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W8 could be better by REMOVING the desktop APP

  1. #71


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I agree.
    Hi there
    One of my Friends is on a SAP project -- the development ABAP (that's some sort of SAP coding language) is done currently in Bangalore INDIA -- the whole code when it arrives back on site has to be virtually re-written locally and to get even the simplest thing into production takes nearly 4 weeks.

    Before the Off shoring phase was introduced the following would happen when a problem had to be fixed. The developer and business analyst would sit together for say 30 mins, coder would fix problem in say another hour or two, test and QA for the rest of the day and it would be up and running in production the following day.

    Anyway the good news for my friend is that the entire off shore facility is having its contract terminated at the end of April and everything will now be done in house - possibly with some external consultants taken on too but all ON SITE.

    Now I don't do any coding but it just seems PLAIN BONKERS to have people at the other end of the planet who probably know NOTHING at all about the business processes and assume they can devise a sensible and efficient solution.

    Anyway that's my piece on coding. I'm an Engineer so I can speak to developers and it works fine like that ---as I can also SHOW them what I want. There's no way I can do anything like this if the developers are 8,000 KM away in totally different timezones and who come from a different business culture.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    If the Desktop was removed, every H8ter out there would be rolling around freaking out. Too much change can shock....
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  3. #73


    The thing with win 8 is that its written for touch screen monitors. But, if like me, you want to run it on a pc, that's why where is a desktop, you do not HAVE to use it.
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  4. #74


    Someone in here was asking about windows defender and why they could not get it to work. As I understand it now, if you are running Microsoft Security Essentials and windows firewall, as I am, on my laptop, windows defender is built in inclusive so shows as not running as a separate entity. So it IS running but part of the whole. My laptop has just done an update to a program that is 'not' running hahaha!!
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  5. #75


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    MSE/Windows Defender are integrated into Windows 8
    it is there and turned on by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Someone in here was asking about windows defender and why they could not get it to work. As I understand it now, if you are running Microsoft Security Essentials and windows firewall, as I am, on my laptop, windows defender is built in inclusive so shows as not running as a separate entity. So it IS running but part of the whole. My laptop has just done an update to a program that is 'not' running hahaha!!
    It's Defender not MSE in 8. Defender was turning off from a reason I don't know as of yet. The latest Defender update should fix the problem to keep it running.
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    whatever its called in wherever, it seems to be working.
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  8. #78


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    i pined my defenders .exe to the desktop taskbar to keep an i on it
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    Ok let me know if any developments, I am interested to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Why would I want to sit behind my PC when I could be outside enjoying nature as well? I am more a part of nature than a machine. I do not desire a machine to control me. I want to control it.

    Take a drink. Take a drive. Go out and see what you can find.
    Hopefully you don't drink and drive, nor text/compute and drive.

    That said, sitting outside in 35+C heat, freezing winter, howling gale, bucketing rain etc with a tablet is not my idea of fun. Nor is sitting a lounge chair with a 10" tablet trying to do anything more complex than typing in a Google search query, with power cables running underfoot so that you don't run out of power on a Windows tablet.

    For those who think the planet is moving away from desktops, or fixed, large screen, computers keep dreaming. Every device that we have today has evolved because it serves a functional and efficient purpose. The desktop wil not go away.

    To remove the desktop, Microsoft would have to provide something that exactly mimicked the functionality of the desktop, with multiple windows etc, for one or a dozen screens, and major software companies would have to develop their programs to fit within the resource limited specs of RT.

    That's going to be some ask. So if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's very likely that it is a duck (cue for an avid fanboy for a lame comeback).
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