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    Wonder why MS is in a panic now then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I actually would prefer to interact with the Desktop with touch. From my toying around with DPI settings on Windows 8 and a touchscreen, that makes a WORLD of a difference with touch input. Targets are just sized up a notch, which is all that you really need quite honestly is that DPI change, maybe changing icon size as well but that's dependent on the person.

    Typing with touch on Windows 8 is also what makes it better suited for tablets than 7, that keyboard layout in Windows 8 is honestly the very best touch keyboard on a tablet I've come across to date.

    But, if you have a tablet PC running 7 and end up using it more with a mouse and keyboard than touch.....it sounds like some purpose is defeated, no? Also, Windows 8 is just SO much more better on the Desktop than 7. There is Storage Spaces to take advantage of (if you're running Pro on a tablet, you have data redundancy features, on a TABLET!), Hybrid Boot, a revamped Task Manager, Windows Defender, and just overall improvements that makes using Windows 7 almost like using a rotary dial telephone over a keypad phone.
    Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. As posted in one of the reviews, changing the DPI settings upsets other things, so it's a kludge. This is where Microsoft erred in a big way, they should have allowed Windows 8 to work at any screen resolution and that would have addressed a number of issues. It almost seems that they have acknowledged this in a backhand sort of way, by displaying some things at 150%.

    If you're suggesting that using a mouse and keyboard with a tablet is defeating the purpose, can you please ask Microsoft why they produced the click-clack keyboards. Clearly they thought that a keyboard was important, or even essential. But what do they know?

    The main issue that just about everyone has with Windows 8 has nothing to do with the underlying OS and the incremental improvements that it has added to the Windows 7 baseline. And, seriously, the examples that you mention in no way affect the average user experience, or would even be evident to the average user. Certainly the click-clack suits in Funky Town would think a Storage Space was in the attic or basement of their house, and a Hybrid Boot was something you could wear to a football match and later to a cocktail party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Wonder why MS is in a panic now then.
    Because a Fruit Companies toys became popular.

    And now it's going to get even worse, every major Newspaper and website is enthralled with what may be Apples entry into the curved screen watch market.

    I can't believe that this is major news.

    There will be even more people walking into posts and canals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Gee, I wonder how Microsoft managed to get 92% of the market with nothing worthwhile. Do you realise that Apple once had 16% of the market because of Professionals, they all left because Apple wasn't doing anything for them.
    I'm talking about apps, Microsoft seems to have now abandoned that 92%, to some extent with Windows 8, saying they are all wrong. The 92% are not the future, we will create a new future for you, whether you like it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Gee, I wonder how Microsoft managed to get 92% of the market with nothing worthwhile. Do you realise that Apple once had 16% of the market because of Professionals, they all left because Apple wasn't doing anything for them.
    I'm talking about apps, Microsoft seems to have now abandoned that 92%, to some extent with Windows 8, saying they are all wrong. The 92% are not the future, we will create a new future for you, whether you like it or not.
    Microsoft has never abandoned anybody, that would be Apple again, that's why the Pros deserted them. If they are deserting people why even allow Windows to run at all, there is virtually nothing you can do on Windows 7 that you can't on Windows 8.

    If you don't like the future no one is saying you have to stay with MS, you can go out and buy a nice cheap $3000 MacBook Pro and $1100 128GB iPad. Or put Mint on your dual monitors and run Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

    it is their business and I'm pretty sure they would have liked to just patch up Windows 7 every year, but that was never going to happen with Google and Apple sniffing around.
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    I guess that's why so many are trying out Windows 8 and going back to Windows 7. The people want what they know, like and are comfortable with. No one like to be forced into situations that they don't like or want. But hey! What do people know, they're just dumb computer users that can't see the future.
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    And here as well.

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    I think the following seems to be appropriate here.


    . We Seek Out People Like Us to Avoid ChangeBecause new information bothers our brains, we tend to find friends and form groups that reinforce our beliefs—whether they're correct or not. When many people agree, it's easy to discount the opinions of others in the face of undeniable logic. This occurs because of a phenomenon known as the illusion of asymmetric insight. David McRaney, writer of the blog and book about self-delusion You Are Not So Smart, explains:




    The illusion of asymmetric insight makes it seem as though you know everyone else far better than they know you, and not only that, but you know them better than they know themselves. You believe the same thing about groups of which you are a member. As a whole, your group understands outsiders better than outsiders understand your group, and you understand the group better than its members know the group to which they belong.




    This lovely phenomenon gives you cause to discount conflicting information as bias and stick with what you know. Essentially, you attack the possibility of change because you think you know better than everyone else and have the friends to back you up.
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    Looks like Bill has been on the turps, posting that here, there and everywhere (whatever it means). It sounds like an acknowledgement of defeat and he shall now watch all three screens of his iPods at once, contemplating farts, facebook and felines (LOL cats).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Looks like Bill has been on the turps, posting that here, there and everywhere (whatever it means). It sounds like an acknowledgement of defeat and he shall now watch all three screens of his iPods at once, contemplating farts, facebook and felines (LOL cats).
    Read the first line a couple of times, it'll come to you, but then you also have to read the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Looks like Bill has been on the turps, posting that here, there and everywhere (whatever it means). It sounds like an acknowledgement of defeat and he shall now watch all three screens of his iPods at once, contemplating farts, facebook and felines (LOL cats).
    Read the first line a couple of times, it'll come to you, but then you also have to read the rest.
    I read all of it and my 'whatever it means' was sarcasm in lieu of 'what a load of crap'. Or more to the point, 'what a load of self-serving crap'. Take the reverse, and you're it.
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