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What problem does Windows 8 solve?

  1. #71


    For the record, the computers on Star Trek are voice-controlled. But that's the wave of the distant future.

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  2. #72


    So, I definitely don't know how the back end stuff works. I installed windows 8 as the only OS on my tablet out of a spirit of adventure and risktaking, but I don't know how to read my on crash dump. So as a fairly non-techie risk taker type, I've got to tell you guys that you're overlooking the bright flashy colors -- which is what people like my mom are into.

    For the average consumer, it really doesn't matter how well the OS works, it matters how pretty it is. For most people, aero was the big advantage in Win 7 over vista. These people have some brand of dime-a-dozen smart phone and are accustomed to flicking screens back and forth with active app taking up the whole window. Take away their screen flicking and they'll feel like they're back in the stone age. That's why you see 65 year old women with Ipads instead of sporting netbooks.

    Then there are the (choose your flavor) Linux users who are sick of having to run dual boot to do anything and of having to fight like dogs to find freaking drivers. They'll try win 8 just because it's so much less resource intensive that Win 7, and they won't have much trouble figuring out the controls because all they have to do is watch a couple youtube videos.

    As for reaching across your desk to tap a touch screen, I hazard a guess that most of the personal use pcs that are operating in the world are already notebooks and netbooks. Your average pc user at home doesn't build an oil-cooled pc and then post on the OS forums. They just buy what's in the store, with whatever OS it has preloaded. Thus mass market Windows 8 penetration begins.

    And Win 8 is fast, and it is flashy. Win 8 permits something that Win 7 never could have: it could win back some apple users to pc. That's the problem that Windows 8 solves.
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  3. #73


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    I never did get that whole aero thing, seems to myself it was a waste of precious processor cycles, and memory.
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    I never did get that whole aero thing, seems to myself it was a waste of precious processor cycles, and memory.
    Here here!
    It was kind of pretty, but it really played havoc with my machine
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  5. #75


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    ...... Latin based languages like Italian, Roumanian or Spanish were a lot easier to understand than if you had no notion of Latin.

    And the "Price of education" in some countries is a real disgrace. Education must be free, as it is in many European countries. In fact, in Germany, you even get an education allowance (for post high school studies) if you come from a middle to low income family. That amounts to appr. $1000/month.
    Well, French is also base on Latin and some Greek too, I study both at high school, I will not say I enjoy them, but at least I don't need a dictionary to know the signification of a word. French is way more hard to learn then Spanish and Italian, It's my natural language, I learn it for 18 years at school and I still have problem with it, too much exception. In Canada we have free school, hospital and other thing, but in our case or Europe, it's not free at all, they get it from the income taxes of peoples who work. As an example my dad was giving half of his salary in income taxes, since I own a business I always find way to pass my house expense on it.
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  6. #76


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    ...... Latin based languages like Italian, Roumanian or Spanish were a lot easier to understand than if you had no notion of Latin.

    And the "Price of education" in some countries is a real disgrace. Education must be free, as it is in many European countries. In fact, in Germany, you even get an education allowance (for post high school studies) if you come from a middle to low income family. That amounts to appr. $1000/month.
    Well, French is also base on Latin and some Greek too, I study both at high school, I will not say I enjoy them, but at least I don't need a dictionary to know the signification of a word. French is way more hard to learn then Spanish and Italian, It's my natural language, I learn it for 18 years at school and I still have problem with it, too much exception. In Canada we have free school, hospital and other thing, but in our case or Europe, it's not free at all, they get it from the income taxes of peoples who work. As an example my dad was giving half of his salary in income taxes, since I own a business I always find way to pass my house expense on it.
    Yeah, of course French too. But since that is quasi my second mother language, I need no 'latin assistance' in that.

    Of course, all 'free' services are paid from taxes. But I had the pleasure to live and work in many countries and found that the sum of all taxes you pay is approximately the same in every country. Some have more direct taxes, others have more indirect taxes.

    But I rather have my goverment spend the money on education and other useful services than the military and the secret services. Those are utterly useless - as we have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    But I rather have my goverment spend the money on education and other useful services than the military and the secret services. Those are utterly useless - as we have seen.
    ya Agree, I don't know why Canada have submarine, like if they gone stop the US and Russian to go under the ice in the North. Now they will get new planes, defend the territory, we never have anyone who invade us.
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  8. #78


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    Bad news about that Area66, JUST recently on Fox news network, they say Mexico is planning an invasion on Canada.
    And going to force ALL the Canadians to play soccer, and melt all the ice hockey rinks. PLUS on top of that, they will
    force you to eat tacos and burritos!
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  9. #79


    I'm a retired American who lives happily in Mexico. I saw a tee shirt that said:

    Hey Gringo!
    Be all you can be!
    Ride with Pancho Villa and join the revolution!
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  10. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The differences I saw weren't something that an update would normally be able to fix.
    I did notice that home networking has gotten more confusing with the past few versions but if they really wanted to do it, it could have been an update. It is amazing what sort of patching you can do if you put your mind to it.
    I respectfully disagree because there are some major changes to the UI in the Windows 8 Network options.
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