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Its Not really that bad!!

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    Its Not really that bad!!


    Hello,

    Windows 8 will not be a disaster!

    we have to think, what do people want when they use a computer?

    The either want to use a social networking site, browse the internet, and even watch online videos.

    and with windows 8 everything is already there! Facebook, Internet explorer and Youtube apps are already installed.

    And this is why it wont be a disaster, because most people want a simple operating system, and why it will be so succsessful

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by JAW121 View Post
    Hello,

    Windows 8 will not be a disaster!

    we have to think, what do people want when they use a computer?

    The either want to use a social networking site, browse the internet, and even watch online videos.

    and with windows 8 everything is already there! Facebook, Internet explorer and Youtube apps are already installed.
    You are quite right. But if you don't have a touch screen those users you describe would be much better off on Linux Mint.

    It does all what you suggested and more in it's new installed state. Is much easier to use for people who are experienced in using a traditional Windows Machine with a keyboard and mouse.

    And to top it off it is all for free, put it on as many machines as you like, give it to your friends if you want. No need to ask anyone's permission if you change hardware.
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Oh good grief....
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by JAW121 View Post
    we have to think, what do people want when they use a computer?

    The either want to use a social networking site, browse the internet, and even watch online videos.
    That's what I do with my smartphone or tablet...not my computer. While I do some of that stuff on occasion, I do a whole heck of a lot more.


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    You are quite right. But if you don't have a touch screen those users you describe would be much better off on Linux Mint.
    Um, no I don't think so. The average user has no desire, ability or peripherals that would encourage the use of Linux on a desktop. People would be better off sticking with their XP, Vista or 7.

    And before you jump to conclusions, I'm a linux server admin for a living. I know it very well.
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    Just saw an interview with the Head of Sony - he said:

    look at smartphones - people are saying - why do I need a pc?
    There are a lot of people who will be fine with a little phone thing - they have absolutely no use for Windows 8.

    If they want a bigger screen - nexus will be fine, and cheap too.
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    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
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    You are quite right. But if you don't have a touch screen those users you describe would be much better off on Linux Mint.

    It does all what you suggested and more in it's new installed state. Is much easier to use for people who are experienced in using a traditional Windows Machine with a keyboard and mouse.

    And to top it off it is all for free, put it on as many machines as you like, give it to your friends if you want. No need to ask anyone's permission if you change hardware.

    MS is GOING to have a problem because I believe Windows 8 will be the tipping point for many users that do not care about touch screens and tablets. There are a LOT of these customers out there.

    I've used Linux Mint for some time and it is a really good OS, I would say that it is as good or BETTER than Windows 7 in most respects and indeed it is free. Contrary to the difficulties of 5 years or more ago, today Linux Mint is as easy to use as Windows 7.

    Part of my reason for migrating to it for most uses is because I am protesting the strong arm push to metro by MS. You see I am a customer and don't appreciate being patronized or forced, after all a business is supposed to accommodate customer needs, not make them adapt to YOUR products.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    I've used Linux Mint for some time and it is a really good OS, I would say that it is as good or BETTER than Windows 7 in most respects and indeed it is free. Contrary to the difficulties of 5 years or more ago, today Linux Mint is as easy to use as Windows 7.
    Well, for many people who bought a preassembled PC, the OS came with it. So, they have essentially already paid for their Windows 7.

    While Mint is a nice OS and is easy to use, it's not the same as Windows, it doesn't run the software they are used to, and it's quite possible that they may have many perhipherals like scanners, printers, mp3 players, cameras and such which simply either won't work, or certainly won't have native drivers that are going to work. These people aren't going to watch to deal with that hassle.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    The original poster may very well be correct. Maybe Windows 8 is really what people want.

    I have been thinking about it and decided that I am totally out of touch. I am turning into a grumpy old man. Metro makes absolutely no sense to me. But then neither does Facebook, Reality TV or the fascination with Celebrities.

    So I am going to put my head back in the sand and wait for Windows 9.
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    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    The original poster may very well be correct. Maybe Windows 8 is really what people want.

    I have been thinking about it and decided that I am totally out of touch. I am turning into a grumpy old man. Metro makes absolutely no sense to me. But then neither does Facebook, Reality TV or the fascination with Celebrities.

    So I am going to put my head back in the sand and wait for Windows 9.
    You may not be out of touch, but the powers that be would like to make you think that it is "you".

    If you look at TV today it seems like EVERYTHING on the major networks that is promoted incessantly is a reality show.
    Facebook is CONSTANTLY promoted by all the media outlets, interestingly before facebook there was MySpace, which was the EXACT same thing with a different owner, yet you didn't see it being hyped by ALL the major media outlets did you?

    Honestly even though there are 250 channels on sat or cable it seems like all the same mindless crap. If you watch TV there are actually very few choices because the content seems to be very similar in nature, essentially you have no REAL choice because they have restricted it. So they can claim that "the consumer" wants to watch it. Actually TV ratings for major media outlets have been decreasing for years now, many people are defecting from TV to streaming video like YT ( as have I) and I can actually watch things I want to. All of the things I like to watch are educational and instructional, and NONE of the content is created by the major media outlets. LOL

    I think there IS an agenda by the elite globalists and their corporate machines to FORCE such content for whatever reasons they have. It sure does seem that the end result is a dumbed down general populace.
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  10. #10


    McRuff,

    Don't think you are alone. While I don't think Windows 8 is bad, it's certainly not something that I am going to spend money upgrading to. Windows 7 suits me just fine, I plan to stay put.
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