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Windows 7: "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It"

14 Mar 2012   #111
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are they using touchscreens?

We're not hearing much from those who are using WIn8 as apparently intended on touch screens.

Anyone?


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14 Mar 2012   #112
twhiting9275

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Probably because the touch screen devices won't start rolling with Win 8 until after it's released?
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14 Mar 2012   #113
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Win8 is clearly meant for touch screens. There are PC touchscreens out there. How does your new OS run?
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14 Mar 2012   #114
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I've got tons of touchscreens (Used to work for a touchscreen company for 15 years) but no 24in ones. And on the desktop, one simply does not touch their screen. Trying to clean a large monitor every day after gooping it up with smudges and smears? Ok for a phone or even a tablet. But a large monitor with tons of text or trying to do phtotoshop work though finger smudges? Plus having to constantly reach across the desk to get to it? No thank you.

The metro/touch UI is simply NOT appropriate for any sort of serious desktop use. Tablet yes, surfboards yes, desktop no. Hello Microsoft!

(And as for the supposed new finger smudge proof touch surfaces... well I'll believe that when I see it!)
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14 Mar 2012   #115
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are they using touchscreens?

We're not hearing much from those who are using WIn8 as apparently intended on touch screens.

Anyone?
hi greg... by they are you referring to my post abt indonesians...?


if you are, then no... : peace:
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14 Mar 2012   #116
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

So I loaded Win8 again in VBox and again I don't like it. I was loading some stuff and get "Close all open programs before continuing" - riiiight...Win8 left 6 things running with NO "close" button for ANY of them.

THAT alone is a deal breaker for me but that is only one of many reasons I don't like this release.

I'll try the next release candidate and pray it improves.

Regards,
GEWB
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15 Mar 2012   #117
cannonfodder

windows xp + windows 7
 
 

You touch my PC screen and i will tear your arm off!
I'm just a bit OCD about a clean screen.
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15 Mar 2012   #118
SnarkyTwit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
And another thing....

I just had an afterthought from my previous post. What will happen if you install a large number of programs? With no start menu to organize it - you will have a lot of screen scrolling to do to get to them. I agree with the earlier post that mentioned that for desktop and laptop touchscreens your arm will get mighty tired trying to navigate thru the metro interface. Two big reasons to stay with Windows 7.

Snarks
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15 Mar 2012   #119
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnarkyTwit View Post
I just had an afterthought from my previous post. What will happen if you install a large number of programs? With no start menu to organize it - you will have a lot of screen scrolling to do to get to them. I agree with the earlier post that mentioned that for desktop and laptop touchscreens your arm will get mighty tired trying to navigate thru the metro interface. Two big reasons to stay with Windows 7.

Snarks
Yup, a problem for me, too. One of my Win7 boxes has well over one hundred Start Menu entries.

So far in Win8 I haven't found a way to consolidate the HUGE icon items. I loaded Office 2010 Pro and everything has its own icon hanging out on the menu - what a mess!

Not only that, I can't move the icons to a screen location and have them stay put - Win8 thinks it knows a better location for them...NOT!

Goodness I'm beginning to real hate Win8, not just dislike it. I hope the next RC is better.

Regards,
GEWB
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15 Mar 2012   #120
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You CAN organise the new start screen just like you could organise the old start menu... One thing that would help with the clutter would be if you could collapse the organisational sections. Like click on the title and expand/collapse that section...
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