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

  1. #211


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


    Not stating an opinion when concerned about an issue is akin to not asking a question when not understanding something. There is no stupid opinion, just as there is no stupid question. Attempting to denigrate people for expressing an opinion about something they do not like, and backed by clear examples, is merely an attempt to stifle debate. Stifling debate is the tactic of those who know they are wrong and argue for their own personal reasons.

    And that Forbes article is just one of many opinions about the success, or lack of, Windows 8. The debate will go on and unless Microsoft picks up its game, it'll be game over for them for a long time and may even severely erode/destroy their desktop hegemony.

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  2. #212


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    I guess, everyone will just have to agree to disagree. I have yet to hear a compelling argument as to why the OS is better sans start menu, or why start screen and start menu cannot co-exist. Having asked the question why they omitted the start menu, the best answer I have received is that 'no one would use the start screen if they had the start menu available to them'. Again, I find that answer to be very telling.
    Yes, it's telling about the user. If all you've ever eaten was dog food, you might find steak to be not to your liking. If someone offered you steak or dogfood, most would choose the dogfood every time because that's what they know.

    I liken it to beer. Lots and lots of people will choose Budweiser or Miller despite having a plethora of other, and far better selections available. But they grew up with the swill, and that's what they prefer.
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  3. #213


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    My point in posting the thread though, is that I have yet to talk with anyone who likes it. I work in IT, and talk with a lot of computer users. One would think that by now, I would have talked with at least one person who actually likes it and yet this is not the case.
    Same boat here. No one likes it except some of the regular posters on the Windows 8 forums. There is an I love Windows 8 thread titled "So Here We Are. . . " that reads like a paid for ad from the Windows 8 damage control team. https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...o-here-we.html it's a good laugh to read it if you do so with the thought that they were all paid to post that.

    I like coming to this forum just to confirm that my initial assessment of Windows 8 is shared by others (quite a few others). Like so many others have concluded, this is another failed version of the Windows OS.
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  4. #214


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Yes, it's telling about the user. If all you've ever eaten was dog food, you might find steak to be not to your liking. If someone offered you steak or dogfood, most would choose the dogfood every time because that's what they know.

    I liken it to beer. Lots and lots of people will choose Budweiser or Miller despite having a plethora of other, and far better selections available. But they grew up with the swill, and that's what they prefer.
    You are once again being condescending and insulting to anyone who has a view that differs from yours. It seems that because you like the way Windows 8 is presented, everyone else is wrong if they disagree.
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  5. #215


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Please. I'm not being condescending. I'm pointing out the logical fallacy that just because most would choose something doesn't mean that the something is better, it's just what they're used to. I'm not saying it IS or IS NOT better, i'm just saying that the logic is flawed in that statement.

    And you're the one that has been stating that Windows 8 is broken as fact. So you shouldn't be throwing stones in your glass house.
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  6. #216


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Please. I'm not being condescending. I'm pointing out the logical fallacy that just because most would choose something doesn't mean that the something is better, it's just what they're used to. I'm not saying it IS or IS NOT better, i'm just saying that the logic is flawed in that statement.

    And you're the one that has been stating that Windows 8 is broken as fact. So you shouldn't be throwing stones in your glass house.
    You are not pointing out any logical fallacies. It's patently clear from posts and blogs across the Internet that users are frustrated with the Windows 8 user interface. They are not disputing the functionality of the user interface for tablets and the like, but are strongly against it for desktops etc. So your fundamental premise is that everyone else is wrong because you disagree with the majority.

    I have merely been stating that the Windows 8 user interface is flawed and, once again, that is confirmed by the vast number of comments across the Internet. Twist, squirm and argue as you may, you can't avoid the fact that it's becoming a universal theme of discontent.
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  7. #217


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    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Look what happened to Apple when they removed Google maps and replaced it with imaps.
    And now Google have release Map for iPhone all the comparisons are coming down in favour of iMaps. They fixed the early problems and moved on.
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  8. #218


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Yeah.. and to compare the start menu to Budweiser, and the start screen to some nice Micro Brew, is also evidently making a claim that the latter is far better than the prior... Personally, I don't see how the start menu can be likened to dog food or Budweiser. There are a great many people, myself included, who even after months of working with the start screen, just find the dang thing to be completely un-intuitive and prefer the old.

    I am sorry, I think it is a great concept that was very poorly executed and I will stand by that. You can call it what you wish, but functionally it looks like it was designed more for 12 year olds than for serious computer users. I don't mind it as an addition, but as a replacement to the start menu, it is lacking. I prefer a clean, small, launch space to all of my programs that is familiar and functional. The start screen is not intuitive at all. Here is what mine looks like at the moment.

    Click image for larger version

    Yep, that looks like a micro brew to me.. not..

    Over all, there was so much potential with this concept, but the end result is lacking. I am glad you like it. I used to play with GI Joe too when I was younger. Now I am older, and I prefer a practical launch space for my applications..
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  9. #219


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7


    I just got back from the local Microsoft store where I played with Windows 8 for a good hour. This was my first physical experience with the OS and I have to admit, I liked it. The Metro GUI was pretty cool and the minimalist approach to the desktop made the OS feel faster.

    I agree with the majority that feel the exclusion of the 'Start' orb is puzzling, especially since the functionality is present but just requires a hover on the lower left corner. After going back and forth from the desktop to the start page I do not understand why Microsoft jut didn't leave it but when clicked, had the Metro start page appear instead of the usual menu. I feel this would have been a good compromise to allow people to become comfortable with the Metro start page before removing it in Windows 9. After using the OS I believe most folks just aren't accepting the fact the the Metro start page is nothing more then a redesigned, fancy start menu. That's really all it is.

    Additionally, I was pleasantly surprised that all the reading I've done on this forum actually made my experience better. I basically learned how to use the OS by reading your comments which allowed me to actually have fun while playing around with the new GUI elements.

    I'm in the market for a new PC and I will definitely be installing Windows 8.
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  10. #220


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi folks! I'm new to Win8 and new to the forum. Hoping someone here can help me out with an issue I'm having with it. I have Win8 on my Dell Inspiron15 Notebook.
    The problem I'm having is as I'm typing along (could be in an email, or a Word.doc...doesn't seem to matter where it's at) and all of the sudden the cursor jumps to a new random (or so it seems) location. I've tried duplicating it doing that by hitting two keys at once...a combination of different keys...and can't duplicate it. It's soooooooo frustrating. I can't even get one sentence typed without the cursor jumping to a new location a half dozen times. I'm not one to always be looking at the monitor while typing, so sometimes I'm not catching it right away. I've searched Control Panel to see if there is some setting there that is making this happen. I thought perhaps an auto save feature might be kicking in and doing it, but couldn't find anything on that. And I don't even know what to call what's happening in order to do a search to see if anyone else is experiencing this quirk. I type 70+ words a minute and so having to stop all the time to realign the cursor and clean up the mess it's made is soooo grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Any suggestions anyone? Should I post this in a different forum?
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