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Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
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moarsauce123
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7/30/2013 | 11:17:27 AM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
The start button without the start menu is pointless. This lack of thought is the main problem with Win8 in general. Even 8.1 comes along as a hodgepodge of dysfunctional ideas that came from a group of drunken monkeys. Comparing to Win7 the UI was the least that needed changing. We still use an almost 30 year old file system and all its limitations inherited from the DOS days. There are much better file systems already out there, no need to invent a new one. And that's just one example. Win 8.x remains a flop.
Palpatine
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7/30/2013 | 5:17:13 AM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
Xenix. Good. I recall last time they patched it dinosaurs were still around. Definitely a ready to release product in 2013...
Lord_Beavis
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7/29/2013 | 7:42:12 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; Thank God for Linux.
RobMark
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7/29/2013 | 5:54:47 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
The start menu is really coming back. It is just called the All Apps and takes up the whole screen so you can see more applications listed without having to scroll.
Maybe they should have renamed it "Start Menu" so that everyone would figure it out.
Tronist
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7/29/2013 | 5:30:56 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
Several months ago, I was looking for a couple of Dell laptops for my wife and myself. The home versions were only available with Windows 8, but fortunately, the business versions were still available with Windows 7, so that's what we bought. Now, I see that the home versions are also available with Windows 7. Why is that?
Yaldez4FSI
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7/29/2013 | 5:21:35 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
Operating systems should be designed by MSFT to operate the platform one has chosen efficiently in a user friendly manner. IF using a desktop or full function laptop, one does not want to touch the screen. If using a tablet one wants touch to be the main way to interaction. Make it intuitive. We should not have to re-learn everything. Give us what we want and how we want it, with good quality at the right price point, and we might buy it.
DDURBIN1
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7/29/2013 | 4:56:26 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
So you are a happy Android tablet user but will use Ubuntu on your next desktop? Why? How about an Android desktop? Go figure.
DDURBIN1
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7/29/2013 | 4:51:15 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
Microsoft actually has it's own UNIX operating system. It's call Xenix. If M$ were to provide tools for the UNIX platform it would bring back Xenix. So, don't hold your breath.
DDURBIN1
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7/29/2013 | 4:46:34 PM
re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
Microsoft didn't get to where it's at because it sold crappy products. Far from it. Its only been the last six years or so, since the introduction of Vista, where Microsoft has lost it's way. Gee, about the time Ballmer took over. What a coincidence.
DDURBIN1
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7/29/2013 | 4:41:17 PM
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And why do you think M$ didn't include these in Win 8.1 or even the original release of Win8.0? The answer is GREED. M$ is still insisting the Metro UI is best for all because M$ will make more money selling "stuff" via Metro than letting consumers have a choice to avoid it. I am so happy with my iPad and Android devices I see M$ going down in flames over it's stubbornness.
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