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

  1. #41


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    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
    Makes perfect sense to me... and frighteningly I bet atleast half of all other Windows users as well. I've complained about the same exact things. Metro is a pure annoyance to use every day if you need to use the desktop (and a LOT of us NEED to use the desktop). The charms bar popping up due to the enlarged hot corners IS a serious annoyance. The full screen start menu on a 24 in monitor IS a pure annoyance.

    The low demand users may love it but high demand users revile it. MS is driving a wedge right down the middle of their customer base. We'll see where that leads in the coming months...

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  2. #42


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Fseal, it comes to mind. IT might be that Microsoft is trying to lead the seasoned Windows user away from standard version of Windows 8 to the Professional version of Windows 8, which on early indications is more directed at the power user.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Fseal, it comes to mind. IT might be that Microsoft is trying to lead the seasoned Windows user away from standard version of Windows 8 to the Professional version of Windows 8, which on early indications is more directed at the power user.
    Except that no such thing exists.

    I would have been happy with a "Professional" version of Windows 8... if it existed.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Who says it WON'T? October 26th is still FAR off! Remember till the official release of Windows 8, all the news is just speculation. Were you one of the Windows XP beta testers too? We didn't know about XP Professional till the product was officially released. I have a feeling the same will hold true here as well.
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  5. #45


    As I said before in these forums, I got a look at the Enterprise version a while back and it didn't look or behave any differently than the general-release RP. Of course anything could havbe changed between the RP and RTM, and we'll see, but I doubt there will be a significant difference. In Windows 7, Enterprise and Ultimate were pretty much equivalent: just what you got out of the box differed a little. (I don't remember all the details.)
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  6. #46


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Uh... Windows 8 is DONE, no more changes. It was put to bed on July 25th.

    They were busy metrofying the last bits of the desktop before final build.

    There is NO chance of them having done anything that drastic. The best we might have gotten is an option to turn on the old start menu in lieu of metro but the chances of that are also pretty much nil. Not zero but immeasurably close :/
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  7. #47


    UK
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    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.
    I agree with you 100%.
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  8. #48


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    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
    And what is the need to be offensive and unpolite for saying that?
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  9. #49


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    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.

    Agreed.

    So I suppose millions of users that agree with this opinion are silly?


    One thing that seems to constantly pop up in these discussions of Windows 8 is that the few that like it are very reactive and aggressive in their attacks on those that DISlike the new OS. While those that dislike it are level headed, rational, and logical in their opinions. I wonder why this is? Usually when there is a serious weakness with some aspect of something it causes folks to lash out in a defensive posture.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Like from one user that was removed from this forum for saying Windows sucks and Linux rules? Explain to me Legacy how this is a level headed objective response?
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