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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RE[3]: Except...
by Dano on Tue 21st Jan 2014 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Except..."
Dano
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The problem with Metro is not that it can't be learned...the problem is that it has a learning curve to new users and is not consistent with the desktop side. You are running a dual-headed creature of an OS. Yes Metro apps do suck and the Windows 8 release was botched. But if you forgo the Metro apps and just use the start screen as a launcher for desktop apps, finding shit on tiles that are setup in the order that I want them for apps that are secondary to the quick launch bar in the desktop seems faster to me than digging through the hierarchy of the Win 7 start menu. Also typing the first few letters of the app or object on the start screen is really convenient. I am actually not looking forward to Windows 8.2 because they are going back to a smaller start menu...i hope that this will be optional. Leaving metro alone, there is a lot to like on the win 8 desktop...just not sure why the charms bar even has to come up in the desktop because it doesn't do anything that is needed! All in all people don't like change, and Windows 9 will be like the transition from Vista to 7.

Edited 2014-01-21 12:56 UTC

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