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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cmost
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2006-07-16

The problem with Windows 8.x is that it's absolutely great for touch enabled devices. Unfortunately for Windows 8.x it's not so great for traditional desktops and laptops. I can't understand why the developers didn't simply have the OS detect whether touch was enabled and then offer the user a choice for Metro or a traditional Windows 7-like desktop complete with start menu. In desktop mode, Metro apps would simply be confined to a window instead of taking full screen which is confusing for users accustomed to the desktop paradigm. Such a simple, common sense approach would have prevented a lot of headaches and made the transition to Windows 8.x much less controversial for everyone.

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