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(Money Control (India))   Microsoft: Response to Windows 8 overwhelming in largest tech support center on Earth   (moneycontrol.com) divider line 15
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5236 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Oct 2012 at 3:47 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-31 03:54:20 PM  
3 votes:
The shiat-tastic and pointless UI aside, I find myself with the same question I had about Vista: why?

Even ignoring the fact you seem to think I spend my time giving my computer screen digital sexual pleasure and have created a UI on this basis, I see no reason to adopt. Windows 7 support will overlap with the majority of Windows 8's useful life, Windows 7 is more than adequate, and Windows 9, which will likely be little more than a fix to make Windows 8 do the things it was supposed to in the first place, will be released in the same time period.

No, no I think not. You keep your shiatty Vista Touch OS to yourself. I'll wait a few years until you fix it, thanks.
2012-10-31 03:51:19 PM  
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That POS isn't getting anywhere near my computer


How would you know it's a POS without using it?
2012-10-31 07:41:38 PM  
1 votes:
As a Linux and Mac user i'll just leave this here....

4.bp.blogspot.com

This is your leader winLovers.
Deal with it.
2012-10-31 07:31:29 PM  
1 votes:
When I first saw Windows 8 my first thought was why doesn't Microsoft give the option of just running a classic desktop? Yes there are hacks or apps that will do this, but why not a system option? The answer is simple. It makes you use it. Most (not all) people that I know that has used it for more than a day or two actually say once they get used to it they like it and don't miss the standard desktop.

If the option to run the old way was there (easily) that would be how people use it.

//Most likely already has surpassed Mountain Lion in OS Market Share.
2012-10-31 07:02:29 PM  
1 votes:

italie: Perfect example of how a book really is judged by it's cover....


The UI of an operating system is a bit more important than a book cover. It's what you are going to be interacting with every day. It's probably the most important part of an OS there is to the end user.
2012-10-31 07:01:33 PM  
1 votes:
Perfect example of how a book really is judged by it's cover....
2012-10-31 06:58:13 PM  
1 votes:
I just started using WIndows 8 on Saturday.

It's a little weird on a dual monitor machine, and so far, the only performance issue is when trying to play a game on one screen and watching a video on another (the video stutters). This worked fine for me in the past on the same hardware with windows 7, so I expect it will be fixed at some point.

I also installed it on my living room PC (which is hooked to my 46" tv) and the Windows 8 UI is actually quite nice in that use case. I use it with a Logitech k400 wireless keyboard with a track pad built in, which gets it closer to a touch device than using a mouse. I'm surprised at how much I enjoy using the new interface.

Just yesterday, I went to best buy to look at the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13, which is a Windows 8 convertible that is like a hybrid between an Ultrabook and a tablet. I'm not sure if I'll buy one, but it seems like it would be cool to have a 13" tablet that can run full windows programs as well as 'apps' from the windows app store...and then convert to a regular laptop for more serious usage.

/just to show that I'm not a M$ fanboi, this is coming from someone that has owned an iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, an iPad, an iPad3, a 2010 Macbook Pro, a 2011 Mac Mini, an AppleTV2, and an Apple TV3. I really didn't like Vista when it came out either, and when it did, I switched to Ubuntu until that got old for me...which happened to be about halfway through the Windows 7 beta release.

//it doesn't cost $70 to upgrade to Windows 8. You can 'upgrade' for $40. I've also heard that if you claim you bought a windows 7 computer in the last 3 months, you can get it for $15, and they don't seem to check to see if you actaully did just buy a new windows 7 machine.

///If you're into windows media center, it's no longer included. But if you'd like it for free (instead of paying $9.99 to activate it) you can get it here: Link
2012-10-31 05:53:47 PM  
1 votes:
Complainers when Vista came out: "Ugh, it makes my computer slower. It's totally not worth it for old hardware."

Complainers as Win 8 comes out: "Ugh, it only makes my computer faster and more secure. Plus there's no start button? OMG!?!?"


/release version of Vista did suck, with widespread driver problems. Win 8? Not at all
2012-10-31 05:39:34 PM  
1 votes:
under the hood windows 8 is nice..
Just the interface is a nightmare..
2012-10-31 05:11:18 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: FTFA 300 apps developed at the recent AppFest organised by the company here are in the process of getting into the Windows Store.

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What this tells me is that the only way for people to write apps for the platform is to either pay developers or organize development events like this one in third world countries.

/the Android or iOS platforms aren't having this problem


You have to be shiatting us.. EVERYONE is going to develop apps for the system. *I* am going to develop apps for the system. There are going to be millions of people buying them, Im not missing a dirt easy development route to use existing skills and infrastructure to make money.
2012-10-31 04:15:02 PM  
1 votes:

FitzShivering: Don't do it! I still support a damned Windows 95 box. I won't let it touch any networks, but the thing is pure, unadulterated evil.


You're telling me, brother. I still have an Win 95 OSR2 one on VMWare Player I just got sound to work on so I can play legacy games on it.
2012-10-31 03:59:48 PM  
1 votes:

LasersHurt: What do you assume is broken about it?


Or, you know, we could stick to the point. What does Windows 8 give me? If you're going to ask me to buy a new OS from you, I'd kind of like to know what I'm getting for my money. As of yet, just like with Vista's initial release, I'm not seeing the benefit, even ignoring the shiatty UI.

And, no, putting all my stuff on Microsoft's cloud service and loading up my desktop with SSDs so it boots quickly isn't going to cut it. The minute it takes me to get into Windows 7 isn't a huge burden on me worthy of the $70 upgrade cost.
2012-10-31 03:54:26 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA 300 apps developed at the recent AppFest organised by the company here are in the process of getting into the Windows Store.

facepalm.png

What this tells me is that the only way for people to write apps for the platform is to either pay developers or organize development events like this one in third world countries.

/the Android or iOS platforms aren't having this problem
2012-10-31 03:44:11 PM  
1 votes:
Recently bought a gaming laptop with it on there.

I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.
2012-10-31 03:42:07 PM  
1 votes:
That POS isn't getting anywhere near my computer
 
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