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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

Looks so gimmicky when you have to use a touchpad screen to use Windows 8 properly.
The mouse looks like the Microsoft Sculpt but with an extra button. (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/sculpt-touch-mouse and others: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/windows-8-compatible-hardware)
It's not very ergonomic

You don't need any additional hardware to use Windows 8. There are plenty of keyboard shortcuts that work just fine with a normal keyboard. thumb.gif

IMO Windows 8 is a more keyboard / shortcut centric OS than Windows 7 is. These devices can be nice if you want to use shortcuts one handed.

I can see either of those mice being nice with a laptop or other device where using the keyboard all the time might be a pain.
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Nope, its basically a person who doesn't like/use Windows 8, walking into a Windows 8 shop that sells products for Windows 8 and complaining that these products for Windows 8 are Windows 8 products that utilize Windows 8 functionality. Not understanding why a Windows 8 product would include functions that take advantage of Windows 8 functionality.
And that these Windows 8 products for Windows 8 that utilize Windows 8 functionality somehow force him to use Windows 8 with Windows 8 based peripherals that utilize Windows 8.
Simply because they exist.
As if to say making Windows 8 products for Windows 8 that utilize Windows 8 functionality somehow stops him using his preferred operating system with his preferred peripherals.
As if to say that making Windows 8 products for Windows 8 that utilize Windows 8 functionality even stops him using his preferred traditional peripherals should he actually decide to use Windows 8 at any point in time.

^Pretty much this.
How hard is "if you don't like it, don't buy it" to comprehend? le many sighs.
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An additional hardware piece, to compensate for an additional UI feature no one asked for.

This.
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post #54 of 128
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^Pretty much this.
How hard is "if you don't like it, don't buy it" to comprehend? le many sighs.

Say that in 3 years when you can no longer effectively get Windows 7.
post #55 of 128
people need to get over gestures. gestures, like keyboard commands, are usually faster than moving a mouse and selecting through sometimes multiple menus. sure, they are less obvious than having everything explained to you through layers of menus, but to say somehow that they are less effective or kill productivity is just wrong. in fact, they should have the opposite effect if used correctly.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

I like how you can pull "minority" and "majority" out of your backside like that.
Do you have any numbers to back that up?
Or are you going to do the classic "internet guy" thing where you assume everyone = people interested in things you like.
Kind of like how according to internet:
"Call of Duty sucks"
or
"Console gaming sucks"
or
"Apple environment/ecosystem sucks"
or
"EA games suck"
etc etc.
If any of these "internet guy" statements were actual reality, these companies and environments wouldn't be the most popular in the world. As it stands, the millions upon millions upon tens more millions of people do not agree with what "internet guy" says and the same can easily be applied here.

*shakes head*

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/01/windows_8_survey/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1238259/poll-will-you-buy-windows-8/600_40

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/01/windows_8_survey/

I see you didn't feel the need to apologize or address the other points I address to you specifically regarding my posts. And here's where you come in and pick apart my sources......
Edited by Boinz - 10/10/12 at 2:14pm
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In the survey, only 26% of respondents have actually tried Windows 8, and 25% of total respondents said they preferred Windows 8. Making a safe assumption that most, if not all, of the respondents that preferred Windows 8 are the ones that have actually used it, 25% out of 26% is a pretty good number, considering almost all of these people would have also have used Windows 7. If most of the people that used both Windows 7 and Windows 8 preferred Windows 8, it's a pretty good indicator that it will be well adopted. That article is nothing more than typical one-sided media hype.

The OCN thread is full of the typical bandwagon hate about the UI. Also, many people won't upgrade simply because they don't want to spend the money. It seems most of the OCN haters of Windows 8 actually just hate Microsoft and the costs of the OS in general, and would rather use Linux over Windows 7 or 8. That doesn't mean that Windows 8 won't be well-received on the prebuilt market.
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In the survey, only 26% of respondents have actually tried Windows 8, and 25% of total respondents said they preferred Windows 8. Making a safe assumption that most, if not all, of the respondents that preferred Windows 8 are the ones that have actually used it, 25% out of 26% is a pretty good number, considering almost all of these people would have also have used Windows 7. If most of the people that used both Windows 7 and Windows 8 preferred Windows 8, it's a pretty good indicator that it will be well adopted. That article is nothing more than typical one-sided media hype.
The OCN thread is full of the typical bandwagon hate about the UI. Also, many people won't upgrade simply because they don't want to spend the money. It seems most of the OCN haters of Windows 8 actually just hate Microsoft and the costs of the OS in general, and would rather use Linux over Windows 7 or 8. That doesn't mean that Windows 8 won't be well-received on the prebuilt market.

True, but then again, according to Grizzly's assumption about popularity then, Windows 8 isn't as popular.
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True, but then again, according to Grizzly's assumption about popularity then, Windows 8 isn't as popular.

Popular as in popular to the tech crowd or popular as in popular to the average public? If it's popular among users that made the effort to actually try it, then it will (most likely) be popular among the average public that buys Windows 8 with their new desktop/laptop. Most people on Windows 7, Vista, and XP even are most likely not going to upgrade due to them seeing it as an unnecessary expenditure, as long as their current computer can still do everything they want it to.

If by popular you mean popular with the entire OCN tech crowd... Microsoft would have to make Windows free and open source, two things that are never going to happen.
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yet another reason not to buy windows 8...you need a touch screen to touch device to really get the most out of it... I would rather stick to my Mionix Naos any day of the week over a touch interface, even if it mimics a mouse
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