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Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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Faye Kane, homeless brain
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5/17/2013 | 6:46:52 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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Hey, right on!
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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5/17/2013 | 6:44:48 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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" Ignore it if it doesn't apply to you."

It doesn't apply to ANYBODY because it's B.S. That's the whole point, see?

The community has spoken: 8 sux dix. We told you that during the preview, but you didn't care. Now the chickens have come home to roost.

Deal with it, because denying it makes you look either ridiculous or stupid.
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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5/17/2013 | 6:37:19 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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"The fact that you can get to any of your old favorite apps and utilities via Search..."

But you shouldn't HAVE to, shill! Two clicks on the start menu structure is far, far easier. I don't want to have to remember the names of all my utilities; forget it!

"...is why Microsoft canned the Start button in the first place."

No it's not. It's because your boss, Ballmer, decided to force us to use a smartphone touch interface on our desktops because he thinks we will want the same interface when we buy a telephone or a tablet.

He thinks he can get away with it! In some meeting he said "The HELL with what the users want! They *have* to use Windows, so we can do what's good for our company instead of what's good for our customers".

He thinks there's a difference, see?

It's called corporate arrogance, and it's killed outfits bigger than Microsoft (like IBM with their microchannel bus).

Metro is his latest mistake in a stream of them he's made ever since he took over. Ballmer is a mismanagement mistake engine.

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I'm sure glad I don't have to do YOUR job! Telling lies would be hard for me, but in order to tell obvious, ridiculous ones about how swell Windows 8 is would require me to drink on the job.

Some of you shill commenters appear to do that.

--faye kane GÖÇ girl brain
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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5/17/2013 | 6:21:02 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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" I find my productivity has risen two to three fold."

Even when Microsoft's marketing shills try to tone down their obviously fake posts, you can still always tell it's them. They don't just say "8 works great for me"; they always have to tell how Wonderful! and Exciting! and Magical! it is.

The only thing THAT wonderful and exciting and magical is sex.

--faye kane GÖÇ girl brain
http://tinyurl.com/kanescave
Faye Kane, homeless brain
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5/13/2013 | 2:37:08 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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Aww, calm down! Those guys are PAID to tell everyone how great 8 is and that nobody complains about it. They're lying, marketing lowlifes in either Redmond or India.

Genuine positive comments about 8 will NEVER praise Microsoft for its "brilliant, amazing, forward-looking innovation of the future!" Real comments will just say "8 is okay" or "8 works for what I need to do", etc. And whenever you read someone insult people who don't like 8, that's a smoking gun. I;m talking about "you're afraid of change", "cling to the past", "fear of anything new", "you're an unprofessional and irresponsible IT manager", etc.

Note how few of those genuine positive comments there are. Virtually all the positive comments about 8 are paid for by unethical, ugly Microsoft.

-faye kane
Sexiest astrophysicist you'll ever see naked
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5/11/2013 | 4:43:43 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Efforts to revive the PC market are ongoing. Here is the video--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Ramon S
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5/11/2013 | 12:48:27 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
I disagree, I use Win8 on a regular basis alongside Win7 and XP. Win8 just stinks, Win7 is usable, and ironically XP has the best performance of them all. The dislike of Win8 is there in the real world, not just in blogs and articles. Win8 is just craptastic.
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5/11/2013 | 9:45:14 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
About the time Windows 8 was released, I saw a joke cartoon showing a side-by-side comparison between the Metro interface and the GUI present on AOL - as it was in 1996. It was uncanny how the two images looked alike. And underneath the cartoon was the comment, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

I've been using a Windows 7 Home Premium system for about a year now. And the more I use it, the more I miss Windows XP Pro SP3.
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5/11/2013 | 4:14:05 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Windows 8 suffers from the same hubris that the Lion and Mountain Lion versions of OS X suffer from. They feature changes that reflect the strategic needs of the company, rather than the needs of users. No end-users to my knowledge have been asking for a desktop OS that works more like a smartphone. Apple at least had the taste to do it with some subtlety that can be mostly ignored. Microsoft could fix this issue without a complete backtrack fairly easily: make the PC boot straight into the desktop, and replace the old start menu with a miniature version of the "UI previously known as metro" in a largish bubble window. Imagine Apple's "Launch Pad" feature, but with the old start-menu's features added.
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5/11/2013 | 4:12:06 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Windows hit an optimization high point at XP. So when the M$oft designers started changing things just for the sake of change it had nowhere to go but downhill. So that's how we got Vista, Win7, and Win8 with all their usability issues. On the upside, it forced M$oft to keep XP alive for well over a decade since they couldn't produce a better alternative. We used XP as the foundation for a medical product and have been lucky because it was stable and available for so long. But M$oft won't let that happen again. They want to update Windows a minimum of once per year, and are headed towards a subscription model for all their products including, I assume, the Windows OS. That's the main reason we are done with Windows and are moving to Linux, and leaving behind the usability issues the new Windows software just makes that much easier to justify.
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