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Windows 8 is a few steps backwards

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    If the "progress' from CP to RP is any indication of things to come, I wonder whether the RTM will work at all on a desktop. This is too bad because I was really a fan of the CP. But now it is difficult to 'think positive'.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If the "progress' from CP to RP is any indication of things to come, I wonder whether the RTM will work at all on a desktop. This is too bad because I was really a fan of the CP. But now it is difficult to 'think positive'.
    How so?
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  3. #33


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If the "progress' from CP to RP is any indication of things to come, I wonder whether the RTM will work at all on a desktop. This is too bad because I was really a fan of the CP. But now it is difficult to 'think positive'.
    Eh? The RP works way better than the CP did, it's faster and more stable.
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  4. #34


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You guys are lucky. I have nothing but trouble in 2 installations. But hope always dies last.
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  5. #35


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    microsoft should do one thing, make a proper version of windows 8 for the desktop, as is the current version is great for tablets but far from suitable for desktops.

    it's pretty obvious almost everyone agrees that the current version is not good enough for desktop computers yet more than good enough for tablets and netbooks, surely that means microsoft have to do just one thing...make the desktop versions for desktop users instead of trying to get them to use some tablet version they really aren't interested in.
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  6. #36


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there @ coke robot.
    The problem isn't SWITCHING between windows -- but when you need to have them OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY.

    Many times I need to have at least two (and usually 4) windows open --for example translating a document from one language to another or comparing several "What if" scenarios using different values on several worksheets in an excel workbook.

    That is a more realistic work place scenario -- switching windows is fine but not "In Metro mode" where they are all full screen.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #37


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You guys are lucky. I have nothing but trouble in 2 installations. But hope always dies last.
    What kind of troubles are you experiencing?
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  8. #38


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there @ coke robot.
    The problem isn't SWITCHING between windows -- but when you need to have them OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY.

    Many times I need to have at least two (and usually 4) windows open --for example translating a document from one language to another or comparing several "What if" scenarios using different values on several worksheets in an excel workbook.

    That is a more realistic work place scenario -- switching windows is fine but not "In Metro mode" where they are all full screen.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I'm with you on this one Jimbo
    I have "two" 1280x1024 LCD displays, I can't open two metro apps on one screen let alone try to open two at the same time on separate monitors.
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  9. #39


    There is a split screen option available if you have at least 1336 pixel of horizontal resolution. It allows one Metro app and a desktop app to share the screen. Too bad they can't make it two Metro apps...
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  10. #40


    All these comments from you knowledgeable folk about my original thread makes for extremely intreresting reading. However, my point still is that Microsoft appear to be making it difficult for the mouse and keyboard brigade. For the millions of desktop users poking a monitor screen (apart from all the other negative issues with W8) will not instill them with the desire to buy the new OS. Gazz9496 is correct when he suggests Microsoft should bring out a non tablet based version of W8. Until then I'll have to plod along with W7.
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