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Windows 8′s market share finally surpasses desktop Linux

  1. #51


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    LOL, yes, it might be.

    MS may have learned from it.

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  2. #52


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


    I never realised that a computer, which is kind of unnatural ie not of biological origin, had a natural interface that has only now been identified. It sounds very much like the Irish Calculator:

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  3. #53


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    historically, Microsoft is always late to the party. This time they have tried hosting the party and forcing people to like it.

    Windows 8 is a stepping stone release.
    Only if, in 9, they provide the option to ditch the 'Start Screen' when dealing with apps, especially for workstations.

    Then its game on. But if they persist in attempting to migrate away from the desktop for workstation PC's to the 'Start Screen', they will get crucified. Its barely passable for tablets... nobody wants it, or really uses it, for workstations. Or hey, they could have an anonymous ballot of Microsoft Engineers and find out there may be one guy in that company that thinks the Start Screen is going to rule a world dominated with Open Area with Icons(one which they've owned starting with the Windows Desktop). Because trust me when I say that the whole thing smacks of management intervention.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Only if, in 9, they provide the option to ditch the 'Start Screen' when dealing with apps, especially for workstations.
    Careful now, that's tantamount to heresy for some on this forum. Some will be very unhappy:
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  5. #55


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    Vista and Win7


    It does not really matter whether M$ is in front or behind. What matters is whether their products are suitable for their customers and whether they are accepted by the market. Up to now it does not look like Windows 8 is a winner and for the traditional PC users it is, to say the least, pretty alien.

    They are lucky that the OEMs sell their stuff along with new PCs. Without that share, the Windows 8 sales would probably be a very small number.
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  6. #56


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Only if, in 9, they provide the option to ditch the 'Start Screen' when dealing with apps, especially for workstations.
    Careful now, that's tantamount to heresy for some on this forum. Some will be very unhappy:
    Not at all funny. . .
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  7. #57


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    Proves the point.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Only if, in 9, they provide the option to ditch the 'Start Screen' when dealing with apps, especially for workstations.
    Careful now, that's tantamount to heresy for some on this forum. Some will be very unhappy:
    Not heresy at all :>. My point has been that you basically have A Tale of Two Interfaces. The Mobile Interface and The Desktop Interface. You can run The Mobile Interface easily on your system, simply hit the window key, select Start from charms, etc. Once there, knock yourself out in The Mobile Interface. That doesn't go away.

    However, if you choose The Desktop Interface... then it includes the ability to run both Apps and Applications(with the option for them to be windowed). Apps will be denoted with icons, same as .exe Applications(give them a little RT moniker in the upper left if they want). And they'll adhere to all the rules of the desktop, and when you close out of them you land on the desktop.

    So you can choose either The Mobile Interface(hi, i'm on a tablet!) or The Desktop Interface(gonna party like its 1995!).

    Both choices should be equally valid, and neither should bleed over into the other. Pick your poison. You should also be able to access the Windows Store from the Desktop, and when you add apps it adds them to both The Mobile Interface(as a tile) and The Desktop Interface(as an icon).
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  9. #59


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That is an odd idea. If the rest of the world are already doing it - then 8 would not be a precursor.

    Cokie
    Some fail to understand that the rest of the world and the rest of relevant platforms are already doing things that Windows 8 is now doing. Windows 8 is a precursor ...
    Ray meant in terms of where MS is going - not looking very desirable to those who can see.
    That snipped it taken out of context, as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Only if, in 9, they provide the option to ditch the 'Start Screen' when dealing with apps, especially for workstations.
    Careful now, that's tantamount to heresy for some on this forum. Some will be very unhappy:
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