Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Mon 19th Sep 2011 03:36 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

It's absurd the way some people are reacting to the _current_ and _non-final_ details of Windows 8. And that some people are crying that this or that is somehow being forcefully shoved down their throats....as if someone is standing over them with a gun making them install it. How can you post such ridiculousness without embarrassment?

Don't like Windows 8? Don't use it, you aren't forced to. Don't like Windows <fill in whichever flavor you wish>? Don't use it, you aren't forced to. Want to whine and moan about what I've said? Don't bother, I'm not interested in hearing it.

You may resume your childishness now.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Alfman on Mon 19th Sep 2011 04:41 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2011-01-28

"It's absurd the way some people are reacting to the _current_ and _non-final_ details of Windows 8."

Until the final windows 8 is out, we can (and should) criticize the preview. It would be pointless to withhold criticism until it's complete, by which time it's already in the market and we've lost the opportunity to fix it.

"And that some people are crying that this or that is somehow being forcefully shoved down their throats....as if someone is standing over them with a gun making them install it."

Unfortunately, microsoft does shove things down consumer's throats which we don't want. They use a number of monopoly tactics to eliminate reasonable choice. Most people are still content with XP, yet if their computers die, they are frequently forced to purchase a new OS which they neither needed nor wanted.

"How can you post such ridiculousness without embarrassment?"

Bit of an exaggeration isn't it?

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Mon 19th Sep 2011 06:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

"Until the final windows 8 is out, we can (and should) criticize the preview. It would be pointless to withhold criticism until it's complete, by which time it's already in the market and we've lost the opportunity to fix it."

Who exactly is "we" supposed to be here? This may come as a surprise but once Windows has reached the preview point, it's well along the way to being a market-ready product. I don't know why you think your criticism has anything to do with what the retail version will be. The only "opportunity" that exists for you is forming opinions about the preview, not making business decisions about the product. If you believe otherwise then you have to accept that Windows is exactly what people have asked for.

"Unfortunately, microsoft does shove things down consumer's throats which we don't want. They use a number of monopoly tactics to eliminate reasonable choice. Most people are still content with XP, yet if their computers die, they are frequently forced to purchase a new OS which they neither needed nor wanted."

I'm a consumer and Microsoft has never threatened me, shoved anything down my throat, or done anything beyond provide an OS option, among other software, should I choose to use it. I no longer use Windows XP, by my own choice, but if I did and my box died, I would simply reinstall it.

Microsoft hasn't and doesn't eliminate choice. For example, while I use Windows 7 for my desktops, I use Linux for my servers. Why don't I just use Linux for the desktops too? Because I think Linux is trash for desktops. The point is I, and everybody else, does in fact have choices available to them. Those who think Microsoft is some evil empire that forces their dictatorship on the poor helpless consumer is pure fantasy. It's simply not based in reality.

There's something else people seem to have forgotten. Microsoft does not answer to anybody but their shareholders and board of directors. They are a company that creates products & services made available for public consumption. NOBODY is forced to buy or use those products or services. I don't believe for one second you have ever been forced to buy and install Windows -- but if you have, you should file a police report immediately.

Microsoft makes some great software. It escapes me why that is so hard for some people to acknowledge. Further, I can't help but wonder why those few who think Microsoft is so "evil", and Windows such a pile of crap, invest so much time & energy into talking about it. I guess some people just need something to complain about or they're not happy.

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