Bschott007: *IF* Apple was smart, they would immediately discuss a way to capitalize on Microsoft's possible flop of Windows 8. Perhaps the best way they could do this would be to create a version of Mac OS X for PC's which they could have ready for release shortly (within 6 months to a year) after Windows 8 was released. I know, they would have to hurdle the various hardware issues and such but perhaps a specific "This limited hardware is supported for now, and in the next release we will have better hardware support" (this is off the top of my head so I haven't fully thought all this through).
jayhawk88: Just a little concession that maybe 20 years of user interface isn't worth throwing into the trash because iPad.
feanorn: A problem with Win8 that I've had with Windows for a while: hitting one, easy to bump key (alt, windows) shouldn't do anything. Function keys? Sure. Keys at the top of the keyboard? OK. But a key down by the heels of my hands, down by my thumbs? No. This is poor, poor UI, and has been for a long time, indeed.
Bschott007: My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.
MrSteve007: MightyPez: Mikey1969: MrSteve007: Two years ago:"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."Nope. Not even close. I did the public beta of 7 and told everyone how awesome it was, and how there wer no problems. We've been deploying it at work the whole time also. My network admin removed 89 within the first day of testing it though.Yeah, I don't remember very many people poo-pooing Windows 7. It was actually pretty beloved when it hit the testing stages.But I guess it's harder to paint things in a light that you want without making shiat up, right MrSteve007?Let's take a trip in the Fark wayback machine, shall we?[Fail] 66% of Windows users still use XP. Tag is for Microsoft: - 04 Oct 2010:sab6300 - "Show me a list of things I can do in Win 7 that I can't do in XP. And I will show you a list of things I could give 2 shiats about."YixilTesiphon - "XP works just fine for what I need (Excel, OneNote, and Chrome, basically) on my craptacular work computer. Why would I drop money on an upgrade?"namatad: "unless you are having problems, why would you replace working with new, other than just to have new? I only went with win7x64 with my new machine inorder to get bazillions of tons of memory.and all I have is problems because some software I NEED wont install on x64 ...."flaminio: "I have a lot of clients who use Windows XP and Office 2003. They don't want to learn any fancy new OS or fancy new productivity app. XP/2003 does everything they would ever want to do."Fark Me To Tears: "I have XP Pro on two home machines. XP works just fine on both. I haven't found a reason to spend the money to upgrade."True, there were plenty of people who were saying that Win 7 was great - but in just a single Fark thread about Win7/XP, nearly a year after the OS launch, plenty of people who said: "I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."So yeah, EBOD.
Icetech3: I own a computer store and have been running win8 to learn it before i have to deal with it daily.. and the sad thing is that without that horrible ungodly bad metro interface the OS is VERY fast. and very nice.. but that UI just is so painful to deal with on a pc:( i could see it being nice on a tablet or phone though
Mikey1969: Well, to be fair, design IS a lot about 'hunches' and 'intuition', and the design aspect IS important, but it's not the full story for something like an OS, there is a lot of technical knowledge as well.
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