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Bill Gates, what was he thinking RANT!!!!!

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    Bill Gates, what was he thinking RANT!!!!!


    I need to RANT!

    Windows 8 would be good if the OS was split, keep pad OS's away from desktops and laptops. I have a pad and laptop with win8, it drives me insane changing between the two, I don't know how I haven't smashed one of these devices. Bill if your reading this " you need to wake up and smell the coffee!" What were you thinking?

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


    Bill Gates is no longer responsible for anything that comes out of Microsoft. Direct your ire at Steve Balmer.
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    It would appear that it is you who need to wake up. Bill Gates does not run Microsoft anymore. He just drops my now and then to pick up his dividend checks, and say hi.
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    Yeah Bill just WTF were you thinking......retiring 5 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanerlb View Post
    I need to RANT!

    Windows 8 would be good if the OS was split, keep pad OS's away from desktops and laptops. I have a pad and laptop with win8, it drives me insane changing between the two, I don't know how I haven't smashed one of these devices. Bill if your reading this " you need to wake up and smell the coffee!" What were you thinking?
    Then don't use Windows 8 on your laptop, LOL.
    Bill Gates has retired from Microsoft long ago.

    BTW what aspect do you hate from W8?
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    Sorry Bill G, now Steve Balmer.....

    I'm testing a Dell pad with windows 8 as well as a Dell Inspiron. going between the two.. closing apps on the pad. pull the app to the bottom of the screen what is that all about. You cant do that on the laptop. The amount of screens just to find control panel, oh yeah then I can pin it somewhere to make it easier. All I want to do is change the IP addresse on the network card..

    Maybe I'm just being anal,

    This OS is great for the person who justs wants to be on facebook. Oh looks like most of the world. I'm screwed...
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    I agree that Metro should be optional, and they need to bring the start menu back, that's a necessity. First thing I did when I installed Windows 8 was remove Metro and add back the start menu.

    On tablets, Metro is fine, on Desktops/laptops where you need to be productive, it's a huge hindrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanerlb View Post
    Sorry Bill G, now Steve Balmer.....

    I'm testing a Dell pad with windows 8 as well as a Dell Inspiron. going between the two.. closing apps on the pad. pull the app to the bottom of the screen what is that all about. You cant do that on the laptop. The amount of screens just to find control panel, oh yeah then I can pin it somewhere to make it easier. All I want to do is change the IP addresse on the network card..

    Maybe I'm just being anal,

    This OS is great for the person who justs wants to be on facebook. Oh looks like most of the world. I'm screwed...
    By pad, do you mean tablet? Saying pad makes me think of a feminine hygiene product, then an ipad...

    When you close apps with touch, you drag them down to close them. With the mouse, you move the pointer to the top, click and drag down. This action isn't really any different from taking a window on the Desktop and snapping to the left or right. SAME action.

    Also, getting into the Control Panel is done in SO many ways. One of the many ways, at least the new one, is going to the Desktop (assuming you're already there if you need the Control Panel) and then opening the Charms bar, hit Settings, and Control Panel is right there.

    This idea that Windows 8 is for people that use facebook or twitter all day is idiotic. Where did this even come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AiO View Post
    I agree that Metro should be optional, and they need to bring the start menu back, that's a necessity. First thing I did when I installed Windows 8 was remove Metro and add back the start menu.

    On tablets, Metro is fine, on Desktops/laptops where you need to be productive, it's a huge hindrance.
    So...what's the difference? What makes using the new UI with touch different than with a mouse? I've done both and both are productive as the other.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by shanerlb View Post
    Sorry Bill G, now Steve Balmer.....

    I'm testing a Dell pad with windows 8 as well as a Dell Inspiron. going between the two.. closing apps on the pad. pull the app to the bottom of the screen what is that all about. You cant do that on the laptop. The amount of screens just to find control panel, oh yeah then I can pin it somewhere to make it easier. All I want to do is change the IP addresse on the network card..

    Maybe I'm just being anal,

    This OS is great for the person who justs wants to be on facebook. Oh looks like most of the world. I'm screwed...
    yeah, older trackpads aren't good for the Windows 8 gestures. trackpads have always been low quality until Apple released their recent ones. It took Apple to snap manufacturers out of chasing the bottom line. Now Windows manufacturers are having to catch up fast because of Windows 8.

    to find the control panel fast? <Windows key> + <X> or right-click on the left corner of your screen. faster than it ever has in any Windows OS to get to the Control Panel. You can still pin the Control Panel to the desktop as well, just like before.

    it's got the same networking as before. you have easy access in the System Tray, just like before. and you can pin it to your desktop, just like before.
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