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Forget it... This business won't be going "Metro"

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    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (sorry Windows 8 but you are not for me)

    Forget it... This business won't be going "Metro"


    After several weeks with this Windows 8 I quit. Even with the tips to bypass and alter Metro and even with the very slight boot increase, I truly see no benefit to upgrading to the RTM version after seeing and experiencing what I have, nor do I envision any business adopting this OS.

    This reminds me of how hard it was to take the leap from XP to Vista, except instead of going to a more advanced "looking" system I'm going for a kindergarten variety.

    Microsoft…. Windows 8 at this point is an Epic Fail. When you come out with a non-Metro version that is more refined I will give it another shot but as of now this is just not for me or my business.


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    I believe the key to success/fail would be the "reason to upgrade" because that's where a majority of the sales would be. However, if presented with a Windows 8 system to do your business/work there is really no reason to reject it. The Start screen (properly configured) and the App screen simply replace the Start Button menus from XP or Win7 and are possibly even easier to use. There may even be a useful Metro App someday.
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    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    However, if presented with a Windows 8 system to do your business/work there is really no reason to reject it.
    Sorry, but I don't quite understand the reasoning. From a business POV I see no reason whatsoever to accept this new OS. None.

    Unless you'd like to clarify your point?

    Cheers,
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  4. #4


    I agree to upgrade the computers in your business does not make sense. If you need to operate in a foreign environment for some reason (consulting on site) and are presented with a Windows 8 system it can be easily configured to do whatever you would have done with XP or Win7. That's an unusual case but that's what I mean by "presented with a Windows 8 system".
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  5. #5


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8 Home 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    However, if presented with a Windows 8 system to do your business/work there is really no reason to reject it.
    Sorry, but I don't quite understand the reasoning. From a business POV I see no reason whatsoever to accept this new OS. None.

    Unless you'd like to clarify your point?

    Cheers,
    For a business point of view, there was no reason to stop using Windows 3.1.
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    You are a consultant. They are paying you a lot of money. You must work on their site with their computer. It has a Windows 8 operating system. They have all the programs loaded you need for the job easily accessed and used from the Desktop screen.

    You can either work with the Windows 8 system or find another job. Your choice :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie AppsHer View Post
    For a business point of view, there was no reason to stop using Windows 3.1.
    A lot didn't.

    At some point you've gotta move on, but the case for businesses to switch to 8 is weak right now.

    Windows 8 fails to wow CIOs, at least so far | TechRepublic
    Why You Might Not Upgrade to Windows 8 | Entrepreneur.com

    Enterprises not waiting to board Win 8 train - ZDNet Asia News
    Could Windows 8 Destroy Microsoft’s Hold on the Enterprise Market? - LockerGnome
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think this is so hypothetical that people say Windows 8 will fail in the enterprise, mainly due to the fact that many enterprises are mitigating to 7, so of course they won't go to 8. Even then, Windows 8 isn't a meager update to the Start Menu and Taskbar UI, it's supposed to be radically different. That's why Microsoft did this. They redesigned a product to gain ground in the tablet market, because if they don't, they never will. They did this so one day, we'll be using computers in a totally different way because the simple spirit of Windows 8, not being afraid of change.
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    Someone will come up with a way to bypass the Metro aspects of Windows 8 that will make the Start menu mimic Windows 7 and keep all the inner workings of Windows 8 and all the improvements inside Windows 8 will continue to function. Something is going on inside even when you take away the metro screen and see that memory useage is almost half of what Windows 7 uses and I am sure Windows 8 is a winner.

    Several programs have gotten some of it right but none that I have seen have been able to replicate what Windows 7 start had in a fashion that was available in the Developer Preview of Windows 8. Bringing that capability into the Consumer and future releases of Windows 8 would go a long way toward solving all the perception problems with the interface. Hope the capability is developed soon by someone and this nemisis is removed from Windows 8 soon.
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  10. #10


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Business of the future?


    Quote Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
    Microsoft…. Windows 8 at this point is an Epic Fail.
    Unless the "business of the future" relies on its employees wasting time on Facebook and "Angry Birds".

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    They did this so one day, we'll be using computers in a totally different way because the simple spirit of Windows 8, not being afraid of change.
    Like hurling the machine at the nearest wall and switching to something like Linux?
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