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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My car has a steering wheel and a foot clutch, and they work well.

    But I wouldn't want them on my motorcycle.

    Wenda.
    especially if you don't have 3 feet lol

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  2. #232


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Interesting and Weird


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Unfortunately I cannot get the shared clipboard to work (but drag/drop works). Mint is the only distro where the shared clipboard does not work. I have it working with Ubuntu and Zorin - and also with Windows 8.
    I have VMware Workstation (v7.1.6) and VMware Player (v5).

    I have a problem with my Ubuntu 10 VM with Copy and Paste to/from the host (it works one way, but not the other).
    It could be a problem with that VM though, as it was created by merging 2 Ubuntu VMs into one.

    It works correctly with my XP and W7 VMs.
    I'll have to check my Linux Mint VMs.
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  3. #233


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    It's interesting to hear that Photoshop, AutoCAD etc are not natural to use with existing technology, but touch makes them as natural as scratching your butt. I'm surprised that graphic artists, photographers, architects and engineers have managed to produce anything to date, without touch enabled monitors. I'm simply gobsmacked that I can produce large format prints from RAW images with nothing but a keyboard and mouse.
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  4. #234


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is strange.

    I liked Vista.

    When I realised a lot of people didn't (to put it mildly), I didn't get upset. I didn't make up all sorts of rubbish. I didn't go into a state of denial.
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  5. #235


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I think the luvvies are getting desperate, given that they are now trying emotional tactics rather than facts, which they fail at completely. Yes I agree, it's the user interface that I'm talking about and that really is the so-called crowning glory of Windows 8, the app screen. What's the opposite of the Oscars? Is it the Razzies? Then that's what the MPI deserves, a Golden Razzie for forsaking all the hard earned userbase for a bit of touchy feely fluff.
    Want facts, Ray? Here's some facts:

    Evolving the Start menu - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    To really bring this all home, let’s take a look at where people are pinning their apps. Figure 4 reveals that 85% of people have three or more items pinned to the taskbar compared to a mere 23% who have the same number pinned to the Start menu. Although the taskbar and Start menu have different pinned defaults, many people do customize both of them when they want to. The message is clear that the majority of people want most of their apps on the taskbar rather than having to dig into Start.

    A new opportunity for Start

    With the Windows taskbar becoming the key launcher and switcher for the desktop, and the Start menu being revealed as a poor everyday launcher, an opportunity appeared to reimagine Start and make it into something more valuable. Since we now know most of you can (and do) just use the taskbar to access the things you commonly use on the desktop, this freed us up to make Start even better at its unique strengths and to unlock new scenarios. Improved search, more room for all your programs, tiles that are alive with activity, and richer customization all suddenly become possible when the venerable, but aging, Start menu is transformed into a modern Start screen. Stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll talk about the Start screen and how it represents the way we use our PCs today.
    These Start Menu facts along with market demand for touch led MS to the creation of the Start Screen. The full screen is in proportion to the human finger, which is where the size of the Start Menu failed. They have to move on to touch-based UIs or die.

    More on the reason for Modern/Metro:

    Designing Metro style: principles and personality | BUILD2011 | Channel 9

    If you want to stay in the 20th century, that's your business. Perhaps you may not like to take risks. We choose to move onto new ways as we always have.
    Thanks for the stories Hippsie. According to these I'm a fairly typical modern user who likes an uncluttered interface with few distractions.

    Even more surprising, I'm also very typical when it comes to my distaste for the Start Menu a useless piece of clutter which I rarely used.

    No wonder I like Windows 8, I'm not stuck in the past.
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  6. #236


    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Disliking some aspects of Win 8 does not mean that someone is stuck in the past.
    Especially if they are actually using Win 8, not simply knocking for the sake of it.
    There have been aspects of most OSes that I haven't liked. Didn't stop me from using them.

    Wenda.
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  7. #237


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Bill

    Thanks for the stories
    It seems you know they are stories. MS PR dept is busy. Some people actually believe them.
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  8. #238


    You're welcome. I was the same way. Taskbar or desktop shortcuts. Start Menu was a PITA to use IMO. The only time I used it was WinKey -> right arrow -> Enter.

    I always disliked the mouse. I'm using more of the shortcut keys to navigate. More WinKey then ever. Navigating much faster than in 7.
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  9. #239


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    You're welcome. I was the same way. Taskbar or desktop shortcuts. Start Menu was a PITA to use IMO. The only time I used it was WinKey -> right arrow -> Enter.

    I always disliked the mouse. I'm using more of the shortcut keys to navigate. More WinKey then ever. Navigating much faster than in 7.
    I really wish I'd never grown so used to the mouse, shortcut keys are much faster, though I must admit, even with the mouse I can navigate Windows 8 a lot faster than I ever could Windows 7. Windows 7 is almost dead to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is strange.

    I liked Vista.

    When I realised a lot of people didn't (to put it mildly), I didn't get upset. I didn't make up all sorts of rubbish. I didn't go into a state of denial.
    I liked Vista too, but yeah I did get upset with people, much as I do now, simply because a lot of criticisms were and are unfounded. I'm sure Ray will go through 4 or 5 years of my comments now to make sure I really did like Vista, but I really did.
    Why can't we just keep moving on, I'm bursting at the seams to see what's in Windows Blue and Windows Purple and Windows Orange.

    Touch control, gesture control, voice control, eye control and mind control, hurry up, I can't wait.
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