Are Next-gen Computers Just Big Smartphones?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:43 AM
It appears the writer hasn't spent enough time in the consumer preview.
Actually, I agree with him. The desktop seems like an afterthought in it. It's too bad that metro doesn't make any sense without a tablet though. (and even with one, there are still some things, like right-clicking for ie controls or hotcorners, that just don't make sense) I sure hope they offer an option to disable metro in the final version.
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:02 PM
Oh, and guess what? I don't want a desktop to function as an application in Windows 8, so I'd rather have Windows 7 in a tablet, thank you very much. Metro is okay, but it does not fit me well with personality. In my opinion, it's not very aesthetically pleasing and Windows 8 (yes, I've tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview, so don't ever tell me I didn't) does not meet my needs very well.
In a positive note, having a single sign-in to Windows 8 for my mom and dad is a plus. This morning, my dad asked me "What is my password?" and I respond him with "The same password you use for your e-mail account." This is very useful as my mom and dad are so strongly insistent that they don't care to use a password when it comes to logging in to Windows or Linux, so I'll give Microsoft a nod for that. But me? I'm just using plain old Windows 7 in my laptop to log into Windows 7 with my own password and I'm very technically-inclined and my mom and dad isn't very smart in computers as I am, but I'm not going to hurt my parent's feelings.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:07 AM
That should be Microsoft's message to the enterprise.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:10 AM
That should be Microsoft's message to enterprises.