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Windows 8 in the Enterprise: Why IT pros say no

  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    I personally don't believe that this version of Windows 8 is intended for a work computer. I have a feeling that Microsoft will also include a professional version of Windows 8. As long as I have been beta testing Windows O/S's there has always been a professional version to accompany the release of a new version of Windows.
    Hi there
    I just don't see W8 ever going anywhere NEAR any serious office either - at least in its current form.

    The Windows to go idea is apparently only going to be available in "Enterprise" version -- but to me this is a 100% misnomer -- no sensible "Enterprise" is going to even THINK of touching W8 with a 7 Km long pole and the people who could get most use out of this feature would be "roving" or external consultants working at different customer sites -- and these people won't have access to W8 "Enterprise".

    The whole Metro idea has to be DROPPED totally for computers used in businesses.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I disagree. Yesterday, I showed the Windows 8 to a guy I know that runs a small car dealership. He was definitely impressed as he told me that he has a friend that has about 20-25 PCs that he might want running a dual boot of 7 and 8 with 8 being used the most. Heck, his wife and daughter came into the dealership into the office when I was talking about the new UI features and he told them that Windows 8 is installed and when they saw it, there was a look of whoa on their faces. People love the dragging down to close an app, it's awesome! It could be just me, but Windows 8 can easily be used in the enterprise once the initial learning curve is overcome. More locations can be pinned to it, more programs, more apps can be pinned and it's very visual. But it could be just me as I find it fantastic to use versus others...along with some other people....
    Windows 8 can easily be used in the enterprise? Are you talking Metro Apps or just the traditional desktop apps?

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    Jimbo said:
    At the very least you need to be able to SEE both documents at the same time -- then say you want to add data from a spread sheet or several spread sheets.
    Jimbo, buddy MSO has that ability built into it. The side by side comparison function. BUT that is just 2 documents, NOT a slew like you were saying, so in that scenario you are correct.

    *Edit* Just been looking at the new MSO, not sure what you mean now. Are you talking about the actual documents, or thumbnails of them? If it is thumbnails, when you start up MSO 2013, you see 6 documents there to choose from. You can repeat that too your self by opening all at once how many versions you have. For example, I had 5 different copies of my resume opened, and was able to see each clearly to do any revisions that I wanted to do. BUT then again that is in MSO, not Windows 8. BUT you can still do what you were doing before in MSO if I have the gist of what you were saying earlier in this thread.

    *Double Edit* Those templates in the new MSO 2013 rock! You just have to download them! Talk about totally cool, the new resume builder makes my resume POP now.
    Last edited by Mike Lonewolf; 29 Jul 2012 at 05:27.
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  3. #53


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    @Mike Lonewolf, I think Jimbo is refering to trying to multitask in Metro. Multitasking on multiple monitors using traditional desktop programs is the same deal it was in Windows 7. Try to do the same thing in the Metro UI with Metro apps and you face big hurdles. You are limited to one full screen window and thats it. If its a wide screen monitor you can snap two apps on the one screen buts its 2/3 1/3 not a 50 50 split. IMHO anybody trying to get any real work done in Metro is in for a world of frustration.
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    . People love the dragging down to close an app, it's awesome!
    Comments such as these are just plain laughable.
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    Right Alphanumeric, but with those thumbnails I was talking about can be clicked on to open, and revised. I see it just as we've been seeing Windows 8 in general, WE all have to learn to use our computers ALL over again. Not much is like what we've been use to since Windows 95.
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  6. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @Mike Lonewolf, I think Jimbo is refering to trying to multitask in Metro. Multitasking on multiple monitors using traditional desktop programs is the same deal it was in Windows 7. Try to do the same thing in the Metro UI with Metro apps and you face big hurdles. You are limited to one full screen window and thats it. If its a wide screen monitor you can snap two apps on the one screen buts its 2/3 1/3 not a 50 50 split. IMHO anybody trying to get any real work done in Metro is in for a world of frustration.
    Hi there
    Thanks -- that's EXACTLY what I was trying to say -- I think a lot of people don't understand the whole idea of "Multi-tasking" on a computer -- they've got so used to doing stuff on a mobile phone or on a tablet.

    These devices are fine for some applications but totally useless for others -- and trying to explain this concept to the "Texting youth" who probably have difficulty putting any non "text-ese" sentence together or understand expressions containing more than two syllables is probably doomed to failure in the first place.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Jimbo45 said
    "Texting youth"
    I'll have you KNOW Jimbo that Steve Austin, your avatar started out with a FULL head of hair, a valet with the name of "BabyDoll", the Name Stunning Steve Austin, partnered with another wrestler name Gino Hernandez, (R.I.P.) and worked for the WCCW (World Class Championship Wrestling) I was at the Cow Palace for HIS first EVER wrestling match! YOUNG my posterior! His match was against FreeBird BamBam Terry Gordy (R.I.P.) and LOST!
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    Hi there
    great guy.
    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Here's a little more wrestling History. We know that when Stunning Steve Austin entered the WWF (Now WWE) he came in with the Undertaker. Back when they were both in the WCCW he was known as Mean Mark Callaway. We both went to grade school together.
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    Hi there
    looking forward to the next generation at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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