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Introducing Windows Red: A serious plan to fix Windows 8

  1. #11

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I would not say that the two interfaces in Windows 8 are incompatible with each other - Just that the addition of the Metro interface introduces potential for new problems on an exponential scale. Fixing a broken Windows 7 is difficult enough - Adding a whole new secondary interface increases the potential problems by a geometric amount. And sticking this "Automatic Repair" system into Windows is too simplistic a method for repairing a failing OS, because there need be specific fixes which should be able to be applied, but instead,m to fix one thing, you have to run the entire Automatic Repair program. Taking out the system which specifically repairs Boot problems was a big mistake, indeed almost all of the fixes I have applied have been run from outside of Windows 8 altogether, because the Automatic Repair System simply cannot anticipate and deal with the major cause of Windows 8 Failure: Which is Read Element Failure caused by the Blue or Black screens of Death during a system lockup.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    How can ANYONE respect the article --the poor guy can't even understand his own Language (English) properly -- when he talks about two different interfaces being a FRANKENSTEIN model he's lost the plot -- the official name for this type of process is Split personality disorder a la Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Frankenstein is a totally different type of personality altogether (Frankenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
    Well I think it's fairly strongly suggested (although I'm not sure it's spelt out) in the book that Frankenstein's monster was put together using body parts from different people, so it's not a totally invalid comparison.
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  3. #13

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    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    I agree.

    MS would be wise to read and consider what Eric Knorr and the staff of Info World suggested.

    They obviously took quite a bit of time and effort to construct these offerings.
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  4. #14

    I was trying to pen something sensible together, when Good intentions posted. His post sums up 100% the way my thoughts were progressing. Many of the statements in the article are hackneyed copies from previous misconceived ideas about Windows 8. Nothing very original in the article.
    I would disagree with legacy. MS would be wise to totally disregard the immature contents of the article. They have a few steps to take to make Windows 8 more acceptable to the public, but most of the Windows "red" suggestions are already available, with a little investigation and thought.
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  5. #15

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    Windows 8.1 Pro is this news? This is a suggestion/opinionated article that basically suggests, "Just make Windows 8 Windows 7. Or better yet, just keep Windows 7 for 10 years."
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