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This is why I believe Windows 8 will be a success.*

  1. #11


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    I bet the reason why marketing firms hit hard on the youth is maybe perhaps they're aren't cynical or pessimistic?
    And also, the Desktop is pretty touch friendly. I know for sure myself.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, the Desktop is pretty touch friendly. I know for sure myself.
    Which could be mostly considered pointless for the overwhelmingly large percentage of devices that would current run Windows 8 which don't have any touch capability.

    Even if I could touch my monitor and launch an application, I still don't want full screen apps on my computer monitor. It's just a waste of space. Let me resize the Window so that I can have multiple things running. That IS what Windows is to me.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Even if I could touch my monitor and launch an application, I still don't want full screen apps on my computer monitor. It's just a waste of space. Let me resize the Window so that I can have multiple things running. That IS what Windows is to me.


    conclusion:
    Windows means windows, Metro means walls. And many windows can fit in a wall you know.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, the Desktop is pretty touch friendly. I know for sure myself.
    If you actually checked, the desktop experience on Windows 8 is INFEREOR to that on Windows 7 for touchscreen users.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, the Desktop is pretty touch friendly. I know for sure myself.
    If you actually checked, the desktop experience on Windows 8 is INFEREOR to that on Windows 7 for touchscreen users.
    I have checked, it's pretty good for touch. Although I used touch with the Release Preview, much isn't too different other than the forward/back buttons which I don't get why Microsoft made smaller. Not that great for the mouse as it becomes a smaller target. But for general usage and file management, works rather good.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And also, the Desktop is pretty touch friendly. I know for sure myself.
    If you actually checked, the desktop experience on Windows 8 is INFEREOR to that on Windows 7 for touchscreen users.
    I have checked, it's pretty good for touch. Although I used touch with the Release Preview, much isn't too different other than the forward/back buttons which I don't get why Microsoft made smaller. Not that great for the mouse as it becomes a smaller target. But for general usage and file management, works rather good.
    I guess it's not that bad, but it's worse than it was in 7. On that note, your original statement is correct. Still, the fact that desktop is better for touch in 7 just has that level of irony...
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  7. #17


    Excellent thread, full of well-thought-out points and opinions. I think my family and friends will like the "cleaner, less complex" interface of Windows 8...
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  8. #18


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    Win7 Ultimate and trial Win8


    The only thing I would change is I believe that once the older people realize how easy everything is to SEE and email can be checked with the touch of an icon with no typing of an address, it will be popular. Being able to pin Facebook, for example, and the shortcut states Facebook with the Facebook icon will help. Not like the dainty icons others use. Just my .02, looking at it from the users POV.
    Last edited by ebradley; 20 Sep 2012 at 12:34. Reason: grammar edit
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Actually yeah, being able to see everything at once is a huge plus. A couple months ago when I showed off Windows 8 to a family I know, one of the questions as was if internet shortcuts can be pinned to the Start Screen and such. Definite yes.
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  10. #20


    I barely notice the start screen. No reason to have my mail or anything there. It's nice to have the choice to do that. I do see the metro side appealing to someone that wants to keep their phone, tablet and computer in sync with those things. I think not including the desktop would've been a horrible thing.

    Don't know if I end up with a win tablet or phone I might use the metro side more. One thing I wish is that the metro side and desktop interacted better with notifications.
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