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IE 10 - Lovely win 7, Poor Win 8

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    CaRDiaK

    and the only Microsoft response to a subject we should all care about more is "I'm blue dabadee da ba daa"

    That's bordering on insulting.

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    figuerres

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    and the only Microsoft response to a subject we should all care about more is "I'm blue dabadee da ba daa"

    That's bordering on insulting.

    that was not a "Microsoft response" it was just a guy who works at that company.  very very different.

     

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    Sven Groot

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    and the only Microsoft response to a subject we should all care about more is "I'm blue dabadee da ba daa"

    And there we have the reason why so few Softies still post on this forum: because people assume that everything they say is an official Microsoft response.

    This is not conjecture on my part. Several MS employees have told me that, including littleguru.

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    CaRDiaK

    @figuerres: we already know MS aren't going to respond though don't we. Although very different which I accept they are. Was it useful or sympathetic to my sight problems? Was it constructive? Or was it just plain ignorant and rude?

    I suppose the short answer is no-one cares, deal with it. But I ask why can every competitor browser render fine except your own on your own OS? Makes.No.Sense.

    I'm using the latest version of the best software ever created and it hurts, physically hurts to do so.. That's all I'm saying and trying to fathom why or if it will be alleviated. For all I know it's an issue to be resolved, but I don't...

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    CaRDiaK

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    And there we have the reason why so few Softies still post on this forum: because people assume that everything they say is an official Microsoft response.

    This is not conjecture on my part. Several MS employees have told me that, including littleguru.

    Assuming I'm assuming? Forget it, I can see where this is going.

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    blowdart

    , Sven Groot wrote

    And there we have the reason why so few Softies still post on this forum: because people assume that everything they say is an official Microsoft response.

    And it's annoying. Official responses would come in terms of press releases, statements from gms, and so on. Not on forum, not from someone who's not director level or above. *sigh*

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    CaRDiaK

    *sigh* indeed. In 2004 this was the backdoor to MS to hear from the devs the news and opinions on exciting stuff.. long has that gone. I had a valid point to start a conversation or ask a question which is what this place was originally intended for, the behind the scenes stuff that were cool for geeks.

    I already know that anything you said Barry, is your opinion. Just as every other post I read on every other forum or social site. But you are in a special position which you worked hard for.. like others. Which I now find harder due to changes I understand nothing, but am curious about. It's curiosity that drove many of us here.  

    You were hardly constructive towards my topic, but I am sorry I have annoyed you. In my defence, I think more has been assumed of me here more than anything else.. but if I had achieved what you have, after all that hard work, I would have been more of an ambassador at least. There are things that all of us would like to know more about, there is no shame in asking.

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    blowdart

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    You were hardly constructive towards my topic, but I am sorry I have annoyed you. In my defence, I think more has been assumed of me here more than anything else.. but if I had achieved what you have, after all that hard work, I would have been more of an ambassador at least. There are things that all of us would like to know more about, there is no shame in asking.

    OK true, and apologies.

    However I'm not on the IE team, and frankly I like to have fun when posting here. You won't hear me say anything on behalf of MS because the stuff I do isn't public facing at all. If I had to have a serious face when posting here I don't think I'd post ever. I'd like to think I can be human, regardless of my employer.

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    evildictait​or

    , Sven Groot wrote

    This is not conjecture on my part. Several MS employees have told me that, including littleguru.

    And the tragedy is that it wasn't just "some MS employees". At some point or other we've had Bill Hill, Raymond Chen, Mark Russinovich to name but a few, never mind the guest appearances by ScottGu and Bill Gates himself (although admittedly not in the Coffeehouse).

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , NitzWalsh wrote

    *snip*

    Indeed, and it's ridiculous.  Basically IE10 on Win7 looks a lot better. 

    Any other browser of courses uses DirectWrite with sub-pixel positioning on Win8, so basically IE10 on Win8 gives you the weakest font rendering - not exactly helping to spur adoption.  Just bizarre.

    Simple - they are doing everything to make the desktop look like *, to force a migration from it (to Toytro). That's why Aero is gone also, not to mention the usuability issues that are caused by the loss of start menu and the bizarre default image/video viewers in Win8. 

    Any other possible answer for all this? Sure, ONE element in this puzzle would mean not much, but all the pieces combined give a very clear picture. There are just too many of those to be a mere accident.

    The big problem with this though is that Windows 8's adoption isn't stellar, Win7 (even Vista) gives the better desktop experience, thus the upgrade pace is slow. They want to do a successful "new coke" thing, yet they forgot that most customers have an "old coke" stock that lasts until 2020 and many of them don't like the new coke taste very much.

    , NitzWalsh wrote

    not exactly helping to spur adoption.  Just bizarre.

    Yeah, it's as if Mercedes would want to ditch all their models in favour of the Smart, and thus would start to cripple all their other models by turning them all into two-seaters and limiting them to 50 kilometres per hour, together with an ugly paint job. Problem is, most people have cars already! Enforcing stuff by making your current products bad is bizarre.

    This is a very obvious cynical strategy to force New Coketro, but also a very clumsy one.

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    Lizard​Rumsfeld

    , daSmirnov wrote

    It took me several months to get used to it...  Really bad in some fonts.

    Single biggest flaw in Windows 8.  If I could buy monitors at 4K resolution, I'd let them off a bit.  But with desktop monitors hanging around 90DPI still, we need ClearType.

    Problem is, even if there were cheap high-DPI monitors available today, the experience of using them on Windows would be sub-par as MS has made zero improvements to DPI scaling for desktop apps in Win8. 

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    Bas

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    *sigh* indeed. In 2004 this was the backdoor to MS to hear from the devs the news and opinions on exciting stuff.. long has that gone.

     

    And now you've made it a little bit worse. Congratulations!

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    CaRDiaK

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

     

    And now you've made it a little bit worse. Congratulations!

    HOW exactly? Because it was assumed I took Barry's post as gospel? And you started building on those assumptions? Come on man I don't need spoon feeding *as is, no warranties, my opinion etc * I get you're little "click" and my days some of you were quick to jump on the band wagon completely off my point in defense to an "ambassador" who I somehow managed to annoy by him sitting on the side and poking with a stick at my disability? Pffft. Keep it.

    You should try reading the four agreements at some point!

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    Bas

    , CaRDiaK wrote

    HOW exactly?

    By literally calling that post a "Microsoft response." That's no assumption. That's right there in your post.

     I get you're little "click" and my days some of you were quick to jump on the band wagon completely off my point in defense to an "ambassador" who I somehow managed to annoy by him sitting on the side and poking with a stick at my disability? Pffft. Keep it.

    I have no idea what any of this means.

    You should try reading the four agreements at some point!


    I'm not saying IE10 your complaint is wrong. I'm saying you're doing the very thing that brought this community into the state you later complained about.

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    Craig_​Matthews

    It seems to me that if people don't want their comments to be taken as statements of Microsoft employees, they shouldn't be posting on a Microsoft hosted forum with a big giant Microsoft logo in their signature, singling out their post from the others. Are people honestly surprised that when they post with a big giant MS logo on their post that people think it's a statement by someone speaking as an MS employee?

    In every business I've worked in, you don't put your company logo at the end of what you're saying unless you're saying it as an employee of that company.

     Maybe you guys should look into this if you want to stop future confusion.

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    elmer

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    Are people honestly surprised that when they post with a big giant MS logo on their post that people think it's a statement by someone speaking as an MS employee?

    Digressing slightly... I got a chuckle from a few of the 'troll' tweets on the Pope's new twitter account.

    One poster asked this very question... whether or not the Pope's comments should be attributed to his employer.

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    Sven Groot

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    It seems to me that if people don't want their comments to be taken as statements of Microsoft employees, they shouldn't be posting on a Microsoft hosted forum with a big giant Microsoft logo in their signature, singling out their post from the others.

    That's not something they personally do, however. That's something Channel 9 adds to the post of anyone signed in on a Microsoft e-mail address. Perhaps that policy should change (or they should add a disclaimer or something).

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    blowdart

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    That's not something they personally do, however. That's something Channel 9 adds to the post of anyone signed in on a Microsoft e-mail address. Perhaps that policy should change (or they should add a disclaimer or something).

    Plus if it wasn't there, well you'd get cries of MS hiding who is an employee and pretending to be normal users. Not sure you can "win" with, or without.

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