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

  1. #381


    I am a firm believer Win8 will be like Vista and Win7 will remain in use for quite a while yet.
    I also agree people may read left to right but they also read top down. scrolling left to right does not make it easier. The scroll wheel was well designed to work the way people do read.

    Long live Windows 7

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  2. #382


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    This video show how Microsoft is stupid, that will be a totally different experience if the old man have a start menu pointing to the start page.
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  3. #383


    Posts : 92
    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    My son came over with his Mac laptop running the latest Mac OS - it looked beautiful and it was very intuitive. It was not a clone of their notebook system. Microsoft should not be giving us a one size fits all OS.
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  4. #384


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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    The title of this thread is incorrect, the biggest flop ever will be the Miami Heat!
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  5. #385


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The video is Hilarious, but true.

    There may well be a significant number of people who look elsewhere for their next system .

    Apple will be looking forward to it. Steve Jobs is not around to see it, unfortunately.


    If the final of Win8 is similar to this - Apple would do well to show that video as a commercial.



    I have mixed feelings about this.

    I am a windows user - I have invested a lot of time trying to find out a bit about it - I have invested a lot of time trying to help out on Windows Forums - I have often defended Windows ( I am in a sea of Apple users ).

    It is like MS is my football team and I am an avid supporter.

    I don't want the team to do anything stupid.

    However - if they lose a lot of customers - it is their own fault - they deserve it.
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  6. #386


    Posts : 142
    Win 7 Pro x64


    I WAS that man the first time I installed the DP, but not so much with the CP. I am the main IT support person for my family, mine as well as for my wife and her side. I shudder to think how much more time I would be having to spend with them if I were to dump Win8 onto their machines.

    Win8 is going to end up being like Vista with me; I skipped it entirely.
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  7. #387


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    HEY! HEY! Lets not start anything like this. Microsoft will beat out other competition. WE as end-users of their latest Operating System, need to suck it up, and relearn JUST like we had to do when the change over from 3.1 to 95. This is no different
    than that. SURE users will need to get a grip on the Metro interface, but to me that is nothing new there. And if you REALLY need a menu like front-end, it is there, just move your mouse to the top of the metro screen, and left-click it. SEE?? There you go.
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  8. #388


    Posts : 142
    Win 7 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    However - if they lose a lot of customers - it is their own fault - they deserve it.


    Vista was the impetus behind an entire Apple advertising campaign. Win8 will be the next one.
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  9. #389


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    Win 7 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    HEY! HEY! Lets not start anything like this. Microsoft will beat out other competition. WE as end-users of their latest Operating System, need to suck it up, and relearn JUST like we had to do when the change over from 3.1 to 95. This is no different
    than that. SURE users will need to get a grip on the Metro interface, but to me that is nothing new there. And if you REALLY need a menu like front-end, it is there, just move your mouse to the top of the metro screen, and left-click it. SEE?? There you go.


    Answer one question, if you can... what was the total number of PC owners / users back in 1995 compared to now?

    My point in asking this is that back in 1995, the change from Win 3.1 to 95 didn't affect a large number of users; it was probably very minimal compared to 2012. Now, 17 years later, this change is going to affect practically the entire planet. This could end up being a very massive mistake on Microsoft's part.

    Of course, it could also have the reverse effect since so many people are used to how their smart phone operates and like the simplicity. On the flip side, people may not want their desktop PC to be like their phone (I'm in this group).
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  10. #390


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    acr731 Look at it this way, convergence has always been the better solution. NOW saying IF you PC, and phone had the SAME operating system. wouldn't day to day convergence between the two be more time saving, as opposed to going from one location to another? I'll use calendar in this example. NOW you're in Los Angles, and your PC is in your office on the east coast, NOW you don't have a way to locally get in front of your PC there to look at your calendar, BUT your phone can SYNC it and you can see your calendar of events for the day. NOW wouldn't that save you a whole lot of downtime, saying if it wasn't possible in doing so?
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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