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Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away

  1. #31


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    I was just counting from when I bought the official version, I didn't count the previews. I thought I could get to like it, but alas I'm just a Luddite stuck in the past.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They are not running much of a risk.

    This is aimed at the consumer.

    MS can subsidise the oems and wait till the consumers have to buy something - unless they can afford a Mac - that something has 8 on it.

    There is a slim chance of competition appearing, not very likely as the barriers are too great.
    Canonical has the same goal (unified GUI in all computer sectors) with Ubuntu Unity.

    If they actually released an all-in-one package (desktop, tablet and phone) with preconfigured sync features (private "Cloud") they could make significant gains.
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    Canonical has the same goal (unified GUI in all computer sectors) with Ubuntu Unity
    The problem is that the Unity UI is not the yellow of the egg either. There are much nicer UIs in Linux land. But they are not as agressive with marketing them as Canonical.

    Example: Home | Canonical
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda
    Port the desktop and kernal improvements from Win 8 into Win 7 and I'd be a darn sight happier... :-)
    Yeah of course, that's what we were asking them from the beginning...
    I don't think it's realistic to port all the windows applications (assuming they are not abandonned) onto another architecture, not before 10 years at least. That leaves plenty of time for the classical Windows to continue alive and well for the next decade, but that also jeopardizes the long term completion of the Metro UI as a full OS replacement. Gien the enormous redevelopement cost that this would requieres I doubt that it will ever happen.
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  5. #35


    The Start Menu issue became the symbol of the wave of discontent about Microsoft policies. Its stubborness and stupidity.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    The Start Menu issue became the symbol of the wave of discontent about Microsoft policies. Its stubborness and stupidity.
    Probably should take a deep look at yourself in the mirror....
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    Pot-Kettle
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    The Start Menu issue became the symbol of the wave of discontent about Microsoft policies. Its stubborness and stupidity.
    +1, very true.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    People do not like change.
    Wrong.

    People do not like change for the worse.

    People do not like change being forced on them - e.g in the workplace - they now have to make an effort instead of just carrying out their dreary task like automatons.

    I think that may be where this myth comes from.

    People do like change for the better. They like new things. That is why so much packaging carries the word "New".
    People do not like change for the worse...until they ACTUALLY see why it's better.
    I agree with you Coke with the exception of some who absolutely refuse to see the improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Canonical has the same goal (unified GUI in all computer sectors) with Ubuntu Unity
    The problem is that the Unity UI is not the yellow of the egg either. There are much nicer UIs in Linux land. But they are not as agressive with marketing them as Canonical.

    Example: Home | Canonical
    Agreed.

    Even though Unity's better than Metro, I swapped to Linux Mint MATE, because I found Unity (and GNOME 3) to be horrible.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I agree with you Coke with the exception of some who absolutely refuse to see the improvement.
    You can't see something that is invisible or non-existent.

    What improvements does it bring to a desktop without a Touch input device?

    Two Device Managers (one of which is basically useless)?
    Two Control Panels (one of which is basically useless)?
    A "Start Menu" that blocks the entire screen?
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 28 Mar 2013 at 22:27. Reason: Additional
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