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Windows 7: Why Windows Blue heralds the death of the desktop

01 Apr 2013   #61
msongs

 
 
here are some possible solutions to end of desktop etc....

use windows 7 disconnected from the internet for programs like database, art and photography, design etc.
this way one would not need updates, which are mostly for security issues anyway.

use the windows 8 follow up for internet only activities and retrieving data needed to transfer back to windows 7 programs

btw not interested in practically anything that is called an "app", on my tablets, being put on my desk computer.

I just have afew programs that will not work with linux that I use all the time like corel draw for graphic design, and perhaps a few others that are not compatible with linux (not sure which ones really) or the linux equivalent is just not as good.

tried linux once and got lost in it lol


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01 Apr 2013   #62
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

We have to acclimate to Linux like we did to Windows 1.0.
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02 Apr 2013   #63
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Apple resurrected itself by abandoning for-work Tools and focused on Toys. The iPod was the start. Now they rule the world when it comes to Toys and gadgets.

They were able to do this because Microsoft ruled the world of Tools anyway. They had nothing to lose.

Now Microsoft wants a piece of the Toys market (and in their minds, more than just a piece) and they are willing to give up the Tools market to do it.

Sort of reminiscent of IBM in the 1980's.
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02 Apr 2013   #64
Sarris

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tried the W8 test version, it looks like a video game, and it took me 5 days to get MY stuff working. I'm an architect, and I don't think I can draw in AutoCad with my finger on a touch screen. It took me 1/2 an hour just to figure out where the shutdown button was. There really are people who WORK on a computer every day who don't appreciate M$ changing horses in the middle of the stream. But, really what this is about, is M$ (and all the other SW co's) are trying to give you a dumb terminal, and move all the software to the cloud so they can sell yearly subscriptions and not lifetime licenses. Then, you can only customize what they will let you. Keep you eyes peeled for the eventual demise of the desktop. It's all about the $$.

I don't know why M$ won't come out with a business version of Windoze that has no gee-gaw. Just install the blank OS and boot to a blank desktop with a blank taskbar.

It looks like I'm going to be on Win 7 for some time.
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02 Apr 2013   #65
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Apple resurrected itself by abandoning for-work Tools and focused on Toys. The iPod was the start. Now they rule the world when it comes to Toys and gadgets.

They were able to do this because Microsoft ruled the world of Tools anyway. They had nothing to lose.

Now Microsoft wants a piece of the Toys market (and in their minds, more than just a piece) and they are willing to give up the Tools market to do it.

Sort of reminiscent of IBM in the 1980's.
Reminds me more of CBM (Commodore Business Machines). At one time, they had the educational market cornered but walked away from it since they didn't feel it had enough of a future (the best thing that ever happened to Apple). They abandoned their C64 and C128 markets to promote the Amiga, which was actually much better than its predecessors (unlike Win 8). The backlash from their C64 and C128 markets sounded CBM's death knell. Now, most people under 40 have never even heard of CBM.
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02 Apr 2013   #66
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarris View Post
...It looks like I'm going to be on Win 7 for some time.
You and me three (hey, it rhymes).
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02 Apr 2013   #67
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

An old adage here in Hoosierland, "Pigs (Apple) get fat, hogs (MS) get slaughtered.

MS so wants to see all the toy carrying people to have a Surface in their hand regardless of what PC users want.
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02 Apr 2013   #68
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarris View Post
But, really what this is about, is M$ (and all the other SW co's) are trying to give you a dumb terminal, and move all the software to the cloud so they can sell yearly subscriptions and not lifetime licenses. Then, you can only customize what they will let you. Keep you eyes peeled for the eventual demise of the desktop. It's all about the $$.
This is probably the endgame for all the software developers. Adobe announced no more boxed versions of software, only cloud and digital download. At the same time they coincidentally announced what a huge success their cloud subscription service was. So expect the downloads to be discontinued some time -probably sooner rather than later.

Probably M$ is watching this with interest - would certainly earn them more money if their OS was on monthly subscription and of course all the new hardware only worked on the latest M$ cloud OS.

Sorry, my suspicious mind is working overtime. Will stay with W7 for as long as possible then if the above is the case look elsewhere.
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02 Apr 2013   #69
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
...Adobe announced no more boxed versions of software, only cloud and digital download. At the same time they coincidentally announced what a huge success their cloud subscription service was. So expect the downloads to be discontinued some time -probably sooner rather than later...
I can live with downloaded software. They will lose me if they go to cloud only.
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02 Apr 2013   #70
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Apple resurrected itself by abandoning for-work Tools and focused on Toys. The iPod was the start. Now they rule the world when it comes to Toys and gadgets.

They were able to do this because Microsoft ruled the world of Tools anyway. They had nothing to lose.

Now Microsoft wants a piece of the Toys market (and in their minds, more than just a piece) and they are willing to give up the Tools market to do it.

Sort of reminiscent of IBM in the 1980's.
Reminds me more of CBM (Commodore Business Machines). At one time, they had the educational market cornered but walked away from it since they didn't feel it had enough of a future (the best thing that ever happened to Apple). They abandoned their C64 and C128 markets to promote the Amiga, which was actually much better than its predecessors (unlike Win 8). The backlash from their C64 and C128 markets sounded CBM's death knell. Now, most people under 40 have never even heard of CBM.
Sounds exactly like what Microsoft's been doing, except the desktop market instead of the educational market.

History is bound to repeat itself, aye?
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