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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #1201


    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    The whole point of an OS is to make using it an enjoyable experience not to figure out way to make it work. The saying goes if it ain't broke don't fix it. In my opinion the took a great desktop interface and ruined it!
    Agreed. The "desktop" that remains in W8 is just ugly. I wouldn't call it crippled yet but after playing with it for a year I still can't see why I or any other desktop user would move to it.

    I wonder, though, if Microsoft's overall plan is to "fork" the platform? By that, maybe they're starting a new "branch" to the product. I wonder if, when Windows 9 comes out, if it will be a continuation of the Windows 7 line and they'll start running two versions of the product? The Windows 8 line for tablet/hybrid machines and the Windows 7 line for everybody else? Just a thought.

    -Max

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  2. #1202


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    I think many of us have been hoping that for a very long time.

    MS appear to be pushing for Metro everywhere and the removal of a desktop style workspace.

    I think they may be making it up as they go along.

    Much depends on the reception it gets.

    If they get enough resistance to monetarising the customers through a primarily consumption o/s -they may change direction.

    Possibly they already have it as a backup plan.
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  3. #1203


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    That's if they have a backup plan?! They didn't for ME and ended up rushing XP out before it was ready. With the drastic gui change seen 8 looking like a beta after beta days are over you have to wonder if they even have a long term strategy inplace.
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  4. #1204


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Basically I like the new Windows 8, and personally I think MS has did everything they could with the old style Windows 95 thru Windows 7 interface, and Windows 8, like it's elder Windows 95 is a new direction that Microsoft is heading.
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  5. #1205


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Basically I like the new Windows 8, and personally I think MS has did everything they could with the old style Windows 95 thru Windows 7 interface, and Windows 8, like it's elder Windows 95 is a new direction that Microsoft is heading.
    totally agree well said Mike I loving windows 8
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  6. #1206


    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think many of us have been hoping that for a very long time.

    MS appear to be pushing for Metro everywhere and the removal of a desktop style workspace.

    I think they may be making it up as they go along.

    Much depends on the reception it gets.

    If they get enough resistance to monetarising the customers through a primarily consumption o/s -they may change direction.

    Possibly they already have it as a backup plan.
    I've noticed this even on MS's websites. The flat looking "Metro" look is showing up everywhere.

    Whatever. My systems are configured the way I want them and will last for years. I've got better things to do than fiddle with Win8 anymore. I'll continue to watch it but I've got work to do.

    -Max :-)
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  7. #1207


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think many of us have been hoping that for a very long time.

    MS appear to be pushing for Metro everywhere and the removal of a desktop style workspace.

    I think they may be making it up as they go along.

    Much depends on the reception it gets.

    If they get enough resistance to monetarising the customers through a primarily consumption o/s -they may change direction.

    Possibly they already have it as a backup plan.
    I really hope not. I am a developer and Desktop applications are my core business. I cannot imagine porting any of my database driven applications to a Metro/Touch screen GUI. It would entail a complete and total overhaul of not only the code base but of the manner with which users interact with the system. My current paradigm would not work at all in that type of environment. My business would be done. My company would not have the resources to make that type of switch.
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  8. #1208


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think many of us have been hoping that for a very long time. MS appear to be pushing for Metro everywhere and the removal of a desktop style workspace. I think they may be making it up as they go along. Much depends on the reception it gets. If they get enough resistance to monetarising the customers through a primarily consumption o/s -they may change direction. Possibly they already have it as a backup plan.
    I really hope not. I am a developer and Desktop applications are my core business. I cannot imagine porting any of my database driven applications to a Metro/Touch screen GUI. It would entail a complete and total overhaul of not only the code base but of the manner with which users interact with the system. My current paradigm would not work at all in that type of environment. My business would be done. My company would not have the resources to make that type of switch.
    Keep up the good work, and don't worry, the desktop will be around for a loooong time. If MS tries to kill the desktop, well, then WINE might actually get enough development support to work well.
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  9. #1209


    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    I really hope not. I am a developer and Desktop applications are my core business. I cannot imagine porting any of my database driven applications to a Metro/Touch screen GUI. It would entail a complete and total overhaul of not only the code base but of the manner with which users interact with the system. My current paradigm would not work at all in that type of environment. My business would be done. My company would not have the resources to make that type of switch.
    Hey Snoop,

    Not to worry. The Win8 desktop doesn't break anything. My focus is also desktop (VS2008/C#, SQL Server, Active Reports). Already made sure my products run fine in the Win8 desktop. Our audience will only continue to grow with Win8. Just keep coding up the products, the platform ain't going to go away. The market penetration of the Windows desktop is incredibly deep. You and I will retire long before the desktop ceases to be a massive target for our products.

    -Max
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  10. #1210


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor
    Keep up the good work, and don't worry, the desktop will be around for a loooong time.
    Not only the desktop is here to stay but Metro on Desktop PCs is a buffoonry that will be history in less than 6 months. Microsoft will change tactic very quickely as braun matter hits the fan.
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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