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Ways to save Windows 8.

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    Ways to save Windows 8.


    A number of ways to save Windows 8 will M$ listen?

    Five ways to save Windows 8 | ZDNet

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    He's not exactly a windows supporter - but that doesn't make his points invalid.


    Windows 8, like Vista before it, is on its way to the trash heap of PC history unless Microsoft makes some big changes as soon as possible.
    1. Dump Metro. Not very likely.

    2. Bring back the Aero interface. Not hugely likely.

    To quote IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell, "There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed. Notably not allowing people to boot into desktop mode and taking away the start button. Those two things have come up consistently."
    What does Bob mean , "in retrospect"? He is on the right track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    He's not exactly a windows supporter - but that doesn't make his points invalid.
    I consider most of his points valid especially the one about Surface RT should never have been called Windows if it cannot run legacy programs.


    M$ is about as deaf as I am but there customers are telling them to buy hearing aids by not buying there HYPE and leaving there money in there wallet.
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    Hi there
    W8 doesn't need to be saved. Evolution will morph it into what it needs to be .

    We are currently in a position where the desktop is still the "Default" scenario for a lot of computer users. Given even a year or two this will change and desktops will be a minority (maybe still a significant minority but still a minority).

    Ms needs to concentrate on making its OS available for NEW hardware rather than concentrate on legacy devices as its core product. Desktop users can stay quite happily with W7 -- why should they change if they don't like W8 -- W7 as Ms says will still be supported until at least 2020.

    Of corse mistakes will be made along the way - but Ms IMO has made the right decision -- and really peeps for a tiny 5 USD (or even freebies) you can make W8 look almost identical to W7 if you must.

    And some people like me who have got used to W8 do NOT actually WANT the start menu back -- I find using toolbars a much better idea anyway.

    Windows 8 RT is an unfortunate name -- they should perhaps have called it some variant of Windows mobile or Windows CE. That much I'll agree with but I don't think W8 (or its successor) will be a failure. Wait and see.

    Cheers
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    Good thing you are not in marketing, Jimbo.

    Evolution will morph it into what it needs to be
    What are you talking about - it doesn't have babies.

    Any changes will be made by MS. They will be trying to respond to the market. In simple terms - trying to get people to buy this thing.

    Exactly what the article is about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Good thing you are not in marketing, Jimbo.
    Hi there

    When I was a student doing my masters at Imperial College many years ago in the UK I used to work in the old "Houndsditch Warehouse" in the City of London near Bishopsgate on Sunday Mornings (8.00 - 14.00) and a stone's throw from the famous Sunday morning market "Petticoat Lane". In those days UK stores weren't open on Sundays but the Houndsditch had an exemption -- Sunday morning trading was huge.

    I worked with a colleague and during the last two hours of trading we used to shift more goods than even the seasoned professionals and we took home very nice bonuses.

    I still remember with enjoyment those Sunday mornings -- but it was hard work. A lot of the profit was spent in the pub afterwards !!!!

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Jimbo - you could buy a laundry liquid that to many people smells vile (tho some like it ) , and you could put some perfume in it to overcome that. It isn't hard to do that.

    I don't think many people will want to do that though, do you?

    I think you will find if they get a whiff of it - they will leave it on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    He's not exactly a windows supporter - but that doesn't make his points invalid.


    Windows 8, like Vista before it, is on its way to the trash heap of PC history unless Microsoft makes some big changes as soon as possible.
    1. Dump Metro. Not very likely.

    2. Bring back the Aero interface. Not hugely likely.

    To quote IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell, "There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed. Notably not allowing people to boot into desktop mode and taking away the start button. Those two things have come up consistently."
    What does Bob mean , "in retrospect"? He is on the right track.
    in hindsight
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    LOL.

    I know what it means in the literal sense.

    I will try and translate it for you - how can he say "in hindsight" - when it was fairly obvious beforehand.

    I am poking fun at the way he said it.
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    I wondered. Oops. Hearing things rather than reading them certainly can make a difference.
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