Windows Blue Update Leaks Out, Screenshots Posted(38 posts)
not much change from the original windows 8 design but overall windows 8 has some learning curve rest all is good I hope it is more secure than before the biggest problem with windows os is internet explorer
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.
I am thinking of switching to Linux also for my next software upgrade and would switch now if Linux supported gaming better or should I say if the gaming industry supported Linux, I currently use 7 but I am starting to learn Linux but by dual booting.
I hope not too. But take a closer look at Blue. They are pulling more stuff away from the desktop into the playmobile UI. They count on the millions of people that don't know how to operate a PC anyhow. For them a kindergarden level UI is probably welcome.
I personally can't see this happening now? Businesses are not about to re-write programs.
To me, I like to overlap windows when I'd doing things and rarely, other than games, use Full Screen. Blue it seems will allow 2 Metro apps to be visible at the same time. This is NO WHERE NEAR the same thing. Until Metro will all as many apps open and visible on the Windows Start Screen I can't see the desktop going away.
Every day I read that more and more commercial users go to open source. Just last week the Britsh goverment ordered their agencies to use nothing but open source in the future. Today I read the same about the city of Berlin. The city of Munich has converted already. So there are options and that is good. If only these Linux guys would get a bit better organized.
But now the Chinese goverment has decided to team up with Ubuntu and develop a universal desktop OS. And the plan is that all Chinese PC manufacturers must offer it. And since most PCs are being produced there, that will be interesting to watch.
ok whs, Rick, Irv,
Yeah i am still a Windows 8 hater and let me tell you why and i will break it down.
1. For most folks Windows 8 would be ok but not for the disability community why is because of the touch interface that some people can't operate because of possible bad mobility functions with hands or fingers.
2. in order for someone to operate Windows 8 they would have to find a third party application to do it or extra hardware.
3. Although MS has a ease of access in all of the versions of windows some that they have in there are ok and some are not and some people will still have depend on a third party application to navigate through all of the menus. i just wish that MS would incorporate more Assisitive Technology to peel to those who need it and not have to make them to spend more money than needed to on software or hardware that should be available to that consumer base to start with.
i thought about writing a email to MS but i don't know who i would write to and besides it would probably fall on deaf ears. if you have a contact i will be more than happy to try.
soapbox off LOL LOL LOL
I used the email address I was sent? It didn't bounce? It was sent to w*********s@***.com where the *'s represent a letter? Ask a moderator for my e-mail address then please?
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