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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #101


    Perth West Australia
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    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM

    What is it?


    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It certainly ain't Superman! Maybe it's an iPhone or Tablet? Whatever you call it, aside from names that would cause me to be banned from this forum, M$ have lost their marbles!

    With only the basic security programs loaded, the "Tablet" Start Menu already fills three windows of my 23inch wide screen monitor, with separate icons for each sub-menu item. Even reducing the size of the icons is only temporary, and needs to be redone each time on boot up.

    And no direct boot into desktop or start menu in bottom task bar! Forget the work arounds! You've gotta be kiddng, right! Obviously M$ marketting have forgotten their first loyalty and function to serve dedicated working PC users, and have knee jerk reacted to the invasion of iPhones by targetting the younger age group with their "heads in clouds" philosophy!

    I have been Windows oriented since Win98 through to Win7, notwithstanding the many glithces in Microsoft thinking. But this is too much! Unless there are radical changes to this exploratory probe by Microsoft, I will reluctantly switch over to Apple Mac. Enough is enough already!
    Last edited by poppa bear; 29 Mar 2012 at 09:45.

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  2. #102


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is not really about the UI per se - though many seem to think it is.

    It is about exhorting people to go online to the MS clouds.

    They want you up there.

    Once you are there you are unlikely to defect.

    That is what it is all about.
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  3. #103


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    Yeah SIW2, you and I have been the more vocal about this. It is very apparent though: "To get the best features, you should sign in with your MS account." - or similar - I've seen that a few times in the kiddie screen.
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  4. #104


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    It most certainly is about the UI, sorry to disagree.
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  5. #105


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    I'm just a little p.o.ed that in order to play Solitaire, I need to show my birth certificate and provide a blood sample for dna analysis a.k.a. have UAC enabled. lol that's just wrong.
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  6. #106


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    LOL.
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  7. #107


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Perhaps that wasn't clear - per se means as such.

    Many are talking about whether the ui is more pleasant/worse/whatever from a user perspective.

    That is not the purpose of it.

    The reason it has been constructed this way is to keep showing you the metro apps , start screen ,not so subtle hints to sign up , etc - that is what it is about.

    Apple have shown the way and MS is trying to get a piece of the action.

    They are hoping the public won't catch on.

    I expect they are right about that.
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  8. #108


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    I can cope with the Apps (having made them all smaller so I don't have to keep scrolling sideways and got rid of half of them and added the ones I want) and the general UI although I think it's an insult to intelligence to take away the Desktop Start Orb/Menu but I do object strongly to being treated like an idiot by Microsoft and losing the ability to control manually how my Bluetooth keyboard gets paired/connected (see earlier post) because of their infernal and totally deficient Device Center Beta and not be given a direct link to report bugs. (Even without the Device Center Beta the process is hijacked by the infernal Metro interface).
    You post on their forums and may or may not get a response and even then it's always a 'put up or shut up' type of response, never a 'thank you for your suggestions, we'll consider them'.
    Unfortunately that has always been the way Microsoft works.

    I hope they're reading this, however I doubt they read anything.

    No wonder I'm an ex-Microsoft MVP (2009 - Computer Security).



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  9. #109


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Living in a cardboard box under the freeway > Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Living in a cardboard box under the freeway > Windows 8
    Maybe you want to rethink that though heh, lol?

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