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  1. #111


    years from now , everyone will look back into this post and realize how silly it was saying allthis bullshit about windows ,

    using IE LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    years from now , everyone will look back into this post and realize how silly it was saying allthis bullshit about windows ,

    using IE LOL
    I think you might be wrong because this time, it is different.

    There was criticism in te past when the OS changed. Like the pre SP1 Vista was criticized for buggy drivers and rightfully so. But most comments came from people that had never used Viste, and they got egg on their face as you can see here.

    Even Windows 7 got some flack because of the new taskbar and the omission of the Quick Launch chevrons.

    But for Windows 8 the uproar is different. It comes mostely from people that have actually used Windows 8, so they have a pretty good knowledge what it is. And Windows 8 is not being criticised for some minor missing features or too many bugs (although it is less stable than Windows 7).

    Windows 8 is a complete change of direction away from the desktop with major UI elements that are completely unsuitable for a PC from an operational point of view and an ergonomics point of view. M$ left more than a billion PC users orphaned and there is no indication that they plan to take care of them. I think that will not have a happy ending for M$.
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  4. #114


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    This chart tells it all. Worse than Vista which was not really bright. And that is Windows 8 on all devices. Vista was only PCs.

    Click image for larger version

    Source: Net Applications measures operating system usage by tracking unique visitors to some 40,000 websites it monitors for clients.
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  5. #115


    Quote Originally Posted by Whs
    Windows 8 is a complete change of direction away from the desktop with major UI elements that are completely unsuitable for a PC from an operational point of view and an ergonomics point of view. M$ left more than a billion PC users orphaned and there is no indication that they plan to take care of them. I think that will not have a happy ending for M$.
    Moreover, just look on the Metro screenchot on the monitors in computer adds... It's immediately obvious that Microsoft is offering an entertainement platform rather than a working station.
    Not only are they losing image credibility with the professional users but with almost everybody. M$ thinks that most of home users are using a computer manily for entertainement. They are wrong. Even if 99% of them have an account on facebook, most of the poeple do work on their computer. Personaly I don't know a single person, young or old who doesn't do some serious or semi-serious job on their computer on a regular basis.
    If Microsoft keeps on thinking that we buy a PC just for social networks, photos and weather, they are going to get serious problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by WHS
    This chart tells it all.
    Even worse than Vista... Here we are!
    Indeed, given the fact that it includes all devices, the PC figure must be much worse. And the real use of Modern/Metro on PCs even more pathetic because that's the only possible reason why poeple don't want W8.
    Seriousely if somebody willing to purchase a new computer is looking at a screen like this or like this Do you think he or she will want to buy? I woudn't.
    It realy doesn't look serious.
    "Do you want one of these computers?" "No, sorry, I want a computer with Windows on it. It's for shcool, you know."
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  6. #116


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    years from now , everyone will look back into this post and realize how silly it was saying allthis bullshit about windows ,

    using IE LOL
    I think you might be wrong because this time, it is different.

    There was criticism in te past when the OS changed. Like the pre SP1 Vista was criticized for buggy drivers and rightfully so. But most comments came from people that had never used Viste, and they got egg on their face as you can see here.

    Even Windows 7 got some flack because of the new taskbar and the omission of the Quick Launch chevrons.

    But for Windows 8 the uproar is different. It comes mostely from people that have actually used Windows 8, so they have a pretty good knowledge what it is. And Windows 8 is not being criticised for some minor missing features or too many bugs (although it is less stable than Windows 7).

    Windows 8 is a complete change of direction away from the desktop with major UI elements that are completely unsuitable for a PC from an operational point of view and an ergonomics point of view. M$ left more than a billion PC users orphaned and there is no indication that they plan to take care of them. I think that will not have a happy ending for M$.
    Just because it's a desktop PC DOES NOT entail it to having a Desktop UI, it can pretty much be anything or whatever that works just as well.

    If you ask me, I've been wondering why an operating system developed for desktop PCs was then put onto the laptop. The touchpad isn't the same as a mouse, it's not worked in the same fashion as a desktop, nor does it look like one. Why is there a place called Desktop on a laptop if the laptop is not on top of the desk?

    Things like that kind of go to show the skeuomorphic age of Windows...

    And also, a desktop PC (AIO) looks MUCH more appealing than Windows 7. It's modern, it works. The arguments against that are honestly just people that have used Windows 8 and don't care for changes to the UI at all. They're more concerned with feature set changes. Also, it seems that those people are more into having Windows look like Window 7 than anything. They don't, again, care for any UI changes.
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  7. #117


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If you ask me, I've been wondering why an operating system developed for desktop PCs was then put onto the laptop.
    Because a laptop is simply a portable PC? It was an evolution of the shrinking of the components down to a form factor you could travel with.

    Using the runtime operating systems in the manner mobile devices use now wasn't even feasible until the mid part of the last decade. The hardware was simply too slow to be effective. And the feature of compiling on-the-fly in combination with automatic catching of any malicious code trying to initiate commands outside of its assigned parameters, was ultimately what made mobile devices like we now have work. Secure Runtime OS's HAD to be used to ensure viruses weren't just impractical, but impossible.

    One thing I would suggest to them is that those requirements are a little too restrictive. They need to come up with a way for apps to 'friend' with other apps and basically merge two apps within the same garden. So that say a netflix app can probe facebook data stored on the local device to use in calculating its output, or vice versa. This then allows apps to intercommunicate and you relieve one of the major restrictions that inhibit some desktop or web apps from being done mobily. Its not a very good example, given that they can do their intercommunication via the web, but you should get my point.
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  8. #118


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    Originally Posted by Coke Robot

    If you ask me, I've been wondering why an operating system developed for desktop PCs was then put onto the laptop.
    Coke, this is not a good question. I think you are smart enough to find the answer yourself.
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  9. #119


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Probably there's only one sensible answer to this thread.
    Pictures can usually explain better than words so here it is.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #120


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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    ^^A Windows 'Blue' recycle bin??? ^^
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