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#61 +Quillz

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:52

I agree with most of his ideas, I do think a point system works quite well, similar to what Mac OS X and Linux do. I think a yearly update cycle could work with Windows, and I think this is what Microsoft is considering, are they not?


#62 AnotherITguy

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:00

I think I got this....

Windows 8.1 will be the return of the start menu.

* Full media center support
* Internet explorer 10.1
* Hopefully X64 versions only
* Update rollups

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:42

I would like to see that Monitor...


Ask and receive:

http://www.amazon.co...=I3854F2QZOCYAC

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:05

You are doing it wrong.


No you are! Surrender to the power of Alt - Tab!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:13

Back before Windows 95, the company released a lot of "point step" incremental upgrade versions of both Windows and DOS. There was a Windows 3 and a Windows 3.1, for example. In fact, there was even a 3.11 and 3.2. This was done to tweak the offering as Windows was still being fine-tuned to meet user demands and needs.


Bill Gates used to run the show then, and he was on a mission to make Windows user friendly and easy to use.
These days the monkies in charge have totally lost the plot, and obviously couldn't care less how hard it is to use/navigate.

The end result will be no surprise, just a matter of time before Microsoft fades into obscurity.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:22

The We're talking 27+. Dvorak wants to claim fullscreen "sucks" on 27+ inch monitors, but no consumer I know of owns a 27+ inch monitor.

You should learn to understand the world doesn't end beyond your immediate surroundings. On top of that he's merely using 27-inch screens as an example. The exact same thing applies to any screen running at 1920 x 1080 too: practically no app, with the exception of videos and games, will be able to actually make proper use of that space. And by "proper use" I don't mean scaling everything up to monstrous sizes.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:35

Bill Gates used to run the show then, and he was on a mission to make Windows user friendly and easy to use.
These days the monkies in charge have totally lost the plot, and obviously couldn't care less how hard it is to use/navigate.

The end result will be no surprise, just a matter of time before Microsoft fades into obscurity.


AHAHAHAHA
Yeah, whatever dude.

#68 M_Lyons10

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:40

So... His brainstorm is to replace SP1, SP2, SP3 with x.1, x.2, x.3? GENIUS!! That will fix EVERYTHING!!!

/sarcasm.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:52

Most people with the means will buy screens in excess of 23-inch. It's really that simple and something I see happening all the time. If your situation is different either by choice and/or financial restrictions that's fine too of course.


I can tell you that that's factually incorrect and not even CLOSE to real life. iMac users buy those sizes because they need to show of their digital penis compensation. and if you didn't know, iMac users are not even close to being "most" of anything.

#70 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:00

You should learn to understand the world doesn't end beyond your immediate surroundings. On top of that he's merely using 27-inch screens as an example. The exact same thing applies to any screen running at 1920 x 1080 too: practically no app, with the exception of videos and games, will be able to actually make proper use of that space. And by "proper use" I don't mean scaling everything up to monstrous sizes.


So, another problem on an already long list of problems with using monster monitors. No surprise here. You guys want thses things, and then want to cry over the problems they are giving you.

#71 Jason Stillion

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:12

Article screams to me, why isn't Microsoft Windows following the same business model is Apple's OS X.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:23

3.11 came before 3.2?? :s

it wasnt three point eleven. it was three point one one.

still...I agree its odd now because today it would be 3.1.1

/edit .. woops looks like this thread has 5 pages. this was probably already addressed.

#73 Colin McGregor

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:30

I think I got this....

Windows 8.1 will be the return of the start menu.

* Full media center support
* Internet explorer 10.1
* Hopefully X64 versions only
* Update rollups


it better not bring back the start button. Let the kids that are too slow to learn use some 3rd party start button. Let everyone else enjoy windows 8.

#74 BajiRav

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:49

You should learn to understand the world doesn't end beyond your immediate surroundings. On top of that he's merely using 27-inch screens as an example. The exact same thing applies to any screen running at 1920 x 1080 too: practically no app, with the exception of videos and games, will be able to actually make proper use of that space. And by "proper use" I don't mean scaling everything up to monstrous sizes.

well it's no better on my 22" which is just 1680x1050 (I think, not sure what the actual res is). The point is - you don't have to use metro apps, start screen scales just fine. Use desktop like you always did.
I guess metro apps that scale properly are still a distant dream.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:54

Use the Force, Luke.. use the Force. Feel the Hate..