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

  1. #161


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    The Simpson's fans will remember this car designed by Homer.

    Full of modern ideas.

    This is Windows 8.

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    I can see the ad campaign: "I'm a Mac now, because Windows 8 was Homer Simpson's idea!"

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  2. #162


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    The Simpson's fans will remember this car designed by Homer.

    Full of modern ideas.

    This is Windows 8.

    Attachment 3802
    I can see the ad campaign: "I'm a Mac now, because Windows 8 was Homer Simpson's idea!"
    Oh my God. This is more tan terrible. I am now writing this on Internet Explorer... but for some reason there are two Internet Explorers. The normal one in the Desktop mode and this full-screen ultra-modern mode in Metro mode. How did I get here when I wanted to open the normal one? I don't know.

    I am more than skilled in computers, and if it is a nightmare for me to find where things are and control all the new changes, I cannot imagine what this will be for billions of, for instance, women that still don't manage a normal Windows desktop and can't find the search function or where programs are located to open.

    Glorious fiasco. Extraordinary. Unbelieveable.
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  3. #163



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    Helsinki
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Windows 8 isn't that expensive.

    also, i want to remind everyone this little tip that will help to achieve almost anything: Haters gonna hate deal with it. Sure windows 8 will have problems, and it will not sell as good as W7. Why? peple have just upgraded from eXPerience to Windows 7. Don't wait them to upgrade to Windows 8. maybe to windows 9 or 10. but no one buys new stuff when old one works fine.
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  4. #164


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    no one buys new stuff when old one works fine.
    I would say the opposite. Most people buy new things when the old one still works fine.

    Specially about technology. There are new features every day and by the time you get home with your new device, it is old and want the newest one.
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  5. #165


    I don't believe some people! We download and install the Consumer Preview because we like new stuff. Get used to the new stuff and evolve, don't complain because it doesn't work the same way as old stuff!

    Although like most I do not yet own a touch screen display for my home PC but one day I will and I'll be glad that MS developed the Metro interface.

    Look forwards not backwards or you'll trip over!
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  6. #166



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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


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  7. #167


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I've been using computers since the Commodore 64 and Amiga 1000, after the Amiga I went to IBM compatables and DOS, then to Windows. Maybe thats why I embrace change, I actually get bored when there is nothing new. I bought a Macintosh many years ago not long after the Amiga, it was the most boring computer I've ever owned, I felt like throwing it out of the Window and have hated Apple ever since.
    Windows 8 for me is a new challenge, something entirely new and keeps me tinkering, and finding new things. It looks like most people arent like me and just want to sit in front of a machine with icons on the screen and get spoon fed. Thats okay, Apple has made people that way, everything just has to work. Looks like Steve Jobs is winning from the grave.
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  8. #168


    Okay, I have it figured out. Dump all the silly metro apps on the Start screen. That way you will never find yourself trying to play solitaire on the total width of a 24" monitor. Simply use the Start screen for all the programs you would usually have accessed from the start button. Place your favorite icons in their usual places on the the Desktop. Done! Nice new operating system, no confusion, well at least not very much confusion until you get all the icons you need in their places.
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  9. #169


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by invergordon View Post
    .... but one day I will and I'll be glad that MS developed the Metro interface.!
    But you don't need to force it; they can made an Addon of it. Aside the Start Page is badly design, why on the PC version, it have to take all the page, why we can't resize it and why we can't customize it at your taste, ( different size of tiles and colors )
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  10. #170


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I've been using computers since the Commodore 64 and Amiga 1000, after the Amiga I went to IBM compatables and DOS, then to Windows. Maybe thats why I embrace change, I actually get bored when there is nothing new. I bought a Macintosh many years ago not long after the Amiga, it was the most boring computer I've ever owned, I felt like throwing it out of the Window and have hated Apple ever since.
    Windows 8 for me is a new challenge, something entirely new and keeps me tinkering, and finding new things. It looks like most people arent like me and just want to sit in front of a machine with icons on the screen and get spoon fed. Thats okay, Apple has made people that way, everything just has to work. Looks like Steve Jobs is winning from the grave.
    Macs are still computers designed for your grandmother to plug in and play as far as I'm concerned and I refuse to jump ship to Apple. Their products are extremely overpriced, especially considering we now have more facts about the Chinese sweatshops they are made in. My only dabbling with Apple was the iPhone 3G I used to use to have. That got dumped for a Windows Phone. The reason, I was simply curious about the Mango OS. I can certainly say that I have no regrets about moving over to Windows Mobile as I really like Mango and can't wait to see what Tango is going to give us later this year.

    I have also downloaded and am using Windows 8 CP out of curiosity, and, as mentioned earlier in the thread, do want it to be a success. The CP is exceptionally stable on my system and has not crashed of hung once. Everything I have thrown at it has worked fine. I won't go on about my UI gripes here as you know what they are already. All I will say is that I am of the opinion that MS will get it sorted out before the final release.

    As to the title of this thread, I did try to alter it to 'could be Microsofts ...' but am not able to. I think my use of the word 'will' is not justified.
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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