Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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RE[2]: This guy is off his rocker
by bassbeast on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE: This guy is off his rocker"
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I'm sorry but I have to take issue with the popular misconception of Win 7 is just Vista with a few tweaks because i have run both and Vista was a bad joke, it would be like saying WinME and XP are the same OS because hey, they are both Windows right?

Oh Vista how I hated thee, let me count the ways: Networking: Shares would just disappear and it ONLY be gotten back with a hard reboot...really MSFT? Your new OS is more like Win95 than XP? Networking again: play music or video and watch the downloads slow to a crawl..again more like a single tasking OS than a modern one so i guess Vista and 8 have something in common there. File System: Why you thrash my hard drive you stupid thing? i turned off search, used every tweak on the net, have plenty of RAM yet you keep pimpslapping my hard drive, so much so in fact that Vista killed a new 400GB through nothing more than 24/7 HDD thrashing. OS Design: You seem to be losing your sanity, cancel or allow? Argh shut up shut up shut up! I launched that program not 4 minutes ago and told you to shut up so shut up already! Argh!

So I'm sorry but Vista, like Windows 8, is a joke and a bad one at that. Windows 7 didn't thrash, could keep network shares no matter how long the OS ran, didn't ask me cancel/allow every 4 seconds, didn't need to be rebooted all the time, and didn't suck down resources like a drunk at a free wine tasting. BTW if you don't think win 8 is a joke I urge you to watch this, this tech writer explains in detail the problems better than I ever could.

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