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Ready for Windows 8 ?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by SayWhat?, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Jun 4, 2011 #1 of 78
    SayWhat?

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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/windows-8-features-explained-whats-new-and-how-it-works/
     
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    I have no interest in the new UI
     
  4. Jun 4, 2011 #4 of 78
    klang

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    Too little too late IMO. Microsoft should be trying to come up with the next 'Big Thing' before Apple does.
     
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    Steve

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    Actually after Rasputin pointed it out in the Tablets thread, it occurred to me that WP7 tiled UI could be kind of cool in conjunction with Kinect. Imagine sitting in front of a screen with no mouse, but a physical keyboard. All "mouse" gestures would be hands in the air.

    While I'm not crazy about them, I think seeing the tiles they showed last week are a relief to some. As recently as April, the thought was that Win 8 might have a "ribbon" interface, similar to Office 2007.

    The first look video is here, and a slide-show here.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2011 #6 of 78
    Phil T

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    100% Apple here. Vista and my 4 year old door stop HP was the last time I waste money on Microsoft anything.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2011 #7 of 78
    B Newt

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    Win7 is working fine for me. I will stick with it for now.
     
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    Herdfan

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    Vista was the 2007 version of Windows ME. It was junk. They should have just waited for Win7.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2011 #9 of 78
    Joe Bernardi

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    If Windows 8, shown on tablets, is the same interface for Win 8 on PCs, I'm sticking with Windows 7.
     
  10. Steve

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    FWIW, this slide shows how you can drop back into a "conventional" UI (presumably Win 7's), if that's what you prefer.
     
  11. klang

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    I should add my 'too little too late' comment was about tablets and to a lesser extent phones.

    Win7 is a fine OS, I'm running it on a couple machines and as a virtual machine on iMac. If Win8 extends the goodness of Win7 they should do fine with it.
     
  12. SayWhat?

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    Seems I have to skip every other version.

    98SE, Good
    ME, Bad
    XP, Good
    Vista, Bad
    7, Good
    8, ?
     
  13. klang

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    Yes, it will be interesting to see if the trend continues.
     
  14. Steve

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    Especially since I get the feeling they may be rushing this one out the door, in response to iOS and Android pressure.
     
  15. phrelin

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    I'm comfortable with Windows 7 which is more than I could say with Vista.

    Why would I want a different user interface. I've been irked at Microsoft since they came up with that stupid "ribbon" for Office applications.

    For 3rd party software reasons (used by clients and/or employers), I've had to use an MS operation system since MS-DOS. I've used every trick to keep the interfaces a little consistent with prior versions since Windows 3.1. Now I am using a piece of software called Classic Start Menu because I'm a creature of habit.

    I have trouble enough keeping my monitor clean. Now I'm supposed to want to leave greasy fingerprints all over it? Or some cheese from a grilled cheese sandwich I'm eating at my desk?

    I like my iPad, but it's an iPad not a powerhouse computer on which I'm doing complex spreadsheets, databases, photo and video processing, etc. I don't need it to be able to do everything my desktop does. I don't even use a laptop that way.

    And I certainly don't need a phone on which to create complex Power Point presentations.

    Are people nuts?
    :rant:

    Did I mention I'm old?;)
     
  16. Steve

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    Another good argument for a Kinect controller! :p
     
  17. RasputinAXP

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    Hey old man Win7's start menu is a thing of beauty. hit start, start typing what you're looking for and hit enter. It's awesome.
     
  18. houskamp

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    who types? :lol:
     
  19. harsh

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    The major problem with Windows is that there is typically no less than two ways to do everything and at least one of those changes with each release/distribution.

    The control panel is a classic example of change for the sake of change over the years. As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to find where to change the default settings for your printer. Sometimes (and with some releases) it is in the start menu while in others it is buried somewhere in the control panel.

    You used to be able to change things like screen savers and printers with a couple of clicks but now you seem to have to navigate a series of menus to accomplish the same task. Or maybe there's a shortcut somewhere that they added to address complaints from users?

    Of course if Microsoft didn't change this stuff all the time, we wouldn't know the difference between releases.
     
  20. SayWhat?

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    GodMode.

    Sort of.

    But I can still get to Printers and Screensavers in 2 clicks from the desktop.
     

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