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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RE: Worst Move!
by Lorin on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:09 UTC 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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RE[3]: Worst Move!
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 07:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Worst Move!"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Microsoft as a corporation wouldn't even exist without people to buy their software, people to buy hardware that runs their operating systems, and people to use their products. A corporation with no users or pissed off users would dissolve eventually if they didn't do something to make their customers and users happy. Hell, just look at Vista -> Win7 for the most recent example. Guess what would have happened if Microsoft didn't act fast and do something about their product and, therefore, their image?

That said, as far as I'm concerned the people of the GNOME project can go screw themselves while they're at it for all I care; they tried hard to kill off their traditional desktop for long enough that other people have stepped up and provided it since they wouldn't in the form of MATE and Cinnamon, and I have left as a result long ago. Now, they will have to compete with the rest; if their version of the desktop turns out to be the best, then maybe I'll consider it... as it is though, MATE or Cinnamon it is. Plus... the GNOME project has a lot to do if they want to regain their trust.

But I'm currently running KDE and will more likely switch to Xfce or Openbox before a GNOME (2 or 3) based desktop...

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