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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
    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.
    RT on the desktop is the MPI (Mobile Phone Interface), the Start Menu, the Modern Interface, the Metro interface, the stupid boxes that fill every inch of your screen. An utter piece of rubbish on a desktop, even on a tablet running Windows Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 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.
    Exactly.

    If people stop complaining, then other operating systems might copy the awful Metro.
    Metro looks good on big screens, it's just some of the Apps that don't look too crash hot at the moment, but they'll get there. I know my wife likes some of the games and I like Xbox Music and the travel App and Office 365 looks good on there, and I see Pulse has just made an appearance.
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  3. #23


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    Metro looks crap on a big screen. Why would anyone want a menu to fill an entire screen? It should be a window that could be sized and moved to suit the user, not an 'in your face' statement saying this is what your mobile phone looks like.
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  4. #24


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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.
    So true. But I don't think there's much chance that "we" will stop talking about it or Microsoft.

    Microsoft is in trouble and needs to make fundamental, deep-seated and necessary product changes if they are to maintain any significant market share and mindshare going forward. I believe they are doing that and personally like the Windows 8, RT, Phone, and Cloud strategy they are attempting and hope they pull it off (only time will tell).

    The future (today?) will be fragmented with more than one player in dominate roles and leadership positions. The era where one company – Microsoft – dominates is over. I remember when IBM was dominant in their markets. They aren’t today, but they are still a substantial competitive force. That’s what Microsoft has to do, i.e., continue to be a market force even with a diminished market share. Doing that will be the measure of success.

    We won’t know the verdict for many years yet, which gives us all plenty of time to prognosticate in this and other forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Metro looks crap on a big screen. Why would anyone want a menu to fill an entire screen? It should be a window that could be sized and moved to suit the user, not an 'in your face' statement saying this is what your mobile phone looks like.
    That's your opinion Ray, and I know many others, but this is the way it is for now, and it's not that hard to avoid. Who knows what will eventuate in the future but the idea is there and that's what counts.
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    But note that what started this thread was a news report from an interview with Microsoft; it's not something that I concocted out of thin air just to stir the hornet's nest. These questions are being asked worldwide of Microsoft, they are issues that are becoming far more prevalent as Windows 8 becomes better known. They are issues that are being reported more frequently and widely.

    Microsoft will have to take notice, the bottom line will be the driving factor and currently Microsoft is being rather quiet about that bottom line. We haven't heard a rant from Bulmer for quite some time and if Windows 8 was kicking all of those goals that were clearly predicted, then he would have been bellowing out the success story.

    But it isn't a success story, it's beginning to look like a tragedy. The vast majority of people that Microsoft has targeted simply ignore Windows 8 (Surface etc) and those that have taken the plunge are frustrated by what has been provided (apart from a few who just bath in its radiance, until the gloss wears off). If Microsoft doesn't start to listen, then it will be in major trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    But note that what started this thread was a news report from an interview with Microsoft; it's not something that I concocted out of thin air just to stir the hornet's nest. These questions are being asked worldwide of Microsoft, they are issues that are becoming far more prevalent as Windows 8 becomes better known. They are issues that are being reported more frequently and widely.

    Microsoft will have to take notice, the bottom line will be the driving factor and currently Microsoft is being rather quiet about that bottom line. We haven't heard a rant from Bulmer for quite some time and if Windows 8 was kicking all of those goals that were clearly predicted, then he would have been bellowing out the success story.

    But it isn't a success story, it's beginning to look like a tragedy. The vast majority of people that Microsoft has targeted simply ignore Windows 8 (Surface etc) and those that have taken the plunge are frustrated by what has been provided (apart from a few who just bath in its radiance, until the gloss wears off). If Microsoft doesn't start to listen, then it will be in major trouble.
    Well my opinion is if they come here looking for answers they might as well shut the gate now, they need a future, not a past.
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    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" - Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 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.
    Exactly.

    If people stop complaining, then other operating systems might copy the awful Metro.
    Actually, android is starting to copy some pieces from Windows Phone, google already has pretty much taken the metro design form into most of their online services. apple is kind of doing the same on ios and iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" - Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás
    Yeah, the past included Windows vista, Zune, 2000, Bob, Office 2007, Windows 7 Windows Phone, and many other things. If there is one thing that won't repeat is vista. Since then, anything about Windows has been pretty tight lipped unlike before. Actually, things from Microsoft in general seem to be more tight lipped...
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