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Windows 8 is not bad and everyone is overreacting

  1. #11


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by username00 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    I actually like Metro or whatever it's called. I really like the LIVE tiles. I get weather forecasts, email, calender, sports scores, news, twitter posts, facebook newsfeeds, traffic...etc all on one screen. In Windows 7 I would have to open a tab for each one in a browser and click in and out to get the info I needed or have a bunch of sidebar gadgets all over my screen. For me it's the best of both worlds. The beauty of it is that while I'm working on the desktop side, I'm only one click away from all of that information or vise versa.

    I like the charms menu also. The search part especially. It does take some getting use to. After double-clicking on icons the last 20 years it's refreshing.

    It took me 20 hours to get my free key for Media Center. That shouldn't have happened since "no one" uses it according to Microsoft.
    I guess my biggest gripe with the charms menu is the shortcuts that I don't ever use... devices, start, search. I do like the settings shortcut but don't like the change pc settings menu. With that said and my other few dislikes I still see this OS as a good change and improvement over W7 and won't be going back
    We are so used to having an OS that we can customize to our own individual needs it's almost shocking that Microsoft would limit customization. As much as I like the "Metro screen" the desktop side is where I get any actual work done. Until they have comparable apps I don't see myself spending more time than I do on the desktop.

    It's just a guess but Windows 9 or 10 will probably not have a desktop mode.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    It's just a guess but Windows 9 or 10 will probably not have a desktop mode.
    People still use XP and 32bit versions of their OS. A classic desktop mode won't go away until all of the software that people actually use daily is rewritten. I don't forsee these "classic desktop" apps going away for at least 5-10 years.
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  3. #13


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    It's just a guess but Windows 9 or 10 will probably not have a desktop mode.
    People still use XP and 32bit versions of their OS. A classic desktop mode won't go away until all of the software that people actually use daily is rewritten. I don't forsee these "classic desktop" apps going away for at least 5-10 years.
    True especially on the business side. Companies have spent a fortune on software specifically designed for their needs. You can't just start from scratch again.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by username00
    I don't think MS was overreacting, I think it was more of a typical business sales pitch
    Oh no! no no no! You should read what MS reps wrote on their blogs and in the press 6 months ago! The message was very clear: ****Use Metro Or Die!****
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike
    I actually like Metro or whatever it's called. I really like the LIVE tiles. I get weather forecasts, email, calender, sports scores, news, twitter posts, facebook newsfeeds, traffic...etc all on one screen.
    You use all this! Geez...! But fine. The technology already existed to get all this (internet besed content) summed up on one screen but it was never developed outside a web browser. You could already have Active Desktop back in W98 times. For some reason nobody used it but me. But it was developed on some one-click-gets-all websites such as Yahoo!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    It's just a guess but Windows 9 or 10 will probably not have a desktop mode.
    People still use XP and 32bit versions of their OS. A classic desktop mode won't go away until all of the software that people actually use daily is rewritten. I don't forsee these "classic desktop" apps going away for at least 5-10 years.
    True especially on the business side. Companies have spent a fortune on software specifically designed for their needs. You can't just start from scratch again.
    You can and should start from scratch. Do you really want your bank to be running an old ass XP core that is geriatric and redundant in 2012? Businesses need a fresh start. Its 2012 and not 1999.
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  6. #16


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    I do remember Active Desktop. Back then I was using Pagemaker and Corel Draw and needed all of the RAM and processor I could get. And with dialup the internet wasn't that reliable. Compuserve, Prodigy, AOL...those were the days!
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  7. #17


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ivy8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    People still use XP and 32bit versions of their OS. A classic desktop mode won't go away until all of the software that people actually use daily is rewritten. I don't forsee these "classic desktop" apps going away for at least 5-10 years.
    True especially on the business side. Companies have spent a fortune on software specifically designed for their needs. You can't just start from scratch again.
    You can and should start from scratch. Do you really want your bank to be running an old ass XP core that is geriatric and redundant in 2012? Businesses need a fresh start. Its 2012 and not 1999.
    If you can afford it and it makes good business sense.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 7
    Win 8 Pro


    [QUOTE=Fredledingue;132247]
    Quote Originally Posted by username00
    I don't think MS was overreacting, I think it was more of a typical business sales pitch
    Oh no! no no no! You should read what MS reps wrote on their blogs and in the press 6 months ago! The message was very clear: ****Use Metro Or Die!**** [quote="kcmike"]

    lmao now that I think about it maybe they did say that
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  9. #19


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by ivy8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcmike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    People still use XP and 32bit versions of their OS. A classic desktop mode won't go away until all of the software that people actually use daily is rewritten. I don't forsee these "classic desktop" apps going away for at least 5-10 years.
    True especially on the business side. Companies have spent a fortune on software specifically designed for their needs. You can't just start from scratch again.
    You can and should start from scratch. Do you really want your bank to be running an old ass XP core that is geriatric and redundant in 2012? Businesses need a fresh start. Its 2012 and not 1999.
    To be honest, I would rather my bank ran a z/OS system that used proven, tested applications originally written for MVS systems. Sure, rewrite the front end to keep up with the latest fads, but professionally written operating systems build on the successes of the past.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    i remember when windows vista was come out, every body hate windows vista. but windows 8 not as bad as windows vista in my opinion. so i agree with TS.
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