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#256 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:18

Ah, the LCD faithful...


Ah, the ad hominems... Must drive you nuts knowing their are techies who actually like Windows 8.


#257 Dashel

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:22

I like Win8, you guys are just arrogant *******s. (Look at the attitude given to Whiplash) Too bad you aren't even a techie...that you don't have the empathy required is painfully apparent.

#258 Zlain

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:25

It's a failure just as Vista was.... go back and read the first threads when Vista came out... deja vu...
It took MS almost a year to actually acknowledge that Vista flopped.
I am already seeing Windows 9 or whatever is called coming up next year to correct the mistake that this OS is...


I think to be fair, you do need to wait a good year to see if an OS is a failure. Sales might pick up over X-mas and New years. Sales will also pick up a little over summer when people buy new devices for university and school.

#259 xWhiplash

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:27

I like Win8, you guys are just arrogant *******s. (Look at the attitude given to Whiplash) Too bad you aren't even a techie...


Agreed. I like Windows 8 too. But when I say ONE thing that I do not like about the OS, people say "You have never used it" or "you just can't use computers then".

In fact, I had to re install my system the other day, so I installed Windows 7. I actually missed Windows 8 so I re installed that.

#260 Dashel

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:37

Yup, its a consistent pattern of flamebait coming from a choice few that the mods not only ignore, but condone. I'm dumbfounded by the audacity coming from novices with little to no experience to speak of, who largely can't even understand the points being raised, let alone the ramifications faced by anyone actually employed in IT.

#261 +warwagon

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:40

Most Pro Windows 8 people have made it abundantly clear that windows 8 has a lot of keyboard shortcuts, which is great. If your hands are already on the keyboard, keyboard shortcuts make a lot of sense.

But if you hand is already on the mouse, it takes more clicks to navigate as apposed to windows 7. Mostly from activating hidden menu's and buttons. Sure they have right click menus, but there again, for one of them you have to jab your mouse into a hidden pixel in the bottom corner of your screen.

#262 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:40

I like Win8, you guys are just arrogant *******s. (Look at the attitude given to Whiplash) Too bad you aren't even a techie...that you don't have the empathy required is painfully apparent.


I'm not a techie? I'm sorry, what?

Most Pro Windows 8 people have made it abundantly clear that windows 8 has a lot of keyboard shortcuts, which is great. If your hands are already on the keyboard, keyboard shortcuts make a lot of sense.

But if you hand is already on the mouse, it takes more clicks to navigate as apposed to windows 7. Mostly from activating hidden menu's and buttons. Sure they have right click menus, but there again, for one of them you have to jab your mouse into a hidden pixel in the bottom corner of your screen.


It's not a chore at all to move my hand from the mouse to the keyboard. We all do it to type, so why is it any different for shortcut keys?

#263 PGHammer

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:42

I like Win8, you guys are just *******s. Too bad you aren't even a techie...


Besides, last I heard was that Visual Studio 2012 Professional (a serious, and seriously-high-end, programming toolset) works just fine in Windows 8. (I'd know, since I *personally* use it there - and I still have a keyboard and a mouse.)

Next we'll be hearing that you can't use Windows Server 2012 on a tablet. Two words - why not?

(I'm not talking merely using a tablet to remote into Windows Server, but nothing less than a tablet-based Windows server.)

Given hardware support for touch by the OS (and there's no reason why it's impossible), it could, in fact, be done. In fact, it takes depressingly little once the driver support for touch screens is installed in ANY install of Windows Server 2012. (If you merely add the Desktop Experience feature set, touch and stylus support comes along as part of this feature set - and even support for the Windows 8 App Store.)

That's right, IT fans - touch-screens on a *server*.

It's no less possible than touch screens on a refrigerator.

(And contrast that to just five years ago; if someone told you we'd have touch-screens on a refrigerator - let alone a server - you'd have been laughing them out of your building.)

#264 +warwagon

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:50

You know an OS was designed for touch first, when the primary way to close an application while inside it, is to grab the top of the app and pull down, emulating a finger swipe. (keyboard shortcuts down count, as most average users don't know them)

#265 xWhiplash

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:55

You know an OS was designed for touch first, when the primary way close an application while inside it, is to grab the top of the app and pull down, emulating a finger swipe. (keyboard shortcuts down count, as most average users don't know them)


Also when you put a blank CD/DVD in the drive it will say something like "Tap here to see additional options".

#266 zhangm

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:07

"Tap here to see additional options".


What term would you use instead of tap in order to make clear that the element is user-interactive for both mouse and touch users?

#267 xWhiplash

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:09

What term would you use instead of tap in order to make clear that the element is user-interactive for both mouse and touch users?


Tap or click....like it is in other places like the Help documents.

#268 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:21

You know an OS was designed for touch first, when the primary way to close an application while inside it, is to grab the top of the app and pull down, emulating a finger swipe. (keyboard shortcuts down count, as most average users don't know them)


Or you can just ignore and click out of them... The way they were meant to be "closed".

#269 Dashel

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:22

Thanks for proving my point PG, but don't let that stop you from off topic ramblings and any other LOUD NOISES you wish to make.

I've forseen the need for a touch abilities on the server for several years now (and lambasted Apple for ignoring that part of the equasion). Its cute you think that would bother me though. Almost as cute as tablet 'servers'.

#270 zhangm

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:58

Tap or click....like it is in other places like the Help documents.


That seems longer than necessary to get the point across that it is an interactive element.