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Old 09-14-11, 01:38 PM   #25
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Windows 8, the new biggest failure in windows history.
incorrect. it'll sell like crazy cuz average dumb consumers will say "it's pretty!"
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Looks awesome for a phone or pad type computer and completely uninteresting for a PC.
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Old 09-14-11, 01:54 PM   #27
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incorrect. it'll sell like crazy cuz average dumb consumers will say "it's pretty!"
average consumer is dumb, but look at windows phones, so far its a failure. same will happen with windows 8.

mobile ui on desktop is just stupid. normal desktop ui being an app again is stupid. should be the other way around.

desktop should be standard, and if for some dumb reason you want to use that metro ****, you could launch it from start menu, just like its done with media center now.
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I'd like my Windows installs to be faster, but hey, who doesn't?
I was extremely surprise and happy with the install times of windows 7. 8 minute to load an OS and be in it.
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I'm running the 64 bit developer preview on my hp laptop right now. It's fast and clunky at the same time.
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average consumer is dumb, but look at windows phones, so far its a failure. same will happen with windows 8.

mobile ui on desktop is just stupid. normal desktop ui being an app again is stupid. should be the other way around.

desktop should be standard, and if for some dumb reason you want to use that metro ****, you could launch it from start menu, just like its done with media center now.
No... with the increased sales in touch screen devices I'm thinking this will sell very well.

That said, I do agree with you regarding preferences.
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It's like OSX Lion adding the Mission Control thing, making it like a touchscreen.

Ugh.
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By the looks of it, your right.

Sharing the same code base over different platforms is smart and makes sense. iOS is based on OS X. Android runs on different platforms and so on.

Sharing the same UI however is simply put a horrible idea. The first tablets used the normal desktop interface, that was a failure. Give it a great touch interface like Apple and Google did and they're a huge success!
Now their trying to force the tablet UI on the PC. It's bound to fail. There has to be an option for a classic desktop interface. Otherwise Windows 8 will fail at its biggest market segment.

Lion's iPad like features are implemented as an additional layer above the normal desktop UI. I tried to use them for a while but honestly those features are just not productive or down right useless.


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Old 09-14-11, 05:18 PM   #33
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I just don't see why all the hate? Seriously I believe this OS will dominate, and be on a 500 million devices before 24 months after release. Why integration. Desktop, laptop, phone, console. You get the idea, all talking to each other seamlessly.
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i just think the hardcore users will never understand that this is closer to what the general user base needs
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Wanted to add

1. The new metro UI, while designed for touch, works equally as well with a mouse and keyboard.
2. No one is being forced to use the metro-style UI. If you want to use the classic desktop, you're free to do so (but you'll miss out on the new application paradigms introduced in Windows 8).

Also watch the keynote.
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Old 09-14-11, 05:45 PM   #36
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That is possible with different UIs. The UI is the problem, not the integration.

Mr. MS here is of course happy with the new UI. Aren't you the one that just bought a Windows Phone?
Have you watched the keynote? I also have been using this UI for a very long time on my Zune HD. It isn't new.

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. No one is being forced to use the metro-style UI. If you want to use the classic desktop, you're free to do so (but you'll miss out on the new application paradigms introduced in Windows 8).
Or you and everyone else can keep spreading foolishness. Windows 8 was demoed on 4 year old netbook with a 1st gen atom with a gig of ram. It used about 360mb and had only 30 some processes.

Its an amazing engineering feat that will benefit everyone, PC gamers included. Again you don't have to use Metro! You can use the classic DT.

I said this when it was first announced and all you chicken little's said no that is what you will get. I was proven right, and I will be right about this being a huge hit for MS. It makes the iPad, and Android look like a joke.
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