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I believe Win 8 is going to be another Windows Vista

  1. #221


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8 looks like it was designed by FISHER PRICE!

    and Windows XP was designed by Disney, uh huh, we have hear it before.


    Win 8 offers nothing of value to desktop users.

    Yes it does, people just refuse to see it.

    Could Win8 be better? Yes.

    Does it work now? Yes.

    Is the Metro interface perfect? No. Usable with Keyboard and Mouse and actually have a use? Yes.

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  2. #222


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Windows 8 looks like it was designed by FISHER PRICE!

    and Windows XP was designed by Disney, uh huh, we have hear it before.


    Win 8 offers nothing of value to desktop users.

    Yes it does, people just refuse to see it.

    Could Win8 be better? Yes.

    Does it work now? Yes.

    Is the Metro interface perfect? No. Usable with Keyboard and Mouse and actually have a use? Yes.
    No Window8 was not designed by FISHER PRICE it was designed for FISHER PRICE. The metro ui runs in a VM for tablets and tablets are kids toys that is why you cannot multitask in the metro ui. APPS for the tablets can only run in metro not on the desktop. The motive for Microsoft to force you to use metro is because it is a full screen ADD to buy a tablet.
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  3. #223


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Tanzanos, I'm going to take it your in the under 30 crowd. Because if you were around when Windows was originally introduced you would know this so-called Start Menu is nothing more than a fancier version of Windows 3.x. Tiles/Icons it's ALL apples and oranges to me.
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  4. #224


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Windows 8 looks like it was designed by FISHER PRICE!

    and Windows XP was designed by Disney, uh huh, we have hear it before.


    Win 8 offers nothing of value to desktop users.

    Yes it does, people just refuse to see it.

    Could Win8 be better? Yes.

    Does it work now? Yes.

    Is the Metro interface perfect? No. Usable with Keyboard and Mouse and actually have a use? Yes.
    Thank you!
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  5. #225


    C'mon, folks. Let's show some emotion in these posts.

    Such passion. Over an operating system???

    We get it. Some people don't like it. Some people do. Different strokes for different folks, and all.

    I certainly hope it is lethargic to rant anonymously on a public forum. Otherwise, pharmaceutical companies may be big winners in the Windows 8 introduction.
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  6. #226


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by wpcoe View Post
    C'mon, folks. Let's show some emotion in these posts.

    Such passion. Over an operating system???

    We get it. Some people don't like it. Some people do. Different strokes for different folks, and all.

    I certainly hope it is lethargic to rant anonymously on a public forum. Otherwise, pharmaceutical companies may be big winners in the Windows 8 introduction.
    I guess you meant "Cathartic"? ;D

    But anyway, some people (myself included) need to spend a majority of their waking lives living inside the UI of their OS. These things can be EXTREMELY important for day to day (minute to minute) work efficiency...

    Also MS monitors this and other large forums. With any luck, they will pay attention to post release feedback, though it may be only after the $$$ start dropping like a stone.
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  7. #227


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That's a silly argument. Vanilla Coke was a flavor that was added in addition to classic coke. It was not intended to replace classic coke. A better comparison would be New Coke, from back in the 80's. It's still considered to be one of the worst product changes in history. And time will tell whether or not this is that case, however according to Microsoft's telemetry data, it seems that most users are getting along just fine.
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  8. #228


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The overall big picture...
    ...through rose tinted glasses.
    I suggest you take your blinders off and put some glasses on. I believe the "present future" of computing is before our very eyes. I feel Windows 8 is an ingenious model far beyond anything Apple, Google, or anyone else could possibly develop. Others simply do not have, or ever will have the talented and creative personal that MS has.

    Microsoft has made lots of mistakes in its time, just like Apple and any large corporation, none of them are infallible. There is no doubt that the Modern interface is half baked through lack of flexibility of the Modern interface in a desktop environment.
    Yes, no one or any company is infallible. MS has no doubt made some mistakes through the years as we all do. I feel Microsoft has made no mistake here, though. "that the Modern interface is half baked through lack of flexibility of the Modern interface in a desktop environment", I feel, is your unsubstantiated viewpoint and opinion. It may not fit your needs or workflow, but that doesn't mean it's "half-baked" as you state.

    Incidentally, there is no "desktop" pertaining to the new Modern interface. I'm sorry you view it that way. It is completely independent of the Win32 desktop environment. The traditional Win32 desktop, which presently takes 2nd place to the Modern UI, is presently only a portal of the new interface, which is there to run Win32 legacy programs. I think it to be MS's business plan to introduce the Modern UI and to preserve the Win32 desktop so as to run legacy programs for a time. I see it as being the best orientation of the new and the old.

    You and others clearly like the change, but simply because you like it, doesn’t mean that everyone should like it. I notice that you keep defending Windows 8 from any criticism, but never address legitimate points that people raise, always preferring to justify what Microsoft has done. This sounds exactly like Apple's approach for recent failures, until they had to call Mea Culpa.
    I never claimed that everyone should or would like 8. I feel that if it doesn't fulfill one’s desires, one should simply stick to a prior OS or other OSs. Choices still exist for now.

    They are legitimate points to you. Again, I think it is of your opinion. I don’t see them as being legitimate. They are unsubstantiated to me. As Mystere has stated and as I agree, all the complaining of what you and others think that are flaws or lack of choices isn’t going to change MS’s decision to keep steady on their course. I believe it is deeply embedded in their business plan, which I think also involves a certain time span for the user to become familiar to the change.

    I don't see how I do, nor do I need to defend 8. I think it stands quite all right on it's own. Show me a direct defensive statement of mine and I’ll correct it. I try my utmost to write using statements like “I think”, “I feel”, and/or “I believe”, which are preliminary statements to introduce my personal perspective and/or opinion so as not to personally attack others or try to make them feel as such.

    Mea Culpa? Is that a California priestess that hears Apple employees' confessions?

    If Microsoft does the same, then Windows 8, and anything following, is going to suffer because of the sour taste left in people's mouths. The people here are the vocal minority, don't lose sight of the silent majority.
    I believe MS is making no mistakes as others possibly did. Again, their Windows 8 model is far, far superior to what others would ever attempt to develop or have created. To me, MS has always been quite a creative company seemingly on the leading edge. I think there plan in introducing 8 and creating an environment to eventually become familiar across all devices is a rock-solid one.

    Enough time here....Gotta go....Too-a-roo for now .....
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  9. #229


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Of course what I'm saying is my opinion, it's not something written in stone. But that opinion is also reflected in other people's comments. Once again, all you're doing is expressing a different opinion.

    All Windows 8 has done is introduce a different looking start menu that takes you to apps that you have no ability to view and use, other than on a single screen. No ability to re-size, no ability to use re-sized, no ability to move about, no ability to use dual monitors. That, of course, is just my opinion.
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  10. #230


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    BUT Mystere NEW Coke replaced Original Coke! How soon those Pepsi lovers forget.
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