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Windows 8 inches up in desktop OS market

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    As someone who actually owns an RT device, I'm going to point out, again, that its a very good mobile OS.

    However, I so agree that Microsoft unnecessarily made their lives difficult by creating a separate OS that LOOKS the same. That was a mistake. There should have been more differentiation between 8 and RT. I think that the desktop is the problem. I almost never go there on my Surface. I think they should have developed Metro versions of the Office applications, File Explorer and Libraries and just dropped the desktop from RT completely.

    That aside, I have found that the Surface RT more than holds its own against the competition.
    Which oddly enough, that's what they're changing with Windows 8.1. They're cutting out the last Desktop UI bits that are needed in RT, other than Office which I would imagine slowly but surely that will be gone soon to be in the WinRT form.

    Or just unpin the Desktop?...
    Yeah 8.1 looks very nice.

    Its weird, I almost never go there but for some reason I haven't been able to bring myself to unpin that desktop. I probably should ��

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You're stating the bleeding obvious about RT, but I'm talking about something entirely different about 8.
    Can you be more specific other than being vague as usual?
    I was under the impression that English was your native language, but I'm now not so sure. I've twice now attempted to explain my view as to how Windows 8 would have better served people if the desktop and apps environment were separated. I know that would remove your beloved start screen, but so be it, it would clearly separate the two environments.

    And you have time to repeatedly ask me to explain myself, but no time to answer a simple question? What are the benefits of Windows 8?
    I really don't care to explain the benefits of Windows 8 as that is CLEARLY a HUGE vehement waste of my time and effort. I'm not going to discuss something with Windows 8 with you as you are obviously a H8er and paid by google or someone for you to be here ALL the time just to be negative. Maybe being negative is just your person, but oh well. I have no time for you or your negativity and your egging on about these times are quite frankly, annoying.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I really don't care to explain the benefits of Windows 8 as that is CLEARLY a HUGE vehement waste of my time and effort. I'm not going to discuss something with Windows 8 with you as you are obviously a H8er and paid by google or someone for you to be here ALL the time just to be negative. Maybe being negative is just your person, but oh well. I have no time for you or your negativity and your egging on about these times are quite frankly, annoying.

    That's a clear indication that the so-called 'benefits' that you speak of are nothing but empty rhetoric. I've noticed that others have picked up on this in numerous previous post, contradictions as well. You 'talk the talk' but when it comes to 'walking the walk', everything goes wobbly.
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  4. #34


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    I have to agree with Coke. Why continue the discussion when you're clearly just itching to seize any opportunity to bash the platform? I don't think I've ever seen a positive post about 8 from you, and I've read these Forums every day for 6 months. No one should be blind to the failings of their OS of choice, they all have failings, but you have to offer something other than vitriol to retain credibility.
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  5. #35


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    Hi Coke, and sashlon,

    Take a little advice; Ray is now attempting to do to you two like he did to Bill. Don't play his game. Like the two of you I have read everything he has posted to date, and though I would be one of the first to say he is very good at what he does, and that is to attempt to bring you into his world then pick you apart piece, by piece, just don't get caught in his web. . .JAFO. . .what can I say.
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  6. #36


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Coke, and sashlon,

    Take a little advice; Ray is now attempting to do to you two like he did to Bill. Don't play his game. Like the two of you I have read everything he has posted to date, and though I would be one of the first to say he is very good at what he does, and that is to attempt to bring you into his world then pick you apart piece, by piece, just don't get caught in his web. . .JAFO. . .what can I say.
    Yeah I kind of tweaked to that today. I took the bait and bit down hard. I'm just going to ignore him now. Thanks for the advice.
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    I have to agree with Coke. Why continue the discussion when you're clearly just itching to seize any opportunity to bash the platform? I don't think I've ever seen a positive post about 8 from you, and I've read these Forums every day for 6 months. No one should be blind to the failings of their OS of choice, they all have failings, but you have to offer something other than vitriol to retain credibility.
    This forum is for information, helping people out and commenting/critiquing about Windows 8. If you've been observant, I've done all three. My sole criticisms about Windows 8 have been about the user interface.

    Firstly, the seeming abandonment of the familiar desktop environment such as the removal of the start button for no tangible reason (which many people are unhappy about) and, secondly, the utter inflexibility of the apps (which Stardock has partly remedied, but is only about 50% effective because of Windows 8 design issues that are beyond their control).

    Several on this forum feel the way that you and Mr Robot do about my comments, but that usually boils down to the fact that you have no valid arguments with which to shoot me down. So all you can do is call me a Windows 8 hater, call for my removal, or equally childish responses.

    My retort to such comments is; don't reply, don't dig yourself in deeper, or eat some concrete and harden up.
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Coke, and sashlon,

    Take a little advice; Ray is now attempting to do to you two like he did to Bill. Don't play his game. Like the two of you I have read everything he has posted to date, and though I would be one of the first to say he is very good at what he does, and that is to attempt to bring you into his world then pick you apart piece, by piece, just don't get caught in his web. . .JAFO. . .what can I say.
    Really? I got BillWindows banned, I have that much power? I'd been away bush for four days and when I got back, discovered that he was banned. That's amazing, even when I'm not here, I project such influence! I'm going to have to temper myself and watch out for the weak.

    Whatever happened to the days when one was responsible for one's own actions? I guess like in Australia, as everywhere else, when someone does something wrong, it's always someone else's fault. They are the victims of society, someone led them astray, the government didn't do enough, it has nothing to do with the individual and their actions.
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Coke, and sashlon,

    Take a little advice; Ray is now attempting to do to you two like he did to Bill. Don't play his game. Like the two of you I have read everything he has posted to date, and though I would be one of the first to say he is very good at what he does, and that is to attempt to bring you into his world then pick you apart piece, by piece, just don't get caught in his web. . .JAFO. . .what can I say.
    Really? I got BillWindows banned, I have that much power? I'd been away bush for four days and when I got back, discovered that he was banned. That's amazing, even when I'm not here, I project such influence! I'm going to have to temper myself and watch out for the weak.

    Whatever happened to the days when one was responsible for one's own actions? I guess like in Australia, as everywhere else, when someone does something wrong, it's always someone else's fault. They are the victims of society, someone led them astray, the government didn't do enough, it has nothing to do with the individual and their actions.
    You really are full of vitriol aren't you. Anyway, I'm not going to let your stuff get to me again. I think you're a troll and I'm done with you.
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    You really are full of vitriol aren't you. Anyway, I'm not going to let your stuff get to me again. I think you're a troll and I'm done with you.
    Facts always annoy those who have pure faith in materials things (or Gaia for that matter) and they usually lack perspective and, most importantly, humour.
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