Windows Blue Update Leaks Out, Screenshots Posted(38 posts)
WHS, well, if there is any other indication that this might be the way it will be, just look at some recent programs you have installed? We get some games from Gamehouse, and ALL those they make now and state W8 as supported NOW will place an icon on the Windows Start Screen. Even if you had turned OFF the option to put an icon on your desktop. Older programs, specifically ones that come from 'individuals' don't always do that. Note in the Blue release the ability to size Metro icons? Could it be true? I don't think so, what 'advantage' would it really be?
Also, can you send me your e-mail address? Rick P. and I were in a computer SSD related discussion and we wanted to include you but neither of us has your e-mail address. Asked the moderator's for that and have not gotten it from then yet either.
Although as for now i am running 7 and when the time comes for M$ to do a force upgrade when they stop providing updates i am with WHS i am seriously thinking about switching to Linux. I will not let any software company tell me what i can or can't do with my own systems just because they want to run a gambit on forcing a OS down our throats. it's one thing to "buy" a OS but forcing us to buy it is another thing. i will balk and go the other way before that will happen. As i have heard from multiple sources MS is hoping that windows 8 will keep them a float i have news for them they are sinking big time.
John, unfortunately it isn't the OS, as they say "it is the apps stupid"... no offense meant but it is WHAT I want to do that drives me, the OS is the vehicle that provides the mechanism to use the app.
That said, if all you use your computer for is e-mail, some letter writing, surfing the web, picture/video editing, or an occasional spreadsheet, the choice of OS and apps is wide open.
Companies that wrote internal applications, not much of choice without a lot of planning and programming. A reason some versions of Windows was slow to be adopted.
Not sticking up for MS or anyone else. Just stating facts that some might have little choice here. Want to play some games, go to GAMEHOUSE.COM and you'll see almost every game they sell is available for the PC with a few for the Mac, and PC means Windows, and some are NOT W8 compatible. Unix derivatives, nada...
i know i am just sick of bowing down to MS the only reason that i am running 7 is the ease of everything that i need in my situation for my disability. yeah, i fully admit i am a win 8 hater and will be until they do something unique with it like improving metro as far as games go i don't play that many and i wouldn't care about keeping them.
WHS, I've already gotten e-mail from a Moderator that they'll contact you for permission.
John, W8 is probably selling well as there are people buying the touch-screen products. That doesn't mean general acceptance either. Don't forget, Vista and W7 had a very slow start due to resistance from BIG customers. Think of a bank or and fortune 500 company and how many desktops they have compared to individual users. There are problem more computers in your local hospital than members here... and that is where the real 'headcount' of sales is, no individuals. Some large companies might have more machines that some cities do for everyone that lives there.
I think MS was comparing W8 vs. W7 initial sales? They are higher, but again, probably due to both the RT and its imitators and touch-screen systems that seemed to be in demand. For W7 there really wasn't any H/W 'pull' for it, only people that needed new computers.
Matters not, it will be what it will be. It is out of your (and mine) control.
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