Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:41 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will have both the new Metro-style applications and user interface and the traditional Windows 7 desktop for legacy applications, which kind of runs like an application. Since legacy applications have to be recompiled to run on ARM anyway, it's always been a bit unclear if the ARM version of Windows 8 would include the legacy desktop at all - even Microsoft itself confirmed it wasn't sure yet. Microsoft bloggers Mary-Jo Foley and Paul Thurrot have fresh rumours that Microsoft has now made the decision to remove the legacy desktop from the ARM version.
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RE[2]: Born dead
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Born dead"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I'd say that's a positive connotation. "Hey Windows runs my favorite programs."


No. Never on earth have I heard that. What I do hear is :

F**king Windows! It crashed and corrupted my dissertation that I've been working on for 7 months!"


or

F**king Windows! It crashed while using my favorite program that was written years ago by developers just before they were committed to the insane asylum and considered buffer overflows to be a form of worship to their god Mountain Dew. Man microsoft sucks!"


or

F**king Windows 7! Back in the day windows 95 plus pack let me have cursors that looked like kittens! And I had a helpful Ape that helped me search the world wide web! Microsoft has simply lost its way!"


or

F**king Windows! All I want to do is to play this video game created by UberDRM, but I lost the activation code! Man Windows sucks"


Point is people still think their monitor is their computer (probably because sometimes it is, and now we have tablets and smart phones where the intelligence and display are in the same package, but I digress), and don't always understand where the OS starts and applications begin.

The easiest ( although not most ethical) way to get out of a tech support problem is to blame windows. People will nod their head in agreement and share one of their "F**king windows!" stories.

Now, don't get me wrong, I hate F**king windows, but microsoft gets a lot more blame for things it doesn't directly cause. And because of that, it doesn't have a good rep with consumers.

Edited 2011-12-03 15:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Born dead
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Dec 2011 12:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Born dead"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The thing is that people don't blame Windows ... they tend to blame the computer. Those who actually care about getting something a little better tend to look at Macs first if they can afford them ... if not they ask someone else to help them fix it.

Unfortunately most tech support guys who are in PC World, don't really know that much about fixing hardware or Windows. I know more than these guys and I rarely bother "fixing things", mainly because I don't need to.

Edited 2011-12-04 12:33 UTC

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RE[4]: Born dead
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 5th Dec 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Born dead"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, in my experience, people blame windows. Even if they've never used OSX, they're familiar with the wildly successful I'm a Mac, I'm a PC ads. Prior to those people were wildly disgusted with the idea of running a mac, now they sort of know that its kind of better but much more expensive.

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