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Why would I want Windows 8

  1. #111


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    John, can you please stop those guys. They are polluting my thread. Thanks.
    How is that? I thought that the answers were very pertinent to the question asked. If you think the opposite, let me know.

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  2. #112


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    As I had already mentioned before, the pros and cons of Win8 are fair game. But for an Android comparison I suggest to start a new thread. That is certtainly an interesting subject, but here it distracts from the essential points.
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  3. #113


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    As I had already mentioned before, the pros and cons of Win8 are fair game. But for an Android comparison I suggest to start a new thread. That is certtainly an interesting subject, but here it distracts from the essential points.
    Was a interesting subject......
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  4. #114


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    As I had already mentioned before, the pros and cons of Win8 are fair game. But for an Android comparison I suggest to start a new thread. That is certtainly an interesting subject, but here it distracts from the essential points.
    I did not make any comparisons with Android. I only noted that for those who claim any kind of novelty, that features touted are present in most mobile OSs including Android.

    My position is what Microsoft has revealed. Win8 is a mobile OS (Metro) that runs the Win7 desktop as a virtual task. Thus, one can take this Metro mobile OS and place it in ARM tablets (sans desktop) and it works. Now, the question that you need to ask yourself is if you want to have a mobile OS, running full-screen apps with peculiar multitasking, to run the Win7 desktop as a virtual task. Wasn't this the core of your question?

    So, my question back is why would you not want an industrial strength desktop OS that can run the Win7 desktop as a virtual task? Why would you prefer Win8 instead of running Win7 as a task under a Linux Distro? Or under OSX? Wouldn't OSX be better than Win8 if all you want to do is run Windows applications? Or are you so invested in Metro apps that you need to have Win8?

    I think that this is a fair question and very pertinent to your original question.
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  5. #115


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    wake me when they finish
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