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Windows 'Blue': Microsoft blows it

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    Windows 'Blue': Microsoft blows it


    If you like Windows 8, you'll like -- maybe even love -- Windows 8.1 "Blue." But if you're a denizen of the old-fashioned Desktop world, without a yearning for touch and/or you don't want your PC to act like a smartphone, Windows 8.1 will disappoint -- big time.
    Last week, Microsoft invited several members of the press for an on-the-record two-hour demo of Windows 8.1, code-named "Blue." Microsoft took me off its Christmas card list some time ago, but the reports among journos on the ground are telling: Windows 8.1 offers more of the same, with a few new twists for touch users, but nothing substantive for the Desktop.
    Windows 'Blue': Microsoft blows it | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld

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    So, you could say, they "Blue" it.....
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    Yep
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    That is entertaining :

    If you thought Microsoft would suddenly realize it was alienating the world's largest installed user base and thus backtrack on some of its more controversial Win8 decisions, you'd be dead wrong. Windows 8.1 clearly reiterates Microsoft's vision of a Jekyll-and-Hyde operating system, with hardly a nod to traditional Desktop customers.
    We won't know until we see it. MS may have done enough in 8.1 to stop repelling potential pc buyers.
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    Frankly, I think the new Start button will only make experienced Windows users angry -- very angry. It's certainly going to confuse the living daylights out of a lot of otherwise sane Windows users. In spite of what you may have read in some well-known publications, there simply is no Start menu in Win8.1. No way, no how -- all we get is a Start button, and it's a sham.
    I think we are going to hear a lot of noisy wheels later this year.
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    So I guess they are guaranteeing Stardock record profits this year.
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    Start menu devs can't believe their luck. More millions for them. Astonishing, it must be like winning the lottery several times over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    So, you could say, they "Blue" it.....

    Yep! Looks like it.

    I was a bit 'suss' when they first announced 'Blue', but have been following it with interest. But I
    started to worry when it became obvious that MS was still not listening to desktop users. I had
    hoped against hope that they might have brought something to the table for us, but no.

    All they seem to have done is to destroy the desktop experience even more. And saving files to
    the cloud by default is a complete 'not-on' as far as I'm concerned (I won't be saving anything
    there, at all). Nor am I happy with what they've done to Libraries.

    No, nothing there for me, at all. Well, the small tiles are nice. That's it.

    Wenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Frankly, I think the new Start button will only make experienced Windows users angry -- very angry. It's certainly going to confuse the living daylights out of a lot of otherwise sane Windows users. In spite of what you may have read in some well-known publications, there simply is no Start menu in Win8.1. No way, no how -- all we get is a Start button, and it's a sham.
    I think we are going to hear a lot of noisy wheels later this year.

    I agree....MS is hanging themselves by dangling a carrot in front of those that are dissatisfied with 8 and once those customers see that something as basic as the traditional start button to start menu is NOT available in the desktop UI you are going to hear some very loud howls from the largest customer base they have.

    I mean is MS really that arrogant and blind?
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    I think the word that M$ used is principled. LOL
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