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

  1. #221


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by koymik View Post
    Oh dear...another guy's point of view of something he is actually not using.

    good point .....


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Yes, same here, I don't have touch screen , windows 8 works fine in Desktop environment.


    Fine ? I will say it work. but since I remove the hot corner I can say it work fine now
    Good for you but I like it as it is

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  2. #222


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Optizap View Post
    If you add gadgets to windows 7 and use Chrome Web Store what does that give you - Windows 9 ?

    I don't fallow your reasoning at all.
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  3. #223


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    Windows 7 - Linux (Ubuntu & Zorin) - XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KarterJK View Post
    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.
    Karter ... this isn't ZDNet. Let's not get into calling names, OK? Mystere isn't being a "fanboi", he's expressing his opinion about how he likes Win8. I'm not a moderator, but if I were I'd toss you off here for being that rude.

    -Max
    If you look at the entire posting, Mystere directed a statement specifically to me. I only responded to him with my opinion.
    If you look around, you will see that Mystere seems to have a divine opinion about almost everything. Me I only responded to 2 threads and was taken to the carpet.

    I didn't realize the term "fanboi" was name calling... if it is then my apologize to Mystere. He just sounds like one to me IMHO, if it looks, sounds and walks like a duck, it must be a duck. Besides if he can have an opinion then so can I.

    To get back on track,

    I would like Windows 8 to be good, I just happen to think its a lead balloon. I usually work with many windows at one time, editing photos, email, website development etc. And i find Windows Eight very, very tedious and simply makes my job harder. There are some things I like about it, but, it would be a rainy day in hades I would chose it over Window 7 for my scenario. But hey for tablets and such its a great little toy.

    It also irritates me that I would have to pay extra for Media Center, there are only 2 reasons they would do this. To make more money and to phase it out. I am tired of not ever being able to depend on Microsoft. Since, 2002 Windows has been slowly stripped of original software add-ons. It grows and grows and grows, but does less and less and less. Remember XP I think it only took 10MB to install (loaded with useful tools), and now we are up to 20GB LOL, what a joke

    I have been around before there was such a thing as a PC... stuck with MS all these years, and I am telling you this thing is nothing more than a TV Advertisement to sell little add-ons. Productivity and usefulness, no longer have any meaning in the New Microsoft Corporate structure. In My Humble Opinion.
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  4. #224


    Helena Al
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    I hear ya Area 66, it was just an option but I know their option sounds like we just broke it..now deal with it and unistall stuff that should already work..go figure..huh.

    What next...reinstall Windows 7. I am almost to that point but I will give them some time to get it together.
    Maybe Bill G. need to get involved and kick a little butt, I know Microsoft is better then this. I don't mind innovation but you better make a solid product that people will want to use.
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  5. #225


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Optizap View Post
    If you add gadgets to windows 7 and use Chrome Web Store what does that give you - Windows 9 ?

    I don't fallow your reasoning at all.
    Well I imagine a windows 9 with Window 7 Desktop functionality. The app store would have as many apps available as the Chrome Web Store. You would be able to turn the app store off to free up windows resources for office desktop use. You would be able to synchronise your apps on any platform of your computers eg XP,7,Linux,Android- like Chrome can through an extension sync to an Email address or by using dashboard. As for Tiles, you could put them anywhere like gadgets.

    To give credit where it is due I really like the Tile Interface, I just wish google had thought of it first given patent restrictions. Maybe they might cut a deal to use it for Chrome Web Store ? I think as a paid for extension to Chrome it might generate more revenue than Windows 8 itself given the amount of platforms Chrome can reach.
    Last edited by Optizap; 21 Nov 2012 at 06:30. Reason: typing error
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  6. #226


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by KarterJK View Post
    If you look at the entire posting, Mystere directed a statement specifically to me. I only responded to him with my opinion.
    If you look around, you will see that Mystere seems to have a divine opinion about almost everything. Me I only responded to 2 threads and was taken to the carpet.
    You were "taken to the carpet" because you made gross, general sweeping statements that are provably false.

    Windows 8 is *NOT* unusable with a keyboard and mouse. Many people are using it as such, and enjoying doing so. I personally find it easier to use a keyboard and mouse with it than a touch screen. It's fine to express your opinion, but stating your opinion as fact is simply going to cause more arguments.

    Notice that I said "I find". That's a statement of opinion. You said " you don't have a touch screen/pad it is extremely difficult to use", which is a statement of fact.

    Windows does work perfectly fine without a touchscreen. That is a statement of fact.

    People that use Windows 8 every day know this. You, by your own admission, do not even use it. Yet somehow, you think you can categorically say that Windows 8 is unusable. So please, space me the lecture about a "divine opinion". Use Windows 8 full-time for a month, without installing anything that reverts it back to Windows 7. And then I'll take your opinion on how useable it may or may not be. Until then, you're brief encounter with Windows 8 is not enough for you to base any reasonable judgment of it.

    There are *MANY people who have posted in this forum that initially hated it, but after using it exclusively have come around. Universally, everyone that says they hate it has not USED it for any length of time.
    Last edited by Mystere; 21 Nov 2012 at 15:39.
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  7. #227


    Helena Al
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Click image for larger version I think Microsoft rolled the dice and thought it would be the best of both worlds but for Company production on a P.C. people are shying away. They had a program separate called "Courier" but their now fired leader shot it down and decided to combine the system Microsoft "Courier" secret tablet - YouTube Will they survive I'm sure they will but I think they are scrambling to figure out the next move when PC sales show a huge decline instead of incline. We will see. I'll keep working with it crashes and all and hope future fixes will follow.
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  8. #228


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Courier was actually an early prototype idea, which became Surface. It simply wasn't doable yet, either hardware wise or software wise (the hardware would be extremely expensive, two full-sized tablets basically, and Wacom digitizers for the detailed pen interfaces, probably > $2000 for such a device as of today).

    That video is from 2009, when Windows 7 was released. Sinofsky had been in his job for > 2 years at that point. So it wasn't a new head coming in and killing it.
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  9. #229


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't get the purpose of Courier though. Seems cool, but just strikes me as a digital notebook nothing more. THAT'S more or less the decision that killed it. It can't email. And OneNote already seems to do what most of the purpose of Courier would had been.
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  10. #230


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    You were "taken to the carpet" because you made gross, general sweeping statements that are provably false.
    Followed by:

    Universally, everyone that says they hate it has not USED it for any length of time.
    No comment is necessary.
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