Linked by snydeq on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:57 UTC
Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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RE: Something I just thought about
by phoenix on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:40 UTC in reply to "Something I just thought about"
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Will the new direction of Windows eventually push unsatisfied hardcore users who are attached to the desktop paradigm toward OS X?

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Have any Windows users here thought about moving to OS X?


We considered it back when Vista was released. Unfortunately, all the Apple laptops at the time were way more expensive than non-Apple laptops. My wife really liked the original iBooks (the brightly coloured ones), but we couldn't affor $1000+ CDN for one.

We managed to hold off on upgrading/replacing her aging (and free) P4-based laptop until almost a year after Win7 came out, and upgraded to a $400 CDN AMD Vision-based laptop.

If there had been a MacOS X-based laptop available for under $500, we'd have jumped ship in a heartbeat!

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