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the5thHorseman
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1/9/2014 | 2:30:14 PM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
Agreed. There is no compelling reason to even speak to Microsoft anymore. They are completely out of touch with virtually any customer using any of their products. I work at a university. We had Microsoft come in to make a pitch for one of their ID management solutions. These people could not get their presentation to run, could not get a WebEx connection to work, were unable to demo threir product. If that wasn't bad enough, they were unable to answer licensing questions because of the complexity of their licensing schemes. I felt embarrassed for them, I could not imagine working with such crap in such a confused (dis)organization. We are not moving to Windows 8, and are actively pursuing Linux based alternatives. Microsoft now has a CERTIFICATION for Windows licensing specialist... 8 courses... What an epic fail. I have wanted to abandon Microcrap for a long time, Thanks Steve for making such a compelling argurment for me... you did all the work! Nice job... 
remmeler
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1/9/2014 | 12:27:25 PM
I found out something interesting
I always said that those that hate Windows 8/8.1 are mainly legacy windows users that refuse to realize that clicking on the Desktop Tile or booting right to Desktop will give them a slightly improved Windows 7 with no loss of resources due to the Modern Front End that may be useful someday.


But my big suprise is that I gave my adult daughter (a smart phone user) an Asus 8.1 Transformer tablet with attachable keyboard because she is a long time Windows program user on the computer.  She has really only used apps on the tablet and has never attached the keyboard.  I think it is because she is used to swiping and touch on her smartphone.


Not that the touch on 8.1 is perfect, but it will probably improve.
anon1873014840
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anon1873014840,
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1/8/2014 | 10:22:28 PM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
You can't be serious.  I'm no Apple fan and work in a 1200+ seat MS enviroment.  But Apples are not harder to repair than a Windows box.  They are better built and Apple controls the components that go into assembly.  They do not break down near as often as our Windows boxes do.  But I, and you, digress.  This is a Windows 8 discussion and the view is that it is horrible.  The only reason I found this thread is because I am at this moment trying to get a friends new HP desktop up and running.  I have never been more frustrated in my life.  First I can't get past the stupid tiles.  WTF are they for?  When I finally got in I wanted to update to the "much improved" 8.1.  I am told it is in the Windows Store.  Where?  I see a bunch of unproductive crap that I would never let into an enterprise enviroment but no Windows 8.1 upgrade.  Ok so I Google, not Bing, it and am told that I may not see the upgrade unless I have run some W8 updates first.  So I run Windows update and there are 78 updates I've got to let run before I can get this POS updated to basically another POS OS with different lipstick.  Christ MS!  We wanted the"Start Button" which led to the "Start Menu".  We wanted to get away from your tiles not back to them.  I can't begin express what a massive fail Window 8.Whatever is.  I am not going to beg that you fix it.  I am just going to use my Android tablet for "fun" stuff and my Windows 7 box for anything productive.  Oh and good luck on trying to convince everyone that there is finally one user experience for all your devices.  The Windows phone isn't even a player, the Surface is a bloated tablet with a dearth of decent applications and developers who could a shit, and then you top it off by making the desktop unusable.  Good job Steve. Way to shit your nest then split.
mfriedman190
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mfriedman190,
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1/6/2014 | 12:04:52 PM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
Your facts are wrong for all: MS, Apple, and Google. Apprentice for sure.
moonwatcher
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1/4/2014 | 1:51:37 PM
Re: 8 Reasons to hate Windows 8.1 if you already hate it.
Sorry, but the "Start" button in Win 8.1 is NOT a "real" Start button. Give us users who have no intention of blowing money on a touch sensitive monitor the old Start button from Windows 7. OK, se we CAN install Classic Shell or Start8 from Stardock, but the the bottom line is that we shouldn't HAVE to do so at all. Forcing the inferior tablet interface on us desktop users, most of which already have bought into either iOS or Android tablets, was a dumb decision by Microsoft. And jeez even us old scumbag Windows users had grown to love the Aero interface of Windows 7. Now it looks like a 4th graders gaudy idea of Crayola heaven, with endless scrolling required to get to the apps you might want. At least they did allow us to bypass Metro and boot directly to the desktop, so I guess in that respect it was an upgrade...BTW, on several computers I've noted that it sometimes takes more than one attempt to move the mouse to the corner to get the charms bar to pop up. Just a waste of the users time and patience... I have an old XP box (ancient Core 2 Duo) that is going strong. Looks like I'll upgrade to Windows 7 Home or Pro, but I sure wish it were cheaper. Hell, I'd upgrade to Window 8.1 (and fix it) if it were cheaper. Seems the original $39 was about what it was worth.
diabloggical
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diabloggical,
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1/3/2014 | 1:41:08 PM
Re: 8000 reasons galore and counting
I wish I could give you 100 thumbs up.  It's like Microsoft is trying to drive customers away. 
diabloggical
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diabloggical,
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1/3/2014 | 1:39:04 PM
Windows 8 and 8.1

Yes a lot of people are using tablets recreationally now, but laptops are for working and no is talking about the way Windows has continuously reduced productivity. With every update they add keystrokes and change things just to change them without reason. (What was wrong for clicking "Y" to save or "N" for new?) Used to be able to ALT,F,U to get into document set-up, now you have to mouse it all the way. Thank heaven for Windows Explorer (now File Explorer), even though it takes 5 actions to get to the file you need to access. Why not give users the choice to automatically bypass those ridiculous tiles.  

While I'm at it, what's up with Outlook? All if a sudden all folders default to a reading view and must be changed individually, plus with the 8.1 upgrade when writing a new email the toolbar moves to the "File" tab - absolutely the last tab you would ever use when writing an email (you need to be on the "Message" tab). BTW, maybe 8.0 booted up faster, but 8.1 is way slower. I can make coffee and clean my kitchen while I wait - and it is definitely not the fault of my new MSi computer. 

 

Also, the new Start button is a joke.  Is that a passive-aggressive Microsoft stab at its PC user base?  They couldn't do more to create a customer base for a smart competitor.  There are a lot of us looking for a Windows alternative.

RayF190
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12/31/2013 | 4:58:54 PM
win 8.1
thank god i'm a novice  at this but win 7 but it was the new xp and has been everything i need and want,but 8.1 as you say it is an improvement . i've only had it for 2 days but you can adapt to youre own likes .one instant fault is to shut down but i did find it . why make so hard  to do a simple thing and not to drag and drop a shortcut mmm. i am 60 and i know stuff but this will put off older people

to join this fantastic media.  microsoft listen dont be so business the people need to learn to shop and book holidays and buy like from amazon,ebay keep it simple .

 

 
Fewolf
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Fewolf,
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12/22/2013 | 7:30:23 PM
8000 reasons galore and counting
I can't believe MS could be so stupid. I am so pissed that I had to vent my anger.. I mean anger

8.0 and 8.1 we obviously dreamed up by a committee , need I say more.. Gee what a great idea, take w well proven interface and change it to look like an iphone,,, wonderful

 

When Steve Ballmer announced his retirement, the MS stock jumped 10%,, need I say more? MS has 130,000 employees,, i think each one had some input in W 8, and 8.1
Dyalibya
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Dyalibya,
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12/15/2013 | 2:20:21 AM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
I hate to break it to you , If you are moving to apple , you will be disapointed , apple machines are much more expensive , much harder to repair (if possible at all ) , and have a longer downtime when they fail , I think that some companies are still running pc's bought in 2001 , While people who opted for macs had to replace most of them  , But if you think you can mangae to run with chromebooks ( less than 400 $ per machine and as low as 199 $ ) then do some research about productivty aplications available , and then by all means , go for it ......
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