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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:38
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:15
Dude, come on. You're on your total right to express your dislike and even hate on the OS, but you're letting the hate cloud your memory and/or judgement. While I have no idea as to whether Microsoft plans to compete with Time Machine, it sure does offer Xbox Music and Skydrive as their answer to iTunes (sans apps) and iCloud. I have no hate for any OS and I have used both iCloud and Skydrive. Both seem great to me, however Skydrive had a nice idea of offering a free upgrade to a 25GB account for Windows Phone users.
I tried the RTM yesterday evening and I have to say this is the worst thing Microsoft have ever done by far. There is no reason at all for me to upgrade to this. I mean really what new features are there? A new UI on Explorer? Task Manager? Metro? Is that all? This OS is a total joke.
This OS feels like Microsoft throwing us under the bus (pre-existing users of Windows) to try and get in to the tablet market. Leveraging their desktop monopoly to give developers incentive to make Metro apps because they know that without that large desktop market share developers will find it difficult to find reasons to invest in making Metro apps. Why develop for a tablet that will only capture 1 maybe 2% of the market?
And well on the desktop it just sucks. It doesn't work man, giant UI buttons, 2D boxes, removal of the start menu. We use keyboards and mice on our desktops not fat fingers. This whole UI just doesn't work and it feels unfinished, half baked, confused about what it is. The fact it has two separate environments for a start just adds an extra layer of complexity to an already confused operating system.
I really fail to understand how Microsoft ever thought this was a good idea. I mean really.. who is running things over there?
"Hey guys I got a great idea, let's take the UI that hasn't got even garnered 2% share on mobile after a year in the market and put it on our main Windows product! Nothing could go wrong with that! - Also lets spend practically all our time porting that UI over and offer almost no other new features - No Time Machine, iTunes or iCloud competitor, no one needs those anyways what they need is giant boxes and an extra toolbox in Explorer!"
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:20
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:21
My dad just happens to be the head janitor at Microsoft and he told me that Windows 9 is actually going to be released the same day as Windows 8 and have the UI of Windows 3.11, so those who don't like Win8 have another option.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:27
This is actually the case for me.
People are saying that Microsoft will fix this in Windows 9 like they fixed Vista in Windows 7, and acting as though this will free them from the 'clutches' of Metro.
In Windows 7 there wasn't a single feature from Vista taken away, just the whole thing made lighter and tighter. This to me would say that Metro isn't going to go away.
So if you hate it that much, time to sweat Windows 7 for as long as it will last you and then move to a different platform.
And good riddance to you...
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:35
Just finished re installing Windows 7 on my laptop.. Ahh feels much better I press start and I don't go away from what I'm looking at online Just a small menu shows and I can click on what ever I need to bring up with it no problem.. IMO much better user experience
This is actually the case for me.
It feels good that I don't have to think about upgrading for once.
Windows 8 just doesn't work on the Desktop, anyone saying it does just wants to believe.
Edited by Calum, 06 August 2012 - 10:18. Reason: Please don't use that name to refer to people. Be polite.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:45
Edited by Calum, 06 August 2012 - 10:19. Reason: I realise that was in jest, but it could be considered unintentional flamebait.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:52
Win7 made me migrate to Mac OSX. I couldn't be happier.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:12
Thats not Windows then.It is called Browser Tabs
Browser windows would be Ctrl+Tab, Alt + Tab is for switching programs.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:24
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:29
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:30