After Its Launch Splash, Windows 8 Faces Business Skepticism
Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:00 PM
Always try to give the customer what they want, rather than shoving what you want down their throat. I don't know if Win8 will succeed or not, we will have to wait and see where people plunk down their hard earned cash. Apple may just get a boost.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:35 PM
agree with all you said..
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:38 PM
when will these companies ever learn.. 'if it ain't broke.. leave it the heck alone'... Win 7 is a pretty darn good OS
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:39 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
Well keep using windows 7. It is that simple. I will like to believe that MS will support it for years to come. Personally, I ame very bit as functional with windows 8 as I was with windows 7. I don't see the big deal, but to each their own.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:17 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:49 PM
The interface, he said, is clearly for tablets. "It doesn't play well in the desktop."
Says it all, and so succinctly. Add a wretched form factor of the Surface and other tablets for any kind of serious data entry or content creation, it should be no surprise that businesses are looking at with a very high degree of skepticism.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:52 PM
It is called corporate arrogance, which Microsoft has exemplified so well with how they handled Windows-8. Take a look at the history of businesses that got arrogant. Never was a pretty sight, and never will be a pretty sight. How well will Microsoft respond to its big doo-doo?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:53 PM
So well said. Amen!
Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:01 PM
So you just upgraded and couldn't find any of those things, but you found this site to complain though. Guess what, in under 20 minutes I knew where all of those things were and more. Go figure.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:48 PM
"He would have been less irritated if Microsoft had made it possible for IT administrators to set the traditional desktop as the main, default interface in their company's PCs, but that isn't an option."
It seems like MS itself doesnt want enterprises to adopt it. My theory....MS gets more money from sale of a copy of win7 than from a copy of win8.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:20 PM
Microsoft did it for the money. Think about it. Everything about Windows 8 points to one thing: customer lock-in. They knew that some people would hate the tiles. That's precisely the reason that they removed the start button.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:31 AM
Will I buy a Windows 8 computer? Definitely. What? No Start button? I don't see the problem at all. For one, there appears to be lots of improvements: security, storage space, Sky Drive syncing built into the OS from the start, similarity between phone, tablet and PC OS, etc., etc. Switch from Start screen to Desktop? <Windows>+D -- no problem!! Finding programs when the start button is missing? Pin them to the taskbar just like in Windows 7. I had no problem in switching to the ribbon band when that came in Office 2007 (?). I am sure I will have no problem adjusting to Windows 8.
So why haven't I bought a Windows 8 computer yet? The hardware producers have been slow at pushing the computers to the shops. And I am still uncertain as to the best hybrid technology. It could be the rumored Lenovo Helix.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:25 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:31 AM
Microsoft must quickly restore the start button and boot in to desktop mode option.
If they don't restore, very soon they will loose market.
Start button on Windows 95 differentiated the windows and mac and it was pretty easy to use. Now microsoft removed their soul from windows
Microsoft restore Start menu or loose market to Android (Chrome + Android)
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:29 AM
Where to find your programs? Scroll the Start screen! Or ZOOM OUT and look for them. Or start typing their names, like WOR will show WORD if it's there.