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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Has Bill suddenly cloned himself, it's like an echo in here.
    So it's a bad thing that someone else comes in to say their opinion about small phablets, without being accused of something they're not?
    Not at all, it's just that I find it quite ironic, considering that a day or so ago when you or Bill whined about me commenting on Windows 8 and wanted me to stop, I said that I will keep it up so that the concerns of many aren't buried and that may attract others to voice their concerns as well.

    Later I thought, I wonder? It's funny that the focus and even the mode of expression of the latest supporter is so similar to Bill's style.

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    It's an amusing comment - a little joke.

    A sense of humour is required to see it.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Has Bill suddenly cloned himself, it's like an echo in here.
    So it's a bad thing that someone else comes in to say their opinion about small phablets, without being accused of something they're not?
    Not at all, it's just that I find it quite ironic, considering that a day or so ago when you or Bill whined about me commenting on Windows 8 and wanted me to stop, I said that I will keep it up so that the concerns of many aren't buried and that may attract others to voice their concerns as well.

    Later I thought, I wonder? It's funny that the focus and even the mode of expression of the latest supporter is so similar to Bill's style.
    I know right, everyone that supports Windows 8 seems to have a well thought out logic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    So it's a bad thing that someone else comes in to say their opinion about small phablets, without being accused of something they're not?
    Not at all, it's just that I find it quite ironic, considering that a day or so ago when you or Bill whined about me commenting on Windows 8 and wanted me to stop, I said that I will keep it up so that the concerns of many aren't buried and that may attract others to voice their concerns as well.

    Later I thought, I wonder? It's funny that the focus and even the mode of expression of the latest supporter is so similar to Bill's style.
    I know right, everyone that supports Windows 8 seems to have a well thought out logic...
    I wouldn't call it that.
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    Vista and Win7


    The logic is simple - eat or die.
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Finally my stroke infested brain (though not according to Dr. Ray8) has finally figured out Ray's go in life, and that is to ensure that anyone who fines Windows 8 worth using should know (according to Ray8) that they are being mislead by Windows / Ms Fanboys. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Finally my stroke infested brain (though not according to Dr. Ray8) has finally figured out Ray's go in life, and that is to ensure that anyone who fines Windows 8 worth using should know (according to Ray8) that they are being mislead by Windows / Ms Fanboys. . .
    Problem with Ray is that because he doesn't like the MPI no one else should like it, and if they do they're a Fanboy.

    Of course that's not the only thing he doesn't like, he doesn't like anything after Windows 7.
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  8. #48


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    I like Win 8, but wasn't all that impressed with Metro out-of-the-box.
    But, once customised somewhat, it's fine.
    Yes, I do use Classic Shell, but could easily remove it without adverse effect on my usage. I use it as well as, not instead of the Start Screen.
    I find W8 to be no less 'productive' than W7, and I do all my navigating with a mouse/keyboard, just as I've always done. I do not want or need touch on my desktop or laptops anyway.
    But I think the Metro UI is fine on a smaller device.
    Yes, I've just bought a small Android tab.
    But if I could have gotten a 7" Surface RT that didn't use the pain thresh-hold as a price-setting point, I'd have been onto it like a shot.
    A bigger tablet (Surface or otherwise) isn't portable enough for my needs, I may as well take the laptop.

    I'm neither a fanboi nor a hater. There are things I like about the OS, there are things I do not. But it's been that way with just about every OS I've ever used. No biggie, I just work around what I dislike.

    Wenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    I like Win 8, but wasn't all that impressed with Metro out-of-the-box.
    But, once customised somewhat, it's fine.
    Yes, I do use Classic Shell, but could easily remove it without adverse effect on my usage. I use it as well as, not instead of the Start Screen.
    I find W8 to be no less 'productive' than W7, and I do all my navigating with a mouse/keyboard, just as I've always done. I do not want or need touch on my desktop or laptops anyway.
    But I think the Metro UI is fine on a smaller device.
    Yes, I've just bought a small Android tab.
    But if I could have gotten a 7" Surface RT that didn't use the pain thresh-hold as a price-setting point, I'd have been onto it like a shot.
    A bigger tablet (Surface or otherwise) isn't portable enough for my needs, I may as well take the laptop.

    I'm neither a fanboi nor a hater. There are things I like about the OS, there are things I do not. But it's been that way with just about every OS I've ever used. No biggie, I just work around what I dislike.

    Wenda.
    Hooray, well said Wenda, just work around what you dislike, Microsoft is never going to please everyone, it's hard to please over a billion people. It's just as easy to use with a mouse and keyboard as Windows 7.

    I always hated the Start Menu in previous Windows but I worked around it and never complained once on a forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Finally my stroke infested brain (though not according to Dr. Ray8) has finally figured out Ray's go in life, and that is to ensure that anyone who fines Windows 8 worth using should know (according to Ray8) that they are being mislead by Windows / Ms Fanboys. . .
    Not at all. I have nothing whatsoever against the core OS and applaud Microsoft for improving on Windows 7 in that respect. What I don't like is the mandated UI, Metro/Modern/Start whatever it's actually called, the Mobile Phone Interface (MPI) in my vernacular.

    If you've followed my posts, you will have observed the consistency in this respect and my disdain that the MPI has been foisted onto desktop users. That disdain is gathering momentum in the wider world, notably the interwebs, and is one of the singular consistent criticisms against Windows 8.

    It doesn't matter whether one can install a third party program to defeat the MPI, it's the fact that Microsoft has deemed all of those traditional user's wishes as irrelevant, that's what is of concern. A number here promote the MPI as the equivalent of the second coming and if one disagrees with that you are tagged a heretic.

    It's interesting to look back on history and see who were declared heretics at the time and how the world views them today. You and others might mock me now, but don't get overly comfortable.
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