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

  1. #11


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    windows 7


    I am not feeling the love for Windows 8...and it looks like a lot of people are feeling the same

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  2. #12


    Posts : 48
    Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    Glad you think this way I for one will be enjoying all that the modern features have to offer. I find motioning my mouse on the right hand side of the screen a lot easier than clicking a large button on my taskbar by the way. I actually don't miss the start button and that is after only a day of using this. I don't even understand how people could have such a rough time figuring out how to take advantage of the new ui it makes sense and makes working faster and easier.
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  3. #13


    i am sure many will just ignore/skip this OS and use next OS just like with the case of vista!!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
    Glad you think this way I for one will be enjoying all that the modern features have to offer. I find motioning my mouse on the right hand side of the screen a lot easier than clicking a large button on my taskbar by the way. I actually don't miss the start button and that is after only a day of using this. I don't even understand how people could have such a rough time figuring out how to take advantage of the new ui it makes sense and makes working faster and easier.
    I don't understand why other people actually see this an an easier method of navigating than the traditional style while this Metro screen eclipses the Desktop and everything else running in it when the Metro screen is launched, just to scroll on the far right accross feilds of Metro apps that few people care about to see tiles of traditional applications on the far right. Even the search function takes the whole screen again. And isnt it odd that the Power button is hidden under the Settings on the Charms bar? I think its a design fail to put the power button under settings because many first-time users won't even expect it to be there.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    It may all still be there but 9 times out out of 10 you have be a clairvoyant to find it in the first place, like just typing ' Network' in the start screen for example. I'm an experienced Windows user, I've been using Windows since Windows 95 and this OS is like wading through treacle to find out simple things, where they are and how they work. I've never known anything like it. For your average Windows user and not so experienced user this OS is going to be a nightmare to work out how to use on a desktop computer. Good God, I've been using a Windows Phone with Mango since Nov. 2011 and like it a lot, so I'm familiar with the principal of Metro, but, I find this Windows 8 experience a disaster on several levels.

    Windows 8 #fail
    As far I can see the average is not having problem with it. The ones that have problems with it are Windows veterans and power users.
    Your average user is loving all dumbed down stuff. And it feels intuitive for them...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    I don't understand why other people actually see this an an easier method of navigating than the traditional style while this Metro screen eclipses the Desktop and everything else running in it when the Metro screen is launched, just to scroll on the far right accross feilds of Metro apps that few people care about to see tiles of traditional applications on the far right. Even the search function takes the whole screen again. And isnt it odd that the Power button is hidden under the Settings on the Charms bar? I think its a design fail to put the power button under settings because many first-time users won't even expect it to be there.
    You do realise that you can easily unpin those Metro apps that none cares about?
    On top of that you can easily move your apps to the left side of start menu.

    To be honest, it maybe just me. I never really liked using classic start menu to find or organise my programs. I had to use it in Windows XP, 95 and etc. But the search in Windows 7 was almost the biggest thing I love about it.

    I knew all my software by name, So never had to manually search for icons in start menu/folders.
    That may be the reason why I don't miss it. I am still just writing whatever software I want to run and I am finding Windows 8 indexing even superior to Windows 7 (which I love..)
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
    i am sure many will just ignore/skip this OS and use next OS just like with the case of vista!!
    I wouldnt bet
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  7. #17


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


    With a few tweaks I think that it can be good OS. All it really needs is a few alterations to the UI and the return of the Start button on the desktop. Apart from that I really don't consider there to be anything fundamentally wrong with it. The changes to Windows itself do seem to be good, it's just the UI interaction on a desktop with keyboard and mouse that has to be sorted out before release. If they change nothing it'll be the new Vista for MS.

    Hopefully Microsoft have learnt from the Vista disaster and will be reading the comments here. I'm sure that's why Windows 7 turned out to be the OS Vista was meant to be. They released a release candidate to the public and made the right changes before the final release. I certainly hope that it happens again with Win8
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  8. #18


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi guys,

    well i like Windows Developer Preview. Did not install the Consumer Preview yet.
    Download of the D.P. ISO file took me 5 minutes. Converting the iso to "ISOTOUSB" only 25 minutes. So far no complaints.

    Sure it is different then Win 7 and certainly different than the slower Vista.

    But if my Revo is recognised then i will install the DP on sunday.

    Jeff
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  9. #19


    Loaded Win 8 succesfully, took me ages to find out how to shut it down.

    Shut down & restarted a few times using my win 7 passowrd my old password to do things. DID NOT set up my Email.

    LOW & BEhold then when I restarted I had a whole new sign in screen!!

    My complete name was at the top under it was my Email address

    Under that was a place to enter password.

    My password would NOT work. It came up with "The Email or password is incorrect. Try again.

    Does the Eamil have to be working to log in?

    How do I get back into my system?

    Tully
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  10. #20


    I would love to hear from the folks that actually think this interface is an improvement to the desktop. IE: you can actually get MORE done with the keyboard / mouse than you could with Win 7, XP, hell 95. It is ugly, it is freaking beyond ugly, it is downright 2bit color HIDEOUS. XP may have been a cartoon OS, but at least it wasn't in black and white, or blue and white, or green and white (what do you get, a choice of 7 colors?). My complaints aren't about a learning curve either, I am well aware of all the keyboard shortcuts I could use -- I DON'T WANT TO! Yes, this will be Microsoft's biggest failure *ever*. I wasn't a fan of Vista, but I didn't request a "downgrade". I will be requesting a "downgrade" for any box I get that his this nasty OS on it.

    -- Brian

    PS - Off topic, but MS Phone -- HIDEOUS! They need to fire the color blind design artists they have working for them...
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