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Old 03-22-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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Windows Vista...take two!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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Windows Vista...take two!
I wouldn't say as much. Vista isn't nearly as bad as people say it is. The problem with Win8 is that they are trying to push the Metro interface onto a non-touchscreen system, and it just. doesn't. work.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Windows Vista...take two!
An OS that is perceived to be worse than it actually is? I suppose it can be.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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Agreed. Vista Day 1 was buggy.
Today it is very solid.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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I still haven't tried it. But I'm very optimistic (against the grain, I suppose) about Metro. Windows 7 touchscreen usability SUCKS!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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I still haven't tried it. But I'm very optimistic (against the grain, I suppose) about Metro. Windows 7 touchscreen usability SUCKS!
Not having used Win7's touch-screen, I suspect it's because of the opposite reason of Metro. They are taking a traditionally destkop OS, and trying to make it fit onto a tablet.

But really, Window's tablets have always been laptops with a touch screen. You don't have to use the touch-screen on them. Not like the current generation of tablets where there is no real other input option.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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Not having used Win7's touch-screen, I suspect it's because of the opposite reason of Metro. They are taking a traditionally destkop OS, and trying to make it fit onto a tablet.

But really, Window's tablets have always been laptops with a touch screen. You don't have to use the touch-screen on them. Not like the current generation of tablets where there is no real other input option.
There are Windows 7-based slates.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:26 AM
 
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There are Windows 7-based slates.
Yeah, but I stand by my comment. They're trying to foist a desktop OS onto a system that isn't built for it. I'd say the majority of Win7 tablets are laptops with touchscreens, right? I have an old slate with WinXP on it that has similar problems.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:44 AM
 
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I think a touch screen on a personal desktop computer for home use is a completely useless concept.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I think a touch screen on a personal desktop computer for home use is a completely useless concept.
I think Microsoft is really targeting mobile (laptops, tablets, etc) and ubiquitous (appliances, cars, etc) computing with integration of a touch interface.

With the exception of special purpose computing (gaming, video editing, etc) and practicality (price), the desktop is obsolete.
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