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The worst thing since Microsoft Bob: What is MS thinking?

  1. #31


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    They'd have to convince me to buy one, and I worked for a touch screen company for well over a decade!

    But maybe that's what gives me the insight to be able to know how much a touch screen does not work on the desktop. Not visually and not ergonomically.

    The only desktop use for a touch screen I can see at all is in the Cintique case, or even an Intuous tablet where the screen is actually UNDER your hand the entire time (Like a ginourmous tablet...)

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  2. #32


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Customer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Bob? This is a ploy to torture us into buying a touch screen PC..BUT they don't really have to convince us to buy one, it's our WIVES they need to convince. LoL
    LOL I agree! AnD of course our bank accounts.

    The other factor of course is to go with a MacAir which I am considering. I love my iPad and you can run Windows on a Mac as well as the Apple operating system. That might be the ticket for me eventually. But first I will install Win8 final release on my old laptop in October and see how that goes.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    pparks1 said
    Originally Posted by Coke Robot Like, jimbo for example, on another thread he didn't get why there wasn't a search bar in the Windows Store and therefore though it would be a pain to find an app. But, metro apps use the Search charm to search for something in that app, or different app. Sometimes I go out of my way to correct a fallacy about Windows 8 that someone is touting, sometimes though.
    Like Jimbo, I too was unable to figure out how to search for anything in the Windows 8 store. To use the search function from the charms bar just wasn't very intuitive to me, or Jimbo for that matter. Being corrected on this issue is excellent and I'm glad that somebody did set me straight.
    HEY!! Where's my KUDOS for that at? I was the one that explained the search in the charms bar issue!!!
    Kudos.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    They'd have to convince me to buy one, and I worked for a touch screen company for well over a decade!
    Really?!
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm convinced to buy a touchscreen monitor. Went back to the not so best buy and continued to tinker and play with their Windows 8 AIO PC they have running. I tried out the Desktop and Explorer and went about doing some of the usage scenarios I go through. If I can snap TWO windows AT THE SAME TIME, my life will be complete. I will be the maestro of my PC. Honestly, I think some things can be made better, like the little flick gesture to select a file or folder should be implemented as I have to use the Ctrl button to do that in Explorer. But, setting that aside, I found it is actually easier than with a mouse. Cutting/copying files and folders to a snapped window and pasting them is easier, ESPECIALLY with the Ribbon. Even doing a right click is simple with touch.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm convinced to buy a touchscreen monitor. Went back to the not so best buy and continued to tinker and play with their Windows 8 AIO PC they have running. I tried out the Desktop and Explorer and went about doing some of the usage scenarios I go through. If I can snap TWO windows AT THE SAME TIME, my life will be complete. I will be the maestro of my PC. Honestly, I think some things can be made better, like the little flick gesture to select a file or folder should be implemented as I have to use the Ctrl button to do that in Explorer. But, setting that aside, I found it is actually easier than with a mouse. Cutting/copying files and folders to a snapped window and pasting them is easier, ESPECIALLY with the Ribbon. Even doing a right click is simple with touch.
    Dude, we all know you drink the Koolaid but are you really planning on reaching across your desk to use a touchscreen? LOL, at least by days end you will have a great trap/deltoid workout.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm convinced to buy a touchscreen monitor.
    Don't worry, none of us here will try to stop you in any way. We just won't join you in the fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I found it is actually easier than with a mouse.
    Well, that is all that really matters then. If it's easier and more efficient for you, you found your technology.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Even doing a right click is simple with touch.
    It's pretty easy with a mouse too.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post

    Dude, we all know you drink the Koolaid but are you really planning on reaching across your desk to use a touchscreen? LOL, at least by days end you will have a great trap/deltoid workout.

    Yeah, really. There is NO reason to buy an expensive and INFERIOR performing touch screen monitor when there are PLENTY of excellent and affordable ordinary monitors out there to choose from.

    I do not NEED a touch screen monitor for my desktop because touch has NO place on a desktop PC.

    Just like I won't be blowing a chunk of cash on some overpriced 3D television set. Heck most of what is available on TV and even the movies today aren't worth spending on either.
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  9. #39


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    After many months of using W8 I am back to W7.

    And what a relief.

    I like to have the last versions installed always and be up to date, but God thank you for the Start Menu, for not having Metro, for not having the horrible charms showing up all the time, etc, etc, etc.

    I feel at home again. I love you Windows 7. You are so normal and logical for a PC compared to that nightmare called W8.

    I am starting to think that this might mean the beginning of my end with Microsoft in every sense. Everything they are doing, such as the new Outlook Mail replacing Hotmail, is just worse, ugly and horrible ideas.

    I think they are going to crash beyond Windows, the crash can be generalized affecting their whole range of products. So many stupid and annoying ideas together can't survive long.
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  10. #40


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    After many months of using W8 I am back to W7.

    And what a relief.

    I like to have the last versions installed always and be up to date, but God thank you for the Start Menu, for not having Metro, for not having the horrible charms showing up all the time, etc, etc, etc.

    I feel at home again. I love you Windows 7. You are so normal and logical for a PC compared to that nightmare called W8.

    I am starting to think that this might mean the beginning of my end with Microsoft in every sense. Everything they are doing, such as the new Outlook Mail replacing Hotmail, is just worse, ugly and horrible ideas.

    I think they are going to crash beyond Windows, the crash can be generalized affecting their whole range of products. So many stupid and annoying ideas together can't survive long.
    This is the most silly reply I have seen here so far

    Jeff
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