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Why Windows 8 WILL and WONT FAIL.

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25th April 2012, 05:05 AM   |  #31  
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OK, so let's go item by item, shall we?

Let me give you an example of why it's a good thing, though. I have a friend who's a graphic designer, and has been for about 30 years. He's in his early 50's, and has used Macs for most of his career, but a Windows 7 PC since 2 years ago. A couple of weeks ago, his PC died, and I cobbled together a temporary replacement to hold him over until I can get his motherboard, which died, RMA'd. For the sake of curiosity, I asked if he'd want to try Windows 8 since this was a temporary PC anyway, and he said with a shrug, "why not?" So I configured the system (an old Pentium D 915, 2GB RAM, 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, vs his Core 2 Quad, 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD with 1TB HDD) and installed his programs, gave him a very brief (literally, 10 minutes) tour of Windows 8, and sent him home.

That just made my day. I do have to agree that newer versions of Windows seem to run really well on old machines, although I do prefer a real rig for my gaming
25th April 2012, 12:57 PM   |  #32  
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Here's why I think windows 8 will fail. Because its:

- Not designed for desktops
- Not enterprise friendly
- A new UI
- Desktop and metro
- Complex

Let me go on about each of my points...

When I say its not designed for desktops I mean it isn't. Let's be honest. Big fat buttons, items too far apart and massive objects. Most OEMs are obviously going to go for the more designed OS if they feel their hardware is not compatible.

It's also not enterprise friendly. You will never see windows 8 running on your work pc because when would you use these metro apps or this metro UI.... Ever?

And plus. It's a new UI - if you put somebody infront of that then they will probably be confused and say "wheres my desktop", look for the icon and never see the metro UI again until the user logs back on to windows, and then they will fly directly into the desktop.

But when you get to the desktop... It's easy right, your old Microsoft Word, click drag and yay if your on a desktop computer. And if your a touch user and your doing stuff you will probably be in the metro UI and then you want to change a word document and "...uh oh... Umm, how do I use this with a touch screen pc? Ahh.. this isn't good...." will happen becauae its not designed for touch input.

Complex... Why? If I sat somebody infront of a windows 8 pc and told them to shut down the computer they would do one of three things...

1. Hit the power button
2. Look around for the shutdown option on the start menu
3. Ask for help

A similar thing would happen if I were to ask them to change the background on the start menu.

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I think I agree with you here man. I more or less had similar thoughts.
Desktop will be a big problem. MS is pushing hard so that devs come and design apps. I am using a Hackintosh, OS X Lion and believe me, its a great experience. For Apple, it's the other way round. Devs knock on their door.

Anyways, this is what I have to say. I may be wrong.
25th April 2012, 12:58 PM   |  #33  
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It's light weight than windows 7, so in any circumstance you could use 7, 8 will be as good if not better.

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25th April 2012, 02:54 PM   |  #34  
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Does everything "new" in xda have this thread , I think the same people write them up for every device in XDA ,why will it fail or succeed! Its comical! Of course a minute after its released you'll have the crowd whining about "when is the update?"
26th April 2012, 04:10 AM   |  #35  
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Does everything "new" in xda have this thread , I think the same people write them up for every device in XDA ,why will it fail or succeed! Its comical! Of course a minute after its released you'll have the crowd whining about "when is the update?"

Sounds like someone has a Mac :P

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28th April 2012, 03:02 PM   |  #36  
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Windows 8 will fail because...

1. It's made for a tablet
2. It's ****
3. It's made for a phone
4. It's gay
5. It's made for a console
6. It's retarded
7. Isn't this kinda like Windows Media Center?
8. DURRRRRRRRRRR
28th April 2012, 09:12 PM   |  #37  
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Windows 8 will fail because...

1. It's made for a tablet
2. It's ****
3. It's made for a phone
4. It's gay
5. It's made for a console
6. It's retarded
7. Isn't this kinda like Windows Media Center?
8. DURRRRRRRRRRR

ok, ill bite

1, 3, 5 and the one you missed, Desktop
yes, Win 8 is made around them, to a degree, but they will all be the better for it.

2, 4, and 6 - Last time I checked it wasn't ****, its software and im pretty sure its not a physical thing, unlike the ****, lets say, that comes out of you.
Gay, well im pretty sure AI hasn't improved to the point it can be happy and for the other Gay meaning, I think you need to do ask your parents about the birds and the bees as I don't think binary 1s and 0s could be homosexual/
and as for being retarded, your kinda getting a bit offensive now, having a mental or learning disability is not a joking matter

7, Media centre??? what on earth do you mean, that's the only part of Win 8 that MS has openly said they haven't touched since 7 and that UI isn't that different from the previous versions of MCE, I think your a bit confused, which conveniently brings us to your number 8, after reading that I think your may be a bit caught up with your number 2s and perhaps (no offence intended)number 6, best go to the toilet or take a wee rest from the keyboard.
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29th April 2012, 05:14 AM   |  #38  
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Originally Posted by KillerBunnys122

Windows 8 will fail because...

1. It's made for a tablet
2. It's ****
3. It's made for a phone
4. It's gay
5. It's made for a console
6. It's retarded
7. Isn't this kinda like Windows Media Center?
8. DURRRRRRRRRRR

Another satisfied/braindead Apple customer
29th April 2012, 07:29 AM   |  #39  
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Another satisfied/braindead Apple customer

Sorry but no. Apple can take their expensively useless products and bury them with their founder.
29th April 2012, 01:47 PM   |  #40  
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Sorry but no. Apple can take their expensively useless products and bury them with their founder.

Too soon.

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