Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2012 21:54 UTC
Windows A long - very long - blog post justifying all the ideas and choices behind Windows 8. We've all been here before, but it's nice to have it all summed up once again for easy reference in case we hit another yes/no debate on Windows 8 and keyboard and mouse. Anywho, the most interesting bit is that Microsoft has updated the theme of the traditional desktop, flattening it to achieve a very nice look.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 18th May 2012 22:45 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

it is good that microsoft does these big blog posts. but it has been hard to interpret them as anything other than well rehearsed marketing. I want to read it like a "blog post" but it feels like I am drinking a sweetened beverage (I spit it out)

anyone think this blog post convinces anyone who isnt already in the cult? ....

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by MollyC on Fri 18th May 2012 23:51 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Most of Steve Sinofsky's blog entries have a great deal of PR in them, because he's a VP; PR is a major reason for the "Buiding Windows 8" blog, whether the entries are written by Sinofky, Jensen Harris, Thom's crush Julie Larson-Green, or somebody else. (Though at times the entries in that blog are more like the normal MSDN blogs written by programmers, that are less about PR and more about technical stuff.)

As for "it won't convince anyone not already in the cult", I don't know. But I'll agree that it won't convince anyone that's in the "Windows 8 sucks" cult, that's for sure. Then again, there are those that think President Obama is an America-hating, Kenyan-born, Muslim Marxist, and no matter what you say, you simply cannot convince them otherwise.

Maybe the blog entry is indeed PR, but that's because the "Windows 8 sucks" cult would have folks believe that the decisions made in creating Windows 8 were made with absolutely no good reasoning whatsoever. What's wrong with Microsoft putting forth their reasoning for their decisions and countering the constant FUD spewed by the "Windows 8 sucks" cult?

Edited 2012-05-19 00:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by l3v1 on Sat 19th May 2012 08:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-06

Maybe the blog entry is indeed PR, but that's because the "Windows 8 sucks" cult would have folks believe that the decisions made in creating Windows 8 were made with absolutely no good reasoning whatsoever.


I think one ignorance doesn't top another ignorance, overall, ignorance is just some smelly crap you can't get rid of, and unfortunately other people can smell it too.

So, what I'm getting at is, it's somewhat weird to assume the people who dislike Win8's current state would make other believe that decisions in making this had no good reasons behind them, That, my friend, is crap. A boatload of it.

While I can't ignore, that a lot of people "hate" Win8 because they got used to hating Win and MS, but there's a simple reason for a lot of us not liking Win8: it is not good, that's why.

Now, for me to make Win8cp usable, I had to install Start8 (other solution also exist), and manually add an desktop app to the StartUp folder (yes, there is a windows/start menu/programs/startup folder) so that after login the "classic" desktop gets up. Now, that's no way to treat long term devs on your platform. Make your damn new, "super", under-test, it's-the-future, idiotic UIs optional and most of people wouldn't say a word. But no, hell no, suck it up. Brilliant.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by segedunum on Sat 19th May 2012 22:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe the blog entry is indeed PR, but that's because the "Windows 8 sucks" cult would have folks believe that the decisions made in creating Windows 8 were made with absolutely no good reasoning whatsoever.

Of course there were good reasons, the biggest one being to create more work to keep UI designers employed.

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