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I am a PC, not a tablet

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    I am a PC, not a tablet




    As far as I am aware, Microsoft are holding back the final look of the desktop version of Windows 8. That's according to CNet in any case. That said, they've had a lot to take on board the last few months feedback wise. I fear they have listened to very little of what customers are actually telling them.

    Who then are Microsoft going to listen to? Their customers, or, the Widows 8 fanbois within Microsoft who are determined to ram this touchy feely one size fits all OS down everyones throats? It seems astonishing that Microsoft has taken the two disasters of Vista and Windows Phone and bundled both of them in to one operating system. Is this short sightedness, ideology or just plain stupidity from Microsoft? Time will tell, but I think it's already starting to look very bad.

    Unfortunately for Microsoft, l think that my original statement "https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...han-vista.html" is still valid. Windows 8 is a tablet OS, no business will bother with it [even Microsoft have admitted that], desktop users seem to overwhelmingly dislike it, and, to cap it all, Apple have already cornered the entire tablet market.

    The question then remains, who are Microsoft trying to sell this odd hybrid to? Certainly not me. I've been using Windows 8 on a desktop for months now and it's not been the most fluid experience. When will Microsoft realise, it's not what's under the bonnet I'm unhappy with, it's the user interface on a desktop computer. Still, Microsoft seem to be stone deaf to me as a customer and that is beginning to really annoy me. Microsoft sticking it's head in the sand about such concerns means this OS deserves to fail, and fail spectacularly.

    As far as I'm concerned, there is still so much work to be done on Windows 8 to make it worthwhile for your average user to even consider upgrading to it that it's astonishing.

    Please Microsoft, just remember this - "I am a PC, not a tablet."
    Last edited by HPDeskjet; 03 Jun 2012 at 21:06.

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    Agreed.

    Under the bonnet, Win 8 is a lovely OS.

    But that HIDEOUS interface......
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    Oh I love the title...that says it all...
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    oh I agree, except for one point, windows vista has nothing to do with this and shouldn't be mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Agreed.

    Under the bonnet, Win 8 is a lovely OS.

    But that HIDEOUS interface......
    So all you're worried about is the interface, and you sit here everyday complaining over that. On top of that you want the rest of the world to think the same as you do and Microsoft to bend because you don't like the interface. Wow.
    I really hope you get what you want.
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    I'm a PC and a Tablet and a phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Agreed.

    Under the bonnet, Win 8 is a lovely OS.

    But that HIDEOUS interface......
    So all you're worried about is the interface, and you sit here everyday complaining over that. On top of that you want the rest of the world to think the same as you do and Microsoft to bend because you don't like the interface. Wow.
    I really hope you get what you want.
    he's not alone though is he! the interface is a crucial component to the os, while we know that under the bonnet it works better to actually utilise all of that increased performance we get stuck with a crappy ui that is meant for small hand held devices and overpriced touch screens instead of a keyboard and mouse.

    you see i'd be all for going the touch screen route if they were cheaper....a lot cheaper but they aren't are they.

    but then there is the consideration of having to reach for your screen all the sodden time, so that means having it so close to you that you can reach it comfortably. but wait, for it to be that close it would have to get in the way of the rest of my desk space and be so close to my eye balls they would end up with eye strain and a huge freaking empty space behind the touchscreen because it had to be moved so close.

    do you get why a touch screen os style won't suit the masses on a desktop yet? and you think microsoft got it right and were all just not wanting to accept change? thats not it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    oh I agree, except for one point, windows vista has nothing to do with this and shouldn't be mentioned.
    I think it does. It's public perception that matters. Once a product gets a bad smell to it, it's over. Windows 8 is more than half way there already. Microsoft got it all wrong with the introduction of Vista and it looks like it's about to happen all over again with Windows 8. That's the parallel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I'm a PC and a Tablet and a phone.
    Me too, and that's what makes it all so annoying. Different devices for different tasks. One OS cannot rule them all.
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    I can't even understand what you people are talking about. I sit in front of my PC and see a slick new interface and some really slick new Apps and I think wow what a transformation. Then when I want go to my desktop I go click and I'm there back in Windows 7 but a lot faster and slicker. I look at the new travel App and think this is great, the new history App and think I'm on another planet.

    But somehow you people see a two headed monster, I'm just not understanding you at all.
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