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  1. #121


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    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.
    What's wrong with the desktop on a laptop?
    I like it.

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  2. #122


    I do not mind windows 8 at all. Sure it is different but just like anything new it takes so getting used to. I think they have done an okay job with Windows 8. Especially for a first run. Things will get better and easier as we go. I also like how they kept it so you could go to the desktop if needed or wanted to. I think that they should make it so you can either have your PC start up in desktop mode or on the start screen. I think that people will get used to this new Windows 8 especially younger people. They will grow up with this version of Windows so to them they won't even know the difference. I think this is a huge problem for most people. they have been used to the desktop version of windows their entire life. So when they get to this new start up screen they have no idea what they are doing or how to do what they want to. This can be very frustrating at times. But I think MS at least has the right idea. I mean sure a lot of changes could be made and I'm sure they will be. But eventually using this new version of windows will be no different or any more difficult then all the versions of windows before.

    Ones of my biggest reasons for thinking this new change to Windows is a good idea is because of how everything is touch screen now. I mean in the old version of windows it is not all that easy to use a touch screen to open up all those folders and files in the old start menu. I mean most of the words were pretty small. I think this is at least a step in the right direction and as we keep giving our input and idea I am sure MS will consider and change a lot of things to make Windows work for most everyone.
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  3. #123


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    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.
    What's wrong with the desktop on a laptop?
    I like it.
    I think Coke is just pulling our leg. In the context of the discussion we are not referring to the desktop box sitting under your desk but to the operation from the dektop screen.
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  4. #124


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, this is not a good question. I think you are smart enough to find the answer yourself.
    What's wrong with the desktop on a laptop?
    I like it.
    I think Coke is just pulling our leg. In the context of the discussion we are not referring to the desktop box sitting under your desk but to the operation from the dektop screen.
    Ha ha, as long as we don't need to TOUCH THE SCREEN or gather 18 million dollars by the end of the weekend.

    That reminds me of a good clip.

    Happy Easter.
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  5. #125


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    If you ask me, I've been wondering why an operating system developed for desktop PCs was then put onto the laptop.
    Quote Originally Posted by Whs
    Coke, this is not a good question. I think you are smart enough to find the answer yourself.
    A Laptop PC is exactely the same thing as a Desktop PC except that the keyboard is atached to the monitor.
    Chiumiento: That Micrososft takes good decisions doesn't mean they must make bad decisons on other things. IMO everybody would be happy if they could take only good decisions and not bad ones, or correct the bad ones once they they appear to be bad.
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  6. #126


    One of the biggest reasons for 8 with the new interface is to be able to use it across multiple devices in conjunction with Windows phone 8. This will make it easier for the 90% that don't know and could care less how computers, devices, or phones work. It will become familiar and simple to use no matter what device one uses.

    Another good reason is to sync Start Screen, apps, some settings, Favorites, files, and other things automatically. One doesn't have to waste precious time transferring. We all have a certain amount of time on this planet, so time is a precious commodity. One realizes this as the older one gets. Personally I'd rather spend my time with loved ones or making money at what I do best.

    I look at the Start Screen as the combination of the Start Menu and the Desktop with gadgets. "Windows of the internet" so to speak. A launching platform with at-a-glance personal info. It is streamlined to boot quick using less resources. One sees all this personal info quickly so as to decide what to perform first, second, etc. Again, time saving. All Apps included.

    The Start Screen is also a larger platform for launching using touch. Scaled more to the human finger. 8 was written for touch centricity, but works well with other input peripherals.

    It also adds Modern/Metro Store apps. Personally I use and like many. I find them rather handy. There's nothing wrong with MS diversifying to gain more profit. Perfectly moral in capitalism.

    I think too many of us on this forum look at things through our "technology-knowledgeable eyes" so as to be prejudice. We are but a minute minority that use devices. We must include the greater majority. They have needs and desires also.
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  7. #127


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    Good objective. But there is 1 problem - there are hardly any Windows mobile users. That market is in firm hands by Android and iOS.

    In the meantime a billion desktop users are frustrated.
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  8. #128


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    Maybe Microsoft's 'Cunning Plan' is to create cognitive dissonance with Windows users, such that they keep having to use a Windows mobile phone interface on their PCs and they'll subconsciously start wanting to own a Windows phone. A kind of subliminal advertising.
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  9. #129


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Good objective. But there is 1 problem - there are hardly any Windows mobile users. That market is in firm hands by Android and iOS.

    In the meantime a billion desktop users are frustrated.
    "Hardly any mobile users" is another good reason for the change in order to gain more costumers within that market. That's exactly what the Surfaces and other OEM mobile devices are targeting.

    Once this concept of multiple devices is understand, MS and OEMs stand to make mucho denaro. Admittedly it is a big change, so it'll take some time.

    "A billion frustrated desktop users" is a wee bit exaggerated is it not? Would you please reference your findings?
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  10. #130


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    "A billion frustrated desktop users" is a wee bit exaggerated is it not? Would you please reference your findings?
    It's a way of saying. I have not counted the frustrated part, but as we know by now, it does not go over well. Else the figures would look a lot better.

    MS and OEMs stand to make mucho denaro
    As we know by now, a few prominent OEMs have already scrapped their Windows 8 support plans.
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