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  1. #101


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    Intimidated?

    Insulted/annoyed from what I can tell.

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  2. #102


    Germany/Florida
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    And the computer gurus are intimidated by the start screen
    I don't think anybody is intimidated - it's just a nuisance on the PC. I guess it is alright for people who know nothing about computers - 4 year old kids and little old ladies. And those are always being cited as glowing example of how easy Win8 really is.
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  3. #103


    Bay Area
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    I have no bias either way on Eight. Anything I find on Eight that hasn't been posted I post. The fact that many are negative should tell you something. If you believe for one minute I specifically post negative stories then you don't know me. Posting news stories to spark debate was the plan when there was little Windows Eight to deal with. Now that Eight is out, those seeking help, and commenting on actual issues takes the forefront. But an article with a strong viewpoint is still relevant.

    That said, the fact that an article has an opinion you agree with, or disagree with, does not entitle you to trash someone with differing opinions. It seems we have diametrically opposed viewpoints, and people who feel it is there job to defend their "side". The phrase "don't kill the messenger" comes to mind. If an article is anti Eight, there will be those who are against it, and vise versa. So nothing with an opinion either way should be posted? Articles that repeat the same theme, especially over time, say something about peoples opinions. I personally will continue to post articles. A Guy
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  4. #104


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And the computer gurus are intimidated by the start screen
    I don't think anybody is intimidated - it's just a nuisance on the PC. I guess it is alright for people who know nothing about computers - 4 year old kids and little old ladies. And those are always being cited as glowing example of how easy Win8 really is.
    Just tell me one thing whs, you sound like a fairly smart sort of a guy. If people are doing real work on their computers how often are they going to see the Start Screen and why are they bothered with the number of colors on the tiles etc or even the colors of the screen shouldn't they be working in Photoshop or doing a spreadsheet or something.

    I personally think this whole thing is being completely blown out of proportion. I've got XP on an old HDD and I've got all kinds of eye candy on it but I look at it now and it looks sort of dated even though the eye candy is futuristic.
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  5. #105


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Intimidated?

    Insulted/annoyed from what I can tell.
    Honestly? Insulted.
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  6. #106


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


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    I have no bias either way on Eight. Anything I find on Eight that hasn't been posted I post. The fact that many are negative should tell you something. If you believe for one minute I specifically post negative stories then you don't know me. Posting news stories to spark debate was the plan when there was little Windows Eight to deal with. Now that Eight is out, those seeking help, and commenting on actual issues takes the forefront. But an article with a strong viewpoint is still relevant.

    That said, the fact that an article has an opinion you agree with, or disagree with, does not entitle you to trash someone with differing opinions. It seems we have diametrically opposed viewpoints, and people who feel it is there job to defend their "side". The phrase "don't kill the messenger" comes to mind. If an article is anti Eight, there will be those who are against it, and vise versa. So nothing with an opinion either way should be posted? Articles that repeat the same theme, especially over time, say something about peoples opinions. I personally will continue to post articles. A Guy
    I don't think anyone is going to worry about you posting articles, but like you said when people just keep pumping out the same negative articles about almost the same thing some amongst us are going to feel the pain, the pain of boredom.
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  7. #107


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And the computer gurus are intimidated by the start screen
    I don't think anybody is intimidated - it's just a nuisance on the PC. I guess it is alright for people who know nothing about computers - 4 year old kids and little old ladies. And those are always being cited as glowing example of how easy Win8 really is.
    Just tell me one thing whs, you sound like a fairly smart sort of a guy. If people are doing real work on their computers how often are they going to see the Start Screen and why are they bothered with the number of colors on the tiles etc or even the colors of the screen shouldn't they be working in Photoshop or doing a spreadsheet or something.

    I personally think this whole thing is being completely blown out of proportion. I've got XP on an old HDD and I've got all kinds of eye candy on it but I look at it now and it looks sort of dated even though the eye candy is futuristic.
    I never said I cannot deal with /8 - I just don't like it. I don't want stuff on my PC that was obviously designed for kids. It insults my intelligence. And I don't want things jumping at me when my cursor hits a corner and I don't want applications that take a whole screen and I don't want to go back 20 years and have to use keyboard shortcuts to get out of this misery. And when I put 'resource monitor' into search I want to see the Resource Monitor and not an empty screen and then I have to go hunt for it. I could just go on all night.

    I have been a professional operating system developer for 35 years and I want my system to look professionally, not like a device from Toys'R'us. Let the kids and the little old ladies play with it.
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  8. #108


    Posts : 5,360
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    LOL.

    Can't disagree with that.
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  9. #109


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think anybody is intimidated - it's just a nuisance on the PC. I guess it is alright for people who know nothing about computers - 4 year old kids and little old ladies. And those are always being cited as glowing example of how easy Win8 really is.
    Just tell me one thing whs, you sound like a fairly smart sort of a guy. If people are doing real work on their computers how often are they going to see the Start Screen and why are they bothered with the number of colors on the tiles etc or even the colors of the screen shouldn't they be working in Photoshop or doing a spreadsheet or something.

    I personally think this whole thing is being completely blown out of proportion. I've got XP on an old HDD and I've got all kinds of eye candy on it but I look at it now and it looks sort of dated even though the eye candy is futuristic.
    I never said I cannot deal with /8 - I just don't like it. I don't want stuff on my PC that was obviously designed for kids. It insults my intelligence. And I don't want things jumping at me when my cursor hits a corner and I don't want applications that take a whole screen and I don't want to go back 20 years and have to use keyboard shortcuts to get out of this misery. And when I put 'resource monitor' into search I want to see the Resource Monitor and not an empty screen and then I have to go hunt for it. I could just go on all night.

    I have been a professional operating system developer for 35 years and I want my system to look professionally, not like a device from Toys'R'us. Let the kids and the little old ladies play with it.
    See, I've never had those issues. My intelligence was never insulted, my pride wasn't damaged. A piece of software can't do that to me.

    By the way, xp is the Windows version with its Luna interface that looks like it was made by Fisher Price.
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  10. #110


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    By the way, xp is the Windows version with its Luna interface that looks like it was made by Fisher Price.
    Correct, that's why I never used it. It's so damn boring.
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