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This is the Windows 8 target customer set

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    This is the Windows 8 target customer set

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    This is the Windows 7 target customer set


    Windows 7 user - I can't leave the desktop

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    I need my nested hierarchies
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Windows 7 user - I can't leave the desktop

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    I need my nested hierarchies
    If it were only nested hierarchies it would not be an issue. It's the potential trend to go from Windows that can be customized, resized and placed anywhere, to metro apps that run full screen, and have extremely limited resizing and repositioning options.

    When I am using WIndows 8, after pinning to my desktop and taskbar, I rarely ever see the Start Screen. And I pretty much NEVER use any metro apps. All classic desktop. Therefore, I fail to see any reason why I would want the start screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's the potential trend to go from Windows that can be customized, resized and placed anywhere, to metro apps that run full screen, and have extremely limited resizing and repositioning options.
    It would be hard to make an accurate estimate of how WinRT will be made more compatible with traditional usage routines. Why introduce new technology that is not an improvement?

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    When I am using Windows 8, after pinning to my desktop and taskbar, I rarely ever see the Start Screen. And I pretty much NEVER use any metro apps. All classic desktop. Therefore, I fail to see any reason why I would want the start screen.
    There is literally no need for the SS unless one wants to use it for whatever reason. All apps is more important. If you do not want it at all, then I would hazard a guess and say that 1 click or simply pressing enter is probably too much work.

    It would be illogical for MS to provide a bypass of what they believe is a wonderful thing - a great feature.
    This is Windows 8. To say that it is an awful thing, is derisive and unproductive.
    You don't need Windows 8.

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    It would be illogical for MS to provide a bypass of what they believe is a wonderful thing - a great feature.
    We''l see in a year whether their beliefs are any good. When we were at the same stage with Windows7, there was a lot more enthusiasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It would be illogical for MS to provide a bypass of what they believe is a wonderful thing - a great feature.
    We'll see in a year whether their beliefs are any good. When we were at the same stage with Windows7, there was a lot more enthusiasm.
    I was never a part of that enthusiasm... never cared much for Windows 7... never bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It would be illogical for MS to provide a bypass of what they believe is a wonderful thing - a great feature.
    We'll see in a year whether their beliefs are any good. When we were at the same stage with Windows7, there was a lot more enthusiasm.
    I was never a part of that enthusiasm... never cared much for Windows 7... never bought it.
    You missed a very good system. No wonder you like W8 - viewed from XP it may be progress.
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    It is an awful thing.

    I hope it bombs.

    It might not, the general public might not notice what it is about. It isn't fair to expect them to be constantly on their guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It isn't fair to expect them to be constantly on their guard.
    Yes it is. ID theft is always something to be concerned about, but I have no problem getting out my secured debit card to buy apps. Buyer beware. It is about a desktop OS combined with a phone OS. I like that. I like phone apps on my 24 or 37 inch lcd. My desktop is not mobile and I have no smartphone or tablet. I like some of the apps. The desktop is awesome as well. Unless touch technology bombs, unless smartphone technology bombs, there is no chance 8 will bomb.

    I understand there is evolving technology that uses cloud based services requiring monthly fees. There are also evolving security technologies that would make it safer. Many business and employee activities are mobile and cloud based services are designed to enhance usability from anywhere. I pay my ISP fees, heating, electric, property taxes, auto insurances, excise taxes all into the cloud or online... also buy stuff from online retailers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It would be illogical for MS to provide a bypass of what they believe is a wonderful thing - a great feature.
    We''l see in a year whether their beliefs are any good. When we were at the same stage with Windows7, there was a lot more enthusiasm.
    Agreed, I'm very much waiting in anticipation to see what happens here.
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