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  • The fanboi problem

    @wastingtimewithforums: While I don't agree with the tone I do agree with your point. No matter how many times "No Compromise" is said it doesn't make W8 better on a desktop PC. IMO Microsoft is using the "thousand little cuts" strategy to move people over to WinRT/Metro; both developers and users. I'd prefer that they get people to move over because they made life better/easier in WinRT/Metro. Oh well...that ship has sailed...

  • One week on Windows 8

    Well...well...well... My IE crashing isn't such an isolated case after all. Driver at fault or no it'll still makes W8 look bad for Grandma.

    @Sven Groot:

    Great assessment Sven. I'd have to agree with most of what you wrote.

    On my tablet W8 really shines. The gestures, full screen everything, even the start menu makes sense. I still find the Microsoft provided apps frustrating at times (like the People app -- gives you bits of FB and twitter but no way to post anything.)

    While I like the touch improvements Office 2012 brings it's not quite enough when working with your fingers with device in hand. I find myself going back to the metro mail & calendar apps when the tablet's in my hands (and missing the richness of Outlook badly all the while.)

    That said, W8 held in your hands is an entirely different animal than "big phone OS" on a desktop PC. I stress "desktop PC' as opposed "PC with touch" as I'm still not sold that a desktop PC equipped with touch will make people more inclined to use touch as opposed to mouse & keyboard. When my tablet is docked I rarely use the touch screen as it's easier (abet more frustrating at times with the "no compromise" support for mouse & keyboard) to use the mouse & keyboard since moving the mouse a an inch or two is much easier that lifting my arm to the screen. It reminds me of the big push to use voice to drive the PC that never really took off -- too much effort and not enough payback.

    So I come to the same conclusion; W8 is ok but not worth recommending to W7 desktop PC users to upgrade. Now if you're in the market for a tablet or laptop (with touch, preferably a convertible) then W8 is certainly a an option worth looking into.

  • Microsoft has a new look!

    , JohnAskew wrote

    can't post a pic for some reason... hmph

    Pr0n filters are always getting in the way of a little fun here... Wink

  • Windows Store now open for quantity?

    Something surely is pounding the store on my end of the world right now. For me usually app downloads/installs take a few seconds. Right now they are taking minutes. I wonder if they're rolling out some new update to the store?

  • Microsoft has a new look!

    Long overdue. Well done Microsoft. Though for some it may appear to echo what product team is ruling the roost...

  • Is Microsoft in danger of doing something right?

    It's a great advert no doubt and has been playing here in the U.S. for awhile now. The only impact I've seen unfortunately is that the song played in the background is now playing on the radio. Kinda echos what EvilD is saying -- it's about things they can buy. I wonder if Google had any success in the adverts they ran awhile back for their services?

  • Windows 8 RTM is available now on MSDN and Technet, if you have a subscription

    @OrigamiCar: My tablet rotates just fine. I'd blame Microsoft if I were you. They gave you a defective tablet! OMG! Scared

    Sorry you and cbae both continue to miss my point. I tired of explaining it so I'm done here. Enjoy your glass half full.

  • Windows 8 RTM is available now on MSDN and Technet, if you have a subscription

    @wastingtimewithforums: Oh yeah I forgot about that! And the bit about having 450M W8 customers available to developers (assuming the W7 users upgrade) because a W7 capable machine was a W8 machine almost by default. LOL. That's about as much of a chuckle as "No Compromise".

  • Windows 8 RTM is available now on MSDN and Technet, if you have a subscription

    @cbae: Nope; I don't see a problem with that. You seem fixated on giving Microsoft the benefit of the doubt and make yourself feel better by narrowing the scope. You see a problem with that?

    And technically this tablet did ship with Windows 8. Smiley

  • Windows 8 RTM is available now on MSDN and Technet, if you have a subscription

    @cbae: Like I said it smells a lot like Vista... OEMs with all of their tested, certified drivers didn't produce Vista era PCs that were blue-screenless. I had both an brand new HP and Gateway PC -- both shipped with Vista -- during that timeframe that both required driver updates before they were stable under Vista. I remember thinking "How the h3ll could they ship PCs that were defective right OOB like this?". Being that it wasn't brand centric it was easy to blame Microsoft like so many did (right, wrong, or indifferent) as so many did back then.