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Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster

  1. #41


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    Lol.

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  2. #42


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Lol.
    I don't get what's funny, lol...
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Don't worry, Win8 will come with a startup tutorial for dummies.
    A tutorial, no doubt, written by the dummies that have designed the Windows 8 Metro UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Don't worry, Win8 will come with a startup tutorial for dummies.
    A tutorial, no doubt, written by the dummies that have designed the Windows 8 Metro UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Don't worry, Win8 will come with a startup tutorial for dummies.
    That title will never have been more literally true. An alternative in academic style could be, "An Essay on Design Failure".
    That would be a good title for a new thesis on W8!

    I think a great deal of the MS motivation was mentioned before about MS being labeled a copy cat of the other OSs. After the lengthy delays before Vista was released people got too acquainted with the XP look and Classic themes and then Vista comes along with a new Aero look and what..??? "How do you get rid of that side bar?" was one thing on people's mind's back then.

    With 7 desktop gadgets were then able to run directly on the desktop without any side bar required. MS must have finally realized how awkward that looked and saw it disabled in 7 by default. "Well gosh with the side bar gone and the task bar the new hot ticket item seen with 7 we need something totally new to keep 'em guessing!" "You're absolutely right! Mr. BG We need something that can really dumbfound everybody!"

    And then there was... "Metro UI"! TaDaaaaa daaaaa.... Meanwhile back at the MS graphics design drawing board someone is saying: "We got 'em good this time! " But what's in a desktop anyways. Well that can depend on which OS you run as well as which release.

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    Now as someone was saying before the Fruit Company and open source people say MS is copying their stuff. Well does 8 look like a copy of...
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    Damn, I seem to have accidentally clicked on an Apple forum, sorry fellas have fun, see ya.
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  7. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post

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    Now as someone was saying before the Fruit Company and open source people say MS is copying their stuff. Well does 8 look like a copy of...
    I created a Linux Mint 13 (MATE) VM the other day.

    It looks promising.
    IMO, it's definitely better than Metro, Unity or Gnome3.
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    I still have to go after that one. The LMDebian only saw one release back in Sept. 2010 with this release being for cleaning up some coding glitches in the updated kernel.

    Otherwise LMD is generally a one time only download without any newer versions. You simply watch everything on it sees updates instead. The regular LMint is otherwise just like any other distro seeing a new flavor every so many months. Ironically I never did get the "8" when first looking LM over but downloaded Linux Mint 9 which was just out at the time! Funny how ironic that is now!

    Gosh I wish that were true for 7! since that seems to be the "Lucky number" for MS lately!
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    LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Damn, I seem to have accidentally clicked on an Apple forum, sorry fellas have fun, see ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Damn, I seem to have accidentally clicked on an Apple forum, sorry fellas have fun, see ya.
    That wasn't anything from the "Fruit Company" I posted in that screen!

    Meanwhile had a chance to try out the new form of a "Repair Install" on 8! The other day 8 started seeing things freeze up for no apparent reason. When looking at the "Refresh PC" option it reported some files missing? Thought the inititall install of the RP had gone well.

    Well let's see how the advanced form of System File Checker or repair install works I thought! Surprize in order when it offers to save all files and data... but not the programs already installed however.

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    That shows the restart into the refresh process grabbed quickly as well as a few other shots using a cell phone cam.

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    Finally about 20minutes later after a few more restarts it picked up on the 7 install as expected for the new boot options menu.

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    The new basic black Welcome screen everybody knows by now.

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    Finally running a local account the Start screen only appears briefly for so many seconds and then arrives at the desktop! And look a text file left on the desktop to look at. All programs "removed"! Well time to reinstall everything including board, video, sound, and other drivers along with the apps! Grrrrrr....

    Might as well have simply ran another clean install for the effort!
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