Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Wall Street Cheat Sheet)   Ballmer good news: Windows 8 to dominate PC market. Ballmer bad news: PC market shrinking. Ballmer good news: If users like Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT might have a chance   (wallstcheatsheet.com) divider line 104
    More: Interesting, Windows  
•       •       •

882 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Dec 2012 at 12:34 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



104 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-28 10:12:58 AM  
Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers
 
2012-12-28 10:46:30 AM  
NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope
 
2012-12-28 11:01:45 AM  
every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)
 
2012-12-28 11:10:06 AM  
I think it's telling that M$ is selling the pro version upgrade for $39.99. That is the cheapest OS upgrade I think they have ever done.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/buy?ocid=SHOP_SOC_FB_FPPA pp s_Null_Null_Null
 
2012-12-28 11:14:05 AM  
having a windows 7 phone, I'm inclined to believe that window 8 phone would be awesome too. That said, keep your Win8 off my desktop/gaming rig and give me a damn Win8 tablet already instead of this RT piece of crap!

/seriously? I can't even download 3rd party apps on RT? And I'm paying *how much*?
 
2012-12-28 11:25:05 AM  
In other news, BuggyWhipSoft has cornered the market in buggy whips, but the buggy market is shrinking.
 
2012-12-28 11:45:24 AM  

serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)


You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.
 
2012-12-28 11:56:27 AM  
Microsoft seems to be dying. Not a tear was shed.
 
2012-12-28 11:56:56 AM  

LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.


The problem about that is that instead of starting slow and gentle when they put their cock up our asses they decided to go rough and fast.

There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.
 
2012-12-28 12:04:18 PM  

cman: LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.

The problem about that is that instead of starting slow and gentle when they put their cock up our asses they decided to go rough and fast.

There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.


Maybe they should have just downplayed it for the PC. I think they were trying to show how its similar, so integration is implied - but they forgot to really note that you can just press the Windows Key and be in your ol' comfortable home again.

The "transition" itself wasn't a problem for me, my games work, my work... works... it was pretty smooth, and with 3 monitors the "Metro" features are really nice. YMMV.
 
2012-12-28 12:11:48 PM  

LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,


cause that's so hard to do in windows 7
 
2012-12-28 12:21:26 PM  

WhyteRaven74: LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,

cause that's so hard to do in windows 7


You're kind of missing the point.
 
2012-12-28 12:22:40 PM  
he gave his team a year's supply of whiskey and told them to get cracking again, didn't he?
 
2012-12-28 12:35:36 PM  
just got windows 8. it's okay. went from vista to this. after a small transition period (about a week) i am working as fast as i was on vista.
 
2012-12-28 12:38:12 PM  
So you're saying I shouldn't be transitioning from an SAP ABAP programmer/analyst to a .NET engineer?
 
2012-12-28 12:43:21 PM  

sammyk: I think it's telling that M$ is selling the pro version upgrade for $39.99. That is the cheapest OS upgrade I think they have ever done.


Oh, that's just due to downward price pressure exerted on the market.  By Apple.  *snerk*

/No, really.  $19.99 for OS X, another $19.99 for Server, and you don't have to read a FAQ to find out how much it'll cost you.
 
2012-12-28 12:45:52 PM  

syrynxx: NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful MetroUIisAwful BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope BallmerYouDope


no one had an iPad until everyone did.
 
2012-12-28 12:48:00 PM  

dbirchall: sammyk: I think it's telling that M$ is selling the pro version upgrade for $39.99. That is the cheapest OS upgrade I think they have ever done.

Oh, that's just due to downward price pressure exerted on the market.  By Apple.  *snerk*

/No, really.  $19.99 for OS X, another $19.99 for Server, and you don't have to read a FAQ to find out how much it'll cost you.


Apple, the king of nickle and diming. I remember when my dad wanted to synch his ipad to the cloud with his PC and we had to purchase some shiatty OS upgrade to do so, and then the synching lost files arbitrarily.

"It just works" my ass.
 
2012-12-28 12:51:30 PM  
Oh boy, this thread again.

Where's my $199 Windows 8 Tablet? Those things are selling like crazy these days. Microsoft isn't Apple. Very few people would pay a premium for a MS tablet. They've got to sell at the same price as Android or they're just not going to sell.

On the desktop, I'm locked in to Windows, but there's no such hook in the tablet and phone markets.
 
2012-12-28 12:52:57 PM  

serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)


If they ever start making touch screens for desk top computers as commonplace items, they better be dishwasher safe.
 
2012-12-28 12:54:04 PM  
I upgraded to windows 8 about two months ago. I looked it for a week or two, and since then I've hated it. I've only recently managed to get it back to a windows 7-like ui using various free programmes, thank God.

If you're considering upgrading, some advice, do not.
 
2012-12-28 12:55:19 PM  
*liked
 
2012-12-28 01:04:46 PM  

cman: There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.


They should have designed it so that when the installer detects that it is being put on a non-touchscreen device, the default options are modified to be more mouse and keyboard friendly. The following would be good: the Start Screen populated with the desktop version of IE10 instead of the metro one, and shortcuts for desktop apps could be placed front and center instead of the Metro apps. Options for enabling you to easily close Metro apps, since the swipe down action doesn't work well with a mouse or trackpad (for example, have the option to put X boxes on the apps in the Switcher sidebar instead of having to right click to get the option to close them).

They are unfortunately treating Windows 8 as a one-size fits all solution instead of adapting it for different usage scenarios, which is where it fails. A tablet-centric UI just doesn't work at all on a desktop or -non-convertabile laptop.
 
2012-12-28 01:06:33 PM  
The whole MetroUI dealie should have been the option you could choose to turn on if you wanted to, it shouldn't have been the foundation of the whole show. Have a mobile-mode that can be enabled, but don't shoehorn your desktop users into it by default.
 
2012-12-28 01:11:14 PM  

somedude210: I'm inclined to believe that window 8 phone would be awesome too.


Right about that. My wife loves hers.

I can imagine what it would be like to run without a touch screen. It wouldn't.

/I abandoned Windows at NT.
 
2012-12-28 01:20:05 PM  

LasersHurt: WhyteRaven74: LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,

cause that's so hard to do in windows 7

You're kind of missing the point.


Right.  The point is that you shouldn't have to touch the keyboard to navigate a UI at all.  Not saying you do in W8, but that things are scattered and fractured enough to make keyboard navigation easier than mouse clicks (which is bass-ackwards).  Honestly, Kotaku said it best so far:

http://kotaku.com/5936535/windows-8-is-not-good-for-gamers
 
2012-12-28 01:25:35 PM  
Win 8 + Start8 is just fine. Upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8 on my laptop. Booting is faster, networking seems better.

Going to do my PC next, which is also going to get an SSD at the same time. Around £100 to go from Vista to Win 8, including SSD. Should considerably improve performance.
 
2012-12-28 01:26:29 PM  
I like Windows 8 on my laptop. I am just at fast working on it as I was on 7. Then again my use of the computer is pretty keyboard-heavy. There's a full list of keyboard shortcuts out there if you need it, lots of them are inherited from previous versions.

However I also have a Windows Phone 7.5 device, and I am pissed that MS decided to push back the 7.8 update for no apparent reason other than that it might discourage people to buy a WP8 phone. Customizable live tiles is the only feature that I'm really missing (and the most visible improvement to people), and 7.8 should bring that. Nice way to treat your existing customers, Microsoft.
 
2012-12-28 01:27:07 PM  

serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)


You can drop to the desktop on Windows 8 and then it functions all most exactly like XP desktop, only problem is there is no start button. You have to jump back to the color full app page, not sure what they call that, right click on that page to bring up a task bar and the all programs button is on the far right of the screen.

It is a little different then Windows 7, but not bad overall, just takes a little getting used to and the improvements in speed over XP are sweet.
 
2012-12-28 01:33:45 PM  

natazha: /I abandoned Windows at NT.


so, you dropped windows before it became GOOD.

go away.
 
2012-12-28 01:35:59 PM  

syrynxx: NobodyHasATouchScreenComputer


um, we do. It's a 3 or 4 yr old HP all in one. My kids use it now as their PC. They also have an HP tablet/laptop running xp. It uses a stylus, but still touch screen. Agreed with everything else. Until MS gets rid of Balmer and their desires to become a Hardware company, they will continue to loose customers.
 
2012-12-28 01:37:55 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The whole MetroUI dealie should have been the option you could choose to turn on if you wanted to, it shouldn't have been the foundation of the whole show. Have a mobile-mode that can be enabled, but don't shoehorn your desktop users into it by default.


You know, the Metro thing on a desktop/laptop is total dildoes, but it's not, by itself, the worst thing about Windows 8, IMO. The worst thing I find is the insanely frustrating and jarring switching between the new touch/swipe-focused start menu UI and the old click-based desktop model it sits on top of.

I, personally, have only grown to hate Windows 8 and Metro the more I use it (I've actually gotten to the point where, aside from my MMCs, I'm almost exclusively using keyboard shortcuts and Powershell to navigate or accomplish tasks because it's so frustrating to use the non-CLI interfaces), but I think I'd actually be less hostile to it if they just went all-Metro. It's that horrible switching between the two completely dissimilar interfaces that's most annoying. I farking hate the tiles and apps but for farks sake... if that's the way you're going fine, but go all-in, not this clunkily hacked together mish mash of competing design philosophies.

For the first time since Windows ME I feel like I actually hate using Windows and would rather stick to my Linux machines. If it weren't for the fact we're getting 2012 Server upgrades through SA I would seriously look into migrating a number of our boxes to other platforms with an aim toward cutting down Microsoft's presence in our datacenter to only AD DS, Exchange and Sharepoint.

I didn't think I was going to like Windows 8, but I'm honestly surprised the extent to which I've actually grown to hate it as I use it.
 
2012-12-28 01:39:06 PM  
Everyone complains about Windows 8 for PCs. Are Windows 8 phones any good? Do they have tablets yet?
 
2012-12-28 01:42:11 PM  

neaorin: I like Windows 8 on my laptop. I am just at fast working on it as I was on 7. Then again my use of the computer is pretty keyboard-heavy. There's a full list of keyboard shortcuts out there if you need it, lots of them are inherited from previous versions.


I definitely wouldn't say I'm as fast, but I agree on the shortcuts. I would say I used them "moderately" in XP and 7, but between them and the various .msc files you can launch from Run I've definitely ramped up my use of the keyboard substantially.

That said, I think the fact that many of us are finding heavy use of the keyboard is the way to remain productive in an OS that's ostensibly starting to take aim at touch devices suggests that Windows 8 isn't exactly a roaring success of interface design.
 
2012-12-28 02:04:28 PM  

LasersHurt: cman: LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.

The problem about that is that instead of starting slow and gentle when they put their cock up our asses they decided to go rough and fast.

There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.

Maybe they should have just downplayed it for the PC. I think they were trying to show how its similar, so integration is implied - but they forgot to really note that you can just press the Windows Key and be in your ol' comfortable home again.

The "transition" itself wasn't a problem for me, my games work, my work... works... it was pretty smooth, and with 3 monitors the "Metro" features are really nice. YMMV.


My keyboard doesn't have a windows key. It was made back in the days of MS-DOS and I likes it that way.
 
2012-12-28 02:09:49 PM  
Microsoft had about a zillion versions of Vista and about an equal amount of versions of 7. They listened to their research people telling them they needed to simplify, consolidate and unify so they did. They overreacted by taking the XBOX dashboard interface and forcing it on their computers, tablets and phones. People will most likely "get over it" because it's Microsoft and it's Windows, but this could be a milestone that they didn't intend on passing.
 
2012-12-28 02:10:54 PM  
And I forgot to add they still flubbed up the "consolidate" part by making separate RT 8 and 8 versions. What a terrible decision that is turning out to be.
 
2012-12-28 02:31:01 PM  

Kuroshin: LasersHurt: WhyteRaven74: LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,

cause that's so hard to do in windows 7

You're kind of missing the point.

Right.  The point is that you shouldn't have to touch the keyboard to navigate a UI at all.  Not saying you do in W8, but that things are scattered and fractured enough to make keyboard navigation easier than mouse clicks (which is bass-ackwards).  Honestly, Kotaku said it best so far:

http://kotaku.com/5936535/windows-8-is-not-good-for-gamers


I disagree with just about all of that, as a gamer with Windows 8. Much of it feels like nothing more than nit-picking, and much as I love Steam, Valve, Gaben et al., I can't help but feel he's just sour because of the implications for his own giant web game store.

I haven't heard anything that makes me think it's really as bad as all the wailing and gnashing of teeth suggests.
 
2012-12-28 02:46:32 PM  

cman: LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.

The problem about that is that instead of starting slow and gentle when they put their cock up our asses they decided to go rough and fast.

There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.


I do appreciate the anal sex imagery, but honestly, there's nothing wrong with Windows 8. My computer died and I had to buy a new one, but I did not need to replace my monitor. It literally took me maybe 15 minutes to understand and use the new interfaces of Windows 8 (without a single glance at a manual or help screen) and I love it.

I have a start screen with various tiles that I can click on if I want to, but usually I just click on my perfectly clean iconless desktop and get right to what I need to do. My most used programs are "pinned" to my task bar and away I go. The only thing that took me a few minutes to figure out was how to turn off the machine, then I swiped my cursor along the right side of the screen and a menu popped out, click settings, control panel, power and boom, off (or restart or sleep, whatever).

And all this from someone who was determined not to move off of Windows XP, lol.
 
2012-12-28 02:56:36 PM  
The biggest complaints I've heard from friends and colleagues is that Windows 8 is different and they don't like change.

Well the marketplace is changing. Old school desktops using a mouse and keyboard are losing ground to touchscreen tablets and laptops. Windows 7 and its predecessors make for awful touchscreen GUIs. This is why Microsoft had to make a change and after using Windows 8 for quite some time on my laptop I actually prefer it to the static and stale UI you get from Apple and other devices. I still use Windows 7 on my desktop and work machines and will not be changing those any time soon, no one is forcing you to change.

If you can't handle change, stay with Windows 7, it's still the best OS on the market for desktops. Bashing Windows 8 because you won't take the small amount of time required to adjust to it is just sad.
 
2012-12-28 03:07:27 PM  
I am very pissed that it's almost impossible to buy a new machine without Windows 8 on it these days.

Played with it at Best Buy last week, and started to get REALLY frustrated. I kept thinking, "How am I going to manage my porn on this damn thing?"

Then, I realized that it's KIND OF possible to get Windows 8 back to resembling something like the older versions. I calmed down a bit.

 I like seeing interface with icons that I can right click and drag around. I like copying and pasting and creating folders so I can hide stuff.

I must be able to control my own files. Seems like this Metro crap makes that more difficult. Plus, it seems like you can't have three pictures and a video all open at once (for spanking purposes).
 
2012-12-28 03:19:02 PM  

cman: Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developer s Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers  Developers


This. One million times this.

And it's funny cuz I went to check into doing some apps for Win8. Noticed there was little by way of Arduino apps, and some of the reference stuff for not only Arduino/AVR but basic electronics/calculators and IC refrences. It's handy stuff and not there...

Of course when I go to get the free tools they just won't install, something about .NET not being updated even though this version is a core part of Windows 8 so I can't just update it with downloads off Microsoft.com. Probably because I'm still rocking the Preview and I'll try again in January when I get a license for retail. Because...

I farking love Windows 8. It's not Windows 2000, but then again nothing ever will be and I still highly prefer it over XP The UI is repsonsive and startup times are second-to-none. Everyone I've talked to that runs the damn thing enjoys it as an OS. Seems the only time people are bagging on it is when there are clicks to be had for ad views.


/getting the charms bar to pop (swipe downward against the right side of the screen) biggest complaint solved
 
2012-12-28 03:31:00 PM  

cman: LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.

The problem about that is that instead of starting slow and gentle when they put their cock up our asses they decided to go rough and fast.

There should have been a better transition executed. I dont know what that should be, but this was too damn radical to expect the masses to accept it on the first go around.


What's radical about it? Honestly, Windows 7 was more different from Windows XP than Windows 8 is from Windows 7. They added in some touchscreen support, changed around the start menu a little, and made the windows a little boxier.

Windows 7:
www.howtogeek.com

Windows 8:
www.extremetech.com
 
2012-12-28 03:32:32 PM  

WhyteRaven74: LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,

cause that's so hard to do in windows 7


It's much faster in Windows 8. With the same machine I'm running, Windows 7 took 15-20 seconds to search for things -- I hit start, type "notepad" and wait 15 seconds before I can hit enter. With Windows 8, it's up right after I hit enter.
 
2012-12-28 03:32:46 PM  
My fear is that they're going to release an updated version that FORCES you to always use that Metro thing, and not let you use it the way it's depicted in the above picture.
 
2012-12-28 03:33:17 PM  

LasersHurt: serpent_sky: every time I read about or see anything to do with Windows 8, I once again thank myself for buying a new laptop about 2 weeks before it was released.   I don't understand why they made a touchscreen OS and then installed it on non-touchscreen devices.  Or how anyone could ever stand working or writing anything long-form on a touchscreen device. (I have an iPad. It's fun for game apps and Netflix and useless for anything else.)

You've believed a lie. It's not a touchscreen OS by any definition. It has ONE touchscreen-looking menu. Some of the built in apps are touchscreeny. Feel free to use other, different apps on the Desktop, which still exists.

In the meantime, enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file, or setting near instantly or instantly.

It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.


And Vista was a pinnacle of design.
 
2012-12-28 03:33:37 PM  

Cormee: I upgraded to windows 8 about two months ago. I looked it for a week or two, and since then I've hated it. I've only recently managed to get it back to a windows 7-like ui using various free programmes, thank God.

If you're considering upgrading, some advice, do not.


What Windows-7 like UI were you missing?
 
2012-12-28 03:44:44 PM  

LasersHurt: It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.


If you have to tell someone how to use a device with a certain OS - its dead on arrival.
 
2012-12-28 03:48:30 PM  

meanmutton: WhyteRaven74: LasersHurt: enjoy that you can hit the start button and type to find literally any program, file,

cause that's so hard to do in windows 7

It's much faster in Windows 8. With the same machine I'm running, Windows 7 took 15-20 seconds to search for things -- I hit start, type "notepad" and wait 15 seconds before I can hit enter. With Windows 8, it's up right after I hit enter.


you are a damn dirty liar. on every win7 box I use, notepad is up before the enter key has rebounded from being depressed.

also, can I find the guy who thought the windows 8 shiatfest interface was a good idea for server 2012? I owe him 12 cock punches.
 
2012-12-28 03:49:39 PM  

gingerjet: LasersHurt: It's not a bad OS, just misunderstood. You're not trapped in the start menu, only to escape briefly.

If you have to tell someone how to use a device with a certain OS - its dead on arrival.


... literally every OS needs to be explained to users, unless they already know it. That's how it is with all devices, unless you were born knowing UNIX or something.

This one had the bad fortune of months of bad press BEFORE release, and since. Bad press that, in my opinion, is undeserved.
 
Displayed 50 of 104 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report