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  1. #101


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruwanwij View Post
    The OP said he had issues with it. I just can't understand how it's 'not someone's cup of tea'. It's scrolling. You just use a mouse wheel and scroll. Whether it's left and right or up and down, what's the matter?

    "Oh no my screen is moving left to right! I must tell everyone how disjointed the Windows 8 experience is!"
    A large number of people don't like:

    - a menu that takes up the entire screen
    - apps that take up the entire screen (on large monitors)
    - apps that can't be resized
    - apps that can't be moved around
    - apps that can't be viewed on one monitor, while working on another monitor
    - apps that only work on the prime monitor
    - apps that don't work alongside desktop programs

    Yes, the Windows 8 experience is disjointed, half-baked and basically flawed.

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  2. #102


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruwanwij View Post
    The OP said he had issues with it. I just can't understand how it's 'not someone's cup of tea'. It's scrolling. You just use a mouse wheel and scroll. Whether it's left and right or up and down, what's the matter?

    "Oh no my screen is moving left to right! I must tell everyone how disjointed the Windows 8 experience is!"
    A large number of people don't like:

    - a menu that takes up the entire screen
    - apps that take up the entire screen (on large monitors)
    - apps that can't be resized
    - apps that can't be moved around
    - apps that can't be viewed on one monitor, while working on another monitor
    - apps that only work on the prime monitor
    - apps that don't work alongside desktop programs

    Yes, the Windows 8 experience is disjointed, half-baked and basically flawed.
    None of those things has got anything to do with the average user, just a handful of power users.
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  3. #103


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


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    None of those things has got anything to do with the average user, just a handful of power users.
    ...or the majority of desktop users.
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  4. #104


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    None of those things has got anything to do with the average user, just a handful of power users.
    But those are the ones that buy computers. The 'average users' buy appliances.
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  5. #105


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Desktop isn't dead yet


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    None of those things has got anything to do with the average user, just a handful of power users.
    But those are the ones that buy computers. The 'average users' buy appliances.
    Lenovo Proves Sky Isn't Falling by Shipping Record Number of PCs
    Lenovo Proves Sky Isn't Falling by Shipping Record Number of PCs | Maximum PC
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  6. #106


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


    PCs will always be an enduring product, be they desktop, laptop or tablet attached to a docking station. There are simply too many things that a PC does in a more functional manner than does a handheld device.
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  7. #107


    New Zealand
    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 32-bit


    I read that Lenovo record sales story the other day with interest. I didn't see any reference as to what markets they sold them into nor what OS they were selling those systems with. Just curious is all.
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  8. #108


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    My guess would be that a lot of their sales are in China.
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  9. #109


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Regarding the sideways scrolling, back in my early XP days I had this mouse with two buttons and a scroll-wheel. The
    scroll-wheel scrolled, as you'd expect, vertically, and doubled as the third button if pressed.

    But if you pushed the scroll-wheel to either side, it would scroll sideways. It was great back then as I only had a crappy
    800x600 monitor and most pages were too wide for it.

    That mouse would have really come into its own with Windows 8, and would surely have kicked ass. Sadly, it's long gone.

    Wenda.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    A large number of people don't like:

    - a menu that takes up the entire screen
    - apps that take up the entire screen (on large monitors)
    - apps that can't be resized
    - apps that can't be moved around
    - apps that can't be viewed on one monitor, while working on another monitor
    - apps that only work on the prime monitor
    - apps that don't work alongside desktop programs

    Yes, the Windows 8 experience is disjointed, half-baked and basically flawed.
    Nice long list.. Except, you just described the same thing 7 times in different terms.

    Admit it ray, you just like to complain.
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