Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
.......Horses are great to ride - but for the majority of people the Car has supplanted the use of these for normal transport and powered ships have surplanted Sailboats.......
So in your opinion going from Windows 7 to W8 is like going from riding horses to riding in cars, and moving up to powered ships from sail boats?
In an earlier post you referred to Windows 7 on a "touch enabled device" as a "DOG", you even described it as "HORRENDOUS".
Actually jimbo I think that's a fair assessment, but lets be fair about this;
If "one size fits all" was a "DOG" and "HORRENDOUS" when it meant putting a desktop interface on a tablet,
why is it not equally a "DOG" and "HORRENDOUS" when MS's "one size fits all" now means putting a tablet interface on a desktop??
Why shouldn't they both have an interface suitable for the device?
The mistake was MS's, not ours. We're not choosing horses over cars, we're choosing common sense over "DOGS".
I can't really see how W8 is "Only" a tablet interface -- It's very simple not to have to use any metro application at all -- OK you need ONE click to get to the desktop and that's it -- you can easily arrange your applications to be pinned to desktop and taskbar just like Windows 7.
The main difference is instead of clicking an ORB and being presented with a "classical menu" -- which don't let's kid ourselves either - can also be a mile long and have zillions and zillions of entries-- you have to click (or touch) the desktop icon in W8 same nr of keystrokes and some people might actually prefer working that way.
You can easily arrange it that after the initial boot you NEVER have to see the W8 start screen again -- you can pin things like Control panel, and shutdown cmds if you are scared of a right mouse click to power off the machine instead of using the menu to your desktop / task bar ( so at the worst with a little bit of desktop management) only TWO different sets of keys are needed. A lot of standard applications often have one or two keys changed after a release update.
I Hated it at first but if you actually slightly re-order you work it's quite logical and makes a lot of sense.
If you can also remember just three or four key combinations (not to hard for even the most diehard Windows 7 supporter) Windows key + Q gets you straight into search so you can find and run anything not on your desktop or quick launch bar, Windows key + R brings up the Run cmd dialog and also a useful one windows key + comma (,) makes all windows transparent so you can see your desktop
and finally a GOOD one for all you menu diehard fans Windows key + X brings up a little "classic menu" of some very nice quick features such as control panel, system management etc.
The Metro part - single tasking in full screen mode is a disaster - agreed -- I find this even on a mobile phone irritating when say you want to add an attachment to an email / facebook etc -- you virtually have to start again as these devices don't seem to have decent multi-tasking built in to the OS -- but with the power of these phones and tablets people will want this.
But again you don't have to use METRO at all if you don't want to.
A lot of the complaints against W8 are IMO grossly overdone. There are some very valid points that Ms needs to address but for 99.99% of typical home users I can't really see TOO much wrong with W8.
For the last 3 weeks now I've rarely used Windows 7 -- the W8 system just seems so much snappier all ways round and I'm actually running it on a far less powerful machine than the one I have running Windows 7.
I did have a learning curve and it was a pain to organise apps efficiently on desktop and taskbar - but once that was done I'm fine with it.
Enc screen shot of my W8 desktop -- almost identical to what I have in Windows 7 - just missing the ORB of course, and the little popup menu you get when pressing the Windows key + X.
( And another little one for all those "Neat Freeks" who like minimal stuff on your desktop while working). - You can dynamically switch on and off desktop icons - so after you've launced an application say from your desktop just turn off desktop icons. !.