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Hey, Windows 8 doesn't suck

  1. #51


    Perth West Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    I call BS. In a few years, most consumers will be on touchscreen laptops and tablets.
    You're right. Your statement is absolute BS!

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  2. #52


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Almost all Windows users are using either Desktops or Laptops without touch screens. There are very few Windows tablets. Any sold after Windows 8 comes out will only be a small percentage of the total number of Windows systems.
    I call BS. In a few years, most consumers will be on touchscreen laptops and tablets. MS is doing the right thing and staying ahead of the curve and building for the future. How stale would MS be if they kept the same old desktop and aero interface that reminds everyone of Vista? All they would hear about is how MS isnt innovating and hows it's not much dif than Win7.
    Seriously, touchscreen laptops...??? Keep your hands where I can see them, and step away from the bong.... (hehehe, just kidding)

    But seriously, no, in a few years most consumers are gonna be exactly where we are now, sitting in front of a good old desktop and/or laptop.
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Most have opted to use a 3rd party tool like Start Menu 7, Classic Shell, Start 8, and pinning the programs menu on the Start screen to get around the Start screen itself. Others simply pinned everything to the taskbar or as I did here add new tool bars onto the task bar if not some other method to get around the repetitive back and forth trips to the Start screen.

    The power user who multitask simply looks at the Metro as the "Flop gui" while the novice is all thrilled with the "new look". For most however simply finding a way to disable the Metro entirely would be the preferred option in order to stay with 8. And many have simply opted to wait to see what MS will come out with after 8 has come and gone preferring to stay with what they have now!

    Yes, I think that pretty much sums it up.
    That's the unfortunate side of all this! While I wasn't in any rush to move up from 7 any time soon W8 is a literal "frightmare" for most who expect a normal looking desktop OS of some type in each newer version.

    No one minds the occasional innovations like seeing gadgets go from a side bar to the desktop. But to strip away more then just the familiar desktop gui for a Tablet type simply doesn't go over well with most! Besides that there are some other things that have been noticed as well showing this will be a different animal to work with in contrast to how things are done in Vista and 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Almost all Windows users are using either Desktops or Laptops without touch screens. There are very few Windows tablets. Any sold after Windows 8 comes out will only be a small percentage of the total number of Windows systems.
    I call BS. In a few years, most consumers will be on touchscreen laptops and tablets. MS is doing the right thing and staying ahead of the curve and building for the future. How stale would MS be if they kept the same old desktop and aero interface that reminds everyone of Vista? All they would hear about is how MS isnt innovating and hows it's not much dif than Win7.
    But seriously, no, in a few years most consumers are gonna be exactly where we are now, sitting in front of a good old desktop and/or laptop.
    That's a fair assessment since I have no plans to be sitting in front of any touched off blonder! If I want to push on things all day I can simply go down to a local shopping mall's arcade and dump coins in a machine with fire buttons! and then have to listen to all the odd sounds coming out of it!
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  4. #54


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    Hi there
    please tell me how to do my work with say a 60 cm monitor and only touch input.

    Apart from the fact that my arms would get really tired quickly I would't even be able to REACH the wretched thing ( and I'm not small either !!) -- I'm not sitting with my nose almost touching a screen that size -- and if I did I'd probably have to wear glasses as thick as Milk Bottles after two or 3 months.

    So long as "traditional" work needs to be done you will still need "traditional" methods of input -- and that means (usually) a keyboard and a mouse. You can enable some vocal commands on some devices --but I suspect you'd be very unpopular in a a busy office yelling commands at a screen.

    For me the tablet is a "nine days wonder" device that won't I suspect be around for too long

    if I need that type of stuff some of the better smart phones can do evevrything and MORE that a tablet can do. - With a 32 GB micro REMOVABLE sdhc card too you can store almost as much music / audio books and even a movie or two on a phone and the new Galaxy III s has a screen that's just about OK for watching say a movie on a train / plane without having to get a computer out. - Plenty of android apps for playing AVI etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    The only time I touch any screen is when using an lcd cleaning solution and the wipe pad for removing the cleaning solution along with any dust or dirt. I think after pushing an index finger into the screen long enough most displays would end up with a hole in them!

    My cell phone has a 16gb SD card in that and holds a music library. The only thing I have to dig out is the blue tooth head phones for listening or taking calls(good sound quality but not so good on battery charge). Even that has the option to browse, check your email, social networks, etc. for a pocket sized hand held that's not as evolved as a smart phone even.

    W7 already has support for touchscreens where the need is present. I think is saying: "You can still use 8 on a desktop. But we designed 8 for the other markets mainly. Our devoted fans will still buy into it however." right!

    With 7 being a solid desktop OS MS could now play around in the other markets in order to sneer at Google and others by showing they can jump in there as well.

    For desktop the typical user not only will want to find a work around for Metro but now must learn other things on how to set things up for 8 since a simple bios setting change trashed the RP install making it unbootable while 7 successfully started right up and installed the two OS drives with a restart required. It's not going to be the Vista to improved 7 OS type of upgrade into 8 just like Vista saw a large gap between that and XP in how things work.

    The plus sides are few at the present with an improvement in security as well as IE 10 being a smoother running browser then IE 9! The downsides however are taking it's tolls on the majority of typical desktop users as well as a new learning needed for what other unseen changes have been made. It's a different ball park that 8 takes you to!
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