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Can the new Windows 8.1 bring back users?

  1. #81


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What's even funnier, little kids find no problems at all, they just start using it.
    That's not amazing. The kids are familiar with the playmobile UI.
    lol

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  2. #82


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    I've been using the OS X desktop quite a long time and if you compare Mavericks to like the original OS X 10.0, they pretty much look the same, only the theme changes. A menubar on top, a dock on the bottom, icons on the desktop if you want. That's pretty much it. This formula has worked great over the years and still relevant today.

    On the Windows side of things, Windows has had the start menu since Windows 95, a task bar, and desktop icons. Formula has worked great over the years.

    The question is why should you change that formula? Its like saying instead of using a steering wheel on a car, you use buttons to control the car. It doesn't feel natural.

    You can only change that formula if your going to revolutionize the whole operating system. You just can't put stuff on top of an operating system and expect people to like it. Everyone should know by now that Microsoft made Windows 8 to compete with the tablet market. They were lazy to make a new OS for tablets.

    The idea of a hybrid operating system isn't bad. I mean if you can get a single compiled application to run on tablets, smartphones, xbox, and desktops, then the Windows OS should be built for that, optimized for that. Not throw in a start screen and here are metro apps that don't work on Windows Phone or Xbox. Its a complete mess. If Windows 8 is a hybrid OS, then it SHOULD work like a hybrid OS. Microsoft is weird and confused lol.
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  3. #83


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What's even funnier, little kids find no problems at all, they just start using it.
    That's not amazing. The kids are familiar with the playmobile UI.
    lol

    Maybe we should all stay kids at heart at lest. Loved those blocks with letters.
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  4. #84


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    I went from win7 to win8 about 1½ years ago. I then got 3 problems, that today is unsolved, but maybe MS is too much in the game to make win8 a salesuccess?

    My 3 problems are:
    Driver for my buildin USB3 HUB, so it actually runs USB3 speed? (works in win7 with win7 standard usb3driver)
    Games build on dx9.0c or older runs like crap in windows 8
    Problem with my G25 and cstm profiles (works in win7)

    Beside from the above I like windows 8.1 (well it is quite ugly, but I got 3th party aero, so now it is looking allmost like win7). It is using lesser space on my SSD, it seems to run more clean, but it still needs to be nursed or it will also get "dusty". As my PC is a "homebuild" and I have installed my Windows 8.1 from an USBkey, I don't have a "recovery"partition, and the "refresh windows 8.1" has never worked for me. Don't know why. So now I am at a crossroad, should I stay with windows 8.1 (along with the new update, that will come later today), or should I return to win7?
    Metro and fullscreen apps is not my cup of tea, never used it, and I don't think I will in the future.

    What I'm trying to say is, that both windows 7 AND windows 8.1 has good sides and bad sides like allmost anything else in this world.
    Last edited by Burgurne; 07 Apr 2014 at 19:15.
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  6. #86


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Do NOT click here (seriously, you've been warned, don't do it)
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Do NOT click here (seriously, you've been warned, don't do it)
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  8. #88


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You guys are funny. It made my day laughing.
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  9. #89


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Do NOT click here (seriously, you've been warned, don't do it)
    Do you really think I'm going to click that? Waddaya take me for a fool?!! I'll probably get this.

    That's what your opinion means to me.
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  10. #90


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    Do you really think I'm going to click that? Waddaya take me for a fool?!! I'll probably get this.

    That's what your opinion means to me.
    Hehehe.... just a joke dude, no offense intended...
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