I gave him $10,000 and told him to take 9,999 of his mates with him for the crime of telling pathetic jokes.
Then there was the story of the Icelandic man who installed central heating in his igloo and when it "burnt" down, (melted), tried to claim it on insurance.
Jimbo methinks the cold in your igloo has affected the brain cells mate. Or was it one too many blubber juices?
Last edited by Mustang; 30 Jun 2013 at 03:43.
In terms of efficiency Winy7 GUI leaves W8 for dead. The most M$ can hope for is the most efficient Tablet GUI. But compared to Win7 it's chalk and cheese.
Sure horses for courses, but give traditional desktop users the course they want ... and keep Metro for those who want it.
But no, Mighty Mouse M$ know what's best for us. Yeah, in ya dreams!
Last edited by Mustang; 30 Jun 2013 at 03:45.
If W8.1 is a wild success, then MS will keep pushing tablet GUIs onto everyone's PCs.
If it bombs like W8, then a lot of people will lose their jobs (hopefully only upper management) and MS will give up on it and return to a more traditional GUI.
You can create a local account, but as yet I have not been able to create an Admin account (apart from the MS one), only 'user' accounts..
Not much use to me, so I stayed on the MS account. I'll play around with it some more when the setup is complete (well, the OS and some programs are installed, but there's still lots more to do).
That last one is important. Did you know that Windows must meet legal requirements for disabled users? That means providing high contrast themes for those with color blindness or cataracts.. That means providing API's for screen readers for the blind. That means making the user interface work better for people with poor motor skills.
The change to the start menu was not 100% driven by tablets.. there were many other factors, such as the fact that the start menu became unusable after a certain number of applications were installed, and the fact that it was difficult to navigate by people with motor control issues. Tablets were another reason, of course, and was key in defining the way the new start screen was designed, but the move away from the old menu was something that would have happened regardless.
The old start menu is dead, and will never come back (officially) from Microsoft, and no matter how much people whine or complain, it won't change it. They have many reasons for ditching the old menu, and some of them have legal repercussions.
The fact is, Microsoft can't "listen to the customer" because for every customer that wants A, another customer hates A. So saying that listening is a sign of respect just doesn't understand how customer service actually works.
I do notice that if you use the Metro UI to change the user to Administrator, I get "an error occurred". But if you open up the Manage Accounts applet from control panel, you can do so without a problem. this is most likely a bug. It also does the same thing if you try to change from Administrator to Standard.