Nick Nostril: Begoggle: I'm still running MicroSoft BOBAhh yes, from back in the days when I had herpes AOL dialup.
dj_spanmaster: Supadope: 95 bad98 goodME badXP goodVista bad7 good8 bad9 good?Just skipping versions 1, 2, 3.1, and 2000 for fun?
Telos: In other words "it's different so it's bad, I want the exact same thing as before. Change is bad." Sorry, but the old start menu sucked horribly. The new start menu (aka Metro Desktop) is much better in that you don't have to sort through tiny folders to find what you want, and even if you don't see it you can type to search.
xanadian: If my OS starts screaming "FIREFOX BAD," I'm downgrading.
King Something: xanadian: FIREFOX BAD[www.codeodor.com image 475x356]
demaL-demaL-yeH: Far Cough: Foundling: I use DOS Shell on MS-DOS 5.0 and I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.Pfft. Newbie. DesqView baby.Kids these days.[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x400]
Far Cough: Foundling: I use DOS Shell on MS-DOS 5.0 and I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.Pfft. Newbie. DesqView baby.
Carn: LineNoise: Carn: Win+r mstsc. I think it still has the old run, need to verify on other machine.Oh, yea, I know, like I said there are plenty of ways of doing it, but they defeat the point of the whole new UI when you want the default behavior of an app to work differently than it does out of the box (even when its an app that would make sense to default a different way).I think they will get it right with some polish, but the point is in here. It isn't that the windows 8 UI is bad. Most of the examples people tout out are outright wrong, or, like me, they just need to spend 5 minutes to figure out how you do something the new way vs how it worked in 7, and people don't want to do that.If you are someone who runs office, a browser, and a couple of games, the start menu is fine for you, and I get that. But if you suddenly have a brazillion apps on your desktop, which is what happens when you introduce the app store and the like, it starts getting to be a clunky way of organizing stuff. Tiles and a robust search make sense. They just need to figure out a middle ground of sortsYeah I'm with you, on my home machine I can avoid running widgets thankfully so the couple of times I had to switch between them I was only horribly annoyed for a few seconds. I run vms at work and always have multiple terminal sessions like you so we'll see how enraged this will make me on a daily basis. I'm not sure MS will ever get it 100% right. Win7 was pretty close. The biggest annoyance when it first came out was how intrusive the User Access Control box was. Every time you did anything "is this ok is that ok can I rub your back?" which they toned down after the service packs. Now they tried to help their non-existent mobile share but cocking up the desktop user experience. You'd think they would have learned this lesson already with all of the major OS failures they've had but whatever. I guess the safe bet will always be not to get any Microsoft product until sp1, maybe ...
Marine1: What I don't get is the idea of constantly kowtowing down to the lowest common denominator in everything related to software design even when it means not advancing a product in a meaningful way to take advantage of the most recent innovations in the field.
Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: xanadian: If my OS starts screaming "FIREFOX BAD," I'm downgrading.[www.thecampuscompanion.com image 700x375]
Dafatone: The whole "one experience for everything in your life" is straight out of some creepy dystopia.
InterruptingQuirk: Still better than flagellating myself with the corpse of Steve Jobs while shackled to an iTunes account.
ikanreed: cman: Now if we could destroy Unity next...There are like one trillion tech products with that name. I assume you mean the Linux one? Not the game engine, or development tool, right?
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