Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Register] Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Register] Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed - Page 14  

post #131 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

Do you know how I know this is bollocks? Why would you use something you hate for 11 months...Tick...Tock....Yeah.

... because our company writes software and we have to have a station to test our software on to make sure that it continues to work, regardless of the Windows OS ... be it 98, XP, 2000, 7, or now, 8.

So, I guess you DON'T "know".
post #132 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

how can you tolerate Windows 7 still? It's so slow, might as well go Linux + Wine if you are gonna avoid 8 tbh
Bwahahahaha. You are kidding, yeah? It's just as fast, you know this right? The only slower thing is boot up time, everything else is marginal. I run Linux anyway for certain applications, but Windows is my main OS and Windows 7 > Windows 8, in many, many ways (for me).
Edited by Rubers - 1/25/13 at 4:57am
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #133 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

how can you tolerate Windows 7 still? It's so slow, might as well go Linux + Wine if you are gonna avoid 8 tbh

Windows 7 is just as fast as Windows 8 once you are booted up. The difference in boot up speed on my 2 Windows 7 machines with SSD's and the Windows 8 machine I uses with an SSD is only about 5-6 seconds. Considering that my machines usually stay on 24/7 anyway, the benefit of a faster boot time in Windows 8 is totally lost on me.

And for the record, I *DO* run Linux + Wine on my 2 main computers, which also run Windows 7. thumb.gif
post #134 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post

I have no need to use a touch screen...so I will be left behind...thank god!

I don't wish to have the same interface on my phone as on my computer...thank god!

I have to support this in an office environment and do not wish to use gestures to find settings to troubleshoot...thank god!

yeah, maybe I could see the light someday...when I become a user instead of an su.

I know for a fact that Windows 8 is far superior to both of the former operating systems. My statement comes from the fact that every person I encounter will not take the leap to use Win8 due to the fact that Metro is your default loadout. I won't just give into change for the sake of change. They removed the start menu since they claimed no one used it...with the way I work that is far from the truth.

I especially hated the fact that turning off my PC became a 4 step process.

To get to the power button in the new OS, you must pull out the Charms menu, click the Settings charm, click the Power button and then select Shutdown or Restart.

When launching stuff from the charms menu it is no longer in a window...It runs an app that takes over the entire screen. I find this highly counter productive to troubleshooting. IMO it is no longer windows at this point...since there is no window -_- ya digg?

Re-Rail: Honestly, if Microsoft needs a reason for bad sales. They should look at not releasing a new OS when clearly one was not needed. Try to not strap on hardware as a selling point when we really don't need that right now either. They are not apple so they just can't take that kind of approach.

cheers,
-NitroNarcosis



Click in the bottom right corner, minimizing all windows, then simply ALT+F4. I'm not even going to bother explaining why the rest of your comments are wrong.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k EK Supreme Nickel Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe MSI GTX 680 EK FC680+ Nickel Mushkin Redline 8GB CL7 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 520 120GB Windows 8 Pro Media Centre Dell U2412M Steelseries 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic SS-520FL Bitfenix Prodigy (White) Steelseries Sensei Various Steelseries + Nokia 
Audio
Shure SRH440 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k EK Supreme Nickel Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe MSI GTX 680 EK FC680+ Nickel Mushkin Redline 8GB CL7 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 520 120GB Windows 8 Pro Media Centre Dell U2412M Steelseries 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic SS-520FL Bitfenix Prodigy (White) Steelseries Sensei Various Steelseries + Nokia 
Audio
Shure SRH440 
  hide details  
post #135 of 168
^ Well, making you use the keyboard, where you didn't previously, is a BAD design decision.

And unless he got some facts wrong, his opinion is his own and not wrong.
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #136 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

Are you sure it wasn't Binbows XP?

No, I don't think they're that advanced yet.

Thanks for the laugh man, that's just brilliant.
The girlfriend.
(15 items)
 
The Mistress
(13 items)
 
Media Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-6410 Lenovo Lancer 4B2 K16.3 R5 128 Shaders/M230 Hynix 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 120 GB SSD Seagate Momentus 1TB 5400rmp Win 8.1 CMN1487 TN LED 14" 1366*768 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Lenovo AccuType 2900mAh/41Wh Elan Trackpad/Logitech M90 Super Flower 
Audio
AMD Avalon(Connexant) 
  hide details  
The girlfriend.
(15 items)
 
The Mistress
(13 items)
 
Media Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-6410 Lenovo Lancer 4B2 K16.3 R5 128 Shaders/M230 Hynix 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 120 GB SSD Seagate Momentus 1TB 5400rmp Win 8.1 CMN1487 TN LED 14" 1366*768 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Lenovo AccuType 2900mAh/41Wh Elan Trackpad/Logitech M90 Super Flower 
Audio
AMD Avalon(Connexant) 
  hide details  
post #137 of 168
^ a lot of companies use Windows XP because their software and systems are written for it, and it's super expensive to update when you don't need to (I.E. if the system works fine then you don't need to update).
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #138 of 168
Quote:
The reason why you use XP is, I assume, due to some proprietory and specialised software that is used in your firm or office. It could also be because the system admins don't have a clue how to use Server 2008 or 2012.

Or maybe their office doesn't need to go out and spend $750 for a legal copy of MS Windows Server Standard 2012 (OEM) and $150 for 5 CAL's ... and a simple copy of Windows XP on a machine sitting in the corner will do what they need.
post #139 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Windows 8 technology aside, does anyone else just find the whole "It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed" mentality that Microsoft has been trying to do annoying?

They blame everyone else but themselves for Windows 8 selling poorly and being adopted even worse, and when they do something right, they take full credit for it.

It's almost as bad as your typical sports fan. When "their team" wins, they say things like "Did you see the game last night? WE won." When "their team " loses, they say things like "I can't believe THEY lost."

To me, Microsoft is doing the same thing. Take all the credit when something goes good, and try to pass all the blame when something goes bad.

What? No this is just shoddy reporting. I like Windows 8, therefore this website, that has consistently reported fairly and balanced for many, many years, is now shoddy, not considered news and shouldn't even be posted here. How is that not obvious to you?
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #140 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

What? No this is just shoddy reporting. I like Windows 8, therefore this website, that has consistently reported fairly and balanced for many, many years, is now shoddy, not considered news and shouldn't even be posted here. How is that not obvious to you?

The Register jokes aside. They aren't the only site that has reported this, or Ballmer's own comments that are basically blaming other companies for the Windows 8 and Surface poor sales. Even the Sr. Vice President of Sales at Newegg.com has reported this.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Register] Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed