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MS Brilliant Move

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    MS Brilliant Move


    What if the RTM re- introduces choice.

    Choose your default interface - choose start menu or start screnn, flip back and forth as you wish.

    Any other niggles would be forgotten - things that have been removed, etc.

    There would be a huge roar of almost unanimous approval.

    Yes, Ms are listening - they have produced the greatest o/s ever ...!

    That would be the best launch MS could ever hope for.

    A Brilliant Move.

    It takes courage and imagination.

    We shall soon see if Mr Sinofsky has made that brilliant move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What if the RTM re- introduces choice.

    Choose your default interface - choose start menu or start screnn, flip back and forth as you wish.

    Any other niggles would be forgotten - things that have been removed, etc.

    There would be a huge roar of almost unanimous approval.

    Yes, Ms are listening - they have produced the greatest o/s ever ...!

    That would be the best launch MS could ever hope for.

    A Brilliant Move.

    It takes courage and imagination.

    We shall soon see if Mr Sinofsky has made that brilliant move.

    Hi there

    ".............Well if Pigs could fly ...."!!!

    (while we are at it also forget that whole cackhanded copy from Apple of an App store -- it's never going to work in Europe -- anti monopoly laws will prevent Ms from controlling software distribution in the first place (and a lot of other jurisdictions have just as strict anti-monopoly laws too).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Microsoft is a damn good company. No company can match Microsoft in terms of its taking care of its customers. And no operating system can match Windows! I love Microsoft and Windows as well as Microsoft's policies and its foresightedness!
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    Overall I really like Windows 8. I use it at home and work now. If they did offer choice, all I would ask for is the choice of what I boot into desktop or Start screen. At work I would like it to go to the desktop and home the Metro screen. Other than that I have no issues with it.
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    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by JPainter View Post
    Overall I really like Windows 8. I use it at home and work now. If they did offer choice, all I would ask for is the choice of what I boot into desktop or Start screen. At work I would like it to go to the desktop and home the Metro screen. Other than that I have no issues with it.
    That really is the crux of the largest complaint which could easily have been solved by making "home" Metro centric and "Professional" desktop centric...
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    FSeal, I understand that's what makes some people mad. I see it as barely an issue. It takes half a sec to hit desktop then I'm good for the day. But given the choice yeah change it. Guess we will see right?
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    Unfortunately there are several things that get you back to the metro screen weather you want to see it or not, but yeah, once the RTM hits we'll find out how much it can be "Excorsized"

    I haven't tried to do a lot of it with the CP because there was the unknown of how MS might try to block things like StartX etc. Starting tomorrow I'll get into hacking at it in ernest. As well as trying to get it fully integrated with my network, hooked up to multiple printers, playing nice with my WHS (Ugh, crosses fingers) etc... That's when the S will really hit the F, when I actually attempt to use it "for real".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPainter View Post
    FSeal, I understand that's what makes LOTS of people mad.

    I see it as barely an issue. It takes half a sec to hit desktop then I'm good for the day. But given the choice yeah change it. Guess we will see right?
    Fixed this for you. LOL
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    That would indeed be a shrewd move... but methinks there is way too much intransigence at ms central, plus their arrogance leads them to believe their own bs.
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    Win 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Unfortunately there are several things that get you back to the metro screen weather you want to see it or not, but yeah, once the RTM hits we'll find out how much it can be "Excorsized"

    I haven't tried to do a lot of it with the CP because there was the unknown of how MS might try to block things like StartX etc. Starting tomorrow I'll get into hacking at it in ernest. As well as trying to get it fully integrated with my network, hooked up to multiple printers, playing nice with my WHS (Ugh, crosses fingers) etc... That's when the S will really hit the F, when I actually attempt to use it "for real".
    Good luck.


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JPainter View Post
    FSeal, I understand that's what makes LOTS of people mad.

    I see it as barely an issue. It takes half a sec to hit desktop then I'm good for the day. But given the choice yeah change it. Guess we will see right?
    Fixed this for you. LOL
    Haha thanks. Still don't think it's something to be "mad" about. Maybe it's just me, and that's ok.
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