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I expect Win 8 will polarize the consumer market. Some will love it but many will not buy it, thus Microsucks will re-design Win 9 so it's more viable for PC use instead of portable devices.
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I expect Win 8 will polarize the consumer market. Many will love it but some will not buy it, thus Microsucks will re-design Win 9 so it's more viable for PC use instead of portable devices.

Fixed. And Windows 9 is a long ways away. I don't think anyone cares what its going to be like right now because of it not even being mentioned by Microsoft yet.
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Win ME was satan spawn rejected.

 

Either way, im skipping Win 8, sounds worthless from what i've heard for my needs.

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The reason why there is still a desktop environment in windows 8 is because not all software developers have a Metro style version of their applications yet.


I was considering an ipad 3/hd this year, but I'm actually loving the look of the Samsung windows 8 tablet. I use about 6 apps, the same apps, daily on my android phone, I don't do portable gaming in any form because I own a Gaming PC, my main apps are social ones, internet browsing, and a few useful ones like maps. If Windows 8 can provide this for me in tablet form I'll be happy.

Windows 8 on desktop/laptop/tablet is a good thing I feel because whichever you use you know what to expect and how to use it. It took me about 15 mins to understand how to get around windows 8, so its not a steep learning curve at all, if people need help learning something new, they go watch youtube videos or read the manual and learn it, its that simple. There is no point in saying "oh but I shouldn't have to". Do people say that when they are studying in a new career? I'm a IT technician but I want to sail boats, "oh but I don't need to learn how to"?
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AF2mJ.jpg.

Since when did the big E stand for internet? Last time I used it all I saw was

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post #306 of 418
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When talking about people the correct form is who not that. This is really beginning to frustrate me.
It depends entirely how detached they are from reality.

I think you'll find what I wrote that correctly. "that" was referring to the thing said. "Who said that" is a grammatically correct form. Please, don't try to lecture people about grammar if you are right.
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"That's it dad. That's Windows 8." Do people even know, there is a 2 wide button on the start screen that says "Desktop", and if you click it, you go to the "Desktop". Makes sense right?
 
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"That's it dad. That's Windows 8." Do people even know, there is a 2 wide button on the start screen that says "Desktop", and if you click it, you go to the "Desktop". Makes sense right?

And if the user doesn't call it the desktop, but something else?
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I've seen people complain about change in the past, but I've never seen people this outraged before. There is a general consensus across the web that this will fail very hard.

Lets take OSX for example, its now over 10 years old. Yet, in essence it hasn't had any huge or drastic changes made, just gradual improvements and updates over the years. Its still a great OS today.

I'd rather Microsoft tried to improve upon Windows 7 rather than trying to re-invent the wheel.
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There were some bumps when people went from OS 9 or older to OS X but it was still easy to figure out. At a glance, Windows 8 looks to be more challenging. It looks like Microsoft is trying too hard to bring Tablet-esque interface to all computer platfofrms.
    
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