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7 Reasons Windows 8 RT was DOA

  1. #61


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    If something is beyond criticism, then it's beyond hope.
    That is an excellent point - I like.

    The Windows 8 and RT fanboys now seem to rival the Apple fanboys. There is nothing worse than getting the eyes hazed by excitement. I think a healthy amount of analysis and criticism is good for any product.

    None of the options at hand are perfect. When it comes to price/performance, everybody has to judge for themselves which option provides the most bang for the buck.

    I went with the Nexus. You may choose another option. That is completely understandable because you may have different requirements. But that does not mean that the one solution is better than another solution. There is no 'one size fits all'.

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  2. #62


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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    All 'gimped' MS products are doomed to fail. Why buy 8 Basic when you can get an ungimped Pro later?

    From this consumers point of view I wouldn't touch the RT version. If I was to be swayed from an ipad, I'd want what Apple CANT give. Currently MS cant do that.

    Questionably inferior tablets (model dependant), A 'notreally-OS' reliant on an app store with sweet flap all to offer? Yeah - here's my credit card...

    As it stands, the MS app store is full of crap. Adding more crap daily still adds crap. Unlike Android/apple, which whilst admittedly have had years to establish a presence - there still aren't enough 'good' MS apps to counteract the bad.



    Buying RT when you can buy PRO is like buying an Apple Touch vs an iPhone.






    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I still take Windows RT over android or ios...
    That's because you are rampant fanboi set on repeat.



    If you aren't an MS employee, I'd look into that particular trait. It could be indicative of a deeper problem which currently and affects you in real life adversely.
    You literally just described current ipads and android tablets.
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  3. #63


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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post




    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I still take Windows RT over android or ios...
    That's because you are rampant fanboi set on repeat.



    If you aren't an MS employee, I'd look into that particular trait. It could be indicative of a deeper problem which currently and affects you in real life adversely.
    I take offense, you don't know my life and yet you think you do.

    No, I take Windows RT tablets any day of the week over android and ipads as THEY FIT MY PURPOSES BETTER THAN THE REST, that is if I were to buy an ARM tablet. What part of the many reasons Windows RT offers stand above the rest don't you understand?
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  4. #64


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    Windows RT offers stand above the rest don't you understand?
    This is a pretty ridiculous statement. You just outed yourself.
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  5. #65


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Funny how people that have never used a Surface RT can make accusations of how useless it is or how it doesn't compare to an Android tablet or iPad. I'm not saying that the Store has many good apps at this stage but really that is the only gripe people use against it or can use against it. Apps will come and will get better in quality, but having the ability to access flash sites makes up for a lack of apps. There are a number of quality games and having the ability to use an Xbox controller to play those that support it makes for even a better experience. I could care less about not being able to install desktop apps, if I wanted that I would have picked up Surface Pro or any other Windows 8 tablet. However having the desktop has been a great feature just in being able to manage media and having that file structure to work with.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    . . .just another article about why "I" hate Windows 8.
    Which seems to be the relevant and quite mainstream discussion that is taking place regarding Windows 8.

    You could also say "Just more proof of the lack of acceptance of Windows 8."

    I am very interested in this discussion across multiple threads because it brings out a lot of discussion about how people like their UI. The discussion also brings up how change is received and if change is what people really need?

    Was Windows 7 better? Was it an OS that was complete and good to go? Do we need to change it or can we say it is just what we need and please stop changing, innovating, improving and tacking on. Just leave it be and let us get to work.

    I think were seeing some of that now. Don't mess with a good thing. Just leave it be until it needs to be fixed.
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  8. #68


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    Vista and Win7


    I think the general feeling by the advanced users is that Microsoft could have very well implemented the 'improvements' like performace, security (if any), the new Task Manager and whatever else is useful within the framework and UI of Windows 7. The Metro UI should have been reserved for the tablets and the tablet applications, which are of questionable value for the desktop. They could have been offered as a seperate package a la Windows Live - maybe even for a price.

    There was absolutely no need to rock the boat to the extent they have done and make the life of the advanced desktop users miserable. Granted, for a newcomer or a very light user, the new UI may work. But there is millions of the other kind of users who are now discombobulated.

    I am sure they will pay a hefty bill for that mistake.
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  9. #69


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If something is beyond criticism, then it's beyond hope.
    That is an excellent point - I like.

    The Windows 8 and RT fanboys now seem to rival the Apple fanboys.
    That's the one area that W8 has had "unbridled success" in.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think the general feeling by the advanced users is that Microsoft could have very well implemented the 'improvements' like performace, security (if any), the new Task Manager and whatever else is useful within the framework and UI of Windows 7. The Metro UI should have been reserved for the tablets and the tablet applications, which are of questionable value for the desktop. They could have been offered as a seperate package a la Windows Live - maybe even for a price.
    Agreed.
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  10. #70


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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    . . .just another article about why "I" hate Windows 8.
    Which seems to be the relevant and quite mainstream discussion that is taking place regarding Windows 8.

    You could also say "Just more proof of the lack of acceptance of Windows 8."

    I am very interested in this discussion across multiple threads because it brings out a lot of discussion about how people like their UI. The discussion also brings up how change is received and if change is what people really need?

    Was Windows 7 better? Was it an OS that was complete and good to go? Do we need to change it or can we say it is just what we need and please stop changing, innovating, improving and tacking on. Just leave it be and let us get to work.

    I think were seeing some of that now. Don't mess with a good thing. Just leave it be until it needs to be fixed.
    Just leave it be, the same thing they said about DOS and Windows XP and I'm sure about the horse and buggy.
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