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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Oh well, if that's the case, I'll probably have another break from the site for a while, because it becomes a bit boring, well a lot boring really. That's why I took a few months off not long ago it's a bit depressing hearing the same stuff over and over.

    Just once, well more than once, I'd like to come on here and listen to some positive stuff, like how people are getting around their problems, finding new ways of working, discovering new apps, you know normal Windows stuff.

    Maybe even about how excited people are about seeing new Microsoft products like Surface RT and Pro, anyway that's Hans Christian Andersen stuff, not gonna happen.

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    Oh some good news, my wife told me I can buy one of those Surfy Pro things when they become available. I don't know how she came up with that I've only mentioned it a couple of times.

    I think she's in a good mood because I downloaded a game called 4 Elements 2 from the Windows 8 store for her, she's hooked, good for me though.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Oh well, if that's the case, I'll probably have another break from the site for a while, because it becomes a bit boring, well a lot boring really. That's why I took a few months off not long ago it's a bit depressing hearing the same stuff over and over.

    Just once, well more than once, I'd like to come on here and listen to some positive stuff, like how people are getting around their problems, finding new ways of working, discovering new apps, you know normal Windows stuff.

    Maybe even about how excited people are about seeing new Microsoft products like Surface RT and Pro, anyway that's Hans Christian Andersen stuff, not gonna happen.
    Goodonya! Six months should be just enough for a whole new batch of fun about the trials and tribulation of Windows 8 in an uncaring world. And don't forget, you are hearing about normal Windows stuff, right now at a forum near you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Oh well, if that's the case, I'll probably have another break from the site for a while, because it becomes a bit boring, well a lot boring really. That's why I took a few months off not long ago it's a bit depressing hearing the same stuff over and over.

    Just once, well more than once, I'd like to come on here and listen to some positive stuff, like how people are getting around their problems, finding new ways of working, discovering new apps, you know normal Windows stuff.

    Maybe even about how excited people are about seeing new Microsoft products like Surface RT and Pro, anyway that's Hans Christian Andersen stuff, not gonna happen.
    Goodonya! Six months should be just enough for a whole new batch of fun about the trials and tribulation of Windows 8 in an uncaring world. And don't forget, you are hearing about normal Windows stuff, right now at a forum near you.
    Oh no I was just thinking a few hours, I didn't want to make you too happy, well see.
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  5. #15


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    Wouldn't it be more boring if everyone here was drooling over this thing.

    You seem to enjoy your duels with Ray.



    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Oh well, if that's the case, I'll probably have another break from the site for a while, because it becomes a bit boring, well a lot boring really. That's why I took a few months off not long ago it's a bit depressing hearing the same stuff over and over.

    Just once, well more than once, I'd like to come on here and listen to some positive stuff, like how people are getting around their problems, finding new ways of working, discovering new apps, you know normal Windows stuff.

    Maybe even about how excited people are about seeing new Microsoft products like Surface RT and Pro, anyway that's Hans Christian Andersen stuff, not gonna happen.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I have yet to see any poll, anywhere, where a clear question results in a 70% favorable rating for win8.
    Look under General Support, Relative Ease of use how Windows 8 works. It asks if you like it and how easy it is to use.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Wouldn't it be more boring if everyone here was drooling over this thing.

    You seem to enjoy your duels with Ray.



    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Oh well, if that's the case, I'll probably have another break from the site for a while, because it becomes a bit boring, well a lot boring really. That's why I took a few months off not long ago it's a bit depressing hearing the same stuff over and over.

    Just once, well more than once, I'd like to come on here and listen to some positive stuff, like how people are getting around their problems, finding new ways of working, discovering new apps, you know normal Windows stuff.

    Maybe even about how excited people are about seeing new Microsoft products like Surface RT and Pro, anyway that's Hans Christian Andersen stuff, not gonna happen.
    Yeah you're probably right, I'm a fighter not a lover, sorry Ray, SIW2 has convinced me that staying is the best option.

    You're right SIW2, look I know it has some problems I've had some myself, but for some reason for the first time in a very long time, I'm actually excited by this new product and what MS is doing. It's like going from DOS to Windows, now maybe back a little bit, it's a big change. I really like the idea of the one ecosystem, I've even signed up for Office 365 for a while just to get this uniformity.

    I know it's probably harder for people who aren't into multiple PCs, tablets and phones to see the benefits, but when you're connected like I am, uniformity is king. And I'm positive that businesses will eventually see this as well.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It never gets stale. The day people stop talking about it, is the day that Microsoft (and some here on the forum) declares that there's not a problem, everyone has accepted Windows 8 as being a great product.
    Exactly.

    If people stop complaining, then other operating systems might copy the awful Metro.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Cash or not:

    Android and Apple have extended their near duopoly with a whopping 91 per cent of the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, a survey shows.

    Google's Android system was used on 70.1 per cent of smartphones shipped in the quarter, while Apple held 21 per cent, according to research firm IDC.
    Android, Apple Extend Smartphone Market Share Dominance | iPhone

    Good luck.

    If Windows 8 and RT had been separated and RT was just for the mobile space, maybe they would have had a chance. Device manufacturers are shying away from RT and Apple/Android users don't see a need for it or Windows 8. And Windows 8 users don't want RT on their desktop (excepting those Windows 8 luvvies on this forum).
    RT on a desktop? Are you sure you understand the differences between RT and the full version. RT is not able to run on a desktop no matter what you do. RT is built for a completely different architecture than normal windows. x86/64 is long instruction and RT is designed for a short instruction processor something a desktop doesn't have. There is literally no chance of RT making it to a desktop environment considering that. It would mean designing a desktop that used a short instruction processor like an ARM or RISC (I think RISC is Short Inst) But that isn't likely to happen. We already have windows which was built for x86 and there is no reason to convert RT to x86 when it already exists in that form. So basically RT was a version of windows that would run on short instruction processors found in some phones and tablets. It doesn't pan out well because it is new and there is a lack of software that we are familiar with on the x86 version.

    I think a lot of people are confused by the differences between the 2 versions and simply calling it Windows RT is not very descriptive for an average user.
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  10. #20


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    I haven't had any real issues with Windows 8, other than with some updates and system restore (which doesn't work), otherwise I've found Windows 8 easy to use. However, I absolutely detest the MPI, it should never have been a fundamental part of Windows 8 desktop and we should have had a choice to retain the Windows 7 look and feel, natively, not with third party software. It's the one thing that stops me from fully moving across to Windows 8.
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