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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #271


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    That is a lot of emotional horse dung.
    The pot calling the kettle black?
    If that's emotional horse dung then that pile of shite Metro is must be a pile of mule's dung (hybrid and all)....

    I really fail to see what's to defend on Metro's presence on a desktop OS. Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    I really fail to see what's to defend on Metro's presence on a desktop OS. Do you?
    Well, you'll be able to buy stuff and can you think of any nicer or easier way to make room in your wallet? I'd say MS is doing us a favor here.
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  3. #273


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    How did the words go from the song: "The Sounds of Silence"? I'm paraphrasing slightly.

    And the lemmings, (Win8 supporters), knelt and prayed, to the Metro God they'd made! Or is it more appropriate to say: Like dumb sheep to the slaughter!
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  4. #274


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    I'm feeling lighter by the minute. Should I recommend this diet to the misses?

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  5. #275


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    Yes, lots of people are happy with windows 8 - it makes them laugh.
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  6. #276


    Folks, I disliked Metro when I started, and it does take some getting used to. But as I get used to it, I keep liking it better. I use both Metro and desktop now, and I'm comfortable with the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    How did the words go from the song: "The Sounds of Silence"? I'm paraphrasing slightly.

    And the lemmings, (Win8 supporters), knelt and prayed, to the Metro God they'd made! Or is it more appropriate to say: Like dumb sheep to the slaughter!
    Metro, "Give praise unto me and celebrate my miracles."
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  8. #278


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Folks, I disliked Metro when I started, and it does take some getting used to. But as I get used to it, I keep liking it better. I use both Metro and desktop now, and I'm comfortable with the system.
    That's great that you like it and have adapted to it. More strength to you. But it sounds more like a US Marines training exercise in learning to adapt, improvise and overcome ... than an easy, ready-to-use, straight-out-of-the-box operating system.

    However, you state that you use both Metro and desktop. And therein lies the problem! There is no choice! All users are compelled to use both!

    You would have been more accurate to say you've been forced to get used to an inferior system ... if you want to use Windows 8. Which means you're making the most of a bad situation.

    But who the hell wants to pay for a so called improved system that you have to "get used to"? Or use hacks to get it to work the way you want. Simpler to buy a more appropriate alternative brand operating system.

    Nobody is asking that Metro be removed. We're simply asking that users be given a choice to circumvent it; and put back the legacy start menu! Do those two things and I'd probably be first in the line to buy it.
    Last edited by poppa bear; 11 Apr 2012 at 05:13.
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  9. #279


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    Seems to me, you have an unwilling to have to adapt poppabear. Think about (If you were there) how people that left DOS (Disk Operating System) and moved to Windows, and then again from there to Windows 95 felt. You look back and think WELL with those two I had good reason too! BUT, yet you were totally use to using them in there day, and were productive. NOW you are at the forefront of a new way to use an operating system. I see you have 2 choices stay where you are, and be stagnate, or move to the next level. We do know how it worked out for users of WinXP, they JUST fell out of the technology loop and indeed stagnated, while the rest of us continued to move forward. I can remember the words of my Drill Sargent, SOILDER! stay where you are and be a dead man, or move on with the rest of the troop and be a hero!!!(Well he didn't actually say it as more so yelled/screamed it)
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  10. #280


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Seems to me, you have an unwilling to have to adapt poppabear.
    Thanks for the input Mike but I have to disagree with the analogy between the change from Win7 to Metro, compared to the various changes from Win95 thro to Win7. I first started with computers using Commodore 64 way back in the dark ages, when your TV acted as a monitor, and you plugged the handpiece of your landline onto a modem. And have since progressed through DOS and with Microsoft thro Win98, Win98 2nd Ed, XP Home Upgrade, XP Pro, Vista Ult and Win7 Ult. And the changes all along the way have always been positive.

    So I have no problem adapting to a new and better system. However, don't make the mistake of confusing new with progess. Witness Firewire versus USB. From my point of view Metro is a giant step backwards to an archaic tile start menu. That trend is evident, and to some degree acceptable in the top task bars of MS Office 2007 onwards, Windows Live Mail 2011, and the folders in Win8 ... because you can still see the window you're working in while viewing the icons.

    However, it's totally inefficient for everyday desktop PC use where you need the start menu visible while still on the desktop. Every time you want to open a new program with Metro you have to go out of the desktop to Metro and back to the desktop. How can you possibly construe that as progress?

    I have been using a Metro style tile GUI on my Sony Android iPhone for the past year, and consider it the most pathetically inefficient system. It's not in the same league as a cascaded text menu for quick access, editing, storing, etc, while still on the desktop! Basicaly it's a hybrid half-phone, half-computer, and good at neither. And that's exactly where Windows 8 is heading.

    IMHO for Microsoft to try and have one platform for all applications is absolute insanity. I've been in marketing most of my life, and the first rule of survival is to never forget you work for the consumer, not the other way round. And you break that rule at your own peril. Which is why, as I said in an earlier post, I'm willing to give 100:1 odds on Win8 being a total disaster in it's present format.

    My gues is they will bring in direct desktop boot and classic start menu options before releasing it to the consumer market ... or risk losing their share of the Desktop market, which would be a real shame.
    Last edited by poppa bear; 11 Apr 2012 at 07:37.
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