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I personally like windows 8 so far. The only problem I've had with it is that I couldn't get BF3 to run on it.
post #82 of 418
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Originally Posted by yakub0 View Post

I personally like windows 8 so far. The only problem I've had with it is that I couldn't get BF3 to run on it.

Because that is what defines a successful OS wth.gif
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post #83 of 418
two oses with same product key/same updates ( some disabled for the classic ver if it didn't apply ) would be nice...
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post #84 of 418
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Originally Posted by Exidous View Post

I thought the point he was trying to make was very well thought out and good on his father for playing along. His father is 100% the common user. Maybe even a little more advanced. Especially for his age. They cannot release W8 as is or it will be a bust!

I can totally imagine my mother going mad with Windows 8 along with most of her work colleagues. She is using Windows 7, so she can just make the jump to Windows 9. Microsoft really has no idea how many people are exactly like that guy's dad. They will feel lost.

What is that thing, now you can put your mouse in all corners of the screen and in three of them three different things will happen. This is such a big mess, I can't reiterate it more. The Start Menu concentrates everything in an efficient way, it just works. The right way to do this is to make Metro a regular non-fullscreen application that can be on the taskbar, just like any other program.

With this layout even getting to the classic Control Panel takes a lot longer.

Two clicks on Windows 7

vs

1 click to open the Windows Explorer + 1 click to select the Computer + 1 click on the Computer tab + 1 click on the Control Panel button

or the same first step + right click on the computer + click on the properties + click on the Control Panel Home link

or put the mouse cursor in the top or bottom right of the screen, wait for the menu to appear, click on Settings and then click on Control Panel

This is twice the amount of clicks in the first two cases and 50% more work in the third. What telemetry data says this is an improvement ?

At least they have now hidden the ribbon in the explorer by default, along with putting two most used file viewing buttons at the bottom of the windows (both improvements still need further improvements though - when you select the ribbon it overlaps the first files so you can't see them while you're using the ribbon functions - might lead to people making mistakes by forgetting that they had selected the wrong file and can't visually check before confirming the action, and as to the buttons at the bottom, they are still not enough, the Windows 7 style menu with all the options is much better.)
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post #85 of 418
While this may catch on with the newer generations, the majority of people at this time, will have troubles with it.

They definitely need to keep a normal desktop for normal users, and give people the option which to use.
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Originally Posted by Badboyz View Post

Vista Was Worst OS
I have install it n within 2 days i have switch back to XP

Vista wasn't bad at all, people just didn't like the fact it prompted you before you did something so that if you got a virus or malware that was your own fault. Vista was more secure than 7 for that reason, granted people never took the time to actually read what they were installing on their machines, they just clicked next.

People also didn't read the minimum requirements for vista and installed it on old machines that were not capable of running the os. Stupidity was and is not a valid reason to call something bad. For that specific reason.

Now lack of intuitiveness is definitely Microsoft's fault. They need to make navigating more user friendly before the release me thinks. Oh, and before some member inevitably goes, "Hurrr you just tooo stooopid I can doo it ez. DURRRRRR." Not everyone is so technologically enabled as you are, some use the computer for basic tasks and don't have intimate knowledge of it. For that reason an OS needs to be intuitive to even a new user so that they may navigate it without having to spend hours teaching themselves how to use the basic functions.
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thumbsupsmiley.png:applaud: that is exactly what my father would have done. Ever since I brought his laptop last year, he's been feeling really confident on his laptop.
But if I put him in front of this, it'll be the exact same comment and frustration.
     
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I never liked Gnome, what on earth was that ? It looked like you were using Windows 3.1. I never really understood why Ubuntu was so famous. I always ended up going back and installing Kubuntu.

I didn't like GNOME 2.x that much either, but it worked, and it was klicks better than GNOME 3 is. KDE is powerful and actually very good-looking, and Xfce is lighter (wouldn't say lightweight, more like middleweight) and gives GTK apps a more native home. Windows is a slow OS, but the UI is true and tested......pre-Windows 8 of course.
OS X just plain sucks....worst UI ever. (GNOME 3 and Unity is trying to copy that 'feel' which is why they suck also)
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Windows 8 was pretty decent to use, but then I started having problems with the USB drivers after a short while, so I moved back to 7.
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I didn't like GNOME 2.x that much either, but it worked, and it was klicks better than GNOME 3 is. KDE is powerful and actually very good-looking, and Xfce is lighter (wouldn't say lightweight, more like middleweight) and gives GTK apps a more native home. Windows is a slow OS, but the UI is true and tested......pre-Windows 8 of course.
OS X just plain sucks....worst UI ever. (GNOME 3 and Unity is trying to copy that 'feel' which is why they suck also)

I actually like OS X's global menu, now if Linux can only get a half decent one to work with all apps instead of just gtk ones.
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