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Windows 8: The Seven Roads Not Taken


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#61 Shane Nokes

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:52

Pretty much every point in that post doesnt apply to how Win8 actually works. Especially the point about only 2 windows.

The desktop environment still exists exactly as it did in Win7.

I often have multiple windows open.

The only limitation regarding 2 windows applies only to Metro apps.


#62 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 13:40

A full screen app launcher does not an "Tablet OS" make.



#63 OP Asrokhel

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 13:50

A full screen app launcher does not a "Tablet OS" make.


Fixed that for you.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 13:53

Fixed that for you.


Heh. It's early in the morning yet. Thanks. :)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:04

Oh come on, it's just after 9am!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:28

Look if there is one thing that Microsoft should learn from, at least from the threads here at Neowin, is that people don't like radical changes. The hybrid OS approach was probably one of the boldest moves they have made since the merger of NT based Windows and Dos based Windows. Out of the 7 approaches I think, restricting the Start Screen only to tablets could have worked, and merging in the metro stuff like Mountain Lion to the desktop version would set them up nice for Windows 9

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:35

I'm glad they did it the way they did.
If they waited for consumers to be ready or 'begging for change' then that would have been way to late and if they'd always thought like that then we wouldn't have any of the great intuitive stuff we have now.

All the haters need to stop stifling innovation.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:43

All the patents need to stop stifling innovation.


Fixed that for you! :p

#69 Richard C.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:59

Pretty much every point in that post doesnt apply to how Win8 actually works. Especially the point about only 2 windows.

The desktop environment still exists exactly as it did in Win7.

I often have multiple windows open.

The only limitation regarding 2 windows applies only to Metro apps.


The points are very relevant to how people actually interact with their computer, which to 99% of people is a lot more important than "how it works", also as I said in my post, it's not an silly guess that by say Windows 10 Modern UI will be the only UI available, so you can't use that as a defence

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:24

I think they made too big a change too fast. People don't like change to begin with. Take it slow and easy. Use Metro in tablets and give desktop users a choice of what to run. The way it stands I don't see many businesses rushing out to try Windows 8. The retraining costs would be a nightmare. Apparently not many consumers want it either.

I can't tell you the number of people I see looking at Windows 8 in places like Best Buy, shaking their heads, and walking away.


i agree about the best buy comment, they told me sales are not good and the geek squad has been downgrading peoples devices back to w7 left and right. after buying w8 pro and using it for a few weeks ive decided to go back to w7 ultimate, just not liking it. av's causing bsod, flash is buggy as heck...etc.

#71 Richard C.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:29

Not that any of this will bother MS, sales they get from their contracts with major PC builders will justifiy them calling Windows 8 a success

#72 SSSikora

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:41

I've been in IT for over 20 years and I have never seen so many whiny bit@hes in my entire tenure. Don't use the new Metro Apps if you don't want to...IT ISN'T A REQUIREMENT! And how much time do you freaking people spent in the start menu anyway!!! Other than that it IS Windows 7...only better!!

#73 Dan~

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:44

Yawn, getting bored of this. Just like Jimmy Saville, it's happened, get on with it!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:48

I've been in IT for over 20 years and I have never seen so many whiny bit@hes in my entire tenure. Don't use the new Metro Apps if you don't want to...IT ISN'T A REQUIREMENT! And how much time do you freaking people spent in the start menu anyway!!! Other than that it IS Windows 7...only better!!


if you don't complain then more than likely windows 9 is going to be worse

#75 testman

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:58

Except it won't.



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