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Wolf45Kc
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5/19/2013 | 5:36:20 PM
re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
Have 7 on my desktop and 8 on a new LT I purchased for the wife
to be honest the have not had a good OS since XP Pro
Packard Leonberger
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5/19/2013 | 2:23:02 PM
re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
Windows 8 works great for the Junior High crowd, but I live in an adult world and I don't need pictures and cute little tiles to use an OS. Windows 7 was Microsoft's best attempt at a good OS and they dropped it even though. Give me a break Michael, you really think Windows 8 is going to be worth anything? Millennium Edition? Vista?
vdx660
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5/19/2013 | 6:02:03 AM
re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
Microsoft should just have designed Windows 8 to take the strengths of both Non-Touch (Start Menu) and Touch (Start Screen) merged them into one screen instead of having two separate ones as shown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
CopyingAppleIsDangerous
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5/18/2013 | 6:07:18 PM
re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
"There's been some doublespeak from Microsoft on the usability point. Redmond executives have claimed that customer feedback informed Blue's development -- but they've also defended Win8's Live Tile start screen, which has been a significant driver of user criticism. There's a fine line between upholding one's convictions and alienating one's fans. Win 8.1 looks like it will land on the right side of that line -- but I'll come back to that later."

Microsoft is trying very, very hard to lie to their sheep (of which I would be considered one) as long as possible, hoping that somehow, momentum will build with Windows 8, and they can ignore our feedback, and finally get on to their objective, which is to "monetize" those friggin' Live Tiles.

News Alert For Microsoft:

Quit stalling. Your stunt FAILED. Don' you get it? Your user-base sees through all that Metro crap and what you are trying to do. This sentence says it all:

"Speaking of those rumors, with Windows Blue, users will likely gain the option to boot directly to the desktop interface, rather than being force-fed the Live Tiles start screen every time they start their machines."

"force-fed"

Get it? Your force-feeding strategy already FAILED. Give it up already. We want a Windows 7-like interface.

If you want to create a separate application that launches Metro, fine. But quit trying to play mind games with us. We're not stupid, and we know what we want.
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5/18/2013 | 2:27:47 PM
re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
Unless there's a reasonably efficient (both in practice and in resources usage) start menu or application launcher, 8.1 is of no interest to me. A simply button to launch the start screen is pointless - the start screen itself is a horrible way to launch programs on a mouse driven desktop with a monitor in the 20 to 30 inch range. It might very well work great on a touch screen tablet... but my work computers aren't tablets... they're WORKstations. And for those who endorse typing the names of the programs you want to run, I'm sorry, but I stopped using command line OS's more than 20 years ago. I don't even have to launch applications by typing on Linux for Pete sake.
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