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

  1. #241


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    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post

    People who use tablets are going to prefer an iPad or even an Android tablet because their more worried about being stylish (Have we learned nothing from the Zune?) and even more so, simply don't care about the benefits of a more complex OS like Windows. It MAY end up being a hit but I really, really doubt it.
    Think that sums up the tablet market. My daughter bought an iPad fresh off the block as it was a 'fashion accessory'. Then bought an iPad2 and will probably acquire an iPad3 as soon as they are released. My laptop which I use to look after client websites when I'm out and about was simply brushed aside as looking and being old fashioned in her eyes. LOL

    Try setting up and maintaining a website though with an iPad and brick wall springs to mind.

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  2. #242


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    Microsoft must have done focus groups to determine how people like or dislike this new interface. I seems hard to believe they did testing with business and home PC users. For a tablet of smartphone the interface is decent, but for a PC to me it is a step backwards. The interface on the Apple PC OS was written for a PC and is functional and elegant, I wish I could say the same about the Metro interface on a PC.
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  3. #243


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    This is where we'll have to disagree. If you think the best way to navigate 75 programs is in a tiny corner of the screen in an awkward scrolly list, you can keep doing that by reinstalling Windows 7. Party like it's 1995 Also you don't have to pin all 75 to Metro, since you can just begin typing and they'll pull up that way after like the first two characters.
    Right, but I don't want to start typing, looking for my programs. You think that's awesome? I think that's dumb in an OS that's supposed to be visually oriented and forward-thinking. I want my stuff in a compact space. That's not the same as not liking anything new. You're writing in a language that got its start thanks to William the Conqueror. Party like it's 1066. Sometimes stuff works well for a long while, for specific reasons. You like Metro? Great. You go ahead and like your big colored boxes all day long. I see the big colored boxes as a step backwards. For some reason you think I'm the one who wants to live in the past, except you don't even seem to realize Windows went through this icon mess two decades ago, which is why they created the Start Menu in the first place. Metro doesn't fundamentally change anything about the Start Menu except make it the size of the entire screen and you get live tiles. Whoopdy *bleeping* doo. I'm interested in a truly fundamental redesign, not a superficial one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    but I really do think Metro can usefully help you picture where there's room to increase your Microsoft zen in a way that has always been possible, but is now a properly self-evident serving suggestion.
    What does this even mean?
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  4. #244


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    Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I disagree, when synaptics get their new drivers out the Metro interface will be MUCH easier to use on my laptop!

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  5. #245


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    Not only that, it's sped my craptop up quite a bit.
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  6. #246


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    Quote Originally Posted by Risco View Post
    I disagree, when synaptics get their new drivers out the Metro interface will be MUCH easier to use on my laptop!

    Piano , flying photos, look to me like a toy.. not something usefull for business.

    I hope they gone fix the hot corner problem, it's not friendly at all for multi-monitors systems, takes forever to find the right spot
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  7. #247


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    I'm pretty sure MS is not going to forget about business seeing as that's how they make most of their money. If anything is like a toy its the ipad and iphone, I don't know how an adult can use that garbage.
    For everyday users there is nothing wrong with windows 8, even the guy who started this thread is now in the liker camp. If you don't like this by al means stick with XP, there are plenty of you out there.
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  8. #248


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Risco View Post
    I disagree, when synaptics get their new drivers out the Metro interface will be MUCH easier to use on my laptop!

    Piano , flying photos, look to me like a toy.. not something usefull for business.

    I hope they gone fix the hot corner problem, it's not friendly at all for multi-monitors systems, takes forever to find the right spot
    I think you underestimate the potential of gestures to increase productivity. Flicking in and out of apps, multiple desktops and pimch and zoom. All just the tip of the iceberg. As is typical with business users, they are resistent to change.
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  9. #249


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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That's nice to know, but not really needed. Just another excuse to keep people from trying to explore and learn Windows 8.
    Because peoples are not all like you and me, they don't want to explore, millions of them , just want to read their email, make the letter their Boss ask. . That's what you seems to not understand, I'm not thinking only for myself but for the millions of peoples who are quite happy with the start menu.

    Metro should be an Addon for peoples who want to use it not a shores, I serve business since 30 years, I will say 95% of my customers donít like to change their habits, Windows 8 will be a big pill for them to swallow, they will not wants to use key shortcut, Windows should be more intuitive, everything is hide in 8, even the shut down button.

    It's why it's a big epic fail, and this is not winning itís the topic of this tread.


    I cannot speak for 'millions of people' - I can only speak for myself. I let MS worry about the millions. If they think it is OK with the millions, that's fine with me. And do I care about the millions - really not.

    I find the new interfaces refreshing. Something new to play with and I have not yet found anything that I could not do in Windows 8 - not quite, I could not find the Catalyst Control Center yet.
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  10. #250


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    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Been using Windows 8 and I do agree, I actually like 8 and think it's a good yet overly complex OS. The reason why it'll be a huge flop is because Businesses AND Individuals will feel alienated by it and not want to upgrade, a lot like Vista really, I've also noticed that their are a lot of problems with things such as legacy apps and drivers which will scare people away to no end. As much as Microsoft may want to sell a bunch of tablets, that market is insanely small compared to Desktop and Laptop users. People who use tablets are going to prefer an iPad or even an Android tablet because their more worried about being stylish (Have we learned nothing from the Zune?) and even more so, simply don't care about the benefits of a more complex OS like Windows. It MAY end up being a hit but I really, really doubt it.
    I am afraid you are wrong. I think they are selling 10 mobile devices for every one PC. Have a look at the nums:

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