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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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Something I just thought about
by earksiinni on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 19:03 UTC
earksiinni
Member since:
2009-03-27

Will the new direction of Windows eventually push unsatisfied hardcore users who are attached to the desktop paradigm toward OS X? Apple has traditionally poached less savvy users, but now their OS seems conservative even with Lion/Mountain Lion and the trend toward iOSification.

Have any Windows users here thought about moving to OS X?

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I've considered MacOS 9. ;)

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Why would it? MS has no intention of completely killing off the desktop.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Will the new direction of Windows eventually push unsatisfied hardcore users who are attached to the desktop paradigm toward OS X?

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Have any Windows users here thought about moving to OS X?


We considered it back when Vista was released. Unfortunately, all the Apple laptops at the time were way more expensive than non-Apple laptops. My wife really liked the original iBooks (the brightly coloured ones), but we couldn't affor $1000+ CDN for one.

We managed to hold off on upgrading/replacing her aging (and free) P4-based laptop until almost a year after Win7 came out, and upgraded to a $400 CDN AMD Vision-based laptop.

If there had been a MacOS X-based laptop available for under $500, we'd have jumped ship in a heartbeat!

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Will the new direction of Windows eventually push unsatisfied hardcore users who are attached to the desktop paradigm toward OS X? Apple has traditionally poached less savvy users, but now their OS seems conservative even with Lion/Mountain Lion and the trend toward iOSification.

Have any Windows users here thought about moving to OS X?


I can't say I have considered that. The times I've used OSX I didn't like it and I don't see that changing. Sure, I could likely get around and do most of the stuff I do already, but I see no reason to. Also, I'm a gamer and most of my games do not work under OSX, so that's already enough of a reason not to go there in and of itself.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I used it for 4 years (2004-2008) until my iBook died, I used Jaguar through to Leopard.

For me everything was a bit off.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Have any Windows users here thought about moving to OS X?


I toy with the idea every now and then, but in the end I always end up getting a new PC with dual boot Linux Distribution/Windows.

For technical users like myself, Apple's hardware is just overpriced, taking in account what I can get in terms of CPU and GPU power in PC land. This is what matters to my types of coding.

OpenGL support is a joke with the amount of Apple extensions it has and how long Apple keeps on delaying new versions without announcing their OpenGL roadmap support.

The Mac systems at work are already good enough to hack around when needed.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

I thought about it, but with my investment in Windows software and lock-in into the business ecosystem around certain Windows software (though the latter is becoming increasingly weaker) it isn't likely to happen anytime soon.

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

MacBook Pro's run Windows 7 with aplomb.

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