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Do You think that Windows 8 is that bad?

View Poll Results: is Windows 8 that bad?

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  • Yes

    20 32.26%
  • No

    30 48.39%
  • Somewhat

    7 11.29%
  • I am not sure

    5 8.06%
  1. #41


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I think the clue to how much Microsoft expects to earn from you via the cloud will be reflected in the price of retail versions of Windows 8 when they begin to appear in the stores. If relatively cheap when compared with previous versions, look out!

    Remember that the marketing Department at Microsoft is in many ways indistinguishable from a cartel of Central American Drug Barons, and will encourage the distribution of free samples outside school gates in order to hook future customers.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 2
    win 8 cp


    If major business vendors can agree that the cloud is the way to go for business applications (Oracle, IBM) then it makes sense that Microsoft would create a consumer OS to give them traction in this market. With most major corporations now offering IPads as an alternative to the laptop for senior executive and those employees that are on the road for the majority of the time it is not hard to see why Microsoft have designed Win 8 the way they have they need an equivalent device and operating system but with the ability to still retain corporate standards to keep IT departments happy. The OS still needs work but the ability to customize most of the metro style apps from the opening screen if required and the ease of use to get too most required dialogs via the search make the case for me. I look forward to the release candidate - and hope fully a fix to the mail account problems (adding removing).
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  3. #43


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by revocomputers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    why should a desktop user ever see metro in the first place, let alone have to switch back-and-forth to it during the course of their work?
    I don't know why you think you have to keep switching back-and-forth? I don't have to. I only use the Metro screen to launch programs, which is far easier than finding programs on the old start menu. The programs I use all the time I pin to the task bar.
    I dunno, perhaps you're right. Still, to me the thing doesn't seem like an upgrade in any sense. I have absolutely no use for the Metro interface in a desktop environment. Unless something else about the system sells itself to me as a reason to upgrade I just don't see the point. I've read the technical specs. It just doesn't offer anything I need or want. Perhaps at some point if I wind up buying a system that has it installed by default I may revisit the idea but it doesn't present itself as acceptable as an upgrade to any of the systems I already have.

    -Max
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  4. #44


    Architecturally, Windows 8 is superior to Windows 7 in every way. Its lighter, faster, and handles system resources better. But, I do not like how they are forcing metro on us. Metro is useless on a desktop/laptop. I LOVE the new lock screen. Its nice to have a large clock with appealing background. Would be even better if you could setup an aquarium or some sort of moving animation. It would save me from having to buy a fish tank for my 3 year old.
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  5. #45


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
    Architecturally, Windows 8 is superior to Windows 7 in every way. Its lighter, faster, and handles system resources better. But, I do not like how they are forcing metro on us. Metro is useless on a desktop/laptop. I LOVE the new lock screen. Its nice to have a large clock with appealing background. Would be even better if you could setup an aquarium or some sort of moving animation. It would save me from having to buy a fish tank for my 3 year old.
    LOL ... well yeah, we absolutely must have a cool lock screen eh? Well ... I don't have any more 3-year-olds around my house, the kids have all grown up and my wife and I are just waiting for the cat and dog to die off so we can keep the house clean! ;-) If you want a cool lock screen go to the HAL project (halproject.com) and get the screen saver. Makes your machine look like it's running Metro (HAL 9000 O/S) when the screen saver kicks off! (Where do you think the idea for Metro came from?)

    As far as architecture goes, I guess I don't much care anymore. I've been writing code for a little over 35 years now and it's been awhile since the lower-level stuff mattered to me. I used to write device drivers and O/S-level stuff but now I just write business intelligence logic (in my regular job) and desktop applications for my own use.

    To me, Metro is just an ugly front-end that I don't like. I was a Windows Mobile user up through 6.5 but once I saw Metro I ditched WM for an iPhone4. I don't expect that Metro in Windows will make me ditch my Windows equipment as I have way too much invested in hardware and software to toss it and go "Mac" but it will take a major "gotta have it" feature to get me to consider upgrading anything I'm running to Metro. So far said feature has not presented itself. Win7 will not owe me a penny once I'm done using it!

    -Max :-)
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  6. #46


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    The Metro part is THAT BAD for a desktop. It has NO place on any desktop.

    I won't be buying it.

    I was originally under the impression that the use could select which layout he wanted and that it would be a "one click" solution that was accomplished during the first use (boot) of Win8 obviously this is not the case.

    ALSO JUST SAY NO TO THE CLOUD!
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  7. #47


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I voted no.

    To me, Windows has been something that has slowly evolved, and doesn't always have something magnanimously different to it. 7 is much like vista, vista is just a securer, slower performing, glassy-looking version of xp. Xp is a prettier and better navigable version of 2000. Simply put, Windows doesn't TRULY change a lot. That is good for usability, but that can't stay the way it is. Windows 8 changes everything.

    Honestly, once you actually USE the Start Screen and not pee on it and complain it doesn't do this or that or ruins something or another, it's excellent. Yes, there does need work to improve it, but that's why it's still in development. The Desktop we know and love in 7 still remains, but needs the modern metro design and better integration. It's not that bad as people claim it to be.
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  8. #48


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


    The Desktop we know and love in 7 still remains, but needs the modern metro design and better integration.
    I hope you are being ironic.

    A small portable device has a tiny screen.

    Therefore simplistic little retrograde squares are a compromise one can accept.

    On a larger screen those compromises are not necessary and one can indeed have a sophisticated modern design.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The Desktop we know and love in 7 still remains, but needs the modern metro design and better integration.
    I hope you are being ironic.

    A small portable device has a tiny screen.

    Therefore simplistic little retrograde squares are a compromise one can accept.

    On a larger screen those compromises are not necessary and one can indeed have a sophisticated modern design.
    Then what would be a more sophisticated modern design for the Desktop?
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  10. #50


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Then what would be a more sophisticated modern design for the Desktop?
    Not taking anything away from the design(ers) of Win 7 desktop, because it is great. Aero is great too. But with today's modern graphic cards, amazing things can be done.

    You want reimagined? (Talking to Microsoft here.) How about looking at modern 3d games and making Windows like that? Like the menu of games even...let my graphics processor work to make my desktop...work hard...make that thing gleam and jump off my screen.

    So many peoples' machines won't handle it and/or enterprise will not want that, but they can make it a choice to use. It wouldn't be easy but well within means to be done. Hire game producers if necessary. Make Windows into a modern 3d game gui. Now that would be something. Make everything you do look and feel like you were running a 3d game and/or its settings menus. Then, a legacy option if one so chooses.

    This would be the "proper" way to push sales of hardware, instead of Metro nonsense.
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