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Good luck getting people off of XP, Microsoft. You only created another Vista.
Fixed. The world is only just beginning to realize what Windows 7 is.
post #42 of 92
I assume windows 8 business won't have this stupid menu thingy?
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I assume windows 8 business won't have this stupid menu thingy?
You know what happens when you assume...

Most Enterprise organizations I have been in contact with are contemplating how they will be supporting Windows 7 for the next five years or so. Windows 8 will most likely be shunned like Windows Vista at the enterprise level.
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With an end of support date of 2020 for Pro, what's the point?
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It would be nice if they could give you the option between legacy/tablet.
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I don't mind this setup, it's not all that different from what is used now. The only real difference is the lack of "All Programs" which seems like it could be addressed in the Beta. It sounds like people just dislike the use of big icons because it requires more mouse movement.

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Desktops are slowly being phased out by mobile devices, windows 9-10 will most likely be 100% tablet/laptop/phone oriented
Well, the GUI depends on the input devices available. A laptop has the same input devices as a desktop (for the most part) so I don't really see how you can group them with the tablet/phone crowd. Unless, you are just making a generalized comment for the sake of it.

From a productivity point of view, the mouse and keyboard far exceed any touch interface out so far. So I don't expect Microsoft to force a full touch interface on everyone.
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If this turn out to be a crap like some people claim here, my next upgrade is Win 7 Ultimate and i am going to do some modding so it looks "new"
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post #49 of 92
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Desktops are slowly being phased out by mobile devices, windows 9-10 will most likely be 100% tablet/laptop/phone oriented
lol wut?
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lol wut?
Well, in principle he is right, the market is *trying* to turn to a more mobile, computing world. The problem is that portability comes at a terrible performance and power price. Batteries only last so long, and you can only put so much powerful hardware in your portable device before aforementioned battery drains entirely. The desktop PC surely will undergo changes to be more energy efficient and what not, but it'll stay around, you simply cannot get that kind of computing power on a measly tablet, smartphone or laptop.
    
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