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View Poll Results: Should MSFT return the traditional start button to the Desktop

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  • Yes

    31 59.62%
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    21 40.38%
  1. #41


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by revocomputers View Post
    I wasn't commenting, I was just trying to understand what you couldn't do in W8, that you could in W7. I will try a second monitor, and see what the short falls are for myself.

    It's not only about what I can't do or not it's a Windows 8 consumers preview, so I comment on what I would like to see improved, what is the purpose to make a consumers preview if it's not for see what peoples likes and dislike. If Microsoft launch the preview to make peoples say ,,,wow we like it, we gone buy it …. well the fail.

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by revocomputers View Post
    I wasn't commenting, I was just trying to understand what you couldn't do in W8, that you could in W7. I will try a second monitor, and see what the short falls are for myself.

    It's not only about what I can't do or not it's a Windows 8 consumers preview, so I comment on what I would like to see improved, what is the purpose to make a consumers preview if it's not for see what peoples likes and dislike. If Microsoft launch the preview to make peoples say ,,,wow we like it, we gone buy it …. well the fail.
    As I said many times, I was just interested in what the problem was, I also think that MS would need a bit more detail. You are not the only person to say that W8 doesn't support multi screens very well, but no one has really said why.

    I don't think there is much chance of you getting the resizable start page, because that would probably mean re-writing the whole of W8.

    I know it's difficult to judge a tone of how a post was written, but my posts are not having a go at you, I'm only interested in what you have to say because I have an IT company and I'm interested in genuine draw backs to W8.
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  3. #43


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


    1985 Windows 1.0
    1987 Windows 2.0
    1990 Windows 3.0
    1993 Windows NT 3.1
    1994 Windows NT 3.5
    1995 Windows 95
    1996 Windows NT 4.0
    1998 Windows 98
    1999 Windows 98 SE
    2000 Windows 2000
    2000 Windows Me
    2001 Windows XP
    2007 Windows Vista
    2009 Windows 7
    2012 Windows 8

    It took Microsoft 16 years to get from Windows 1 to Windows XP, it took them another 8 years to get from Windows XP to Windows 7, it's going to take awhile to get to the next good Windows.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    It's not only about what I can't do or not it's a Windows 8 consumers preview, so I comment on what I would like to see improved, what is the purpose to make a consumers preview if it's not for see what peoples likes and dislike. If Microsoft launch the preview to make peoples say ,,,wow we like it, we gone buy it …. well the fail.
    I thought that MS would be taking more on board as to what has been commented upon. Not just here but in the press in general. From feedback though it would appear that the consumer preview is meant to be no more than a teaser product. No doubt stuff under the hood is still being developed especially those apps but what we see now is probably what we're going to get. And yes, we are meant to go and buy it. Whether it will make up any lost ground in the phone/tablet market we can only wait and see but I have severe reservations over the desktop taking off - apart from the OEM's. New desktop and laptop sales are forecast to fall but even so there is a huge user base already and it will stabilise. There are restrictions on what can be accomplished on a touch screen so this market will plateau at some point.

    Fortunately just about everyone has a stable Win7 product working well for them. Personally I would like to give a linux distro a whirl but you cannot install the latest Adobe products (via wine) which I use.
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  5. #45


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Personally I would like to give a linux distro a whirl but you cannot install the latest Adobe products (via wine) which I use.
    Have you considered running a Windows VM?

    There are various VM programs for Linux distros.

    I have VMware Workstation 7 installed in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    I use it when I am using Ubuntu and I need to run VMs for my Networking course.
    I also use an XP VM for playing games.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have you considered running a Windows VM?

    There are various VM programs for Linux distros.

    I have VMware Workstation 7 installed in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    I use it when I am using Ubuntu and I need to run VMs for my Networking course.
    I also use an XP VM for playing games.
    No I haven't. Not a virgin with linux but probably as good as. Just read about problems with Adobe and wine. On my Win7 rig it's running Adobe Master Collection v5.5, well bits of it anyway and wine will apparently only install up to v4.0.
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  7. #47


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Wow. Now, The poll result is 50:50
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  8. #48


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    Wow. Now, The poll result is 50:50
    Not anymore it isn't.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I am only using one screen and it is still bloody useless.


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    No I mean how many monitors?

    I have a theory that the lovers of the new start screen only have one monitor/screen, once you have more than that then it's bloody useless.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Prenium 64bit sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by revocomputers View Post
    Still every week I hear people say "what a loud of crap Vista was" and I reply "what didn't you like about it?" and they often can't reply.
    I know Vista needed more RAM, but otherwise it was a big improvement over Windows XP. The main reason it got a bad name was because it was a big step, and removing the start menu looks like a too bigger step for many people, but it's really not!
    I can answer that. Its called blue & black screens and freezes even with 4gbs of ram and video card. And all updated and still have the same issue reguardless. Then I put windows 7 and guess what? the problem was fixed.
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