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  1. #171


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Ray8 wrote:-
    The issue that I see with touch is whether it's a solution to a problem, or a solution looking for a problem. If it's a solution to a problem, what's the problem? If it's a solution looking for a problem, what's the problem we're looking for?
    Exactly!

    Or perhaps a 'solution' that will cause more problems than it is intended to 'solve'.

    For me, it brings nothing to the table on a desktop (no pun intended).


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  2. #172


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Just curious @Ray8

    Do you ever SLEEP. I don't think I've ever logged on to this site at ANY time day or night in the last two or three months when you haven't been active. Do you have one of those new fangled computers that you wear. !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I do sleep, but clearly our time zones overlap, so that it might appear that I'm always awake. It's 9:30 pm right now and I'm probably going to hit the sack, as it's been a stinking hot day today (37C) after a week of much the same and that kind of wears one out.
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  3. #173


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Ray8 wrote:-
    The issue that I see with touch is whether it's a solution to a problem, or a solution looking for a problem. If it's a solution to a problem, what's the problem? If it's a solution looking for a problem, what's the problem we're looking for?
    Exactly!

    Or perhaps a 'solution' that will cause more problems than it is intended to 'solve'.

    For me, it brings nothing to the table on a desktop (no pun intended).

    It does appear to be a touchy subject (pun intended).
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  4. #174


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Ray8 wrote:-
    The issue that I see with touch is whether it's a solution to a problem, or a solution looking for a problem. If it's a solution to a problem, what's the problem? If it's a solution looking for a problem, what's the problem we're looking for?
    Exactly!

    Or perhaps a 'solution' that will cause more problems than it is intended to 'solve'.

    For me, it brings nothing to the table on a desktop (no pun intended).

    It does appear to be a touchy subject (pun intended).
    Youre right Ray, this is why touch screens won't take over the world.
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  5. #175


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    But then again.
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  6. #176


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    But then again.
    LOL! Where did you get that picture of Ray?!!
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  7. #177


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Ray8 wrote:-
    The issue that I see with touch is whether it's a solution to a problem, or a solution looking for a problem. If it's a solution to a problem, what's the problem? If it's a solution looking for a problem, what's the problem we're looking for?
    Exactly!

    Or perhaps a 'solution' that will cause more problems than it is intended to 'solve'.

    For me, it brings nothing to the table on a desktop (no pun intended).

    It does appear to be a touchy subject (pun intended).
    As chair, I move to table this motion.
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  8. #178


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It seemed to me that is what you were saying, i.e. they will probably buy them again - that's a bit daft. ( As they say up north )
    I was unaware that iPhone Apps ran on Windows phones or Android.

    Some people can't even program PVRs or configure their TVs.

    Whenever people get new phones, why do they ask me for my phone number again?
    Why can't they sync/transfer it from their old phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Windows 8 now has the option to have a security question and what not to have Microsoft reset your password.
    A reasonable idea.

    Does that method work with a local account?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    And I have the device, I know what it can do. Everything is tied to your username/password and apps are designed to be deployed to every device a user has and sync via the cloud.
    Does that method work with a local account?

    It's a pity you can't read.
    I didn't say W8.
    I implied that MS want this crowd:
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Like the mobile phone users who throw away their perfectly good phones, every 6 months, because a new version has been released.
    They probably repurchase all of their "Apps" again too.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Please stop spitballing fake information.
    Since there was no citation (I'll spell it out for you - there was no link) therefore it wasn't information, it was an opinion.

    Where is your citation proving that people don't "throw away their perfectly good phones, every 6 months, because a new version has been released"?
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 12 Mar 2013 at 09:38.
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  9. #179


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    One can argue all they want for or against the future of touch. It does not change the fact that 95% of us are still using a regular keyboard and mouse to interact with Windows. If you want to understand why so many are so hostile toward Windows 8, you need only look at the fact that they designed their newest operating system for components that are not currently present on 95% of their install base, and they forced us to resort to 3rd party applications to restore ease of use functionality that should have been there out of the box. It has been close to 6 months for me, and I still cannot see the start screen as an upgrade. Had it been included as an option, even as an option to fully replace the start menu if I so chose, it would have tasted a lot better going down, and this whole release could have gone down differently. You heard it here again..
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  10. #180


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    People are different. We are not all carbon copies of one another. You cannot remove options from the OS and force everyone down the path of your choosing, and simultaneously run commercials about how easy it is customize Windows 8 and make it unique to you.
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