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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

18 Feb 2013   #151
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
I forgot ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Maybe because you do buy our products and we will make sure you are using them as we intended.
I forgot about that one.


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20 Feb 2013   #152
Iforgot

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Maybe because you do buy our products and we will make sure you are using them as we intended.
I forgot about that one.

I hope your not using my sig in vain
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20 Feb 2013   #153
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

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Hi there
DRM is a desperately flawed business model these days -- it can even INHIBIT business -- for example if I want to buy an e-book from Kindle (Amazon) - but eventually want to read it on a SONY PRS e-reader or even a NOOK why should I be prevented from doing so -- after all If I buy a physical book it doesn't have a restriction for example that I can't read it in bed but can when I'm sitting on the bog. So the DRM could in fact LIMIT the consumers choice of where they get their books / music etc. from.

(The device might also break / get lost / stolen etc etc -- so you might buy a better value product to replace your old one -- so should your entire library now become useless).

Things like Calibre fortunately convert one format to another and removing DRM from e-books is simplicity itself -- but if you DON'T know how to do this (and I'm not saying here how to do it BTW) then your entire e-book buying range will be restricted to the particular store that the device is "tethered to" -- apart from Sony who use the fairly open standard EPUB.

I have always thought this , kindles don't last much over a couple of years and the idea of having to constantly replace our libraries whether it be books or music every couple of years is completely infeasible I mean who has the money to do that? DRM just punishes people who buy the content legally and don't pirate it.
It seems we are losing more and more privacy under the illusion it's in our benifit and by giving up our rights to privacy company's can provide us with a better service well that's what they tell us anyway . If we actually saw all information all these company's had on us we proberly would die of shock and never go on-line again. This Microsoft patent to me anyway seems very worrying indeed I already feel like I live in a glass bowl so much so I've started disconnecting from the internet unless I'm actually doing something on-line because so much software does already 'phone home' and I'm not quite sure why some of it does?
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20 Feb 2013   #154
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8: Design over Usability

Windows 8 gets a lot right, but Microsoft’s determination to offer computer and mobile users the same interface makes the operating system somewhat weird.
Full article at:

Windows 8: Design over Usability | MIT Technology Review
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22 Feb 2013   #155
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Microsoft is sinking in a sea of Android

Windows 8

For many, myself included, Windows 8 isn’t even Windows. Windows 8 took everything we liked about Windows and kicked it in the gut. I understand the purpose is to be a cross-platform OS, but the execution is just… bad. I actually enjoy the “Metro” UI, so it’s not that they changed what I was looking at… they changed how I do things, and not for the better this time.
Full article at:


http://www.androidauthority.com/micr...ndroid-157206/
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22 Feb 2013   #156
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

^ I stopped taking that article seriously when it mentioned the "PC is dying" and that tablets/smartphones can match them in productivity.
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22 Feb 2013   #157
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
^ I stopped taking that article seriously when it mentioned the "PC is dying" and that tablets/smartphones can match them in productivity.
Indeed.
Credibility lost.
There were a few "misguided individuals" in the comments, who seemed to have the same loopy idea.
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22 Feb 2013   #158
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Ha... Tablets replacing PC's... yeah, in a couple of years maybe...
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23 Feb 2013   #159
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
^ I stopped taking that article seriously when it mentioned the "PC is dying" and that tablets/smartphones can match them in productivity.
My point in quoting the article was that Microsoft is treating the PC with less importance with Windows 8. Because they are so worried that they have fallen behind in tablet and smartphone sales they have put a tablet / smartphone interface on Windows 8 desktop. Instead of treating the PC a a separate entity that should have an interface designed for office productivity Microsoft decided to have a touchscreen interface which is not anywhere near as useful as the Windows 7 interface.
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23 Feb 2013   #160
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 8 desktop is as useful as W7 desktop, the start menu issue is not a problem for many people.
As with every new OS, there are a couple new/different things but, once you learn them, it's all easy.
Just my opinion, I'm using 8 mainly and still have 7 in dual boot.

Just use the OS you like and feel comfortable with, it's not a bad/good situation, just preference.
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