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  1. #31


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    Mean while back on topic. . .As to anything new and interesting in Win Blue I just don't see it. Other then customizing the Start Screen (yes I know you can change a great deal more settings. . .no big deal); just don't see any reason to upgrade (will see what changes Microsoft makes in the next step).

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot
    Quote Originally Posted by I
    Well with a little patience you will have the same features on the modern-style UI as on Windows 3.1. You must be glad indeed.
    I'm guessing this is supreme sarcasm with little content to be read?
    Yes and No
    True it's sarcasm -and I like it-. But it's also true that practicaly that's what happens.
    The more Metro evoluates in the good direction, the more it looks like the traditional Windows 95 desktop, but with the flat style, it's safe albeit sarcastic to compare it to W3.1.
    I'm not saying that to try to ridicule your Metro style lovers. But when you open the Modern UI on a PC and think about what could be done to improve it, all what's missing are classic desktop functionalities. And like it or not, the Darwinian selection law will make it like a classic desktop, perhaps even with the return of a Start Menu equivalent (almost there already).
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    Technically, it's decades old as the Bauhaus design form is prevalent in Windows 8....
    yes, in fact Modern art and design pre-date World War 2...
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    It's called the "new" PC, the tablet PC, the touch PC, basically the PC that doesn't need an antiquated rodent to work with it.
    The tablet, the touch PC needs that litle rodent. It's just that you can't use a mouse in situations where you are supoposed to use a tablet. You have touch screen because you need a mouse but you haven't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    So I guess the steering wheel in cars is antiquated, afterall, it's around 100 years old now.
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2
    Yes, it's about time it was replaced by something more awkward.
    LOL.
    Unfortunately some poeple have preceded your humor in reality... How am I supposed to drive with the left hand while I regulate heat, radio or the gps with the right one? This is the same stupidity as touch screen or whatever is invented to look new.
    If the steering wheel is round shaped and in front of yourself (not on the side) on all of the billions of vehicles on the roads globaly it's because it's the best way to drive safely and acurately. If all of the billions of computers in the world have a keyboard and a mouse and also resizeable windows and a taskbar, it also because it's the best way.
    Do they think we haven't tested other systems before?!!!
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Hmm, but I like my input method. Works perfectly. Why change a winning team only because some morons in Redmond think that this is a good thing for them - not for me.
    Because those morons in Redmond know that there are starring new winning teams out there that can easily sweep away yours. If that happens, game over for Redmond. But they're not.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @Fred,


    I think it was tried with fighter jets - something about reversing the joystick. After a number of fatalities ( even thought the pilots had been trained on them ) - it all reverted to the best method.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    Technically, it's decades old as the Bauhaus design form is prevalent in Windows 8....
    yes, in fact Modern art and design pre-date World War 2...
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    It's called the "new" PC, the tablet PC, the touch PC, basically the PC that doesn't need an antiquated rodent to work with it.
    The tablet, the touch PC needs that litle rodent. It's just that you can't use a mouse in situations where you are supoposed to use a tablet. You have touch screen because you need a mouse but you haven't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    So I guess the steering wheel in cars is antiquated, afterall, it's around 100 years old now.
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2
    Yes, it's about time it was replaced by something more awkward.
    LOL.
    Unfortunately some poeple have preceded your humor in reality... How am I supposed to drive with the left hand while I regulate heat, radio or the gps with the right one? This is the same stupidity as touch screen or whatever is invented to look new.
    If the steering wheel is round shaped and in front of yourself (not on the side) on all of the billions of vehicles on the roads globaly it's because it's the best way to drive safely and acurately. If all of the billions of computers in the world have a keyboard and a mouse and also resizeable windows and a taskbar, it also because it's the best way.
    Do they think we haven't tested other systems before?!!!
    I've said this before and I'll say it again, you don't need a mouse with a touchscreen. If you do, you honestly are doing it wrong or doing something wrong. Never had to use a mouse, never felt like I needed one, and won't ever. Why? I don't know, maybe I'm doing something right.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    So I guess the steering wheel in cars is antiquated, afterall, it's around 100 years old now.
    My God, I'm not going to start something with this because this has literally been debated almost a year ago in a similar fashion. This is not intelligent conversation whatsoever.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is not what Fred said. He meant touch is there to try and do what a mouse does. There are limitations to touch - but it is the best thing we have right now for those kind of devices in a portable situation.
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  9. #39


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am not even looking for a touch monitor. I have been working on a 24" touch monitor for a while. I got cramps in my arms. That's not for me. Apart from all the smudging.

    You better try that out for an hour or so before you sink any money into it.
    I have for about a week. I will be sinking money into it. And no, I had no arm cramps, once again, I must be doing something right here.
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  10. #40


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    Have you got something set up to support your arm as you touch a vertical screen?

    I don't know many who can hold their arm out in front for an hour. Not even weightlifters.
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