Windows 8: Does Its 1-month Report Card Read Pass Or Fail?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:12 PM
If Google Chrome OS was ever able to integrate Office........then MS would have reason to worry about Windows a little.........but the Enterprise space is still theirs for, at minimum, a decade..........
The only thing I would say at this point, and something I've believed for a long time, new leadership with a fresh aspect and fresh ideas. Killing Zune was a mistake and huge waste of potential.........but with Ipod sells going off the cliff.........fine.
I look at the Start Screen UI as more of a place to put Widgets-not very configurable apps, what you see is what you get, the only way to stop those you don't like is to remove them. I'll give them a thumbs up for trying to make a 'One OS for everything' in the MS ecosystem.....something Google is trying with it's web store app on the chrome browser......
But Mac still uses two OS and Google does with Android and ChromeOS.....so this was kind of the first real attempt at combining one OS for PC's, tablets and phones from Windows.........Google and MS essentially play nice with each other and will benefit from that. Apple will be the loser of the three with their 'all proprietary' crap and lawsuits to try and stop Samsung from fully kicking their butt.........it will continue to lose share to Androids and Macs aren't going to do much better than they have until they come up with a real, affordable Enterprise solution...
But with Win8, the real good stuff is still the Desktop OS underneath...........that's where you work and the real stuff happens. It's fun to play on the start screen like I play with my iOS and Android tablests and phones. Surface is a very cool idea. But MS's mistake there is price point. I think they should sell it at a loss so people can try the full UI in all it's glory once the pro version comes out. The RT............not ready for primetime or at least not as a productive OS you can actually complete your work day on.........
I'd like for Balmer to retire.............bring in some fresh eyes. I think they are generally on the right track.......but new vision is needed so that they can start producing the shiniest toys on the shelf...........because really, that's what matters to most at this point...........
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:01 PM
Not sure why? It's literally EXATLY the same...........you can either go to the desktop of select computer to get to the USB drive. To install programs NOT in the Windows Store, open your web browser of choice and go to the site of the software, download and install...............
Why is that hard?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:13 PM
You can always download any of the dozens of free Start menu replacements................then with the start screen ,there is a tile called 'desktop'...........clicking the 'desktop' tile takes less time than dual booting or fully booting into 7.
The only reason Enterprise will skip 8.............cost of touch screens. But some have chosen to stick with XP so they're only somewhere between 7-10 years behind in upgrading to 7............
And to note once more, there is NOTHING that works on 7 that won't work on 8........
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:09 AM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:49 AM
Than I purchased a laptop with XP. All went well until I upgraded to Vista. Here we go again. Now I had to replace my printer and external hard drive, Vista didn't recognize these devices. Hooray for the hardware manufacturers ... They got to profit from MS blunders!
Microsoft sells junk. Everything is full of bugs when this stuff is released. Service Packs is a fancy name for Bug Removers.
Than I purchased an iPad. I'm using it right now. I love it. It never crashes. It's always on. Actually a pleasure to use. That's the correct direction Apple has taken the company. MS, eat your heart out.
You are right, if I don't like W 8, it don't buy it.
I think more and more people are switching to Mac's. Indeed, they are a little pricey, but are a pleasure to use. My brother has one, and made the statement that MS Office for Mac works better than MS Office for Windows! What's up with that?
People accepts this junk as the norm, and they keep on buying this junk because there are limited alternatives. When will people wake up and stop buying this crap. After reading these reviews, I all done with MS.
Hope all this wasn't too technical for you.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:49 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:10 PM
I got my laptop at xmas and now hate to open it which i only do to check my email and then close it. Can those stupid charms be disabled and the stupid clock which pops up so randomly?? Even if they could i wouldnt keep it, it stinks, its so unfriendly. What an utter utter utter disaster. Words fail me.
Congratulations whoever is responsible for the debacle. I wil be installling windows 7 as soon as i can pay the dude the $300.00 he will be charging.
Hate it Hate it Hate it!
Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:10 PM