Originally Posted by xtriker360
you guys need to remember that Microsoft wants to unified both platform, desktop and mobile, I see it as a pretty good solution to it, while Keeping all of the desktop OS powerful features.
To be clear, I'm not against Win8 being a unified platform with two interfaces. What I am against is *forcing* users on non-touch devices to use a touch interface. That is 100% as bad a solution as forcing a touch interface to use a non-touch shell (as someone pointed out, Win7 w/ touch is not that great). They can and should be separated...two shells, one OS. This is not rocket science...it's basic computer
Originally Posted by Buzzin92
Quit whining and just use start8 or something.
If you think anyone should have to install a 3rd party app to restore the basic functionality that an OS once provided, that no one but Ballmer asked to be removed from Windows, then you're a very special person. Bending over and accepting the crap that is shoved up your rear end with a wink and a smile, because you can always take it out yourself later after all...you're a bigger man than I, my friend.
Windows 8 has been the best, most stable and reliable OS the desktop computer has seen since XP service pack 1.
Considering that Windows 7 is better and more stable than XP, I now question your every opinion.
Originally Posted by quadx
Windows 8 for users requires TRAINING! The people I work for would be so confused with the different interfaces. Windows 7 will be around for a LONG TIME!
QFT, and something a lot of the apologists and "personal use only" crowd either overlook or don't understand. I have 650 people in my organization that understand Windows 7 well enough to do their job...but that's about as far as it goes. My best guess is that only 20% of them at best will be able to jump to Windows 8 without a painful transition involving training and endless calls to the IT help desk. That costs money, LOTS of money. That is why NO CORPORATIONS are clamoring for Windows, vanilla, Blue, or Raspberry Red. Fortunately, since corporations have volume licensing contracts, they are able to keep buying Windows 7. Average Joe Best Buy Customer does not have that luxury.
Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
Seriously, this is getting old. If you hate it so much, why do you keep discussing it? You remind me of the children on The Walking Dead forums over at IMDB. Hate it, yet can't stop discussing it. Pathetic to be honest.
For one, this is my first time posting about Windows 8 in any capacity on OCN, to my recollection.
Second, as has been pointed out, this is the internet. I've participated in (and moderated) a lot of "debates" on topics much lamer than this on OCN.
Originally Posted by aroc91
How dare people express their distaste.
Yes, the ability to customize is nice, but I shouldn't have
to resort to modding my OS to restore functionality that every previous OS had standard.
Finally, someone gets it!
Originally Posted by Alatar
No matter how much the mainstream press and some companies say that touch devices are the future they'll still be wrong. It's just a new and separate market from the normal desktops and laptops we've had for ages.
Yes yes, exactly. Touch *is* going to be a huge part of our future...but it is only *one* interface of the future. Traditional keyboards are going NOWHERE. And as tech like Siri starts really getting worked out, voice will be added to the mix in spades. Companies have to get on board the touch train so they aren't left behind, but ruining your *other* interface for the sake of touch is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.