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Is Windows 8 a failure ? Time to say bye, bye MSFT ?

  1. #11


    Never been to Heaven......
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    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    I as well like the new start screen (I hated it for a long time, but got used to it and find it much easier for what I use a PC for), My only complaint is that when I close an app it doesn't default back to it. I run dual screens so I have a fuctioning desktop on the other screen. I just wish it would default back to metro is all.

    Geeve

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Anyway I just talk for the fun of it, I'm not on the payroll of MS, so I don't need to like all their products. I try to be as neutral as I can with Windows 8, I'm not blind , I see the annoyances and I refuse to say it's acceptable when I know they was forced to us.
    I feel really sad, because I love computer, it's start in 1988 , since that time I loved about all the OS from any company. Windows 8 is not the only one with love and hate, if you look at Ubunty, the Unity don't make only happy users... where are our OS company are going ? Even Apple piss off everyone with the way they change connector on their iPad and Phone. Lionel the toy train manufacturer, will introduce a docking base for control a train layout, I told them , this base wil not be compatible with new iPad release, I told them to develop also for other tablets.


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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8 will be slow out of the gate, largely because the full strategy in place for Windows 8 won't mature until more RT and 8 tablets hit the market, and Surface Pro hits and more Windows 8 Phones hit.

    The combined app strategy will really pay off for those that buy into the complete ecosystem (much like people that own Mac's, iPad's and iPhones).

    Further, as compelling apps are created, people will buy into it because they want to run those apps. The Xbox glass app is a great example of this starting.

    Come back in a year and ask this same question.
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  4. #14


    As a system itself it's not badly done. There are definitely decisions they should have thought through. Visually they should have went with a middle ground like google or previous versions of zune desktop software so it wasn't overtly flat but instead more 2.5D. Overall they've made things difficult for desktop users. It's not impossible to learn but if they had made better decisions there wouldn't be much learning involved because it would be much more obvious.
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  5. #15


    Never been to Heaven......
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    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    @ area: No hard feelings here at all. I know what your saying, Unity pissed me off for awhile but like windows 8, I got used to it. Same with the Gnome 3 shell outrage. Once some updates came out and third party devs got to it, it's not bad at all. The thing is this is going to be how it is and all anyone can do is learn it, accept it and move on. You can find what moves you and works for you and go with that as well. There are options is all I am saying....

    That is a cool little set up!! I would imagine they will develope for other platforms, they would be remiss to not. wouldn't be worth it to them not to. I imagine they put the i version out first, like most companied do.

    Geeve
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    let's not forget that Windows 7 was not adopted by corporate world too fast either, in my place I remember even with XP, peoples was saying they will wait to see if it's stable. But Windows 8 , peoples have other reasons this time to not switch to it, I have never see so much frustration about a new MS OS and this is not good.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    let's not forget that Windows 7 was not adopted by corporate world too fast either, in my place I remember even with XP, peoples was saying they will wait to see if it's stable. But Windows 8 , peoples have other reasons this time to not switch to it, I have never see so much frustration about a new MS OS and this is not good.
    The writing is on the wall , isn't it ?

    It's about TOUCH this, SWIPE that, and Microsoft was WiZE to see it, and focus on it.

    This isn't rocket science people.

    The new OS is sexy, vibrant , colorful and very useful and those who have the funds WILL get touch devices, trust me on that, it's obvious, fun, engaging and people love it. It's interactive, and people will adapt because of it. They have their tablets/phones on the go, and their touch device based PC's at home. It's IS the future. Like or not, but it IS the future No btw, I do not work for Microsoft, I simply LOVE my WP7 device, threw android out the proverbial window when I got it ( Samsung 4" display) and never looked back for one second, and Im loving windows 8 PRo utterly and completely. Yes, there were things I got used to, but I loved the change , and Im sure other will follow, given some time. Rome was not built in a day, just ask Apple.

    Windows 7 Is still there for the boring side of things, and for everyone else , for most people that just surf, read email, look at their pictures and listen to music on their PC'c/tablets etc. there wil be win8 . THIS IS wonderful.

    cu
    lee
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  8. #18


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    While touch-screens are fine on a phone or tablet, they do NOT suit a desktop/big laptop.

    Fortunately, Windows 8 is perfectly useable without it.

    I'm using a mouse/keyboard, and have NO trouble doing everything I did in W7.

    I have installed Classic Start, however, but do use the Start Screen as well.

    They do actually complement one another....

    No, I didn't like Win 8 at first, but I put that down to the fact that the DP was
    rubbish to the point of unuseability, and Nvidia driver issues (since sorted).

    All I want now, is a 3rd-party app to replace Aero. They had that just right
    in the CP, and should have stopped there.

    But nooooooo (apologies to Danny Kaye).
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  9. #19


    Helena Al
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Most people here are system savvy but to the average CPU user if you change everything than there will be a slow curve to adjust to new ways (I'm in the group in some ways) So I don't see a big rush from any of my peers to switch over even when I tell them its cleaner and faster. i think we will see a slow progression as some others have stated if the Tablet and phone do well you will see the computer follow. And Business is always slow unless you give them big cost benefits. And New computer sales are way down so that will hold it back too. I have a 36" monitor so touch screen is not what I need on a PC, it's speed and easy access to everything and most of all no crashing ..which I have already run into on some programs..so time will tell.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Touch does not automatically mean Touch Screen. There are several ways to use touch in Windows 8 without a touch screen. For instance, you can get a Logitech TouchPad, which gives you full touch support in a graphics tablet like interface.
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