Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:15 UTC
Windows

HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP's website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft's touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.

Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault.

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by antonone on Tue 21st Jan 2014 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Except..."
antonone
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Well, should you be allowed to order Windows without explorer.exe? Or without Internet Exploder? Or maybe without Windows Update installed in, because you just don't like the way it works?

You can't order a TV without that horrible stand, or irritating blue stand-by light, because a TV is a whole atomic product. You MAY be able to choose another model without those disadvantages, but it's an entirely different model.

MS is selling an atomic product as well. Windows 8 is a product with Metro. You can't just cherry-pick features you like, because that's not what they're selling. If you don't like it, then stay with Windows 7.

I can't believe why on earth people think MS is bringing enlightenment and progress to the masses, all in good faith. Bringing improvements is their method of defeating their competitors so you can give them money, and nothing more. They're money-making company, since day 1. Can anyone blame them for this? I think not.

Why you're so against Metro? Because it hurts your current sense of aesthetics? But your current image of a perfect UI was crafted by the very same company years ago. So how to justify your acceptance of their past influence on your image of a good interface, compared to your rejection on them trying to alter this image by using today's Metro?

(sorry for bad english)

Edited 2014-01-21 08:36 UTC

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