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Desktop make over?

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    Desktop make over?


    along side the start menu i thing they should change the desktop as well instead of just using the same one over and over agian.... xp & vista & win7 they r all the same.

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    How is Windows 8 identical to XP?
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    I think this too. Microsoft needs to scrap the Aero design of the Desktop for metro design. It's an odd thing to have the two together. My bet is that by the Release Candidate probably later in a few months, we'll see the Desktop with metro design, with metro iconography and probably based more on typography.
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    That would guarantee the destruction of Microsoft's "Enterprise Market" share.
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    @IceFire- xp is the same as win8 just like the others r the same, icons r the same right click options r the same, overall look is the same task bar, time and date in the same place, aside from windows 8 they all have the same start menu. so far thats all microsoft has changed.

    @COKE ROBOT-I agree, but i dont know about everything being metro.

    @Lehnerus2000-I disagree, if microsft dont do more to change their OS there going to be forgotten about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post

    @Lehnerus2000-I disagree, if microsft dont do more to change their OS there going to be forgotten about.
    So they should drop the market that makes all of their profit (businesses)?

    The Apple crowd aren't going to swap their iDevices for W8.
    I doubt that many Android users will swap either.
    The tablet and phone markets are long gone.

    If MS p*** off their business customers, then they will be forgotten soon enough.

    If they are going to have to retrain their staff every couple of years anyway, businesses will swap to Linux:

    • No hardware upgrades required.
    • No licenses fees.
    • Easy to connect to existing Windows systems.
    • Immune to Windows malware.
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    @Lehnerus2000-Im not understanding ur point here man. but as far as them dropping the market that makes the profit thats not what im saying, im saying just change it. u cant have the same thing for year and expect to be on top forever.

    also, as far as the tablets go if they keep making them better they will one day have the ability to have a full and power full os on them witch will allow them to take over the laptop market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    @IceFire- xp is the same as win8 just like the others r the same, icons r the same right click options r the same, overall look is the same task bar, time and date in the same place, aside from windows 8 they all have the same start menu. so far thats all microsoft has changed.
    You have to remember the sole reason for Desktop's existence is for legacy applications, and for people that still need the familiar system. When Windows Vista came out there was a severe resistance, not because of the bugs and the overactive UAC system, but because it operated completely different to it's ancestors. Most people don't like having to rethink how to use their computer just to read their email. If they did, other OSs with very different interfaces, such as Mac OS X or Linux, would be much more popular.
    @COKE ROBOT-I agree, but i dont know about everything being metro.
    Mostly Metro for desktop would be a theme. Just think of Luna for XP (which made XP look different from it's predecessors) and Aero for 7. Nothing stopping anyone for making a Metro theme for desktop.
    @Lehnerus2000-I disagree, if microsft dont do more to change their OS there going to be forgotten about.
    And what is Metro? chopped liver?

    You say that Windows 8 is the same as XP, and that Microsoft has to change Windows more or be forgotten. Can you please elaborate? What are the exact steps that you think Microsoft has to do in order to not be forgotten?

    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    @Lehnerus2000-Im not understanding ur point here man. but as far as them dropping the market that makes the profit thats not what im saying, im saying just change it. u cant have the same thing for year and expect to be on top forever.
    When was the last time you saw Texaco touting "new and improved Gasoline"? Because of Microsoft's business users, Windows is more of a tool than a shopping item.
    If you had to drive to work and back everyday, would you like it if every time you bought a new car you had to learn how to drive all over again? No. You're in the car to get to work, not to drive.
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    @IceFire- first off i like u ur fun to talk to.

    2nd, yes u do see new Gasoline= electric, biodiesel.

    3rd, ur point about cars... just take a look at cars from the 90s and the cars now, they r completely different. if u when to a car dealership today and sat down in a 2012 car u would have a hole list of "how do i do this's" maybe the driving part would be pretty close to the same but everything else is completely different.

    4th, if u look at a computer as a tool (and id be willing to bet only about half of computer customers do) then go down to ace hardware and look at the tools they have there u would notice ur normal everyday tools then u would notice they have tools that r new and improved, like having more than one function or just simply being able to do it better than other tools.
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