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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I suppose when you're doing a pre release you've got a right to think that you own the product and are trying to get people to look at it in a certain way. They've already said that now they don't care what people do. If I were to lend you my automatic car I wouldn't appreciate it if you pulled the gearbox out and replaced it with a manual.

    I personally have never thought that Windows 8 was the end product, just a start to try to get everything looking the same and then get it all working the same. Eventually one ecosystem across devices.
    Pre-releases are issued to seek out faults and to gain feedback on the design. Microsoft either failed to listen to feedback, or their source of feedback was skewed or limited. One has to worry if Microsoft has officially stated that they don't care what the world thinks about Windows 8, as that indicates they don't care about any other aspects either. However, I do think they care, or are seriously worried, as evidenced by the backflip regarding licence transferability.

    Your car analogy doesn't make any sense at all, so I won't go there. Windows has always been an evolving product, affected by the advances in technology and the needs of society/business. But in doing so, it has evolved and generated a userbase that has made it what it is, by supporting the needs of that userbase. Now it's thrown the baby out with the bath water in the mistaken belief that it knows best, or perhaps it's really a fear of being left behind in a market dominated by what you and some others call 'toys', that's driving Microsoft into transforming Windows into another toy OS.

    Be careful what you wish for, as it may come true.
    You're like talking to a machine Ray, you sound like a tape recorder. Do yourself a favour jump in a plane and go to Silicone Valley or Seattle and sit down with Steve Balmer and tell him where he's gone wrong, I'm sure he could use the advise. Just be careful he doesn't do that chicken dance around you, you might end up getting hurt.

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    Lost the debate again and the only resort is the usual ad hominem attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Also, there is no key on the surface that will bring up the Start Screen. You cannot touch in the lower left corner to bring up the Start Screen. Instead you have to swipe in the charms bar from the right and click on Start there.
    Did your Surface not come with the Windows logo button in the center of the bezel that you can press for the start screen?

    For someone who analyses products, you don't seem to do a very good job of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    If Microsoft starts to bring out new increments yearly, I'll be a much happier guy, and I'm sure most people will be once they get used to the idea.
    "Don't worry about the daily whipping. You'll get used to it sooner or later."
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Also, there is no key on the surface that will bring up the Start Screen. You cannot touch in the lower left corner to bring up the Start Screen. Instead you have to swipe in the charms bar from the right and click on Start there.
    Did your Surface not come with the Windows logo button in the center of the bezel that you can press for the start screen?

    For someone who analyses products, you don't seem to do a very good job of it.
    HAHA! I didn't know that either. Thats cool. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Also, there is no key on the surface that will bring up the Start Screen. You cannot touch in the lower left corner to bring up the Start Screen. Instead you have to swipe in the charms bar from the right and click on Start there.
    Did your Surface not come with the Windows logo button in the center of the bezel that you can press for the start screen?

    For someone who analyses products, you don't seem to do a very good job of it.
    Hmmm, just thought that was a logo, never crossed my mind to press it.

    I only spent a short time yesterday on the surface and these were initial opinions as stated. I've used it for less than an hour. Unfortunately, still have real work to do that gets in the way of playing with the new tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    If Microsoft starts to bring out new increments yearly, I'll be a much happier guy, and I'm sure most people will be once they get used to the idea.
    "Don't worry about the daily whipping. You'll get used to it sooner or later."
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    Hi there
    Is this a new Active "Touch App" with real"Touch 'n feel Experience".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #248


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I wonder why it gets bad press?
    Why does a fictional non existent iWatch and non existent iTV get good press.
    I'm glad that you recognise the importance of comparing Windows 8 to Apple technology; it's important to understand those that you're trying to mimic and follow.
    I'll admit mimicking to an extent with store and apps. Why not? They're money makers.

    Follow? How about doing a better job at what the competition has so as to lead? The market sets the pace, not companies. Change or die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Why does a fictional non existent iWatch and non existent iTV get good press.
    I'm glad that you recognise the importance of comparing Windows 8 to Apple technology; it's important to understand those that you're trying to mimic and follow.
    I'll admit mimicking to an extent with store and apps. Why not? They're money makers.

    Follow? How about doing a better job at what the competition has so as to lead? The market sets the pace, not companies. Change or die.
    How has Microsoft done a better job? Remember, we're talking about the RT, if we're talking about chasing Apple and Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post

    I'm glad that you recognise the importance of comparing Windows 8 to Apple technology; it's important to understand those that you're trying to mimic and follow.
    I'll admit mimicking to an extent with store and apps. Why not? They're money makers.

    Follow? How about doing a better job at what the competition has so as to lead? The market sets the pace, not companies. Change or die.
    How has Microsoft done a better job? Remember, we're talking about the RT, if we're talking about chasing Apple and Android.
    Apple has been following and copying throughout their whole existence, name one thing that they've bought out that wasn't already out there.
    Oh and don't forget Android OEMs pay Microsoft a hell of a lot in licensing fees.
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