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Windows 8 - What Microsoft should have done..

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    Windows 8 - What Microsoft should have done..


    Windows 8 through my experiences even as a veterned IT person has made too many changes. For the common household user this new OS will bring nothing but frustration which is the exact opposite of what they were striving for. As a IT Director there is NO possible way I would recommend or implement Windows 8 into a corporate environment. It would take weeks of retraining and possibly more before users can be productive.

    Pinning, mouse scrolls, windows key combinations to do what they already did in Windows 7 / XP? Really? Is this suppose to make a more 'fluid' experience for the user? No close button? Seriously this has to be a joke. When a new user turns on their computer their first impression will be... What? What is this?

    Microsoft should have made a 'Windows 12' that has the feel of Windows 7 with some minor visual improvements (while improving the backend) and offer an 'upgrade' to a Desktop-Tablet Interface. The users who purchase this 'upgrade' are the users they are actually seeking. They should not be trying to force-feed unknowning consumers about major UI and interface challenges they will be facing.

    Windows 8 shows that Microsoft is scared. Scared of Apple and are frantically trying to duplicate the market they will never get (the tablet). They are doing more harm than good by compromising their desktop this way.

    I see this as another Vista, backend is alot stronger however it's the front-end this time that will be the downfall. Honestly to me, it's not only more difficult to use but it's ugly. I don't want to be forced to have an 'online' account just to access my OS. I don't want tons of 'squares' as a desktop. I don't want to have to search on how to do things in which I can easily do in XP and Windows 7.

    I hope dell, HP and these other major corporations give the consumer the ability to choose either Windows 7 or 8. I know Microsoft has invested too much to turn back now but all I see is regret by both Microsoft and the consumer with this new system.

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    Windows 7/8


    I, and tons of other pretty much 100% agree. :/

    Some of the desktop side of things are a nice version enhancement, but only if Metro can be killed on workstation desktops. Sadly going to have to look to third party tools for that.

    At this point or rather when all the venting is done (and I've don a LOT), in the end all we can do is try to suck up or undo as much damage as possible. The Win8 forums will be jumping hot once Win8 is actually released!!!
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Microsoft has offered a tablet edition of Windows for over a decade... it's gone nowhere. Continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

    People said the same thing about the Office Ribbon UI, and guess what? People accepted it, got used to it, and life went on. It will be the same here.
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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Microsoft has offered a tablet edition of Windows for over a decade... it's gone nowhere. Continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

    People said the same thing about the Office Ribbon UI, and guess what? People accepted it, got used to it, and life went on. It will be the same here.
    An office ribbon is just a 'little' different than a complete OS. Did the people accept Vista? Nope. Whoever is running this Windows 8 project has blinders on.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Best solution to the changes: spend somewhere from 20 minutes to an hour playing with it and know where the traditional Start button has been at.

    Problem solved.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Microsoft has offered a tablet edition of Windows for over a decade... it's gone nowhere. Continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

    People said the same thing about the Office Ribbon UI, and guess what? People accepted it, got used to it, and life went on. It will be the same here.
    Technically, Microsoft has been working on tablet computing since Windows 3. They just happen to have software that works better for that purpose now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Best solution to the changes: spend somewhere from 20 minutes to an hour playing with it and know where the traditional Start button has been at.

    Problem solved.

    My guess is that people will learn a lot about how it works from watching the inevitable commercials that will come out showing us its glories. My guess is that due to product exposure, windows 8 will be a lot more intuitive for mainstream users than it has been for beta users.

    It'll be like most people knowing their Miranda rights because they watched dragnet.
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