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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bham4ever View Post
    Making headline news now...
    Early adopters of Windows Phone 8 hardware are complaining that it reboots at random, up to several times a day, and that they're not being offered any prospect of a quick fix.
    The complaints relate specifically to the HTC 8X and, to a lesser extent, Nokia's Lumia 920, with Windows Phone 8 locking up or randomly rebooting on both devices for no discernible reason. Forum users on Microsoft.com and WPCentral have been gathering examples in an attempt to narrow down the problem, but with limited success.

    I already said they will have to fix a lot of things related to crashing and graphic problems before this will be a stable new operating system that people will trust them
    It's difficut to understand how the richest company in the world, the world's largest monopoly with immense power and resources, can do things so bad once and again. It is a total disaster in every single area.

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  2. #202


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Oh dear.

    That isn't going to inspire confidence.
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  3. #203


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    LOL at the video bham4ever linked. 4m 45s - "How did this get past testing?"

    Windows 8: It's Almost Not Terrible - YouTube
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  4. #204


    Helena Al
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    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    You may laugh... but the general public see's it that way . And even though I am running Window 8 there are a lot of bugs and crashing problems.
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  5. #205


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL at the video bham4ever linked. 4m 45s - "How did this get past testing?"

    Windows 8: It's Almost Not Terrible - YouTube

    lol, this is the best review I see until now.
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  6. #206


    Helena Al
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    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Looks like they all came out with the hammers today.

    US usability guru Jakob Nielsen has rubbished "disappointing" Windows 8, savaging the Microsoft OS's signature Live Tiles and its complicated gestures.
    "On a regular PC, Windows 8 is Mr Hyde: a monster that terrorises poor office workers and strangles their productivity."
    Microsoft's Live Tiles have "backfired" with "hyper-energised" tiles that have far too much going on, according to Nielsen. He got 12 novice and expert Windows users to try out the new OS and they couldn't recognize which applications were represented by which tiles.
    "I understand why Microsoft likes the marketing message of 'One Windows, Everywhere'. But this strategy is wrong for users."

    All I can say is I have always been a Microsoft Operating systems backer and Windows 7 Ultra came out strong and innovative but gave us the tools we needed with a solid build. Windows 8 has not shown me that to this point, not saying they can't update it and make it better and more solid..we will see.
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    Windows 7 - Linux (Ubuntu & Zorin) - XP


    What I am wondering .... how many people that are responding to this post are actually using Windows 8? I'm not...

    I don't dislike Windows 8, but if you don't have a touch screen/pad it is extremely difficult to use. Most people I know have desktops, and I see no reason why they would upgrade to Windows 8 from 7. Just doesn't make sense.
    XP -> Vista -> Windows 7 that makes sense.

    In my opinion, Microsoft has gone downhill since 2002, not that their ideas are bad. It's just that they are implemented very poorly. With Chrome OS, Android, Apple and even Ubuntu (linux distros), there are a lot of choices out there that aren't Microsoft.

    I think they should have made Windows 8 desktop the startup with the Metro application as 2nd and allowed you to choose how you want to start it up. It is going to be a tough sell for them.
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  8. #208


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is completely not true. Windows 8 works fine without a touchscreen, using only a normal keyboard and mouse. In fact, I find it easier to use with a keyboard and mouse than Windows 7.
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    Windows 7 - Linux (Ubuntu & Zorin) - XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This is completely not true. Windows 8 works fine without a touchscreen, using only a normal keyboard and mouse. In fact, I find it easier to use with a keyboard and mouse than Windows 7.
    and I simply think you are a fanboi...

    Look around you, listen to what people are saying...I am happy you like it, I don't hate it, I just don't find it efficient, I think they should have left the start orb. But thats just me. I don't have to buy it or use it. I certainly, won't tell people to run out and buy it.
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  10. #210


    England
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit


    Oh dear...another guy's point of view of something he is actually not using.
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