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Here's what I think would fix Windows 8:

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Also, Microsoft has said and signaled that they're leaving Desktop development behind
    If this is true, they will lose a lot of users. Unless there is some miraculous and outstanding development going on that will render the desktop useless, and I doubt that.

    If the desktop goes away, MS will go the way of Apple and Android, they will lose in the end. Linux will take off.
    If that is Microsoft's long-term plan, then all the arguments about Android, iOS, Chrome etc being useless (or words to that effect)are pretty moot; Microsoft is then clearly following the herd.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Really Mr. Pot? Recall who cast the first stone here, calling me a "Microsoft representative" and imply that I was lying to you.

    I will treat you the same way you treat me.
    Where did I call you a Microsoft representative? I actually said:

    Are our forum Microsoft representatives giving us the full story?
    Note the plural. Note also full story does not imply lying. Are we having feelings of guilt?
    We both know who you were referring to. The key word there is "forum", meaning you were talking about someone on this forum. Don't try and suggest otherwise, everyone here knows who you meant. So please stop the martyr act.
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  3. #33


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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
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Really Mr. Pot? Recall who cast the first stone here, calling me a "Microsoft representative" and imply that I was lying to you.

    I will treat you the same way you treat me.
    Where did I call you a Microsoft representative? I actually said:

    Are our forum Microsoft representatives giving us the full story?
    Note the plural. Note also full story does not imply lying. Are we having feelings of guilt?
    We both know who you were referring to. The key word there is "forum", meaning you were talking about someone on this forum. Don't try and suggest otherwise, everyone here knows who you meant. So please stop the martyr act.
    It's good to see that I am in your head as well.
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  4. #34


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You really need to get over this obsession, Ray.
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  5. #35


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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
    You really need to get over this obsession, Ray.
    When you go to sleep tonight, try not to think about what I might post overnight.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Lhenerus2000
    They could have written Metro to run in 100x100 windows if they had felt like it.
    Not only they could but they should. If their goal was to create an even experience with hand-held devices they should have run Metro in a small window floating on the screen, with a skin imitating the frame of a mobile phone. Like this:
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  7. #37


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lhenerus2000
    They could have written Metro to run in 100x100 windows if they had felt like it.
    Not only they could but they should. If their goal was to create an even experience with hand-held devices they should have run Metro in a small window floating on the screen, with a skin imitating the frame of a mobile phone. Like this:
    You're not understanding what the design term of metro is...
    Click image for larger version
    This is metro....
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    This is metro...
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    This is metro...
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    This is metro...
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    This is metro...

    Noticing a trend here?
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  8. #38


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


    Mobile phones and phablets?
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  9. #39


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Also, Microsoft has said and signaled that they're leaving Desktop development behind
    If this is true, they will lose a lot of users. Unless there is some miraculous and outstanding development going on that will render the desktop useless, and I doubt that.

    If the desktop goes away, MS will go the way of Apple and Android, they will lose in the end. Linux will take off.
    If that is Microsoft's long-term plan, then all the arguments about Android, iOS, Chrome etc being useless (or words to that effect)are pretty moot; Microsoft is then clearly following the herd.
    Right, they would be shooting themselves in the head.

    Linux may not be fully mainstream yet. But it would be well on it's way if MS goes that way.
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  10. #40


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    I guess I just don't get it.

    For many (most?) people it is still easier and more convenient to do a lot (granted, not all) of their work, et cetera on desktop PCs, not handheld devices like tablets and phones, and Microsoft pretty much owns this market and almost seems to be trying to drive people away from this format (such as taking out even the option for a traditional Start menu on the stock released Windows 8 OS).

    As I mentioned earlier, I have a Nexus 7. I use it for what tablets are good at, not as my PC, and I use my PC for what PCs are good at. There is some overlap, of course, but they are still largely used for different things, and they have different user interfaces and I/O methods to better suit those different things. The "Metro" style GUI just isn't very well suited to desktop PCs as is (in my opinion, of course), but I think it could have been incorporated better into a more traditional and desktop-friendly GUI (hence the main reason I started this thread).

    ...

    Tepid, I have considered going the way of Linux myself (nothing against Microsoft and more traditional Windows versions such as 2000, XP, and 7, which I consider to be topnotch OSs), but I'm leery of hardware and software support and compatibility issues.

    ...

    And guys, could we please try and keep the personal banter to a minimum in this thread? It isn't constructive to the conversation. Thanks.
    Last edited by Wrend; 04 Feb 2013 at 21:00.
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