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Windows 8: Hate It Already? Why Waiting for Windows 9 Won't Help

  1. #11


    Coke as Tseven said, Metro UI is not as efficient as previous Windows UIs. Poeple who are going to notice it will turn in greater and greater numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by you
    From my personal small group of testers, no one has requested back the start menu, asked for it, or even care about it.
    Myself I haven't used it for months. (Just looked in the Start Menu for a resource meter the other day) And many poeple doesn't even know they can find "all programs" there. That means that the Desktop was already efficient enough for daily tasks. Yet, suffices that you need it once and you get mad about it not being there. Because there are programs you use rarely you may forget how they are called exactely and typing them in a search would not work. What MS was thinking? That we will open explorer and look into the Program folder?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    What MS was thinking? That we will open explorer and look into the Program folder?

    I ran Windows that way right up until I got Windows XP. Hardly ever used the desktop/start menu.

    In Windows 3.1/3.11 it was the ONLY way to use the OS efficiently.

    I find that, once I'm actually ON the desktop, I often still do. Just seems natural, to me.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Navigating around in 8 is more efficient than 7 for me, but that could be just I've been using it for nearly a year.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro WMCE


    I miss Windows ME. I love frisbee.
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  5. #15


    LOL and a 1/2!! Cool avatar Zardoc!!!


    Quick......Name me all the characters in Zardoc's avatar!


    You cant!
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  6. #16


    Kat, sometimes I still do it too, but only when a shortcut is missing.
    I click to the "show desktop" icon on the taskbar and then I get a full screen desktop with a lot of icons. One double-click and I open what I want. The same effect and use as the W8 Start Screen. Just the tiles are smaller so you can put more shortcuts on a single screen (no need to scroll left and right). The tiles/icons are not interractive as on W8, but I don't need this. If I need some interraction I can do an active desktop (but that demands html and script coding knowledge). So the main advantage to me is that W8 Start Screen can get interractive tiles (and maybe also typing the name of an app to launch it - but that requires only two more clicks on previous systems so not a big difference IMO).
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  7. #17


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Windows 9 will almost certainly contain a full desktop option.
    Also, regardless of how 8 actually does, ms will hail it as an overwhelming success, just like they always do. (see vista, me)
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Windows 9 will almost certainly contain a full desktop option.
    Also, regardless of how 8 actually does, ms will hail it as an overwhelming success, just like they always do. (see vista, me)
    Finally the voice of reason is heard.

    Declaring that Windows 9 will be a revamped version of Windows 8 is just sheer nonsense.

    Why would MS make another Op system for a tablet/Phone/PC when they already have one?

    The entire premise of this thread is pure guess work IMO.
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  9. #19


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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Coke as Tseven said, Metro UI is not as efficient as previous Windows UIs. Poeple who are going to notice it will turn in greater and greater numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by you
    From my personal small group of testers, no one has requested back the start menu, asked for it, or even care about it.
    Myself I haven't used it for months. (Just looked in the Start Menu for a resource meter the other day) And many poeple doesn't even know they can find "all programs" there. That means that the Desktop was already efficient enough for daily tasks. Yet, suffices that you need it once and you get mad about it not being there. Because there are programs you use rarely you may forget how they are called exactely and typing them in a search would not work. What MS was thinking? That we will open explorer and look into the Program folder?
    I appropriate your thoughts on Win 8. The only issue that I have with them is that you apply your thoughts to the wide Windows user group/market. What you like and what others might like is not the same thing. You don't like Win 8 and that's cool. But assuming that everyone will think the same way is over generalizing, IMO.

    As for me and what I do with Windows.. well I like Win 7 and Win 8. Will I upgrade to Win 8, Yes. YMMV.
    Peace
    Jeff
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  10. #20


    No I don't realy talk about what I like. I did talk about what I like and dislike but not only about that. I talked here especialy about the way I imagine users will react with the New Modern UI (aka Metro).
    It has nothing to do with what I "like". I try to think rationaly. It's clear to me that a certain number of poeple will want to complain about the new UI, or if not complaining, asking the vendor or tech experts how they must use it, creating request bottlenecks. And this has nothing to do with taste but with simple technical informations. Poeple may love Metro and still need to call to ask questions about things they cannot find or do. Some poeple may simply ask the vendor to install W7 instead, as many who have tested W8 already did. Some may call six months later and say "well I used to see all programs there but there aren't there anymore."
    When you multiply such requests by millions and millions of users, it's going to create some source of problem for Microsoft and their affiliated vendors. How much money they are going to lose because of this is uncalculable. But this also has nothing to do with taste.
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