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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 08:26:08 PM »
"We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model,..."

Microsoft was sure wrong about that.

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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 10:35:13 PM »
Sales/revenues wise MicroSoft will figure out Win8 or W8 has turned out to be a dud. IMHO!  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 12:22:18 AM »
They can't say they weren't warned, the long preview and public preview/beta tests had many reviewers saying this was a step too far trying to make it a one size fits all and essentially abandon the desktop users and anyone without a touch screen. But they ignored all of the pleas/comments/reviews and blundered on, now they are finding out that they reap what they sow.

They talk of 100 million win8 installations or some such, but in the time since it was released there have been 200 million system sales, so there is a very large number of people avoiding it in its current state. The win8 OS market share must make dismal reading at MS.

No point saying that there are utilities to get back the desktop interface, people shouldn't have to go to these lengths.

They are also shooting themselves in the foot with the locking of the UEFI to prevent wiping and installing another OS in place of win8. God MS are getting as bad as Apple in these Protectionist/Proprietary measures.
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 02:00:30 AM »
Since this is suppose to bring back the start button, Will classic shell and start8 still work?
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 02:04:38 AM »
I believe that they will still work something out, given that 8.1's inclusion of the Start button doesn't give the full functionality of the win7 Start button functionality.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 06:15:39 AM »
Well let's see what 8.1 has to offer. So far I hate all about w8. One thing I never understated since the beginning of W8, why they not adapted W8 for all platform? At installation should ask you what do you want: touch interface for tablet, or desktop interface for desktop use. I know this is about to change in upcoming release, but so far I'm happy with my old W7  ;D
Personally I'll skip the W8, I'll wait w9, or why not w10 :D

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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 07:37:10 AM »
Well let's see what 8.1 has to offer. So far I hate all about w8. One thing I never understated since the beginning of W8, why they not adapted W8 for all platform? At installation should ask you what do you want: touch interface for tablet, or desktop interface for desktop use. I know this is about to change in upcoming release, but so far I'm happy with my old W7  ;D
Personally I'll skip the W8, I'll wait w9, or why not w10 :D

OT: I wouldn't get W9 and I would rather wait until W10 IF MS doesn't screw it up again, otherwise I'll used my colour marker pens and write on their butt "Please Kick MS from behind for being bloody stupid & brainless"

IF my W8 with ClassicShell and it not broken on my new laptop, I wouldn't be bloody bothered to installed W8.1 I would rather leave it well alone.
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 04:42:08 PM »
Well let's see what 8.1 has to offer. So far I hate all about w8. One thing I never understated since the beginning of W8, why they not adapted W8 for all platform? At installation should ask you what do you want: touch interface for tablet, or desktop interface for desktop use. I know this is about to change in upcoming release, but so far I'm happy with my old W7  ;D
Personally I'll skip the W8, I'll wait w9, or why not w10 :D

OT: I wouldn't get W9 and I would rather wait until W10 IF MS doesn't screw it up again, otherwise I'll used my colour marker pens and write on their butt "Please Kick MS from behind for being bloody stupid & brainless"

IF my W8 with ClassicShell and it not broken on my new laptop, I wouldn't be bloody bothered to installed W8.1 I would rather leave it well alone.
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 05:53:53 PM »
I was positive about win8 during the MS marketing (hype phase) blurb, in fact I was very likely to have had as my next desktop system OS and sidestep win7 on my desktop. But the more reviews I read the less positive I was and after the many adverse reviews after its release I really don't know if I will ever get it, so I too will be waiting to see what win9 brings to the party.

I truly believe MS squandered the generally good position they had with win7 after the disastrous Vista version, but they completely threw that away. They should have built on that good position instead of completely diving off at a tangent.

By forcing this one size fits all OS primarily designed for touch screen interface, business users don't want to have to retrain their staff and desktop users were/are in no rush to jump on this OS.

I suppose they hope that come April 2014 MS hope all of the XP (38.31% mrkt share) hold outs will adopt win8 (3.82% mrkt share), I think they are in for another surprise there too and I don't think the limited change of win8.1 is going to change that much.
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 05:58:32 PM »
This is very interesting to see XP is still holding strong in the market share let wait and see what happen when the XP support is over at 2014 ;)
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 06:16:24 PM »
This is very interesting to see XP is still holding strong in the market share let wait and see what happen when the XP support is over at 2014 ;)

IMO, it will stay strong and maybe even support will be extended.
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 06:30:32 PM »
I don't really see what everyone's problem with win8 actually is ??? it is essentially two operating systems in one, on one side it's windows 7 minus the start menu ( easily replaced ) on the other side is the windows 8 modern system and either can be used individually or combine the use of both.

I've even started using one of my systems without the start menu to force myself to get used to the system without that feature and the more time that goes by I'm realising that the start menu is really just superficial and not needed as long as your willing to learn new things, it's not that hard :)


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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 06:41:59 PM »
I've even started using one of my systems without the start menu to force myself to get used to the system without that feature and the more time that goes by I'm realising that the start menu is really just superficial and not needed as long as your willing to learn new things, it's not that hard :)

It might be okay for you as your willing to learn new things, however it not easy for some other people who doesn't have the time to learn new thing because it's very hard to change their old bloody habit that this for example as I love watch this ;D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69RllXjCL6o
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Re: Windows 8.1 coming soon!
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2013, 06:43:17 PM »
I don't really see what everyone's problem with win8 actually is ???

Craig, if you're referring to my post, I've no problem with it, just don't really need it (yet). ;)
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