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

  1. #791


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Paul, I'm afraid that the article you are citing is satire.
    The Register style of writing is mostly in this style, but the point they are making are very relevant - from further in the article:

    Traditionally when Microsoft launched a new version of Windows, it carried over the older apps – it had to, to ensure uptake. This time, it seems like the older apps are being treated like second-class citizens for the sake of Metro, swiped off to a land of dragons.

    By cutting out the Aero Glass, Microsoft is going to make sure these apps get kicked a further class down for the sake of the Metro UI.
    And if you want a measure of how bad things are, consider this comment from Windows group president Steven Sinofsky opening this latest epic humungousness of a Windows 8 blog post.
    Sinofsky wrote:
    With millions of people using the Consumer Preview for their daily work, we’ve seen just as many points of view expressed. Many people – from David Pogue of the New York Times to Mat Honan from Gizmodo and many more – have been quite positive, and others less so, most notably in the comments on this blog, where we’ve seen the rich dialog we’d hoped for.
    Using journalists as your defence while expressing a problem with the negative comments of your actual audience on the Windows 8 blog? Things must be worse than we thought.

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  2. #792


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Arrogance on the part of MS will get them nowhere, honestly they have ALREADY alienated many of their most loyal customers by their stealthy approach at forcing this Metro touch screen crap on them.

    If you're listening MS.... the old adage is STILL correct...."The customer is ALWAYS right".

    The "customer" wants a choice of which UI they can use as the default.

    I see this attitude seems to be increasing from many major companies over the past number of years. Basically they are waving the middle finger in the faces of their best customers, and have to some degree gotten away with it, till most recently, the consumer "push back" is just beginning, and not just at MS but many other businesses as well.

    If that CHOICE is not given to use the classic desktop as the default in Windows 8 I will be using Linux Mint on my next PC purchases. The nice thing is that it's basically FREE and it gives me what I want too.
    Linux Mint is great have you tried cinnamon?
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  3. #793


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    Windows 8 sigh its is so complex to do a simple task it will not be on my machine much longer -format and back to windows 7 - hope you are reading this MS.For those of us who do not have or need or want them, smart phones and not so smart windows just dont cut it.
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  4. #794


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    Quote Originally Posted by geordie17 View Post
    Windows 8 sigh its is so complex to do a simple task it will not be on my machine much longer -format and back to windows 7 - hope you are reading this MS.For those of us who do not have or need or want them, smart phones and not so smart windows just dont cut it.
    Hi there
    What's the problem.
    Just take 20 mins to get used to the different navigation and keyboard short cuts --there's loads of decent keyboard short cuts in W8.

    Remember it ISN'T W7 so "Unlearn" W7 while you are on W8.

    Most of people having frustrations with W8 are because they instinctively try all the stuff that they did on W7 the same way and invariably it doesn't work.

    You will need to get rid a lot of the not used tiles and organize your applications but that should be a One Off job.

    I can understand if some people don't like W8 -- that's fine -- but some of their reasons aren't really valid ones.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #795


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geordie17 View Post
    For those of us who do not have or need or want them, smart phones and not so smart windows just dont cut it.
    Hi there
    What's the problem.
    Apparently, it went right over your head how geordie17 doesn't appreciate a kiddie phone UI like lots of us, such as myself and SIW2. I'd have to say our opinions are valid as well as everyone's opinion who voted in this thread: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ssing-8-a.html
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  6. #796


    Paul;

    Timely & accurate!!

    Tully
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  7. #797


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    Now, it’s all about pretending your PC is a Windows Phone with Metro. Pull on your hipster chunky jumper, roll up your coloured jeans and let me explain over a flat white.
    In order to sell you stupid, they need to get you thinking what you've been using is stupider. :facepalm:
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  8. #798


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    Now, it’s all about pretending your PC is a Windows Phone with Metro. Pull on your hipster chunky jumper, roll up your coloured jeans and let me explain over a flat white.
    In order to sell you stupid, they need to get you thinking what you've been using is stupider. :facepalm:

    The strange thing about Windows 8 is that they would get tens of millions of NEW phone and tablet users to buy immediately anyhow with Metro, but they are negating the benefit of those new buyers by FORCING the Metro UI on desktop/laptop users.

    There must be plenty of fluoride in the water in Redmond, because they lost plenty of IQ points with their plan for Windows 8.
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  9. #799


    Who wants to learn a jillion shortcuts? I have a problem remembering a jillion passwords!

    If it is intuitive, you just use your brains & do it!

    Tully
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  10. #800


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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    After a nice experience with Customer Preview it's all gone pear shaped with Release Preview. If this is meant to be an improvement on CP I, for one, am not impressed. https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...r-problem.html
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