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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2012, 07:19:33 AM »
Tiles belong to the toilet. ;o)

Just my two cents ...
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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2012, 07:26:00 AM »
At one time Microsoft had WFW 3.11, now the're set to release what may come to be known as WFI 8.0  :biggrin: 
Well Microsoft, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.

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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2012, 08:26:39 PM »
At one time Microsoft had WFW 3.11, now the're set to release what may come to be known as WFI 8.0  :biggrin:
WTF 8.0
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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2012, 04:57:28 AM »

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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2012, 05:44:40 AM »
Morons!

Microsoft reportedly working to block apps that re-enable the Windows 8 Start button

On Reddit 797 comments re Thurrott: Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows

My assumptions are:

a) They have lost control over the pile of ... code called Windows. Best examples are very buggy bread-and-butter controls like RichEd and HtmlHelp - they represent essential 0.001% of Windows but simply don't work as expected.

b) Marketing has been taken over by a bunch of artists who believe they must enter in competition with Apple. What they don't grasp is that the IT World is divided in 90% individuals who want to get a job done (the Windows user base) plus 10% who want to own the funkiest toy around (the Apple user base). M$ will lose the 90% if they don't wake up.

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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2012, 07:21:59 AM »
The technical writers, and members of this and similar forums, who are complaining about Windows 8 are not representative of the mass market that Microsoft is targeting.
Well Microsoft, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.

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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2012, 10:25:22 AM »
Someone shared this on a different forum I am in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU

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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2012, 12:33:38 PM »
that guy has a bunch of similar videos for ubuntu, linux, osx - lol

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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2012, 06:48:58 PM »
The technical writers, and members of this and similar forums, who are complaining about Windows 8 are not representative of the mass market that Microsoft is targeting.

MichaelW's interpretation reflects the best explanation. The conscientious Windows users are the minority. This is why Windows 8 will be a success too : the major part of the market wants to see an eye-candy operating system.

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« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2012, 04:08:54 AM »
Let’s not forget that in the past MS pushed Windows based tablets and they’ve been a total failure. The problem with Window’s 8 is that MS has failed to commit to the tablet as a unique type of device. Think about it, imagine if Apple had done that with the iPad.

It’s as if MS is attempting to fast track their own demise. Recently they've released devices that have simply not lived up to their billing. Zune suffered an early demise as the hardware was killed off in the face of competition from Apple and others. Windows Phone has simply failed. The market share for MS’s flagship devices are so minuscule that they've barely passed Windows Mobile, a platform that Microsoft killed off years ago.

The one thing we Windows users have had really going for us over the years is that no matter how frequently they radically altered the UI the task bar and start menu have always been there. With Windows 8 Microsoft is taking a gamble in an attempt to get a slice of the mobile market where competition is very fierce and profit margins are thin. It is as if Harley Davidson suddenly decided to discontinue its legendary V-Twin engine and began equipping its bikes with hybrid eco friendly engines because going green is the new way. If Harley did so they would not sale!

Windows new OS may work great if most of your computing activities are about updating your status on Facebook, Twitter or checking the weather forecast, but its clear to most that business users, small offices and knowledgeable home and power users, will not rush out to get Windows 8 to run the latest “cool” apps.

Windows 8 is a discombobulated mess of an operating system. It seems like the type of person you know that wants to be everyone's friend, one who claims they can do everything, but in fact does nothing really all that well. It uses big square flat tiles as doors and each takes the user to a new destination. Remember Microsoft’s Bob? Bob was cartoonish in its design and was a big time failure, rejected by consumers from the beginning. I believe Windows 8 faces the same fate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Bob


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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2012, 04:25:43 AM »
Wiki:
Microsoft employee Raymond Chen wrote in an article that an encrypted copy of Bob was included on Windows XP install CDs to take up space and slow down illegal copies.[18]  Tech journalist Harry McCracken called the story "a delightfully urban legend-y tale" and noted its similarities to an April Fools day joke claiming Bob was hidden in Windows Vista.

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« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2012, 10:11:39 PM »
An image of a Microsoft moron!



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But as it stands, Windows 8 is casting a shadow over CEO Steve Ballmer and the Microsoft team, even if they don’t want to admit it. Will Microsoft find a flashlight before launch or will the company trudge into the dark unknown?
Why Windows 8 could be the next Vista

Also:

Microsoft Dives Head-First Into Mobile Hardware With Two 10.6-Inch Tablets


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Re: Windows 8 dead on arrival.
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2012, 01:51:31 AM »
he has at least one thing going for him...
...his name isn't Bob   :lol:

oh yah - and probably a huge salary and perks package

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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2012, 09:09:35 PM »
Microsoft: You Are the Reason Why We Killed the Start Menu

You watch, the average user will be at home with metro because it's just like a phone.
Every non-computer-literate user I know of uses shortcuts on the desktop, not the start menu.

FWIW I have been using the latest win8 and haven't really left the desktop.
If it supported my onboard RAID and audio I would be using it as my main OS.


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« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2012, 07:44:57 PM »
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Windows 8 is the blind date who is pretty in the red dress but a real bitch outside the bedroom. She's too demanding. She's fussy. She wants you to change to conform to her rather than finding common ground.

Windows 8 is like a bad blind date

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There’s a palpable fear that Windows 8 will stumble out of the door. I’m hearing this from people within Microsoft, from the OEMs and vendors, and from others in and around the industry. The OEMs and vendors feel especially vulnerable, and if Windows 8 does become ‘another Vista’ then there will be an industry-wide bloodbath.

Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster