You completely miss the point.
You completely miss the point.
I was talking about the fact that with all the experience and examples that abound now with the likes of Android tablets and how they work, why not provide similar, easy, access to all the device controls? Many people complain that device settings and the like are difficult to find in Windows 8, whether the same applies to Windows 7 is irrelevant, we are talking about a new OS, a new paradigm.
It should be easier to use, not more complex. And I'm not talking about tech savvy users, but those whose tech skills are very basic, if not non-existent. There should have been one single tile in the start screen that was for settings, just like in Android, and that took you to a page that revealed everything. Is that too difficult to imagine?
Ok, I see... you were talking about the new paradigm and continuity between devices.
Well, I withdraw from this topic because I have no portables at all and have never used one.
Probably not because Windows 8 is not a phone or tablet.There should have been one single tile in the start screen that was for settings
Just so there's no confusion, my 50 pound cooler master Intel Asrock computer is not a phone or tablet.
Touch capability, but I don't need it. So I guess I don't need the features of a phone or tablet on my home system.
I have a touch device, however, a touchpad, and it is awesome. Prefer my massive Kensington trackball.
As a side note, I see touch on a non-touch system, as an available option. It is not mandatory. It fits what new tech is for sale. Touch is ok, but I will not be needing to use it.
But then again, I prefer the touch UI for mouse and keyboard as it brings a different approach.
I am signing off to watch a movie. good night.
I still find it amazing that it's around high noon in Australia and after 10pm New York - Boston time.
To continue wildly off topic, I have been looking at Unity - that is the ubuntu attempt at one size fits all (or none - depending on your point of view ).
I was surprised to find it is remarkably good at what it sets out to do. Not ideal for the advanced user - but that doesn't matter as they supply different UIs for advanced users.
For the average user or slightly beyond, it does the job fine even on a non touch desktop.
I'ts a very interresting observation since it's often computer illiterates who are paranoiac about the shut-down button while this is a win95/98 legacy. When hit the physical button was a sin, redempted only by scanning the hard drive.Originally Posted by CokeRobot
Until Vista any PC had to go througha computering procedure before shuting down properly. XP even launched its unfamous endless updates. (it was the most absurd invention on XP: starting updates when you want to shut down the computer!)
On 7, yes you can just sleep it, close the lad if you are on a laptop or hit the moon button on the keyboard if you are on a desktop.
Yet, an On/off button (a circle with a little vertical bar) is missing on keyboards for desktop PCs. Or when it's there it has, at least in my case, the same effect as sleeping which is useless since there is the moon button just next. Maybe others have succesfuly turned off their PC with the keyboard's On/off button, but this feature should be generalized IMO.
The physical button is often out of reach when located on a tower (In my case the tower is in another room, behind a wall).
And this button has the advantage and the disadvantage of bypassing all software operations, turning the power off the MoBo directly. In such a case, you are not presented with an option to save unsaved work if any, even if the OS would handle cold shut down perfectly.
The advanatage is that you can restart if the computer freezes. Had the physical button the same effect as the virtual shut down button, it would not allow to restart in case of serious trouble.