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  1. #21


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is looking increasingly likely they will fix it with it Blue.

    In essence, there are 2 things they need to do. That kind of leads to a 3rd.

    They know what they are.

    It is extraordinary that a few on this forum do not get it.





    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    they might as well be bankrupt
    If they are not careful, they might end up that way. It is tough out there. MS will not collapse overnight - but it is not impossible for them to die a slow death.

    MS need to understand why people are not buying win 8 and fix it. Fast
    M$ is not listening to its customers on several issues and there are choices for users to change. If M$ continues to be deaf to its users it will go the way of many large companies and that is bankrupt.

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  2. #22


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I just don't like the Ribbon on Office, why is that so hard to understand?! Why isn't there an option to change it back to how it was before all that junk came in?!
    Cokey 100% backing you.

    I hate the ribbon. Drop down menus are easily accessible, easy to read, and contain a lot of information in a small space.

    Cheers M
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is looking increasingly likely they will fix it with it Blue.

    In essence, there are 2 things they need to do. That kind of leads to a 3rd.

    They know what they are.

    It is extraordinary that a few on this forum do not get
    What troubles me is they knew what the issues were before they released W8 thinking that advertising would fix everything.
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  4. #24


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    And when Blue does come out and hopefully has the fixes, I'm stuck with Pro OEM and currently over a GB of updates. Sheeeeessshhh! They need SP1 now. What a total schmozzle.

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman
    What troubles me is they knew what the issues were before they released Windows 8 thinking that advertising would fix everything.
    Way back in the early issues I frequently stated that W8 was the SP needed for W7, but they used it to promote their one OS for all platforms.

    It's always been all about marketing. Not about customer care. A cheap shot promotional that was doomed from it's inception. Lets hope the pumps start working again on the Titanic! Then we can all come back aboard from the life boats.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Here's what I said:

    You really need to rethink Windows 8:


    1. Allow users to chose the desktop UI rather than the Metro UI, It should be either/or, not both.
    2. Allow UAC to be completely turned off, so at least users can add start up programs.
    3. Fix the widespread problem with joysticks. Search the Internet if you don't believe me.
    4. Bring back F8 for Safe Mode. After I installed Windows 8, my video card died which was unrelated. Without a UEFI BIOS, it took me over two hours to get my system up and running in VGA mode. The repair/recovery loop is a disaster.
    5. Allow users to easily turn off all the features with one click, of what used to be called Aero in Windows 7.


    I've hacked my way around all these annoyances, but why should I have to do that? Sadly, Windows 8 could have been a nice upgrade, basically Windows 7 SP 2. Unfortunately, it was an accident waiting to happen and a real disappointment.


    Sincerely,


    A loyal Windows customer since version 3.1.
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  6. #26


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    At first, I was no fan of the ribbon. But since they implemented it in more and more components, I find the ribbon useful. Going from e.g. Word to Powerpoint and Paint, etc. is a lot easier now than before. The ribbons are not exactly the same, but there are enough common elements that I can easily orient myself.

    Other products like Libre Office adopted the ribbon too - not the same, but similar. Even in those I can find my way a lot easier now. The other day I made my first Impress (the Libre Office PowerPoint equivalent) picture show and had no problem doing that in no time.

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    Last edited by whs; 07 Mar 2013 at 20:03.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    What troubles me is they knew what the issues were before they released Windows 8 thinking that advertising would fix everything.
    Sort of.

    I don't think they expected the resistance to be as strong as it is.

    It is up to MS what they do next.
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  8. #28


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    At first, I was no fan of the ribbon. But since they implemented it in more and more components, I find the ribbon useful. Going from e.g. Word to Powerpoint and Paint, etc. is a lot easier now than before. The ribbons are not exactly the same, but there are enough common elements that I can easily orient myself.

    Other products like Libre Ofiice adopted the ribbon too - not the same, but similar. Even in those I can find my way a lot easier now. The other day I made my first Impress (the Libre Office PowerPoint equivalent) picture show and had no probles doing that in no time.

    Click image for larger version


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    You can't go getting used to stuff whs, you'll get kicked out of the club.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What troubles me is they knew what the issues were before they released Windows 8 thinking that advertising would fix everything.
    Sort of.

    I don't think they expected the resistance to be as strong as it is.

    It is up to MS what they do next.
    M$ must think they are the Borg.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 4
    W8


    Quote Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
    Here's what I said:

    You really need to rethink Windows 8:
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    A loyal Windows customer since version 3.1.
    Well said. I go back to 3.1, also... I guess that makes us ancient.
    • I had good relationships with M'soft back in the days of W'95 working on security issues of that day. They were kind enough to give me a copy of W'98 as a thank you. Now, they ignore you and proceed in their ivory tower. The assumption they make is that we'll all go to tablets, etc. with touch screens and are trying to force us to do so.
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