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Eddee
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12/1/2012 | 3:39:36 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
I also think they should find a better way to determine the upgrade process they currently have online, I have a net book which was running Win7, that I had purchased on March/2012.
I decided to see if my net book qualified for the Win8 upgrade at the discount price, the system they have checked my net book online and relates it qualified for an upgrade to Win8 Pro.
Delighted with the results, I immediately made the purchase to upgrade my OS, after the update, it was determined that my video card did not support the required video requirement of 1024x768, my computer only suports 1024x600, and therefore I am unable to use all the features of windows 8, and now am running a crippled version of Win 8, I also am unable to open any of those tiles getting the message, to adjust video display to 1024x768 to have the tile/program open properly.
ANON1248407580884
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ANON1248407580884,
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12/1/2012 | 3:38:49 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Let's see. Microsoft now provides a panel with all your apps instead of a Start button. Yeah that's rough to learn.
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12/1/2012 | 3:23:49 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
I work in a gov't IT dept that supports 1500 highly educated, highly credentialed, medically trained users who are busy providing patient services non-stop. They just don't have the time, and certainly not the inclination, to again learn another interface just to do the same thing they were doing the day before with no problem. MS can and should make any and all security and other improvements under the hood, but the more major the interface changes the more major the setbacks to the users. Since MS Office introduced the ribbon, many of our users have just stopped using Office and do what they can in email only. If email can't handle it, they don't do it.
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12/1/2012 | 3:22:53 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Little ole lady from the lake thinks the tile system looks old. I just don't like it. I've got used to my Kindles, and I have note 1 and 2. My laptop and PC have run windows since beginning of time. I adjust to the technology pretty well as a basic consumer. The big factor is price for me. And since most of the world is in my economic range I'd say the Amazon way is the best take the loss to get the product out there. You will make it up once it's in the consumers hands. And just let me tell you, I'm mad as a wet hen about the drop of Microsoft Reader. I like that app and it should have been transformed into an app that segwayed into a tablet format that transfered all your books. You HAD A MONEY Maker right there. Don't you think I might have bought a tablet running your system to keep track of my 100's of books that I already had on the MSR. Technology gotta love it. I've got 2 kindles and I'm intrested in the new one that is bigger and has wired service included. Nothing wrong with the two I have I LIKE the idea of the bigger newer one. So does that tell MS anything. I'm the consumer they are missing ME. How many others are they missing cause someone doesn't look at the REAL consumers of tablets. The business field will buy what works for there company or who has the biggest kickback to the buyer. I replace stuff cause it's broke or I like something way better and it's affordable. Analize all you want it just costing you $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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12/1/2012 | 3:18:09 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
I came up with a Windows 9 concept that tries to improve the UI without ditching Metro. What if they made something like this:
http://www.eightforums.com/chi...
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12/1/2012 | 3:04:51 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Windows 8 just isn't complete, the build-in mail application does not allow you to save an email to a folder, printing a pdf does not allow a range of page to select for printing and I am sure there a plenty of other things missing. I got a copy since it was only $38 and if you go back to desktop it is ok, just don't see the advantage of the tiles for a mouse only pc. If I want to relearn how to use a pc why stick with MS, might just as well start using Linux , which is free.
Ks2 Problema
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12/1/2012 | 2:37:31 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Microsoft ignored what consumers wanted and just about everything usability experts have taught us and created a confusing, inefficient mess.

Consumers didn't want an 'all new computing experience' -- they have better things to do than learn new and confusing ways of using the computers they already have on their desks at home and work.

But MS's board sent down the word to be more 'Apple-like' so we have the all-new MS where backwards compatibility and consumer satisfaction take a back seat to chasing the short-sighted and, for MS, unattainable, goal of Apple-like verticalization and customer exploitation and,of course, the bottom line: obscene profits.
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