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Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    First, most 8ers will drop 8 and come a running.
    Why, most of us aren't having problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    On top of that, many others who had put off upgrading because of the mess that 8 was, will also come a running.
    I think people who have put off upgrades are doing so because they aren't sure if they need a computer anymore, or can get by just fine with their cell phone or tablet.

    If it's free, it will do well. If they charge for it, I think it will be a lackluster launch.

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  2. #12


    I see no comparisons with Windows 8 and Vista. Vista had a lot of coding problems and coding bugs. Windows 8 is extremely stable and runs very well. The main issue with Windows 8 is too many people didn't like having their cheese moved and that is what it is.

    It is so simple for Windows 8 users to get around the Metro screen. On my desktop PC I rarely have to wrangle the start/metro screen and all I had to do were some very simple add on changes that even my mom could figure out how to do.

    And on a tablet, Windows 8.1 is spot on.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    The main issue with Windows 8 is too many people didn't like having their cheese moved and that is what it is.


    It is so simple for Windows 8 users to get around the Metro screen. On my desktop PC I rarely have to wrangle the start/metro screen and all I had to do were some very simple add on changes that even my mom could figure out how to do.

    And on a tablet, Windows 8.1 is spot on.


    Windows OS will remain native, although they may also introduce a 365. They may also introduce Windows 9 just like native Office. One can purchase a license outright or purchase a subscription.
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  4. #14


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    A locally installed program doesn't fit my definition of the "Cloud".

    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    I see no comparisons with Windows 8 and Vista. Vista had a lot of coding problems and coding bugs. Windows 8 is extremely stable and runs very well. The main issue with Windows 8 is too many people didn't like having their cheese moved and that is what it is.
    In some ways that is worse than broken drivers.
    If your machine can't print, then you don't try to print with it.

    If it does print, but you can't find the option (or the controls are stupidly laid out or weirdly labelled) that is far more annoying.
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  5. #15


    Wow. Charms > Devices > Print is annoying?

    WinKey/P is annoying?

    File tab > Print is annoying?

    Hmmm.....
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  6. #16


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    I think they should keep Windows 7, 8, 9 and 10.

    Let people have it for free, and let those who wish, subscribe to updates and upgrades if they wish. That keeps everyone happy and up to date. Microsoft would more than benefit from a subscription model designed in that manner.
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    That would be a major disaster for ms. I'll make them long for the good old days of vista and win8. Who knows, maybe a shareholder revolt is just what they need.

    On the other hand, if they take nothing else from the disaster that was 8, is that they absolutely have to do a better job at gauging what their customer base wants, and not just rely on the opinions of the fanbois.
    Do you feel like Windows 9 is going to sell like crazy? I think too many users have shifted away from desktop computing to really cause Windows 9 to take off. I'd say adoption is going to be roughly the same as it is Windows 8.
    Hi there

    It will probably appeal to users still on Win 7 -- a lot of businesses still are on Win 7 and show no signs of adopting Win 8 yet.
    A lot of home users who didn't like Windows 8 have probably already fixed most of their gripes by upgrading / updating to Win 8.1 (which is what windows 8 should essentially have been).

    The whole Metro idea needs a radical re-work which is where I'm looking for improvements in Win 9 -- otherwise depending on price tag I might not bother with it -- My TechNet sub will have expired by the time it comes out so no more Test "Freebies" !!!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    In some ways that is worse than broken drivers.
    If your machine can't print, then you don't try to print with it.

    If it does print, but you can't find the option (or the controls are stupidly laid out or weirdly labelled) that is far more annoying.
    I guess I don't follow. In any Windows application, it's typically File>Print. Or it has other ways to print.

    I have yet to read a case where a Windows 7 driver did not work under Windows 8. And Windows 8 may have it's own updated driver for your printer unless it's a super old printer (like the HP 1000).

    Why are you having issues?
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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Wow. Charms > Devices > Print is annoying?

    WinKey/P is annoying?

    File tab > Print is annoying?

    Hmmm.....
    HG, This is a good one.
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  10. #20


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Wow. Charms > Devices > Print is annoying?

    WinKey/P is annoying?

    File tab > Print is annoying?
    That was just a random program/function example.

    How about (in W8.0):
    • Two separate "Control Panels"?
    • The "font size" adjustment being in a different place to the other customisations?
    • The "Charms" bar covering the window "Close" button?
    • Not being able to activate the "Preview" and "Details" panes simultaneously in File Explorer?
    • The things in the various missing features lists (e.g. List of features removed in Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)?


    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    I have yet to read a case where a Windows 7 driver did not work under Windows 8. And Windows 8 may have it's own updated driver for your printer unless it's a super old printer (like the HP 1000).

    Why are you having issues?
    The only printing issues I'm having are actual printer problems (hardware not software).
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