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post #201 of 239
mobile port. I dont really like it, but ill wait and see for more stuff.
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this is just windows 7 with a windows phone shell on top of it
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DO NOT WANT...

I feel old. I don't like 3D despite it being "the future", I'm going to stick with my 1680x1050 monitor until it breaks, and I still have an old P4 machine with Windows 98 on it for all my old games from childhood. I can hear myself now...

"Back in my day, we didn't have your fangled touch-screen tomfoolery! Pure witchcraft! I like my keyboard and mouse! To hell with you and your psychic interface!"
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reminds me of the Wii home screen...just ewww.
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post #205 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post
Looks like MS is taking the Apple approach and dumbing down Windows finally. I'm sure a small handful of enthusiasts will absolutely hate it, but this quote from Gizmodo accurately reflects my feelings towards modern day computing (and it was actually written in regards to Lion):



http://gizmodo.com/5808238/what-we-k...-last-mac-os-x
"The complex computers we use today are being replaced by simplified, task-oriented computers that are designed to help users work faster and focused on their objectives."

Are you serious? My Grandma who is completely computer illiterate and couldn't tell her monitor from her mouse works plenty fast at what she does (emails and online recipes/garden stuff), computers today are not complex unless you're making them complex on purpose.

At least, the ways in which she gets confused aren't the same ways that this new kind of GUI and new direction change, hell, if I put Windows 8 on her computer or seat her in front of a Mac, I bet she'd be more confused than she ever gets with her 1.3Ghz Celeron and Windows XP.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cavallino View Post
Why does it seem like everyone is focusing solely on mobile devices and then just slamming the same UI on a desktop and saying good enough. You would think since it took so long to get really good cell and tablet UIs that they would get that one does not work well for the other. It is happeing on Linux too with gnome shell and ubuntu unit which seem like they are much more suited for a mobile device.
Exactly, touch interfaces are great for touch screen devices, but everyone I know still uses laptops and thinks the idea of Windows in a tablet is dumb, I quite literally asked my friends who were over what they thought of Windows 8. Not a single one likes what they see, and these are people who struggled to install Minecraft, WLM, etc.

While I can see why MS is trying to do this, I really don't see it getting too far especially if there's no sort of application emulation layer for our old x86 programs.
    
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Well I guess Microsoft is planning ahead, as I expect most computers sold to be touch screen in a couple years. This doesn't really look like an OS that I will be dying to upgrade to.

This was just posted on yahoo, there are tons of people on there saying the use XP still because it is the best, then I saw someone saying he has most of his machines on windows 2k. I thought we were advancing? Didn't realize so many.....non-computer types still use such outdated software
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Imo, it doesn't even matter if this new UI is optional or not. If it isn't optional, then I won't buy it, but if it is optional, then I still won't buy it, because the new UI looks like the only thing new over Windows 7.
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Don't wan't. I don't see myself sitting here right now touching the screen to browse the internet and game. I'll stick with Win 7. If hardcore PCs and gaming is dead in 5 years, I don't know what I'm going to do.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
I really hope this isn't the desktop version of Win 8.

Win 7's restored my faith in MS... let's hope Win 8 isn't another Vista i.e. fail.
/facepalm

Hate to inform you but Windows 7 is just rebranded Vista.

And Vista is pretty amazing.
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Windows is becoming like the CoD with the damn near yearly releases... Not good.
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