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Old 09-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #211
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Re: Windows 8;

One thing they seemed to lear from ditching Gates is how to keep making failures.. everyone hated the guy but actually it seems he was the genius of the company
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #212
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One thing they seemed to lear from ditching Gates is how to keep making failures.. everyone hated the guy but actually it seems he was the genius of the company
your right, plus he and his wife have given more to charities than anyone! Apple could take a lesson from Gates!
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Re: Windows 8;

Apple is rather expensive (although this PC already costed me alot also) and somewhat awkward when you used Windows your whole life
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #214
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Re: Windows 8;

I'll re-post it here too...

Well its Official W8 isn't selling very good, and that's coming from Mr Newegg himself, here's the story.

Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs -- Engadget
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #215
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I'll re-post it here too...

Well its Official W8 isn't selling very good, and that's coming from Mr Newegg himself, here's the story.

Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs -- Engadget
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He expects Windows 8 to gain traction in Q2 2013 when "pricing normalizes," which would certainly help to temper any launch frustrations.
LOL! I might get it if it were for free, but other than that, I'll wait till Windows 9.
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LOL! I might get it if it were for free, but other than that, I'll wait till Windows 9.
I have it for free (well not free but with my Technet sub) and I still won't use it! LOL
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #217
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I have it for free (well not free but with my Technet sub) and I still won't use it! LOL
Regardless, its something you don't need. I cringed the first time I used Win 8, it made no sense at all.
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Re: Windows 8;

Interesting perspective, I wonder how things will play out: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/14/m...ft-has-failed/

(More than just Win8 in the above).
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Interesting perspective, I wonder how things will play out: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/14/m...ft-has-failed/

(More than just Win8 in the above).
Very interesting article. Thanks XJ.
For those of you that do not have the patience to read the whole thing, here is an excerpt which contains the authors central indictment of Windows 8:

"And that brings us to Windows 8 itself, the laughing stock of the OS world. Not since Windows Vista has there been an OS so widely derided as 8. Initially it seems like a fun experience, but as we said, that halo wears off quickly. For use on an older computer, it is miserable, you need touch. Unfortunately touch does not work on a vertical surface, there have been decades of studies to show this. Unless you are using a tablet, Windows 8 quickly becomes an exercise in frustration and arm pain. Worse yet, it is simply not workable for doing what most business users need to do, write a letter, make a spreadsheet, and reply to an email. How fun do you think pulling your hand off the keyboard to touch the screen every time you want to click a menu in Word is? Fun edgy UI or carpal tunnel nightmare? Luckily for those realizing this problem, Microsoft got in front of that potential deal breaker and, well, made it so there is no other way. You canít avoid the new UI, and it is unsuitable for corporate work."

Although, as XJ noted, the scope of the article is much larger, and I think makes some very valid points.
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Very interesting article. Thanks XJ.
For those of you that do not have the patience to read the whole thing, here is an excerpt which contains the authors central indictment of Windows 8:

"And that brings us to Windows 8 itself, the laughing stock of the OS world. Not since Windows Vista has there been an OS so widely derided as 8. Initially it seems like a fun experience, but as we said, that halo wears off quickly. For use on an older computer, it is miserable, you need touch. Unfortunately touch does not work on a vertical surface, there have been decades of studies to show this. Unless you are using a tablet, Windows 8 quickly becomes an exercise in frustration and arm pain. Worse yet, it is simply not workable for doing what most business users need to do, write a letter, make a spreadsheet, and reply to an email. How fun do you think pulling your hand off the keyboard to touch the screen every time you want to click a menu in Word is? Fun edgy UI or carpal tunnel nightmare? Luckily for those realizing this problem, Microsoft got in front of that potential deal breaker and, well, made it so there is no other way. You canít avoid the new UI, and it is unsuitable for corporate work."

Although, as XJ noted, the scope of the article is much larger, and I think makes some very valid points.
Thanks Peter....
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