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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8 ui = blech!
by benali72 on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:15 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

What a crappy interface. For laptops & desktops, a five-year old could design a better one

It's a tribute to MS' monopoly power that its users are left standing around arguing about this stuff. Unless you have to use it at work, why would you?

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RE: 8 ui = blech!
by tidux on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 19:39 in reply to "8 ui = blech!"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Most Windows users are completely unaware of the existence of alternate PC operating systems.

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RE[2]: 8 ui = blech!
by AnythingButVista on Wed 5th Dec 2012 14:02 in reply to "RE: 8 ui = blech!"
AnythingButVista Member since:
2008-08-27

Most Windows users are completely unaware of the existence of alternate PC operating systems.

Most Windows users would rather spend more time using their computers than hacking them.

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RE: 8 ui = blech!
by lucas_maximus on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 20:36 in reply to "8 ui = blech!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Actually most people in the office think it is pretty cool, and we work in an office of 100+ people and only 4 are developers.

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RE[2]: 8 ui = blech!
by kenji on Tue 4th Dec 2012 16:28 in reply to "RE: 8 ui = blech!"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

Of course cool does not equal usable and/or good. Remember that there are many people in the world who think that the Kardashians are 'cool'. Those who flock to 'cool' are the fanboys and the idiots of the world.

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