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Forbes Win 8 is the first Windows I hate

  1. #61


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    This Blue thing is interesting.

    They might do something different with a later build - but going just from this, they are moving quickly.

    Looks like they need to keep the desktop there for the moment, and are trying to keep most away from it.

    That would mean in effect MS have total control - as they will have in fact when the desktop has gone.

    Big push to get the users onto their services via the advertising billboard.

    Fascinating to watch this - I expect most of those innocently buying these things right now have no idea.
    The Desktop is rumored to get a metroized treatment (unlike in your brain, the term metro refers to a design standard and not a random conglomerate of terms for apps, Start Screen and modern UI) to better suit the UI. Basically, if you want to properly use Windows Blue, get a touchscreen. Don't like it? Go away and stay on 7 and stop expecting Microsoft (at least until 2022) to keep an old and tested design for those who don't want to use the new.

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  2. #62


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    "Microsoft should had just improved Windows 7 with the under the hood tweaks and kept the metro junk out."
    I think you got the idea.
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  3. #63


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    "Microsoft should had just improved Windows 7 with the under the hood tweaks and kept the metro junk out."
    I think you got the idea.
    I like the metro junk. Not just the Windows 8 start menu UI (so to speak), but the apps as well. I do work on the desktop, imaging, spreadsheets, photo editing, video editing, streaming video, word processing, pdf form work, reports, etc... How anyone can actually hate 8 is odd on its face. They must feel that a simple UI can disrupt their lives so much that they hate it. Does not compute...
    I use immersive Weather, Daily Motion videos, SlapCast Podcasts, IHeart Radio, Background Wallpapers, Microsoft Photos, Grantophone, Pinball FX2, Music Maker Jam, Netflix, The Big Picture etc...

    These immersive applications are better, IMO, than in a desktop window.
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  4. #64


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not sure - maybe they are doing the flexible screen . If they can get to work - it may be worth waiting till it is right - then releasing something that is a much better point product than the others.

    I don't know if the watch things are going to take off.

    If they do - MS will be playing catch up again. MS just catch the tail end of the move to 7 inchers - as the others are already moving to smart phones and watches.

    Perhaps MS could spend less time trying to surreptitiously push it's desktop user base into the clouds/subscriptions etc - and more time trying to keep up with the game.




    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting link from there to:

    Why You’ll End Up Wearing A Smart Watch | Gizmodo Australia

    Curved glass - maybe. I got the impression it was a flexible screen of some kind. Perhaps Apple are working on that for something else.
    It was reported that Apple is actually working on the watch computer but seems to be a bit behind some others.
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  5. #65


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    warning   Warning
    Let's keep this a friendly discussion shall we.

    Just had to clean up half this thread because of unneeded comments.

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  6. #66


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    I hate it to! I think im gonna stick with Windows 7 for while!
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  7. #67


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I'm interested in seeing how ModernMix works once it comes out of beta, which will address many of the issues with the MPI, but what concerns me is what Microsoft may do with Windows 8. I have to say that for the first time ever, I've lost some confidence in Microsoft allowing third party developers to do things in the desktop space, especially if their long-term goal is to get rid of the desktop (as we know it). This may all take some time, but with talk about subscription services, including for the OS, the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
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  8. #68


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    the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
    That is indeed worrying. The fact that the desktop has been demoted to an 'application' Is not a good sign. I can easily imagine that all the applications that we run today (free or paid) will end up in the MS store and can be called with a tile. Then the desktop will really only be a folder.

    It will take a few years before we get there, but the signs definitely point into that direction - and not only from MS, look at Google. Same thing.
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  9. #69


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    the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
    Looks like it is coming.

    The start screen is the advertising billboard used to suck the punters in.

    As MS keep users more in metro - then it becomes more controlled by what you can d/l from the Store.

    When the desktop is completetly gone, then everything is in MS control.
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    That's why I have no intention of going fully Windows 8 at the moment. I'll keep doing the updates and monitor where all this is headed, but if it's in a direction where I don't want to go, then I'll just delete Windows 8 and stick with Windows 7 until it finally succumbs. And in the meanwhile keep up to date with Linux.
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