Is there any tech that likes W8?

Home built / 5
September 25, 2011 at 09:41:24
Specs: opensuse, generic
I just don't get it.

Hot keys no longer work. Confusing at best. Why can't I embrace this?

I admit I found Window 1.1 stupid at best and only started to like Windows 7. Am I too technical for it or too old?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#1
September 27, 2011 at 13:47:18
No, it stinks. We hate it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
October 7, 2011 at 01:04:42
I've been having a look at the Developer Preview. Trying to leave aside the fact that it runs slowly because it is pre-beta, and I am running it in a VM, I hate it. Why is there a trend nowadays to simplify things so much for the user that it makes it more difficult to actually do anything other than a pre-set number of options that the developers have provided for you? I've noticed the same trend with newer Linux distributions too.

This dumbing down of the OS seems to be led by a desire to run the same OS on portable devices with touch screens as on desktop computers. Why? - they are totally different beasts. The Start Menu paradigm, with a simple list of all installed programs, works just fine for me. I don't need to be presented with a huge opening screen with icons for those programs that I might (or might not) wish to run. I struggled to find out how to close programs, or even shut down the OS. The whole interface is counter-intuitive.

If the retail Windows 8 continues with the same philosophy and interface as in this preview then I certainly woun't be using it. I got old long ago, but I had no problem with Windows 7. And I have no problem with the iPad where this simplified type of interface works just fine. But it's not appropriate for a serious work machine.


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#3
October 8, 2011 at 07:04:23
Im afraid we may all be getting a little too old, if your not using smart phones as if they are a part of your hand, not using touch screens all the time, then win 7 will be about as good as it gets, however, for the touch of the windows button and having all my apps sitting in the media windows i like that on my laptop big hands are a bit of an issue with the touch pad, doesnt work for me on my desktop though..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
October 12, 2011 at 13:34:46
Thanks for the input.

Maybe if it gave a choice I could like it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
October 13, 2011 at 05:26:37
im getting used to it, i like the mount iso inbuilt feature saves me another cost for a good virtual drive program, AV and defender seem to be doing a good job, saves me another cost,, some more freedom on the media front page setup would be an advantage..finding all my apps with a flick of the win key seems to be wuite an advantage after a week or two. and it all seems to work well on my old vaio, fast neat and simple. like any changes it takes a while to note the good points because as we all know, people tend to be quite negative on change at first.
adobe cs5, office 10, vlc, avant browser,yahoo messenger, msn live messenger,samsung pc studio, skype, no problems so far..which is a major plus. no driver issues even on this old machine, sony vgn-cr29xn.. still cant seem to get into it on my desktop though.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
October 13, 2011 at 13:32:20
To be fair, this is just the Developer Preview, mainly aimed at getting developers up to speed with programming Metro applications. I believe that the intention is for the retail version to give users the choice of interface.

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