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Old 03-05-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here, I think is the bottom line.

With Windows 8, the lazy or uninspired user will disregard the capacity to use the power of the computer as a tool, and just use it as a toy. The available infrastructure for the working computer will atrophy from limited demand.

Without Windows 8, the lazy or uninspired user was inclined to disregard the fun and social potential of the computer as a toy, and limited his use to the innate power of the tool, remaining content to live without the toy features.

Pretty clearly, the profit potential lies in the former, and we lie in the path of the juggernaut of Windows 8.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Have it installed and all I can say is ewwwwwwww...
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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From a PC Mag email:

A lot of people say the new Windows 8 start screen is just plain ugly. Joel Hruska doesn't think that is right. "Calling the ... [Photo of the windows 8 start screen] 'ugly' isn't fair. It's not ugly. It's what happens when Ugly and Stupid get drunk and make a baby inside Fukushima's minimum safety perimeter."
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Here, I think is the bottom line.

With Windows 8, the lazy or uninspired user will disregard the capacity to use the power of the computer as a tool, and just use it as a toy. The available infrastructure for the working computer will atrophy from limited demand.
I don't think that's true. Someone looking to replace a computer that they use a lot is not suddenly going to stop doing things they did before because the interface has changed. Everything is still there: it's just been Metroified...
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Going to try this out the way it was meant to be tried out. Just so happens I ordered a Dell Vostro One PC for my receptionist. With the added touchscreen.
Arrived today.
Let's try the Preview on it, shall we?
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Or do what I did. Install VM Player on your machine.
VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC
And install Windows 8 into that. In layman's terms it creates a walled garden on your computer that allows you to run another computer inside it. Install Windows 8 inside that and you can remove it with a few simple clicks.

I don't hate it yet. Don't love it either. But it certainly seems very tablet and touch oriented. It would make a great tablet. No so sure about a PC though.
No doubt it would make a nice tablet.
about a month ago i bought a new laptop and it came with a free mouse from microsoft - the mouse was odd as you could scroll side by side ..

hind sight tells me microsoft was getting rid of the mice for the new windows 8 platform..

there are some nice features to it and it is not bad. it just seems to be a notch down from 7
7 is clean and crisp where 8 is fuzzy and cumbersome. just not put well together. (at least for a desktop platform)
I still have it installed and if i had known about the virtual pc , I would have done that.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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From a PC Mag email:

A lot of people say the new Windows 8 start screen is just plain ugly. Joel Hruska doesn't think that is right. "Calling the ... [Photo of the windows 8 start screen] 'ugly' isn't fair. It's not ugly. It's what happens when Ugly and Stupid get drunk and make a baby inside Fukushima's minimum safety perimeter."
LOL it's ugly alright... very very ugly.....
call me stupid but i like little clock on my pc with the date and such.
never realized how much i used the clock... they even did away with the stupid clock
8 will flop
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Going to try this out the way it was meant to be tried out. Just so happens I ordered a Dell Vostro One PC for my receptionist. With the added touchscreen.
Arrived today.
Let's try the Preview on it, shall we?
Yup, and let us know what you think....
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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I would really like to try it on my laptop, but I don't have the time to recreate my environment for work. I'll probably install it on a desktop next week during vacation. My desktop doesn't have a multitouch screen like my laptop unfortunately.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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I would be curious to your thoughts in a work environment.

Sure the final version will be better than what is out there right now.

Just thinking aloud this new version is clumsy . even turning the machine off takes a few extra steps.

I am sure I can create a shortcut to do this but why ??? Here it is the year 2012 and I have to manually create a short cut to shutdown

Maybe it is me and i am just missing the obvious.

Case in hand here i am this morning on my laptop because my desktop would not connect to the net this morning.
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