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In praise of the Windows 8 Desktop

  1. #11


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    Not sure what you are expecting.

    That is his take on it. Fine he is entitled to his opinion.

    If you want another, here:

    Observations: How Microsoft Windows 8 is just like a Dilbert cartoon

    For those still unaware, Windows 8 is an OS designed for teenagers using their tablets to play Bejeweled and post on Twitter. Folks like myself who use their PC as a work tool are now irrelevant and of no value
    He is also entitled to it.

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  2. #12


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure what you are expecting.

    That is his take on it. Fine he is entitled to his opinion.

    If you want another, here:

    Observations: How Microsoft Windows 8 is just like a Dilbert cartoon

    For those still unaware, Windows 8 is an OS designed for teenagers using their tablets to play Bejeweled and post on Twitter. Folks like myself who use their PC as a work tool are now irrelevant and of no value
    He is also entitled to it.
    Yeah sorry, stopped reading after about one paragraph, utter rubbish. All I asked was to see what was wrong with Thurrots appraisal not get pointed to some nut job.
    Anyway keep up the good work, I'm sure you'll get Windows 7 back, I'm going to have another break for a while, this is getting tedious.
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  4. #14


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    You say utter rubbish and call him a nut job - because you don't happen to like it.

    I don't notice any of the so called haters saying utter rubbish about the link you posted.

    There is the difference between the few of you and the so called haters.


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure what you are expecting.

    That is his take on it. Fine he is entitled to his opinion.

    If you want another, here:

    Observations: How Microsoft Windows 8 is just like a Dilbert cartoon

    For those still unaware, Windows 8 is an OS designed for teenagers using their tablets to play Bejeweled and post on Twitter. Folks like myself who use their PC as a work tool are now irrelevant and of no value
    He is also entitled to it.
    Yeah sorry, stopped reading after about one paragraph, utter rubbish. All I asked was to see what was wrong with Thurrots appraisal not get pointed to some nut job.
    Anyway keep up the good work, I'm sure you'll get Windows 7 back, I'm going to have another break for a while, this is getting tedious.
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  5. #15


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You say utter rubbish and call him a nut job - because you don't happen to like it.

    I don't notice any of the so called haters saying utter rubbish about the link you posted.

    There is the difference between the few of you and the so called haters.


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure what you are expecting.

    That is his take on it. Fine he is entitled to his opinion.

    If you want another, here:

    Observations: How Microsoft Windows 8 is just like a Dilbert cartoon



    He is also entitled to it.
    Yeah sorry, stopped reading after about one paragraph, utter rubbish. All I asked was to see what was wrong with Thurrots appraisal not get pointed to some nut job.
    Anyway keep up the good work, I'm sure you'll get Windows 7 back, I'm going to have another break for a while, this is getting tedious.
    As soon as people say they can't do actual work on it, I'm outa here. His ludicrous comments and swearing didnt exactly win me over either. Anyway have fun I'll just get back to Angry Birds on Windows 8 that's all it's good for. I just hope the creepy charms bar doesn't jump out on me.
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  6. #16


    Efficiently doing real work can be a challenge. I got stuck today in a go round with the PDF viewer, the start screen, and trying to keep certain Windows open on a dual monitor. And then when I close the PDF viewer, rather than take me back to where I was, the Microsoft bus dropped me off on the start screen.
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  7. #17


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    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The best posting in a long time.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is that the same Paul "my contacts at MS " , "the desktop must die " Thurrott.
    you apparently don't read Thurrott very much. he criticizes Windows 8 a lot.
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  9. #19


    Great post HippsieGypsie. I clicked another one at end and then copied url for later. Sure would enjoy those movies more if I had an Italian beef & greasy fries to eat while watching them. That's what I miss most after moving to Michigan from Chicagoland. Joliet, Elgin, Rockford, Crystal Lake.
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Efficiently doing real work can be a challenge. I got stuck today in a go round with the PDF viewer, the start screen, and trying to keep certain Windows open on a dual monitor. And then when I close the PDF viewer, rather than take me back to where I was, the Microsoft bus dropped me off on the start screen.
    "Microsoft bus". That's cute. Ok. That's a flaw that I can see needs to be addressed. Some see it as MS "shoving" advertising in our faces. I'll admit it may be, but so do others. But, keep in mind that we have the choice of what's put on our Start Screen and in what arrangement. Don't like Modern/Metro apps? Don't put them there.

    May I suggest the Windows key. It usually takes you back to the last screen. Windows key is "key" in 8 more than ever. (Pun not intended)

    But as you may know, I'm a big shortcut keys user. Perhaps that's why I/we have less trouble navigating 8. I haven't performed a lot of touch navigation with 8. Only in stores. I get a sense that would be most efficient. I'm beginning to see that the mouse is the least efficient. I did train myself to use and try it for a few weeks without much trouble. Keep in mind that I never did like the mouse, so I'm probably being partial.

    All in all, Patrick, I see you giving 8 some time and patience. I feel you see the potential in what MS is trying to accomplish. I see you posted that you like your Surface Pro over other tablets. Yes? No?

    Keep on keeping on.
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