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  1. #31


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    "Before that boom happened, many people were deeply skeptical about Windows. As Charles Petzold wrote in the June 9, 1987 issue of PC Magazine, back when the current edition of Windows was version 1.03:
    Some people refer to the program as “Broken Windows” or “Microsoft Widows.” Others refuse on general principle to use a PC program that uses a mouse or otherwise reminds them of the Apple Macintosh.

    Some things never change.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    "Before that boom happened, many people were deeply skeptical about Windows. As Charles Petzold wrote in the June 9, 1987 issue of PC Magazine, back when the current edition of Windows was version 1.03:
    Some people refer to the program as “Broken Windows” or “Microsoft Widows.” Others refuse on general principle to use a PC program that uses a mouse or otherwise reminds them of the Apple Macintosh.

    Some things never change.
    Funny. My Atari ST came with a mouse in 1985; it was one of the reasons I bought it, and I had been using mouseless computers for six years previous to that. I've remained something of a gadget freak all this time, but the gadget has to make sense. I've explained in some detail why touch makes no sense on a PC. Instead of talking about that and telling me why I'm wrong and how it helps, all you do is make bad assumptions and worse analogies. If you have to make an analogy, comparing Windows HE to New Coke would be a lot more apt.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    "Before that boom happened, many people were deeply skeptical about Windows. As Charles Petzold wrote in the June 9, 1987 issue of PC Magazine, back when the current edition of Windows was version 1.03:
    Some people refer to the program as “Broken Windows” or “Microsoft Widows.” Others refuse on general principle to use a PC program that uses a mouse or otherwise reminds them of the Apple Macintosh.

    Some things never change.
    Funny. My Atari ST came with a mouse in 1985; it was one of the reasons I bought it, and I had been using mouseless computers for six years previous to that. I've remained something of a gadget freak all this time, but the gadget has to make sense. I've explained in some detail why touch makes no sense on a PC. Instead of talking about that and telling me why I'm wrong and how it helps, all you do is make bad assumptions and worse analogies.

    If you have to make an analogy, comparing Windows HE to New Coke would be a lot more apt.
    So uh BillWindows, about that touch screen being the future, how will people focused on productivity
    be truly productive using touch screens? It is NOT possible.

    NO ONE...and I MEAN NO HUMAN would be able to keep their arms stretched out tapping at a slippery screen with no tactile feel for hours on end. To believe this is insanity.

    Let's not forget the cost of these fancy larger touch screens as well. It is hubris to think that most folks will spring for the added costs.

    As for tablets being the future, nonsense, I know plenty of younger people that game and they use the typical desktop format, with very powerful hardware, something no tablet, phone, or even game console can even think about matching for the next half a century or more.

    M$ can dream big but the reality of the situation will come crashing down on their single-mindedness.

    MS Stop trying to be Apple, there ALREADY is one.

    Just because a few wealthy spoiled hipsters with a lack of common sense use them doesn't mean that the rest of us are buying into to the fruit factory lifestyle crap.


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  4. #34


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Look you guys are blowing this whole thing out of proportion, you're making it sound as if it's the end of the world, not unlike the 1987 analogy.

    People who are comfortable with Windows 8 will make the jump, those who aren't have got plenty of time to see how it all works out. I don't know where you get the idea that the keyboard and mouse are dead, they're not, and won't be for a long time. There will be other devices though, like touch pads and styluses, maybe even things like tiltable monitors with a palm rest. Things have a habit of evolving.

    I think these are exciting times in terms of tech and I can see a whole slew of new devices coming out because of Windows 8, all for the better. People will have much more choice than they've ever had. My own PC gets less and less loving all the time as I spend more time on my tablets and phones.
    Stop worrying about sitting around for hours tapping at touch screens with your arms out stretched, that's a figment of your imagination, or someone else's.
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  5. #35


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    I think we can all agree on a couple points.
    We all have a choice to which OS we prefer, let's not get personal if someone's choice is different than yours.

    Take a minute and think about the OS you would like to have, then what would you design for everyone in the world to use, please keep in mind that everyone has different ideas of what this would be.
    No matter what OS you come up with someone won't like it.
    This would be a very difficult task to try to achieve.

    I think everyone could agree that if the OS was more customizable then everyone could make it the way they want it. But, there are limits to how customizable it can be made.
    Where to draw the line?
    Keep it small and lite or make it large and able to accommodate everyone, there has to be a limit.

    Do we all think Win8 is perfect, I think not.

    Is it acceptable? Each person has to decide for themselves.

    Personally, I hope MS puts in all the major options that have been mentioned in this and other forums, so more people will get the ability to make it the way they would like it to be.
    Don't think that they will put all options in but hopefully a few more choices will be included. For the ones that are left out, third party solutions will become available.
    For those that are still not comfortable, they still have the choice to find something that suits them.

    We all have our own choice to make.
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