OK, understand. Nice for tablets but a Pita on a desktop with a mouse.
I don't want a tablet. You are a fan of Mint. I loathe Mint. I find UNIX systems cumbersome and a bore.
I think Windows 7 is an aging dinosaur. I wouldn't use it or any flavor of UNIX.
I'm not saying its not a pita for you, I am sure it is.
I don't use stuff that is a pita.
Thanks for letting me have my own PITA.I'm not saying its not a pita for you, I am sure it is.
Markets go where THEY want to go -- businesses can push and strive to nudge (or even co-erce) them into directions they THINK the market OUGHT or WANT it to go but it doesn't happen -- Markets are fickle unpredictable institutions that do what THEY want to do.
Anybody who even slightly thinks OTHERWISE should certainly stay away from any sort of Stock trading or any other sort of trading --and you can see the past is littered with a whole slew of products that logically had a possibly great future but just never made it whereas a load of inferior products did for example the whole VHS vs BETAMAX thing in the days of Videotape, or Minidisc vs Cassette tape or even CD. SACD also hardly got passed the drawing board but fairly poor quality music via Ipods etc ruled the roost.
Blu Ray Discs also are living on borrowed time as Internet downloads at decent video quality become increasingly more available.
If the market doesn't like windows 8..1 or future releases it won't succeed - if the market likes it it will. This isn't really about innovation per se but whether Ms can continue to make money in what is essentially a mature and stable - possibly even a decreasing market.
How do I know...? Maybe, because as I've said, they advertise the RT ui approximately 700% more than the explorer.exe ui for Win8? In one 8.1 product advertisement page I saw recently, a total of eight monitor screens were imaged, one after the other, in serial fashion, from the top of the page to the bottom. The first seven screenshots of 8.1 featured touchscreens and the RT ui; the last image at the bottom featured a *gasp* computer with a real mouse and keyboard and a nice big monitor--showing--those ugly tiles again, of course...
And you ask, "How do you know?..." Psshawwww.... (open your eyes, look around!)
Instead of asking me silly questions--why not dig up a link in which you can point me toward a Microsoft ad for Win 8 that shows a desktop festooned with shortcuts instead of tiles, and quotes a Microsoft employee explaining to the world at at large that all of those colorful tiles are "optional" with Win8. I'll await your link with interest. I've yet to see a single ad of that description--which is why it's plain to me that although the garish tiles are optional in truth, people won't be discovering that information from a Microsoft source, unfortunately. It'll come from their own experience, or from other users' comments on the subject. In a perfect world, Microsoft should be advertising *both* ui characteristics for Win8--it'd help their sales tremendously. Alas, such is not the case.
As far this 8.2 rumor is concerned--I'll believe it when I see it....
I already answered your last question: I prefer 8.1 because under the hood 8.1 is simply better than Win7. Under the hood = underneath that awful tile-based ui. Again, if you have a touchscreen--the tiles are fine--great even, because they are designed for touch-screens, pudgy fingertips, relatively small screens, low information, big fonts, etc. If you don't own or want a touchscreen, like me--the tiles just get in the way. That's it.
About Classic Shell....*golf-clap*.... Ah, I have finally gotten an opinion out of you...! Great! How can I disagree with your opinion? It's your opinion, but not mine, obviously. You don't like Classic Shell and want to spend money buying inferior software--be my guest! It's a free country...
Look, I think we've both carried all this a bit too far, don't you? It doesn't bother me at all if you don't share my opinions, because I might not share yours. That's nature of opinions as the old saying goes--like armpits, every one of us has at least one...