Linked by snydeq on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:57 UTC
Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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Worst Move!
by mmrezaie on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 17:39 UTC
mmrezaie
Member since:
2006-05-09

Two days ago I installed W8 on my Thinkpad. I was kinda excited about the tiles.
I saw redundancy between control-panel, apps like IE, and eventually the interface (I have a pc and mouse not a tablet).
The next thing was finding apps to launch took a lot of work that was not necessary.
Lastly and intrestingly I see lots of bad rendering gadgets. IE is extremely not usable. Even Lenovo's support page is not rendered correctly.
Linux users hear me out: This thing is much worst that gnome3 and unity. Much Much Much Worst.
Its a shame, because at-least on interface Microsoft never screwed up this badly. Win Phone 8 that I saw was actually usable but this is not.

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RE: Worst Move!
by silviucc on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 17:44 in reply to "Worst Move!"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

Compared to Metro, Unity is a slice of heaven. Luckily, I can ,rather effortlessly, install and run any DE I like. LXDE in my case.

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RE: Worst Move!
by lucas_maximus on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 20:29 in reply to "Worst Move!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Two days ago I installed W8 on my Thinkpad. I was kinda excited about the tiles.
I saw redundancy between control-panel, apps like IE, and eventually the interface (I have a pc and mouse not a tablet).


What are you talking about?

The next thing was finding apps to launch took a lot of work that was not necessary.


Apparently typing the application name is difficult, the start page has the same functionality of that of the start menu in 7 ... it is just displayed differently.

Lastly and intrestingly I see lots of bad rendering gadgets. IE is extremely not usable. Even Lenovo's support page is not rendered correctly.


Lenovo's website probably isn't built properly if it can't render in IE 10 properly.

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RE: Worst Move!
by Lorin on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:09 in reply to "Worst Move!"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Gnome however has finally decided it was best to listen to its users and is going to return the classic elements we want back. Will Microsoft?

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RE[2]: Worst Move!
by Nelson on Tue 4th Dec 2012 05:20 in reply to "RE: Worst Move!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No. Because unlike Gnome, the overwhelming majority of Windows users aren't pedantic smart asses. Microsoft really serves no master, and isn't bound by the incessant nagging of the vocal minority.

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