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eminkler925
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4/27/2013 | 3:23:04 AM
re: Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
Win 8 is not up to par with using a mouse on a laptop or desktop.
Surface is okay with the pen. However; be careful one can windup with a screen full various forms/documents. Plus at times it hard to go from one item to another.
I have not had any problems running Xp(3) , Vista, or Win 7 laptop/desktop apps which date back being compiled with Borland/Embarcadero CBuilder 6 compiler C++ version 5
Borland compiler. Also C Builder 6 runs fine on Win 7 , although. I had to uninstall it from my Vista Desktop to upgrade to Win 7 and it reinstalled just fine; but heck Vista was'nt compatible with itself from day one.
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Michael Endler
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4/26/2013 | 11:52:47 PM
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I don't know anything more on this topic than what's already in the rumor mill-- but I think AustinIT is making the right point. If Microsoft brings back the Start button, its goal will be to appease user dissatisfaction. That's both the motivation that makes sense and the one that recent rumors have ascribed to their Microsoft sources. A Start button that doesn't more or less achieve what the old Start button did won't silence the criticisms. Windows Blue could always have something new, inventive, and delightful up its sleazes in terms of file management and cohesion between the two UIs. But if Microsoft doesn't actually address the root problem around the Start button omissions, you don't have to be a close Redmond observer to know how poorly it will go over. Then again, Microsoft took all sorts of grief for how it marketed the Surface RT's storage capacity, and then made the same exact mistake (and I'm talking from a PR perspective here) with the Surface Pro. So we'll see.
AustinIT
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4/26/2013 | 9:19:25 PM
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The Start button IS the Start menu. We don't know for sure how it will function yet but I would bet on a return to the original vs. your interpretation. There's been too much blow back from customers for MS not to implement it correctly.
Ramon S
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4/26/2013 | 7:21:00 PM
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Ramon S
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4/26/2013 | 7:20:44 PM
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Yea, but it will only be the Start button, not the Start menu that allows for hierarchically organization of links in a folder structure. The lack of the menu is the biggest problem. The button will only bring up Metro which is utterly useless.
AustinIT
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AustinIT,
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4/26/2013 | 1:45:47 AM
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Pay more attention. It's been known for weeks now that 8.1 (the Blue update) is bringing back the start button and giving users the choice on which IF to boot up in. And, like Ken said, the desktop IF has been in the OS since first release. If you are too lazy to push the Winkey, then don't complain about not being able to find the Desktop.
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4/25/2013 | 5:23:07 PM
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Nothing new here as typically this time of year prices are dropped. It happens every year at this time. I always wait until after tax time to purchase computer devices and not during the holidays.
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4/25/2013 | 3:08:28 PM
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Ah. The inevitable firesale after the confirmation of Windows 8's abject failure in the tablet/hybrid market. Personally, i'd wait until versions of these Windows Tablets come out with Android installed on them, rather than the Metro interface. At least you get a huge range of applications with that plus a functional touch interface. According to Digitimes that is going to happen from the third quarter as OEMs scramble to find ways of stemming their Windows 8 losses.
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4/25/2013 | 3:02:41 PM
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These smaller Windows 8 tablets, like RT are going to be an even bigger fail than the larger $600 Atom powered slowpokes that Microsoft was trying to peddle to the more gullible customers out there. The problem is that you can't run Windows apps on a small screen - you have to run Metro (aka Modern) apps on small displays, which means what you are effectively getting is a power hungry Windows RT with a shorter battery life.
Ken Heslip
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4/25/2013 | 2:20:41 PM
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"bring back the original desktop"? Have you even used Windows 8? The original desktop is there already. The way I see it, this is a normal computer buying decision. If you need a laptop now, buy now. If not, wait.
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