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Windows 'Blue' will leave Microsoft customers seeing red

  1. #51


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I wonder how many updated to the Windows GUI using MS DOS. All? Then I wonder how many updated to Windows 95? All? Then 98? All? And so on. I hardly think all did. Not all will update to 8. We will always have those that dislike the next MS OS or choose to stay with their present one for whatever reason. It's practically a fact of life.

    Parks' present sig probably says it the best. :thumbup:
    I updated from Windows 3.1.1 to Windows 95 using Dos and a 15 Install disks!

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  2. #52


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The Desktop UI and desktop PC is a dead and dying breed. THIS IS A FACT. This isn't disputable. This isn't the year 2002 where the desktop is the mainstream center of everything. The world moved onto the mobile form factor. Look at laptop shipments, look at tablet shipments, look at Windows 8. The writing has been written on the wall forever and some just REFUSE to acknowledge its existence. Go ahead, you can deny Windows 8, but you can't deny the facts that the world isn't internet based or will forever and stay Desktop UI based anymore.
    I agree the desktop PC is dying, and many of those home users rushing out to buy tablets for "content consumption" don't need a desktop UI for most of what they do.

    But in the workplace, or for people doing "content creation" at home, I don't see anything yet that will replace the desktop UI for years and years to come.
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  3. #53


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


    The desktop will be here for a long time to come, it will certainly remain in the corporate environment, as well as small and medium businesses. No one is going to do significant work on a tablet. The domestic environment will probably change somewhat, in terms of what is considered a desktop, but even there it will remain, even if the TV becomes a part-time desktop.

    And whether Windows features heavily in the domestic scene is yet to be decided, we already have fully Android equipped TVs available that do multiple functions, such as these: 46" Agora Smart LED TV (Full HD) - Buy your 46" Agora Smart LED TV (Full HD) from Kogan Australia.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post

    People hated XP at first and for a long time. A very long time but when people started discovering and sharing information, tricks and different ways of navigating it, it started becoming the best OS.
    Uh, to be polite, I'll just say that I remember quite differently.... quite differently indeed.

    In fact, mostly what I remember are rave reviews.... as well as my own positive opinion of the os, and that of damn near everyone I know.

    Sorry if ya thought ya slid that one by, but no sale....
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  5. #55


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


    The 42 in is about 360. Not looking for a tv right now - but that is an interesting proposition.

    Be more of those things at better prices in a year or two, I expect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The desktop will be here for a long time to come, it will certainly remain in the corporate environment, as well as small and medium businesses. No one is going to do significant work on a tablet. The domestic environment will probably change somewhat, in terms of what is considered a desktop, but even there it will remain, even if the TV becomes a part-time desktop.

    And whether Windows features heavily in the domestic scene is yet to be decided, we already have fully Android equipped TVs available that do multiple functions, such as these: 46" Agora Smart LED TV (Full HD) - Buy your 46" Agora Smart LED TV (Full HD) from Kogan Australia.
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  6. #56


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


    Invariably the prices will drop and when you consider that nowadays people have multiple TVs, as in everyone's bedroom, this sort of thing will very likely become a defacto desktop in many cases.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Ouch! Oh my! That hurt!!!
    Seriously, I have to ask, what are you doing here?
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  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The Desktop UI and desktop PC is a dead and dying breed. THIS IS A FACT. This isn't disputable. This isn't the year 2002 where the desktop is the mainstream center of everything. The world moved onto the mobile form factor. Look at laptop shipments, look at tablet shipments, look at Windows 8. The writing has been written on the wall forever and some just REFUSE to acknowledge its existence. Go ahead, you can deny Windows 8, but you can't deny the facts that the world isn't internet based or will forever and stay Desktop UI based anymore.
    I agree the desktop PC is dying, and many of those home users rushing out to buy tablets for "content consumption" don't need a desktop UI for most of what they do.

    But in the workplace, or for people doing "content creation" at home, I don't see anything yet that will replace the desktop UI for years and years to come.
    Not necessarily. If ms can come out with a metro version of office, I can really see myself using it.
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  9. #59


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Update forum membership figures:

    Windows Eight Forums: 22,125 ... and stalled!

    Windows Seven Forums 250,432 ... and counting!

    Lets see now. W8F has claimed 8% of the W7F market. Hmmmmm? Oooopppsss! Make that 8.8% ... they can't afford to drop 0.8 percentile.
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  10. #60


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Ouch! Oh my! That hurt!!!
    Seriously, I have to ask, what are you doing here?
    Your magnetic personality, erudite and logical prognostications and the sheer comic relief, just draws me in.
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