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Windows 7: With Windows Blue, Microsoft may (finally) do the right thing

26 May 2013   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

8 is far more then just being dumb try "Fully Retarded"! You take a main central point where everything extends outward from and replace that with this over here hidden under that which belongs over there and then have more hidden where no one can find in unknown right click menus and toolbars and wonder why people want to dump 8 as fast as they get it?! -To perform the exact same simple tasks you now need to take extra steps as well as trying to have a blast keeping more then one window open without 3rd party help! While most will pin things on the taskbar if not running an app like Rocket or CircleDock and only use the Start orb and menu to shut down or sleep here I extend other things by copy and paste of shortcuts dragged into folders which become addon toolbars off of the main taskbar you still have the central point to refer back to in all previous after Win 3.1, 3.11 while 8 does away with the common sense desktop approach entirely simply to promote 8 tablets! "-Oh we shouldn't have much worry!" say MS as they scoff at desktop users who still have 7 to run about how 8 is something else entirely. "We gave them something good to last while we toy around with tablet and ARM to mesh it up with the Fruit Co. and Googleatabloidism!". MS has decided to flex it's mighty muscles and swat the blog writers and desktop users away(ignore all the complainers) while pursuing their assault on the competition! -In other words the entire focus is on mobile while "dumbing down" things for the desktop side of the OS. And then most are asking now if Blue will be what should have been originally a Desktop edition compared to 8 Tabletis? What MS was simply saying was this is our new Tablet version you can still run on a desktop if you like it or not! If you are only looking at getting the new without worry of conseqences from abandoning a working "Desktop" OS notably then you can point and click at enlarged tiles designed for touch and swipe on tablets on your 20" or larger lcd display. -MS of course would simply say: "Remember we are only selling 8 for the 13.1 and smaller screens in case you don't like how it looks!" And the word of advice goes to follow that Win 8 was never intended for the desktop to begin with just available as something new to toss on new OEM desktop pcs without regard there. MS is pushing RT and 8 on ARM and Surface Tablet as their main objective. -You don't think you would ever get a working av/malware program with any past version do you? Can't have complaints that the new Surface are becoming malware laced at all?! on the other hand! MS antispyware apps, Windows Defender, etc. have always been free and garbage never actually upto par in the av industry same going for the MSSE for Vista and 7 while what is now seen in 8 does actually? MS schemes at work!


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26 May 2013   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

At the present time Microsoft is walking in their own do-do wondering where the smell is coming from. Must be something they 8.
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27 May 2013   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

"IN DIE GEST SHUN" can be a cause for many a problem wouldn't you think?
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29 May 2013   #34
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Well, I've had W8 on this since the RTM came out, and I must say that, out-of-the-box, I hated the new interface, although the underlying OS did work well.

But I installed Classic Shell, which not only replaces the missing start-menu with one that's actually better than the standard Win 7 one, but lets you bypass the new interface completely. I also customised the new interface so that, on the odd occasion where I do use it, it isn't so overtly ugly. See below for a pic of my W8 desktop with CS.

And underneath, once some customisation is done, it looks and works much like W7, except for the flat, ugly looks. In fact, I'd love to see the improvements made 'under the hood' to W8 available in an SP for W7.

The sad thing is that so many won't get to experience the good things about W8 because of that accursed interface, and MS' pig-headedness over it.

I'll shut-up now...

**Waits quietly for the lynch-mob**


Wenda.


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29 May 2013   #35
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
Well, I've had W8 on this since the RTM came out, and I must say that, out-of-the-box, I hated the new interface, although the underlying OS did work well.

But I installed Classic Shell, which not only replaces the missing start-menu with one that's actually better than the standard Win 7 one, but lets you bypass the new interface completely. I also customised the new interface so that, on the odd occasion where I do use it, it isn't so overtly ugly. See below for a pic of my W8 desktop with CS.

And underneath, once some customisation is done, it looks and works much like W7, except for the flat, ugly looks. In fact, I'd love to see the improvements made 'under the hood' to W8 available in an SP for W7.

The sad thing is that so many won't get to experience the good things about W8 because of that accursed interface, and MS' pig-headedness over it.

I'll shut-up now...

**Waits quietly for the lynch-mob**


Wenda.
A buddy of mine was trying to convince me to switch to 8 for similar reasons of bypassing the metro, and replacing the start button. Also he claimed that the OS was a bit smoother and performed better, but nothing that was earth shattering. Basically he described 7 out of the box, with perhaps a little more OS performance and I simply responded "I already have windows 7, why pay for 8 only to turn it back to 7?" It hit him like a ton of bricks that basically all he did was pay money to turn off the features he paid for and turn it back into what he already had on his computer.

I suppose that is why a lot of people do not want to buy 8 and use the "simple" customization programs to make it more like 7, because they already have bought 7
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29 May 2013   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
Well, I've had W8 on this since the RTM came out, and I must say that, out-of-the-box, I hated the new interface, although the underlying OS did work well.

But I installed Classic Shell, which not only replaces the missing start-menu with one that's actually better than the standard Win 7 one, but lets you bypass the new interface completely. I also customised the new interface so that, on the odd occasion where I do use it, it isn't so overtly ugly. See below for a pic of my W8 desktop with CS.

And underneath, once some customisation is done, it looks and works much like W7, except for the flat, ugly looks. In fact, I'd love to see the improvements made 'under the hood' to W8 available in an SP for W7.

The sad thing is that so many won't get to experience the good things about W8 because of that accursed interface, and MS' pig-headedness over it.

I'll shut-up now...

**Waits quietly for the lynch-mob**


Wenda.
A buddy of mine was trying to convince me to switch to 8 for similar reasons of bypassing the metro, and replacing the start button. Also he claimed that the OS was a bit smoother and performed better, but nothing that was earth shattering. Basically he described 7 out of the box, with perhaps a little more OS performance and I simply responded "I already have windows 7, why pay for 8 only to turn it back to 7?" It hit him like a ton of bricks that basically all he did was pay money to turn off the features he paid for and turn it back into what he already had on his computer.

I suppose that is why a lot of people do not want to buy 8 and use the "simple" customization programs to make it more like 7, because they already have bought 7
Bingo! That's exactly why I'm not buying 8!
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29 May 2013   #37
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Hey! Whoa! I'm not trying to convert anyone, far from it.
But it was there, it was cheap, and I do collect operating systems.
No, I don't force it onto anyone, I just thought I'd relate my personal experience with it
and let others decide for themselves. I haven't 'dissed' 8, but nor have I dumped 7 for 8.

I like them both, for various reasons.

Wenda.
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29 May 2013   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Lets face it people! Win 8 was never intended for the desktop to begin with. Everything involving is surrounding the MS Obsession with competing with the Fruit company and Googleglabungleup in the mobile market at the cost of a few main items familiar to desktop users. (1)-You wouldn't be able to use the Media Center too well on tablet if at all. That had to go! No dvd drive to watch dvd movies? (2)-Sacrifice codecs and video support in WMP 13 and simply lighten up the OS entirely working on the MinWin kernel a little further and what do you have? Stripped Down form of Windows! better suited for embedding on hand helds as well as run on Compact units. (3)-Design the latest to suit the tablet platform in both Windows RT for ARM and Win8 "Modern" for Surface Tablet leaving the desktop users twiddling their thumbs wondering the who the what is going on?!?!?! Now we hear about the new Start button for Metro being brought in by Blue to somewhat offer some type of "compromise" to the MS botch up 8 has been getting for a label. Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work | ZDNet
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29 May 2013   #39
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
Hey! Whoa! I'm not trying to convert anyone, far from it.
But it was there, it was cheap, and I do collect operating systems.
No, I don't force it onto anyone, I just thought I'd relate my personal experience with it
and let others decide for themselves. I haven't 'dissed' 8, but nor have I dumped 7 for 8.

I like them both, for various reasons.

Wenda.
Don't feel too bad Wenda. I have a copy of Windows 8 Pro on a virtual machine. It hardly sees the light of day. You could say I am not a Windows 8 fan, frankly I don't like it and what is the point of buying it and making it look like 7 with a 256 colour video adapter from 1995 when I already have 7 with aero and the classic desktop ? I have most of the recent OS except Windows ME. I was a NT4 fan and a Windows 2000 long time user too. Did not like Vista but too be fair on current hardware it runs just fine. On the hardware it was sold on not so much. I paid $15 for my 8 and got a free media centre too. I just prefer 7. MS has taken away choices and most of us have chosen not to jump on the M$ train wreck that windows 8 is.
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29 May 2013   #40
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
Hey! Whoa! I'm not trying to convert anyone, far from it.
But it was there, it was cheap, and I do collect operating systems.
No, I don't force it onto anyone, I just thought I'd relate my personal experience with it
and let others decide for themselves. I haven't 'dissed' 8, but nor have I dumped 7 for 8.

I like them both, for various reasons.

Wenda.
Didn't mean my post to convey any form of defense in regards to your response so I apologize if it came off that way. I only meant to tell a story that I was reminded of when I read your post.

You collect OS? Do you have some sort of museum of OSs that has tons of versions of OS?
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