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

11 Mar 2012   #61
gregrocker
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Just had to bail out to WIn7 for the first time in the week I've been dual booting. Firefox Google Maps script starting running wild, totally hung and never resolved unless Stop Script. Flash in, need Java?


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11 Mar 2012   #62
TVeblen

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11 Mar 2012   #63
z3r010

 

And the relevance of the above obsolete video is?
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11 Mar 2012   #64
nitroman84

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
And the relevance of the above obsolete video is?
The desktop is still there you just have to endure a bunch of terrible toy like menus to do the same things you could in previous versions. I think the statement "the desktop is alive and well" is a major stretch of the imagination.
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11 Mar 2012   #65
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
And the relevance of the above obsolete video is?
Why do you say it is obsolete z?
Don't tell me they pulled the plug on the registry hack and other workarounds in the RC. I do not play with W8, so I only go by what I've heard, and I heard there were workarounds like that one. Please enlighten.
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11 Mar 2012   #66
Gornot

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The thing I personally don't understand is why didn't Microsoft just do the same thing that Apple does with iOS or whatever? Extending the Windows Phone platform from mobile phones to tablet "PCs" and keeping the traditional desktop experience for traditional computers, both desktops and laptops, doesn't sound bad at all; there would certainly be more hype in the tablet market.

As it is now, I feel like Windows 8 gets to be a bit risky to use in terms of security, with all those different possibilities the Metro UI brings. It's distracting from things that need to be done, which is rarely a good thing for power users; not to mention that the Metro UI and the traditional Aero UI don't match - not even close. They should've chosen one and stuck with it. Though they claimed otherwise, it LOOKS just like they simply built Metro on top of the Desktop, despite their statement that this isn't the case.

To me the whole MetroUI thing just looks like a colossal commercial for Windows Phone OS - users that like its possibilities would probably (and that's just my assumption) consider getting a WP rather than an Android or something.

On the other hand, I can understand that, with MS' 3-year cycle of new OSs, Windows 8 wouldn't bring much improvement over 7 without Metro, or I guess that's at least what MS thought; but the thing is: IT DOES! I wouldn't mind "having" to upgrade to Win8 for performance enhancements and tweaks and things that updates for Win7 can't achieve. This is also why I preferred Vista over XP back when it was released. XP was a system quickly left to rot from the inside while Vista had shiny (and I don't mean that literally) new looks, updated system apps...

The progress could be felt! Windows 8 doesn't really have that as a whole package without Metro, but if they had split those two ideas from the very beginning, we would have an extended WPOS for tablets and something truly awesome for desktops and laptops.

Chicken doesn't go with cake, so why should I use Metro on top of my Desktop?
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11 Mar 2012   #67
gregrocker
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Chicken doesn't go with cake, so why should I use Metro on top of my Desktop?
Touchscreen. No other reason I see.
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11 Mar 2012   #68
Gornot

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That's not the point. I can use the iPad or an Android on a touchscreen, too. What compels me to buy Win8 instead?
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11 Mar 2012   #69
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

That is exactly the point: There's no reason to have it that I can see unless you have a touchscreen.

Don't ask if you're going to reject an honest answer.
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12 Mar 2012   #70
Gornot

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No, no, I'm not rejecting anything, I was just thinking purely software-wise, the whole 7 VS. 8 thing, since most people here seem to agree about which is better.
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