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I have yet to meet anyone in person who actually likes it

  1. #141


    Why "not constructive"?
    We spent hours explaining in detail what we think is wrong with w8. What should be changed. IMO it's constructie to do so.
    Accepting eerything as is and sayign "ok, it's like that now. It's the new OS" this, would be not constructive.
    We also say what we like when we like it. This too is constructive. But MS should listen to criticisms.
    When you read the same negatie comment about a precise point from many different users across several forums, IMO it's worth MS paying attention to it.

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  2. #142


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    Microsoft will not listen to your criticisms. They haven't done so with Office. The ribbon is still there. Still no way to go back to the old menus.

    Going back to the old way is not in Microsoft's business plan.

    Even if they might listen, nobody that can make a difference would be reading this forum. You can complain until you're blue in the face, but they are not going to change this. This decision has been made, and they won't be going back.
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    that may be true, but that doesn't mean they won't do a version for business that doesn't have metro.

    lets face it they don't need or want it, microsoft should face that fact as well, business is not interested in that ui it makes no sence at all.

    considering the largest buyers of microsoft products are business owners be products from their dynamics range to server based software you piss off that market and they don't have a market.

    and can you honestly say you would want metro in the work place? be realistic as well, there is no point in defending something that just would not be welcome in the work place, easy access to all of those distractions.....facebook crap twitter instagram all on apps they would have on their start screen....just no not in the workplace.
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  4. #144


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    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    that may be true, but that doesn't mean they won't do a version for business that doesn't have metro.

    lets face it they don't need or want it, microsoft should face that fact as well, business is not interested in that ui it makes no sence at all.
    Where did you get the idea that businesses don't want or need Metro? You do realize that many "businesses" develop software, right? They develop their own apps. Metro is a very simple and easy system to develop for. In fact, my company has over 2 dozen apps in development right now. For Metro. And they're not going to be in the Windows Store. They're for internal and partner consumption.

    You seem to forget that there are a broad array of businesses out there, and many of them are a good fit for metro apps, particularly if they're using tablets.

    You seem to have a very specific idea of what Metro is, and you think it's just games and weather apps. It's not. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you might realize there is a point to it after all.
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  5. #145


    DeLand, FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Where did you get the idea that businesses don't want or need Metro? You do realize that many "businesses" develop software, right? They develop their own apps. Metro is a very simple and easy system to develop for. In fact, my company has over 2 dozen apps in development right now. For Metro. And they're not going to be in the Windows Store. They're for internal and partner consumption.
    Hey Mystere,

    I'm curious. How is your company going to deliver the Metro apps even across your organization? I spent a little time looking at the development model and was of the impression at the time that the only delivery method was through the Microsoft App Store. The development system was supposed to prevent delivery any other way. You can't just "install" a Metro app like you can a click-once deployment, etc. Have they provided a different delivery mechanism that I had not heard about?

    -Max
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  6. #146


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    I wonder of people who don't like the start menu understand a few simple things. Firstly, it is easy to uninstall or unpin any of the default Metro apps. Do they know how easy it is to get to the Desktop? Just click the icon in the upper left. View all applications installed? Just right click on a blank area and go to the icon in the lower right. Now, does this look familiar? It should, because it is arranged just like the menu you saw when you clicked the old start button. Want to add your most commonly used programs to the new start menu? Just right click on any of the program icons and look at your options at the bottom, one of which is to pin to the start menu. Very short learning curve to get used to the Windows 8 Start Menu.
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  7. #147


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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    I'm curious. How is your company going to deliver the Metro apps even across your organization?
    It's called Side-loading.

    How to Add and Remove Apps
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  8. #148


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    "I have yet to meet anyone in person who actually likes it'

    You found him.

    Jeff
    That would have merit if you personally know the OP. As a Belgian, do you know the OP from Oregon USA?
    True Ray,

    my mistake.....

    Jeff
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  9. #149


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    actually these days since nearly everyone under 25 seems to have 2,000,000 "Virtual Friends" on Farcebook etc and positively ZERO PHYSICAL Friends the original sentence might be true -- as the OP said "Actually met "IN PERSON".

    So it could be that while the statement is "Factually Correct" it's actually totally meaningless as far as the REAL popularity (or otherwise) of Windows 8 is concerned.

    As an extra -- Windows 2012 server (code based on W8) can operate in Metro mode (you have to enable "Desktop experience" at install time) but why on earth would anybody run a Server in Metro mode. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #150


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    I'm curious. How is your company going to deliver the Metro apps even across your organization?
    It's called Side-loading.

    How to Add and Remove Apps
    Ahh, OK. Good. I had hoped MS would provide that capability. Otherwise it would have been really tough to even consider Metro in a Corporate environment. Thanks.

    -Max
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