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obiwan103
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obiwan103,
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3/31/2013 | 7:36:00 AM
re: Windows Blue: What We Know
Microsoft Windows 8 designers are ignoring what their *PAYING* customers are asking for - and that's a catastrophic mistake. If I'm going to have to learn a new OS from the ground up, I'm going to learn a free one. My next new computer will be Chrome, Droid, or Linux (most likely Linux). I will always prefer a well-organized drill-down menu or filestructure to the nonintuitive chaos of the windows 8 start screen.
stretcherbearer
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3/30/2013 | 11:34:07 PM
re: Windows Blue: What We Know
I'm Not even a tech person, But from the point of view of an Indie Musician and artist, the whole win 8 shroud of whatever is extremely frustrating. I tried the pre-release versions, and was completely unimpressed. I have no interest in touch interfaces, until they improve the accuracy or something. I'll stick to analog or even a mouse for operating faders in DAWs. I'm stuck though, I need a new computer. I can't even begin to afford any Apple anything, and Although I like the Linux ethos, environment etc. Hardware support and music production apps are sorely lacking, for a non-coder, the inherent flexibility though is very cool. the customization is also another factor.. But for me I'm used to using a PC with a desktop, because all of the major Production apps, are oriented toward that setup, they wok even better when you have 2+desktops, it's the old analog console layout style. My point to Misanthroposoft is that You've gained a massive market share, from indie producers, and hobbyists. XP (which I'm Using right now) was the catalyst. iPad and touch to me seems a bit hokey for serious stuff for now, A recent console maker designed a digital console from the ground up, designing their own touch surface interfaces because the major producers couldn't produce one with accuracy that is necessary. I wonder if the trend in music studios and home based studios, being a hybrid of Analog and digital isn't a result of some of this stuff. The Manufacturers of Vacuum tubes, solid State components, germanium transistors are having a field day. and Us Musicians are loving it as well, being able to afford the equipment that The Beatles recorded on, now within reach. But The emphasis on touch and You're gonna use it or else,could be a detriment. I already see it as an obsticle in upgrading my studio and my fast aging equipment. Thank god that the manufacturers of Magnetic tape, have quadrupled their output and opened more factories, now we need to get the Open reel machine manufacturers back on board.
rsotol028
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rsotol028,
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3/30/2013 | 7:24:55 PM
re: Windows Blue: What We Know
Modern UI is the future, some say that GUI is like a toy, not mature etc. but if you think so, then stay with xp, vista or 7.
the whole os someday is going to be all Modern UI replacing the traditional desktop. of course microsoft needs more time to polish, finish it, and complete it.
and please, microsoft make it one or 2 os's only, with 64 bit only (with 32 bit capability). ie Modern UI needs a zoom button.
make a version for america with the most common languages in the continent: spanish, english, portuguese. thats my recomendations for them.
im a windows user since 3.1.
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rpasea,
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3/30/2013 | 6:54:00 PM
re: Windows Blue: What We Know
This only reinforces once again how arrogant MSFT is. Why care what users want?? We are hanging on to XP and Win7 as long as we can. If MSFT refuses to keep the "modern" (fisher price) interface optional, we will be looking for alternatives.
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Terabyte Net,
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3/30/2013 | 3:39:59 PM
re: Windows Blue: What We Know
All the hoopla around the traditional desktop is moot. Just hop over and download Classic Shell and bingo, no more Metro garbage, fully functional Start button, and a nice :P stuck out to MS over their garbage GUI. As long as Classic Shell works who cares what MS does to the GUI. As a stockholder if they don't start selling a boat load more copies of Windows I'm betting there are going to be changes at MS whether Balmer and Co. like it or not.
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GBARRINGTON196,
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3/30/2013 | 2:26:41 PM
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I've already loaded Linux as a dual boot. It is clear Microsoft and I are headed down different paths. Once I find acceptable replacements for my photo applications (Adobe Lightroom, mostly), I'm done.

Even so, Microsoft COULD try to explain why my concerns are irrelevant. Their assumption that I will do whatever they want is kind of demeaning and irritating.
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