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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    We will have to disagree. My view is that the Metro interface is a pointless and useless second rate mobile phone interface that has no place on a PC. Only by deleting all the apps and installing StartIsBack to hide the monstrosity, its daft corner and edge effects, pointless lock screen etc, does Windows 8 become a worthwhile and useful operating system.
    It's not quite a mobile phone but Tablet designed touch & swipe type gui not suited for the desktop environment to start with. The problem is that someone at MS decided to have the new Surface Tablets look the same as what would be seen on the new desktops and laptops so everyone would feel comfy buying a new Surface model(which by the way sold out on the first day for the Surfacce Pro).

    The problem is the Desktop needs a "Desktop GUI" to work with! Someone wasn't paying attention to that over at MS apparently!

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  2. #42


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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    We will have to disagree. My view is that the Metro interface is a pointless and useless second rate mobile phone interface that has no place on a PC. Only by deleting all the apps and installing StartIsBack to hide the monstrosity, its daft corner and edge effects, pointless lock screen etc, does Windows 8 become a worthwhile and useful operating system.
    It's not quite a mobile phone but Tablet designed touch & swipe type gui not suited for the desktop environment to start with. The problem is that someone at MS decided to have the new Surface Tablets look the same as what would be seen on the new desktops and laptops so everyone would feel comfy buying a new Surface model(which by the way sold out on the first day for the Surfacce Pro).

    The problem is the Desktop needs a "Desktop GUI" to work with! Someone wasn't paying attention to that over at MS apparently!
    I think if they would have had two GUIs the media would have torn them to shreds for having two confusing interfaces, and like you said having the one would make it more comfy for people making the move to tablets.

    I think the whole thing will get better in time, even the Store is starting to look better already. This whole thing would have been a lot easier if CPUs and GPUs would have been more powerful, smaller and energy efficient, you can't blame Microsoft for that.
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post


    I think if they would have had two GUIs the media would have torn them to shreds for having two confusing interfaces, and like you said having the one would make it more comfy for people making the move to tablets.

    I think the whole thing will get better in time, even the Store is starting to look better already. This whole thing would have been a lot easier if CPUs and GPUs would have been more powerful, smaller and energy efficient, you can't blame Microsoft for that.
    I do not think the media could get any worse than it is now.
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    The blog writers have been having a field first bashing 8 and then making comparisons when looking at Surface and now Surface Pro. The problem is Win 8 is still a Desktop/Laptop OS while Windows RT is a Tablet OS. The Metro or Modern is Windows RT designed for Tablet. This is where MS was focused not actually on an updated gui for desktop and laptop use.

    The slippery make all look the same idea is strictly to bolster tablet sales for their new Surface Tablet series passing by the desktop users and why most are frowning at 8 to begin with. The ggek will simply work around with the 3rd party options while the noob will be frustrated immediately and be stuck not having 7 media to go backward to 7 or with a previous version when grabbing at the 8 upgrade offers to quickly. Hey no one is going to pass up a $15 cheapie or will they if they have a look ahead of time?! Many simply jumped on the 8 bandwagon and then said "oops! I goofed!"
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    I don't think it would have mattered what Microsoft did the media would have torn them to shreds, it's a whole new sport, well not that new, they've virtually been doing it since day one.

    I'm amazed at Microsofts resilience, they've been buried an awful lot of times.
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    They are not worried too much about anything as you can see from how they stripped down their main desktop OS and simply threw a tablet gui onto an updated core and called it a day as opposed to not seeing the commercial interests always onboard. The mobile market was recent with the Windows Phone while tablet has actually been around for a decade. The only thing however is that you never saw a tablet gui tossed onto any previous version like 8 has seen since MS got into manufacturing their own tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    They are not worried too much about anything as you can see from how they stripped down their main desktop OS and simply threw a tablet gui onto an updated core and called it a day as opposed to not seeing the commercial interests always onboard. The mobile market was recent with the Windows Phone while tablet has actually been around for a decade. The only thing however is that you never saw a tablet gui tossed onto any previous version like 8 has seen since MS got into manufacturing their own tablets.
    Boy you make creating a new OS sound simple, which is what they did, Windows is just an App. I personally like Windows 8 and what MS is trying to achieve. Considering I can do all the same things on Windows 8 as I can on Windows 7 I'm happy.
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    I'm going to bluntly sum up some of the angst against Windows 8: user ignorance/lack of knowledge about using it.

    Many problems would be gone in Windows 8 for many people IF they KNEW how to use it effectively. Most don't so most hate it just because they can't figure it out and sometimes don't even try to learn it and would rather toss it out the window.

    But some people don't like it for other reasons...
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    For me here the Taglet gui is more of an annoyance while not any stopping block if I did have a reason to be running 8. Unfortunately since several programs will not run on 8 and 8 no longer sees a DX version suitable(DX9c elements still goes on 7 despite DX11) for many older apps and games that was one stumbling block to add to the list!

    Rushing out to buy 8 wasn't on the shopping list anyways having found what I needed with 7 having come up from the old dos, 3.1, 9x days to present and finding MS went off in some other direction. The investment and repurchase of softwares for 7 would then need to be all replaced all over again for 8? I would be paying out nearly what I paid for the Ultimate edition back in 2009! That wouldn't be the best move at $15-$40(initial offerings) just to say I have Win 8.

    Now for others not previously moving up from XP to Vista or 7 they might like 8 simply to look at something new and blue while the practical user will say "what is this crap!" and then want an older version back! The Aero didn't always meet with 100% approval either with many looking to bring back the Classic Windows themes.

    Hard to use at first and despite expecting to be learning a new curb with each newer version MS scrambled the eggs up big time slapping a totally different gui not intended for the desktop platform to begin with into the mix! If you don't have any issues with the core elements and toss on some workarounds like Classic Shell you can be as a happy as a pig in the mud.

    And it isn't simply "user ignorance" as to why many simply do not take to 8 right off but how MS trashed the desktop OS side of things. You have to look at both sides of the story there. Now as far as the typical home users not tech geek why does Staples need to now provide free instructions for those that buy a new pc from them with 8 on it? The OS was turned upside down when comparing tablet compact to desktop platforms making things confusing as ...
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  10. #50


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm going to bluntly sum up some of the angst against Windows 8: user ignorance/lack of knowledge about using it.

    Many problems would be gone in Windows 8 for many people IF they KNEW how to use it effectively. Most don't so most hate it just because they can't figure it out and sometimes don't even try to learn it and would rather toss it out the window.

    But some people don't like it for other reasons...
    Blunt but as usual consistently off the mark.

    Just more of the I like it and why the hell don't you also. It's a lame argument.
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