. It's arrogant to assume that Windows 8 is all that much of an innovation. For the record, I don't hate Windows 8. I use it. I just end up on the desktop most of the time due to the type of work I do (content and software creation). Windows 8 just isn't all that. Sure it's sort of cool and different, but it takes more than that to be innovative enough to really be compelling to users in a big way.
BTW, I like Windows 8 more than I liked Windows Vista.
Ok,, Content and Software Creation, then you should know what MS is trying to do with Win8, if not, you need to go find out.
No one said anything about being innovative with GUI design, I am not a fan of the design and think they really messed up with how they could have run with this. The innovation is not the GUI, it's in the unification of the core.
The GUI can be fixed. And I say MS does need to fix it. I am on the Desktop 98% of the time as well.
Everyone stops at the GUI as the deciding factor. Get over it, it's not that bad.
So you tell me, whats the difference between running RocketDock or the Like and installing something like Classic Shell?
Nothing. And there are a lot of people out there that add their own tweeks to Windows all the time. This is nothing new.
Aren't Google Gadgets still around?,, ahh that's no big deal..... RocjetDock,, ehn, no problem.
"Holly geez mathelda maddness, I have to freakin do what for this lame OS?"
I ask,,, Really?
Everyone blames the GUI and just gives up there and goes off the handle. There is a lot more to Win8 then the freakin GUI.
I don't recall blaming the GUI for anything. In fact, I've said I have it, I've used it, and it's nice. It just isn't 'all that'. Just another way to organize program icons to click on in order to get the real work done. My primary claim is that Windows 8 doesn't have a lot to offer the user in terms of additional functionality. Not sure who your comments are addressed to.
Last edited by mbratch; 04 Jan 2013 at 10:09.
Good discussion here...