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 Post subject: Windows 8: Fail.
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:12 pm 
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/a ... ws-8/10573

...my sentiments exactly! The only good thing I've heard about it so far is that it has built-in support for USB 3.0.

Methinks Windows 8 is the next Vista (or maybe even ME) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:42 pm 
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I think Windows 8 is just geared towards notebooks and tablets mainly. IMO, Windows 7 is going to be the next Windows XP for a long time....:D

We should just wait for every other generation of Windows, because that seems to be the trend in the past. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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Agreed; though it's the overall direction Microsoft has been heading that has me most concerned (i.e. you may notice that since XP, Windows has been looking more and more like a web browser, and less like an OS--more links and white "page" space, and fewer buttons/gadgets than conventional GUIs).

More fuel for the fire:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/12 ... e-to-linux

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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Windows Me was a very poorly coded re-hash of the 9X kernel. On top of that they also chose to move and remove things in an attempt to id10t proof the OS. Sounds to me like Windows 8 is following the same thought process. Can you say 'Windows Me second edition.' Different kernel, just as fubar. Microsoft has once again been left at the 'Tablet' bus stop next to HP/Palm & PC users will pay the price. (For a downgrade that is...)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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No start button due to "lack of use" and the old explorer is now "File Manager." I don't understand this push for fullscreen apps. Where's the love towards productivity and multitasking? Does Microsoft seriously see businesses purchasing Windows 8?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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Hopefully Windows 8 will flop and they'll be forced to go back to what everyone loves. Alternatively, Windows 8 won't do well on the PC front but somehow sells tablets so they'll have to make 2 versions.

Whoever posted their desktop today or yesterday using Windows 8, *puuuuuke*. I'd rather use a Mac or Linux GUI than that pile of tile garbage.

I also use my Start Button frequently. Or rather, the "Windows Icon" button.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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Hopefully Windows 8 will flop and they'll be forced to go back to what everyone loves. Alternatively, Windows 8 won't do well on the PC front but somehow sells tablets so they'll have to make 2 versions.

Whoever posted their desktop today or yesterday using Windows 8, *puuuuuke*. I'd rather use a Mac or Linux GUI than that pile of tile garbage.

I also use my Start Button frequently. Or rather, the "Windows Icon" button.

I think that was Windows 7 with Rainmeter.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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Traditionally Microsoft have had Tablet editions since XP. This is the first time they have tried to steer the interface into a simple touch GUI. It just really sucks for the PC/Mouse people. I think that the best approach would have been to use Metro as an interface option and not the primary interface. I tried the RCs in VMWare and it was horrible to navigate. Plus if you were able to find your way to a desktop anything you opened in desktop mode would be a new session. So the session of IE you opened in Metro would be separate from the one opened from the desktop.

Why call something 'Windows' when the core ideology of Windows is being removed?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8: Fail.
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I tend to agree with the opinions expressed, but I'm withholding final judgement until I've had a chance to use the final version (or at least the Release Candidate). And--my main point--I'm definitely going to try it on at least one machine since we'll be able to get Window 8 Pro for only $40.

An operating system from Microsoft for that cheap is quite a surprise (maybe they are in panic mode already!). :crazy:

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