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The real genius of windows 8!

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    The real genius of windows 8!


    The real genius of windows 8 isnít in the structure of the metro screen; itís in the potential of the app store or in the Linux world the repository. Linux / unix has been using them system for far longer than anyone else. But itís the ability to add software with 0 efforts that makes windows 8 more flexible. We can argue into forever about rather or not the metro screen is more efficient, however that isnít the real power, itís in the selection of apps people make and rather or not MS can make the available or not that will make or break this. I for one am excited about that possibility. Annoying issues with the screen can be fixed, but the repository canít be overlooked as just some worthless add on. In the near future gone will be the days of installing software with 6 plus toolbars and the changes to home screen to go with it. Just seamlessly add your software without even a prompt to the next button. That is more efficient and time saving than standard install, not to mention more securely. Because of the controls placed on the app store you wonít be downloading software from potentially dangerous sources like you could before even if you thought it was safe. Viruses will be cut waayyyyyy down there is all kinds of advantages to this no one here is talking about.

    I know there are plenty of techies here, including myself that know how to avoid the toolbars, viruses and malware. I have fixed many computers for people who could not. The desktop will be good to us as always but the real power of windows 8 is in the app store potential.

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    It will be interesting to see for sure, I have said more or less the same thing before, if there are 10's of thousands of apps that are worthwhile and cheap than it has a chance but right now with a clumsy UI, only 99 apps and nothing really out doing windows 7 at the moment it is going to be a hard sell unless of course you put it on a touch screen mobile device, for us home desktop pc users it's not looking all that great right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    It will be interesting to see for sure, I have said more or less the same thing before, if there are 10's of thousands of apps that are worthwhile and cheap than it has a chance but right now with a clumsy UI, only 99 apps and nothing really out doing windows 7 at the moment it is going to be a hard sell unless of course you put it on a touch screen mobile device, for us home desktop pc users it's not looking all that great right now.
    Trust me, I am already there, however, I'm going to give it the opportunity to show me success or fail. I wrote a 3 page single spaced review on windows 8 that I deleted because I'm a bit of a maverick and I see potential in this like I see in Linux desktop although Linux desktop has a ways to go. If they give us both high quality and mobile apps it will work greatly but if it remains nothing but a mobile app repository than it may fail. The real tool in Linux is the repositories that give you access from cheap games to full office suits if MS does that that it will ROCK!
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    You make an interesting point, slacker3343, and only time will tell if that potential is tapped to any great extent.

    Most Windows users (myself included) are accustomed to the way Windows has always done things. It's going to take a little effort to get people to realize what's available and how they can make use of what they have available.

    Just a case in point: when I installed Windows 8 for the first time I wondered "what happened to all the games? Windows has always included a few games." Then I opened the Microsoft Store and found all kinds of games and tons more that I didn't know even existed. How do we tell people "hey, there's lots of stuff available to you - come take a look"?
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    Heh I would not call being the very LAST one to the party anything like "Genius".

    As you point out Linux (And of course Android, iOS and OSX) have been doing this forever. FINALLY Windows joins the party and it's Genius? Hahaha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Heh I would not call being the very LAST one to the party anything like "Genius".

    As you point out Linux (And of course Android, iOS and OSX) have been doing this forever. FINALLY Windows joins the party and it's Genius? Hahaha...
    I was thinking the same as you, but did not want to say as much since I'm new. Glad you said it first.

    No offense to anyone!
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    Well I suppose I should be nicer over all now that you mention it

    Windows 8 has made me grumpy!
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    Nah, I didn't interpret your post as grumpy or anything like it. To be honest, I have very little usage of RTM. I installed it on a laptop for my bro and he is I.T. illiterate to the fullest. I saw him messing with IE Metro and I said most of us don't like that area of the system. He was like "ya, I don't like it" but kept on using it like he did when he actually does know how to get to Firefox desktop I made for him lol.

    He was on pof.com so maybe the automatic full screen view had something to do with it since I showed him F11 numerous times for FF but he fails to remember. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Heh I would not call being the very LAST one to the party anything like "Genius".

    As you point out Linux (And of course Android, iOS and OSX) have been doing this forever. FINALLY Windows joins the party and it's Genius? Hahaha...
    HeHe! This post made me smile.
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    Ok, I get it everyone is having fun with me calling it genius. I thought about that when I wrote it and left it that way. It will really be the driving force behind rather or not it will be success. It was poor word choice I admit it.
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