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    We love it! We hate it! Here's what we want! Windows Red..


    reconsidered


    Here's what you and your colleagues think about a reimagined Windows 8


    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.
    InfoWorld's detailed proposal for a new, better Windows 8 -- called Windows Red -- has sparked accolades, criticism, outrage, hundreds of comments, and more than a few very good suggestions. The New York Times's David Pogue said, "It's solid. It's doable. The only serious downside to splitting up Windows is the huge servings of crow and humble pie that Microsoft would have to consume." Time Magazine's Harry McCracken said, "It seems highly unlikely, however, that Microsoft will buy into Windows Red's overarching design principle: disentangling the Desktop and the Metro Start screen so that nobodyís shoved into a radically new interface against his or her will."
    The New York Times's Pogue summed up what Microsoft needs to do first: "But you know what? Ask the makers of New Coke, or Apple Maps. Sometimes, the best thing for your customers and your company is to admit you've committed a colossal blunder -- and set to work undoing it."
    We love it! We hate it! Here's what we want! Windows Red reconsidered | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld

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    The doubters might look at what big publications are saying. Here is another TIME magazine:

    It seems highly unlikely, however, that Microsoft will buy into Windows Red’s overarching design principle: disentangling the desktop and the Metro Start screen so that nobody’s shoved into a radically new interface against his or her will.
    InfoWorld Reboots Windows 8 | TIME.com
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    I don't know what they are seriously expecting MS to do.

    MS has to get users into MS online stuff. They have to do it right now.

    Once the users have a few favourite apps., some storage at skydrive, sync a couple of devices - MS have got them. They are extremely unlikely to unravel all that and move elsewhere.

    That is what it is all about.

    MS must leverage their existing users into that.

    Splitting the os will not do that for MS.
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    Windows Red will never happen I know that it is too late in the game. For M$ to save what there is of Windows 8 the start menu has to come back or just start on Windows 9 with a start menu and be done with Metro RT.
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    and maybe things like this is what MS wants us to want ? > Windows 8 - Angry Birds Star Wars - May The Birds Be With You - Ad - YouTube
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    Here you go, from the movie Idiocracy:

    Idiocracy Mash-up - YouTube


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    All this red and blue talk has me thinking about the movie called "The Matrix"....

    Look at this apt description from Wikipedia regarding the "red pill" and the "blue pill"

    The relation to Windows Blue and Windows Red are quite significant.


    The blue pill and its opposite, the red pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red).
    The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the movie, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to remain in the fabricated reality of the Matrix. The red pill would lead to his escape from the Matrix and into the "real world".






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    Funny coincidence.


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    All this red and blue talk has me thinking about the movie called "The Matrix"....

    Look at this apt description from Wikipedia regarding the "red pill" and the "blue pill"

    The relation to Windows Blue and Windows Red are quite significant.


    The blue pill and its opposite, the red pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red).
    The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the movie, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to remain in the fabricated reality of the Matrix. The red pill would lead to his escape from the Matrix and into the "real world".






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    After encountering the "red pill" reality of Metro/Modern, I needed a "blue pill" to escape into fantasy land to save my sanity!
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