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Is Microsoft on the right track with Windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    Oregon
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    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT

    Is Microsoft on the right track with Windows 8.1?


    Only time will tell, but here is one take.

    Historical precedence and my gut tell me that Microsoft is on the right track with Windows 8.1. And that’s neat, since many future releases—not just of Windows but of all major Microsoft platforms—will be minor updates, not major milestones. If Windows 8.1 is representative of what we can expect every year from these folks, then we’re entering an era I can only describe as a Microsoft Renaissance.
    Full article: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...ury-windows-31

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Right track to what?

    They might be able to suck the public into this unpleasant thing. Time will tell.
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    Looks like history is repeating it self.
    In 2006-2007, Microsoft unleashed one of the biggest bombs in its history, the much-loathed Windows Vista, and then stubbornly ignored critics, competitors (including Apple, whose “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads were toothless without Vista’s bad reputation), and even customers by not actually fixing the problems with this OS until it shipped Windows 7 three years later.
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    What annoys me, is this misguided, but seemingly widely-held, belief that the internet is computing.

    It's not.

    It's a small, and not even totally necessary, component of computing.

    It is not the be-all and end-all of computing, and it will be a black day if it ever becomes so.

    Because that'll mean computing as we now know it is dead. And not just dead. Murdered.

    And it's the day I'll probably bin my computers and find another hobby, after over 25 years, as I have no intention
    of ever letting the internet control or restrict what I can or cannot do with my computers.

    And please, do not try to tell me that isn't their ultimate aim. It's obvious, to anyone who cares to look.



    Wenda.
    Last edited by Wenda; 09 Jul 2013 at 20:45.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    What annoys me, is this misguided, but seemingly widely-held, belief that the internet is computing.

    It's not.

    It's a small, and not even totally necessary, component of computing.
    The internet is simply a medium with which to transfer information back and forth. And imo, totally necessary. I'd rather not go back to the days of the world's information being transferred via the medium of books or newsprint. And before that, orally.

    I do feel your pain when people confuse that with computing though. Its simply a more advanced, faster way to communicate information. The actual information building happens with the magic of computing. The two halves being creation and consumption.
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    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Is M$ on the right track with 8.1?

    Since the beta release of W8 over a year ago, Windows7Forums has increased by more than the total number of members of Windows8Forums.

    Currnent statsu:

    W7Forums: 263,709

    W8Forums: 24,200

    So W8F has approx 9.2% of the membership of W7F.

    Apart from sales, which is the primary barometer of success/failure, if that isn't proof enough, and forum membership is a barometer, there's nothing more to say except ...

    Do the math. Ho hum! zzzzzzzzz!
    Last edited by Mustang; 10 Jul 2013 at 16:21.
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    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    What annoys me, is this misguided, but seemingly widely-held, belief that the internet is computing.

    It's not.

    It's a small, and not even totally necessary, component of computing.

    It is not the be-all and end-all of computing, and it will be a black day if it ever becomes so.

    Because that'll mean computing as we now know it is dead. And not just dead. Murdered.

    And it's the day I'll probably bin my computers and find another hobby, after over 25 years, as I have no intention
    of ever letting the internet control or restrict what I can or cannot do with my computers.

    And please, do not try to tell me that isn't their ultimate aim. It's obvious, to anyone who cares to look.



    Wenda.
    It's not just MS that's trying to drive folks into the cloud. I've probably purchased my last Adobe product as they appear to have gone totally cloud. Sure you can still pick up copies of CS6 but for the future it's all about monthly subscriptions. They (Adobe) start you off with a teaser price and then......

    Fortunately, there are other products around which probably enable you to do just as good a job as Adobe and for now there's nothing wrong with my current CS6. But I will not be a cloud subscriber. Think many folks are watching the Adobe 'experiment' but in the meantime they have managed to alienate many of their users.

    At least W7 works fine as it is and who knows, just maybe MS will release a modified W8 for normal desktop use. Then again, maybe a Linux distro will come onto the scene. Interesting times.
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    There are a few of us "Old timers" that have been into computing when we had dumb terminals and were hooked to servers via cables. All computing was done according to rules set by others and their policies. No or very limited creativity in using information. You even had to trust them to save YOUR data. And on and on.

    I will not go back to that era in the form of using the cloud and depending on the data being safe. I control my data!
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    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by dsouthw524 View Post
    I will not go back to that era in the form of using the cloud and depending on the data being safe. I control my data!
    100%

    I'd go back to Win98 before letting my data be held in the clouds.

    It's bad enough not being able to download and save apps/programs but needing to download them fresh every time you reinstall.
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    Posts : 87
    Windows 7 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post

    Currnent statsu:

    W7Forums: 263,709

    W8Forums: 24,200

    So W8F has approx 9.2% of the membership of W7F.
    In addition many W8 members (including myself) don't even have W8, but all W7 members have W7 (or at least used to)
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