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Do You think that Windows 8 is that bad?

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  • Yes

    20 32.26%
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    30 48.39%
  • Somewhat

    7 11.29%
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  1. #51


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    MS are doing a great job so far with the main ui - the sophistication and customizing options are about as modern as you can get with current hardware.

    Animation, fading, transparency,shadowing and being able to customize all of those and the continuing improvement - some of that is new in win8 main ui - are excellent.

    Gman is on the button that the future holds 3d and eventually something akin to holography.

    Metro is the complete opposite of modern , let alone futuristic.

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  2. #52


    Vote yes. It just doesn't do much of anything better than W7.
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  3. #53


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    Vote yes. It just doesn't do much of anything better than W7.
    Hi there
    The Windows to Go concept is EXACTLY what roving consultants need and want. Whether the traditional I.T dept is able and willing to embrace this technology is another issue -- but that's not a technical but a political problem.

    Ms is actually WAY WAY ahead here -- although it will take time before this type of stuff is universally used -- and probably the biggest obstacle will be from the I.T dept itself as it feels its control over how users access central I.T services is being eroded.

    Most people in any business --especially if they've worked for YEARS in them do not like to feel they are being sidelined - especially by "Bog standard Users".

    Ms DEFINITELY has a winner here even though it might take some time before this is realized.

    The whole idea of a "Portable Desktop" HAS to be a win win scenario for everyone -- company doesn't need 10 zillion licenses and the consultant can use software they are used to using in their normal jobs..

    Access to specialized company software such as Back end SAP systems, portal stuff or CRM / shopping baskets etc. can still be done through company VPN's etc.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #54


    It's not bad but it definitely could be better. Feels like they have an unfinished product. Desktop and metro mixing doesn't feel right it just feels obviously different. As a matter of fact doesn't even feel like there is any mixing it's two separate worlds where they don't even blend. What I really don't like is the fact that after all these years we still need certain programs to view common files. For example we need the live photo gallery to view .tiff and some other formats and even raw files. It should be baked into the operating system.
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  5. #55


    It DOES take some getting used to. But after using it for a while, I love it.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro & Linux Mint


    If I made an operating system and loads of potential customers were moaning about it, I would give them what they want along with what I think they want.

    How hard can it be to put back the start button and give the option whether to boot to Metro or not.
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  7. #57


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Philgo View Post
    If I made an operating system and loads of potential customers were moaning about it, I would give them what they want along with what I think they want.

    How hard can it be to put back the start button and give the option whether to boot to Metro or not.
    Well, I think it's a little bit more complex than that however, yes, that does cover much of what's going on. My objection to what MS is doing this time is that they're foisting the touch-centric type interface on everybody (including desktop users who don't want or need it) in place of a paradigm that is well known and understood. Yeah, I know you can go to the desktop from Metro and that will probably work out OK however the fact that Metro is pushed as the default front-end with no choice in the matter is really kind of silly.

    I have no doubt that they could have left the desktop as-is and brought Metro in as a subsystem that could be launched from the desktop when on a desktop machine or run by default on a tablet device with a simple option setting provided to control that behavior. There is some other agenda at work behind this. (I'm not implying "evil" agenda, just an agenda).

    Until and unless the O/S offers some compelling feature that I just can't live without I see no point in disturbing a well functioning Win7 (or XP or Vista for that matter) desktop system with Win8. Just exactly why would a desktop user ever be compelled to run Metro unless ... unless there existed an application that only exists in Metro form that someone has to have.

    At any rate this will all be very interesting to watch how it shakes out.

    -Max
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