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Microsoft's Windows 8 approach: Bold, arrogant, or both?

  1. #111


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Here is an interesting summary by a real Windows 8 user. I could not have said it any better. I went thru the same stages.

    So about a week after Windows 8 came out, I purchased it. I bought the Pro edition and used the upgrade tool from Microsoft (yes I know.. ewh auto upgraders aren't as good as clean installs). I used Windows 8 for about three months as my daily laptop (I use my laptop all day, every day like many do). I liked it for about three days mainly because of the "new feel". Then the Metro Start Menu started to bug me, so I bought a start menu program from Stardock. This resolved my complaints for about the next two months. I never really used the "app store, (which has a crappy selection for desktops/laptops), but I did install a few music and news apps. The transition from desktop to metro just didn't seem to work to well. I found it a pain to get to the metro apps that were running in the background but not shown in the taskbar like they normally would be. I still decided to give Windows 8 a chance though, but then Windows 8 started becoming slower for me. Like on Windows 7 I never shut down or rebooted my laptop, so I did the same with Windows 8, but I eventually had to reboot to make it fast again with 8. I also had a friend who bought a laptop that had shipped with Windows 8 who was having the same issue. Well, we had discussed our annoyances with its increased slowness on a Friday. On that following Monday I saw him again and told him I had fixed the issue by installing Windows 7. He was less than thrilled since his laptop did not have drivers available since it was a Windows 8 made device, but I am quite happy. I am so glad that I switched back to Windows 7. Now I did like a few new features, like the advanced details on file transfers, the square windows around programs I kinda liked, and the lock screen looked nice. However, in day to day operations I find Windows 7 much easier and quicker to use. I do think that 8 is easier for the average consumer to use and especially with all the new touch screen laptops, but I personally don't like touching my laptop screen, that;s what a tablet is for. Oh well, everybody has their preferences.

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  2. #112


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Anecdotal evidence is a valid metric, but even if I gave you references, such as these: Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet, Windows 8 Metro interface Blues | ZDNet, Readers Chime In: Bring Back the Start Button for Windows 8! -- Redmondmag.com, Five ways to save Windows 8 | ZDNet you'd complain that it's more from typical Windows H8ers or unreliable sources.

    People want a choice between the new and the traditional desktop. What is so wrong with people wanting that choice?
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  3. #113


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    People want a choice between the new and the traditional desktop. What is so wrong with people wanting that choice?
    Right, and we are not going to stop screaming (because it currently hurts) until we get that choice.
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  4. #114


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Anecdotal evidence is a valid metric, but even if I gave you references, such as these: Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet, Windows 8 Metro interface Blues | ZDNet, Readers Chime In: Bring Back the Start Button for Windows 8! -- Redmondmag.com, Five ways to save Windows 8 | ZDNet you'd complain that it's more from typical Windows H8ers or unreliable sources.

    People want a choice between the new and the traditional desktop. What is so wrong with people wanting that choice?
    You know I could reference just as many articles in favor of 8. They are not the final "gospel" word. That's not the point. The point is that poll numbers don't lie.

    About choice? I'll end with:

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think you did not get the point - at least your comment is out of context.
    Perhaps. Maybe suggesting that an upgrade from 7 to 7.1 would make it a success?
    My point is probably out of context since the context is fairly broad.
    Windows 8 has a fine desktop. And it has improved desktop functions. Improved features.
    So are some suggesting that the Windows 7 desktop is better than the Windows 8 desktop?
    I give up.
    The only difference is the Start Screen versus Start Orb system.
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  5. #115


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    What you should do is also have a look at the reader comments in many of these articles, that's where you find out what people really think about the Windows 8 MPI.
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  6. #116


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Here is an interesting summary by a real Windows 8 user. I could not have said it any better. I went thru the same stages.
    If this is your standard, wow!

    a real Windows 8 user
    Pathetic. This person used Windows 8 for about 2 months and was a complainer the whole time.

    I liked it for about three days
    Wow! That really sounds like a real Windows 8 user.
    I could take apart that quote sentence by sentence but enough already.

    I found it a pain to get to the metro apps
    These dim bulbs do not know what they are doing.
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  7. #117


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    What you should do is also have a look at the reader comments in many of these articles, that's where you find out what people really think about the Windows 8 MPI.
    I always read the following comments either pro or con. They would continue not to be gospel. They're opinions as we all have. I like to take a scientific approach with resulting numbers.

    No one has literally seen quantum mechanics at work, but yet we know it exists by proven mathematical formulae.
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  8. #118


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    People want a choice between the new and the traditional desktop. What is so wrong with people wanting that choice?
    I think your point is mistaken. What you really want is no WinRT start menu. The apps are irrelevant.
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  9. #119


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    People want a choice between the new and the traditional desktop. What is so wrong with people wanting that choice?
    There are some misguided folks that actually think WinRT is the (new) Windows 8 desktop.
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  10. #120


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You said futuristic. What other than the stupid MPI can anyone think you are talking about?
    No I didn't...you did. I used the word, "future," in a totally different context.
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