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Windows 8 - What do you think?

View Poll Results: What do you think of Windows 8

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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #141


    Orlando, FL
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Developer Preview


    It is great on my Samsung Slate. I like the Metro "thing." The Metro menu slides smooth .. feels like my iPad. would like to pretty it up though.

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  2. #142


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Seems to me like the olden days when internet appliances came out. (Iopener, Apple Newton, etc.)
    And now with these computer devices unlike the past ones Microsoft sees something that will make a
    serious impact, and as with those internet appliances I'm onboard again. BTW anyone interested in buying my old iOpener?
    LoL
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  3. #143


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by schmebay View Post
    It is great on my Samsung Slate. I like the Metro "thing." The Metro menu slides smooth .. feels like my iPad. would like to pretty it up though.
    I hear you and this is all great for tablets. But let's have a good perspective on this. Tablets are not the place for a heavy and demanding computing experience. This is where you briefly check some email, read a book or a magazine and watch a brief video. Should we surbordinate a very robust OS to these tasks? I think not. In addition, why do so while degrading the desktop experience? It seems bizarre and counterproductive. In my opinion, this is one of the great upcoming disasters in computing.
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  4. #144

    Hmm


    Microsoft announced it was porting Windows 8 to ARM chips in a bid to unify the desktop and mobile versions of the operating system.
    Source: Windows 8 and the ARM Revolution: The Pros and Cons | PCWorld
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  5. #145

    Hmm


    Microsoft announced it was porting Windows 8 to ARM chips in a bid to unify the desktop and mobile versions of the operating system.
    Source: Windows 8 and the ARM Revolution: The Pros and Cons | PCWorld
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  6. #146


    I believe all the below may had been mentioned before, but I just skipped a dozen or so pages.

    I've just booted back to Win7 after playing some hours on the Win8 and the Metro UI. The OS itself feels like... a regular Windows. I did not noticed big improvements whatsoever against, let's say, Win7.

    However, this Metro UI... If anyone ever joked about Apple's Launchpad, well, Metro UI is a way poorly Launchpad implementation. I may be suspect saying this, as I do own a couple Apple products and I got quite used to their UI. But IMHO Metro is confusing. Don't get me wrong, I believe it has lots of potential, but right now is more lame than usable. Everything is so big (on a 30", 2048x1536 display, where I expected input texts and buttons to be scaled, they are all huge!). Maybe if I used it on a tablet my feelings may change, but on the desktop, this is going to turn out a fiasco - bigger than Windows ME.

    I did liked the ribbon bar implementation on Windows Explorer, makes things on par with other Microsoft apps (notably Office 2010). And I could not test more, as both Socialite and Tweet@rama (or whatever it was called) is somewhat buggy - first not even logging on, the later partly working.

    I loved that details screen which pops when you do move over Start menu - with the clock, wireless and some more details. They could add some more details over there, like weather (maybe I did not found how to add).

    All in all, there is still plenty of work to be done. I, again, think it is too early to call Metro UI a "positive approach to a desktop revamp".
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  7. #147


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 & Windows 8 & Linux & XP


    I like Windows 8, but you can tell it's made for tablets. I can't really see how it will work for PC's.
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  8. #148


    Quote Originally Posted by AndoidOS View Post
    I like Windows 8, but you can tell it's made for tablets. I can't really see how it will work for PC's.
    It will surely be good for both kind of devices, but I think that the UI may have to be adequated to each one.
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  9. #149


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 & Windows 8 & Linux & XP


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AndoidOS View Post
    I like Windows 8, but you can tell it's made for tablets. I can't really see how it will work for PC's.
    It will surely be good for both kind of devices, but I think that the UI may have to be adequated to each one.
    Hopefully...
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  10. #150


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AndoidOS View Post
    I like Windows 8, but you can tell it's made for tablets. I can't really see how it will work for PC's.
    It will surely be good for both kind of devices, but I think that the UI may have to be adequated to each one.
    Well, a peculiar use of English!! I am sure that you meant "customized".

    However, Microsoft would not do this. It cannot do this. The two major reasons for the Start Screen are

    (a) Condition desktop users to the Metro-style interface. They can then go and buy Windows tablets and smartphones. This Pavlovian experiment would not work if there is a different interface or the current one (god forbid) on desktops. Actually, one can see evidence of this Pavlovian experiment working in this forum. I do not know who the "genius" was at Microsoft who devised it, but kudos to him. Steve Balmer's ass depends on it.
    (b) Make money selling Metro-style (full screen) apps. Of course!!! The suckers will simply flock to the new paradigm. If the old interface was utilized, you can do all the things you need to do with desktop gadgets. Microsoft has killed virtually all of the desktop gadgets because it needs the money from the Metro-style apps. (Go check, most of them are gone!!!)

    So, without intense user pressure and the threat of the whole Windows edifice collapsing, Microsoft is not going to make any changes and it would not make the Metro-style screen optional on the desktop (or customize it in any way). My guess: The Start Screen may be optional in the "Enterprise Version" of Win8 for which MS would want $300 for a single license (for suckers that do not have volume purchasing agreements). This would discourage typical users from buying it and installing it.

    So, one is left with the totally laughable idea of a Start Screen as an overlay in a windowing OS running brain-dead, "full-screen" smartphone type of apps!!!Hurray, this is the future of Windows!!! Ridiculous!!
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